Sara Zientek


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Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Christmas in Babylon gives a lesson in familial love when a blue-collar family clashes with the father’s ex-fiancée of 25 years, now a wealthy self-help guru. Read more



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The intimate stage of the Next Act Theatre plays host to ’Twas the Month Before Christmas—a light-and-breezy comedy in which Joe and Mary give birth to a kid named Jesus. Read more


Kenneth Lonergan’s tale of human convolutions of honesty and duty resonate through Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s staging of Lobby Hero. Read more


The Taming by heavily produced modern playwright Lauren Gunderson runs at Next Act Theatre, Sept. 29-Oct. 23. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Milwaukee premiere of the Greg Pierce drama Slowgirl gives intricate intimacy plenty of room to breathe in the cozy space of the Broadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre. Read more


Playwright Greg Pierce’s Slowgirl makes its Milwaukee premiere at the Chamber Theater, Feb. 24-March 20. Read more


In Milwaukee theatrical comedy, Doug Jarecki is a name like Patrick Schmitz or Matt Kemple. His name, when associated with just about any comedy, can pretty much guarantee a good show regardless of what it is. He’s a very reliably funny gu.. Read more


Splinter Group Theatre stages a dark romantic drama of psychosis and vulnerability with an intimate production of Tracy Letts’ Bug. Read more



Splinter Group Theatre stages an endearingly uncomfortable love story this month. Tracy Letts’ Bug finds Niffer Clarke in the role of Agnes: a woman living in a run-down motel room outside of Okla,Theater Read more



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Perceptive, young playwright Neil Haven tackles a difficult emotional subject—grief—in his newest play, Come Back. It runs at In Tandem Theatre through March 22. Read more


the world premiere of Neil’s Dirty Shorts, six sketches featuring the same crack cast of actors and covering everything from cannibalism to time travel. Read more


This holiday season, Umbrella Group presents Who Killed Santa?—an hilarious whodunit with arm-and-rod puppets, now in its sixth reprisal. Read more


Once again this year Downtown Milwaukee will be adorned with 360 wreaths, 17 Moravian stars and over 500,000 lights for its annual holiday display. Pere Marquette Park has been transformed into a Snow Ball featuring Frosty and other Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Ah, Italian wine. Love it. Love it. Love it. As the foodie that I am, I’m hard pressed to come up with wine that goes better with a meal than Italian wines. After all, one of the few things that Italians do better than making wine is cookin... Read more