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The Schauer Arts and Activities Center hosts shows on three consecutive days—Friday, Saturday and Sunday, while the Studio of Classical Dance Arts presents The Story of the Nutcracker and Next Act Theatre brings ’Twas the Month Before Christmas back. more

Performing Arts Weekly

It’s strange what you find acceptable and inscrutable as a kid. I remember thinking the Berenstain Bears were acceptable as a kid until I found out that they were Christian. A family of anthropomorphized grizzly bears acting like humans? Tha.. more

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As Carthage College’s Wisconsin/Afghanistan makes its way through various venues around Kenosha, a traveling theatre group will find its way to Hartford this month. Chicago’s Griffin Theatre Company presents Letters Home: Voices from the Fr.. more

Theater

There’s a lot of praise for Frank Ferrante’s portrayal of Groucho Marx. It’s decorates his website. The are quotes from Marx’s kids are pretty impressive, but the biggest praise has to be from Morrie Ryskind. Ryskind co-wrote the Marx Brother.. more

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In junior high school I remember taking a literature course that asked the class to, among other things, compare and contrast Charlotte’s Web and A Day No Pigs Would Die . Years later, the two are more or less fused in my mind. It always amazes me.. more

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Greta Grosch’s final installment of the Church Basement Ladies series, runs at Schauer Arts and Activities Center March 27-28. The Carroll Players present Sarah Ruhl’s Dead Man’s Cell Phone, March 27-28. Uprooted Theatre’s one-night-only pr... more

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The Hartford Players brings the popular contemporary musical Forever Plaid to the Schauer Arts & Activities Center in January. The production has Jim Gottfried, Ben Funk, Tim Dondlinger and Matthew Beier starring as the fictitious 1950s vocal quar.. more

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Itmust be very strange touring as someone else. There’s a guy who does Twain. Hetravels around the country performing as Mark Twain. That must be a weird life.There are people traveling around to places they’ve probably never beenpretending .. more

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I was introduced to stepping as a street dance form relished by the teens participating in my theater program at the Boys & Girls Clubs. Often done by teams in tight unison, the insanely rhythmic, fast-paced whole-body more

Dance

Large cities naturally serve as a destination for the arts. Theaters, galleries, music and art classes can be found easily in Milwaukee or Chicago. But don’t count out smaller towns, like Hartford, Wis. Hartford, 40 minutes more

A&E Feature

 Dickens is so often remembered in December. The man wrote so much more than A Christmas Carol, though . . . and as the weather heats up to the other side of the year, it's a pretty good time to remember some of the themes Dickens covered…and si.. more

Theater

  Christmas shows so often open in November . . . things seem to have been a bit truncated this year. One of the many Christmas shows passing through the area this December hist the stage of the Schauer Center on Friday December 2nd.The irrepr.. more

Theater

 A box of 20 rounds of 165 grain deer hunting bullets can cost somewhere around $20 online. I don’t hunt so I don’t know if that’s a standard price, but it doesn’t seem like a terribly economy-friendly hobby to me. Of course, there are people wh.. more

Theater

Everybody knows that for some deer hunters, bagging the big buck is less important than escaping for a weekend of beer and male camaraderie in the cabin. In the musical comedy Deer... more

Fall Arts Guide

As an opportunity for kids to get onstage, the touring Missoula Children'™s Theatre looks like a fun, little program. The company pulls into town, hosts auditions for kids to be a part of the show. Kids are chosen and added to the cast The show.. more

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 and  =  That Alan Safier actually bears some resemblance to a young George Burns makes sense. The actor’s on tour playing the late comedian in Say Goodnight, Gracie—a tribute to Burns. The play has Burns in limbo between this world and the nex.. more

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Actually, it’s not a “tale as old as time.” Like most fairy tales, Beauty and the Beast is likely only a few hundred years old. And as the earliest recorded versions of the story feature middle-class characters, it may be one of the youngest fair.. more

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Honestly, if you give a cat a cupcake, it’ll probably be pretty disinterested in it unless there’s catfood or catnip sprinkled on it . . . perhaps wet food could serve a frosting or it could be made to move around very, very fast . . . In spite .. more

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  The final installment of the ridiculously expensive film adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ Narnia series will be in multiplexes around the globe shortly. The visuals are impressive. Some of the acting is quite good. There is a very personal edge of t.. more

Theater

Amid the haze of garage-rock revivalism in the early 2000s, disco-inflected pop-rockers Scissor Sisters rose to prominence with their self-titled debut in 2004, which found particular success in Australia, Canada and parts of Europe more

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