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Five Guys Named Moe is Skylight Music Theatre’s jazzy homage to singer Louis Jordan. Read more

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In this week’s performing arts’ scene, First Stage goes into Locomotion, Five Guys Named Moe grace the Cabot Theatre’s stage and Red Priest gives quite a show in, appropriately enough, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

From family drama to human comedy, the new year starts off with some thought-provoking productions sure to keep the conversation going long after the stage lights have dimmed. Read more

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John Waters, known for his irreverent humor, considered Hairspray, set in 1962, to be “a comedy about integration,” but it goes beyond that. Hairspray champions the underdog, addresses racism and encourages self-acceptance. Read more

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Skylight Musical Theatre’s production of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman’s Hairspray is a timely presentation of a big and bold story of a teenager who fights for everyone’s rights’ and of her own triumphant transformation. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

There isn’t much in the way of LGBTQ theater this season, but Boulevard Theatre is producing Terrance McNally’s acclaimed masterpiece Mothers and Sons. Read more

My LGBTQ POV

Six UPAF “Cornerstone Groups” will receive about 86% of the dollars allocated. Read more

Daily Dose

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Composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz used the idea of a son growing up under the pressure of being the heir to the throne as the basis of a story about finding one’s own place in life. Read more

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The Milwaukee Rep presents Guards at the Taj; Skylight Music Theatre opens their season with Pippin; and Milwaukee Chamber Theatre stages Chapatti. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

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After raising the profile of the Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Jill Anna Ponasik was invited to join the staff of one of the city’s venerable performing arts groups, the Skylight Music Theatre. Read more

Fall Arts Guide

A feature interview with Shepherd Express Assistant Editor of Arts & Entertainment John Schneider on his 2018 Milwaukee Fringe Festival performance, Where or When: The Life and Songs of Lorenz Hart. Read more

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Critics have called Urinetown, The Musical at Skylight Music theatre “a laugh riot!” and “enormously entertaining!” with a “stunningly talented cast!” Read more

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There are many Easter eggs in Skylight Music Theatre’s production of Urinetown—some written into the book and score, and some added by this production’s creators/ Read more

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Skylight Music Theatre closes its season with Urinetown, a satire of both modern politics and the musical genre itself. Read more

A&E Feature

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A touch of steampunk, along with excellent voices, uplifts an entertaining Tales of Hoffman by Skylight Music Theatre and Milwaukee Opera Theater. Read more

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Coming up this week are Windfall Theatre and Milwaukee Entertainment Group’s Dancing With Hamlet, Acacia Theatre’s The Hiding Place, Skylight Music Theatre and Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s The Tales of Hoffman and Memories Dinner Theater’s Are You Sure? Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

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Thirty-two years after its Skylight premiere, Zombies From the Beyond returns to the famed Milwaukee theater, providing a loving pastiche of Cold War era movies, romantic era operettas and raise-the-roof Broadway musicals. Read more

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This week, Zombies from the Beyond arrive in Milwaukee courtesy of Skylight Music Theatre, William Shakespeare engages in some Equivocation at Next Act Theatre and more. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

This fall, Renaissance Theaterworks promoted its longtime director of development, Lisa Rasmussen, to the position of managing director. Read more

Off the Cuff

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Skylight Music Theatre has pulled out all the stops to produce one of its finest offerings yet, and lucky audiences can look forward to an evening of enchantment at Annie—through Dec. 27 at the Broadway Theatre Center’ Cabot Theatre. Read more

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Critics have called Urinetown, The Musical at Skylight Music theatre “a laugh riot!” and “enormously entertaining!” with a “stunningly talented cast!” Read more

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