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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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The scaled-down version of Oklahoma! Skylight offers includes a highly talented, multi-racial cast of 12, a small, on-stage band and superbly evocative set design and costumes. Read more

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Jill Anna Ponasik, director of Skylight Music Theatre’s upcoming production of Oklahoma!, promises a more authentic look at the time and place. Read more

A&E Feature

Two Broadway musicals, The Rep’s ‘West Side Story’ and Skylight’s ‘Oklahoma!’ Read more

My LGBTQ POV

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Broadway Theatre Center hosts a conversation between Kate Baldwin and Skylight Music Theatre’s Michael Unger. Read more

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Skylight Music Theatre prepares for its 60th season by announcing new leadership. Read more

Arts News

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Artistic director Ray Jivoff retires on a high note with the Cole Porter musical. Read more

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Miscast is a musical revue in which Waukesha Civic Theatre performers sing songs for characters they would never have the chance to play in real life due to their sex, ethnicity or age. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

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Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Danceworks Performance Company and Chant Claire Chamber Choir present Carmina Burana as a visual and aural spectacle full of boisterous energy. Read more

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Highlighting this week’s arts’ scene, First Stage’s production of Big River flows into the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater; and Ronn McFarlane and Paul O’Dette “lute” the Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

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Skylight’s Michael “Ding” Lorenz offers a light-hearted performance with percussions in Things that Go Ding! Read more

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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

Happening Now

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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

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