Skylight Opera

The Skylight Opera Theatre's elaborately staged, exhilarating production of The Music Man is a joyous, nostalgic reminder of the kind of show that used to define the Broadway musical stage. But time can take its toll even with the most fond... more

Nov 22, 2011 12:00 AM Theater

Elmer Rice's 1923 play The Adding Machine would appear to be ahead of its time. The story of a man named Zero working in an office for a large, faceless corporation certainly sounds more contemporary than one might expect for a story that p... more

May 18, 2011 12:00 AM Theater

Jonathan Larson’s Rent may be the 1990s’ biggest contribution to musical theater, but it remains an odd mixture. It’s Puccini’s La Boheme by way of raw, grunge-inspired rock transmitted into a highly polished musical-theater vehicl more

May 12, 2010 12:00 AM Theater

  My wife and I arrived at the Broadway Theatre Center for the Skylight Opera’s season-opening open house. After a quick stroll through the scene shop and the stage area, we were on to the basement. The BasementThe area beneath the Broadway.. more

Sep 3, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

Noel and the Plant My wife and I arrived at the Broadway Theatre Center and promptly spotted a woman named Noel standing next to a large potted plant. It was the Skylight Opera’s open house.  The Skylight has been around for 50 years. It opened.. more

Sep 2, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

The Skylight Opera Theatre announced yesterday that Off The Wall Theatre’s Dale Gutzman will be directing a late-season show with them. Written and directed by Gutzman, An Evening With Gilbert and Sullivan will run May 28th through June 20th of n.. more

Aug 21, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

The thought of a large group of people getting together in a major downtown theatre venue to sing along with Grease is a bit disturbing to me. I’m not even sure why. Prior to things getting complicated, tonight and tomorrow night, The Skylight .. more

Jul 31, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

I’d mentioned yesterday that the traveling show from Minneapolis that’s making it here next week courtesy of Bedlam Theatre.Next month, there’s more: Providence, Rhode Island group Trutheatertheater comes to town Tuesday, June 2nd for a 40 minute .. more

May 15, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

Manifesting in boxy multiplexes all over the country, modern cinema bears little resemblance to the  classy experience of going to a film in the movie palaces of the golden age of cinema. (At least, I assume it was--the first film I ever saw was E.. more

Apr 5, 2009 4:00 AM Theater

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Dec 2, 2008 12:00 AM News

Since 1991, David Seebach has hosted one of Milwaukee’s longest-running Halloween traditions, his moody “Illusions in the Night” show. In past years, the local magician has examined Jack t,Today in Milwaukee more

Oct 26, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

The appeal of modern, feminist-approved burlesque troupesaside, of course, from the breastsis that they simultaneously feed audiences' appetites for something lurid and risqué but also o,Today in Milwaukee more

Oct 25, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

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Oct 20, 2008 12:00 AM Classical Music

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Oct 11, 2008 12:00 AM News Features

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Sep 16, 2008 12:00 AM Classical Music 1 Comments

For as great of a band as they are, Steely Dan hasn’t inspired much in the way of tr Wicked ,Today in Milwaukee more

Aug 4, 2008 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee 2 Comments

  An important new voice has been added to the Skylightwith the recent appointment o La Traviata ,A&E Feature more

May 6, 2008 12:00 AM A&E Feature

Theludicrous production of La Traviata thatopened at Skylight La Traviata ,Classical Review more

Feb 6, 2008 12:00 AM Classical Music