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Tinker Bell comes to the Marcus Center to tell the story of Peter Pan, et al from her own unique perspective in a fun new musical. Read more

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First Stage’s production of Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn transforms the stage into the Mississippi River, the waterway Huck and Jim travel by raft in search of freedom. Read more

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First Stage presents Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical Jan. 11-Feb. 24 at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater. It’s highly recommended for young audiences given its tale of youthful empowerment. Read more

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The 20-minute-long dance premiers on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in Discovery World’s Todd Wehr Theater. Read more

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First Stage has produced The Best Christmas Pageant Ever nine times since 1990, as it is a popular story about compassion, empathy and love. This year, for the first time, the story has been adapted as a musical. Read more

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A family of arts patrons congregated Aug. 25-26 at the Marcus Center to enjoy a cornucopia of performances featured at Milwaukee’s Fringe Festival. Read more

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The Milwaukee Fringe Festival’s third year featured some truly intimate theatrical experiences. Read more

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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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In many ways, Milwaukee would seem blessed by its abundance of theaters and performance venues for both the fine and popular arts. But, is it an over-abundance? Read more

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The Shepherd Express’ Performing Arts Week highlights live theater, dance and music performances in and around the city of Milwaukee. This week, we look at productions of Judy Moody & Stink, Celebration and Haydn’s oratorio, The Creation, as ... Read more

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First Stage will present the world premiere of Finegan Kruckemeyer’s Antarctica, WI, a play that follows seven teenagers living in an unnamed but Milwaukee-like city, and attempts to capture the universal challenges of being young. Read more

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A toy rabbit goes on an adventure during the Great Depression in First Stage’s adaptation of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Read more

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First Stage takes audiences of all ages on a musically rich journey of epic adventure and redemption in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Jan. 12-Feb. 11. Read more

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First Stage’s A Charlie Brown Christmas has everything you could want in a kid-themed special: The whole Peanuts gang is here—Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, Sally and, of course, Snoopy. It runs through Dec. 31 at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater. Read more

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“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we love you!” sing a pair of children to their favorite car, and that’s likely to be the audience’s impression. Read more

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In this week's spotlight at First Stage’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Notes from the Field: Community Perspectives at Miller High Life Theatre with actress, playwright and professor Anna Deavere Smith; and more. Read more

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First Stage’s Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook! Is a 90-minute show that is a fun and helpful glimpse into some of the situations real kids will find themselves in as they mature, whether Junie, herself is around or not. Read more

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Kindergarten is a strange and bewildering time of life filled with inexpressible drama and intense joy. First Stage brings the reality of kindergarten to the stage with strikingly jubilant clarity in Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook. Based on the chi.. Read more

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THEATER ‘Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook!’ Playwright Allison Gregory adapted Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook! from a popular book series by Barbara Park. Gregory recently reflected on her work,Performing Arts Weekly Read more

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The Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s An Evening With Groucho is a heartfelt tribute to one of the 20th century’s greatest comedians. Read more

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