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This week, the Racine Symphony Orchestra presents the first Masterworks Concert of its season, and vocal ensemble Aperi Animam gives a free concert in Downtown Milwaukee. Read more

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The 2019 Br!NK New Play Festival showcases staged readings of two full-length plays and six shorter scripts. Read more

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‘Boswell,’ written by Milwaukee playwright Marie Kohler, will be performed at UW-Parkside ahead of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Read more

Off the Cuff

Midnight and Moll Flanders deftly and poignantly explores the influence of gender, class, free will and circumstance in an era as fiercely entrepreneurial as ours. UW-Parkside’s production highlights this week’s performing arts offerings. Read more

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Suppose you develop an appetite for arts and an urge to step out this fall—where do you go? Though Racine and Kenosha tend to get written off as stops en route to Chicago, a look at their fall arts season forces a reassessment of their stat... Read more

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The Studio of Classical Dance Arts presents its 10th annual performance of The Story of the Nutcracker Dec. 12-13. Read more


Orson Welles was born 100 years ago this month in Kenosha. To celebrate his centennial, the Citizen Welles Society of Kenosha is sponsoring a month of events honoring the legendary filmmaker and radio pioneer. Read more

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It started-out as a 4,100-word short story that no publisher was interested in. Unable to find a publisher, author Philip Van Doren Stern cranked out 200 copies for friends as Christmas presents in December of 1943. There was a Hollywood producer .. Read more


College Possible, founded in 2000 by low-income and first-generation college student Jim McCorkell, is a nonprofit dedicated to helping low-income students earn college Read more


Milwaukee Opera Theatre (MOT) kicks off its season with four intimate performances of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. MOT’s production brings opera to a broader audience, as it moves throughout southeastern... Read more

Classical Music

Free Counseling: Got a problem? Perhaps it can easily be resolved at Hamburger Mary's monthly Shrink-N-Drink. Clinical psychologist Julie Helmrich, Ph.D., who is astute, serious and realistic, as well as clever and funny, fielded handwritte... Read more

Happening Now

William Inge's classic Bus Stop is a fun ensemble piece. It's light enough that one doesn't have to over-think it, but also deep enough to offer complexity for those interested in a bit more. The challenge for any production is to juggle th Read more


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues its commitment to working with area university theater programs as it opens William Inge's Bus Stop in collaboration with UW-Parkside. Bus Stop is a mid-'50s comedy perhaps best known... Read more


Strange and compelling stories have sprung from the basic setup of two actors and a park bench on a stage. Richard Lyons Conlon takes this premise in an interesting direction in the drama One Time. In a world premiere developed in part... Read more


People who should know better referred to it as being, ‘like a nifty episode of The Twilight Zone.’ (That was Variety magazine.) “Niftiness” aside, Jennifer Haley’s Neighborhood 3L Requisition of Doom has a very definite appeal. The premise is k.. Read more


UW-Parkside is tackling its upcoming Hamlet in four pieces. Four characters play the tragic hero in a production that looks inspired by a Steampunk aesthetic. Two men and two women tackle the role—all at the same time. Playing the role of the ti.. Read more


The Polar Express: The IMAX Experience will delight kids and adults this holiday season. The Polar Express ,Holiday Guide 2010 Read more

Happening Now

With only one show opening-up in Milwaukee this weekend, there’s quite a lot opening up in the area next week . . . UWM, First Stage and Milwaukee Chamber all have shows opening next weekend. There’s also a comedy at the Sunset Playhouse in Elm .. Read more


One of the sexually transmitted infections that I get asked most about is Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Thanks to relentless advertising for Merck's Gardasil vaccine, many people are aware that some strains of HPV are linked to cervical cance... Read more