William Shakespeare


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This production of 'Henry V' has no set time period, giving the play a jolt of youthful exuberance with modern-looking dress, hair styles and even a bag of Cheetos. Read more



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This week’s Art News features interviews with fiber artist Rosy Petri and members of the Concord Chamber Orchestra. Read more

Arts News


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The classic play, modernized to appeal to modern sensibilities about women and sexual assault, is this new company’s first show. Read more



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Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’ has been morphed into a comedy by Patrick Schmitz for a new production at the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater. Read more

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From The Bard’s works in Door County to lighter, contemporary fare, Wisconsin offers a great summer of live theater. Read more

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William Shakespeare’s The Tempest will blow into Tenth Street Theatre courtesy of Bard and Bourbon Theatre. Read more

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Highlighting this week’s arts’ scene, First Stage presents The Bard’s pastoral comedy As You Like It, and Cirque Mechanics brings A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels to the Wilson Center for the Arts. Read more

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CORIOLANA is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Coriolanus in which the title character isn’t just played by a woman but reconceived as a female character. Read more

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What the performance lacks with a minimalist set design, it is made up by the cast’s unrelenting energy. Read more


Dear Ruthie gives advice to a reader troubled by pressure to marry and shares her social calendar of fun events in and around Milwaukee. Read more

Dear Ruthie

This week, we preview Forty Carats by the Village Playhouse and The Flesh Trade by The Alchemist Theatre. Read more

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This week, we preview the summer theatre seasons of four different production companies: American Players Theatre, The Peninsula Players, Northern Sky Theatre and SummerStage of Delafield. Read more

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In Next Act Theatre’s latest offering, Bill Cain’s Equivocation, we find an engrossing examination of 400-year-old art and politics bearing striking resemblance to our own milieu. 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

A Midsummer Night’s Dream—The Musical gives proof to Dale Gutzman’s supposition that this is “Shakespeare’s most erotic play.” Read more


Bard & Bourbon’s four-show season starts with a toast to William Shakespeare’s 1602 comedy Twelfth Night; performances take place Aug. 31-Sept. 3 at the Tenth Street Theatre. Read more

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Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Theater RED present A Chorus Line; William Shakespeare’s immortal Romeo and Juliet comes to SummerStage in Delafield; and SueMo Dance Company explores what it means to self-identify in a performance at Danceworks... Read more

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The latest Shakespeare parody starring the aptly named Shakesparody Players turned one of literature’s greatest tragedies on its head to uproariously funny effect in their production of The Comedy of Othello...kinda sorta at Next Act Theatr... Read more


Brookfield’s Sharon Lynne Wilson Center will resound with the sounds of guitar strings in their annual Guitar Festival; Boozy Bard offers their own inimitable take on Shakespeare’s All’s Well That Ends Well; and Bad Example Productions pres... Read more

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Shakespearian family drama radiates from the tight studio theater stage of the Underground Collaborative as Voices Found Repertory presents The Life and Death of King John. Read more