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This week, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents Jeeves at Sea, Margaret Raether’s fourth adaptation of the classic P.G. Wodehouse Jeeves stories. Read more

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With a VIP pre-party, red-carpet reception, awards ceremony and after party event, Footlights recognizes artistic accomplishment in our area. 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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Bronzeville Arts Ensemble asks you to join Just a Conversation Over Chicken and Dumplings this week in Milwaukee’s performing arts’ scene. Read more

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Highlighting this week’s arts’ scene, Little Wars can be seen breaking out in the Brumder Mansion, and The Coronation of Poppea takes place in the Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall. Read more

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Highlighting this week’s performing arts’ scene, The Chinese Lady appears at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Torch and Glamour takes to Danceworks’ stage, and Florentine Opera’s studio artists sing “Con Amore.” Read more

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Third Avenue Playhouse presents Billy Bishop Goes to War, and SMPAC’s season kicks off with a presentation of The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi by John Pinero. 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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Ahead of his guitar workshop at UWM, influential guitarist Leo Kottke chats about his lifelong love of guitar. Read more

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At last summer’s Fringe Festival, Danceworks artists Gina Laurenzi and Christal Wagner treated a full house at the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theatre to a challenging, thoroughly engaging collection of original dance, music, spoken word and film. Read more



This week’s theatrical openings in Milwaukee are highlighted by Sunset Playhouse going Into the Woods and by UWM Peck School of the Arts offering us 12 Ophelias. Read more

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If you don’t think you like opera, you just might like the double bill of Dido and Aeneas and Venus and Adonis presented this weekend by the Florentine Opera Company at the Marcus Center. Read more

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For the third year and counting, the Marcus Center has teamed with its resident company, Black Arts MKE, to present Langston Hughes’ song play Black Nativity. Read more


Milwaukee Fringe Fest is looking for musicians, visualartists, theater performers and dancers to submit their work to be featured inthis year’s festival. Performers can request to perform indoors or outdoors andsubmissions will be accepted t.. Read more

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Milwaukee’s venerable Ko-Thi Dance Company will present a major concert, Vibrations: Rhythmic Motion, on Feb. 2 and 3 in the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall. Read more

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Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity returns to the Marcus Center for a second year in a row. The production features many new actors and new direction under Malkia Stampley. Performances run Dec. 1-11. Read more

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About 85% of the audience on the opening night of Disenchanted (at Vogel Hall) was female. Generally speaking, these women seemed as if they were enjoying this girls-night-out. Their frequent whistles and applause signaled that they identif... Read more


Playwright George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum debuted 30 years ago. The program of satirical sketches (which are “exhibits” in the museum) was ahead of its time in casting a critical eye towards prominent themes and identities of Afri.. Read more


Ruthie answers a question from a reader whose ladylove is still wearing her ex’s pinky ring—six months into the new relationship. Exciting events include: the UW-Milwaukee Lavender Graduation at the UWM Student Union, May 12; Dixie’s Tupper... Read more

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The Florentine Opera’s upcoming revue, “Vienna, City of My Dreams,” offers a nostalgic musical journey featuring a quartet of Florentine Studio Artists: Leroy Y. Davis, Thomas Leighton, Katherine Fili and Ariana Douglas; Feb. 12-14 at th... Read more

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