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Classical Music/Dance
Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

The Magic of Community

This year’s production of Milwaukee Ballet’s annual treasure, The Nutcracker, is a resplendent display of holiday feeling and community mindedness. One look at the audience testifies to the intergenerational nature of this show. Now in its 40th year, the Ballet’s Nutcracker appeals to regulars and newcomers alike. The
Theater
Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

UW-Milwaukee stages ‘Gint’

 Romulus Linney’s retelling of Henrik Ibsen’s classic Peer Gynt neatly drops the epic story of Self into the context of early-20th-century Appalachia. In UW-Milwaukee’s production of Gint, we are asked to consider no less than what it means to be a fully developed individual
Theater
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber’s ‘Things Being What They Are’

 Billed as a “bromantic comedy,” Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Things Being What They Are delivers lots of laughs along with insight into relationships, identity and male friendship in middle-class America. Written by a female playwright, Wendy MacLeod, this play is incisive in its treatment of male voices and
Theater
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

Martin’s Madcap Musings

 Soulstice Theatre founder Char Manny marks her final production with the company in Steve Martin’s 1993 work, Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Her direction is superb and one easily perceives the chemistry and sense of play between ensemble members who have collaborated frequently
Theater
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

An experimental troupe visits South Milwaukee PAC

 Testifying to its commitment to offering diverse and innovative programming, the South Milwaukee PAC hosted the experimental Chicago performance troupe, 500 Clown. Employing improvisation, circus arts and mind-blowing physicality, 500 Clown strives to “create a charged environment” that places the performers
Theater
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

'My Business is to Sing'

 Renaissance Theaterworks opens its 21st season with William Luce’s one-woman show The Belle of Amherst, a close psychological study of Emily Dickinson. Actress Jenny Wanasek takes us through many events from the poet’s life, beginning with her adolescence and progressing through her twilight years when she
Art
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Oliver Benson at Timothy Cobb Fine Arts

 Visit Timothy Cobb Fine Arts to take in modern artworks the proprietor compares to the Old Masters in quality, technique and nuance, and describes as “unlike anything seen in Milwaukee.” On display through Nov. 16, “Recovered Age, A Mystic Iconic: Paintings by Oliver Benson” is divided into two series of oil

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