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Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Milwaukee Rep stages Lindsay-Abaire’s masterful play with a solid cast

How do we deal with our past when it forms and shapes us for the life to come? And can we somehow “escape” from our experiences or just accept the inevitable circumstances of our surroundings
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Milwaukee Rep’s musical tribute to Milwaukee’s star

“I’m baaack!” intoned the ghost of Liberace with his trademark showy flash and never-ending smile as he took the stage at the Rep’s Stackner Cabaret last weekend in Liberace! The audience is already laughing. It’s Liberace! And who better to parody the king of all things bling than Liberace himself?
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

Mark Clements assembles first-rate cast for timely story

Time flies by—literally—in the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 61st season opening production of The Color Purple, based on the widely acclaimed novel by Alice Walker
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

‘Doyle & Debbie’ offers torch, twang and comedy

Take one has-been country music star, then shake and stir up with his new perky, chirpy singing partner (all of six weeks) and you have the side splittin’ comedic concoction called The Doyle & Debbie Show. This high-energy parody of “old school” country western music duos opened at The
Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Rep ain't misbehavin' with its latest cabaret show

 Head on over to the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Stackner Cabaret and you’ll find that the joint is really jumpin’ given the excellent production of Ain’t Mishbehavin’ currently shakin’ the rafters
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Midwest premiere of 'October, Before I was Born'

 “People come home when something like this happens,” says family matriarch Martha in the Midwest premiere of Wisconsin playwright Lori Matthews’ October, Before I was Born. Martha is speaking in light of a catastrophic explosion at the local factory where a number of people in
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

'Shooting Star,' Boulevard’s intimate romantic comedy

 In Steven Dietz’s intimate comedy Shooting Star, two former lovers cross paths years later in an airport. Stranded by a snowstorm, the still free-spirited Elena (Anita Domnitz) and the now suit-and-tie guy Reed (Jaime Jastrab) try to find their place in the world by reminiscing about the past
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014

Ionesco’s absurdist farce at Alchemist Theatre

 An old man and old woman live in lonely isolation on an island. They have invited “imaginary guests” to their ramshackle home and frantically put out more and more chairs as the “guests” arrive. They are “all” awaiting the arrival of the great Orator who will reveal the old man’s message, which will