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Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009

Theater Review

How to find the perfect mate? Figure out that process and peace and harmony will reign worldwide. In the meantime, there's I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, a series of musical vignettes that poke fun at the laws of attraction and the elaborate rituals of dating and mating. Thanks to a well-directed and well-acted production at Sunset Playhouse, audiences will have plenty of time to truly see themselves-and make some...
Concert Reviews
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009

Jan. 12, 2009

For a cold snowy night in January, the Bradley Center was lit up and the stage ablaze, literally, as veteran thrash metalists Metallica unleashed their combustible power chords and speed-freak tempos on a revved-up, fist-pumping crowd that roared for...
Theater
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009

Theater Review

When it comes to putting the TV show "Happy Days" on the stage in Broadway Across America's Happy Days-A New Musical, all thumbs up go to the Fonz. Or to be specific, the very talented performer Joey Sorge. He sounds like the Fonz. He's cool like the Fonz. And he goes one better than the Fonz: This guy can sing and dance yet still strut and swagger with the best of the black leather jacket crowd...
Theater
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008

Theater Review

Toward the end of The Happy Elf, Santa tells an unhappy elf boss, "A lot of magic can happen in 60 minutes." Make that 90 minutes-but audiences young and old will enjoy the magic of the holidays in this world premiere staged by First Stage Children's Theater. The Happy Elf is based on the 2005 animated TV special, which grew out of a Harry Connick Jr. song. Connick wrote six new songs for the stage version and Andrew Fishman wrote the musical book from his own adaptation...
Theater
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008

Theater Review

Who has the right to determine who lives or who dies? Who is the "better person" to receive an organ donation? And how can one person make that life or death judgment for another? These are just some of the questions posed, dissected and agonized over in Mark St. Germain's play The God Committee, which opened Acacia Theatre Company's new season last weekend. When a donated heart becomes available for waiting patients at St. Patrick's Hospital, a committee composed of doctors, surgeons...
Eat & Drink
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2008

Online Exclusive

When Chef Jason Gorman participates for the first time at the 8th Annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience, in nearby Kohler, Wis., the Milwaukee-based chef will be showcasing his "New Wisconsin Cuisine." At 38, Gorman is the Executive Chef for Potawatomi Bingo Casino's upscale Dream Dance but his ingredients are as local as well, Sprecher Root Beer.
Concert Reviews
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008

Oct. 4, 2008

   When Lindsey Buckingham took the stage at the Pabst Theater on Saturday night, the capacity crowd was primed to hear their favorite songs from his days with Fleetwood Mac. After all, this was the guitar whiz who, along with then-girlfrie...
Theater
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008

Theater Review

   "Politics makes strange bedfellows," says a reporter-turned-political-adviser in State of the Union, a play about the 1948 presidential election that opened The Rep's new season last weekend. Timing is everything, of course, and this production remains highly relevant in 2008. With the presidential election looming, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play by the team of Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse...
Theater
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2008

Theater Review

Ah, love. It has it ups and downs, twists and turns. And in the arc of romance, the despair of heartbreak can unexpectedly bring about the promise of new love. Isn't It Romantic follows the journey of a modern relationship centered on the timeless music of composers George and Ira Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart and Jerome Kern. Playwright/Director David Hunter Koch has created the songbook as a musical revue, which opened last weekend at the Rep's Stackner Cabaret. Singer/performer . . .

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