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Friday, Feb. 29, 2008

Tonight @ the Broadway Theatre Center - 8:00 PM

The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre is celebrating the leap-year tonight with a pair of parties before and after tonight’s 8 p.m. performance of their lean-and-mean, 90-minute take on Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment. Ticket holders can go across the street to Cuvee for a 6 p.m. reception with Crime . . .
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008

Tonight @ the Sunset Playhouse - 7:30 PM

Three Jewish widows meet monthly to visit their husbands graves and enjoy each other’s friendship until an eligible butcher enters the picture and upsets their dynamic in the comedy The Cemetery Club, which the Sunset Playhouse stages tonight at 7:30 p.m. The play is filled with gentle laughs and ample . . .
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

Theater Reviews

Usually, when describing a small theater space people tend to use generally agreeable words like “cozy” or “intimate.” These words don’t really work for Boulevard Theatre’s latest production. In staging Casey Kurtti’s Catholic School Girls, director Mark Bucher’s tiny storefront space on South Kinnickinnic Avenue can best be described as comically unsettling. The space at the Boulevard is only a tiny bit smaller than the average grade-school classroom. A line of four students’ desks sits onstage facing the audience right next to a teacher’s desk underneath a crucifix. When all the title characters are present and a nun enters the room, the atmosphere is unmistakable, even for those of us who went to public school.
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 7:30 PM

The true story of a once forgotten blues record label from unassuming Grafton, Wis. is told in the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Grafton City Blues, which the theater stages tonight at 7:30 p.m. Set in a modern-day Bronzeville attic, the play begins with the discovery of relics from Paramount Records, a . . .
Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7:30 PM

Often billed as an explicit homage to PBS’ long-running kids series “Sesame Street,” the Tony Award-winning production Avenue Q, which opens tonight at the Marcus Center with a 7:30 performance, centers on a group of puppets as they manage life as twenty- and thirty-somethings. Vulgarity and adult . . .
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008

Today @ the Off-Broadway Theatre - 2:00 PM

These days, the Faith Healer is viewed as one of Brian Friel’s most revered creations, but when it debuted in 1979, it was an embarrassing flop that fizzled after just 20 performances. A Broadway revival with Ralph Fiennes in 2006 gave a significant boast to the play’s prestige. Through March 2 the Next Act Theatre is . . .
Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008

Tonight @ the Spiral Theatre - 7:30 PM

The Spiral Theatre continues it sixth show, Butterflies are Free, tonight with a 7:30 p.m. performance. Set in an apartment in New York’s East Village, this 1969 Leonard Gershe romantic comedy follows a young, blind musician (Ryan Dance) on the day he meets his 19-year-old divorced neighbor, an aspiring actress (Ruth Arnell).
Friday, Feb. 22, 2008

Tonight @ the Spiral Theatre - 7:30 PM

The Spiral Theatre debuts it sixth show, Butterflies are Free, tonight with a 7:30 p.m. performance. Set in an apartment in New York’s East Village, this 1969 Leonard Gershe romantic comedy tells the tale of a young, blind, aspiring musician (Ryan Dance) on the day he meets his 19-year-old divorced neighbor who is an aspiring . . .
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Broadway Theatre Center - 7:30 PM

The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues its pared-down production of Crime and Punishment tonight with a 7:30 p.m. performance at the Broadway Theatre Center. Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus have distilled Dostoyevsky’s lengthy masterpiece into a tight, 90-minute, three-actor play focusing mainly . . .
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7:30 PM

Milwaukee Ballet opens its production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream tonight at the Marcus Center with a 7:30 p.m. performance. Guest choreographer Bruce Wells has brought a fresh perspective to the familiar story, focusing largely on the mischievous Puck and star-crossed lovers Titania and Oberon, and adding . . .

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