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Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

A conversation with Managing Director Chad Bauman

 As the Milwaukee Repertory Theater celebrates
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013

The Rep scores with Michael Frayn’s comedy

 Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is a clever comic script that requires an unsettling degree of comic precision on the part of everyone involved. The Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s production solidly delivers the precision necessary for bringing the comedy to life. The ensemble is well balanced and finely tuned
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013

Best movie theater, art museum and more

 Located in the heart of its neighborhood on the South Side, the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is truly about furthering local culture. For more than 25 years, WPCA has focused on promoting local artists’ work, helping to educate young people and embracing multicultural visual and
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013

‘Forever Plaid’ mixes classic songs with comedy

 It’s the ’60s and a crooner boy band—The Plaids—are on their way to their first big show. However, fate has a strange way of intervening when a school bus full of
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

Representations of Kink in Popular Culture

 This month, I was given the opportunity to see a production of Venus in Fur at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and participate in a talkback after the performance with the actors and artistic director. The show runs until Nov. 3, and you should go see it because it’s very well done and thought provoking
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
 The Milwaukee Rep’s eagerly anticipated production of Ragtime lives up to its promise as an exhilarating, lavishly produced musical version of E. L. Doctorow’s much-praised 1975 novel. As Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements aptly demonstrates, it’s all in the staging, here in a glamorously mounted production furnished
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013

The meaning of America in a musical

 Nothing in the nature of musical theater demands that it be superficial. Civilization’s first plays, the soul-expanding Greek tragedies, were musicals about nature, society and individual responsibility
Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013

Milwaukee Rep’s tribute to a great singer

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater opens its cabaret season with a crisp, classy tribute to a great American singer, the still-performing Tony Bennett. What the production lacks in the actual presence of Bennett it more than makes

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