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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
Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013

A conversation with Chike Johnson

Chike Johnson, featured recently in the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s A Raisin in the Sun, has moved back to Milwaukee. Born in Nigeria, schooled in Milwaukee, hired by Broadway, film and television, Chike talks about his life and theatrical career
Thursday, March 14, 2013
"Honestly, I'm not a big drinker," says the British-born director who is lighting up the Rep, "especially now with a 17-month-old girl at home, but I'm partial every now and then to a finely crafted cocktail.” Where better to go than this wonderfully camp retro bar? “It serves up the best-made
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Off the Wall’s small stage drama

 Earlier this season, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Acacia Theatre looked at the Holocaust with the Rep's The Diary of Anne Frank, followed by Acacia's Irena's Vow. Both involved the terror of the concentration camps
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wild Space’s luscious, ecstatic dance concert

In Debra Loewen's brilliant Milwaukee 360 dance show last fall, the audience stood in the chill night air on top of the parking structure of the former Pabst Brewery and looked

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