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Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008

The Color Purple comes to Milwaukee

Certain authors are gifted with the ability to create characters that simply cry out to be transferred to movie screens and theater stages. Alice Walker provided a shining example in Celie, the principal character in her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, The Color Purple. Steven Spielberg first brought Celie to life on the silver screen in 1985, when he earned 11 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Later, Quincy Jones (who wrote the movie's score) and lead-producer Scott Sanders set the stage for a theater production in "Oprah Winfrey Presents The Color Purple."
Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7:30 p.m.

Jokes about hot flashes, mood swings and chocolate cravings abound in the popular touring production of Menopause: The Musical, which continues its month-long run at the Marcus Center this week. Here, women of a certain age deal with their emotional and hormonal fluctuations through song, singing 25 comedic . . .
Sunday, May 4, 2008

Today @ the Marcus Center - 1 and 6:30 p.m.

Monty Python’s most beloved feature film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail serves as a springboard for Spamalot, a musical written for the stage by Monty Python alum Eric Idle. Consisting of send ups aimed at Broadway culture and some of the most cherished moments from the film, the production won the 2005 Tony
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Theater Preview

When American composer William Finn was diagnosed with a brain tumor, his career was taking off. His musical Falsettos had met with success on Broadway. The tumor nearly killed him. However, when he returned from the hospital, he found that he could not sit down at the piano without writing a good song. The near-death experience had jarred a sense of life into him that carried through the keyboard.
Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Tonight @ the Marcus Center - 7:30 p.m.

Monty Python’s most beloved feature film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail serves as a springboard for Spamalot, a musical written for the stage by Monty Python alum Eric Idle. Consisting of send ups aimed at Broadway culture and some of the most cherished moments from the film, the production won the 2005 Tony . . .
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008

Tonight @ the U.S. Cellular Arena - 7:00 PM

In the brief two years since Disney’s made-for-TV production “High School Musical” debuted, the tween trendsetters have been quick to capitalize on its success, churning out a sequel, a concert tour, a stage musical and, most recently, an ice tour. Beginning tonight with a 7 p.m. performance at the . . .
Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008

Today @ the Milwaukee Theatre - 1:00 & 6:30 PM

When it debuted on Broadway a decade ago, The Lion King set a new standard for grand visual spectacle in musicals, and this colorful, elaborate production continues to be a top draw as it tours the country. Today, the musical begins its month-long run at the Milwaukee Theatre with two performances . . . .
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008

The orchestra and the Broadway spectacle

For a lion, Simba sure can carry a tune. But not even this precocious feline, star of the hit musical The Lion King, could play 15 different types of flute. That’s where Darlene Drew comes in, as part of the pit orchestra for The Lion King. In fact, Drew will not only demonstrate her prowess on 15 different flutes, she’ll . . .

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