• Review

    RENT at Greendale Community Theatre

    A local staging of RENT rises to the challenge

  • On Stage with TCD

    July 28 – August 3

    What's the bigger opener this weekend: the world-influencing Emergence by Milwaukee Ballet, or Cats (not the broadway musical but actual performing felines) at Alchemist?

  • On Stage with TCD

    7/22 to 7/28

    This week on Milwaukee stages: dancing, tuba-playing contests, street music, tango and scenes from Shakespeare's greatest hits.

  • On Stage with TCD

    7/15 – 7/21

    Milwaukee stages are jumping with fearless productions, including offerings from Youngblood, Danceworks, and Uprooted Theatre. If you're ready for something fresh, edgy and fabulous, get out there.

  • Jarreau, Opera, Ballet, and Bombastics

    With Thursday night's concert featuring 7-time Grammy Winner Al Jarreau, interactive activities for the kids, plus a ballet and opera feature with an unbelievable fireworks finale Saturday night -- it's a party unlike most others in the greater Milwaukee area this July

  • On Stage with TCD

    July 7 to 13

    July stage work in Milwaukee comes back roaring like a tiger with a gaucho on its tail, a ballerina pirouetting to fireworks, three men in a foreign prison, and a @#%$^ Mamet couple. Confused? All becomes clear within our weekly highlight roundup.

  • On Stage with TCD

    A Bye Week

    With the upcoming holiday weekend, there isn't much starting up, besides a few items of note. We look at what's going on and why the next few weeks are going to be huge, like an elephant big.

  • Performing Arts and Fine Music Preview

    June 24 – 30

    There are some eclectic events that are soldiering on despite the Summerfest competition such as Boulevard Theatre's Audition Idol, American Players Theatre's new Harold Pinter play at the new indoor Touchstone stage, the Cedarburg Strawberry Festival features a National Guard jazz band, and the week-long run of MSO's Pops concert series. Cue the Mission: Impossible triangle......

  • A sneak peek at Naked Boys Singing!

    It's sweltering in the Turner Hall Ballroom as cast members of Naked Boys Singing! run through tech rehearsals in their underwear. The problem at the moment is the wireless microphones. The cast members have never played to such a cavernous space in a five-year Chicago-based and road tour, so where exactly do you attach the mics when the players in this cabaret-like revue will be in the buff?

  • Performance Art and Fine Music Preview

    June 16 to June 22

    Gotta sing, gotta dance! Gotta thrill the whole world without pants! There's a great benefit show for the Milwaukee Gay Arts Center at the end of this week, a Chorus Line kick-steps off at the beginning of next week in what's lining up to be a stellar national tour season for the Marcus Center -- all the while Every Little Step screens in Milwaukee running up to that live show. Plus, the Florentine Opera plans on getting lots of fresh air at two events.

  • Performing Arts and Fine Music Preview

    June 9 – 15

    The weather might not feel like June, but oh boy is that summer feeling ever-present in Milwaukee's many performance spaces -- open air bandshells and dark, cozy stages alike. While this week has only a small sample of offerings as various entities like Danceworks and First Stage Theater Academy hold summer camp, the rest of Wisconsin is abuzz with community events and performances, from Lake Geneva Theater's Mystery of Irma Vep to American Players Theatre's opening night of The Philanderer. So in this edition, we have featured a few of the shows happening across the best Midwestern state in the world. Road trip!

  • How a bike ride could save a performance

    UPAF & Miller Lite’s Ride for the Arts

    After the wheels are done spinning and the kickstands go down Sunday morning, participants and supporters will enjoy select performances on the Summerfest grounds by some of the supprted performing arts groups in Milwaukee. A small donation will be asked for at the entrance -- and with attendance numbers that reach over 6,000, UPAF might see that $5 could add $30,000 to the final total. But will it be enough to save an opera, a kids theater workshop, or a Broadway showstopper?