Theater

  • Dale Gutzman Returns to the Skylight

    Gutzman, banished from the Skylight in the 1980s, returns in the summer where anything can happen.

  • On Stage with TCD

    8/18 – 8/24

    Great outdoor concerts and exclusive engagements this week: the Glenn Miller Orchestra, bluegrass at Chill on the Hill, Concord Chamber Orchestra at Boerner Botanical Gardens, Lou Fanucchi and more.

  • Review

    “Around the World…” at Chamber Theatre

    The MCT launches a unique 35th season of plays celebrating the artist with the Milwaukee premiere Jules Verne's seminal steampunk tale. Five cast members play 39 roles with aplomb under interesting circumstances.

  • There will be tiptoeing at some point in the play

    It's Oscar Wilde's Bliss family, busy ignoring their dinner guests. APT's troupe brings to life a "comedy of manners" in the latest Up The Hill outdoor staging. As in most Wilde plays, the guests sneak out.

  • On Stage with TCD

    Highlights from 8/12 to 8/18

    Storms turn Gaelic in Tosa before Irish Fest this weekend. Alchemist gets Broadminded, DanceCircus hits the Boys and Girls circuit, and a little Steampunk hits the Cabot.

  • Review

    Phantom of the Opera is a feast for eyes, ears

    It's a show that will please most 'Phans' and most newcomers, while a few may not get it. A look at the national tour now in Milwaukee for the month, crashing (well ... sliding) chandelier and all.

  • A Skylight prediction

    Will all the strife and embarrassing press ruin the Skylight's season? No. Strini tells you why.

  • Dillner Out at the Skylight

    Managing director Eric Dillner, the center of controversy since artistic director Bill Theisen was fired, has resigned.

  • Ten tap dancing Cleopatras is quite a sight

    A review of Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, now showing for Soulstice Theatre

  • Threats of violence in the Skylight mess?

    Skylight management has maintained that artists have threatened managing director Eric Dillner. Is there anything to it?

  • On Stage with TCD

    Highlights from 8/7 to 8/13 (Updated)

    It's muggy, and the performing arts world gets a little crazy--crazier than usual--as a month-long Phantom of the Opera rolls in, the surreal Missoula Oblongata arrives, and a full-on puppet parade. Includes footnotes of Milwaukee auditions, news, and more.

  • Review

    FAME at Sunset Playhouse

    Before there was American Idol, Making the Band, High School Musical and other insights into becoming a star -- there was the 1980 ensemble docudrama about New York's High School for the Performing Arts. Now it's a new musical.