Theater

  • 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.

  • A new space, a punk populist spirit, and hot vocalists

    The Florentine is getting ready to open up new rehearsal digs, is in the midst of a popular lakefront program, and is getting ready to open themselves up to the "old" punk spirit of opera.

  • Review

    “God Bridge” by Youngblood Theatre

    Youngblood finishes its summer season with an intriguing, absurdist original work that shows off acting chops.

  • Sneak Preview

    As Bees in Honey Drown at Boulevard Theatre

    Boulevard opens its 24th season with the Milwaukee premiere of New York playwright Douglas Carter Beane's 1997 award-winning comedy satire.

  • 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?

  • Skylight

    Dispatches from Catalano Square

    At 8 a.m., 70+ concerned Skylight supporters gathered in Catalano Square. At 9, a beleaguered Eric Dillner and interim board president Terry Kurtenbach came out to face them.

  • Skylight

    Dillner in, Hefty out, Cabot snubbed

    In a baffling emergency session Thursday evening, the Skylight board elected, in a close vote, to retain current management, namely Eric Dillner.

  • Skylight

    A primer, recap, and update

    As of this writing, the board of Skylight Opera Theatre met in emergency session after losing two more major players. Herein lies a look at the institution and how a 50th Anniversary season is in peril.

  • Skylight Opera

    Dillner must go

    There may be a place for your approach, Mr. Dillner, a place that embraces your psuedo-businessman style. But it's not here. You had your chance and you blew it.

  • Skylight Opera

    A tragic exodus?

    TCD hopes that this family can be brought back together again. Major morning update on Wednesday, July 22.