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Theater: Black Nativity Explodes With Song
Theater

Black Nativity Explodes With Song

Bronzeville Arts Ensemble brings us the old story with modern musical trappings.

Theater: ‘Babylon’ Is Funny As Hell
Theater

‘Babylon’ Is Funny As Hell

Though second act flags a bit, Chamber Theatre’s new Christmas play is a theatrical triumph.

Theater: Skylight’s ‘Hairspray’ Offers Non-Stop Energy
Theater

Skylight’s ‘Hairspray’ Offers Non-Stop Energy

Production has show stopping numbers, but lacks heart and humanity.

Theater: The Return of Jane Austen
Theater

The Return of Jane Austen

Rep’s new play updates Austen’s characters, but with far too much cuteness and cavorting.

Theater: Rep Skillfully Struts Its Stuff
Theater

Rep Skillfully Struts Its Stuff

Cabaret show, ‘The All Night Strut!” has great cast and staging, but pushes a tad hard for your love.

Theater: Tale of the Woodcarver
Theater

Tale of the Woodcarver

Unique theater-dance piece explores the life of Wisconsin artist Levi Fisher Ames.

Theater: Don’t You Be My Neighbor
Theater

Don’t You Be My Neighbor

Renaissance staging of ‘Native Gardens’ pits a white couple against the Hispanic couple next door.

Classical: “Prince of Players” Is Musically Thin
Classical

“Prince of Players” Is Musically Thin

Florentine production a visual treat, but Carlisle Floyd’s opera puts little meat on bones of gender-bender story.

Theater: Humor and Horror at the Taj Mahal
Theater

Humor and Horror at the Taj Mahal

Milwaukee Rep’s ‘Guards at the Taj’ is a gripping mix of fantasy, history, comedy and tragedy.

Theater: Next Act Wins Irish Sweepstakes
Theater

Next Act Wins Irish Sweepstakes

Staging of John Patrick’s Shanley’s Irish-y comic drama has great acting by four of town’s top actors.

Theater: Skylight’s ‘Pippin’ Is a Puzzle
Theater

Skylight’s ‘Pippin’ Is a Puzzle

All that energy and pizzaz for musical set in Middle Ages, but what does it all mean?

Theater: Dogs, Cats and Humans Who Love Them
Theater

Dogs, Cats and Humans Who Love Them

MCT production of Irish play, "Chapatti" is a triumph of terrific acting.

Theater: Rep’s New Stackner Cabaret a Hit
Theater

Rep’s New Stackner Cabaret a Hit

Opening show, "Songs for Nobodies," is showcase for singer-actress Bethany Thomas.

Theater: Story Of a Great American Actor
Theater

Story Of a Great American Actor

Theater Red and Angela Iannone give us a new play about legendary 19th century actor Edwin Booth.

Theater: Tragedy and Laughter at APT
Theater

Tragedy and Laughter at APT

Exit the King and enter Billie Dawn, in two wildly different plays and production styles.

Theater: The Miracle of American Players Theatre
Theater

The Miracle of American Players Theatre

Actors, critics and audiences gather in Spring Green for classical theater.

Theater: Skylight’s Urinetown Is Fast-Paced Fun
Theater

Skylight’s Urinetown Is Fast-Paced Fun

But the musical itself feels less subversive that it once did.

Classical: ‘Magic Flute’ Boasted Strong Cast
Classical

‘Magic Flute’ Boasted Strong Cast

But Florentine’s staging sometimes seemed at odds with its singers.

Urban Milwaukee Wins 7 Press Club Awards

Urban Milwaukee Wins 7 Press Club Awards

6th straight year the publication is honored by state-wide journalism contest.

Theater: ‘The Fantasticks’ Is… Fantastic
Theater

‘The Fantasticks’ Is… Fantastic

Strong cast, good voices, fresh take on an old classic by In Tandem Theatre.

Theater: A National Conversation About Guns
Theater

A National Conversation About Guns

On Friday, theaters across the U.S. will do readings of “Natural Shocks’, a new humorous play about guns.

Theater: Is “Our Town” Still Relevant Today?
Theater

Is “Our Town” Still Relevant Today?

Milwaukee Rep’s solid production suggests the answer is (mostly) yes.

Classical: “Tales of Hoffman” Is Inventive, Enchanting
Classical

“Tales of Hoffman” Is Inventive, Enchanting

Skylight and Milwaukee Opera collaboration finds more than great music in Offenbach’s romantic tale.

Classical: Florentine Offers Opera’s Greatest Hits
Classical

Florentine Offers Opera’s Greatest Hits

And the result is a lovely showcase of great songs and great performers.

Back in the News: Menard Hit With Class Action Suits
Back in the News

Menard Hit With Class Action Suits

One of the world’s richest plutocrats faces multiple suits for chiseling his workers.

Theater: Rep’s World Premiere A Letdown
Theater

Rep’s World Premiere A Letdown

“One House Over” is noble effort, but both play and production lack depth.

Theater: The Man Who Almost Lost His Mind
Theater

The Man Who Almost Lost His Mind

In Tandem’s production of a play about Alzheimer’s misfires, but Jim Pickering is fun.

Theater: ‘The Brothers Size’ Upsets Expectations
Theater

‘The Brothers Size’ Upsets Expectations

Play by rising black playwright mixes dance, music and more in potent MCT production.

Movies: Day-Lewis Haunting in ‘Phantom Thread’
Movies

Day-Lewis Haunting in ‘Phantom Thread’

And writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson is his brilliantly perverse accomplice.

Theater: Skylight’s Sci-Fi Musical Is a Blast
Theater

Skylight’s Sci-Fi Musical Is a Blast

‘Zombies From the Beyond’ sends up B movies of ‘50s and much more.

Movies: An Art Film for Today’s Generation
Movies

An Art Film for Today’s Generation

‘Call Me By Your Name’ is slow, idyllic, humane, and Oscar-nominated.

Classical: Small Is Beautiful for Florentine
Classical

Small Is Beautiful for Florentine

Intimate production of two Baroque operas is a charming change of pace.

Movies: The Newspaper Publisher As Heroine
Movies

The Newspaper Publisher As Heroine

Spielberg’s 'The Post’ is timed to today, and Meryl Streep’s Katherine Graham sells it.

Theater: A Russian Comic Mystery Drama
Theater

A Russian Comic Mystery Drama

Renaissance production of ‘Russian Transport’ covers all the bases powerfully.

Movies: ‘The Shape Of Water’ Is Stunning
Movies

‘The Shape Of Water’ Is Stunning

Director’s distinctive style creates a beauty-and-beast romance in a dark fascist world.

Movies: Is ‘Lady Bird’ Overrated?
Movies

Is ‘Lady Bird’ Overrated?

A fine coming-of-age film, yes, but surely oversold by critics.

Theater: Rep’s ‘Animal Farm’ Is Heavy Hoofing
Theater

Rep’s ‘Animal Farm’ Is Heavy Hoofing

Adaptation of Orwell’s allegorical novel has strong visuals, but plodding pace.

Theater: An Old Milwaukee Christmas
Theater

An Old Milwaukee Christmas

Chamber Theatre’s “Miracle on South Division Street” feels very Milwaukee, despite creaky script.

Theater: Next Act Offers an Acting Clinic
Theater

Next Act Offers an Acting Clinic

Comic drama “The Secret Mask” is uneven, but well-directed actors give it power.

Theater: Oh, How New ‘Annie” Seems
Theater

Oh, How New ‘Annie” Seems

‘70s musical seems to comment on today’s politics, in a Skylight show that shines.

Theater: Searching For the Real Sherlock
Theater

Searching For the Real Sherlock

Rep’s ‘Holmes and Watson’ puzzle play has second half sparks after a talky first half.

Theater: ‘Sex With Strangers’ Scores
Theater

‘Sex With Strangers’ Scores

Play by ‘House of Cards” writer is a witty, gritty and erotic battle of the sexes.

Classical: The Not Always ‘Merry Widow’
Classical

The Not Always ‘Merry Widow’

Florentine production has low and high points, as third act delivers the fun.

Theater: They Aimed At The Stars
Theater

They Aimed At The Stars

Next Act’s ‘Silent Sky’ is artful theater about women scientists who helped explore the universe.

Theater: Rep Scores Again with Akhtar Play
Theater

Rep Scores Again with Akhtar Play

Another play by Brookfield-raised, Pulitzer-winning writer, another potent production.

Theater: “Guys and Dolls” Smacked Too Hard
Theater

“Guys and Dolls” Smacked Too Hard

Rep production overplays a worthy musical.

Theater: ‘Sweeney Todd’ Is Grisly Fun
Theater

‘Sweeney Todd’ Is Grisly Fun

Skylight’s take on Sondheim musical has inventive staging and strong voices.

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Awards

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Awards

Fifth-straight year the publication is honored by state-wide contest.

Classical: A Most Happy “Barber of Seville”
Classical

A Most Happy “Barber of Seville”

Musically great, but the staging missed the mark.

Theater: Rep’s Jane Eyre Will Surprise You
Theater

Rep’s Jane Eyre Will Surprise You

More cool than romantic, it’s a psychologically gripping production.

Theater: A Dickens of a Staging
Theater

A Dickens of a Staging

Chamber Theatre’s ‘Great Expectations’ is cleverly staged, great fun.

Theater: The Weight of Words
Theater

The Weight of Words

Renaissance staging of ‘The Violet Hour’ dramatizes the golden days of American publishing.

Theater: Regrets, They Have a Few
Theater

Regrets, They Have a Few

Four actors deftly stretch time and memory in “Bloomsday.”

Classical: Strong Cast Powers ‘Don Giovanni’
Classical

Strong Cast Powers ‘Don Giovanni’

Great singers and deftly added modern touches stand out in Florentine production.

Plenty of Horne: Chisholm For Governor?
Plenty of Horne

Chisholm For Governor?

Will District Attorney run against Walker? DA's son encourages speculation.

Theater: Rep’s ‘Glass Menagerie’ Sparkles
Theater

Rep’s ‘Glass Menagerie’ Sparkles

Williams’ masterwork has good cast, pacing, but might have more weight.

Theater: Love and Pain and Journalism
Theater

Love and Pain and Journalism

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s “The Few” is uneven, but mysterious.

Theater: Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Pilot
Theater

Loneliness Of The Long-Distance Pilot

Rep’s ‘Grounded’ is haunting drama about U.S. pilot doing drone warfare.

Plenty of Horne: Urban Harvest Hosts Urban Milwaukee
Plenty of Horne

Urban Harvest Hosts Urban Milwaukee

Urban Milwaukee's first members-only event tapped into a lot of fun.

Movies: “Manchester” Is a Director’s Triumph
Movies

“Manchester” Is a Director’s Triumph

Despite Best Actor nod for Affleck, “Manchester By the Sea” is director Kenneth Lonergan’s movie.

Movies: ‘Fences’ Offers Powerhouse Performances
Movies

‘Fences’ Offers Powerhouse Performances

As good as Denzel Washington is, Viola Davis is even better.

Movies: ‘Hidden Figures’ Simplifies Racial Realities
Movies

‘Hidden Figures’ Simplifies Racial Realities

But the feel-good, smash hit about black women NASA specialists has strong moments.

Theater: Crivello Makes Al McGuire Come Alive
Theater

Crivello Makes Al McGuire Come Alive

Milwaukee native and Broadway actor returns for Rep’s ‘McGuire’ and nails it.

Theater: Rep’s ‘Disgraced’ Is Powerful, Provocative
Theater

Rep’s ‘Disgraced’ Is Powerful, Provocative

Play by Pulitzer-winner Ayad Akhtar, Brookfield Central grad, is wowing audiences.

Theater: Next Act’s Christmas Play Is Uneven
Theater

Next Act’s Christmas Play Is Uneven

1950s Milwaukee radio setting is grabby, but acting is a tad flat.

Theater: We Need ‘La Cage’ More Than Ever
Theater

We Need ‘La Cage’ More Than Ever

Skylight production of musical shows it’s still relevant -- and tons of fun.

Theater: Rep Stages Knockout Drama
Theater

Rep Stages Knockout Drama

‘The Royale’, loosely based on life of Jack Johnson, punches home the perils of black success.

Theater: <em>Lovely Sunday,</em> What a Farce
Theater

Lovely Sunday, What a Farce

Big laughs and big voices, not enough humanity.

Bar Exam: Pourman’s Used To Be Sausage Factory
Bar Exam

Pourman’s Used To Be Sausage Factory

Yet it's been a tavern for more than a century. This is truly old Milwaukee.

Theater: Skylight’s “Pirates” A Boatful of Laughs
Theater

Skylight’s “Pirates” A Boatful of Laughs

Buoyed by nifty staging, fine singing, gags aplenty, it’s a huge hit with audiences.

Murphy’s Law: How CEOs Leave Workers Behind
Murphy’s Law

How CEOs Leave Workers Behind

CEOs Rich Meeusen and Tim Sullivan get rich while workers get nothing.

Theater: ‘Ernest in Love’ Is a Delight
Theater

‘Ernest in Love’ Is a Delight

Musical version of classic Wilde comedy is a revelation. Don’t miss it.

Theater: A Masters Class in Period Posturing
Theater

A Masters Class in Period Posturing

Chamber Theatre’s “Fallen Angels” gets Coward’s comedy but not the more serious observations.

Theater: Let’s All Talk About Guns
Theater

Let’s All Talk About Guns

Rep’s “American Song” offers strong one-man show on the topic followed by second act of community discussion.

Theater: Creating Thunder From Small Forces
Theater

Creating Thunder From Small Forces

Skylight’s ‘Crowns’ blends powerfully-sung spirituals with a gender gap tale set in the South.

Theater: ‘Mice and Men’ Still Moving
Theater

‘Mice and Men’ Still Moving

Milwaukee Rep production boasts strong lead actors and powerful scenic elements.

Review: Lives of the Radium Girls
Review

Lives of the Radium Girls

Umbrella Group’s staging of true story about 1920s women working at the Radium Dial Company becomes a harrowing, human tragedy.

Murphy’s Law: Race for Democratic Chair Gets Dirty
Murphy’s Law

Race for Democratic Chair Gets Dirty

Some mudslinging at the candidates may stick to Democratic insider and consultant Thad Nation. This story was updated at 6:30 p.m., May 26.

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Awards

Urban Milwaukee Wins Press Club Awards

Publication claims two of three awards for criticism and Michael Horne wins for House Confidential column.

Theater: Rep’s <i>Five Presidents</i> Is Blandly Bipartisan
Theater

Rep’s Five Presidents Is Blandly Bipartisan

New play by “West Wing” writer is flat fare, but production is solid.

Theater: The All-Too Invisible Six Foot Rabbit
Theater

The All-Too Invisible Six Foot Rabbit

Rep’s Harvey has comic touches, but lacks subtlety and depth.

Theater: Next Act Commits <i>Heresy</i>
Theater

Next Act Commits Heresy

A. R. Gurney’s futuristic parable offers strong views and weak drama, but a stellar cast does its best.

Theater: APT’s <i>Earnest</i> A Bit Too Wilde
Theater

APT’s Earnest A Bit Too Wilde

The cast handles witty language impeccably, but staging is overdone at times.

Review: Going Crazy in Cleveland
Review

Going Crazy in Cleveland

Chamber Theatre deftly handles the antic farce, Lend Me a Tenor.

Murphy’s Law: Dan Bice’s Role in the John Doe
Murphy’s Law

Dan Bice’s Role in the John Doe

What did he know, when did he know it, and how has he affected the probe of Scott Walker?

Photo Gallery: The Place That Launched a Thousand Drinks?
Photo Gallery

The Place That Launched a Thousand Drinks?

Young theater lovers and newbies hoisted drinks before the Rep's Greek tragedy. It's what Homer would have done.

Plenty of Horne: Campaign Season Kicks Off
Plenty of Horne

Campaign Season Kicks Off

Politicos flock to Jon Richards fundraiser, and judicial candidate Janet C. Protasiewicz's event.

Murphy’s Law: The Curious Case of Kimberly Walker
Murphy’s Law

The Curious Case of Kimberly Walker

The board is angry at Abele so they fired Walker. Go figure.

Plenty of Horne: Ex-Trustee Phinney, Figure in Workplace Boy Porn Case, Pleas Guilty
Plenty of Horne

Ex-Trustee Phinney, Figure in Workplace Boy Porn Case, Pleas Guilty

Phinney's wife, Lisa Froemming, filed for divorce last month.