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Matzner Photography

In “Baba Yaga: A Portrait of the Wickedest Witch,” Kanopy Dance undertakes an ambitious retelling of a Russian folk tale. more

Feb 14, 2017 12:30 PM Stage

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Dominic Mercier

A full house jammed into Overture’s Capitol Theater Feb. 10 for opening night of Madison Opera’s production of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” an opera that explores the highs and lows in the life of the iconic jazz saxophonist and composer. more

Feb 12, 2017 10:10 AM Stage

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Anja Tanner

Tenor Joshua Stewart plays the ghost of saxophonist/composer Charlie Parker in Madison Opera’s production of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird.” The chamber opera has its Midwest premiere at Overture Center’s Capitol Theater Feb. 10 and 12. more

Feb 9, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

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Jonathan J. Miner

Looking for a fun and thought-provoking date night? Strollers Theatre’s “Prelude to a Kiss” is a delightful love story anchored by strong performances. It plays at the Bartell Theatre through Feb. 18. more

Feb 5, 2017 9:20 AM Stage

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Andy Manis

The Chicago-based contemporary dance troupe the Seldoms packed the Fredric March Play Circle for two performances of “Power Goes,” an exploration of the legacy of Lyndon Baines Johnson. more

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

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Ross Zentner

In Forward Theater Company’s “Outside Mullingar,” two middle-aged farmers discover love, despite a longstanding feud between their families. more

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

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Michael Hirshon

Romance, lust and compassion will be unpacked during WPR’s “To The Best of Our Knowledge” live show at the Majestic on Feb. 9. more

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

A short, short story from a Madison high school teacher has traveled all the way from Madison to Beloit and finally to New York City, where “The Wallet” will premiere as a short opera. more

Jan 19, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

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Dan Myers

“Time Stands Still,” presented by Madison Theatre Guild, is a nuanced and powerful play about journalists returning from the Middle East. It’s a fascinating study of relationships and the morality of wartime reporting. more

Jan 15, 2017 11:45 AM Stage

Although it didn’t pack the Capitol Theater, on Jan. 10, the audience witnessed a powerful performance from five extraordinary dancers at “Citizen,” choreographed by Milwaukee native Reggie Wilson. more

Jan 11, 2017 3:57 PM Stage 1 Comments

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Shawn Harper

In 2016, Madison-area audiences enjoyed a host of challenging and delightful stage offerings. Here are some of the year’s favorites from Isthmus theater critic Gwendolyn Rice and dance critic Katie Reiser. more

Dec 22, 2016 5:00 AM , Stage

It’s not a typical holiday musical by any stretch of the imagination. Music Theatre of Madison’s production of “Striking 12” is a modern musical riff on the saddest of Christmas stories: Han Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl.” more

Dec 20, 2016 1:12 PM Stage

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Tom Klingele

Children’s Theater of Madison presents a nuanced version of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol.” Shakespearean veteran David Daniel brings a surprising tenderness to the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. more

Dec 14, 2016 4:38 PM Stage

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Chris Roberts

Isthmus talks to cult filmmaker and author John Waters in advance of “A John Waters Christmas” at the Barrymore Theatre. more

Dec 8, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

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Beau Meyer

Isthmus critic Gwendolyn Rice says University Theatre’s radio drama production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” captures the spirit and joy of the 1946 movie. more

Dec 6, 2016 11:07 AM Stage

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Mike Brown

“Big Fish,” a collaboration between Four Seasons Theatre and Theatre LILA, is a magical musical centered on a father-son relationship. It runs through Dec. 11 at the Overture Center. more

Dec 3, 2016 3:45 PM Stage

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Maureen Janson Heintz

Li Chiao-Ping Dance opens the season with “Weight of Things” a powerful and sometimes heavy-handed look at sexism, nationalism and our threatened planet. more

Nov 18, 2016 4:39 PM Stage

Colin Cloud has an uncanny ability to tell people about themselves by observing and deducing. Isthmus talks to the real-life Sherlock Holmes in advance of his appearance with the Illusionists at Overture Center, Nov. 22-27. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

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