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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

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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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Adrian Reif

After the death of her only sibling, Laura Thomas created a one-woman show. She performs "who am i without you" Nov. 19 at the Bartell Theater. more

Nov 17, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

Post-election reflection is inspired by Kanopy Dance Company's concert of solemn modern dance works. more

Nov 12, 2016 11:15 AM Stage

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James O'Brien

Since being released from prison for a 2012 performance, members of Pussy Riot haven’t backed down from criticizing the Russian government. Maria Alyokhina and Sasha Bogina are at the Wisconsin Union Theater for a Q&A on Nov. 17. more

Nov 10, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

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James Gill

Madison Opera’s “Romeo and Juliet” is a timely reminder of how irrational hatred can destroy the world. It features a strong cast, including Madison favorite Emily Birsan as Juliet. more

Nov 6, 2016 10:15 AM Stage

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Zane Williams

Forward Theater Company’s “4000 Miles” is a funny and poignant look at the generational divide. more

Nov 4, 2016 4:45 PM Stage

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Liz Lauren

American Players Theatre wraps up a strong season with “Mary’s Wedding,” a stunning meditation on war and loss. more

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

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Stephanie Hofmann

Madison’s first ever female-centric comedy festival celebrates inclusivity and promises big laughs, thanks to talent from all over the country. more

Nov 3, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

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