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“Learning to Stay,” Forward Theater Company’s first commissioned work, is based on a novel by Erin Celello, a former gubernatorial speechwriter. The show deals with the hidden wounds of war. more

Mar 23, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

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Jonathan J. Miner

Mercury Players’ production of Tracy Letts’ drama “August: Osage County,” features expert direction and devastating performances in the sprawling multigenerational story of betrayal and abuse. more

Mar 15, 2017 9:00 AM Stage

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Dahlia Katz

Before “South Park” or “Book of Mormon,” Trey Parker created the 1993 cult film “Cannibal! The Musical.” A new stage version of the musical has been given the full Broadway treatment. Overture Center hosts its U.S. premiere this week. more

Mar 14, 2017 11:26 AM Stage

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Ross Zentner

Theatre Lila’s “The Bed” is a seamless weaving of dance, story and song. This dreamy collaboration plays at the Fredric March Play Circle through March 19. more

Mar 11, 2017 3:15 PM Stage

Madison Theater Guild's "The Whipping Man"

Tom Fonfara

A wounded Confederate soldier comes to his ruined family estate to celebrate Passover with his family’s former slaves in “The Whipping Man,” a sharp drama from Madison Theatre Guild. more

Mar 9, 2017 12:22 PM Stage

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Michael R. Anderson

University Opera's spring production is a carefully conceived and thought-provoking staging of Benjamin Britten's chamber opera "The Turn of the Screw." more

Mar 4, 2017 9:41 AM Stage

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Benjamin Barlow

Broom Street Theater's timely and relevant production of "Richard the Second" sets the play in a media-hungry environment. more

Mar 2, 2017 12:35 PM Stage

Children’s Theater of Madison scores a hit with “Seussical,” an imaginative romp with the characters that populate the books of the beloved children’s author. more

Mar 1, 2017 2:28 PM Stage

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Jonathan Raymond Popp

“Morticians in Love” features a threadbare script about necrophiliac morticians. more

Feb 28, 2017 3:47 PM Stage 3 Comments

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Beau Meyer

University Theatre’s production of “Twelfth Night” is an intriguing and sometimes chaotic version of the Bard’s gender-bending comedy set in the Hawaiian islands. It’s at the UW-Madison’s Gilbert V. Hemsley Theatre through March 12. more

Feb 27, 2017 3:15 PM Stage

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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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