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Mike Brown

Despite some dull staging, Four Seasons Theatre’s “Man of La Mancha” succeeds at delivering a challenging and gorgeous score. more

Aug 4, 2017 3:39 PM Stage 1 Comments

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Michael Brosilow

In one of the greatest romantic leads of all times, James Ridge devastates as the roguish poet/soldier in American Players Theatre’s “Cyrano de Bergerac.” more

Jul 13, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

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Liz Lauren

American Players Theatre has made major improvements to its Hill Theatre and lobby. All the magic and romance is still there, but the space is more functional and practical. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

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Joan Marcus

“Beautiful:The Carole King Musical” gives a glimpse into the life and work of the best-selling songwriter. King’s fans will certainly leave Overture Hall singing her timeless tunes and appreciating how she beat the odds. more

Jun 14, 2017 4:20 PM Stage

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Tyler Bingman

Sean Langenecker is delightful in his portrayal of the badly behaved genius composer Mozart, in Strollers Theatre’s production of “Amadeus.” It might not be true, but it’s quite entertaining. more

Jun 3, 2017 3:30 PM Stage 1 Comments

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Kelly Doering

StageQ’s “Perfect Arrangement” looks at gay and lesbian lives during the McCarthy-era “Lavender Scare.” more

Apr 29, 2017 1:55 PM Stage 4 Comments

Even an adaptation from funnyman Steve Martin can’t get belly laughs in University Theatre’s revival of the 1910 German play “The Underpants.” more

Apr 20, 2017 4:44 PM Stage 1 Comments

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William Vendetta / Chicago Tribu

Milwaukee playwright Jon Daly was inspired by a photo of Golda Meir with a Milwaukee schoolgirl. Now Children’s Theater of Madison produces his “To the Promised Land,” a work infused with magical realism and social justice. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

A new theater group in Madison launches with staged readings of “The Exonerated,” a searing documentary play about miscarriage of justice. more

Apr 6, 2017 1:10 AM Stage

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Michael & Suz Karchmer

The script isn’t perfect, but Tracey Conyer Lee is captivating as a broken-down Billie Holiday in Capital City Theatre’s “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.” more

Apr 4, 2017 9:47 AM Stage

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Joan Marcus

Madison audiences don’t need to go to New York City to catch a professional performance of “Waitress” or “The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” The current Broadway hits are part of Overture Center’s 2017-18 season. more

Apr 2, 2017 9:00 AM Stage 2 Comments

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Joan Marcus

There’s no escaping reality in the dark and arresting version of “Cabaret” playing at the Overture Center for the Arts through March 26. more

Mar 23, 2017 4:08 PM Stage

“Learning to Stay,” Forward Theater Company’s first full-length 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

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