Gwendolyn Rice

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Liz Lauren

Jim DeVita is fascinating and terrifying in August Strindberg’s “Creditors,” the final play of American Players Theatre’s season. more

Nov 9, 2017 11:09 AM Stage


Jonathan J. Miner

A stampede of rhinos disrupts a peaceful French town in Eugène Ionesco’s play Rhinoceros. It’s a frightening and prescient parable about ignoring the threat of fascism. more

Nov 9, 2017 5:00 AM Stage


Beau Meyer

University Theatre’s production of “Our Town” is a perfect time capsule of a small town in 1903. But it manages to stay fresh and relevant for today’s audience. more

Oct 19, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

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Jonathan Raymond Popp

Despite Suzan Kurry’s excellent portrayal of both sisters, “The Mineola Twins” doesn’t quite hang together. more

Oct 18, 2017 12:06 PM Stage


Brett Williams

StageQ’s production of “Falsettos” falls a bit short in uniting two disparate acts. But the tremendous singing performances make up for the shortcomings. more

Oct 11, 2017 12:15 PM Stage


Tom Klingele

Despite a thin movie-based plot, Children’s Theater of Madison’s production of “Madagascar” is a creative and energetic romp. more

Oct 11, 2017 11:52 AM Stage


Jeremy Daniel

A throwback to British farces and music halls, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” is full of lively performances and clever stagecraft. more

Oct 5, 2017 4:19 PM Stage


Jordan Biagomala

You can almost smell the nervous sweat in Capital City Theater’s touching and funny musical, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” more

Sep 28, 2017 12:57 PM Stage


Brett Williams

Strollers Theatre’s production of Edward Albee’s Pulitzer-winning play, “A Delicate Balance” is an emotionally satisfying look at a horrible household. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM Stage


Shawn Harper

Madison is a creative city. Want proof? Here’s our guide to upcoming highlights in theater, dance, visual arts and classical music. more

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James Gill

“Production camp” for UW-Madison’s swing choir involves 12- and 14-hour days of grueling rehearsal for 18 days straight. The hard work will make every move look effortless for the group’s 50th anniversary show. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Wisconsin Historical Society

Unlike its controversial monuments, Confederate Rest cemetery, which houses the graves of more than 100 Confederate soldiers, was a unifying force. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Opinion 3 Comments


Benjamin Barlow

"The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs” is based on a now partly debunked accounting of Mike Daisey’s visits to Foxconn’s factories in China. Actor Jason Compton performs the controversial monologue at the Bartell Theatre beginning Aug. 31. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Stage


Liz Lauren

American Players Theatre’s “A View from the Bridge” is a haunting tragedy of Greek proportions, with some of finest acting of the season. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

Four spectacular women deliver a dynamic punk-rock version of the story of the woman accused of killing her father and stepmother. “Lizzie” is at the Fredric March Play Circle through Aug. 26. more

Aug 18, 2017 4:35 PM Stage


Liz Lauren

In the course of one evening, American Players Theatre’s “Three Sisters” shows the short distance between a life filled with color and energy and one of grim, staid monotones. more

Aug 18, 2017 11:22 AM Stage

A UW summer course explores the many facets of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s game-changing musical “Hamilton.” more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM Stage


Jonathan Raymond Popp

An early work from Sarah Ruhl, one of the country’s most original playwrights, “Melancholy Play” has a tough time balancing humor, absurdity and darkness. Add a dreary cello score, and it ends up being a downer. more

Aug 17, 2017 5:00 AM Stage


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


Liz Lauren

Loosely based on a true story of domestic servants lashing out at cruel employers, American Players Theatre’s “The Maids” is a brutal and unrelenting look at race and class inequality. more

Jul 27, 2017 5:00 AM Stage