Madison Theatre Guild


Marie Schulte

The audience needs to suspend belief in Madison Theatre Guild’s clunky thriller “Wait Until Dark.” But lead actor Erin Baal is terrific as a newly blind protagonist who’s being terrorized by three con men. more

Nov 8, 2017 12:03 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


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


Dan Myers

Madison Theatre Guild’s “Alice” is an original musical take on Lewis Carroll’s classic tales with a hard-rock score and strong performers. It runs at the Bartell Theatre through Nov. 5. more

Oct 29, 2016 4:30 PM Stage

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Dan Myers

Madison Theatre Guild’s production of Martin McDonagh’s black comedy, “A Behanding in Spokane,” is classic McDonagh: full of violence, off-kilter characters and dark foreboding. more

Sep 14, 2016 12:57 PM Stage


Jason Atkins

An excellent cast makes magic in Madison Theatre Guild’s production of “The Tempest.” It closes the company’s 70th season and commemorates the Bard’s 400th birthday. This excellent Shakespeare play runs through May 14 at the Bartell Theatre. more

Apr 30, 2016 2:10 PM Stage


Dan Myers

A stellar cast anchors the tense and engrossing Madison Theatre Guild’s “Mauritius,” Theresa Rebeck’s fast-pitched play about a battle over rare stamps that’s really about human frailty. more

Mar 5, 2016 6:00 PM Stage


Jonathan J. Miner

A doctor’s perfect life unravels in Sarah Ruhl’s “The Clean House,” an excellent production of the Pulitzer finalist by Madison Theatre Guild. more

Nov 10, 2015 1:30 PM Stage


Dan Myers

The venerable Madison Theatre Guild celebrates the opening of its 70th season with a production of Sandy Wilson’s musical comedy, “The Boy Friend.” Under the steady guidance of Jim Chiolino and Justin Wilder, the company delivers an excellent spoof. more

Sep 11, 2015 3:30 PM Stage


Dan Myers

Lavinia Goodell played a key role in Wisconsin history. The extraordinary Janesville resident advocated for temperance, woman's suffrage, prison reform and abolitionist causes, and in 1879 she became the first woman licensed to practice law here. more

Mar 12, 2015 1:00 PM Stage


Dan Myers

"How I Learned to Drive", the Pulitzer Prize-winning work by Paula Vogel, is a heartbreaking memory play following the tumultuous pre-teen and teen years of the main character, Li'l Bit. more

Mar 1, 2015 5:44 PM Stage