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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


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

“The Donation” is an unusual blend of activism and theatricality — a play set in northern Wisconsin that raises money to preserve tropical rainforests. more

Oct 24, 2017 1:00 PM 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


Ingrid Laas

Typhoid Mary and the gay flight attendant blamed for the AIDS crisis are central characters in a new play at TAPIT that explores the stories of public health pariahs. Handily, Judith Leavitt, an expert on Typhoid Mary, lives right here in Madison. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM 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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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


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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Liz Lauren

American Players Theatre’s “A Flea in Her Ear” is a thoroughly funny farce, with sex, jealousy and mistaken identities. more

Jun 27, 2017 4:02 PM Stage


Liz Lauren

American Players Theatre’s “The Unexpected Man” is an excellent vehicle for core company members Brian Mani and Sarah Day. Both actors deliver subtle performances, illustrating the challenges of connecting with other humans. more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM Stage

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Liz Lauren

‘Tis the season! American Players Theatre’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a stunning version of Shakespeare’s magical comedy. more

Jun 22, 2017 5:00 AM Stage


Beau Meyer

A talented cast of four UW students plays nearly two dozen characters in “Almost, Maine,” a series of vignettes based on life in playwright John Cariani’s tiny home town. more

Jun 14, 2017 11:01 AM Stage


Dan Myers

“The Nance” is an entertaining and poignant look at entertainers in the waning years of the vaudeville era. It’s at the Bartell Theatre through May 6. more

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