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Madison Theatre Guild

The resident companies at the Bartell Theatre reveal an ambitious and wide-ranging season, with everything from an interactive Stonewall experience to a recent Broadway hit. more

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Brett Williams

Madison Theatre Guild presents a reimagined musical version of “Working” at the Bartell Theatre. There are star turns for local performers and some songs, including a couple by “Hamilton”’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, that are worth the price of admission. more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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