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Julia Luebke

Murder ballads combine the sensationalism of a crime of passion with a warning that getting mixed up with the wrong man or woman could lead to one’s downfall. Read more

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Ross Zentner

And the award for best categories goes to … Isthmus theater critic Gwendolyn Rice, who looks back at an exciting year on Madison stages — from “best big musical in a small space” to “best use of a sandwich as a dramatic device.” Read more

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Julia Luebke

Music Theatre of Madison’s production of “Little Miss Sunshine” is just as enchanting as the Oscar-winning 2006 film. Read more

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Music Theatre of Madison expands its commitment to developing new material. A June 16-17 performance of “Hephaestus” will include a chance for the audience to weigh in on the future script, songs and set. Read more

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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. Read more

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It’s not a typical holiday musical by any stretch of the imagination. Music Theatre of Madison’s production of “Striking 12” is a modern musical riff on the saddest of Christmas stories: Han Christian Andersen’s “The Little Match Girl.” Read more

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Rhetta Hanson-Cook

Music Theatre of Madison is dedicated to bringing “the weird stuff” to Madison musical theater audiences. The company delivers on that promise with “A New Brain,” a delightful dark comedy based on the composer’s real-life experiences. Read more

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Dan Myers

A military wife is desperate for someone to talk to about war, love and loss, and the audience at Lakeside Street Coffee House serves that role. This intimate show is the Midwestern debut of “Arlington,” which runs at the café through May 7. Read more

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Dan Myers

It makes sense for Music Theatre of Madison to stage the drag-friendly farce, “La Cage Aux Folles,” at a real nightclub. The show has great moments, but the space at Five Nightclub presented real challenges on opening night. Read more

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Dan Myers

​Music Theatre of Madison is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its founding with a free Festival of New Musicals staged at unconventional venues. Read more

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The musical "Nine," produced by Music Theater of Madison, gives audiences a front-row seat to a parade of female tropes, as the main character, the famous Italian director Guido Contini, turns 40 and has nervous breakdown. Read more

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