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Catherine Capellaro talks to Frank Warren, founder of the wildly popular PostSecret blog. He’s at Overture Center on March 3 with a stage show that’s a collective celebration of secrets. Read more

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Jeffery Garland

After 30 years of touring, Brian Regan is all over television. But he’s not one to forget his stand-up roots, and he hits the Orpheum on Jan. 27. Read more

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Kat Stiennon

From a mostly silent play to the breakneck paced musical behemoth, “Hamilton,” Madison stages were full of magic and wonder in 2019. Gwendolyn Rice recaps her favorite moments. Read more

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Jonathan Raymond Popp

Korean American playwright Young Jean Lee sets out to examine privilege and family dynamics in “Straight White Men,” showing at the Bartell Theatre through Dec. 21. Read more

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Eric Schwierske

Four Seasons Theatre presents an unusual holiday offering beginning on Dec. 6. “All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914” recalls a surreal and magical moment when homesick soldiers crossed enemy lines to celebrate together. Read more

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Matt Misisco

Shaggy, likeable and bitingly satirical, Judah Friedlander wants your vote. He’s at the Majestic on Dec. 8 as a stop on his “Future President” tour. Read more

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BEAU MEYER

University Theatre’s production of the award-winning “Clybourne Park” shows the full depth of racism in a changing neighborhood. Read more

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Steve Noll

When a successful travel writer plans to publish a memoir, her family erupts in Madison Theatre Guild’s “Other Desert Cities.” Read more

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Zane Williams

The detailed and fanciful set onstage at Overture’s Playhouse is the highlight of “For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday.” Read more

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Taylor Kokinos

Whoa, are you reading this correctly? The scrappy, independent Broom Street Theater capitalizes on “Hamilton fever” by putting on its own “Hamilton,” a farcical piece based on the 1917 Broadway hit by Mary Hamlin. Read more

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Victoria Davis

Forward Theater hosts the Wisconsin premiere of Sarah Ruhl’s “For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday.” Read more

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James Gill

With soprano Cecilia Violetta López in the lead role, Madison Opera’s “La Traviata” was eloquent and emotionally devastating. Read more

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Laurie Everitt

Theater in a week: The puppet characters are awesome, but the stories in the Are We Delicious? production of “Patchwork Puppets Parading on Mercury” are not so compelling. Read more

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Liz Lauren

Jaw-dropping performances and a masterful script make “A Doll’s House, Part 2” an essential chapter in the story of Nora and Torvald. Read more

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Ross Zentner

The genius of Roald Dahl meets the brilliance of Children’s Theater of Madison for a thrilling version of the Broadway sensation “Matilda the Musical.” Read more

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Julia Luebke

“Held,” the little musical that could, keeps coming back to life. Music Theatre of Madison’s latest production is the best yet, featuring dancers and imaginative costumes. It’s at Threshold through Oct. 19. Read more

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With Gallery Night coming right up, it’s just the beginning of an exciting fall for arts and culture in our fair city. Read more

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BEAU MEYER

It’s bloody mayhem all over the stage at University Theatre’s rowdy production of “Evil Dead: The Musical.” Read more

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Jon Miner

“Bloomsday” revisits James Joyce’s “Ulysses” with a time machine. The result is beautiful, ponderous and bittersweet. Read more

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Ross Zentner

A single mom struggles mightily to care for a sick child in “Mary Jane,” a powerhouse production from Forward Theater Company featuring an exceptional cast of four women. Read more

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Jonathan Raymond Popp

When it comes to marriage laws, things are changing fast. But “Fake Mom” examines prejudices that are hard to uproot when a Jewish man and black woman decide to get married. Read more

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