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Tom Klingele

The Zuckerman’s farm animals steal the show in Children’s Theater of Madison’s “Charlotte’s Web.” more

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Kevin Penczak

When Nestor Gomez came to the U.S. at age 15, he could barely speak due to a stutter. Now he’s a 35-time Moth StorySLAM winner. He’ll be at the Moth GrandSLAM Championship on Oct. 19 at the Barrymore Theatre. more

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Charlie Powell

Intrepid Isthmus explorer Jay Rath beams into the L.A. office of William Shatner in advance of his Sept. 21 visit to the Orpheum, which will screen “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” more

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Zane Williams

Forward Theater’s production of “Skeleton Crew” features a strong cast depicting the struggles of black workers at a failing Detroit auto plant on the cusp of the Great Recession. more

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Jeff Klawes

Zak Stowe made national news after his conservative college spiked a production of "Inherit the Wind." Now the young director has found a theater home directing “Southern Baptist Sissies” for StageQ. more

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Liz Lauren

American Players Theatre delivers an excellent balance of comedy and tragedy in its “Measure for Measure,” set in the present day and bursting with relevance in the #metoo era. more

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Lili Luxe talks to Catherine Capellaro about the joy of burlesque, cultivating a culture of consent and an upcoming event at Majestic Theatre on National Go Topless Day that will celebrate nipple equality while raising funds for Rape Crisis Center. more

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Liz Lauren

A top-notch ensemble playing multiple roles elevates American Players Theatre’s production of “Our Country’s Good,” playing in the Touchstone Theatre through Oct. 7. 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. more

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Liz Lauren

George Bernard Shaw’s finely tuned satire merges perfectly with the comic timing of an A-team cast in American Players Theatre’s “Heartbreak House.” more

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Neal Izumi

“Imperfect Gentlemen,” a one-man show by Ben Moffat and Bradley Wayne Smith, explores a family’s experience after a father decides to transition to female. The show plays twice at Trinity United Methodist Church. more

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For 39 years, the Capitol Steps have been creating musical political satire from recent headlines. Founding member Elaina Newport talks about keeping up with Trump — and how Madison is the greatest, greatest city of all time. 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. more

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Joseph Blough

Mercury Players Theatre closes out its season with a revival of its 1997 hit "Temps! The Musical!" The subject matter is still relevant, but the production fails to engage. more

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Kat Stiennon

Capitol City Theatre’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” features remarkable performances and a deeply resonant message. more

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Gwendolyn Rice talks to Miami Sound Machine keyboardist Clay Ostwald, now on tour with “On Your Feet,” which hits Overture on May 15. more

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Beth Skogen

Is it still taboo to talk about mental illness? A performing arts showcase organized by students from the UW-Madison School of Social Work aims to shatter stereotypes. more

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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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Beau Meyer

University Theater’s production of “The Laramie Project” features a strong cast and kinetic staging. But the script from Tectonic Theater Project makes a misstep by demonizing the press and casting the theater artists as heroes. more

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Zane Williams

“Marjorie Prime” explores a future where humans are comforted by robot versions of their loved ones. It features fine performances, but explores a rather tired premise. more

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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. more

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