Coming soon: "The Sound of Music"
Combine the holiday season with a spectacular director and the unbridled joy and drama of "The Sound of Music" and you have a certain winner.
Coming soon: "Rock of Ages"
The '80s weren't all bad. We had lots of head-banging heavy metal music and it really tore the place apart. That's the heart behind "Rock of Ages," the Broadway musical running from Nov. 13 to 18 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
Mary L. Nohl Fund announces 2012 fellows
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation has awarded Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists to seven local artists.
Coming soon: "Blithe Spirit"
One of the funniest plays in the American theater is "Blithe Spirit," written by Noel Coward and debuted in 1941. The play opens this weekend at Soulstice Theatre for a run until Nov. 17.
Tease your bangs and pin your jeans: "Rock Of Ages" is on the way
"Rock Of Ages" is a love story told through the predominantly glam metal music of the `80s, including Journey, STYX, Foreigner, Whitesnake and REO Speedwagon. It's coming to the Marcus Center in November. Here's an interview with Matt Ban, who plays the slightly dazed and confused bar owner, Dennis.
Coming soon: "The Diary of Anne Frank"
The story of Anne Frank is one we all know, but seeing it now and then reminds us of how inhumane some people can be and how noble others are. Both are within us. That's why a visit to the Milwaukee Rep production of "Anne" is such a good idea.
MAM acquires Lanford Wilson Collection of self-taught art
The Milwaukee Art Museum has acquired 179 works by untrained and folk artists from the collection of late playwright and art collector Lanford Wilson.
Coming soon: "A Steady Rain"
In an example of how art mimics life, or the other way around, Milwaukee will be graced with a rare touring production of one of the great plays of recent years as "A Steady Rain" has a too-brief four-day run at Next Act Theatre.
Coming soon: "Trainspotting"
In its ongoing efforts to bring plays with uncomfortable subjects to Milwaukee, Off The Wall Theatre will open "Trainspotting" Oct. 25 in its tiny space on Wells Street.
"La Boheme" is chic and sublime
The Milwaukee Ballet's three-act "La Boheme" shies away from excess in all its forms, instead stripping bare one of the world's most famous love stories and showing ballet as it should be: chic, simple and clean.
Coming soon: "Blues in the Night"
Southern bars in black neighborhoods used to feature blues bands during the day as people who lived in the area dropped by for a drink or for lunch. But, the blues really and truly belonged to the night, and that's what's coming to the Stackner Cabaret at the Milwaukee Rep.
Celebrating life through honoring the dead
The 20th annual Día de los Muertos show opens this Friday, in conjunction with Gallery Night, at the Walker's Point Center for the Arts, 839 S. 5th St., from 5 to 9 p.m. The exhibit features more than a dozen altars, including one for deceased Milwaukeeans.
First Stage to present plays for autistic kids
First Stage Children's Theater continues to prove its commitment that theater is for everyone by announcing a new program designed for children with autism.
Coming soon: "Big"
The story of a little boy who can't wait to get over his "littleness" is well known. The movie became a play, "Big: The Musical," which ran on Broadway and garnered a number of Tony nominations. And now it comes to First Stage Children's Theater this Friday.
Seinfeld shines at The Riverside
Jerry Seinfeld was at his best during two shows The Riverside Theater on Oct. 13.
Jerry Seinfeld delivers a mixed night of stand-up
Just days after hosting Louis C.K., the Riverside Theater welcomed the much broader-appealing comedy giant Jerry Seinfeld to the stage for two shows on Saturday night.
Coming soon: "Enfrascada"
If you are a fan of "Sex and the City," and who isn't, then you will undoubtedly love "Enfrascada," which opens Oct. 20 at Renaissance Theaterworks.
Milwaukee Ballet ticket sales exceed $1.7 million
The 2011-12 season was one of the Milwaukee Ballet's most successful fiscal years to date, the organization announced last night.
Poet Mary Oliver coming to Marquette
Poet Mary Oliver, winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, will receive an honorary degree from Marquette University on Monday, Nov. 12. The ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union's Monaghan Ballroom.
Marcus Hotels expand artist-in-residence program
Marcus Hotels & Resorts has expanded The Pfister Hotel's successful artist-in-residence program to two additional U.S. hotels.
Parfrey to talk secret societies at Sugar Maple
Adam Parfrey, the man behind the publishing companies Feral House and Process Media, will give a multimedia performance on secret societies in support of his new book at Sugar Maple, 441 E. Lincoln Ave., on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m.
A delicious photo exhibition ... or two
Anyone who's worked in a restaurant knows that their co-workers can comprise a pretty creative bunch. It's not a myth that lots of artists, photographers, musicians, actors and writers underwrite their life's work with the tips left on a table full of dirty dishes. Two local restaurants are saluting the talent on their staffs this season with a three-month exhibit.
"Titanic: The Musical" to dock in Milwaukee
"Titanic: The Musical," the winner of five Tony awards including Best Musical, is coming for the first time ever to Milwaukee, Oct. 12-13 at the Milwaukee Theatre. One of the leads in the newly-formed national touring Broadway cast, Geoffrey Karnish, grew up in the Milwaukee area.
Comedian Jim Breuer entertains Turner Hall
On Thursday night, Jim Breuer returned to Milwaukee for the first time (in his estimation) since the late '90s. For his fans at the Turner Hall Ballroom, the wait was well worth it.
"The Screwtape Letters" coming to the Pabst
Imagine a world where good is evil, right is wrong, heaven is hell and the devil calls the shots. C.S. Lewis brought such a world to life in his 1942 novel "The Screwtape Letters," an epistolary piece about two demons' effort to claim the soul of a British man.