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Renaissance creates absolute magic with Civil War-based "Amelia"

Published Oct. 19, 2014

From "Romeo and Juliet" to "Love Story," the tale of youngsters who fall in love, only to see death and a search for meaning in it all is so often told that it seems to have become almost a cliche of itself. But when that story gets mixed with history and put into the hands of a small coterie of very creative people, the story creates the kind of theatrical magic that comes only on occasion. That's what happened when "Amelia" opened Saturday night.

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Renaissance rings the right bells with moving "Skin Tight"

Published April 7, 2014

Ten years ago, I saw the Renaissance production of "Skin Tight," a story of love and life. A decade later, the company brought back the original cast and its original director, Laura Gordon. This new version, running through April 27, is even richer and more nuanced than the original.

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Rep's "Noises Off" is a first-rate farce

Published Nov. 24, 2013

There are a lot of different things you can expect when you go to the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, but you would never expect this. A ballet. Right on the stage of the Quadracci Powerhouse. And with "Noises Off," a farce written by Michael Frayn and directed by KJ Sanchez, the Rep has staged a show that has everything that a great ballet has, except the music.

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"Venus in Fur" is a fascinating play within a play

Published Sept. 28, 2013

The simple thing to do would be to look at "Venus in Fur" as just another story of seduction with a little S&M thrown in for good measure. Lots of laughs plus some sexy skin and lingerie. But the play is so much more in the hands of director Laura Gordon and her talented duo of performers.

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Coming soon: "Sense and Sensibility"

Published Dec. 5, 2012

Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" is a romance novel in its truest form, and the Milwaukee Rep will open a production of this wonderful, funny and touching story Dec. 14.

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