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"Kinky Boots" star finds acceptance both on and off stage

Published May 30, 2016

The Tony-winning musical "Kinky Boots" - coming to the Marcus Center starting Tuesday night - is a bold, bright tale of family, acceptance and fabulousness. For actor J. Harrison Ghee, however, it's a story that goes beyond just the stage.

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"Wicked" scores big with its full house at the Marcus Center

Published Nov. 6, 2015

Every now and then there is a moment in live theater when the audience rises as one and the sound is like a thousand shotguns going off all at once. That's the sound you get at the end of the first act of "Wicked," the 12-year-old Broadway hit that is currently at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

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"Dirty Dancing" lands at Marcus with a giant, disappointing thud

Published Oct. 7, 2015

Thud! As hard as it may be to believe, that is the exact sound delivered by the stage musical version of "Dirty Dancing" that opened Tuesday night at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. If there was ever a stage adaptation of a movie that ought to just fly off the stage, this one sat there like a hopeless drunk trying to tap dance on a giant exercise ball.

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My interview with "Marvin Gaye" of "Motown: The Musical"

Published July 7, 2015

Summerfest may have closed its gates for 2015, but following closely after is "Motown: The Musical," a traveling Broadway production of the jukebox musical arriving at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, July 7. Stepping into the soulful shoes of Marvin Gaye is actor Jarran Muse, who OnMilwaukee.com got a chance to chat with about playing an icon, his favorite songs and why Motown music still sings - culturally and socially.

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