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Keeping the arts humming as Milwaukee's "economic engine"

Published Oct. 15, 2015

The United Performing Arts Fund calls the arts an "economic engine" for the city. About 6,000 people are employed in the arts in Milwaukee, and that comes out to about $100 million in annual wages. Is Milwaukee sufficiently funding the arts?


Rep's dazzling "Dreamgirls" captures a vital slice of American music

Published Sept. 27, 2015

You would never think that it would take a slightly middle-aged white guy from England to take Milwaukee on a riotous tour of the black soul music that so enwrapped the lives of so many people, black and white. But give Mark Clements, artistic director at the Milwaukee Rep, a big showy play, and he'll swing hard at the softball and hit it out of the park. That's the case with "Dreamgirls."


Rep salutes John Denver with a surprisingly rich and in-depth show

Published Sept. 14, 2015

One of the best things about live theater is how it so often turns out to be something that blows your expectations to dust. That was the occasion Sunday night when the Milwaukee Rep opened "Back Home Again: On the Road with John Denver."


John Denver show "Back Home Again" stages Lutken's return to Milwaukee

Published Sept. 9, 2015

"Take me home, country roads" sings one of John Denver's greatest hits. Though Milwaukee isn't home for actor/musician David Lutken, the roads have led him back to the Cream City for the Milwaukee Rep's world premiere performance of "Back Home Again: On the Road with John Denver."

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Love and tragedy

This weekend I attended two amazing performances: Eurydice at the Rep and Madama Butterfly presented by the Florentine Opera. Both of these stories portrayed two very different, but tragic love stories. In addition to the performers themselves, the scenery and the music was top-notch, making me f...

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