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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."
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."
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."
Published Aug. 25, 2015
The 2015-16 theater season in Milwaukee is just underway and looking ahead there is promise of outstanding productions that will stimulate audiences to laugh, think and weep.It's an appropriate time to look back at the 2014-15 season that provided so much interesting theater. Milwaukee is fortunate to have so many theater companies, both old favorites and new and bold groups. We have a wealth of great theater that is abundant for a city our size.
Published April 25, 2015
The final show for the Milwaukee Rep this season is a spectacular prequel to the story of Peter Pan, the boy who would never grown up. It's a show that will remind you of all the great bedtime stories you have ever heard.
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[image of William "Chick" Webb, 1930's from totaldrumsets.com]For whatever strange coincidence or intentional scheduling Milwaukee has so far this year played host to two --count ‘em two!-- musical performances showcasing the brilliance of American composer and musician Thomas &qu...
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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