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Milwaukee actress Gordon reconnects with "Good People"

Published Jan. 19, 2015

After heading into the heart of the South in "The Beautiful Music All Around Us," the Milwaukee Rep now travels up to Southie in Boston, the home of the Ben Affleck, the Red Sox, pahking the cahr in Hahvahd Yahd and David Lindsay-Abaire's "Good People." Taking over the award-winning role of Margie in the Rep's production is Milwaukee actress and director Laura Gordon, but it's not her first go around with the street smart Southie native.


"Beautiful Music" at the Rep belongs more in a classroom than a theater

Published Jan. 19, 2015

"The Beautiful Music All Around Us" is a long and involved journey through the early days of American folk music. The problem is that the whole thing, with Stephen Wade as the professor, seems more like a college lecture than a night of theatrical entertainment.


A musical gumshoe hits the Rep for "The Beautiful Music All Around Us"

Published Jan. 13, 2015

Stephen Wade has played many roles throughout his life. He's a scholar. He's an author. He's a musician and a performer, bringing banjo and traditional folk music across the nation in one-man shows - including the Rep's upcoming "The Beautiful Music All Around Us." Arguably his most famous role, however, is as a kind of musical detective, uncovering a nation's musical history that's very much alive and very often hiding in plain sight.


14 best plays of 2014 display an embarrassment of theatrical riches

Published Dec. 31, 2014

The 2014 theater war in Wisconsin is a veritable embarrassment of riches with great plays, great productions and great acting. There are some surprise on the list of the best, including a production by a new company and its very first foray into the world of Milwaukee theater.

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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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