January 4, 2018

Delve into what it’s really like to be “living in America, at the end of the millenium” with the 20th anniversary tour of Jonathan Larson’s RENT, the rock opera that has maintained a cult following since its’ debut in the 1990s.

RENT takes its’ plot from Giacomo Puccini...

May 11, 2017

From which an excerpt was published in The Capital Times on May 14th, 2017.

Glitzy tap sequences, flaming maple donuts, a tribe plagued by AIDS and scrotum maggots, and a whole lot of pressed white shirts make The Book of Mormon a fabulous night of laughter and religiou...

March 26, 2017

Photo by Joan Marcus 

The girls are beautiful, the orchestra is beautiful… The era is ugly. Cabaret gives an unforgiving stare at 1931 Berlin through the thick, smoky glasses of the Kit Kat Klub. This Roundabout Theatre Company tour of the 1966 Kander and Ebb hit quickl...

March 17, 2017

Between a Pulitzer Prize winning script, masterful direction, and honest acting, the company of August: Osage County brings to life a heart wrenching story of the raw inner workings of family life.

The show opens with the suicide of Beverly Weston, leaving behind his dr...

March 17, 2017

Photo by Dahlia Katz 

Boy meets horse. It’s love. Boy meets miners. It’s cannibalism. In this stage adaptation of Trey Parker’s 1993 independent cult classic of the same name, Cannibal! The Musical, audiences are horrified, thrilled, and altogether entertained by B-rate...

February 27, 2017

“There aren’t any set rules,” shares David Daniel immediately following his performance in Outside Mullingar. “[The company and the audience] are creating the show, together.” Mere feet from their viewers, Forward Theater presents the lush fields of Ireland and the obs...

February 1, 2017

While the “music of the night” in The Phantom of the Opera tour sweeps away audience hearts and souls, it can’t quite sweep away the numerous distracting technical failures throughout this reimagined 1986 classic.

The leading cast carries the production with their flawl...

January 17, 2017

January 14th and 15th, audiences are transported from the cold, grey storms of Wisconsin to a land where music dances through the hot air like vibrant silks. Madison Symphony Orchestra’s “Beyond the Score” rendition of Scheherazade is a beautiful piece, albeit not to i...

January 4, 2017

“When everything dropped away and all there was was the music. That was the best.” Jersey Boys brings to Madison a raw portrayal of the pursuit of success, family, and (of course) the iconic music of The Four Seasons.

Photo: Jeremy Daniel

The actors stepping into the sho...

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When an escape artist has to say a prayer before getting locked into a Houdini-style restraining apparatus, theatergoers know The Illusionists is the real deal. When a sleight-of-hand magician brings a shotgun and a bloody rag onstage, theatergoers regret bringing thei...

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