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...

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 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...

November 24, 2016

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...

October 5, 2016

“That man, a world leader? But he appears to have a heart, mind, and soul!” Not how a blushing bride of the 17th century is expected to address her prince and future lover… But in Madison this week, it is.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella takes a Disney classic and tu...

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