Performing Arts

Arts & Culture
12:07 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Stephen Wade Brings The Banjo's History To Life In One Man Show in Milwaukee

Stephen Wade playing in WUWM's Performance Studio.
Credit Bonnie North

The strum of the banjo is a distinctly American sound. 

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Arts & Culture
3:28 pm
Wed January 14, 2015

No Rehearsal, No Director, No Set: "White Rabbit, Red Rabbit" Premieres In Wisconsin

"White Rabbit, Red Rabbit" is never performed by the same actor twice, and the actor must have never seen or read it before he or she receives the script on stage at the beginning of the show.
Credit Oconomowoc Arts Center

It’s a play that has been performed around the world, but each night by a different actor. 

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Arts & Culture
3:22 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

'GlamourTango' Pays Tribute To Women In Tango

Credit Bonnie North

When most people think of tango, they think of sex.  And that’s by design – the music and dance originated in the bordellos of Bueno Aires at the turn of the last century.

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Arts & Culture
2:41 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Wisconsinite Does Puppet Triage For 'The Lion King' Musical

Nia Holloway as “Nala” and Jelani Remy as “Simba” in THE LION KING National Tour.
Credit Joan Marcus / ©Disney

The stage spectacular The Lion King is playing in town right now. Meet a Milwaukee native who helps ensure that all of the puppets withstand the stresses of the road.

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Arts & Culture
3:43 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Skylight's New Take On 'The Wizard of Oz'

The Skylight's production of "The Wizard of Oz" is showing now through January 4th, 2015

There’s not much we probably need to tell you about The Wizard of Oz.

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Arts & Culture
3:36 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Shakespeare Like You've Never Seen Before At The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Credit Mark Frohna / mkeCHAMBER Flickr

When you hear the word “Shakespeare," do you start twitching – memories of long ago English classes dancing in your head?

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Arts & Culture
9:39 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Tyne Daly Does Whatever She Wants at Renaissance Theaterworks

Tyne Daly
Credit Renaissance Theaterworks

Tyne Daly has a long connection to Renaissance Theaterworks.  

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Arts & Culture
4:10 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Florentine Opera Opens Season With 'The Flying Dutchman'

Wayne Tigges as the "Dutchman"
Florentine Opera

As the Florentine Opera Company gets ready for their opening production of the season, the conductor and some of the cast members stop by Lake Effect to chat. 

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Arts & Culture
2:10 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

Florentine Opera Offers Residencies For Young Conductors

Florentine resident conductor Vladimir Kulenovic
Credit Florentine Opera Company

Vladimir Kulenovic is the first recipient of a new conducting residency at the Florentine Opera.

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Arts & Culture
1:40 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Next Act Theatre Presents a Sondheim Cabaret

"Isn't it Rich?," songs about love by Stephen Sondhem, sung by Linda Stephens with Jack Forbes Wilson on piano.

Stephen Sondheim is among – if not the most – celebrated American composer of musical theater.