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Friday, October 25, 2019

Milwaukee Premiere of HAMILTON Ignites The Power Of Theatre At Its Full Potential by Matthew Perta

Theater has the power if used to its full potential, to leave powerful and indelible [...] The post Milwaukee Premiere of HAMILTON Ignites The Power Of Theatre At Its Full Potential appeared…

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Skylight’s OKLAHOMA! Takes Musical Storytelling To Extraordinary Heights by Matthew Perta

Brittani Moore (Laurey Williams) and Lucas Pastrana(Curly McLain). Photos by: Mark Frohna This fall, a [...] The post Skylight’s OKLAHOMA! Takes Musical Storytelling To Extraordinary Heigh…

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Milwaukee Rep Stages An Electrifying & Politically Relevant WEST SIDE STORY by Matthew Perta

It always amazes me that West Side Story, the powerful and beloved tale about a need [...] The post Milwaukee Rep Stages An Electrifying & Politically Relevant WEST SIDE STORY appeared …

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Kinosian & Moss Are A Tour De Force In Milwaukee Rep’s 2 PIANOS 4 HANDS by Matthew Perta

Big-scale entertainment, full of laughs!  Sensational acting!  Dazzling piano playing!  Talk about the best way [...] The post Kinosian & Moss Are A Tour De Force In Milwaukee Rep’s…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Skylight Music Theatre’s KISS ME, KATE Is Wunderbar! by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta  With the #MeToo movement now in full swing, it takes guts [...] The post Skylight Music Theatre’s <em>KISS ME, KATE</em> Is Wunderbar! appeared fi…

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Scott Greer Delivers A One Man Tour-De-Force Performance In Milwaukee Rep’s EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Matthew Perta

Reviewed By: Matthew Perta HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Theater that’s therapeutic.  That’s how I can best describe Every Brilliant [...] The post Scott Greer Delivers A One Man Tour-De-Force P…

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Milwaukee Rep’s ‘RING OF FIRE’ Is Ablaze With Inspired Storytelling & Amazing Vocals by Matthew Perta

Reviewed By: Matthew Perta HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Sensational!  Spectacular!  Scintillating!  And no, I’m not exaggerating in [...] The post Milwaukee Rep’s ‘RING OF FIRE’ Is Ablaze W…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

FIRST STAGES DELIVERS AN AMBITIOUS & SPIRITED “BIG RIVER” by Matthew Perta

DiMonte Henning and Ben Kindler in BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Photo by [...] The post FIRST STAGES DELIVERS AN AMBITIOUS & SPIRITED “BIG RIVER” appeared first on …

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Milwaukee Rep’s ‘THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE’ Is Epic Storytelling by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta Highly Recommended Photos: Michael Brosilow I’ve seen many memorable plays at [...] The post Milwaukee Rep’s ‘THINGS I KNOW TO BE TRUE’ Is Epic Storytellin…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

A Humanized Scrooge Highlights Milwaukee Rep’s Masterful “A Christmas Carol” by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta Highly Recommended Some may see Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol as a heartwarming [...] The post A Humanized Scrooge Highlights Milwaukee Rep’s Master…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

MILWAUKEE CHAMBER THEATRE’S ‘CHRISTMAS IN BABYLON’ IS A YULETIDE GEM by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta HIGHLY RECOMMENDED What does the concept of family mean to you?  [...] The post MILWAUKEE CHAMBER THEATRE’S ‘CHRISTMAS IN BABYLON’ IS A YULETIDE…

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Milwaukee Rep’s High Spirited “The All Night Strut” Leaves Audiences Spellbound by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta Highly Recommended With a world growing more insane by the minute, [...] The post Milwaukee Rep’s High Spirited “The All Night Strut” Leaves Audi…

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Monday, September 24, 2018

SUPERBLY-ETCHED PERFORMANCES FUEL MILWAUKEE REP’S BRILLIANT “IN THE HEIGHTS” by Matthew Perta

REVIEWED BY: MATTHEW PERTA HIGHLY RECOMMENDED The Milwaukee Repertory Theater kicks off its 65th anniversary season [...] The post SUPERBLY-ETCHED PERFORMANCES FUEL MILWAUKEE REP’S BR…

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Milwaukee’s Skylight Music Theatre Stages A Sizzling & Sexy “PIPPIN” by Matthew Perta

REVIEWED BY: MATTHEW PERTA HIGHLY RECOMMENDED  Sizzling!  Sensational!  Sexy!  A production that will be remembered for years to [...] The post Milwaukee’s Skylight Music Theatr…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

BETHANY THOMAS LEAVES AUDIENCES SPELLBOUND IN MILWAUKEE REP’S “SONGS FOR NOBODIES” by Matthew Perta

REVIEWED BY: MATTHEW PERTA PHOTOS BY: MICHAEL BROSILOW HIGHLY RECOMMENDED It was a night when [...] The post BETHANY THOMAS LEAVES AUDIENCES SPELLBOUND IN MILWAUKEE REP’S “SONGS FOR …

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Milwaukee Rep’s Stages a Flawless ‘Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Jersey Lily’ by Matthew Perta

 Reviewed by: Matthew Perta Photo Credit: Paul Ruffalo Highly Recommended So what happens when a [...]

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Skylight Music Theatre Stages An Ingenious “URINETOWN” by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta Highly Recommended Did I really want to see a politically charged [...]

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Milwaukee Rep’s “OUR TOWN“ Brilliantly Shatters Stereotypes by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta Photos: Michael Brosilow Highly Recommended Thornton Wilder’s Our Town typically makes the distinguished [...]

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Monday, April 9, 2018

First Stage’s Exhilarating “ANTARCTICA, WI“ Is Too Important A Play To Be Missed by Matthew Perta

Reviewed By: Matthew Perta Highly Recommended First Stage, a 30-year theater group in Milwaukee aimed [...]

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Kelley Faulkner Is Astonishing In Milwaukee Reps “Always…Patsy Cline” by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta Highly Recommended Photos by: Michael Brosilow Whenever I read a good [...]

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Milwaukee Rep Stages a Powerful & Provocative ANIMAL FARM by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta Photos: Michael Brosilow Highly Recommended On a snowy Sunday night, as I was [...]

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Milwaukee Rep’s Grand Scale “A Christmas Carol” Is Sweeping and Spectacular by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow Highly Recommended If you’re a theater lover [...]

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Milwaukee Rep’s “HOLMES AND WATSON” Is Bold and Thrilling Theatre by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta Highly Recommended Nothing appears as it seems.  That’s what Dr. Watson [...]

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Skylight Music Theatre Stages A Heartwarming & Rousing “ANNIE” by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta Some theatergoers may cringe at hearing that yet another theatrical group [...]

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Milwaukee Rep’s Raucous “Murder For Two” Brings Down The House by Matthew Perta

Reviewed By: Matthew Perta Highly Recommended Whoever would’ve thought murder mysteries – you know, those [...]

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Milwaukee Rep Stages an Electrifying “GUYS AND DOLLS” by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta Highly Recommended You have to hand it to Mark Clements, the [...]

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Milwaukee Rep’s Explosive “Disgraced” Leaves Audiences Spellbound by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta Highly Recommended A good piece of theater should wake us up [...]

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Milwaukee Rep Unwraps A Visually Stunning “A CHRISTMAS CAROL” by Matthew Perta

Highly Recommended Reviewed by: Matthew Perta When Milwaukee Repertory Theater Artistic Director Mark Clements took [...]

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Milwaukee Rep’s I LOVE A PIANO Takes Theatergoing to New Heights by Matthew Perta

Highly Recommended Reviewed by: Matthew Perta Photo credit: Michael Brosilow One of my regrets in [...]

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Milwaukee Rep’s Magnificent “Man of La Mancha” Brings Us Into The Mind of Quixote by Matthew Perta

Highly Recommended Reviewed by: Matthew Perta I first saw Man of La Mancha back in [...]

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Alexis J. Roston Captures The Soul Of “Lady Day” at Milwaukee Rep by Matthew Perta

Highly Recommended Reviewed By: Matthew Perta I admit I knew nothing about the life and [...]

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