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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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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Milwaukee Rep’s FENCES Is A Grand Slam by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta    Highly Recommended What happens to a man whose dream has been denied?  The answer to this question is the fuel [...]

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Gives Us a Uproarious and Witty FALLEN ANGELS by Matthew Perta

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED REVIEWED BY: MATTHEW PERTA There are probably a lot of married couples out there that will realize at some point in their lives together that the love component of their m…

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Milwaukee Rep’s AMERICAN SONG Is Provocative and Daring by Matthew Perta

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta Highly Recommended We hear about the victims and the families left behind, buried in sadness.  But what about the parents of the perpetrators?  How do they cope …

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Milwaukee Rep’s OF MICE AND MEN Is American Theater At Its Finest by Matthew Perta

Highly Recommended Reviewed by: Matthew Perta In his director’s note appearing in the playbill for Of Mice and Men, Mark Clements, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s acclaimed artistic di…

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