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THEATER

Rage is channeled into murder in the musical Assassins by Four Seasons Theatre

Four Seasons Theatre has opened its 10th anniversary season with Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. The musical is dark, rich and intimate, played out on a set that resembles both a three-ring circus and the gallows. >More
 Amy Marshall's giant leap

When Children's Theater of Madison set out to find its first managing director, the search committee cast the net far and wide. Artistic director Roseann Sheridan had overseen the creative direction and financial management of the company since she began her job there in 2007. But CTM has big plans for the future. >More
 University Theatre's Helen shows the depth of the woman whose face launched a thousand ships

Helen of Troy has been heralded as the ideal of female beauty for thousands of years. Euripides, Homer and many other writers and artists have tried to capture her likeness, including her famous "face that launch'd a thousand ships." >More
 Studded with stars from American Idol, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat shines at Overture Hall

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has jumped and shimmied its way to Overture Center, injecting biblical tales with new energy and a host of special effects. It's accompanied by a bouncy pop score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, once the king of London's West End. >More
 Madison Theatre Guild's Gross Indecency chronicles Oscar Wilde's fall from grace

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Madison Theatre Guild is one part history lesson, one part courtroom drama and one part pure tragedy. >More
 Software trainers embark on a steamy business trip in Mercury Players Theatre's Widescreen

If you lie awake at night fantasizing about the raunchy situations some people must get into on business trips, if they have the chance and the libido, the Mercury Players Theatre production Widescreen is for you. The play features tablets, smartphones, laptops and four different sex scenes before intermission. >More
 Forward Theater Company initiates a community conversation about violence with From Up Here

From Up Here, the new show by Forward Theater Company, tackles numerous aspects of school violence, from bullying to shootings to the mental health problems underlying these tragic incidents. The play, written by Liz Flahive and performed through Nov. 23 at Overture Center's Playhouse, tells the story of a community affected by one boy's threat of violence. >More
 Forward Theater Company's From Up Here is a thought-provoking tale about school violence and family dynamics

Filled with witty yet honest dialogue, Liz Flahive's From Up Here is a compelling dramedy about school violence. Director Jennifer Uphoff Gray leads a gifted cast through the Forward Theater Company production. Gray's interpretation is carefully crafted yet never heavy handed, reminding us why she's the company's artistic director. >More
 University Theatre's Odyssey features stunning stagecraft but underwhelming storytelling

Heather Pickering knows how to fill a stage with magic. The UW-Madison MFA candidate proved that in her beautifully orchestrated The Odyssey at University Theatre. Unfortunately, this gorgeous mélange of stagecraft doesn't tell a compelling story. >More
 Charmed by Madison's arts scene, Broadway star Karen Olivo jilts New York

The windows are open in a house on Madison's west side. They frame a quiet, peaceful neighborhood. Then out of nowhere comes the vocal wallop of the Tony Award-winning singer and actress. This isn't a show tunes album or a Broadway broadcast on the radio. It's a live performance by Karen Olivo, a Broadway star who recently moved to Madison from New York City. >More
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