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New play tells Wisconsinites' Cancer Stories

Mike Lawler and Talish Barrow know the subject matter of their new documentary play, Cancer Stories, can't exactly compete with Iron Man 2 for lighthearted summer entertainment. >More
 Music Theatre Idol contestants sing for the prize

As you might guess from the name of the competition, there was a whole lot of belting at Music Theatre Idol Friday night. The top 10 contestants in the contest, staged by Music Theatre of Madison at First United Methodist Church, were a refreshing and delightful mix. >More
 The Lion King brings surge of money to downtown Madison businesses, Overture Center

The Lion King has provided a $15 million boost to the downtown economy, according the Madison Central Business Improvement District. >More
 Bartell Theatre announces 2010-2011 season

The Bartell Theatre, the downtown group of theater companies, has released its schedule for the 2010-2011 season. It begins Sept. 2 with a production by the queer-oriented troupe StageQ of Make Me a Song, the revue of William Finn tunes. >More
 Madison Theatre Guild's The Sea Horse is part chamber drama, part screwball comedy

The plot of The Sea Horse concerns Gertrude (Terry Kiss Frank), a pissy barkeep with a dark history that leaks out little by little, and Harry (Stephen Gerard), a dockworker who serves as Gertrude's lover and persistent annoyance. >More
 Isthmus on the isthmus: Young Playwrights debut their work (video)

Professional actors performed plays written by local kids in the 24th annual Madison Young Playwrights Festival at Overture Center. Watch the writers discuss their work and the thrill of seeing it come alive on stage. >More
 No riots, but Strollers Theatre's The Playboy of the Western World features clever comedy

When I heard the first Irish accent in The Playboy of the Western World, I almost groaned, because I haven't always had good experiences with tricky accents in local productions. I'm happy to report my fears were unfounded. The evening was full of fine accents and clever comedy. >More
 Talented cast sings Four Seasons Theatre and Madison Theatre Guild's Side by Side by Sondheim

Revered songwriter Stephen Sondheim is currently being feted on Broadway by the likes of Vanessa Williams, Barbara Cook and Tom Wopat in Sondheim on Sondheim. Meanwhile, a modest but festive celebration in honor of his 80th birthday is unfolding in Madison at the Bartell Theatre. >More
 University Theatre, Forward Theater Company announce 2010-2011 seasons

Two formidable Madison theater companies -- one a mainstay, one barely a year old -- have issued the lineups for their 2010-2011 seasons. University Theatre and Forward Theater Company have packed their schedules with classics, comedy, cross-dressing, and highbrow aaahhht. Oh, and a giant vibrator. >More
 Callen Harty resigns as artistic director of Broom Street Theater

Callen Harty, artistic director of Broom Street Theater, will leave the position effective July 31. A Broom Street veteran of more than 25 years, he has led the east side theater company since longtime Broom Street artistic director Joel Gersmann died in 2005. >More
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