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The elf works blue in Bricks Theatre's uncut Santaland Diaries

David Sedaris' hilarious Santaland Diaries is being produced twice in Madison this season. Laboratory Theatre ran a kid-friendly version of Sedaris' account of a gig as a Macy's elf. Now the Bricks Theatre brings the uncut version to a bar near you. As one might suspect, Santaland uncensored is way better. >More
 Children's Theatre of Madison's A Christmas Carol wows the kids

As someone who's seen A Christmas Carol at least a dozen times in recent history, I could easily bah-humbug my way through any version of Dickens' classic. But at the Saturday matinee of Children's Theatre of Madison's A Christmas Carol, as I looked around at the children who filled the theater, it wasn't too hard to suppress any possible humbugs. >More
 Bright, brassy Grease revival warms Overture Center

I've been obsessed with the movie Grease since sixth grade. I've listened to the soundtrack endlessly. No blizzard would prohibit me from going to Overture Center and taking in the national touring production of Broadway's most recent revival of Grease. >More
 Laboratory Theatre puts fresh stamp on Santaland Diaries

On the evening of Black Friday -- that high holiday of the retail year -- Laboratory Theatre introduced itself to Madison with an adaptation of David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries. >More
 Mercury Players Theatre's 1 SW33T R1DE treats sensitive topic with humor -- and respect

There's nothing funny about rape, but one way people deal with trauma is by cracking jokes. 1 SW33T R1DE, the latest production from Mercury Players Theatre, uses black humor and other realistic notes to excellent effect to tell a believable, interesting and even educational story about sexual assault. >More
 University Theatre's Blood Wedding is sheer poetry

Going to the theater is risky. Theater tickets are investments in the unknown. So often we leave our seats disappointed, thinking that a few pints would have been a better use of the night. Saturday night, as I headed into the strangely balmy air after University Theatre production of Blood Wedding, I felt just the opposite. >More
 Broom Street Theater's McBeth brings Shakespeare's king to the corporate world

Broom Street Theater brings its 40th anniversary season to an end with an adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, which artistic director Callen Harty has twisted and turned into McBeth, an allegory of corporate greed. >More
 University Theatre head David Furumoto mixes and matches global influences

"The theater is our laboratory. It's where our students do their work, where they learn. Our audiences are doubly important in that regard." So says David Furumoto, the new head of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's University Theatre, and a tenured associate professor of acting in the department of theater and drama. >More
 All About Eve is a promising start by the Forward Theater Company

If Saturday night's near-capacity crowd for All About Eve is a reliable indicator, there's definitely an appetite for professional theater in Madison. >More
 Dog Sees God by OUT!Cast Theatre spoofs the Peanuts gang (don't bring the kids)

It's a fairly good bet that when Charles Schulz created his beloved Peanuts cartoon strip, he never foresaw the futures that his characters live into in Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, a decidedly adult spoof that is the debut production of the OUT!Cast Theatre company. >More
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