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APT's fine Long Day's Journey into Night is bleak stuff

As the third and final play to open this season in American Players Theatre's new indoor venue, Long Day's Journey into Night again demonstrates how the Touchstone Theatre is allowing the company to produce fare that wouldn't work "up the hill." >More
 Bricks Theatre to stage bawdy works by Shel Silverstein

One of two successors to Madison Repertory Theatre will hit the stage running this October, when the Bricks Theatre opens An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein at the Frequency. >More
 Four Seasons Theatre presents a good-looking and -sounding Evita

It's been 30 years since Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical Evita opened on Broadway. In that time, like it or not, the iconic image of Argentine first lady Eva Perón, arms outstretched on the balcony of the Casa Rosada, has permeated our consciousness, along with the accompanying song "Don't Cry for Me Argentina." >More
 American Players Theatre's Henry V is rousing, well-crafted

Last summer American Players Theatre presented an adaption of Henry IV parts 1 and 2. This summer the saga continues with the strong production of Henry V that opened Saturday night. >More
 Bawdy fun in Middleton Players Theatre's well-executed The Producers

Did it feel like you were at a real Broadway show? Not quite -- the seats were more comfortable, the room felt bigger, and the set and costumes weren't so audaciously ornate. But you did get lost in the performance. >More
 Courtroom madness in Romance by Strollers Theatre

Watching the news lately, it seems that America is increasingly becoming a nation of screamers. Maybe I'm a little too worn out, then, to appreciate the seven men in David Mamet's Romance, a 2005 courtroom comedy currently being staged by Strollers Theatre. >More
 Light summer laughs in Hay Fever at APT

Noël Coward's Hay Fever is as light and fluffy as a cream puff. If you're looking for deep meaning or biting social critique, well, seek elsewhere. But if you're looking to laugh and enjoy a fantastic vehicle for APT core company actor Tracy Michelle Arnold, this is your show. >More
 Uneven tone mars Broom Street Theater's folk musical Minglewood Blues

Folk music usually sits well with me. When I read the press release for Broom Street Theater's new show Minglewood Blues, based on the seminal Anthology of American Folk Music, I thought, What a clever concept! >More
 Tearoom Tango is headed for New York

Playwright Douglas Holtz isn't sure how to describe Tearoom Tango. The Mercury Players Theatre production returns to the stage Friday for four shows at the Bartell Theatre before a run later this month at New York City's International Fringe Festival. The play is part comedy, part drama -- funny and at the same time very dark, he says. Maybe the best way to describe it is "raw." >More
 Despite a big setback, Madison stages have plenty to offer for 2009-10 season

In the landscape of Madison's 2009-10 theater season, there is one glaring gap: no Madison Rep. But theater audiences of all stripes still have plenty of choices for a night out. While it's virtually impossible to list every upcoming show -- and schedules are bound to change somewhat -- here's a look at some highlights of what the next theater season has to offer. >More
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