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Madison Repertory Theatre shuts down

For everyone interested in local theater, and for everyone worried about the health of local civic institutions, the news is awful. Madison Repertory Theatre, the 40-year-old professional company, is shutting down. >More
 Laboratory Theatre brings unfamiliar plays to the Bartell Theatre

The Bartell Theatre Foundation recently accepted Laboratory Theatre as a resident company. The troupe is new to Madison, but it has a track record in Chicago. Artistic director Michele Good describes its niche as "educational theater, but not specifically for children." >More
 Madison Repertory Theatre leaves Overture for 2009-10 season

Madison Repertory Theatre will not be performing at the Overture Center for the Arts next season. The deadline for reserving performance space for the 2009-10 season was Sunday, March 1. The financially troubled theater company did not reserve space, and it is now too late for it to schedule a season. >More
 Mercury Players and StageQ team up on winning Vamp

If you've ever wished Madison theater offered more sweet-yet-edgy plays about the love lives of goth lesbian vampires or slightly unhinged slush-pile readers, you're in luck. Mercury Players Theatre and StageQ have teamed up to produce Ry Herman's comedy, Vamp. On a cold night when I didn't feel much like going out, Vamp won me over -- and I'm a tough nut to crack when it comes to comedies. >More
 The frank, funny Lost Track by Encore Studio

At a time when productions and seasons are getting cancelled, I'm glad that Encore Studio for the Performing Arts, Wisconsin's only theater company for individuals with disabilities, is presenting Lost Track at the Bartell Theater. >More
 Food and tunes meet on stage at the Cabaret Dinner Theater with David Burhnam

I'll be honest; musical theater kind of escapes me. It's the original emo, swinging wildly from "quiet as a whisper" to "bellowing from the rooftop." And so much gesticulating! From either the hands waving or the lung capacity being expelled, a fellow's likely to have his hair blown back. So it's with that background that I assure you that an evening of cabaret dinner theater at the Overture Center for the Arts entertained even me -- cynical, stick-in-the-mud me. >More
 Madison Rep cancels My Fair Lady, postpones other productions

Madison Repertory Theatre announced today that it is cancelling its production of My Fair Lady, whose run was to have begun April 24. In a press release, Madison Rep also announced that it is postponing the March production of True West and the New Play Festival planned for early May. The company did not name new dates for the events. >More
 Genius and madness in Madison Theatre Guild's Proof

Consider yourself warned. Proof by the Madison Theatre Guild will get in your head and stay there. The woman sitting next to me at Friday night's performance had seen four other productions of this Pulitzer-winning play by David Auburn. I took this as an excellent sign. >More
 Love Is in the Air at Strollers Theatre for Valentine's

Love Is in the Air by Strollers Theatre is a perfect production for anyone who's in love. It's also a perfect production for anyone who's looking for love. >More
 Laugh and listen to I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change by MATC Performing Arts

A cast of talented singers and ambitious actors perform a refreshed take on this musical revue about the ups and downs of love. Like love itself, the show has its highs and lows, but overall is a well-done production that makes for an enjoyable night at the theater. >More
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