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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
 Remembering the dearly departed in A Wake by Broom Street Theater

If weddings are notorious for bringing out weird family dynamics, then surely funerals are worse, given the gloomy circumstances. Broom Street Theater's production of Callen Harty's 2006 play, A Wake, explores the tensions in an Irish Catholic family living somewhere in Wisconsin. >More
 Madison Repertory Theatre pleads for emergency donations

The Madison Repertory Theatre needs money. A lot. And right now. On January 19, the nonprofit troupe released a statement pleading for "significant and immediate financial support from the Madison community." >More
 Strangers in the night at Madison Rep's Bus Stop

You could call Madison Repertory Theatre's new production of Bus Stop a revival of a revival. The Rep first staged this show, which was written in the mid-1950s, in 1980. Now, nearly thirty years later, the Rep is giving Bus Stop another ride. Of course, the question any revival begs is this: Is this play worth revisiting? Does it have lasting value? >More
 Big Bird held hostage in Apartment 3A by Strollers Theatre

An apartment is a good symbol of the transient nature of existence: People pass through, each leaving their mark, each experiencing their own sense of belonging or loneliness, each providing a single link in the much longer chain of life. In the Strollers Theatre production of Apartment 3A, we have an opportunity to examine one such link whose present appears to be inextricably forged with the past. >More
 Sarah Palin, flesh-colored undies in Andrew Rohn and Catherine Capellaro's Blasphemy!

Bishop Robert Morlino got off to a rocky start in his new city when he wrote that Madison had "a high comfort level with virtually no public morality." In part, he was reacting to a 2004 StageQ production of Terrence McNally's play Corpus Christi, which depicts a gay Jesus. Artistic liberties, it seems, can only stretch so far when religion is involved. >More
 Public television gone rogue in Apartment 3A

Kamal Marayati is a veteran of many television programs, including Desperate Housewives, Law & Order and 7th Heaven. Now he's making his Madison premiere in Strollers Theatre's production of Apartment 3A. Why would a Los Angeles Screen Actors Guild performer appear in rinkydink amateur theater? >More
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