Listen up young people, John Waters has some life lessons to pass on.
Little can contain the new, electrifying version of “Spring Awakening” now on Broadway.
Actors use their faces, mouths and hands to communicate. Projections offer song lyrics and dialogue. Performers run through the theater aisles, even occupying a box seat. Musicians roam the stage with their instruments. At one point, incense fills the theater.
It’s transition time for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. For several years, the company has been led by internationally renowned music director and conductor Edo de Waart, with the aid of associate conductor Francesco Lecce-Chong, but 2015 marks the beginning of the end for that partnership — and the beginning of the hunt for a new leader to guide Milwaukee’s premier orchestra.
Few actresses bring the simple authenticity to the screen that Julianne Moore does; it’s virtually impossible to imagine this actress sounding a false note. And so it’s hardly a surprise that she is deeply convincing — indeed, heartbreaking at times — in the real-life role of Laurel Hester, a dying woman who fought to her last breath to give her domestic partner rights to her pension benefits.
Without Matt Damon, the solitary fight for survival on Mars would be lonely indeed.
Alone on screen for most of his scenes as an astronaut stranded on the red planet, the Oscar-nominated actor is the winning heart of Ridley Scott’s epic space adventure, “The Martian.”
The biggest, splashiest thing about the Milwaukee Rep's season-opening musical is the ensemble of performers, who use a mostly bare stage to sing their hearts out.
University of Nebraska at Lincoln’s Richards Hall houses a ceramics workshop, a fabrication space and the one-room Medici Gallery reserved for student work. The closest thing to a study lounge, however, is a couch in the hallway.
Haley Heesacker, 26, saw an opportunity to provide fellow fine arts students with a temporary study space, one that lends itself to learning about the classics.
Robert Zemeckis’ big, cinematic tale of Philippe Petit’s audacious 1974 World Trade Center high-wire stunt is itself a bold balancing act in a lost art.
Local actors Carrie Hitchcock and Norman Moses embody lifelong friends and poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, telling their own sort of love story through the letters they exchanged for more than 30 years.
Cultural commentators become transformative artists in Kelly Parks Snider’s Hidden in Plain Sight. Her new exhibition, decrying inequality of all kinds, makes collaborators out of nationally regarded political and social justice experts.
The multimedia show opened on Sept. 24 at the River Arts Center in Prairie du Sac, in south-central Wisconsin. It moves to Milwaukee on Jan. 17.