Skylight Music Theatre’s My Fair Lady will be a full-on fashion run, tapping designer Chris March’s considerable talents and wicked sense of humor to bring to life the story of phonetics professor Henry Higgins, who, on a bet, turns Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a proper English lady.
Phyllida Spotte-Hume is a female anthropologist of the first degree and an adventurer who has discovered a lost civilization armed with little more than her intelligence and a spoon. She now faces her greatest challenge — convincing a stodgy British scientific society that it’s OK to have a woman in the house.
It’s practically unheard of for a new play to open at one theater and be remounted by another less than a year later, especially in Madison.
A new online streaming service launches this week that hopes to one day become the Netflix of Broadway, offering high-definition broadcasts of top theatrical events to computers and phones.
BroadwayHD currently has a modest list of plays and musicals ready to stream but hopes to eventually be the place where theater fans and educators turn for their live event fix.
This holiday season, local actors Jim Pickering and Tami Workentin are going to get up on the stage of the Broadway Theater Center’s Studio Theater and tell some love stories — as themselves.
In addition to being one of Madison’s reigning performing arts impresarios, Kathryn Smith, general director of Madison Opera, is also an impressive educator. The informative sessions she hosts one hour before each Madison Opera performance in the Wisconsin Studio at the Overture Center always attract overflow crowds, with listeners spilling into the hallway. The more popular the opera, the larger the crowd.
Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème is, without a doubt, one of the most popular operas of all time, so by that logic the sessions scheduled prior to Madison Opera’s performances of it Nov. 13 and Nov. 15 should attract record crowds. Smith sat down with WiG prior to rehearsals for our own personal education.
For 30 years, Boulevard Ensemble has delighted audiences by presenting lesser-known works with emerging Milwaukee area actors — and the opening work of their new season continues that tradition. Jason Odell Williams’ romantic comedy Handle With Care launches this anniversary season with a story that mixes humor and pathos with disarming effect.
A Boca Raton, Florida, production of Hello Dolly is breaking ground with a male actor taking on the iconic lead role made famous by Carol Channing and Barbra Streisand.
The concept of Guys on Ice is pretty simple. Two guys. Ice fishing. For one day. Add some music and the show is complete.
Most people would recognize the name Hubble, as in the Hubble Space Telescope and its namesake, American astronomer Edwin Hubble. Fewer know of the debt he owes to Henrietta Leavitt, one of many female astronomers operating in relative obscurity at the Harvard College Observatory in the early 20th century.