Hard rock’s two-fingered hand gesture is back on Broadway, thanks to an English lord.
The crowd-pleasing, upbeat musical based on the beloved film “School of Rock” opened Sunday at the Winter Garden Theatre with a wondrously rebellious spirit and a superb cast.
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.
In the history of Charles Dickens’ legendary tale of redemption, A Christmas Carol, there has been no shortage of stage adaptations.
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.
To Sarah Marty, the holiday season is as much a time for emotion and spirit as it is a string of calendar dates. Because of its inherent sensitivity, she believes The Light in the Piazza, the next production for Madison’s Four Seasons Theatre, constitutes the perfect holiday fare.
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.