Marquette Wire

Curtain up on Milwaukee Rep’s ‘Cabaret’

Jennie Jorgensen

September 16, 2010

Willkommen to Berlin, 1931. Bienvenue to life amidst economic adversity and political turmoil. Welcome to “Cabaret.” The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre’s first show of the season, and the first full-scale musical to be...

A ‘Night’ (and ‘Day’) at the opera

Matthew Reddin

March 25, 2010

Does your mental image of opera consist exclusively of fat ladies singing German in Viking helmets — or worse, Bugs Bunny? If so, it may be difficult for you to believe that a night at the opera could be worthwhile. But t...

The Hinterlands planning theatrical experimentations in Milwaukee

Matthew Reddin

March 4, 2010

If you’ve always wanted to see a play that frantically combines Newton’s laws of motion with romance, dance parties and general mania, you’re probably not in the majority. But, if now that you’ve heard of it, you’re more...

Backstage with MU Players Society

Matthew Reddin

November 19, 2009

The oldest theater group on campus gave its final performance Tuesday of its second play this season. No, it wasn't the Department of Performing Arts (“A Midsummer's Night's Dream,” runs through this weekend). Rather, the pl...

Magic, music and mayhem: ‘Midsummer’ cast takes us on a dreamy journey

Sara J. Martinez

November 12, 2009

She loves him, but he loves her. He loves her, but she loves him. He also loves her, but she’s not supposed to love him. And he loves her, but she loves … a baby? Oh, Shakespeare. You always keep it interesting. Whoeve...

Down-to-earth artists rock the Riverside

Kaleigh Ward

October 15, 2009

I can tell I’ve been to a great concert when I find it nearly impossible to describe afterward. Sure, I could use some painful music cliches in an attempt to make a concert seem deep, but the truth is, some concerts can’...