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BWW Review: GREASE Slides Into Wisconsin Dells at The Palace TheaterBWW Review: GREASE Slides Into Wisconsin Dells at The Palace Theater
Posted: Aug. 6, 2017


BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Moves the Earth at Overture CenterBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Moves the Earth at Overture Center
Posted: Jun. 14, 2017


BWW Review: 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Capitol City TheatreBWW Review: 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Capitol City Theatre
Posted: Sep. 23, 2017


BWW Review: OUR TOWN visits the past at The ArmoryBWW Review: OUR TOWN visits the past at The Armory
Posted: May. 22, 2017


BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Overture CenterBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Overture Center
Posted: Oct. 4, 2017


BWW Review: Witness THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Overture CenterBWW Review: Witness THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Overture Center
Posted: May. 12, 2017


BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Overture CenterBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Overture Center
October 4, 2017

From the amazingly gothic opening number, aptly titled, A Warning to the Audience through the Finale the actors in this production not only never let the energy wane, they amazed the audience at every plot twist.

BWW Review: 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Capitol City TheatreBWW Review: 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at Capitol City Theatre
September 23, 2017

As we enter the gymnasium at Kinikiwaunomac High School we are greeted with the pep band, all in t-shirts and hats sporting the Kinikiwaunomac Kinkajous. This is the stage for the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! We await the mix of young men and women who gather together for the Spelling Bee.

BWW Review: GREASE Slides Into Wisconsin Dells at The Palace TheaterBWW Review: GREASE Slides Into Wisconsin Dells at The Palace Theater
August 6, 2017

With the music of Fats Domino and Elvis filling the theater, patrons to The Palace Theater were transported back to a bygone era. While enjoying their dinner, the mood was set to the 1950's, a time when muscle cars and smoking were all the rage. A time when girls could be seen in poodle skirts or cigarette jeans, and the men in letter men sweaters or leather jackets. Back to a time when Grease...was the word.

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Moves the Earth at Overture CenterBWW Review: BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Moves the Earth at Overture Center
June 14, 2017

The opening Overture's combination of 'I Feel the Earth Move' flowing directly in to 'Jazz Man' set the audience's hook

BWW Review: OUR TOWN visits the past at The ArmoryBWW Review: OUR TOWN visits the past at The Armory
May 22, 2017

Grover's Corners is of course the backdrop to the romance of George Gibbs (Jon Churchwell) and Emily Webb (Amanda Rodriquez). With minimal set to interfere with the actor's ability to carry the story the play moves along initially at a refreshing small-town pace.

BWW Review: Witness THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Overture CenterBWW Review: Witness THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Overture Center
May 12, 2017

Hello; my name is Elder Rawson and I would like to talk to you about a most amazing musical.

BWW Review: DUMPSTER FLOWER  entertains at Broom Street TheatreBWW Review: DUMPSTER FLOWER entertains at Broom Street Theatre
April 9, 2017

Madisons's Broom Street Theatre boasts being one of, if not THE eldest experimental theater in the country. At nearly 50 years old, it is a Madison Staple. Their latest show, Dumpster Flower exemplifies their long-term success.

BWW Review: LEARNING TO STAY drives message at Forward TheaterBWW Review: LEARNING TO STAY drives message at Forward Theater
April 4, 2017

We meet Elise (Kat Wodtke) in her office. Her husband, Brad (Jeb Burris) is away, in Iraq, fighting. She keeps her cheery disposition and hopefulness by finding rituals to survive it all and sticking to them.

BWW Review: Capital City Theatre's LADY DAY AT  EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at The Overture Jazz's Up MadisonBWW Review: Capital City Theatre's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at The Overture Jazz's Up Madison
April 3, 2017

From the moment, you are seated in the intimate Wisconsin Studio at the Overture Center you are transported to Emerson's Bar and Grill. The year,1959. The month, March. Billie Holiday will only live another 4 months, at which time she will die at the young age of 44 from cirrhosis of the liver.

BWW Review: CABARET Moves Madisonians at The Overture CenterBWW Review: CABARET Moves Madisonians at The Overture Center
March 22, 2017

As I've stated before,theater should speak to people.Thisproduction of Cabaretspoke volumes to meandfeelsparticularlypoignant in today's political climate.

BWW Review: TREY PARKER'S: CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL Feeds Madison at Overture CenterBWW Review: TREY PARKER'S: CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL Feeds Madison at Overture Center
March 16, 2017

This is not simply a musical about cannibalism, no my friends, this is a love storya hysterically twisted love story with some pseudo homo erotic elements along with a hint of bestiality thrown in for good measure.

BWW Review: GREAME OF THRONES Brings Winter to the Overture CenterBWW Review: GREAME OF THRONES Brings Winter to the Overture Center
March 6, 2017

A producer named Greame is selling this show to investors. The show, "Game of Thrones" a Lannister Production, live and in the round with a cast of hundreds complete with animatronic dragons

BWW Review: WAKING IN TIME by Angie StantonBWW Review: WAKING IN TIME by Angie Stanton
March 3, 2017

The author does a fine job of painting landscape for us, weaving a tale of suspense and mystery.

BWW Interview: Ali Brice of GRAEME OF THRONES at Overture CenterBWW Interview: Ali Brice of GRAEME OF THRONES at Overture Center
February 28, 2017

Created by a team of some of the UK's top comedy writers, Graeme of Thrones is a wacky and wicked parody on the international phenomenon that is Game of Thrones. See it before the inevitable lawsuit!

BWW Review: Les Ballets Tockadero de Monte Carlo

   Overture CenterBWW Review: Les Ballets Tockadero de Monte Carlo Overture Center
February 27, 2017

I did notice almost immediately that although they do put the 'BALL' in BALLET, I and those around me had begun to refer to the men in tutus as 'ballerinas'.

BWW Interview: Tory Dobrin of TESTOSTERONE AND TUTUS at Overture CenterBWW Interview: Tory Dobrin of TESTOSTERONE AND TUTUS at Overture Center
February 22, 2017

Overture Center welcomes Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, also known as The TROCKS, to Overture Hall for one night only on Friday, February 24 at 8 p.m. The program will include Le Lac Des Cygnes, Pas de Six from Esmeralda and Don Quixote.

BWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at Forward TheaterBWW Review: OUTSIDE MULLINGAR at Forward Theater
February 2, 2017

Anthony Reilly (David Daniel) has a secret. This secret is only known to two people. First, his adolescent crush, who when told went running away from him, breaking is young heart. The second, his father, who is so despondent about it that he may keep the family farm from him.

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Overture Center SurprisesBWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Overture Center Surprises
January 5, 2017

I thought, 'Big Whoop'. I never had any desire to see this show. First, it's Frankie Valli, how tough could his life really be, big star, where's the conflict? Secondly, and more importantly, I know this music. I certainly did not want to see it performed in the classical musical theater operatic style. I could be in for a very long night.

BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY at The Overture CenterBWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS LIVE FROM BROADWAY at The Overture Center
November 25, 2016

As a haze envelopes, The Overture Center for the Arts a drum beat begins, followed shortly by screaming electric guitar licks. The energy in the theater is palpable as dancers move and gyrate across the stage. A curtain drops over a cage suspended far above the stage and nearly immediately falls away to revealThe Illusionists!

BWW Review: MARY'S WEDDING at American Players TheaterBWW Review: MARY'S WEDDING at American Players Theater
November 25, 2016

Theater should have an effect on the audience, and this show does exactly that. We are told in the beginning by Charlie (Nate Burger) that tomorrow is Mary's Wedding, tonight is a dream.



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