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Caitlin Elftman's Articles
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Arts & Entertainment - Sept. 22, 2019
The Rep's "West Side Story" shows why it's still a classic
The Milwaukee Rep's moving production of "West Side Story" is sure to earn the praise of current fans and gain many new ones.
Arts & Entertainment - Sept. 9, 2019
The Rep's "2 Pianos 4 Hands" is the best (and worst) of a night out with friends
The Milwaukee Rep season opener "2 Pianos 4 Hands" plays like a night out with friends - for better and for worse. And also there's dueling pianos.
Arts & Entertainment - March 13, 2019
Eat, Play, Applaud: A special St. Patrick's Day celebration in Brew City
I have a little less than two months to continue to fully experience the Brew City. And with one of my favorite bands conveniently coming to Milwaukee on St. Patrick's Day, I know just the way to do it.
Arts & Entertainment - March 9, 2019
The Rep's "Things I Know to Be True" is an emotional and moving take on family
Here are a few things I know to be true: If you see the Milwaukee Rep's extraordinary production of this family drama during its one-month run, you will be touched in a way you perhaps didn't anticipate.
Arts & Entertainment - Feb. 11, 2019
Eat, Play, Applaud: One-of-a-kind creativity and artistry on display in MKE
This week, there is a perfect pairing that celebrates those artists who have never forgotten their passion, who have worked tirelessly to develop their gifts and who consistently stand out from an always-growing innovative crowd.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 21, 2019
The Rep's "Junk" is anything but
Impressively produced by the always remarkable Milwaukee Rep, "Junk" is a way to see how we view greed, drive and selfishness in a different setting.
Tagged with: theater, Junk, Milwaukee Rep
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 10, 2019
Eat, Play, Applaud: Baking up a sweet combo with Sciortino's and "Matilda"
When it came to choosing a restaurant to visit before the curtain rises on First Stage's "Matilda: The Musical," a location that honors whimsy, sweetness and magic, just like the novel, immediately came to mind.
Arts & Entertainment - Jan. 7, 2019
Community Corner: A trip to "Chicago" right in Greendale
I had the privilege to speak to Grace Yeager, the actress playing the name on everybody's lips, Roxie Hart, in "Chicago." Here is a glimpse of our intriguing conversation about community theater and getting the audience to root for murderers.
Arts & Entertainment - Nov. 27, 2018
Eat, Play, Applaud: A magical winter meal with a Milwaukee holiday classic
Eat, Play, Applaud has sought to serve up a perfect pairing of dinner and a show, tied together by a common thread. But this month, someone gifted me an early Christmas present: They are taking care of planning dinner and a show for us!
Arts & Entertainment - Nov. 21, 2018
Community Corner: A conversation with Lake Country Playhouse's Scrooge
In addition to the exceptional dramas, comedies and musicals that compose its seasons, Lake Country Playhouse is also known for its annual production of "A Christmas Carol" - this year starring Marty Graffenius as everyone's favorite holiday grump.
Arts & Entertainment - Nov. 13, 2018
Eat, Play, Applaud: A "Widow's Weekend" with afternoon tea and "Pemberley"
There is one time of year when I am guaranteed at least 48 hours of uninterrupted me time: Widow's Weekend. And when the husband is away, this wife is absolutely going to play - by hitting a play at the Rep and toasting tea at The Pfister.
Arts & Entertainment - Nov. 6, 2018
Fairy tales turn into reality: An interview with "Cinderella"
I had the opportunity to chat with Kaitlyn Mayse, the actress who will bring the repressed stepchild turned princess to life this weekend at the Miller High Life Theatre. Here's a glimpse of our enchanting conversation.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 12, 2018
Eat, Play, Applaud: A royal night out with Red Lion Pub and "Prince of Players"
Paying a visit to Red Lion Pub before seeing The Florentine Opera's production of "Prince of Players" is the best way to experience all of the wonders of England without having to get on a plane.
Arts & Entertainment - Oct. 10, 2018
Community Corner: Behind the magic of Sunset Playhouse's "Mary Poppins"
Ever since the east wind first brought the "practically perfect" nanny to Cherry Tree Lane over 80 years ago, Mary Poppins has captured the fascination of children and adults alike. And now Sunset Playhouse is presenting its own enchanting version.
Arts & Entertainment - Sept. 24, 2018
The Rep's "In the Heights" is an energetic, uplifting examination of community
"In the Heights" proves that not only had Lin-Manuel Miranda rightfully earned the reputation of musical genius before "Hamilton," but that, to no one's surprise, The Rep puts on a production as vibrant as what you'd find on The Great White Way.
Arts & Entertainment - Sept. 14, 2018
The Rep's "Songs for Nobodies" shows everyone has a story worth hearing
"Songs for Nobodies" shares five life-changing encounters between five everyday women whose lives have been touched in some way by five legendary divas - Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas - all played by one phenomenal singer.
Arts & Entertainment - July 2, 2018
Enjoy a perfect summer night and a stellar show with "The Recruiting Officer"
For those of you in the Brew City who are in need of some seasonal entertainment but Summerfest just isn't your thing, the answer can be found in Spring Green, where you can catch a sterling performance of George Farquhar's "The Recruiting Officer."
Arts & Entertainment - June 1, 2018
Milwaukee Ballet's "Swan Lake" is the epitome of magic, athleticism and grace
The Milwaukee Ballet's 2017-18 season closes out on a high note with their magnificent presentation of Tchaikovsky's classic "Swan Lake," performing at the Marcus Center through the weekend.
Arts & Entertainment - May 3, 2018
Eat, Play, Applaud: Plan a killer night of meat and (on-stage) murder
Combine the Marcus Center's traveling Broadway production of "A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder" with one of the city's finest restaurants, Carnevor, and you've got a night many would kill to experience.
Arts & Entertainment - April 17, 2018
Get crafty at Cattywampus Design
When my inner Joanna Gaines kicks in, I know that there's one local shop I can visit that will never fail me: Cattywampus Design, located on North Avenue and 62nd Street in Wauwatosa. There, you can also learn to make your own dynamite decor.
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