Renaissance theaterworks

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Renaissance's "Happy Days" is Beckett at its absurd best

Published Jan. 29, 2020

"Happy Days" isn't an easy play to fit into a theater season - but great kudos go to Renaissance Theatreworks, the astounding Laura Gordon and the inspired Marie Kohler for taking the risk and making the experience unforgettable.

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The best of the 2019 Milwaukee theater scene

Published Dec. 20, 2019

'Tis the season for making lists - and for me, looking back with enormous gratitude at the live performances I've been lucky enough to attend over the past year. Here are the moments that had the most impact on me, that I will treasure as we move into a new decade.

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The best of the 2018 Milwaukee theater scene

Published Dec. 26, 2018

It has been my sincere pleasure to see dozens of great theater productions in Milwaukee, Madison and Spring Green during 2018. But, of course, there are a few performers and productions that really stand out. Here is my idiosyncratic list of "bests."

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6 shows to look forward to during the fall theater season

Published Aug. 9, 2018

The signs of fall are creeping closer. And while there's nothing better than Shakespeare under the stars on a hot July night, these exciting productions, gracing local stages through the end of 2018, have me looking forward to the months ahead.

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Broadway Theatre Center sold to local developer

Published Feb. 21, 2018

Skylight Music Theatre announced today that local developer Robert Joseph purchased the Broadway Theatre Center. But what does this mean for the Skylight, the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Renaissance Theaterworks?