Though it's only been mentioned in passing during the exciting renovation of the 1930 Warner Grand Theater into the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra's new home and performance venue, the 1981 mural on the east side of the building's tower will get a much-needed facelift as part of the massive project.
Oliver Goldsmith's 18th century comedy of mistaken identity, practical jokes and unlikely pairs receives a boisterous, playful production outdoors at American Players Theatre.
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."
Audiences of Shakespeare's plays are frequently surprised to discover how relevant the stories feel and how timeless the conflicts are - a feeling that echoed in another (much more recent) period piece, APT's production of "Born Yesterday."
"As You Like It" is APT's token Shakespearean comedy this season, a fun and funny play that is a wonderful "gateway" show to other works of the Bard - or other productions at the theater in Spring Green.
Arthur Miller's "Death of a Salesman" receives a spectacular, blistering treatment at American Players Theater in Spring Green. There are many who claim this is the greatest of all American plays and, after seeing this production, it'd be hard to argue.
Summer in Wisconsin offers dozens of quick trips that are filled with experiences new and memorable, and one of the best possible trips revolves around the lauded American Players Theater up in Spring Green.
It seems to always happen in a farm field. A kid sees the mother of God, a white buffalo is born, an astonishing cave full of prehistoric paintings is accidentally uncovered. That's where Wisconsin and the world stumbled upon one of the state's most stunning natural attractions, Cave of the Mounds, too, in 1939.
Carolina and Theo Dursina purchased the Usonian Inn - a motel in Spring Green designed by an apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright - in 2007. Recently, OnMilwaukee.com drove there for an overnight adventure.
Just one day after the nation was rocked to its foundation by the Supreme Court decision to honor love in all its forms the story of another love that blossomed as the world was changing came to our attention. It's the APT production of "Pride and Prejudice."
"A Streetcar Named Desire" won the Pulitzer Prize for Tennessee Williams and the American Players Theater delivers a performance that is up to the reputation of the play. Tracy Michelle Arnold, who plays Blanche, has never been better.
Located on the banks of the Wisconsin River, Spring Green is small in population (about 1,600 people) but grand in reputation. And located only two hours from Milwaukee, it's a viable and enjoyable weekend getaway.
After a recent visit to review Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull," Wall Street Journal critic Terry Teachout called Wisconsin's very own American Players Theatre in Spring Green the "finest classical-repertory company in the U.S."
The Spring Green area, an hour west of Madison, is the Wisconsin Dells for adults.
"A Long Day's Journey into Night" is an American classic, and Spring Green's American Players Theatre opened a high octane staging of it last week. OnMilwaukee.com's Damien Jaques checks in on the production and also catches up with Dawn Helsing Wolters, the new managing director of the Milwaukee Rep, and the Skylight Opera, too.