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September 2013

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Complete address of sites and phone numbers are listed with first mention. Area codes of phone numbers are 414 unless shown otherwise. Please confirm events when possible; listings subject to change. For updates and links to websites, visit THEATER THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE, Sept. 18-Oct. 13; Studio Theatre, Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway. Alice Conroy is an avid fan of murder mysteries. So when her husband, a Chicago homicide detective, is gunned down, she sets out to uncover who did it…and why. A collaboration by Milwaukee Chamber Theatre with the UWM Peck School of the Arts Theatre Department. PERFECT MENDACITY, Sept. 19-Oct. 13; Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St. Walter Kreutzer is learning to lie. Or more precisely, he's being coached to beat the polygraph. His employer demands the test while Walter's best friend spies on him, his wife opens up old wounds, and the polygraph consultant dredges up his darkest secrets. Presented by Next Act Theatre Company. VENUS IN FUR, Sept. 25-Nov. 3; Stiemke Studio Theater, Milwaukee Theater Center, 108 E. Wells St. A late-night encounter in a deserted audition studio evolves from banal routine into a sizzling battle of the sexes blending love, libido, and literature. M U S I C NOTE: At Potawatomi Bingo Casino, no one under 21 is allowed in the theater under any circumstances. TRINITY • THREE IRISH PUBS LIVE MUSIC, 125 E. Juneau Ave. Live music, phone for information. On Friday and Saturday nights, ride the trolley between Trinity, The Harp, The Black Rose and RC's. Shuttles run to and from Brewers home games and Irish Fest. 278-7033. JAZZ IN THE PARK, Thursdays, through Sept. 5; Cathedral Square Park, downtown Milwaukee. Local and national jazz per I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNETT, through Oct. 20; Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee Theater Center, 108 E. Wells St. Three male singers perform an anthology of Bennett's best work, from "Rags to Riches" to "Put On a Happy Face" to the title track and many more. Celebrates more than six decades of remarkable music. 224-9490. MUMFORD AND SONS, Sept. 3; Marcus Amphitheater, 200 N. Harbor Dr. MICHAEL FRANTI AND SPEARHEAD, Sept. 4; Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. 286-3663. A DAY FOR GRACE, Sept. 5-8; Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St. Playwright/lead actor Doug Vincent and roots rock legend Sam Llanas (formerly of BoDeans) share the stage in this inspiring autobiographical tale that touches on the challenges of fatherhood and how it can resurrect personal memories. Produced by Boulder StoryHealers, and developed at Stage Left Studio in New York City. 278-0765. INUKSUIT, Sept. 7; Lynden Sculpture Garden, 2145 W. Brown Deer Rd., River Hills. Present Music kicks off its 2013-2014 season at the Lynden Sculpture Garden with bangs, clatters, whistles and more as 99 percussionists descend on Milwaukee to perform John Luther Adams' Inuksuit. Stroll among aural adventures created by tom-toms, whirly tubes, sirens, megaphones, conch shells, cymbals, temple gongs, wind machines, and bells. Grounds will open at 2 p.m. for picnicking; a shuttle bus will run from the Brown Deer Road Park & Ride. ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, Pabst Theater, Sept. 8; 144 E. Wells St. 286-3663. GREY GARDENS: THE MUSICAL, Sept. 11-22; Off the Wall Theatre, 127 E. Wells St. Based upon the true story and documentary film about the lives of Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, the eccentric aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, once bright names on the social register who became East Hampton's most notorious recluses. 484-8874. YOUTH LAGOON, Sept. 12; Pabst Theater. BLAKE SHELTON, Sept. 13; BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. Fourth St. 800-745-3000 THE RIDES, Sept. 13; Pabst Theater. BLUE HAWAII SPECTACULAR, Sept. 13-14; Next Act Theater. Rockabilly, fun and sun weekend event and variety show featuring some of the best and most unique acrobatic, vaudeville and burlesque acts from all over the U.S. THE GOODBYE GIRL, Sept. 13-29; Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre, 264 W. Main St., Waukesha. With music and lyrics by Marvin Hamlisch and David Zippel, Neil Simon has adapted his popular film of the same name into an energetic, romantic, and very funny musical. Presented by Waukesha Civic Theatre. 262547-0708. • Three-hour city tours by bus • Start from Milwaukee City Hall • Tap into history, photo ops and sample cheese, ice cream and beer (414) 698-8058 16 THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS, Sept. 13; Northern Lights Theater, Potawatomi Bingo Casino, 1721 W. Canal St. 8 p.m. Box Office, 847-7922; Ticketmaster, 800-745-3000. MONTGOMERY GENTRY, Sept. 15; Northern Lights Theater of Potawatomi Bingo Casino. 8 p.m. RAGTIME, Sept. 17-Oct. 27; Quadracci Powerhouse Theater, Milwaukee Theater Center, 108 E. Wells St. Sweeping musical

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