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January 2012

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ARTS &ENTERTAINMENT McGivern), the self-proclaimed "Queen of Rural Media," as she tapes her last Christmas Special in front of a live audience. 273-7206. SCROOGE IN ROUGE, through Dec. 31 ;Tenth Street Theatre, 628 N. 10th St. In a British music hall at the turn-of-the-century, a troupe of 23 actors is about to embark on a musical version of "A Christmas Carol" when 20 of them come down with food poison- ing. Just three are left to pull off the show. Described as a "hilari- ously funny" show. 271-1371. HOLIDAY PUNCH, Dec. 28-31; Off the Wall Theatre, 127 E. Wells St. This year's show includes a section on office Christmas parties, Price is Right sketch, new local version of "Camelot" enti- tled "MADISON!" Also part of the fun is a medley of songs about events in the Middle East during 2011, nod to "Spiderman Turn Off the Dark," a Kurt Weill Christmas parody, and more. 327- 3552. A WRINKLE IN TIME, Jan. 27-Feb. 19; Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. First Stage Children's Theater presention about a strange visitor who arrives at a family's home on a dark and stormy night, Meg Murry embarks on a wild jour- ney through space and time to rescue her father from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet. 273-7206. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Jan. 31-March 4; Quadracchi Powerhouse Theater, 108 E. Wells St. Set in small-town Alabama during the Depression, and seen with brilliant clarity through the eyes of a young tomboy, this Pulitzer Prize-winning tale is about innocence, tolerance, family and courage. Milwaukee Repertory Theater presentation. 224-9490. REP LAB, Jan. 12-16; Stiemke Studio, Milwaukee Theater Center, 108 E. Wells St. Milwaukee Repertory Theater's short play festival. 224-9490. THE COMPLEAT WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE – ABRIDGED, Jan. 13-March 11; Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee Theater Center. Three phenomenal actors, armed with an outra- geous assortment of outerwear and props, cram the Bard's entire canon of plays (and sonnets), into 90 minutes of high-speed, over-the-top hilarity. 224-9490. D A N C E THE SEQUEL! Jan. 20-29; Danceworks Studio Theatre, 1661 N. Water St. In this fast-paced feature, historic battles ensue, dramas entrance, lovers swoon, hostages are taken and superheroes save the day. 277-8480. C O M E D Y FRANK CALIENDO, Jan. 21; Riverside Theater, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave. 286-3663. JOHN OLIVER, Jan. 27; Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. 286-3663. COLIN MOCHRIE & BRAD SHERWOOD, "WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY," Jan. 28; Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. 18 CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 E X H I B I T S LES PAUL'S HOUSE OF SOUND, MILWAUKEE MUSCLE, ENERGY & INGENUITY, CITY OF FRESHWATER, continu- ing; Discovery World, 500 N. Harbor Dr. FAITH FAMILY FESTA, MILWAUKEE'S ITALIANS, continu- ing; Milwaukee County Historical Society, 910 N. Old World 3rd St. Explores life for Milwaukee's Italian community. 273- 8288. THE DRAWING SEASON, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave., Sheboygan. In a series of six exhibi- tions, the arts center illuminates the vitality and varied vocabulary of the art of drawing as practiced by contempo- rary artists. From miniature works of graphite on paper to massive gallery installations employing unconventional materials, these drawings are neither preparatory sketches nor pages from sketchbooks; they are works of art that stand on their own. HIDING PLACES: MEMORY IN THE ARTS, through Dec. 30; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave., Sheboygan. An organization-wide, interdisciplinary program- ming initiative with more than 50 visual and performing artists looking at how memories disappear into, or emerge from, the hiding places of the mind. ANTIQUE TOYS, through Dec. 31; Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N547 Washington Ave. Noon-4 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tues.-Sat. 262-375-3676. NATIVE GAMES, through Jan. 1; Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St. Display highlights native games found among tribes in the U.S. and Canada. 278-2702. BUILDING A MASTERPIECE: SANTIAGO CALATRAVA AND THE MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM, through Jan. 1, 2012; Milwaukee Art Museum. TARYN SIMON: PHOTOGRAPHS AND TEXTS, through Jan. 1; Milwaukee Art Museum. Works from three projects: The Innocents, portraits of individuals who were convicted of violent crimes they did not commit.An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar, photographs and texts revealing objects and sites that inaccessible or unknown to the public. The third body of work, Contraband, 1,075 images depicting items detained or seized from passengers entering the United States. HOLLY, JOLLY HOLIDAYS HOLIDAY SHOW, through Jan. 1; Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory (The Domes). "Santas" from around the world come together, while elves make toys in the workshop for all good girls and boys and thousands of poinsettias fill the Show Dome. 649-9830. IMPRESSIONISM: MASTERWORKS ON PAPER, through Jan. 8; Milwaukee Art Museum. 110 drawings, watercolors and pastels by the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, active in France during the second half of the nineteenth century and closely associated with avant-garde move- ments. CONTINUED ON PAGE 23

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