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Jason played by Mikey Kok, carries Hera played by London Roysden through the current of a river as Athena played by Renata Orth, left, looks on in "Argonautika" at Tremper High School. ( SEAN KRAJACIC )

Get Out: Tremper unveils ‘Argonautika’

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A modernized retelling of classic Greek mythology arrives in an intimate setting as Kenosha Unified opens “Argonautika” tonight (May 18) at the Tremper High School Studio Theatre (Room 120), 8560 26th Ave.

It’s the final show of Kenosha Unified’s 2016-17 season. The lineup included nine main-stage performances and six studio acts.

“Some of these shows, you’re jumping from one to the next and usually there’s an overlap,” Tremper drama director Nic Cicerale said. “At the end, you can’t believe it all happened in one year.”


Get Out: ‘Number the Stars’ comes to Bradford Studio

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Kenosha Unified delivers an award-winning children’s story centered around adult themes in “Number the Stars” opening at 7:30 tonight (May 18) at the Bradford High School Studio (Room 150), 3700 Washington Road.

The play is based on a fictional story written by Lois Lowry about the escape of a Jewish family from Copenhagen during World War II. Annemarie Johansen (played by Emily Burhani) becomes a part of the events related to the rescue of the Danish Jews avoiding relocation to concentration camps. She risks her life in order to help her best friend, Ellen Rosen (Nailah Ali), by pretending that Ellen is Annemarie’s late, older sister.

St. Joseph K-8 performs ‘Godspell Jr.’

The musical “Godspell Jr.” — based on the 1971 Broadway show “Godspell” — will be performed 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday (May 19-20) at the St. Joseph Catholic Academy Upper Campus auditorium. 2401 69th St.

Paul Connolly is directing the show, which features students in kindergarten through eighth grade who are attending St. Joseph Catholic Lower Campus.

Get Out: ‘Joseph’ returns to Racine Theatre Guild

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A 20-year standing ovation has finally been answered.

The Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave., delivers a much-anticipated encore performance with an extended four-weekend run of the former Broadway musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” opening on Friday (May 12).

CTA brings ‘Aladdin Jr.’ to downtown

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Casting a show with more talent than roles can be a desirable dilemma.

Some of the area’s youngest, brightest actors take the stage as Children’s Theatre Academy performs the Walt Disney classic “Aladdin Jr.” The show opens for a two-weekend run on Friday (May 12) at Armitage Academy, 6032 Eighth Ave.

‘The Big Five-Oh!’ continues its run

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A heart-warming comedy returns this weekend at the Rhode Center for the Arts. Here is a closer look at the show:

What: Lakeside Players’ production of “The Big Five-Oh!”

Kenosha Unified wraps up the 2016-17 season with a drama in the studio. Here is a closer look at the show:

What: Kenosha Unified’s studio production of “Number the Stars”

Get Out: Want to see something funny?

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Tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside combines ancient comedy with the golden age of musicals in the Tony Award-winning “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” opening for a two-weekend run Friday (April 28) at the Main Stage Theatre.

Get Out: Audience solves the mystery of ‘Edwin Drood’

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Carthage College is taking audience participation to a new level with “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at the Wartburg Auditorium.

The musical, based on the unfinished manuscript of Charles Dickens’ final novel, features an interactive twist as audience members choose the ending. The show stops where Dickens left off, allowing for varying plot points and casting decisions for each performance.

Get Out: Kenosha Unified delivers ‘Hunchback’

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One of Walt Disney’s darkest animated features is arriving on the local high school stage.

Kenosha Unified delivers its final, main stage production of the season with a piloted version of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” opening Friday (April 28) at the Bradford High School Auditorium.

Extended runs: Christian Life’s ‘Godspell’ closes Friday

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A former Broadway musical and a rags-to-riches story continue locally this week. Here is a look at each show:

What: The Christian Life production of “Godspell”

Coming soon: Show about turning 50 comes to the Rhode

A comedy about a man accepting his age and a children’s musical arrive next week. Here is a look at both shows:

What: The Lakeside Players production of “The Big Five-Oh!”

‘George Washington’ comedy opens at Central High School

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A comedy about all of the “joys” of home ownership arrives this weekend at Central High School. Here is a closer look at the show:

What: Central High School’s “George Washington Slept Here”

OOHP present ‘Bob: A Life in Five Acts’

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First-time play director Brandy Harrell hopes the audience loves her show as much as the cast and crew enjoy producing it.

Racine’s Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St., wraps up its 25th season with the laugh out loud, heart-warming story of “Bob: A Life in Five Acts,” which opens for a three-weekend run on Friday (April 21). Born and abandoned in a White Castle restroom, Bob (played by Cody Ernest) energetically embarks on an epic journey in his beige Malibu.

Coming soon: Unified to deliver ‘Hunchback’

Kenosha Unified delivers its final main stage production of the school year with a piloted, high school version of a Walt Disney animated feature. Here is a closer look at the musical:

What: Kenosha Unified’s “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”

Lakeside Players unveils 2017-18 slate of shows

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Lakeside Players Inc. has four main stage shows, a pair of family plays and two mature-themed productions in next season’s lineup at the Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St.

A variety of ticket packages are offered at www.rhodecenter.org.

Racine Theatre Guild sets season lineup

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Plenty of music, laughs and high jinks are in store for the Racine Theatre Guild’s 80th season.

Eight shows, including musicals, comedies and the popular musical-comedy “Sister Act,” are slated for next season’s schedule, which was recently announced by the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave.

OOHP to stage ‘Bob: A Life in Five Acts’

Racine’s Over Our Head Players opens a comedic exploration of American mythology next week. Here is a closer look at the show:

What: Over Our Head Players’ production of “Bob: A Life in Five Acts”

Extended runs: Trio of shows continues this weekend

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A pair of musicals and a Greek comedy continue this weekend. Here is a look at each show:

What: Lakeside Players’ “Junie B. Jones: The Musical”

Get Out: Carthage College presents ‘Away from the Mirror’

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Carthage College’s annual spring dance concert is all about the students.

“Away from the Mirror,” an all-student produced and choreographed performance, takes place Saturday and Sunday (April 8-9) at Carthage’s Studio Theatre. The dance features solos, duets and group numbers in a wide repertoire of contemporary, post-modern, technical ballet, tap, hip hop and lyrical styles.

Get Out: RTG stages ‘Greek Mythology’

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A wacky, Cliff Notes’ version of ancient history opens Friday (March 31) with “The Iliad, The Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes of Less” at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave.

With the clock ticking in front of the audience, six cast members portray many well-known Greek gods and introduce several lesser-known ones in a fast-paced, outlandish production. The show, narrated by a ring girl, features numerous skits including spin-offs of “Love Connection,” “American Idol” and “SportsCenter.”

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