When Caroline, a veteran social worker, removes infant Luna Gale from the custody of her struggling young parents, the best course of action seems clear and Baby Luna is placed temporarily with her devoted grandmother.
However Caroline quickly realizes that the situation is more complicated as she uncovers a shadowy and secretive family past. Struggling with the limitations of an overburdened bureaucracy, Caroline is forced to make a risky decision with potentially dangerous consequences.
LUNA GALE explores the tough situations welfare workers must contend with daily to ensure the well-being of children and their families.
Welcome to Bronzeville. A world premiere by Sheri Williams Pannell. January 13 – February 5, 2017. Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water Street. 1957. The heart of Milwaukee’s Bronzeville pulses to the beat of Jazz and Rhythm and Blues. Everyone expects Michael Jr. to follow in his father’s footsteps. But is this who is he truly meant to be? The local talent show, a famous visitor, and the wisdom and guidance of a community seeking to lift up their young people, help Mike find the path to the man he will become. Join us for this latest installment of The Wisconsin Cycle developed with the input and support of the elders in our community and celebrate the vibrant and rich community that was Milwaukee’s Bronzeville. For families with young people ages 8 – 16 and up.
Book and lyrics by Joe Dipietro, music by Jimmy Roberts. February 3 – 19. Cabot Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway. Love in all its glory is celebrated in this tuneful and witty musical comedy revue. Revealing the joys and frustrations of relationships – at nearly every stage of life – has never been so fun.
Researcher Juliana Smithton is poised for a tremendous clinical breakthrough. As she presents her findings to colleagues at an upscale beach resort, though, she is distracted by an enigmatic young woman in a yellow bikini sitting among the business suits. A mystery unravels, as Juliana’s sense of truth collides with fragmented memories and with family and peers she finds increasingly difficult to trust. White’s psychological and emotional thriller will have you on the edge until the curtain comes down. … but thinking makes it so.
January 17-February 17, 2017 located in the Quadracci Powerhouse
A PULITZER PRIZE WINNER
From the most in-demand playwright today, Milwaukee native Ayad Akhtar brings us the play that got everyone talking, winning the 2013 Pulitzer Prize and took Broadway by storm. Amir, a successful Pakistani-American lawyer, is happy, in love, and about to land a huge promotion. But when he and his wife, a Caucasian artist inspired by Islamic painting, host a dinner party for Amir’s African American co-worker and her Jewish husband, the evening takes an unexpected turn and Amir makes a costly decision. Don’t miss this conversation-starter that will definitely give you something to talk about at the water cooler the next day.
Tickets start at $30 and subject to change. For updated pricing and to learn about Subscriptions, Senior, student and 35 & Under discounts visit our website www.MilwaukeeRep.com
January 20-March 19, 2017 located in the Stackner Cabaret
CELEBRATE A LOCAL LEGEND
Few names trigger more memories and smiles in Milwaukee than Al McGuire, Marquette University’s legendary basketball coach. Many know him for leading the Warriors to the NCAA Championship and for his candid television personality, but few knew him like his broadcasting partner—Emmy Award-winner Dick Enberg. Just in time for March Madness, McGuire is a touching portrait of the uncommonly funny and profound man behind the legend.
Tickets start at $45 and subject to change. For updated pricing and to learn about Subscriptions, Senior, student and 35 & Under discounts visit our website www.MilwaukeeRep.com
The music of John Williams has transported us beyond our imagination. To new worlds. Through heart-pounding adventures. Be there as the MSO plays all your John Williams favorites: Superman, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, E.T., and Star Wars.
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