Mockingbird. Adapted by Julie Jensen. Based upon the book by Kathryn Erksine. Winner of the National Book Award. This play was commissioned by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and was first produced at the Kennedy Center during the 2014-2015 season. Produced by special arrangement with GURMAN AGENCY LLC, New York, NY. March 24 – April 9, 2017. Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water Street. Caitlin sees the world in black and white. Colors are messy, and recess is chaotic. As an 11-year-old on the autism spectrum, Caitlin used to rely on her older brother to help make sense of a world that doesn’t fit her definitions, but now that he’s gone, she’s all on her own. With the support of her advisor, father, and a new reading buddy, Caitlin begins to understand how to embrace the “messiness” of emotions. Soaring with heart and humor, discover how the perseverance of one girl can change a community – and how black and white can always be complemented by a kaleidoscope of colors. For families with young people ages 10 – 17 and up.
Our mad-cap, smash-hit, 2015 production is back! Now with even more cowbell! Join us in the town of Titipu for a Mikado like no other!
Directed by Jill Anna Ponasik and Catie O’Donnell
Music Direction by Ruben Piirainen, with special assistance from Michael “Ding” Lorenz
Choreography by James Zager
The Mikado: Doug Jarecki
Ko-Ko: Jason Powell
Nanki-Poo: Nathan Wesselowski
Pooh-Bah: Joseph Riggenbach
Pish-Tush: Doug Clemons (March 16, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25 at 7:30)
Kelly Doherty (March 25 at 2:00, March 26)
Katisha: Diane Lane
Yum-Yum: Susan Wiedmeyer
Pitti-Sing: Allison Hull
Peep-Bo: Heidi Boyd
The Ensemble: Alicia York and Kelly Doherty
Center (Section 2): $28
Side (Sections 1 & 3): $22
Tickets available at http://nextact.org/rental-events/mot-mikado/ or 414.278.0765
By French composer André Grétry, text by Jean François Marmontel, based on “La Belle et la Bête” (Beauty and the Beast) by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont and “Amour pour Amour” by P.C. Nivelle de La Chaussée. March 17 – 26. Cabot Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway. Based on the story of Beauty and the Beast, this Baroque opera showcases the well-known fairy tale in a new light, while remaining true to its message of the redemptive power of love and the true nature of inner beauty.
March 24-May 28, 2017 located in the Stackner Cabaret
ONE OF THE GREATEST COMEDIANS
Deemed the “greatest living interpreter of Groucho Marx’s material” by The New York Times, Frank Ferrante brings his acclaimed production as seen on PBS and in New York to Milwaukee! This fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity features the best Groucho one-liners and songs including “Hooray For Captain Spalding,” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.” And don’t be shy – you might find yourself part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Called “nothing short of masterful” by the Chicago Tribune, come prepared to be entertained by the true master of comedy.
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 MSO means music as Joel Levine leads radio hits from five magical decades. The platters that matter from The Beatles, Neil Diamond, Elton John, Abba, and others. More than 30 chart-toppers…the hits just keep on comin’!
February 22-April 2, 2017 located in the Stiemke Studio
A NEW PLAY FOR OUR TIMES
An ace fighter pilot finds herself grounded when an unexpected pregnancy puts her career on hold. When she returns to the pilot’s seat, she finds that she’s now part of the “chair force,” flying drones and dropping bombs on enemy combatants in Afghanistan from the comfort of an air conditioned trailer in Las Vegas. In this gripping, ripped-from-the-headlines new play, we find that hunting terrorists by day and being a mother by night may be this top gun’s toughest assignment yet.
Tickets start at $20 and subject to change. For updated pricing and to learn about Subscriptions, Senior, student and 35 & Under discounts visit our website www.MilwaukeeRep.com
March 7-April 9, 2017 located in the Quadracci Powerhouse
A GREAT AMERICAN CLASSIC
Faded southern belle Amanda frets constantly over her two live-in adult children—the painfully shy Laura and her restless poet brother, Tom. After great prodding, Tom brings home a possible suitor for Laura, but an unknown truth causes shockwaves in the family unraveling the delicate fantasies that keep them going. Director Mark Clements reunites with 10-time Joseph Jefferson Award-winner Hollis Resnik, who wowed Rep audiences as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow, for a new production of this American classic that made Tennessee Williams a household name.
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
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