Milwaukee Ballet pairs a charming classic with a cutting edge contemporary work in their spring double bill running April 6-9 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.
This traditional production of La Sylphide is regarded as closer to the original than any other classical ballet being performed today. Mixing traditional classical dance and Scottish reels, this masterpiece blends humor and romance to tell the story of a Scottish farmer who receives an unexpected kiss from a “sylph,” or winged spirit, that changes his life forever.
Timothy O’Donnell’s new work, Sans Pleurer, showcases the physical and theatrical talents of the men of Milwaukee Ballet. This electric world premiere, which translates to “Without Tears,” explores the “boys don’t cry” philosophy and its long-term effects on men.
Robert returns to Dublin to reunite with Cait, the woman who captured his heart during a James Joyce literary tour 35 years ago. Dancing backwards through time, the older couple retrace their steps to discover their younger selves. Through young Robbie and Caithleen, they relive the unlikely, inevitable events that brought them – only briefly – together. This Irish time travel love story blends wit, humor and heartache into a buoyant, moving appeal for making the most of the present before it is past. The one-that-got-away, revisited.
The Studio Artists return with Florentine After Dark on April 7 and 8, 2017. This concert will feature a program of German, French and American cabaret songs both familiar and fresh, in a relaxed atmosphere, expanding the musical horizons for Florentine audiences, both old and new.
Single Tickets are just $20 per seat and are on sale now!
Season Tickets to this series start at just $15 per seat. Call 1 800 32 OPERA TODAY to reserve your subscription for the next @ THE CENTER Season!
In 1919, the dawn of the Jazz Age, young John Pace Seavering opens his own publishing company in a cramped Manhattan office with the help of his tightly wound assistant Gidger.
But before John can publish his first book, a strange machine of mysterious origin is delivered to the office. As Gidger suspiciously examines the bizarre contraption, which has started ticking violently, two would-be authors arrive. They are Dennis McCleary, John’s best friend and a gifted novelist, and Jessie Brewster, a famed Jazz singer and John’s secret mistress, who has written a tell-all memoir.
With only enough capital to produce one book, John is caught between the two. But his struggle is cut short when the machine explodes shooting reams of paper all over the room. What’s written on these pages will throw John’s dreams and plans into disarray. THE VIOLET HOUR is a hilarious & heartfelt tale with a touch of magical realism.
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
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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