Performances

SISTER ACT

SISTER ACT

October 12th, 2017 - November 5th, 2017

SISTER ACT is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet!

When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.

 

Hot Mikado

Hot Mikado

October 13th, 2017 - October 14th, 2017

Cultures collide in this updated, hot version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s hilarious tale, The Mikado. Set in a 1940s nightclub, the music swings with big band, jazz, gospel and blues.

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson

October 13th, 2017

Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s: grave men peer through their giant telescope. Behind the scenes, Henrietta Leavitt and her female “computer” partners map the distant stars in galaxies beyond our own. Henrietta’s brilliant work paves the way for modern astronomy, but she struggles for recognition in a man’s world. In this magical story of science, history, family and love, a passionate young woman maps her own passage through a society determined to keep her in her place.

Single tickets go on sale July 31st.

FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE

October 13th, 2017

by Terrence McNally Sept. 20 – Oct. 15, 2017 Studio Theatre

Directed by Mary MacDonald Kerr Featuring Todd Denning and Marcella Kearns
Restaurant coworkers Frankie and Johnny have been on one date, and they’ve slept together, and that’s IT – as far as Frankie is concerned. Johnny, a compulsive romantic, has other ideas. He’s decided they’re in love. As the night goes on, the duo’s sometimes-touching, sometimeshilarious conversation leads both to question whether the paths of their lives might be more changeable than they believe. Terrence McNally (writer of MASTER CLASS) shines yet again in this bittersweet comedy about two people slowly revealing themselves by moonlight.

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

October 13th, 2017

This celebrated musical comedy follows two small-time gamblers as they pursue love and luck, from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana., Cuba. It’s no surprise that it tops Entertainment Weekly’s list of “Greatest Musicals of All Time,” as this granddaddy of American musicals has it all – show-stopping numbers, a timeless story, and some of the best show tunes ever, including “Luck Be a Lady,” “A Bushel and a Peck,” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.” It’s a sure bet you’ll leave the theater with a smile on your face!

All performance times and ticket prices subject to change. Please visit www.MilwaukeeRep.com for latest information.

Souvenir

Souvenir

October 13th, 2017

Eccentric Manhattan socialite Florence Foster Jenkins once declared, “people may say I can’t sing, but no one ever said I didn’t sing.” And, oh, did she sing – often and loudly, but rarely on key. Her recitals brought her a legion of die-hard fans, and she capped her improbable career with a Carnegie Hall concert that famously sold out in two hours. Her story was recently told in an Oscar-nominated film starring Meryl Streep. Time Out calls Souvenir “a memorable illustration of the purely theatrical magic that can turn the tinniest ear to gold.” Souvenir is a charming and hilarious musical comedy that reminds us that can achieve anything when you set your mind to it.

All performance times and ticket prices subject to change. Please visit www.MilwaukeeRep.com for latest information.

The Who & The What

The Who & The What

October 13th, 2017

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Disgraced and The Invisible Hand comes a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are. Growing up Muslim with her close-knit family in Atlanta, Zarina is writing about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gap between her modern life and traditional heritage. When her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they all must confront the beliefs that define them. Called “a play not be missed” by the Chicago TribuneThe Who & The What is a passionate and searing look at a family divided by faith, bonded by love, and searching for truth in contemporary America.

All performance times and ticket prices subject to change. Please visit www.MilwaukeeRep.com for latest information.

Under the Streelamp

Under the Streelamp

October 13th, 2017

Under the Streetlamp, Chicago’s own cast of Jersey Boys keep harmonizing, and audiences keep falling under their spell. Following two top rated PBS specials, “The Boys” come to Milwaukee to join the Milwaukee Symphony for a survey of American rock and roll. Doo-Wop, Motown, classic rock and more. Hits of The Drifters, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, and their Four Seasons mentors Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio. “It’s Just Too Good to be True”!

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