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.

 

SEX WITH STRANGERS

SEX WITH STRANGERS

October 26th, 2017 - October 27th, 2017

Renaissance Theaterworks opens its 25th Anniversary Season with SEX WITH STRANGERS by Laura Eason, running October 20 – November 12, 2017 at the Broadway Theatre Center in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee.

When frustrated forty-ish novelist, Olivia, meets fast-talking, twenty-something, blogger and memoirist, Ethan – known more for his sexual prowess than his prose – she worries that she will become just another chapter in his little black book.

Their funny and passionate union blurs the lines between rewrites, romance and royalties – proving you can’t judge a book by its author.

SEX WITH STRANGERS was one of America’s top ten most produced plays from 2014-2016. In addition to playwriting, Laura Eason is also a producer/writer for the Emmy Award-winning series House of Cards.

Directed by Mallory Metoxen, featuring Marti Gobel & Nick Narcisi

Performances are: Wednesday* – Friday @ 7:30pm (*one Wednesday Matinee performance on November 8 at 1:00pm), Saturdays at 4:00pm & 8:00pm* (*No 8:00pm performance November 4 or 11), Sundays at 2pm.

Tickets are available through the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office (158 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202), by phone and online at www.r-t-w.com

PHANTASIES SUCH AS THESE

PHANTASIES SUCH AS THESE

October 26th, 2017 - October 29th, 2017

Six tales of terror by Edgar Allan Poe

A collection of stories penned by the Master f the Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe.  You may likely recognize THE BLACK CAT, THE RAVEN and THE TELL TALE HEART, but you may be delightfully spooked by THE OVAL PORTRAIT, THE SPHINX and THE FACTS IN THE CASE OF MR. VALDEMAR.

First presented at the Actors’ Workshop in Ashland, Oregon, PHANTASIES SUCH AS THESE was heralded in Hollywood’s DRAMALOGUE as a “marvelously spooky melange” and ” the perfect prelude” to Halloween festivities.

Rated PG13

 

Water Music

October 27th, 2017

Water and music coincide with a 360-degree view of the lake and downtown in Discovery World’s Pilot House. Milwaukee Symphony President Mark Niehaus and Water Council member Julia Taylor host a special symphony performance and discuss water’s influence on local businesses, culture and music. Event dress is Cocktail Attire.

DISCOVERY WORLD
6:00 – Cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Guests explore Discovery World’s water exhibits and lesser known musical instruments relating to water.

PILOT HOUSE
7:30 – Sparkling performance by Milwaukee Symphony of Handel’s Water Music

8:30 – Water, music and Milwaukee discussion
9:00 – Coffee and dessert

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

October 27th, 2017

Take a fantastic musical adventure with an out-of-this-world car that flies through the air and sails the seas. Cheer on the devoted father and eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts, and his children, Jemima and Jeremy, as they plot to rescue Grandpa Potts and the children of Vulgaria from the dastardly Baron Bomburst. Based on the beloved 1968 film based on Ian Fleming’s children’s book and featuring an unforgettable score, this is one family-friendly blockbuster that audiences will find “Truly Scrumptious.” Suggested for families with young people ages 6 – 16+

SEX WITH STRANGERS

SEX WITH STRANGERS

October 27th, 2017 - October 28th, 2017

Renaissance Theaterworks opens its 25th Anniversary Season with SEX WITH STRANGERS by Laura Eason, running October 20 – November 12, 2017 at the Broadway Theatre Center in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee.

When frustrated forty-ish novelist, Olivia, meets fast-talking, twenty-something, blogger and memoirist, Ethan – known more for his sexual prowess than his prose – she worries that she will become just another chapter in his little black book.

Their funny and passionate union blurs the lines between rewrites, romance and royalties – proving you can’t judge a book by its author.

SEX WITH STRANGERS was one of America’s top ten most produced plays from 2014-2016. In addition to playwriting, Laura Eason is also a producer/writer for the Emmy Award-winning series House of Cards.

Directed by Mallory Metoxen, featuring Marti Gobel & Nick Narcisi

Performances are: Wednesday* – Friday @ 7:30pm (*one Wednesday Matinee performance on November 8 at 1:00pm), Saturdays at 4:00pm & 8:00pm* (*No 8:00pm performance November 4 or 11), Sundays at 2pm.

Tickets are available through the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office (158 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202), by phone and online at www.r-t-w.com

Guys and Dolls

Guys and Dolls

October 27th, 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 27th, 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 27th, 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.

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