Performances

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

November 30th, 2017 - December 23rd, 2017

This “Tale as Old as Time” focuses on the relationship between the Beast, a young prince trapped under a hideous spell, and a beautiful young woman whom he imprisons in his castle. To become a prince again, the Beast must find a way to love and be loved. But time is running out. If lessons are not learned quickly, the Beast and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, the stage version includes all of the memorable songs written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new material from Mr. Menken and Tim Rice. The original Broadway production ran for more than thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

 

The Nutcracker

December 10th, 2017

The magic, mayhem, and music of Milwaukee’s most popular holiday tradition continues to captivate and inspire. Gather the family for this delightful dance adventure. Drosselmeyer, a magical toymaker, takes Clara, Fritz, and Marie on a journey to the Land of Toys and Sweets where they enjoy dances from around the world.

Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky’s score live every performance! Visit milwaukeeballet.org for a complete list of performances and pre-show activities, including musical performances, craft-making, magic, and a visit from Santa Claus.

VIP packages available!

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

December 10th, 2017

The Rep’s hit new adaptation, which broke box office records last December, is a tale of love, hope and  redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects. It’s a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 10th, 2017

Back by popular demand, this treasured classic comes to life on stage this holiday season. Everyone is giddy with Christmas cheer, but Charlie Brown has the Yuletide blues. Will directing the Christmas play help him get in the spirit of the season? Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they learn the true meaning of Christmas. This is one holiday gift the entire family will adore. Suggested for families with young people ages 4 – 14+

Annie

Annie

December 10th, 2017

This heartwarming, family-favorite Broadway musical has won seven Tony Awards, captivating audiences with a beloved story and an inspiring score, featuring the unforgettable hit song, “Tomorrow.”

Holmes and Watson

Holmes and Watson

December 10th, 2017

Dr. Watson is called upon to disprove the many frauds, fakes, and charlatans who have popped up all over the world claiming to be Sherlock Holmes following his “death” at Reichenbach Falls. Watson travels to a remote mental asylum where three men have recently been admitted, each claiming to be the late detective and matching his physical description. Watson must confront the men and figure out which one is the real Holmes. This thrilling new drama, by the celebrated writer of the movies Mr. Holmes and Stage Beauty, is next up in our series of popular mysteries like The Mousetrap and The 39 Steps 

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

MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET

December 10th, 2017

by Tom Dudzick Nov. 22 – Dec. 17, 2017 Studio Theatre

Directed by C. Michael Wright Featuring Josh Krause, Raeleen McMillion, Kat Wodtke and Greta Wohlrabe
Buffalo, NY might be depressed, but Clara Nowak is not. The devout Catholic is a mother of three, an organizer for her soup kitchen and the caretaker of her family’s local claim to fame: a 20-foot shrine to the Blessed Mother commemorating the miraculous night in 1942 when she appeared to Clara’s father in his barbershop. But when daughter Ruth announces one fateful Christmas Eve that she plans to create a one-woman show about her Grandpa’s story – the real story – this family’s foundations are shaken to the core. Tom Dudzick’s spirited comedy – just in time for the holidays – unspools a tale about believing in the powerful bonds that tie a family together.

Murder for Two

Murder for Two

December 10th, 2017

Co-written by Milwaukee High School of the Arts graduate Joe Kinosian, Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem, and murder that has played to sold-out audiences all over the country! In this hilarious 90-minute show, two performers play 13 roles – not to mention the piano – in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. Called “ingenious” by The New York Timesthis fast-paced whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

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

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 10th, 2017

Back by popular demand, this treasured classic comes to life on stage this holiday season. Everyone is giddy with Christmas cheer, but Charlie Brown has the Yuletide blues. Will directing the Christmas play help him get in the spirit of the season? Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they learn the true meaning of Christmas. This is one holiday gift the entire family will adore. Suggested for families with young people ages 4 – 14+

Bel Canto Chorus Christmas in the Basilica

Bel Canto Chorus Christmas in the Basilica

December 10th, 2017

These concerts have become a well-loved holiday tradition for families throughout Greater Milwaukee.  While including traditional and new carols and songs of the season, and the always anticipated sing-alongs, this year’s concerts will feature the premiere of a brand new, festive Christmas work by Milwaukee composer Daniel Van Gelderen.  Make Christmas music for voices, brass, and organ in an awe-inspiring location part of your annual holiday tradition.

 

Tickets: Available at www.belcanto.org

Price Range:  $29.50 – $61 with discounts available for students and seniors

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

December 10th, 2017

The Rep’s hit new adaptation, which broke box office records last December, is a tale of love, hope and  redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects. It’s a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR.

December 10th, 2017 - December 11th, 2017

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture,  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

 

GROUNDWORKS: Bliss (Or Emily Post Is Dead!)

GROUNDWORKS: Bliss (Or Emily Post Is Dead!)

December 10th, 2017

BLISS (OR EMILY POST IS DEAD!)

by Jami Brandli

Directed by Nabra Nelson

DECEMBER 10-12, 2017

SYNOPSIS

It’s 1960 in North Orange, NJ. Clytemnestra and Medea are now housewives with a pill addiction, and Antigone is the teenage girl next door who is in love with a black boy. On the surface, they’re seemingly blissful to follow the “rules” of Emily Post, the American author famous for writing on etiquette. But that’s just the surface. Then Cassandra, a black working girl, moves into their neighborhood and all routines are interrupted. Cassandra is determined to finally break the curse of Apollo, the gorgeous and egotistical god who gave her this “gift” of prophecy but made it so no one would ever believe her. He makes it clear his curse is practically indestructible: all she has to do is convince someone to believe her. Can Cassandra convince them they now have a choice in this modern era? That they don’t have to live a doomed existence? Can all four women escape their ongoing fate?

Holmes and Watson

Holmes and Watson

December 10th, 2017

Dr. Watson is called upon to disprove the many frauds, fakes, and charlatans who have popped up all over the world claiming to be Sherlock Holmes following his “death” at Reichenbach Falls. Watson travels to a remote mental asylum where three men have recently been admitted, each claiming to be the late detective and matching his physical description. Watson must confront the men and figure out which one is the real Holmes. This thrilling new drama, by the celebrated writer of the movies Mr. Holmes and Stage Beauty, is next up in our series of popular mysteries like The Mousetrap and The 39 Steps 

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

Murder for Two

Murder for Two

December 10th, 2017

Co-written by Milwaukee High School of the Arts graduate Joe Kinosian, Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem, and murder that has played to sold-out audiences all over the country! In this hilarious 90-minute show, two performers play 13 roles – not to mention the piano – in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. Called “ingenious” by The New York Timesthis fast-paced whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

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

The Secret Mask by Rick Chafe

The Secret Mask by Rick Chafe

December 10th, 2017

Almost forty years after Ernie walked out on the family, his son George is contacted to help the old man cope with the aftermath of a stroke. As Ernie struggles to regain language and memory, George works to overcome his hurt and resentment, caring for a father he never knew. Each man tries to make sense of the past while preparing for their uncertain, newly-entwined future – a moving parable of prodigal fathers.

Single tickets go on sale July 31st.

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