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.

 

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.

 

The Nutcracker

December 11th, 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 Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 11th, 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+

GROUNDWORKS: Bliss (Or Emily Post Is Dead!)

GROUNDWORKS: Bliss (Or Emily Post Is Dead!)

December 11th, 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?

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