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!
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+
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.
Black Nativity, 12/7 – 12/17
By Langston Hughes | Directed by Malkia Stampley
Black Nativity by Langston Hughes captures hearts with soul stirring sounds of traditional gospel music. Featuring a talented all-local cast, Stampley’s modern take on Hughes’ gospel song play about the beloved Christmas story can be enjoyed by the entire family.
Marcus Center Box Office: 414.273.7206, Ticketmaster.com or MarcusCenter.org, Groups 10+ Call 414.273.7121 Ext. 210
Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is a co-presentation by Black Arts MKE and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Handel’s Messiah is one of the world’s most cherished musical works. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Chorus present our majestic seasonal tradition in venues throughout southeastern Wisconsin.
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.
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.
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 Times, this 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.
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