Performances

Jazz Heritage Festival

Jazz Heritage Festival

March 1st, 2018

Jazz combo performances by the young musicians in the Jazz Studies program as well as clinics led by professional jazz musicians.

Admission is pay-what-you-can.

Black Pearl Sings!

Black Pearl Sings!

March 1st, 2018

Music unites strangers and bridges racial divisions in this powerful story based on real life events. It’s 1933, and an ambitious song collector for the Library of Congress visits a Texas prison where she meets Pearl, an African-American woman with a soulful voice and steely spirit. Featuring more than a dozen beautiful a cappella renditions of spirituals and American folk songs, Black Pearl Sings! explores what it means to be a woman in a man’s world, being black in a white world, and fighting for one’s soul in a world where anyone can be a commodity. BroadwayWorld describes the play as “…a vivid reminder that the things that connect us are often stronger than the things which divide us.”

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

INTO THE WOODS

INTO THE WOODS

March 1st, 2018 - March 18th, 2018

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairy tale about the wishes, family and the choices we make.

This musical follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk.  When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break it.

 

One House Over

One House Over

March 1st, 2018

When Rafael and Camila Hernandez move in downstairs to help Joanne with her elderly father, Joanne breathes a little easier. She needs their help, and they need jobs. But she can’t anticipate the complications that arise when “the help” starts to feel like family…and act like it. A brilliantly funny and provocative new piece by one of today’s hottest playwrights, it’s an empathetic but searing examination of boundaries, power, privilege, and fear in a single backyard.

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

THE BROTHERS SIZE

March 1st, 2018

by Tarell Alvin McCraney Feb. 21 – March 18, 2018 Studio Theatre

Directed by Marti Gobel Featuring Marques Causey, Travis Knight and Andrew Muwongé

Ogun Size is focused and straightforward, dedicating himself to his career running an auto repair shop. His younger brother Oshoosi wanders aimlessly after his recent release from prison, uninterested in following Ogun’s disciplined path. Each seeks to be free — Ogun of worry for his brother and Oshoosi simply of the bayou country of Louisiana. So when Elegba, a man who served time with Oshoosi, arrives with an offer of a free car, the gift becomes a temptation – and perhaps a trap. Based on West African myths and rich in poetry and song, Tarell Alvin McCraney’s profound play is a tough and tender drama about what it means to brother and be brothered.

The Outgoing Tide

The Outgoing Tide

March 1st, 2018 - March 2nd, 2018

Gunner in beginning to forget words and becoming confused. His wife, Peg, wants to move them from their beloved Chesapeake Bay home and into assisted care. Trapped by the menacing grip of an aging mind and fearful of his uncertain future, Gunner hatches an unorthodox plan to shape his own destiny. Winner of Chicago’s 2011 Jeff Awards for Best New Play.

Featuring James Pickering (Gunner), Simon Provan (Jack), and Susan Sweeney (Peg).  The Outgoing Tide is written by Bruce Graham.

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