Performances

Our Town

Our Town

April 15th, 2018 - May 13th, 2018

Wisconsin native Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is one of the greatest American plays ever written. With poetic beauty and simplicity, Our Town illuminates the powerful bonds that hold communities together through everyday life and moments of crisis, as it follows the lives of the Gibbs, Webbs and their friends and neighbors. With humor, wit, and exceptionally powerful storytelling, Wilder delivers universal truths about what it means to be human and encourages us to live life to its fullest.

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

DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER

DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER

April 19th, 2018 - May 6th, 2018

Five years have passed since Bernard declared his love for Jacqueline in BOEING BOEING, and he is now planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress while Jacqueline, now his wife, is away. He has invited best friend Robert along to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well…. suppose everyone’s alibi gets confused with everyone else’s. An evening of hilarious confusion ensues as Bernard and Robert improvise at breakneck speed.

 

Secrets from the Wide Sky

Secrets from the Wide Sky

April 21st, 2018 - April 22nd, 2018

What is your secret to life? To success? Will you share your secret ingredient? Are you guarding a secret of your own or the secret of someone else? Are secrets better kept or shared? Join DPC and composer Allen Russell for an evening length concert of original music and dance inspired by the ‘secrets’ of intergenerational Milwaukee community members. Don’t worry… your secret is safe with us!

Season Subscriptions available now. Single ticket sales begin October 1, 2017.

Antarctica, WI

Antarctica, WI

April 22nd, 2018

In Milwaukee there lives a very special young man. One who sees more deeply than others. He sees so much that he loves in his city, but he also sees the fractures. And when this special boy begins to see icebergs floating into Milwaukee, he alone must find a way to help his community navigate through the dangerous waters. From internationally recognized playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer comes a contemporary folk tale inspired by conversations with our community. Suggested for families with young people ages 10 – 17+

Always...Patsy Cline

Always...Patsy Cline

April 22nd, 2018

Always…Patsy Cline.  A returned favorite event created and originally directed by Ted Swindley.  March 23-May 20, 2018. Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St.  After a record-breaking sold-out engagement in 2012, The Rep is bringing back this true story play about music legend Patsy Cline and her remarkable friendship with devoted fan Louise Seger.  Filled with two dozen unforgettable hits including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.” Returning to reprise the role of Patsy is Rep favorite Kelley Faulkner (Guys & Dolls) who dazzled audiences in 2012 earning her rave reviews that helped create Always…Patsy Cline in being an all time greatest Stackner hit. Joining her is Milwaukee favorite Tami Workentin in the role of Louise Seger.  Always…Patsy Cline celebrates the life and music of one of the most acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century.    

DOUBT: A PARABLE

April 22nd, 2018

by John Patrick Shanley April 12-29, 2018 Cabot Theatre

Directed by C. Michael Wright Featuring Colleen Madden, April Paul, Malkia Stampley and Marcus Truschinski

In 1964, at a Catholic church and school in the Bronx, there is a secret. Sister Aloysius is certain she knows it. But that is not enough – not when she believes the sinner is the parish priest himself, and his victim is the boy who has just become St. Nicholas’ first black student. Equipped with nothing but her moral certainty, Sister Aloysius embarks on a personal crusade with devastating consequences. John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer and Tony-winning play is a master study in the crushing weight of ambiguity, a complex clash of perspectives that leaves nothing certain.

TOP GIRLS

TOP GIRLS

April 22nd, 2018

Renaissance Theaterworks presents TOP GIRLS by Caryl Churchill, April 6 – April 29, 2018 at the Broadway Theatre Center in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee.

Marlene is thrilled to receive a merit-based promotion to Managing Director over her senior male colleagues. To celebrate she hosts a dinner party at a posh restaurant for five legendary women from history, myth and literature. Subsequently, these ladies become Marlene’s co-workers, clients, and relatives — all of whom rejoice in their successes but lament the sacrifices required to “have-it-all.”

Caryl Churchill’s masterwork of contemporary theater, TOP GIRLS, is a sharp, imaginative and profound examination of the choices women continue to face.

Directed by Suzan Fete, featuring Cassandra Bissell, Libby Amato, Jenny Wanasek, Elyse Edelman, Karissa Murrell Myers, Mary MacDonald Kerr, Grace DeWolff, and Rachael Zientek.

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

Until The Flood

Until The Flood

April 22nd, 2018

From Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman), comes an extraordinary theatrical event that explores the reactions of the St. Louis region to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. After conducting hundreds of interviews, Orlandersmith crafted a stunning play featuring eight real-life characters, all with unique and interesting perspectives. These stories reflect a range of human experiences – the drive to forward one’s prospects with education, the innate need to protect our loved ones from the harsh realities of the world and the urge to seek answers to life’s biggest questions. The result is a theatrical mosaic of diverse voices that explores how a community heals and grows together.

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

Asher Fisch Conducts Mahler

Asher Fisch Conducts Mahler

April 22nd, 2018

​​Guest conductor Asher Fisch leads Mahler’s serene The Song of the Earth, drawn from delicate lines of Chinese poetry. Knowing he had but little time, Mahler composed this radiantly serene cycle of songs, the first of his great farewells. Music as life giving, life sustaining, and life loving as the Earth itself.

Racine Symphony Orchestra Presents - Spring Masterworks - Season Finale

April 22nd, 2018

With guest artists: Winner of our 2018 Young Artists’ Competition, Greg Berg, Ami Bouterse, Colleen Brooks and Scott Pullen

Select pieces include: Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Symphony #26 “Lamentatione”

Antarctica, WI

Antarctica, WI

April 22nd, 2018

In Milwaukee there lives a very special young man. One who sees more deeply than others. He sees so much that he loves in his city, but he also sees the fractures. And when this special boy begins to see icebergs floating into Milwaukee, he alone must find a way to help his community navigate through the dangerous waters. From internationally recognized playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer comes a contemporary folk tale inspired by conversations with our community. Suggested for families with young people ages 10 – 17+

Always...Patsy Cline

April 22nd, 2018

Always…Patsy Cline.  A returned favorite event created and originally directed by Ted Swindley.  March 23-May 20, 2018. Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St.  After a record-breaking sold-out engagement in 2012, The Rep is bringing back this true story play about music legend Patsy Cline and her remarkable friendship with devoted fan Louise Seger.  Filled with two dozen unforgettable hits including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.” Returning to reprise the role of Patsy is Rep favorite Kelley Faulkner (Guys & Dolls) who dazzled audiences in 2012 earning her rave reviews that helped create Always…Patsy Cline in being an all time greatest Stackner hit. Joining her is Milwaukee favorite Tami Workentin in the role of Louise Seger.  Always…Patsy Cline celebrates the life and music of one of the most acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century.    

Our Town

Our Town

April 22nd, 2018

Wisconsin native Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is one of the greatest American plays ever written. With poetic beauty and simplicity, Our Town illuminates the powerful bonds that hold communities together through everyday life and moments of crisis, as it follows the lives of the Gibbs, Webbs and their friends and neighbors. With humor, wit, and exceptionally powerful storytelling, Wilder delivers universal truths about what it means to be human and encourages us to live life to its fullest.

Until The Flood

Until The Flood

April 22nd, 2018

From Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman), comes an extraordinary theatrical event that explores the reactions of the St. Louis region to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. After conducting hundreds of interviews, Orlandersmith crafted a stunning play featuring eight real-life characters, all with unique and interesting perspectives. These stories reflect a range of human experiences – the drive to forward one’s prospects with education, the innate need to protect our loved ones from the harsh realities of the world and the urge to seek answers to life’s biggest questions. The result is a theatrical mosaic of diverse voices that explores how a community heals and grows together.

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

I and You by Lauren Gunderson

I and You by Lauren Gunderson

April 22nd, 2018

Anthony arrives at his schoolmate Caroline’s door bearing waffle fries, a copy of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass, and an urgent homework assignment. Caroline is sick and hasn’t been to school in months. She is as quick and sarcastic as Anthony is quiet and steadfast; both are smart as whips. As these two let down their guard, their seemingly mundane poetry project reveals a much deeper, more profound mystery that has brought them together. I AND YOU is an ode to youth, life, love, and the strange beauty of human connectedness.

Single tickets go on sale July 31st.

Sign Up for Arts Beat

Get involved with local arts news. Sign up for our FREE e-newsletter and you'll always have local performing arts information at your fingertips.