Performance & Speaker Guides

Below you’ll find the available UPAF Cornerstone and Member Group options for speakers and entertainment during your Workplace Giving Campaign.

CORNERSTONE GROUPS

First Stage

One of the nation’s most acclaimed children’s theaters, First Stage touches hearts, engages minds and transforms lives by creating extraordinary theater experiences for young people and families through professional theater productions, unparalleled Theater Academy training and dynamic Theater in Education programs.

Florentine Opera

The Florentine Opera Company produces a full range of operatic works reflecting the highest musical and theatrical standards and supports community and education programs that foster the current and next generation of opera audiences and practitioners. Bring a Florentine Studio Artist to fill your office with their incredible operatic talent.

Milwaukee Ballet

The Milwaukee Ballet creates a rich and diverse community through its inspiring dance performances, education and community engagement. Grace the workplace with a group of elegant performers from the Ballet.

The Milwaukee Rep

The Rep produces over 600 performances annually of new and contemporary work, classics and musical theater pieces plus a short-play festival showcasing its Emerging Professional Residents, which is one of the oldest and most respected Emerging Professional Residency programs in regional theater. Bring an EPR into to your workplace to share their impact stories and perform.

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Now in its 60th season, the MSO has risen to a position of national prominence through the dedication of its musicians and the support of the Greater Milwaukee community. Have world-class musicians perform and share stories behind their journey to master their art, as well as the history of their instruments.

Skylight Music Theatre

Skylight Music Theatre has established a reputation for broad and adventuresome repertoire, encompassing baroque opera, European operetta, Gilbert and Sullivan, Broadway musicals, contemporary chamber operas and original musical revues. Skylight performers will excite your workplace with a high energy performance from their current or past seasons.

 

MEMBER GROUPS

Bel Canto Chorus

Celebrating its 88th season, Bel Canto Chorus is Southeastern Wisconsin’s oldest continually performing arts organization. Let the voices of Bel Canto fill your office with beautiful music!

Black Arts MKE

Black Arts MKE collaborates with local artists and arts organizations to bring renowned and original performance arts works by African American authors, playwrights, poets, musicians and composers to the Milwaukee community.

Danceworks MKE, Inc.

Danceworks provides studio, performance and outreach experiences that enhance the cultural vitality of Milwaukee. Bring talented dancers to your company to energize the workplace.

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre produces intimate, high-quality, professional theatrical works of literary merit that engage and challenge the audience, while employing and nurturing principally local theatre artists. Bring a local artist to your workplace to tell their story and perform.

Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

MYSO has grown from one orchestra and 30 students to become the largest after-school youth orchestra in the country, and one of the most respected. They serve 7,000 students annually through more than 40 ensemble and supplemental training programs. Enrich your workplace with one of MYSO’s incredible ensembles.

Next Act

Stories work best when they involve individuals during a struggle or a quest. Experience how Next Act brings these personal stories to the stage through workshops, demonstrations and monologues.

Present Music

Present Music is Milwaukee’s internationally acclaimed new music ensemble. Celebrating 37 years of new music, Present Music commissions, performs, records and tours the music of living composers.

Renaissance Theaterworks

Renaissance Theaterworks creates moving theater that connects with our shared sense of being human. They are dedicated to promoting the work of women onstage and off. Listen to seasoned Renaissance performers or learn about the mission of the theater.

AFFILIATE GROUPS

Festival City Symphony

Festival City Symphony is Milwaukee’s oldest performing symphony orchestra. For more than 80 years, we have delighted audiences with casual, family-friendly classical concerts for all ages. Bring a trio to your office to lighten the mood and entertain your colleagues.

Kettle Moraine Symphony Orchestra

The Kettle Moraine Symphony is a regional orchestra based in West Bend whose mission is to provide outstanding orchestral performances that engage the community and inspire and educate audiences of all ages. Invite a duo or trio to excite your company about the performing arts.

Latino Arts

Latino Arts is dedicated to bringing cultural awareness, artistic educational experiences and high-quality programming to the Greater Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin community, featuring Hispanic artists from throughout the world. The Strings Program was established to foster cultural pride in students and alumni of Bruce-Guadalupe Community School and to have students become musical ambassadors for our community and our countries of origin through the Midwest and beyond. Enrich your workplace with a performance by a Latino Strings group.

Milwaukee Opera Theatre

Milwaukee Opera Theatre is creating dynamic, singer-centered art; exploring the beauty of the human voice; sparking the imagination of both audiences and artists; transforming the bountiful landscape of classic and contemporary lyric theatre. Bring a MOT performer to your workplace to entertain your colleagues.

Racine Symphony Orchestra

The Racine Symphony is one of Wisconsin’s oldest symphony orchestra in continuous operation. The mission of the Racine Symphony Orchestra is to enrich, educate and entertain our communities through the power of music. Invite a group from the Racine Symphony to your workplace to provide outstanding music that touches the soul.

Theatre Gigante

The company does the kind of work nobody else in Milwaukee does … the kind of unique approach that makes them such a vital and valued member of the world of theater in Milwaukee. Invite Theatre Gigante to your workplace for a unique and entertaining performance.

Wild Space Dance Company

When Wild Space Dance Company creates a performance, all the city becomes a wild space.  Since 1986, Wild Space and Milwaukee have been partners in inventing unforgettable experiences that reveal the heart and soul of the city at Milwaukee landmarks. Get wild with a Wild Space site-specific dance event in your workplace as part of a UPAF Workplace Giving Campaign.

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

In the 21st Century, the Conservatory remains committed to the full continuum of music education for every age and every skill level. The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music continues the tradition established in 1899 of providing the finest music education to the people of southeast Wisconsin. Inspire your workplace with Wisconsin Conservatory of Music singers or musicians.

Wisconsin Philharmonic

Celebrating its 70th Season, the Wisconsin Philharmonic enriches lives through exceptional musical experiences including performance, education and community partnership. Invite a professional soloist, duo, trio or string quartet to your workplace and the Wisconsin Philharmonic will ensure a moving and inspiring experience for its listeners.