Performances

Chapatti

Chapatti

September 21st, 2018 - October 14th, 2018

Dan seeks to heal his aching heart, with only his faithful dog Chapatti for companionship. Betty spends her days with a litter or two of kittens and an aging employer to nurse. For both, romance is a distant memory- until a chance encounter brings these two lonely Irish hearts together for one more adventure.

Gracefully alternating between humorous Irish storytelling and soul-bearing dialogue, Christian O’Reilly tells a poignant, gentle tale about rediscovering the importance of human connection.

*performance dates and times can be found on our website.

Gluzman Plays Tchaikovsky

Gluzman Plays Tchaikovsky

September 28th, 2018 - September 30th, 2018

Yaniv Dinur, conductor

Vadim Gluzman, violin

 

MENACHEM WIESENBERG: Jerusalem

TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 12 “The Year 1917”

“Commanding technique, visionary breadth and incendiary passion,” says The Washington Post of violinist Vadim Gluzman. Gluzman plays Tchaikovsky’s blazing Violin Concerto. And MSO associate conductor Yaniv Dinur returns to lead the triumphant Twelfth Symphony of Shostakovich, his heartfelt tribute to the year 1917.

Pippin

Pippin

September 29th, 2018

Book by Roger O. Hirson

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

This unforgettable, iconic musical from the creator of Wicked and Godspell has inspired generations of theatregoers. The five-time Tony Award-winning show follows Pippin’s search to live an extraordinary life and find his “corner of the sky,” while learning that true happiness is more complicated than he thought. Ages 13 and up.

 

Guards at the Taj

Guards at the Taj

September 29th, 2018

September 26 – November 4, 2018, By Rajiv Joseph, Directed by Brent Hazelton. A gripping historical dark comedy set in 1648 India, this “ingenious piece of theater” (Washington Post), by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, explores the friendship of two imperial guards. At dawn a new edifice representing the soaring power of the empire will be unveiled, the glorious Taj Mahal. But for the two guards assigned to protect the palace, morning brings them an unspeakable task that will shake their faith in God, the empire and their lifelong friendship. This boldly funny and deeply moving play examines the true meaning of beauty and the cost of transcendence in a world that confuses the value of both.

In the Heights

In the Heights

September 29th, 2018

September 18 – October 28, 2018, Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Directed by May Adrales. The sizzling musical from Hamilton’s creator. Winner of the Pulitzer, Emmy, 2 Grammy, and 3 Tony Awards, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a global superstar and his 4-time Tony Award-winning musical is the perfect way to kick off our 65th Anniversary Season. The vibrant New York community of Washington Heights is a place where the air is filled with the sounds of salsa, merengue, soul, hip-hop and R & B. It’s also a neighborhood on the brink of change, full of hopes and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights is a show sure to capture the heart of all ages with its universal themes of chasing your dreams and finding your true home.

Songs for Nobodies

Songs for Nobodies

September 29th, 2018

September 7 – November 4, 2018, By Joanna Murray-Smith, Directed by Laura Braza. American Premiere. Coming to Milwaukee from sold-out tours in Australia and the UK—be the first in the U.S. to see this amazing production. Opening our newly renovated Stackner Cabaret, this one-woman tour-de-force show reminds us that everybody has a story—and a song—worth hearing. Share in the life-changing encounters between legendary divas and the everyday women whose lives they touched, interspersed with the songs that made Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, and Maria Callas icons of our age. Featuring such favorites as “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Amazing Grace,” “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,” “Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do,” and “Vissi d’arte,” Songs for Nobodies shows us the magical power of song.

The Eagle in Me: An Evening of Carl Sandburg

The Eagle in Me: An Evening of Carl Sandburg

September 29th, 2018

Enjoy a delightful journey through the heart of America by one of its finest storytellers, Pulitzer-prize winning author, Carl Sandburg. Milwaukee’s own Jonathan Gillard Daly recreates Sandburg’s traveling show, bringing his poetry, folklore and music to life in this exciting world premiere.

The Eagle in Me: An Evening of Carl Sandburg is by Jonathan Gillard Daly.

Pippin

Pippin

September 29th, 2018

This unforgettable, iconic musical from the creator of Wicked and Godspell has inspired generations of theatregoers. The five-time Tony Award-winning show follows Pippin’s search to live an extraordinary life and find his “corner of the sky,” while learning that true happiness is more complicated than he thought. Ages 13 and up.

 

Gluzman Plays Tchaikovsky

Gluzman Plays Tchaikovsky

September 29th, 2018 - October 1st, 2018

Yaniv Dinur, conductor

Vadim Gluzman, violin

 

MENACHEM WIESENBERG: Jerusalem

TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto

SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 12 “The Year 1917”

“Commanding technique, visionary breadth and incendiary passion,” says The Washington Post of violinist Vadim Gluzman. Gluzman plays Tchaikovsky’s blazing Violin Concerto. And MSO associate conductor Yaniv Dinur returns to lead the triumphant Twelfth Symphony of Shostakovich, his heartfelt tribute to the year 1917.

Guards at the Taj

Guards at the Taj

September 29th, 2018

September 26 – November 4, 2018, By Rajiv Joseph, Directed by Brent Hazelton. A gripping historical dark comedy set in 1648 India, this “ingenious piece of theater” (Washington Post), by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, explores the friendship of two imperial guards. At dawn a new edifice representing the soaring power of the empire will be unveiled, the glorious Taj Mahal. But for the two guards assigned to protect the palace, morning brings them an unspeakable task that will shake their faith in God, the empire and their lifelong friendship. This boldly funny and deeply moving play examines the true meaning of beauty and the cost of transcendence in a world that confuses the value of both.

In the Heights

In the Heights

September 29th, 2018

September 18 – October 28, 2018, Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Directed by May Adrales. The sizzling musical from Hamilton’s creator. Winner of the Pulitzer, Emmy, 2 Grammy, and 3 Tony Awards, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is a global superstar and his 4-time Tony Award-winning musical is the perfect way to kick off our 65th Anniversary Season. The vibrant New York community of Washington Heights is a place where the air is filled with the sounds of salsa, merengue, soul, hip-hop and R & B. It’s also a neighborhood on the brink of change, full of hopes and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights is a show sure to capture the heart of all ages with its universal themes of chasing your dreams and finding your true home.

Songs for Nobodies

Songs for Nobodies

September 29th, 2018

September 7 – November 4, 2018, By Joanna Murray-Smith, Directed by Laura Braza. American Premiere. Coming to Milwaukee from sold-out tours in Australia and the UK—be the first in the U.S. to see this amazing production. Opening our newly renovated Stackner Cabaret, this one-woman tour-de-force show reminds us that everybody has a story—and a song—worth hearing. Share in the life-changing encounters between legendary divas and the everyday women whose lives they touched, interspersed with the songs that made Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, and Maria Callas icons of our age. Featuring such favorites as “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “Amazing Grace,” “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien,” “Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do,” and “Vissi d’arte,” Songs for Nobodies shows us the magical power of song.

The Eagle in Me: An Evening of Carl Sandburg

The Eagle in Me: An Evening of Carl Sandburg

September 29th, 2018

Enjoy a delightful journey through the heart of America by one of its finest storytellers, Pulitzer-prize winning author, Carl Sandburg. Milwaukee’s own Jonathan Gillard Daly recreates Sandburg’s traveling show, bringing his poetry, folklore and music to life in this exciting world premiere.

The Eagle in Me: An Evening of Carl Sandburg is by Jonathan Gillard Daly.

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