Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
You can’t stop the beat in this big, bold, beloved story of one girl’s inspiring dream to dance. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this family-friendly show is filled with exuberant dancing and infectious music. Set in 1960s Baltimore, Hairspray follows the triumphant transformation of a teenager from social outcast to TV star who fights for everyone’s rights. Ages 9 and up.
November 13 – December 16, 2018, By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, Directed by Kimberly Senior. A contemporary hit based on a classic. Spend the holiday season with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. In this clever and charming sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork written by the most produced playwright in America in 2017, the bookish and oft-forgotten middle child of the Bennet family finally has her day. An unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence and the chance to be the heroine of her own story. Told with exceptional modern wit and dazzling period style, this romantic comedy will delight Austen aficionados and newcomers alike.
Jader Bignamini, conductor
Joshua Roman, cello
DVOŘÁK: Cello Concerto in B minor
TCHAIKOVSKY: Capriccio italien
RESPIGHI: Pines of Rome
Feel the sonic power of the Milwaukee Symphony in Respighi’s roaring Pines of Rome, with brass blazing from the four corners of the Marcus Center. And the highly acclaimed Joshua Roman performs Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, his tender elegy for a long lost love.
November 9 – January 13, 2019, Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Fran Charnas, Musical Arrangements by Tom Fitt, Gil Lieb and Dick Schermesser, Additional Orchestrations by Corey Allen, Directed by JC Clementz. An energy filled musical revue! Featuring five triple threat actor/musician/dancers, The All Night Strut! takes you on a musical journey through hits from the 1930s and 1940s from some of the greats including Duke Ellington, Frank Loesser and the Gershwins. From the funky jive of Harlem, to the romance of the Stage Door Canteen, it’s filled with jazz, blues, bebop and American songbook standards such as “Minnie The Moocher,” “In The Mood,” “Fascinatin’ Rhythm,” “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing,” and “White Cliffs of Dover.”
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