Performances

Making/Unmaking

Making/Unmaking

February 21st, 2019 - February 24th, 2019
Wild Space

Art leaps from gallery walls in Making/Unmaking, Wild Space Dance Company’s site-specific performance at Milwaukee’s newest gallery, The Warehouse in the Menomonee Valley. Making/Unmaking performances are at 7:30 p.m., February 21-23, with a matinee at 2:30 pm on February 24 at The Warehouse on 1635 W. St. Paul Avenue.  There is limited seating, advance ticket purchase strongly recommended. Advance tickets are $22 for general admission, $16 for students and seniors, and are available by calling 800-838-3006 or online at www.wildspacedance.org. Tickets at the door are $25 for general admission, $18 for students and seniors.

The Velocity of Autumn

February 22nd, 2019
In Tandem Theatre

Alexandra is in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. After locking herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the entire block, her estranged son, Chris, climbs in through the second-story window as the family’s unlikely mediator. A wickedly funny and wonderfully touching discovery of the fragility and ferocity of life. Some adult language and situations; best suited for ages 16 and over.

Running Time: 80 minutes, no intermission.

Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody

Rachmaninoff’s Paganini Rhapsody

February 22nd, 2019
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor

Simon Trpćeski, piano

PROKOFIEV: Suite from Love of Three Oranges

RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 7

Composer Sergei Rachmaninoff once declared, “I try to make my music speak simply and directly that which is in my heart.” Hear the ravishing Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini when the dazzling Simon Trpćeski returns.

Blood at the Root

Blood at the Root

February 22nd, 2019
Next Act Theatre

by Dominique Morisseau | Directed by Marti Gobel | January 31 – February 24, 2019

Louisiana: September, 2006 – An African American student sits under the school’s large oak tree, challenging its “whites only” status. The next morning, three nooses are discovered hanging from the tree; school administrators dismiss the incident as a prank. As racial tensions grow, six students wrestle with the causes and consequences of deeply-entrenched injustice. These young people speak openly about the prejudices and fears that stand in the way of their dreams, and find the courage to seek solutions for a better life for all.

In the New Chamber (Present Music)

In the New Chamber (Present Music)

February 22nd, 2019
Present Music

Present Music’s “In the New Chamber” concert features new (really new!) chamber music curated by Present Music ensemble member Eric Segnitz and performed in the new (really new!) Jan Serr Studio. The studio’s two-story window overlooking the busy streets of the East Side will serve as the backdrop to the 21st century, technology-rich program on February 21st and 22nd. This enjoyable and entertaining program will delight you with over a dozen works new to Milwaukee, written by composers from the Icelandic cool to the heat of the Australian outback!

The concert is, in part, a reaction to the lack of access that women composers face. A recent article reported that almost 95% of classical music concerts worldwide scheduled through 2019 did not include the performance of a single work composed by a woman. And when looked at piece-by-piece, women composers account for only 2.3% of all music performed. Present Music’s performance history significantly surpasses this lack of recognition: in 2018, women composed nearly half of the works performed.

Friday, February 22, 2019, 7:30pm
Casual Concert

The perfect mid-winter, Friday date-night or group outing to fit any budget. The cash bar will be open, come as you are, and relax!

FRIDAY TICKET PRICES
Single tickets are available for $25 (General Admission) and $55 (Preferred Seating) are on sale now.
Student, Friends, Family, Musician, Artist, etc tickets $10/GA (call to order)

Tickets are available for purchase by phone and online, as well as at-the-door the evening of the FRIDAY concert ONLY.

Online ticket sales end at 11:59PM the night before the concert.

For any questions, please contact the Box Office at 414.271.0711×2 or by email at newmusic@presentmusic.org

Strange Snow

Strange Snow

February 22nd, 2019 - March 17th, 2019
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Both Megs and Davey survived the Vietnam War, but they’re having trouble surviving back home. This April morning, bright and early at 5 a.m., Megs is banging on his buddy’s door announcing it’s the start of fishing season. He never suspects Martha , his friend’s older sister, will be  the one to open the door-to a myriad of wondrous new possibilities.

Stephen Metcalfe’s Off-Broadway success is a truthful, solid portrayal of the emotional fallout that lingers long after the war is over.

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

Strange Snow

February 22nd, 2019 - February 23rd, 2019
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Both Megs and Davey survived the Vietnam War, but they’re having trouble surviving back home. This April morning, bright and early at 5 a.m., Megs is banging on his buddy’s door announcing it’s the start of fishing season. He never suspects Martha , his friend’s older sister, will be  the one to open the door-to a myriad of wondrous new possibilities.

Stephen Metcalfe’s Off-Broadway success is a truthful, solid portrayal of the emotional fallout that lingers long after the war is over.

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

Things that go Ding!

Things that go Ding!

February 22nd, 2019
Skylight Music Theatre

Back by overwhelming demand! Skylight percussionist Michael “Ding” Lorenz will mesmerize you with his outrageous collection of vintage and vaudeville percussion instruments. This delightful show, which played to sold-out audiences in the Studio Theatre in 2012, will be on the Cabot Theatre stage for the first time! Ages 9 and up.

Mark Twain's River of Song

Mark Twain's River of Song

February 22nd, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

January 18 – March 17, 2019, By Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, Directed by Randal Myler. World Premiere Event. From the creators of The Rep’s hit production Back Home Again: On The Road With John Denver comes this exploration of the music and culture of America’s first superhighway, the Mississippi River. From the iron red water in Minnesota to the deep, dark Southern Delta, the river carries the stories and songs of the people. Come take a ride on the Mississippi— guided by the voices of the men and women who lived and worked on the river, tied together with the observations and insights of the Mississippi’s most famous traveler, Mark Twain. Performed by three world-class musicians, including David Lutken (Woody Sez, John Denver), it’s a journey through America’s Heartland and features traditional songs like “Dance Boatmen Dance,” “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” and “Deep River Blues.”

The Chinese Lady

The Chinese Lady

February 22nd, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

February 13 – March 24, 2019, By Lloyd Suh, Directed by May Adrales. A new play by a leading voice in American drama. In 1834, Afong Moy was brought from Beijing to America and put on display as the “Chinese Lady.”Over the next several decades, she performed in a side show that both defined and challenged her own view of herself as she witnessed stunning transformation in the US. Inspired by the true story of America’s first female Chinese immigrant, playwright Lloyd Suh unearths hidden history and questions the way we look at ourselves and others.

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