Performances

German Requiem

German Requiem

March 29th, 2019 - March 30th, 2019
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Eun Sun Kim, conductor

Milwaukee Symphony Chorus

Cheryl Frazes Hill, chorus director
Sonora Slocum, flute

 

REINECKE: Flute Concerto
BRAHMS: A German Requiem

It was a work Brahms labored over for a dozen years. Consoled by the psalms, the gospels, and the prophets, he set their words to his music. Music that would be his

grandest – perhaps even his greatest. Eun Sun Kim leads the Milwaukee Symphony and Chorus in Brahms’s poetic settings from the Bible, A German Requiem. And our own

Sonora Slocum performs Reinecke’s robust concerto for flute.

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

March 30th, 2019
none

Travel along the mighty Mississippi River as Huck helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom and reunite with his family. Their shared journey of discovery proves humorous, suspenseful and heartwarming. Mark Twain’s timeless classic comes alive on stage in this coming-of-age musical, adapted from the award-winning Broadway musical for our family audiences.

Performance runtime is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 10 – 17+

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

March 30th, 2019
none

Travel along the mighty Mississippi River as Huck helps his friend Jim, a slave, escape to freedom and reunite with his family. Their shared journey of discovery proves humorous, suspenseful and heartwarming. Mark Twain’s timeless classic comes alive on stage in this coming-of-age musical, adapted from the award-winning Broadway musical for our family audiences.

Performance runtime is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 10 – 17+

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana

March 30th, 2019
Skylight Music Theatre

Composed by Carl Orff

In collaboration with Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Danceworks Performance Company, and Chant Claire Chamber Choir.

This thrilling and memorable cantata takes an unflinching view of the pleasures and perils of the human condition. Most often performed with a large symphony and choirs, this masterpiece is recreated for the intimate Cabot stage as “total theatre” in which music, movement and words are inseparable. Ages 11 and up.

Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven

March 30th, 2019
Renaissance Theaterworks

Annie Jump is a 13-year-old science genius whose alien-obsessed father is the laughingstock of Strawberry, KS.  One night in August, during a meteor shower, Annie meets Althea, an intergalactic supercomputer that manifests itself in the form of a mean girl with really great hair. Althea’s here to help Annie take humanity from the earth to the stars, but being the “Chosen One” isn’t all glory. What is Althea hiding? And what will Annie have to sacrifice to fulfill her destiny? A play about finding your place in the universe, and intelligent life in your neighborhood. Written by 2017 Br!NK Resident Playwright, Reina Hardy, ANNIE JUMP AND THE LIBRARY OF HEAVEN will be the first fully produced Br!NK play to make a Renaissance Theaterworks mainstage debut.

“A delightful evening at the theater…a play that deserves to be produced!”  — Anonymous

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

March 30th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

March 22 – May 26, 2019, Created by Richard Maltby, Jr., Conceived by William Meade, Adapted from the Broadway Production by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Jason Edwards, Orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby, Additional arrangements by David Abbinanti, Directed by Dan Kazemi. Back by popular demand! From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. Back by popular demand from our sold-out run in 2013, Ring of Fire features more than two dozen classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Ring of Fire” – performed by a multi-talented cast, painting a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend!

Things I Know to be True

Things I Know to be True

March 30th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

March 5 – 31, 2019, By Andrew Bovell, Directed by Mark Clements. American Premiere. Bob and Fran Price have loved each other for thirty years and have built a home and raised four strong children. Set over the course of one year, this innovative and beautifully touching new play provides a unique perspective on the struggles the four adult Price children face to establish their identities and deal with personal crises. Written by critically acclaimed Australian playwright and screenwriter Andrew Bovell, Rep audiences will be the first in this country to experience this “warm play that will remind every audience member of their family.” (The UK Telegraph)

Carmina Burana

Carmina Burana

March 30th, 2019
Skylight Music Theatre

Composed by Carl Orff

In collaboration with Milwaukee Opera Theatre, Danceworks Performance Company, and Chant Claire Chamber Choir.

This thrilling and memorable cantata takes an unflinching view of the pleasures and perils of the human condition. Most often performed with a large symphony and choirs, this masterpiece is recreated for the intimate Cabot stage as “total theatre” in which music, movement and words are inseparable. Ages 11 and up.

The Coronation of Poppea

March 30th, 2019
Florentine Opera

Poppea is the lover of Roman emperor Nero, and she’s determined to become empress. But what of Nero’s wife, Ottavia, and Poppea’s fiancé, Ottone? When their plan to get rid of Poppea backfires, the schemers are sentenced to exile, and Poppea and Nero celebrate their marriage with one of opera’s most beloved duets.
Our new and original Florentine production will be set in the time of Monteverdi and will feature the return of world-renowned harpsichordist Jory Vinikour leading an authentic Baroque instrument ensemble.

Performance Dates
Friday, March 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Tickets range in price from $40-$120.
For more information on ordering season packages and single tickets, call our box office at (414) 291-5700 ext. 224.

Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven

March 30th, 2019
Renaissance Theaterworks

Annie Jump is a 13-year-old science genius whose alien-obsessed father is the laughingstock of Strawberry, KS.  One night in August, during a meteor shower, Annie meets Althea, an intergalactic supercomputer that manifests itself in the form of a mean girl with really great hair. Althea’s here to help Annie take humanity from the earth to the stars, but being the “Chosen One” isn’t all glory. What is Althea hiding? And what will Annie have to sacrifice to fulfill her destiny? A play about finding your place in the universe, and intelligent life in your neighborhood. Written by 2017 Br!NK Resident Playwright, Reina Hardy, ANNIE JUMP AND THE LIBRARY OF HEAVEN will be the first fully produced Br!NK play to make a Renaissance Theaterworks mainstage debut.

“A delightful evening at the theater…a play that deserves to be produced!”  — Anonymous

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

March 30th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

March 22 – May 26, 2019, Created by Richard Maltby, Jr., Conceived by William Meade, Adapted from the Broadway Production by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Jason Edwards, Orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby, Additional arrangements by David Abbinanti, Directed by Dan Kazemi. Back by popular demand! From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. Back by popular demand from our sold-out run in 2013, Ring of Fire features more than two dozen classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Ring of Fire” – performed by a multi-talented cast, painting a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend!

Things I Know to be True

Things I Know to be True

March 30th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

March 5 – 31, 2019, By Andrew Bovell, Directed by Mark Clements. American Premiere. Bob and Fran Price have loved each other for thirty years and have built a home and raised four strong children. Set over the course of one year, this innovative and beautifully touching new play provides a unique perspective on the struggles the four adult Price children face to establish their identities and deal with personal crises. Written by critically acclaimed Australian playwright and screenwriter Andrew Bovell, Rep audiences will be the first in this country to experience this “warm play that will remind every audience member of their family.” (The UK Telegraph)

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