Performances

Ben Butler

Ben Butler

April 12th, 2019 - April 28th, 2019
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Major General Benjamin Butler had been a defense attorney in Boston-until the Civil War began. Now he is in command of Fort Monroe, in southern Virginia, and the law of the United States says that the escaped slave who has demanded to see him must be returned to his owner. But this extremely singular individual-one Shepard Mallory- makes quite a powerful case for himself.

Richard Strand’s splendid play, a battle of wits for the soul of a nation, defies simple characterization-part comedy, part historical drama, part biography, and often all at the same time!

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

Ben Butler

Ben Butler

April 12th, 2019 - April 13th, 2019
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Major General Benjamin Butler had been a defense attorney in Boston-until the Civil War began. Now he is in command of Fort Monroe, in southern Virginia, and the law of the United States says that the escaped slave who has demanded to see him must be returned to his owner. But this extremely singular individual-one Shepard Mallory- makes quite a powerful case for himself.

Richard Strand’s splendid play, a battle of wits for the soul of a nation, defies simple characterization-part comedy, part historical drama, part biography, and often all at the same time!

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

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

April 13th, 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

April 13th, 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+

Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven

April 13th, 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

Ben Butler

Ben Butler

April 13th, 2019 - April 14th, 2019
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Major General Benjamin Butler had been a defense attorney in Boston-until the Civil War began. Now he is in command of Fort Monroe, in southern Virginia, and the law of the United States says that the escaped slave who has demanded to see him must be returned to his owner. But this extremely singular individual-one Shepard Mallory- makes quite a powerful case for himself.

Richard Strand’s splendid play, a battle of wits for the soul of a nation, defies simple characterization-part comedy, part historical drama, part biography, and often all at the same time!

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

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

April 13th, 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!

How to Write a New Book for the Bible

How to Write a New Book for the Bible

April 13th, 2019
Next Act Theatre

by Bill Cain | Directed by David Cecsarini | April 4 – 28, 2019

Sometimes those we are closest to are the biggest mysteries of all. From the writer of EQUIVOCATION comes a very personal story taken from Cain’s experiences of caring for his ailing – but oh-so-feisty – mother. Through flashbacks, time jumps, quirky humor and poignant realism, we meet Dad, Mom, Brother and Bill – four smart, passionate people, acutely aware of their everlasting connection. Cain asks the questions that speak to the heart of every family: What will never change…and what has to…so we can love?

How to Write a New Book for the Bible

How to Write a New Book for the Bible

April 13th, 2019
Next Act Theatre

by Bill Cain | Directed by David Cecsarini | April 4 – 28, 2019

Sometimes those we are closest to are the biggest mysteries of all. From the writer of EQUIVOCATION comes a very personal story taken from Cain’s experiences of caring for his ailing – but oh-so-feisty – mother. Through flashbacks, time jumps, quirky humor and poignant realism, we meet Dad, Mom, Brother and Bill – four smart, passionate people, acutely aware of their everlasting connection. Cain asks the questions that speak to the heart of every family: What will never change…and what has to…so we can love?

Opera After Dark

Opera After Dark

April 13th, 2019
Florentine Opera

The lights are low, the grand piano is in one corner and the Donald and Donna Baumgartner Studio Artists are center stage. Opera After Dark features a selection of opera, jazz and cabaret-style songs.

Tickets are $25. Call the Florentine Opera Box Office at 414-291-5700 ext. 224 to purchase.

Ben Butler

Ben Butler

April 13th, 2019 - April 14th, 2019
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Major General Benjamin Butler had been a defense attorney in Boston-until the Civil War began. Now he is in command of Fort Monroe, in southern Virginia, and the law of the United States says that the escaped slave who has demanded to see him must be returned to his owner. But this extremely singular individual-one Shepard Mallory- makes quite a powerful case for himself.

Richard Strand’s splendid play, a battle of wits for the soul of a nation, defies simple characterization-part comedy, part historical drama, part biography, and often all at the same time!

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

Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing

April 13th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

April 12 – 28, 2019, By Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe, Directed by Terrence J. Nolen. A powerful new play featuring Scott Greer from Of Mice and Men. A young boy tries to ease his mother’s depression with a list of everything worth living for: “Ice Cream,” “Star Trek,” “Surprises,” “Rollercoasters.” As the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life over three decades. It is a testament to the power of storytelling and a reminder that hope is never truly lost.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

April 13th, 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!

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