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 26th, 2019 - April 27th, 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.

De Waart Conducts Mahler

De Waart Conducts Mahler

April 26th, 2019 - April 27th, 2019
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Edo de Waart, conductor

MAHLER: Symphony No. 9

It is the composer’s last completed symphony. To many, his greatest. Edo de Waart conducts the sublime Ninth Symphony of Gustav Mahler. Poignant and profound, the Ninth is Mahler’s moving testament of the artist and his own mortality. A powerfully affecting concert experience.

Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell

April 27th, 2019
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Journey to Neverland as a twinkling new light shines on the adventures of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, and Captain Hook – all from the unique and magical perspective of the feisty fairy, Tinker Bell. With enchanting puppetry, original music, and a little fairy dust, you’ll see the world of Neverland as never seen before. All aboard this fantastic voyage!

Performance runtime is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 6 – 17+

Ben Butler

Ben Butler

April 27th, 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.

Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing

April 27th, 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 27th, 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!

Two Trains Running

Two Trains Running

April 27th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

April 16 – May 12, 2019, By August Wilson, Directed by Timothy Douglas. A classic from an American Master Playwright. It’s 1969 and change is in the air. But for the owner of a rundown diner in a dying Pittsburgh neighborhood, the Civil Rights movement may just be an impractical dream. Torn between whether to gamble on an urban-renewal buyout or sell his building to a predatory businessman, he finds himself caught between idealism and brutal reality. From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes this masterpiece about everyday lives in the shadow of great events, and of unsung citizens who are anything but ordinary, in the play The New York Times declared as “Mr. Wilson’s most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history.”

How to Write a New Book for the Bible

How to Write a New Book for the Bible

April 27th, 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 27th, 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?

Ben Butler

Ben Butler

April 27th, 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.

Every Brilliant Thing

Every Brilliant Thing

April 27th, 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 27th, 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!

The Fabulous Lipitones

April 27th, 2019
In Tandem Theatre

When the fourth member of The Fabulous Lipitones keels over while holding the winning B-flat during finals, the remaining three must scramble to find a replacement in time for the national competition! When they hear “Bob” singing beautifully over the phone, they’re all ears…but when they meet him, he’s not quite who they expected. A hilarious take on tolerance, preconceived notions and the perfect path to harmony in this play with music.

Two Trains Running

Two Trains Running

April 27th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

April 16 – May 12, 2019, By August Wilson, Directed by Timothy Douglas. A classic from an American Master Playwright. It’s 1969 and change is in the air. But for the owner of a rundown diner in a dying Pittsburgh neighborhood, the Civil Rights movement may just be an impractical dream. Torn between whether to gamble on an urban-renewal buyout or sell his building to a predatory businessman, he finds himself caught between idealism and brutal reality. From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes this masterpiece about everyday lives in the shadow of great events, and of unsung citizens who are anything but ordinary, in the play The New York Times declared as “Mr. Wilson’s most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history.”

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