Performances

Elephant and Piggie's "We are in a Play"

Elephant and Piggie's "We are in a Play"

September 29th, 2019
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When Elephant Gerald and Piggie the Pig get together, anything is possible. These two pals and their devotion to each other through ups and downs will remind you of how good it feels to put friends first. Bring your “bestus” friends and share in all of the pachydermal peril and swiney suspense as Mo Willems’ cherished characters make the leap from page to stage in this rollicking musical adventure.

Performance runtime is approximately 50 minutes with no intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 3 – 7+

Elephant and Piggie's "We are in a Play"

Elephant and Piggie's "We are in a Play"

September 29th, 2019
First Stage

When Elephant Gerald and Piggie the Pig get together, anything is possible. These two pals and their devotion to each other through ups and downs will remind you of how good it feels to put friends first. Bring your “bestus” friends and share in all of the pachydermal peril and swiney suspense as Mo Willems’ cherished characters make the leap from page to stage in this rollicking musical adventure.

Performance runtime is approximately 50 minutes with no intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 3 – 7+

2 Pianos 4 Hands

2 Pianos 4 Hands

September 29th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

For anyone who ever dreamed big—and then didn’t quite make it—comes the riotous story of two childhood friends who spent years chasing the same goal: concert pianist stardom. Two actors, two pianos, and dozens of characters grace the stage in this hilarious portrayal of pushy parents, eccentric teachers, and the triumphs and tortures of being extraordinarily good musicians. Featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, Billy Joel, Jerry Lee Lewis and more, this wildly popular show not only hits all the right notes; it tickles the ivories and your funny bone too.

Family Concert

Family Concert

September 29th, 2019
Kettle Moraine Symphony

Whether you are new to the world of classical music or already a fan, our family-centered fall opening to the 19-20 season will be sure to delight your ears and make classical concerts feel fresh and new again! 

Composed in 1945 by Benjamin Britten, The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is a cherished orchestral work that brings joy to audience members of all ages- not just the young ones! The piece was commissioned by a British educational film about musical instruments, but it is still a great introduction to classical music for anyone who is new to the genre. Based on a Rondeau by another famous Brit, Henry Purcell, the Young Person’s Guide… follows the various instrument families of the symphony orchestra and highlights their tone colors and characteristics. Each family gets a variation before the whole symphony combines to play the melody all together in a fugue.

The second piece on opening concert again features the fabulous West Bend High School Chamber Orchestra as they join us for “Autumn” from  Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, with MSO violinist Jeanyi Kim as soloist.  

The concert concludes with Tchaikovsky’s monumental 4th Symphony.  A fun and educational children’s activity will again be available during the second half of the concert for those kids who aren’t quite ready to sit through a whole symphony. 

We hope you will enjoy this energetic program designed to unite all kinds of musicians – young and old, newbies and professional concert-goers. Enjoy!

2:00 PM – Pre-concert talk by Dr. Peter Gibeau
3:00 PM – Concert begins. After Intermission, children may adjourn for a special activity while parents enjoy Tchaikovsky’s 4th.
PROGRAM: Britten: The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra; Vivaldi: “Autumn” from The Four Seasons, with Ms. Jeanyi Kim, soloist; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.4
TICKETS: $18 Adult; $15 Senior; $5 Student. Eligible for buy one/get one 1/2 off coupon program.

Fires in the Mirror

Fires in the Mirror

September 29th, 2019
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Featuring Elyse Edelman & Marti Gobel. In 1991, in the Crown Heights section of Brookyln, a Hasidic man’s car jumped a curb, killing a seven-year-old black child. Shortly after, a Hasidic rabbinical student was stabbed and killed in what appeared to be an act of retaliation, sparking riots that made national headlines and exposed a growing friction in racial and cultural relations. But behind the headlines, there are people – politicians, activists, religious leaders, victims, and perpetrators alike – who each have their own story to tell. Anna Deavere Smith’s landmark work of documentary theatre, presented here with two actors playing 26 roles, is a theatrical event that cannot be missed – an illuminating exploration of identities in conflict.

The Niceties

The Niceties

September 29th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

In this riveting two-person drama, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss their differing views on the college junior’s paper about slavery and the American Revolution. A polite clash of ideas soon landslides into an explosive discussion of race, history, and power. Riddled with smart dialogue, this dramatic confrontation forces us to empathize with two vibrant and complicated women. It’s an entertaining and thought-provoking nail-biter that that will have everyone talking.

The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson

The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson

September 29th, 2019
Next Act Theatre

Four beautiful, badass women struggle to keep their heads in this irreverent, female-powered comedy set during the French Revolution. A playwright, an assassin, a Haitian rebel, and former queen (and fan of ribbons) Marie Antoinette hang out, murder Marat, and try to counter the extremist insanity in 1793 Paris. Packed with the zany ebullience that Gunderson writes so well, this grand comic adventure is about art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how women will actually go about changing the world.

Tickets to 2:00 performances are $44.

West Side Story

West Side Story

September 29th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

One musical changed theater forever and it will be making its triumphant Rep debut in a rare professional production. Two rival gangs struggle for control of their New York City neighborhood. When Tony falls for Maria, the star-crossed lovers find themselves wrenched between their worlds. This passionate adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is filled with some of the most unforgettable songs including “Maria,” “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty,” and “America” telling the greatest love story ever told in this larger-than-life musical. Add dances that smolder and sizzle with energy and you have an experience you’ll never forget!

The Music of John Williams

September 29th, 2019
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

For over 60 years, legendary composer John Williams has been creating the musical landscapes for our favorite films, including E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and more. The MSO and Resident Conductor Yaniv Dinur open the Pops season with an action-packed celebration of John Williams’s unforgettable Hollywood film scores.

2 Pianos 4 Hands

2 Pianos 4 Hands

September 29th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

For anyone who ever dreamed big—and then didn’t quite make it—comes the riotous story of two childhood friends who spent years chasing the same goal: concert pianist stardom. Two actors, two pianos, and dozens of characters grace the stage in this hilarious portrayal of pushy parents, eccentric teachers, and the triumphs and tortures of being extraordinarily good musicians. Featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, Billy Joel, Jerry Lee Lewis and more, this wildly popular show not only hits all the right notes; it tickles the ivories and your funny bone too.

The Niceties

The Niceties

September 29th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

In this riveting two-person drama, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss their differing views on the college junior’s paper about slavery and the American Revolution. A polite clash of ideas soon landslides into an explosive discussion of race, history, and power. Riddled with smart dialogue, this dramatic confrontation forces us to empathize with two vibrant and complicated women. It’s an entertaining and thought-provoking nail-biter that that will have everyone talking.

West Side Story

West Side Story

September 29th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

One musical changed theater forever and it will be making its triumphant Rep debut in a rare professional production. Two rival gangs struggle for control of their New York City neighborhood. When Tony falls for Maria, the star-crossed lovers find themselves wrenched between their worlds. This passionate adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is filled with some of the most unforgettable songs including “Maria,” “Tonight,” “I Feel Pretty,” and “America” telling the greatest love story ever told in this larger-than-life musical. Add dances that smolder and sizzle with energy and you have an experience you’ll never forget!

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