Performances

MYSO's 2019 Playathon presented by Bayshore Town Center

MYSO's 2019 Playathon presented by Bayshore Town Center

October 20th, 2019
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Following several weeks of student fundraising, the 1,000 members of MYSO, who make up three symphony orchestras, seven string orchestras, a wind ensemble, two flute choirs, numerous jazz combos, and two steel bands, will perform. This is MYSO’s only annual event that features nearly every ensemble.

FREE.

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

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

October 20th, 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"

October 20th, 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+

On the Wings of a Mariposa

On the Wings of a Mariposa

October 20th, 2019
First Stage

Ten-year-old Pilar breathes deeply of her grandmother’s rebozo to relive memories of her beloved abuelita—making corn tortillas, dueling the monsters under the bed and journeying to the forest known as El Círculo Mágico. Slowly, the scent begins to fade – and with it, Pilar’s memories. Amidst the monarch butterflies’ annual migration and Día de los Muertos celebrations, soar with Pilar on her journey in this bilingual world premiere play, discovering that “when you love someone, they never really leave you.”

Performance runtime is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 5 – 17+

2 Pianos 4 Hands

2 Pianos 4 Hands

October 20th, 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

October 20th, 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

October 20th, 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.

THE ROOMMATE

THE ROOMMATE

October 20th, 2019
Renaissance Theaterworks

Written by Jen Silverman & Directed by Suzan Fete
Featuring Marti Gobel & Isabel Quintero

Sharon has been respectable her whole life. Now in her mid-fifties and recently divorced, she needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, she realizes her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely.

A dark comedy about what it takes to reroute your life – and what happens when the wheels come off.

“Silverman’s THE ROOMMATE is a tragedy that subtly grows beneath peals of uproarious laughter!” – Broadway World

Approximate run time: 90 minutes with no intermission.

West Side Story

West Side Story

October 20th, 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!

On the Wings of a Mariposa

On the Wings of a Mariposa

October 20th, 2019
First Stage

Ten-year-old Pilar breathes deeply of her grandmother’s rebozo to relive memories of her beloved abuelita—making corn tortillas, dueling the monsters under the bed and journeying to the forest known as El Círculo Mágico. Slowly, the scent begins to fade – and with it, Pilar’s memories. Amidst the monarch butterflies’ annual migration and Día de los Muertos celebrations, soar with Pilar on her journey in this bilingual world premiere play, discovering that “when you love someone, they never really leave you.”

Performance runtime is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 5 – 17+

2 Pianos 4 Hands

2 Pianos 4 Hands

October 20th, 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

October 20th, 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

October 20th, 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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