Performances

On the Wings of a Mariposa

On the Wings of a Mariposa

November 9th, 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+

On the Wings of a Mariposa

On the Wings of a Mariposa

November 9th, 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+

THE ROOMMATE

THE ROOMMATE

November 9th, 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.

Fanfare & Serenade

Fanfare & Serenade

November 9th, 2019
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Many sections of the orchestra are on stunning display in this rich and varied program. Vaughan Williams celebrates the strings in his soaring Fantasia, the composer’s most enduring work; an all-string orchestra stars alongside a vocalist in Britten’s dreamy song cycle Les Illuminations. Brahms once declared that “it would be difficult to discover a finer, more refreshing impression of really abundant and charming creative talent” than in Dvořák’s Serenade for Wind Instruments. The brass steals the show from the very beginning of Tomasi’s bright and dynamic Fanfares.

Nunsense

Nunsense

November 9th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

The Little Sisters of Hoboken are in dire need of emergency funds after a culinary disaster nearly wipes out the convent. The nuns pull out all the stops in a fundraising variety show featuring tap dancing, habit humor, an audience quiz and a special appearance by convent cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. The clever story has an unabashed desire to make you laugh. With songs and comic interludes paced at break-neck speed, it’s a must see musical adventure!

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