Performances

Black Nativity by Langston Hughes

Black Nativity by Langston Hughes

December 5th, 2019 - December 15th, 2019
Black Arts MKE

Directed by returning phenom Antoine Reynolds for the first time this year, the production features his knockout crowd-pleasing musical arrangements. Reynolds explains, “The music is inspired by the emotional journey Mary and Joseph had to endure while bringing the savior into the world. As glorious as the occasion was, the endurance throughout the turmoil surrounding the process speaks to the resiliency and determination that comes with being called by God. The arrangements of the music in this production are designed to take you on that journey.”

Black Nativity by Langston Hughes opens Friday, December 6 through Sunday, December 15. Special pricing will be available for Community Night on December 5. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased in person at the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at https://www.marcuscenter.org/show/black-nativity-2018/ or Ticketmaster.com. Groups of 10 or more should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121, x210 or x213. Special church group pricing is also available. For more information, visit MarcusCenter.org.

The Nerd

The Nerd

December 11th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

From the much-loved playwright of The Foreigner comes a new production of one of the funniest plays ever written. When Willum has an unexpected party guest, who turns into an unwanted houseguest, he executes an elaborate plan to rid himself of the wacky nuisance. Aided by a rag-tag team that includes friends, a would-be lover and an oblivious boss, creative acts of desperation quickly dissolve into utter mayhem. The twists and turns of this madcap comedy lead to an ending that leaves you feeling happily hoodwinked!

Jeeves at Sea

Jeeves at Sea

December 11th, 2019
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Featuring Matt Daniels, Kathryn Hausman, Chris Klopatek, Josh Krause, Diane Lane, Michael Stebbins. Bertie Wooster and Jeeves return for a new adventure on the high seas – or, at least, off the coast of Monte Carlo. Bertie and his chum Sir Percival Everard Crumpworth (aka Crumpet) are reveling in life aboard the fetching Lady Stella Vanderley’s yacht… until Crumpet discloses that he may or may not have murdered a prince. In the blink of an eye, Bertie is masquerading as a romance novelist, Crumpet is posing as his own long-lost twin, and a foreign count is challenging Bertie to a duel! In Margaret Raether’s fourth adaptation of the classic P.G. Wodehouse stories, appearing for the first time in our Studio Theatre, can Jeeves prevent his master from being murdered – or worse, married?

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

December 11th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

The Rep’s hit new adaptation is a tale of love, hope and redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects. It’s a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care. Join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Scrooge in this holiday classic the whole family will love.

Hamilton's Leslie Odom, Jr.: A Holiday Special

Hamilton's Leslie Odom, Jr.: A Holiday Special

December 11th, 2019
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Leslie Odom, Jr., best known as Broadway hit Hamilton’s original Aaron Burr, joins the MSO for a holiday concert with a jazz twist. In this special event, this Grammy- and Tony Award-winning vocalist brings his smooth signature style to holiday classics such as “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “First Noel,” and “My Favorite Things.”

Jeeves at Sea

Jeeves at Sea

December 11th, 2019
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Featuring Matt Daniels, Kathryn Hausman, Chris Klopatek, Josh Krause, Diane Lane, Michael Stebbins. Bertie Wooster and Jeeves return for a new adventure on the high seas – or, at least, off the coast of Monte Carlo. Bertie and his chum Sir Percival Everard Crumpworth (aka Crumpet) are reveling in life aboard the fetching Lady Stella Vanderley’s yacht… until Crumpet discloses that he may or may not have murdered a prince. In the blink of an eye, Bertie is masquerading as a romance novelist, Crumpet is posing as his own long-lost twin, and a foreign count is challenging Bertie to a duel! In Margaret Raether’s fourth adaptation of the classic P.G. Wodehouse stories, appearing for the first time in our Studio Theatre, can Jeeves prevent his master from being murdered – or worse, married?

Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon

Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon

December 11th, 2019
Next Act Theatre

Wide-eyed Lucas Brickman is a fledgling comedy writer working with some of the funniest – and craziest – writers in 1950s television. While his colleagues try to top each other’s gags, head madman Max Prince contends with the NBC brass who are threatening to pull their groundbreaking show off the air. This hit Broadway comedy is an homage to Neil Simon’s early days writing jokes for Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows, alongside future legends including Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks.

Tickets for 7:30 performances are $39.

Nunsense

Nunsense

December 11th, 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!

The Nerd

The Nerd

December 11th, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

From the much-loved playwright of The Foreigner comes a new production of one of the funniest plays ever written. When Willum has an unexpected party guest, who turns into an unwanted houseguest, he executes an elaborate plan to rid himself of the wacky nuisance. Aided by a rag-tag team that includes friends, a would-be lover and an oblivious boss, creative acts of desperation quickly dissolve into utter mayhem. The twists and turns of this madcap comedy lead to an ending that leaves you feeling happily hoodwinked!

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