Performances

Joyce Yang Returns

Joyce Yang Returns

January 24th, 2020
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Pianist Joyce Yang will call upon her “impressive agility, balance and velocity” (Washington Post) for Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto — originally considered too difficult to be played, this dazzling show-stopper has become a centerpiece of piano repertoire. For Prokofiev’s devilish Third Symphony, the composer borrowed material from his own opera about a woman’s dark obsession with a “fiery angel.”

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

January 24th, 2020
First Stage

It was a dark and stormy night. When a mysterious stranger arrives at Meg Murry’s home, she embarks on a wild, empowering journey of self-discovery. Joining forces with Mrs. Whatsit, Charles Wallace, Calvin O’Keefe, and more, they travel through space and time to battle the forces of evil so she can rescue her father, save humanity and find herself. Propel your imagination with this fantastical adventure of a lifetime.

Performance runtime is approximately 90 minutes, including intermission. Suggested for families with young people ages 8 – 17+

Symphonic Power

Symphonic Power

January 24th, 2020
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Featuring the Percussion Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, and Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. Tickets: Adult: $12; Student/Senior: $10; Premium Reserve: $25

HAPPY DAYS

HAPPY DAYS

January 24th, 2020
Renaissance Theaterworks

Written By Samuel Beckett & Directed by Marie Kohler
Featuring Laura Gordon & Todd Denning

Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the inevitable in Beckett’s unforgettable masterpiece of modern theater.

Often referred to as “the Hamlet for actresses,” Winnie is a mountain of a role, both physically and emotionally. A summit part for Milwaukee’s virtuosic actor, Laura Gordon.

“HAPPY DAYS remains an absurdly funny and boundlessly compassionate portrait of the human spirit.” – New York Times

Approximate run time: 2 hours with an intermission 

Chasin' Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records

Chasin' Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records

January 24th, 2020
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

This revival of a Rep premiere (previously titled Grafton City Blues) explores the inspiring story of Grafton, Wisconsin’s, Paramount Records. A recording label that, at the height of the jazz and blues age, became for a brief, bright few years, the leading label for recording artists of color in the Midwest—and broke down small-town racial barriers along the way.  Artists such as Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alberta Hunter and Ma Rainey all recorded there. This exuberant musical celebration of some of the greatest jazz and blues music features four sensational quadruple threat performers guiding the journey through story and song.

The Legend of Georgia McBride

The Legend of Georgia McBride

January 24th, 2020
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Casey is a broke Elvis impersonator with a baby on the way. When the owner of the run down bar where he works brings in a drag show to attract more customers, Casey is out of a job. Or is he? Filled with music, humor, and plenty of sequins, this joyful, acclaimed new play is a reminder that the path to prosperity and fulfillment may sometimes take an unexpected turn. Don’t miss this hilarious and heartwarming show taking the nation by storm.

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