Performances

The Snowy Day and Other Stories

The Snowy Day and Other Stories

February 1st, 2020
First Stage

Oh, the magic of a snowy day! Peter is ready to explore the winter wonderland outside – throwing snow balls, making snow angels, and the crunch, crunch, crunch of the fresh snow. This imaginative ode to childhood brings to life the heartwarming stories by Ezra Jack Keats. Adventure with Peter as he grows up and explores the wide and wonderful world around him.

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

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

February 1st, 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+

The Snowy Day and Other Stories

The Snowy Day and Other Stories

February 1st, 2020
First Stage

Oh, the magic of a snowy day! Peter is ready to explore the winter wonderland outside – throwing snow balls, making snow angels, and the crunch, crunch, crunch of the fresh snow. This imaginative ode to childhood brings to life the heartwarming stories by Ezra Jack Keats. Adventure with Peter as he grows up and explores the wide and wonderful world around him.

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

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

February 1st, 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+

The Snowy Day and Other Stories

The Snowy Day and Other Stories

February 1st, 2020
First Stage

Oh, the magic of a snowy day! Peter is ready to explore the winter wonderland outside – throwing snow balls, making snow angels, and the crunch, crunch, crunch of the fresh snow. This imaginative ode to childhood brings to life the heartwarming stories by Ezra Jack Keats. Adventure with Peter as he grows up and explores the wide and wonderful world around him.

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

HAPPY DAYS

HAPPY DAYS

February 1st, 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 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

February 1st, 2020
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this genre-bending musical sensation played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway telling the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. To walk away, you’ve got to leave something behind – and so Hansel Schmidt does, transforming into Hedwig. With her new identity, Hedwig escapes the iron curtain to begin life with her freshly-minted American husband. Everything seems perfect until her husband leaves. With nothing left, she returns to her first love — music. Don’t miss “the best rock musical ever” (Rolling Stone)!

Warning: show contains explicit content

The Legend of Georgia McBride

The Legend of Georgia McBride

February 1st, 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

February 1st, 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.

A Small Fire by Adam Bock

A Small Fire by Adam Bock

February 1st, 2020
Next Act Theatre

John and Emily Bridges’ happy, middle-class lives are upended when Emily falls victim to a mysterious disease. At the height of her powers as a construction company CEO, her senses are slowly stripped away – smell, then taste, then sight. Emily is determined to remain engaged with her company and community, and enjoy her daughter’s wedding. But a crisis point comes when her hearing falters, leaving only touch to navigate a greatly diminished world. Suddenly, she is utterly dependent on her husband whose loyal devotion she has always taken for granted.

Tickets to 4:30 performances are $44.

A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

February 1st, 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+

A Small Fire by Adam Bock

A Small Fire by Adam Bock

February 1st, 2020
Next Act Theatre

John and Emily Bridges’ happy, middle-class lives are upended when Emily falls victim to a mysterious disease. At the height of her powers as a construction company CEO, her senses are slowly stripped away – smell, then taste, then sight. Emily is determined to remain engaged with her company and community, and enjoy her daughter’s wedding. But a crisis point comes when her hearing falters, leaving only touch to navigate a greatly diminished world. Suddenly, she is utterly dependent on her husband whose loyal devotion she has always taken for granted.

Tickets to 8:00 performances are $39.

Chasin' Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records

Chasin' Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records

February 1st, 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.

HAPPY DAYS

HAPPY DAYS

February 1st, 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

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

February 1st, 2020
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this genre-bending musical sensation played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway telling the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. To walk away, you’ve got to leave something behind – and so Hansel Schmidt does, transforming into Hedwig. With her new identity, Hedwig escapes the iron curtain to begin life with her freshly-minted American husband. Everything seems perfect until her husband leaves. With nothing left, she returns to her first love — music. Don’t miss “the best rock musical ever” (Rolling Stone)!

Warning: show contains explicit content

Johannes Moser Returns

February 1st, 2020
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Music Director Laureate Edo de Waart returns to conduct Rachmaninoff’s large and lush Second Symphony, a work of vast expression. (The Second’s success also marked a personal triumph for Rachmaninoff, who suffered from writer’s block following the difficulty of his first symphony.) Johannes Moser returns to perform Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto, a “deep meditation, reaching philosophical heights” (critic Lev Ginzburg).

The Legend of Georgia McBride

The Legend of Georgia McBride

February 1st, 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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