Performances

A Small Fire by Adam Bock

A Small Fire by Adam Bock

February 7th, 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 7:30 performances are $39.

HAPPY DAYS

HAPPY DAYS

February 7th, 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

February 7th, 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.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

February 7th, 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

Simply Swingin' Sinatra & Friends

Simply Swingin' Sinatra & Friends

February 7th, 2020
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

“Come Fly with Me.” “Mack the Knife.” “Fly Me to the Moon.” If songs like these make you long to don a fedora and sip a martini, then you’re in the right place. Hear vocal sensation Steve Lippia croon the classics by icons such as Nat King Cole, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, all backed by your favorite swingin’ band, the MSO.

The Legend of Georgia McBride

The Legend of Georgia McBride

February 7th, 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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