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Weekly Highlights from 4/28-5/4

By - Apr 27th, 2010 04:00 am
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Carmen, Wisconsin Hybrid Theatre, Alchemist Theatre, 4/30-5/10
All of the sex & murder – none of the singing! You know the story of Carmen. Wisconsin Hybrid Theater returns with another “Old Timey LIVE Broadcast” from “Radio WHT,” creating their own version of Bizet’s popular opera. Wisconsin Hybrid Theater (Radio WHT) performs original adaptations of late 19th century stories in a mid 20th century medium for an early 21st century audience (and their moms).
Tickets $9.99.  Friday and Saturday shows at 8 p.m., Sunday matinées at 3 p.m.
Visit the Alchemist or call 414-426-4169.

The Apple Tree, In Tandem Theatre, Tenth Street Theatre, 4/30-5/16
Three delightful one-act musicals written by three of America’s most celebrated storytellers. The Diary of Adam and Eve starts us out on the first day of creation, complete with all the foibles of starting the human race. The Lady or the Tiger presents a tough decision for a princess in love with a common soldier. The story of Passionella is a modern-day Cinderella story as an ordinary chimney sweep is awarded her deepest desire to become a glamorous movie star – but at what cost? Best suited for ages 10 and over.
Tickets $20-$25.  Showtimes vary, so visit In Tandem or call 414-271-1371.

The Kitchen Witches, Waukesha Civic Theatre, 4/30-5/16
When two cooking show hostesses, Dolly and her nemesis Isobel, get cast in the same cable cooking show, trouble starts a’brewing. As the show progresses, a secret is revealed that turns their lives upside down.
Tickets $15-$19.  Showtimes vary, so visit Waukesha Civic Theatre or call 262-547-0708.

goats & monkeys' 2009 performance of Othello. Photo courtesy of website.

Taming of the Shrew, goats & monkeys, Ten Chimneys and Live Artist Studio, 4/30-5/2
In honor of the 75th Anniversary of Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne’s production of The Taming of the Shrew, goats & monkeys will be exploring this classic comedy with a book-in-hand production. The Ten Chimneys Foundation will be hosting them on April 30 at the Lunts’ Estate in Genessee Depot. May 1 and 2 performances will take place at Live Artists Studio in Walker’s Point.
Free and open to the public, though reservations are required.  Visit goats & monkeys fore more information.

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Unruly Music presents: MFAY Student Ensemble, Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall, 4/29
The Music From Almost Yesterday Student Ensemble premieres acoustic and electronic works by UWM Music Composition students.
This concert is free and open to the public.  Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.  Visit Peck School of the Arts for more information.

Brahms’ Requiem, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Marcus Center Uihlein Hall, 4/30-5/1
It was a work Brahms labored over for a dozen years. Consoled by the psalms, the gospels and the prophets, he set their words to music that some would consider his greatest. Included are two poetic settings from the Bible by Brahms and Stravinsky.
Tickets $25-$93.  Concert begins at 8 p.m.  Visit the MSO or call 414-291-7605.

The Milwaukee Symphony Pops. Photo by Brian Jacobson.

Green Eggs and Ham and Gertrude McFuzz Kinderkonzert, Marcus Center Uihlein Hall, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, 5/2
Two delightful classics by the inimitable Dr. Suess. Your kids will enjoy the story of unstoppable Sam-I-Am and the Grouch who didn’t want to try a plate of unusual food. Then there are the girl-birds: Gertrude McFuzz who has just one little feather in her tail, and Miss Lolla-Lee-Lou who has two! Composer Rob Kapilow sets these beloved stories to music, and family favorite Stuart Chafetz returns to bring the pages to life.
Tickets $10-$30.  Concert begins at 2 p.m. Visit the MSO or call 414-291-7605.

Ignacio Barcia and Benjamin Kammin, Cedarburg Cultural Center, 5/2
Ignacio’s live recording of Leo Brouwer’s 3 Danzas Concertantes with pianist Matthew Parker was chosen and broadcast on NPR’s “Carolina Concerts.” Benjamin Kammin has performed extensively throughout the Midwest and beyond as a solo guitarist.
Tickets $5. Concert begins at 3 p.m. Visit the CCC for more information.

Wynonna performs with the MSO Pops this week. Photo courtesy of website.

Wynonna with the MSO, Riverside Theatre, 5/4
American country star Wynonna Judd performs her chart-toppers live in concert with the Milwaukee Symphony Pops.
Tickets $26.25-$66.25.  Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Visit the MSO or call 414-291-7605.

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Playing with Fire, Dance Circus, Danceworks Studio Theatre, 4/30-5/2
Fire, in all of it’s beautiful, transformative, brutal and amazing facets; Fire, changing lives through dances and stories; Fire as ritual and training for economic survival. Dancers, live musicians from One Drum, a film by Brook Maroldi and more.
Tickets $15-$25.  Visit Dance Circus or call 414-277-8151.

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Colleen Madden. Photo courtesy of website.

Salon Soirée, Renaissance Theaterworks, Broadway Theatre Center Skylight Bar, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., 5/3
Colleen Madden will reprise her role with selected readings from Renaissance Theaterworks’ much loved and critically acclaimed production of The Syringa Tree for their annual fundraiser, hosted by John McGivern (currently starring in American Fiesta).
Visit Renaissance Theaterworks for more information.

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