NEW! The show must go on. NOT!
Tonight, Stormageddon Wednesday, Feb. 2, Jacques Brel will not be alive and well at the Skylight Opera Theatre; no one will Speak in Tongues, climb 39 Steps, or lament lonesomely at the Milwaukee Rep; and the Youngbloods will have to endure their Red Light Winter in private rather than in front of everyone at the Alchemist Theater.
All those shows are canceled due to weather, for one night only. And all are set to be up and running again Thursday, and all three companies are offering ticket exchanges. For the Skylight’s Brel, call the Broadway Theatre Center box office, 414 291-7800. Call The Rep’s box office after noon on Thursday, 414-224-9490, go to www.milwaukeerep.com or e-mail the company at firstname.lastname@example.org. Youngblood patrons should call the Alchemist Theatre box office, 414 426-4169.
The Milwaukee Art Museum and Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art got some great PR from their Superbowl bet last week. Now Milwaukee’s Florentine and the Pittsburgh Opera are at it. They’re competing to see which company can attract the most Likes at their Facebook sites. The winning company gets bragging rights and can boast the most supportive fan community. The loser must a picture of their staff in the opposing team’s gear. Here’s a link to the Florentine’s Facebook page. And here’s one to the Pittsburgh Ope… wait; what am I doing. Find it yourselves, ironheads.
I want to bring two film events to your attention. Both are coming to UWM this week.
The 14th Annual Festival of Films in French opens Friday (Feb. 4) and runs through Feb. 13. The films come from France and from the entire, far-flung Francophone world, from Morocco to Quebec. All will have English subtitles. Details here.
The monthly screening of the ongoing LGBT Film Festival at UWM picks up on the French theme, with Heartbeats (Les Amours Imaginaries). The screening is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, at the UWM Union Theater. Admission $5. Details here.