Milwaukee Area Performing Arts Groups

By - Feb 10th, 2011 03:38 pm
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The Milwaukee area boasts an impressive number of performing arts groups, from the acclaimed Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to innovative upstarts like Insurgent Theatre and Bunny Gumbo. If you enjoy staged performances, our region offers plenty to savor.

 

Acacia Theatre Company
Integrating art and faith, Acacia provides occasion for Christians and non-Christians to consider their lives in relation to God.
414-744-5995African-American Children’s Theatre
Providing children opportunities to express creativity, nurture individuality and acquire leadership and performance skills.
414-461-5771
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Alchemist Productions
Providing outstanding entertainment value to introduce “non-theater goers” to the lush and thriving Milwaukee theater scene.
414-426-4169

Alverno Presents
The series’ vision is to cultivate artists whose work exemplifies excellence, innovation and profound accomplishment.
414-382-6044

American Players Theatre
Located in Spring Green, APT is one of the most popular outdoor classical theaters in the nation.
608-588-2361
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Bay Players
Entertaining audiences for over 50 years with three annual performances.
414-272-5694
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Bel Canto Chorus
Bel Canto Chorus is Milwaukee’s oldest continually performing arts organization, composed of approximately 100 chorale voices.
414-481-8801

Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre
Nearly every person in the Milwaukee theater community has worked at the Boulevard, making us truly the scene’s alma mater.
414-744-5757
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Bunny Gumbo’s Combat Theatre
Simply put, they produce new plays. A lot of them. Over 250, in fact, since 2000. All by Milwaukee writers and artists.

Cardinal Stritch University Theatre
Presenting quality theater productions for the campus and local communities.
414-410-4171

Choral Arts Society
One of Southeastern Wisconsin’s premiere choral organizations.
262-634-3250
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Concord Chamber Orchestra
Founded in 1975 to offer area musicians performance opportunities and give promising young musicians a venue.
414-347-0881
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Cream City Chorus
A member-run community chorus of mixed voices celebrating the diversity of our community.
414-276-8787

DanceCircus
DanceCircus celebrates the human spirit and reflects topical concerns in original, compelling stories.
414-277-8151

Danceworks, Inc.
Contributing to the vitality of Milwaukee’s cultural life by training artists and building the audiences of the future.
414-277-8480

Early Music Now
Early Music Now is dedicated to the creation of lively connections with the past through historically informed presentations of music composed before 1800.
414.225.3113

Falls Patio Players
A community theater company serving Southeastern Wisconsin for over 40 years.
262-255-8372
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Festival City Symphony
Making classical music accessible to everyone with free Pajama Jamborees, casual pops concerts and value-priced Symphony Sundays.
414-963-9067

Fireside Dinner Theater
One of the Midwest’s most popular professional theaters, located in Fort Atkinson.
800-477-9505

First Stage 
Transforming Life Through Theater by creating extraordinary theater experiences for young people and families.
414-267-2961
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Florentine Opera Company
Wisconsin’s oldest performing arts organization delights audiences with first-rate vocal artistry, authentic sets and costumes and superb choreography.
414-291-5700
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In Tandem Theatre
Outstanding comedy, drama, musicals, classics and new works in their home in the Tenth Street Theatre.
414-271-1371

Ko-Thi Company
A dynamic, internationally celebrated African dance company dedicated to bridging gaps between cultures.
414-273-0676
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MacDowell Club
Celebrating its centennial season, the MacDowell Club offers community symphony at its best.
414-264-8796

Marquette University Theatre
Performing an annual season in the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre.
414-288-7504
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Master Singers of Milwaukee
A choral ensemble striving for excellence and to engage and vitalize audiences through the choral experience.
262-542-1154

Milwaukee Ballet
A top-ranked company nationwide, attracting world-class performers and choreographers.
414-902-2103
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Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra
Milwaukee’s only professional chamber orchestra, and one of only 65 in the nation.
414-881-9900

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
MCT produces thought-provoking professional theatrical works of literary merit.
414-276-8842
TicketsMilwaukee Children’s Choir
Presenting critically acclaimed concerts since 1994.
414-221-7040

Milwaukee Choral Artists
The Midwest’s only professional female vocal ensemble of its kind.
262-628-5022
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Milwaukee Public Theatre
Milwaukee Public Theatre creates original theater works and provides workshops and arts residencies, making the arts accessible to people of all ages and cultures since 1974.
414-347-1685

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre
A nationally-recognized professional theater company presenting compelling dramas, powerful classics, award-winning contemporary works and lively cabaret shows on three stages.
414-224-9490
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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1959, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is the largest professional arts organization in Wisconsin, featuring 86 professional musicians.
414-291-7605
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Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
It its 52nd year of offering training in ensemble musicianship to motivated young people from diverse backgrounds across the region.
414-267-2950
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Next Act Theatre
A professional company since 1989, offering contemporary, issues-oriented plays and powerful, intimate performances.

414-278-0765
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Over Our Heads Players
Racine theater group that performs at the Sixth Street Theatre.
262-632-6802
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Off The Wall Theatre
Wildly innovative theater in a tiny space that breaks the rules with original set designs and often radical productions of new shows, classics and musicals.
414-327-3552

Pink Banana Theatre
Committed to creating an open studio for the pre-professional theater entrepreneur who’s not afraid to take chances.
414-403-6271

Present Music
Present Music is one of the nation’s leading ensembles specializing in the commissioning and performance of new music.
414-271-0711

Racine Theater Guild
In its 70th season in 2008, the RTG is a large-scale community theater under professional management offering mainstage productions, children’s theater, jazz and comedy series, classes and more.
262-633-4218

Renaissance Theaterworks
RTW’s mission is to create compelling theater focusing on the exploration of the feminine voice and offer professional opportunities to emerging local artists.
414-291-7800
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Skylight Opera
Nationally-acclaimed professional opera and music theater offering a tantalizing mix of musical and theatrical arts.
414-291-7800
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Soulstice Theatre
Soulstice Theatre exists to create meaningful theater that inspires, challenges and entertains. They designate a portion of box office receipts to a charity that matches the meaning of the show.
414-431-3187

St. Croix Festival Theatre
St. Croix Festival Theatre is a professional regional theater.
715-483-3387

Sunset Playhouse
A non-profit theater in Elm Grove, established in 1960, where volunteers work in conjunction with paid professionals.
262-782-4430
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Theatre Gigante
Formerly Milwaukee Dance Theatre, Gigante is dedicated to the creation and presentation of performance work that integrates theater, dance, text and music.

Uncommon Theater
Bringing gay and lesbian theater to a diverse community of theater-goers.
800-595-4849

Waukesha Civic Theatre
WCT provides quality live theater performances and educational programs.
262-547-0708
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UWM Peck School of the Arts
The university offers a wide array of professional and student visual arts exhibitions and performances in music, dance, theater and film.
414-229-4308

Wild Space Dance Company
Merging dance with art, film and architecture to create inventive choreography and site- specific performances.
414-271-6087

Windfall Theatre Company
Seeks out little-known gems from well-known playwrights, brings many premieres to Milwaukee.
414-332-3963

Wisconsin Hybrid Theater
Producing original adaptations of classic late 19th century stories in a 20th century medium (radio theater) for 21st century audiences and their Moms.

 

 

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