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In Tandem Theatre Presents its Biggest Musical to Date

Let In Tandem take you back to 1920’s France to the magic of the carnival!

By - Mar 6th, 2017 12:39 pm
In Tandem Theatre presents the rarely seen musical Carnival by Michael Stewart

In Tandem Theatre presents the rarely seen musical Carnival by Michael Stewart

March 6, 2017 [Milwaukee] – In Tandem Theatre presents the rarely seen musical Carnival by Michael Stewart with music and lyrics by Bob Merrill from April 21 through May 14, 2017. Let In Tandem take you back to 1920’s France to the magic of the carnival! Before the performance, immerse yourself into the story as you enjoy carnival-like games, tarot card reading from a French themed card deck and learn a few French phrases from the Alliance Française de Milwaukee in the lobby. Enter the theatre and behold a carnival right in front of your eyes as we transform the Tenth Street Theatre into the big tent! This extraordinary musical is a unique collaboration with the Milwaukee Public Theatre. Tickets ($30) are available by calling the Tenth Street Theatre Box Office at 414-271-1371 or in person at 628 North 10th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53233. Senior, student, military and group discounts are available. Visit for more information, including dates and times, and to order tickets online. The show is best suited for ages 13 and over.

In 1920’s France, Lili is a young, naïve woman who comes to the carnival where she takes a job working with Paul, the puppeteer and a former dancer who was injured in the war. She meets Marco, the charming magician who decides to make her his latest conquest. While Paul falls in love with Lili, his bitterness and anger only serve to push her further into Marco’s arms. Featuring the beloved “Love Makes The World Go ‘Round” and the toe-tapping “Yum Ticky Ticky Tum Tum” this show will delight and amuse audiences.

The show includes 15 local actors, In Tandem’s largest cast to date, featuring Susie Wiedmeyer (Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Opera Theatre) as Lili, Keegan Siebken (Trap Door Theatre, Cooperative Performance, Chicago Folks Operetta) as Paul and Steven Koehler (Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Next Act Theatre) as Marco. In Tandem is pleased to work with the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Alverno College to support two internships for acting and one internship for stage management for Carnival.

The design team for Carnival includes Josh Robinson (musical direction), Karl Miller (choreography), Chad Abramowski (set), Tom Litrell (lighting), Jonathon Leubner (sound) and Kathy Smith (costumes).

Carnival is sponsored, in part, with support from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the City of Milwaukee Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, the United Performing Arts Fund, and CAMPAC (County Funding). Konrad Kuchenbach sponsors the opening night champagne reception.


Thursday, April 20 @ 7:30pm (1)
Friday, April 21 @ 8:00pm (2)
Saturday, April 22 @ 4:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, April 23 @ 2:00pm
Wednesday, April 26 @ 2:00pm
Thursday, April 27 @ 7:30pm (3)
Friday, April 28 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, April 29 @ 4:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, April 30 @ 2:00pm
Wednesday, May 3 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, May 4 @ 7:30pm (3)
Friday, May 5 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 6 @ 4:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, May 7 @ 2:00pm
Wednesday, May 10 @ 7:30pm
Thursday, May 11 @ 7:30pm (3)
Friday, May 12 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, May 13 @ 4:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday, May 14 @ 2:00pm

(1) Pay-what-you-can preview performance: tickets on sale one hour prior to curtain; no advance sales
(2) Complimentary opening night reception following the show
(3) Talk back with director and actors following the show

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One thought on “In Tandem Theatre Presents its Biggest Musical to Date”

  1. Christnia Zawadiwsky says:

    Sound like a highly enjoyable entertainment! What a way to perform a musical!

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