ThirdCoast Digest’s 2009-2010 Fall Performing Arts Season Guide
We present to you a handy lodestar to a big fall performance season with offerings in theater, dance, symphony, choral, variety acts and special events as scheduled by companies or venues across Milwaukee and beyond. Feel free to print it out, but also bookmark it on your browser and watch for weekly updates via links. These will lead to TCD-exclusive profiles, highlights, feature interviews and critical show reviews after opening night. Listed dates often reflect a total planned run. Please consult the listed websites for specific times and ticketing information. ♦
An introduction from Tom Strini:
The economy sputters, but the show must go on. Milwaukee’s resilient performing arts community is not only surviving, but soldiering on with remarkable vigor under difficult circumstances. Three of the most important groups enter the 2009-2010 season with new people in key positions, or on the verge of change.
Edo de Waart, a heavyweight conductor on the international scene, will take up his first season as music director of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. The players I’ve spoken with are excited about working with him and, maybe, a little intimidated. De Waart was once the principal oboist of Amsterdam’s fabled Councertgebouw Orchestra. The whole orchestra tunes to the oboe; de Waart won’t miss much when it comes to pitch.
Joseph Hanreddy will preside over his 17th and valedictory season as artistic director of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. Surely, he wants to exit with an exceptional season, and the company will have the added drama of searching for Hanreddy’s successor. The Rep also has a new managing director, Dawn J. Helsing, to lead the $9-million non-profit through another recession season.
But nothing will top the Skylight Opera Theatre when it comes to offstage drama. We don’t need to rehash the company’s strife-torn summer or its difficult financial condition. But the actors’ boycott is over, Bill Theisen will direct four shows, the most controversial figure on the management side is out of the picture, and Skylight legends Joan Lounsbery and Colin Cabot are here on a temporary basis to put things right. Still, suspense abounds: Who will lead the company when Cabot and Lounsbery depart; will it recover financially; will the company put a great season on the stage despite everything?
I’m pretty sure that the answer to the third question will be a resounding yes, as the performers couldn’t be more fired up to prove their worth. As for the other two, we await the answers with avid anticipation.
Most on my mind among for the fall season: Edo and Yo-Yo at the MSO; The Barber of Seville at the Skylight; two holiday essentials, the Milwaukee Ballet’s The Nutcracker and Present Music’s Thanksgiving concert; Wild Space going site-specific once again at Turner Hall; Gogol’s The Government Inspector at the Rep.
Performing Arts Editor Brian Jacobson and other TCD staff have amounted a monumental listing of the known performing arts events here. It’s an important resource, and we will update entries and create links to articles as time marches on and things change. Bookmark it and check in often.
—Tom Strini, ThirdCoast Digest Arts Editor
ACACIA THEATRE COMPANY
Founded in 1980 by local stage artists who wanted to integrate art and faith through theatre “that would express the experiences and positive moral values important to members of the Christian faith.” Acacia is independent, non-profit and inter-denominational — typically putting on four plays a season intended “for Christians and non-Christians to consider their lives in relation to God.”
Location: Concordia University, at the Todd Wehr Auditorium, Glendale
AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN’S THEATRE
Providing children opportunities to express creativity, nurture individuality, and acquire leadership and performance skills. It started in 1989 as a single musical production, but has since grown into annual events and an after-school academy that teaches both theatre and life skills.
Season and performances yet to be announced, classes form in Sept. 2009
Location: Milwaukee Education Center, Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, Milwaukee
This cozy stage and adjacent lounge offers a unique environment to see top-notch local, independent artists. Frequent ongoing events like improv comedy troupes and one-night shows will only add to the set list as the months go on.
INVADER? I hardly know her!: Sept. 10 – 27
DRACULA: THE UNDEAD: Oct. 15 – Nov. 7
Radio WHT presents Dracula: Oct. 18 – Nov. 9
More shows and events are yet to be announced.
Location: the Alchemist at 2569 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee (Bay View)
The series’ vision is to cultivate artists “whose work exemplifies excellence, innovation and profound accomplishment.” The season kicks off with a grand outdoor World Music event and continues with an eclectic and arty mix through the school year.
Featured profile: TCD examines the Global Union phenomenon and what this year offers [9/16]
2009 Global Union: Sept. 19 – 20
Judy Collins: Oct. 17
Molly Shanahan/Mad Shak: Oct. 24
Warsaw Village Band: Oct. 30
Toshi Regon: Nov. 14
Luciana Souzo, Cyro Baptista, Romero Lumbabo: Feb. 13, 2010
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company: Feb. 28, 2010
Wayne McGregor/Random Dance: Mar. 13, 2010
Zemog-El Gallo Bueno: Apr. 10, 2010
Location: The Pitman Theater at Alverno College, Milwaukee (south side)
(Global Union is at Humboldt Park)
AMERICAN PLAYERS THEATRE
APT is ranked among the most popular outdoor classical theaters in the United States, playing to more than 100,000 patrons each season. Its mission is “to bring the classics to life by making great plays accessible through skilled and reverent presentation.” They just added an indoor stage early this year, leaving room for late and off-season stagings. APT traditionally runs from June to October; plays listed here are what continue to run through the 2009 season.
At Touchstone Theatre (Indoor Stage)
Acting Shakespeare: Sept. 12 – Oct. 1
Old Times: Sept. 6 – 11
Long Day’s Journey Into Night: Sept. 4 – Oct. 18
Location: American Players Theatre grounds in Spring Green
THE BARTELL in Madison
This stage complex, made up of the Drury, Evjue, and Whelan Studio, hosts some remarkable community theatre on a nearly year-round basis. Frequent acting companies include the Encore Studio for the Performing Arts, Madison Theatre Guild, Strollers Theatre, StageQ, and Mercury Players. Its mission statement in part is “to obtain, equip, operate, and maintain suitable live-performance facilities for the benefit of the public and of the several participating publicly supported acting companies and additional organizations of the same class.”
In the Beginning: Sept. 4 – 26
Cat’s Paw: Sept. 10 – Oct. 3
Educating Rita: Oct. 2 – 17
Forever Plaid: Oct. 8 – 24
Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins: Oct. 14 – 24
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940: Oct. 29 – Nov. 21
The Stops: Oct. 30 – Nov. 21
Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead: Nov. 6 – 14
The Santaland Diaries: Nov. 27 – Dec. 19
The Hot L Baltimore: Jan. 8 – 30, 2010
Tarantara! Tarantara! : Jan. 22 – 30, 2010
Two Rooms: Feb. 19 – Mar. 7, 2010
Meg: Feb. 25 – Mar. 13, 2010
The Spitfire Grill: May 7 – 29, 2010
The Seahorse: May 13 – 28, 2010
Location: Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin Street, Madison
Conceived in 1951, this community theatre group became a permanent fixture of Whitefish Bay over the next 50+ years. The company has filled the role of providing “entertainment and the opportunity for individual involvement in some of the finest productions in the metropolitan area.” It’s community theater open to anyone 18 years or older, offering volunteer opportunities to be on- or off-stage.
Feature profile: one TCD writer reveals her notes on being an actor during a play’s run [9/22 and 10/5]
Noises Off!: Sept. 25 – 26 & Oct. 2 – 3
Rehearsal for Murder: Jan. 15 – 23, 2010
Lend Me a Tenor: Apr. 8 – 17, 2010
Location: Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium, Milwaukee (north)
BEL CANTO CHORUS
Founded in 1931, this chorus draws from regions of southeastern Wisconsin and Illinois, approximately 100 chorale voices. They present pieces “from the familiar favorites of the choral tradition to seldom heard works and innovative new creations, much of which cannot be heard in any other venue in the area.” In addition, Bel Canto services choral music through outreach and education to students, teachers, and other performing arts groups — as well as the advocacy of new music and emerging artists.
Feature Profile: Bel Canto’s music director talks about tackling the massive Requiem project [9/11]
Israel in Egypt: Oct. 17
Christmas in the Basilica: Dec. 12 & 13
Missa Lorca: Mar. 14, 2010
Verdi’s Requiem: May 16, 2010
Location: Various venues
The Boulevard Ensemble is an established, professional theatre company that stages an eclectic range of theatrical literature, including classic plays, modern iconic stagings and a wild mix of alternative genres in a “cozy” black box studio setting in Bay View.
Feature article: what is it like to put on a one-man/one-woman show? [article coming late Sept.]
Clarence Darrow: Sept. 30 – Nov. 1
The Marriage of Bette & Boo: Nov./Dec.
All’s Well That Ends Well: Feb. 2010
It’s Your Mother: Feb./Mar. 2010
Location: Boulevard Theatre at 2252 S. Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee (Bay View)
BROADWAY BABY DINNER THEATRE
An intimate, old school performing space specializing in musicals, revues, comedies and farce. A convenient tavern is attached with ample parking.
Will You Still Love Me in the Morning?: Aug. 28 – Oct. 8
A Christmas Survival Guide!: Nov. 6 – Dec. 20
New schedule yet to be announced
Location: 5132 West Mill Rd. in Glendale
This is a new venue of sorts, after the relative dissolution of Cornerstone Theatre Company that used the mansion. According to co-owner Tom Carr, they have been completely remodeling the ballroom theatre area, which will include a lounge. He anticipates having a first event around Halloween, with stage and music stylings like jazz and Irish to follow. Watch TCD for further details in the coming months, including a tour.
Future shows will be announced.
Location: Historic Brumder Mansion, 3046 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee (near west)
Website TBA; meanwhile visit milwaukeebedbreakfast.com
BUNNY GUMBO THEATRE
Best known for its “Combat Theatre” productions, this subversive bunch pops up all-year round with new plays and improv works. They are “dedicated to building a theatre which routinely brings professional theatre artists from the various groups in Milwaukee together to work in a collaborative manner, thereby building a bridge which will span the gap between the young actors, writers and directors entering the field, and established veterans.” They have a sister group operating in Lake Geneva, WI.
16 Plays in 48 Hours: Dec. 4 & 5
…always more to be announced throughout the season.
Location: Various venues
CARDINAL STRITCH UNIVERSITY THEATRE
Presenting quality theatre productions for the campus and local communities. The Fine Arts department present four shows a year, with various concerts and recitals yet to be announced, including the Ganesian Players. The students put on four productions a year, which traditionally ranged from the classics to musicals.
Feature profile: TCD talks to David Oswald about a daring season [9/8]
Urinetown: Oct. 9 – 18
String Festival: Nov. 9
Piano Festival: Nov. 21
Christmas Concert: Dec. 6
Coyote on a Fence: Nov. 13 – 22
The Magician’s Nephew: Feb. 7, 13 – 14, 2010
New Music Festival: Mar. 14, 2010
The Comedy of Errors: Apr. 16 – 25, 2010
Wisconsin School Music Association State Music Festival: May 1, 2010
Location: the Nancy Kendall Theater on Cardinal Stritch campus grounds, Glendale
The oldest active student theater organization in Wisconsin, founded in 1896. The group endeavors to further artistic, academic and educational concerns of the theatre arts program, recognize alumni members in the field and encourages fellowship and growth among its members. More concerts and stage events are yet to be announced.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum: Nov. 13 – 15
Dancing at Lughnasa: Feb.19 – 21, 2010
Juliet (new work adaptation): Apr. 17 – 18, 2010
Location: Carroll University’s Otteson Theatre, Waukesha
CARTE BLANCHE STUDIOS
It’s a multi-purpose creative space that hosts gallery evenings, theatre productions, workshops and live music. Founded by Jimmy Dragolovich with Adam White, it has evolved into a renovated 80-seat theatre, gallery and lounge on Milwaukee’s metro south end. Shows have so far become cultish and runs extend; the season is based off announced plans for the fall and next year, but changes and run extensions happen often so stay tuned.
Location: 1024 S. 5th Street, Milwaukee (near south)
CEDARBURG CULTURAL CENTER
A gallery, performance venue, classroom, and museum dedicated to preserving the heritage of Southeastern Wisconsin and enhancing contemporary culture. There is a lot happening at this venue; consult the website for other individually dated events and programs.
Homemade Jamz Blues Band: Oct. 29
McMann and Tate Productions: Dec. 11 – 12, Feb. 5 – 6, 2010 and Apr. 24, 2010 (Tomato Dodgeball)
The Nylons: Dec. 19
Irish Eve: Mar. 2010
Guy Davis: May 8, 2010
Full season yet To Be Announced
Location: the CCC at W62 N546 Washington Ave., Cedarburg
My Soul Cries Out: Oct. 10
Holiday Joy: Dec. 12
Handel’s Messiah: Mar. 6, 2010
It’s Not Easy Being Green: May 8, 2010
Location: Various venues in Racine
CONCORD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Founded in 1975 to offer performance opportunities to young and aspiring musicians through an annual concerto competition, as well as themed series pieces performed by skilled volunteer orchestra players.
Season and performance dates yet to be announced.
Location: Basilica of St. Josaphat, and St. Mathew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
DANCEWORKS PERFORMANCE COMPANY
Founded in 1992, the mission of Danceworks is “to enhance the joy, health and creativity of the community through performances, classes and outreach activities integrating dance and other art forms.” This studio and company bring several high-culture and modern dance programs to Milwaukee throughout the year and encourages its new dancers or returning ones to reach out in new directions. They are also often the host of visiting international artists and collaborate with other mediums.
Simone Ferro and Friends II: Oct. 30, 31, Nov. 6-8
Lights, DPC…ACTION!: Feb. 26 – Mar. 7, 2010
Monsters, Mayhem & Mac ‘n’ Cheese: Apr. 16 – 18, 2010
Location: Danceworks Studio Theatre, and the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
DanceCircus celebrates the human spirit and reflects topical concerns in original, compelling stories.
Season and performance dates TBA
Location: Dancing Ground, 527 N. 27th St., Milwaukee (near west)
EARLY MUSIC NOW
“Dedicated to the creation of lively connections with the past through historically informed, period instrument presentations of music composed before 1800.” Now in its 23rd season, buzz is already building around some of the choices on the 2009-10 listing for whom they have gathered musicians.
Galileo’s Daughters – “Perpetual Motion”: Sept. 26
Emma Kirby & Jakob Lindberg – “Orpheus in England”: Oct. 27
Anonymous 4 – “The Cherry Tree”: Dec. 12
Lipzodes – “Guatemala 1600”: Feb. 13
Caravan Ensemble – “The Spirit of Sepharad“: Mar. 20
Red Pirate – “Pirates of Baroque”: Apr. 17
Location: Various venues
Forever Plaid: Oct. 2 – 11
Christmas Carol: Dec. 4 – 6
Where There’s a Will There’s a Relative: Feb. 5 – 14, 2010
Oliver!: Apr. 23 – May 2, 2010
Location: North Junior High School Auditorium, Menomonee Falls
FESTIVAL CITY SYMPHONY
This highly skilled attune their classical music to be accessible to everyone with casual, family-friendly classical music concerts.
Let’s Meet the Orchestra: Sept. 23
Halloween Pajama Jamboree: Oct. 28
Holiday Pajama Jamboree: Dec. 9
Happy Anniversary: Jan. 31, 2010
American Classics: Mar. 2, 2010
I Like TChaik: Apr. 25, 2010
Location: Vogel Hall, Pabst Theatre, Bradley Pavilion (all downtown Milwaukee)
FIRESIDE DINNER THEATRE
Based in Fort Atkinson, it’s one of the Midwest’s most popular professional theatres. Major shows are usually musicals and can include a gourmet dinner and lodging options. Wed.-Sun. performances weekly throughout the whole year.
The Sound of Music: Aug. 27 – Nov. 1
Here’s Love: Nov. 6 – Dec. 27
Those Fabulous 50’s and 60’s: Jan. 14 – Mar. 7, 2010
Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat: Mar. 11 – May 2, 2010
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella: May 6 – June 27, 2010
Ring of Fire – A musical tribute to Johnny Cash: July 8 – Aug. 29, 2010
A Broadway Musical Hit to be Announced: Sept. 2 – Oct. 31, 2010
The Child – The story of the First Christmas: Nov. 4 – Dec. 23, 2010
Location: 1131 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson
FIRST STAGE CHILDREN’S THEATER
Nationally-acclaimed children’s theater and the second largest company in Milwaukee, offering professional performances for families, a renowned theater training school and dynamic in-school educational programming.
Feature Profile: TCD talks to First Stage about some of its more unique season choices [9/8].
Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business: Oct. 16 – Nov. 14
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Nov. 7 – 22
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: Nov. 27 – Dec. 24
The Thief Lord: Jan. 22 – Feb. 14, 2010
The Wiz: Mar. 5 – 28, 2010
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day: Apr. 9 – May 9, 2010
If You Take a Mouse to School: Mar. 13 – 28, 2010
Location: Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater, Milwaukee (downtown)
As one of the nation’s oldest opera companies, the Florentine Opera¹s productions reflect the highest musical and theatrical standards, while supporting community and educational programs.
Tosca: Nov. 20 – 22
Elmer Gantry: Mar. 19 & 21, 2010
Rigoletto: May 21 – 23, 2010
Location: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, and various venues in the off-season
FORWARD THEATER COMPANY in Madison
This is a new not-for-profit theater group, formed by professional actors living in the Madison area after the Rep there went under. It hopes to be a home base for various Wisconsin stage vets, and the announced three-play season runs the gamut from nostalgia with loads of character to progressive and even a bit dangerous.
Feature profile: Forward, Youngblood, Uprooted, and other new groups talk about their futures [9/10]
All About Eve: Nov. 7 (*special radio show with Wisconsin Public Radio recording)
Why Torture is Wrong, and the People who Love Them: Dec. 30 – Jan. 17, 2010
Kiritsis (interactive work): Mar. 20, 2010
Location: the Overture Center Playhouse in Madison, Wisconsin
GREENDALE COMMUNITY THEATRE
GCT aims to be on the leading edge of community theatre in the area, choosing productions that challenge both cast members and audiences. Greendale Community Theatre aims to provide enriching, entertaining, educational and quality theatre that challenges its participants on and off the stage.
2009-10 Season and programming yet to be announced.
Location: Henry Ross Auditorium at Greendale High School
HANSBERRY-SANDS THEATRE COMPANY
Providing quality theatrical art forms that entertain, educate and develop individual talent and preserve our historical culture.
Season and performance dates TBA
Location: Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall
Producing “bad-ass DIY” theater since 2003, Insurgent is currently on tour but will return for a few shows later this year. Often they are the host of traveling experimental theatre groups, at non-traditional venues.
Ulysses Crewmen: Sept. 31
IN TANDEM THEATRE
Established in 1998 by co-founders, Chris and Jane Flieller, In Tandem is committed to producing exciting, innovative comedy, drama, musicals, classics and original works.
Tea at Five: Oct. 9 – 25
Scrooge in Rouge: Dec. 4 – Jan. 3, 2010
Stuck: Feb. 26 – Mar. 14, 2010
The Apple Tree: Apr. 30 – May 16, 2010
Location: Tenth Street Theatre at 628 N. 10th St., Milwaukee
JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ARTS CENTER
Dance and music from internationally renowned artists in two intimate performance spaces, plus a residency period providing for educational exposure.
Feature profile: TCD talks with the Performance Arts series staff about the eclectic and important dance sessions appearing this season. [9/8]
Rennie Harris Pure Movement: Oct. 13 & 15
Harmonia: Nov. 19 – 20
Winter Theatre with John McGivern: Dec. 4 – 6
Liz Lerman Dance Exchange: Feb. 18 & Mar. 12 – 14, 2010
Lionel Loueke Trio: Mar. 23 & 25, 2010
Chitresh Das Dance Company: Apr. 20 & 22, 2010
…plus, many more Family Festivals, film screenings, and events.
Location: Sheboygan, WI
KO-THI DANCE COMPANY
A dynamic, internationally celebrated African dance company dedicated to bridging gaps between cultures.
Season and performance dates To Be Determined yet
Location: often UW-Milwaukee, various venues
Noche de Gala: Sept. 19
Los Cojolites: Oct. 23
Chuchito Valdes Afro-Cuban Quartet: Dec. 4
…more to come as plans are being made.
Location: Latino Arts Inc. Auditorium and Gallery, 1028 S. 9th Street, Milwaukee
MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
One of the state’s foremost performing arts venues and home to many talented local and national performing artists and events.
Feature profile: TCD takes a look at the remarkable set of touring shows coming to Milwaukee [9/8]
Broadway at the Marcus Center series
Spring Awakening: Oct. 6 – 11
Bunk Bed Brothers: Oct. 9 – Nov. 15
Dreamgirls: Jan. 5 – 10, 2010
Grease: Feb. 23 – 28, 2010
Legally Blonde: Apr. 13 – 18, 2010
Wicked: July 14 – Aug. 8, 2010
…see other entries for events in this venue as well.
Location: Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall, downtown Milwaukee
MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY THEATRE
The theatre major in the Diederich College “is dedicated to the idea that the study of theatre outside the context of cultural traditions which gave it birth is essentially meaningless.” The year’s programming reflects the department’s practice of disciplined integration of the curriculum with actual stage production of plays.
Censored on Final Approach: Oct. 1 – 11
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Nov. 12 – 22
Click, Clack, Moo – Cows that Type: Jan. 16 – 23, 2010
Nickel and Dimed: Feb. 11 – 17, 2010
Sunday in the Park with George: Apr. 15 – 25, 2010
Location: the Helfaer Theater on Marquette campus grounds, Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE BALLET COMPANY
A top-ranked company nationwide, the Milwaukee Ballet attracts world-class performers and choreographers and strives to inspire audiences to think within and beyond traditional ballet. The 40th season promises to be one of its best yet.
Feature profile: Dispatches from Tutu Retro at the Milwaukee Art Museum [8/29]
Location: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Pabst Theater, downtown Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
Milwaukee’s only professional chamber orchestra and one of only 65 in the nation. Since its founding in 1973, the MCO has earned a reputation as one of southeastern Wisconsin’s finest professional performing arts groups.
Dvorak Serenade: Sept. 12
Stravinsky, A Soldier’s Tale: Jan. 31, 2010
Copland Clarinet Concerto: Apr. 16, 2010
Location: Calvary Presbyterian Church, 935 W. Wisconsin Ave. in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE CHAMBER THEATRE
MCT is “Celebrating Family” in its 34th season with five Milwaukee premieres sharing the common theme of family, all dealing with the many struggles and joys life presents.
Around the World in 80 Days: Aug. 13 – 30
The Desert Queen (play reading): Sept. 21
Picnic: Oct. 15 – Nov. 1
Moon Over the Brewery: Nov. 12 – Dec. 13
Duet for One: Feb. 18 – Mar. 14, 2010
The Sweetest Swing in Baseball: Apr. 15 – May 2, 2010
Location: Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee (Third Ward)
MILWAUKEE CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Presenting critically acclaimed concerts since 1994, the MCC is Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier professional children’s choir. It has programs for children of all ages. Members have performance experiences they can get nowhere else in the metropolitan area, often as guest artists for the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Present Music, and others.
A Festival of Winter Spirit: Dec. 6
Milwaukee Children’s Choir Sing-a-thon: Feb. 6, 2010
Milwaukee Youth Music Celebration: Mar. 14, 2010
Roots & Wings: Mar. 2, 2010
Milwaukee Children’s Choir Season Finale: May 23, 2010
Location: Various venues
MILWAUKEE CHORAL ARTISTS
Founded in 1998, and now in its twelfth season, this ensemble is considered one of Wisconsin’s premier professionals, and one of only five of its kind in the country. “With its signature lush sound, MCA brings a distinctive repertory of choral and vocal masterworks—including well-known pieces, new music, seldom-performed works, and music of diverse cultures and historical periods—to concert audiences throughout the region.”
WaterMusic: Oct. 10
Music in the Afternoon with Milwaukee Choral Artists: Oct. 18
Present Music Thanksgiving: Nov. 22
Of Earth and Sky: Feb. 13, 2010
MCA is on Fire!: Apr. 17, 2010
Location: Various venues
The Milwaukee Choristers have distinguished themselves as one of Milwaukee’s most versatile and popular vocal groups for over 70 years. .
O Night When Christ Was Born: Dec. 11 – 12
A Better World: Apr. 9 – 10, 2010
Location: St. Judes, and Schwan Hall at Wisconsin Lutheran College
MILWAUKEE GAY ARTS CENTER
MGAC serves the Milwaukee LGBT community by providing a safe and friendly environment for LGBT artists to display and perform LGBT-relevant visual and performing arts, as well as provide arts-related educational opportunities.
Jade: Mid-Oct. 2009
Alphabet Troupe: Oct. 30-31
RSVP Presents Paul Rudnick’s The New Century: Nov. 5 – 21
Golden Corral: Nov. 2009
Location: Milwaukee Gay Arts Center, S. 2nd Street, Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE PUBLIC THEATRE
Milwaukee Public Theatre creates original theatre works and provides workshops and arts residencies, making the arts accessible to people of all ages and cultures since 1974.
Season and performance dates TBA
MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATER
Dedicated to providing the highest level of professional theater to Milwaukee and Wisconsin. The Rep started in 1954 on Oakland Ave., moved to the Todd Wehr Theater, and eventually into its current complex of spaces adjacent to City Hall. The Rep started a professional resident acting company and expanded to include classic and premiere new works.
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
The Government Inspector: Sept. 8 – Oct. 4
Happy Now?: Oct. 20 – Nov. 15
The Lady with All the Answers: Nov. 24 – Dec. 20
Yankee Tavern: Jan. 5 – 31, 2010
The Seafarer: Feb. 9 – Mar. 7, 2010
Seven Keys to Baldpate: Mar. 23 – Apr. 18, 2010
The Year of Magical Thinking: Oct. 14 – Nov. 8
Almost Maine: Jan. 13 – Feb. 7, 2010
Radio Golf: Mar. 3 – 28, 2010
A Christmas Carol: Nov. 27 – Dec. 27
Soultime: At the Apollo: Sept. 11 – Nov. 8
Holmes and Watson: A Musical Mystery: Nov. 13 – Jan. 3, 2010
Pearl Bailey..By Request: Jan. 8 – Feb. 28, 2010
Route 66: Mar. 5 – Apr. 25, 2010
Location: Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex, downtown Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2008-09, the MSO is the largest professional arts organization in Wisconsin, featuring 86 professional musicians. This season sees a new direction for the orchestra under the baton of world-renown Edo de Waart.
The de Waart Era Begins: Sept. 26 – 27
Yo-Yo Ma: Sept. 30
Beethoven & Brahms: Oct. 2 – 3
Ravishing Rachmaninoff: Oct. 16 – 18
Bluebeard’s Castle: Oct. 30 – 31
The Genius of Mozart: Nov. 6 – 7
Bruckner’s Masterpiece: Nov. 13 – 14
Moser Plays Shostakovich: Jan. 15 – 16, 2010
Dazzling Nikolai Znaider: Jan. 22 – 23, 2010
Filter Plays Mozart: Jan. 29 – 30, 2010
Romantic Tchaikovsky: Feb. 12 – 13, 2010
Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons”: Feb. 19 – 21, 2010
All-Beethoven: Mar. 5 – 7, 2010
An American in Paris: Mar. 12 – 13, 2010
Ohlsson Plays Chopin: Apr. 2 – 3, 2010
Lang Lang: Apr. 21, 2010
Tchaikovsky’s “Pathetique”: Apr. 23 – 25, 2010
Brahms Loving “Requiem”: Apr. 30 – May 1, 2010
Spritely Saint-Saens: May 28 – 29, 2010
Season Finale: Mahler’s Third: June 4 – 6, 2010
Location: Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall, downtown Milwaukee
A “destination” theater in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, it’s a beautifully redesigned venue that attracts national tours, cabaret acts and singers. Its season is continually ongoing throughout the year.
Say Goodnight Gracie: Sept. 26
The Wiggles Live: Oct. 10
Abba Mania: Oct. 27
Stomp!: Nov. 6, 7
Playhouse Disney Live: Dec. 4 – 5
Annie: Dec. 18 – 19
Jesus Christ Superstar: Feb. 13, 2010
Hairspray: Mar. 5 – 6, 2010
Rain – Tribute to the Beatles: Mar. 14, 2010
One Night of Queen: Mar. 18, 2010
Location: The Milwaukee Theatre at 500 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MYSO offers the highest level of training in ensemble musicianship to motivated young people from diverse backgrounds across southeastern Wisconsin. Programs foster talent, build character and enhance lives by nurturing an enduring love of music.
MYSO Playathon: Nov. 8
Founders Concert: Jan. 17, 2010
Jazz Heritage Festival: Jan. 31, 2010
Percussion Series Concert: Feb. 6, 2010
Progressions Winter Concert: Feb. 11, 2010
MYSO Winter Concert I: Feb. 20, 2010
MYSO Winter Concert II: Feb. 27, 2010
MYSO Winter Concert III: Feb. 28, 2010
Milwaukee Youth Music Celebration: Mar. 14, 2010
Chamber Ensemble Recitals: Mar. 21, 2010
Annual Honor Recital: Apr. 18, 2010
MYSO Spring Concert I: May 1, 2010
Jazz Finale: May 2, 2010
MYSO Spring Concert II: May 15, 2010
MYSO Spring Concert III: May 16, 2010
Percussion Series Concert: May 22, 2010
Progressions Spring Concert: June 3, 2010
Location: Various venues around Milwaukee
The Snow Queen, A Musical: Nov. 6
The Surprising Story of the Three Pigs: Mar. 26, 2010
Simply Shakespeare: May 27, 2010
Location: Lincoln Center of the Arts, 820 E Knapp St., Milwaukee
MODJESKA YOUTH THEATRE COMPANY
A vibrant musical theatre company on Milwaukee’s south side, the MYTC provides performance opportunities to youths aged 6-20.
Season and performance dates To Be Announced yet
Location: the Modjeska, 1134 W. Mitchell St., Milwaukee
NEXT ACT THEATRE
This troupe from the Third Ward “engages the hearts and minds of its audience with compelling and intimate theatre productions” intended to stimulate thought and foster new thinking and perspectives.
Location: Off-Broadway Theatre, 342 N Water St., Milwaukee
OFF THE WALL THEATRE
Dale Gutzman’s tiny jewlerybox theatre completely alters its environment for each production, and the company attacks material from Shakespeare to Sondheim, each show looked at with a fresh and often startling perspective.
Company: Sept. 10 – 20
Cat Among the Pigeons: 15 – 25
La Cage Aux Folles: Dec. 10 – 31
Macbeth: Feb. 18 – 28, 2010
Reefer Madness, the Musical: Apr. 15 – May 2, 2010
The Pillowman: May 27 – June 6, 2010
Location: 127 E. Wells Street Theater, Milwaukee
OVER OUR HEADS PLAYERS
A diverse but committed group of players whose talents this season will range from the dramatic to the rebellious end of comedy. Most shows have been put on at the intimate Sixth Street location, but as the festivals break out, so will opportunities for dinner theater at the much more expansive Festival Hall location.
Rabbit Hole: Sept. 18 – Oct. 4
Leaving Iowa: Nov. 6 – 22
Snowdance 10 Minute Comedy Festival: Jan. 29 – Feb. 28, 2010
The Beauty Queen of Leenane: Mar. 19 – Apr. 3, 2010
Theatre / Schmeatre: May 14 – June 5, 2010
Location: Sixth Street Theater, and Festival Hall, Racine
PECK SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
PSOA is the only school of the arts in the UW system. In PSOA, everyone is in the creativity business as over 2,000 Dance, Film, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts majors work in some of the most exciting and innovative programs available anywhere. This schedule is continually updating as international and local programs approach the university about putting on shows. Stay tuned for updates.
UWM Dance Department Guest Talk: Camille A. Brown: Oct. 26
Spanglish: Sep 24
Steve Nelson-Raney Faculty Recital: Sept. 24
Chamber Music Milwaukee: Reinecke Retrograde: Sept. 24
UWM Department of Music Guest Recital: PROJECT: Sept. 25
Grandsons Scholarship Benefit Revival Concert: Sept. 26
Early Music Now: Sept. 26
MAVerick Ensemble: Oct. 1
Fine Arts Quartet (Saint-Saëns, Shostakovich): Oct. 4
Yolanda Marculescu: Oct. 9
Music From Almost Yesterday: Oct. 11
UWM Symphony Orchestra: Oct. 16
UWM Youth Wind Ensembles: Oct. 18
UWM Percussion Ensemble: Oct. 22
Chamber Music Milwaukee: Oct. 29
Fat Maw Rooney: Nov. 5
Fine Arts Quartet (Bruckner, Mendelssohn): Nov. 15
UWM Youth Wind Ensembles: Dec. 13
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre/UWM Theatre: Oct. 15 – Nov. 1
UWM Theatre Mainstage Series: Oct. 20 – 25
Location: Various on- and off-campus venues, Milwaukee
PINK BANANA THEATRE
Started in with a dedication and drive to produce quality theatre using local talent, its season include two shows per year, the occasional surprise pop-up show, and a yearly fundraiser. Pink Banana Theatre Co’s mission is to encourage new and emerging artists to focus on their artistic crafts while given the opportunity to grow creatively in a collaborative environment.
True West: Oct. 15 – 25, 2009
One-Acts Festival: April 2010
…summer shows yet to be determined.
Location: Various venues
PM is Milwaukee’s hard-core, party-based classical musical ensemble, performing a six-concert season of new music, premieres and unexpected collaborations in unusual venues.
Gabriel Kahane & Gnarly Buttons: Sept. 12
Thanksgiving: Nov. 22
Burkina Electric & Caroline Mallonee: Feb. 6, 2010
Omnivorous Furniture & Chambery Symphony: Mar. 27, 2010
Amir ElSaffar & Istanthenople: May 8, 2010
Divas, Dudes & Dancers: Jun. 18, 2010
Location: Turner Hall Ballroom and other various venues
It’s yet to be determined what’s next for this “network of independent entertainers” in Milwaukee. They were born out of a response to the collapse of Milwaukee Shakespeare, and put on a hardscrabble Henry V at Marquette in 2009. Rehearsals and production was done at Bucketworks.
2009-10 Plans yet to be announced.
Location: Bucketworks (previously)
RACINE THEATRE GUILD
Aiming to “light up lives at all stages,” the Racine Theatre Guild is a professionally-managed community theatre offering plays and musicals, children’s theatre, jazz and comedy series, classes and more.
Hotbed Hotel: Sept. 11 – 27
The Sunshine Boys: Oct. 11 – Nov. 1
Miracle on 34th Street: Dec. 4 – 20
The Honky Tonk Angels: (command performances) Dec. 31 – Jan. 3, 2010
Murder at the Howard Johnson’s: Jan. 22 – Feb. 7, 2010
A Bad Year for Tomatoes: Mar. 5 – 21, 2010
Holes: Apr. 16 – 25, 2010
The Producers: May 14 – 30, 2010
Other series work like Jean’s Jazz and Children’s Theatre TBA
Location: the RTG building at 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine
Creating compelling theatre exploring the feminine voice and offering professional opportunities to emerging local artists.
Location: Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee
Since 2002, RSVP Productions offers professional theater in an intimate setting, at affordable prices. They also offer acting lessons and help with auditions.
The New Century: Nov. 5 – 21
Fresh Brewed Tales from the Coffee Bar: May 6 – 22
Location: Astor Theater, and other venues to be announced.
SHARON LYNNE WILSON CENTER FOR THE ARTS
The Wilson Center has welcomed people from Southeastern Wisconsin to witness exciting, bold, stirring, thoughtful and entertaining artists from all over the world. This season includes an intriguing fashion show, and the impressive Hidden River Arts Festival in September.
Scott Coulter (Great American Songbook): Oct. 3
MOXIE: The 2009 Style Show: Oct. 6 – 7
Frindle (Griffin Theatre Co.): Oct. 12
Luna Negra Dance Theatre: Nov. 14
Paul Silbergleit Quartet: Nov. 2009
Brookfield Civic Music Concert: Dec. 13
…these and many, many more are found with individual dates on its website calendar.
Location: Wilson Center for the Arts, Brookfield
Skylight is a nationally-acclaimed professional opera and music theatre offering a tantalizing mix of musical and theatrical arts. They specialize in operettas, and are not afraid to include modern adaptations and musicals into the mix. A close knit bunch of local actors and crew, they have a commitment to theatre that is unrivaled.
The Barber of Seville: Sept. 18 – Oct. 4
Plaid Tidings: Nov. 27 – Jan. 3
The Marriage of Figaro: Jan. 29 – Feb. 14, 2010
A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine: Mar. 12 – Apr. 4, 2010
Rent: May 21 – Jun. 20, 2010
An Evening of Gilbert and Sullivan: May 28 – Jun. 20, 2010
Location: Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theater Center, Milwaukee.
SOULSTICE THEATRE COMPANY
Formed in 2001, Soulstice is a non-profit corporation which exists to create meaningful theatre that challenges, inspires and entertains. Shows range from the intimate and thought-provoking, to larger scale productions on a larger stage. Recently, they started STArS (Soulstice Theatre Arts School) to include youth in the production arts.
Tuesdays with Morrie: Sept. 24 – 26, Oct. 2 – 10
Soulstice Songs and Stories: Nov. 28
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged: Dec. 2010
Falsettos: Jan./Feb. 2010
Steel Magnolias: Apr. 2010
Love Song: May/June 2010
Location: The Keith Tamsett Studio Theater,
and the auditorium both at Marian Center for Non-Profits, Milwaukee
SOUTH MILWAUKEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
This venue, located on Milwaukee’s near south side just west of Walker’s Point, has only been around since 2004. It was built as extension of a new high school, but has grown to become a hub for the community. Its mission is “to enrich the community by providing creative, innovative and diverse performing arts and life-long learning experiences, as well as a professionally managed facility for community and regional organizations.” So they have, playing host to an interesting array of local and national acts of varying calibres.
Performing Arts Series (2009 – A Tour of the World via the Arts)
Dallas Brass – An American Musical Journey: Oct. 9
Vienna Boys Choir: Nov. 27
Patrick Combs – Man 1, Bank 0: Jan. 29, 2010
Steve McCurdy’s Postcasrds from Italy: Feb. 26, 2010
The Elders: Mar. 19, 2010
You Can’t Take it With You (Grant Park Players): Sept. 18 – 27
…many more shows like these and student matinees appear on
SMPAC’s calendar throughout the year. Check website for details.
Location: The SMPAC building, 901 15th Ave., Milwaukee (south)
A non-profit theater in Elm Grove that first opened its doors in 1960, it was the first to be built entirely by the community. The complex contain the Furlan Auditorium, offices, lobby, a studio theater, classrooms, plus room for a rehearsal hall on the lower level. A snazzy new website reveals a fun season, with volunteers working alongside paid professionals to make it happen. All this and a School for the Arts that uses theare arts to build teamwork and self-confidence.
Auntie Mame: Sept. 11 – Oct. 3
Deathtrap: Oct.24 – Nov.14
Inspecting Carol: Dec. 4 – 31
Mid-Life! The Crisis Musical: Jan. 15 – 31, 2010
Escanaba in Love: Feb. 25 – Mar. 20, 2010
Rumors: Apr. 16 – May 8, 2010
Leading Ladies: Jun. 4 – 26, 2010
Hair: July 16 – Aug. 8, 2010
…plus more on the Musical Mainstage series in late 2009 through 2010. See website for details.
Location: The Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove
Founded in 1987 by Artistic Director Isabelle Kralj, Theatre Gigante (former Milwaukee Dance Theatre) is a performing arts organization dedicated to the creation and presentation of performance work that integrates theater, dance, text, and music, through which Theatre Gigante fosters inter-disciplinary collaborations and original work. To further promote and support its artistic mission, Theatre Gigante creates and engages in outreach/educational activities in the community. Recently completing its 20th season, Theatre Gigante has a history of critical acclaim and is known for its consistency in high-quality productions.
A Night at the Movies: Nov. 5 – 7
Three Other Sisters: Mar. 11 – 13, 2010
…other events including Evening of Monologues, Peter and the Wolf and the One-Man Band,
and more TBA soon.
Location: Various venues
TEN CHIMNEYS FOUNDATION
The estate created by theatre couple Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne now remains open to the public as a world-class house museum and national resource for theatre, arts, and arts education. In addition to renowned tours, they offer a number of engaging and unique programs including a yearly fellowship program with an esteemed acting teacher.
Concerts, play readings and lectures yet to be announced
Location: Lunt-Fontanne Program Center near Genesee Depot
This African-American based troupe began in earnest earlier this year, introducing themselves with Marti L. Gobel in Beauty’s Daughter. Solid dates and plans for season have yet to be announced, but a recent conversation revealed aspirations for educational outreach and performances at a host of venues around the city. The purpose of their work “is to serve as a uniting force for the Milwaukee area in it’s entirety, regardless of racial or financial background.”
Feature article: Uprooted and other ‘year one’ troupes look to the future [9/10]
Season and programs yet to be announced, coming soon.
A staging of The Colored Museum and a play reading of Streetcar Named Desire are two programs being developed.
Location: Various venues
VANITY THEATRE COMPANY
Another new group of actors, they recently formed and held a play reading of Giant Days by group co-founder Erik Ebarp back in June. Since then, timetables and the economy for the members has been a bit sticky. They are “focused on producing our own work as well as productions of relevant classics and dramatists whose work has not seen the footlights in many years.”
Snow Blind, and Enter the Pigman: Dates yet TBD
Future yet to be revealed.
Location: Various venues
Enemy Rumour, Poetry Reading series: Sept. 19
Season and performance dates TBA
Location: The WPCA building at 911 W. National Ave. in Walker’s Point, Milwaukee
WAUKESHA CHORAL UNION
As the premiere vocal chorus in the area, the WCU has been musically active in the community for over 50 years. Originally a combination of the Carroll College student chorus and community singers known as the Waukesha Choral Society in 1949, the group took its present form as an auditioned choir in 1978.
Collaboration Concert: Oct. 25
Lessons and Carols Concert: Dec. 11 & 13
Haydn’s Creation: Mar. 28, 2010
Verdi Requiem: May 16, 2010
Location: Shattuck Auditorium at Carroll University, and various churches
WAUKESHA CIVIC THEATRE
This non-profit corporation’s mission “is to provide quality live theatre performances and educational programs that will enrich, challenge and entertain both participants and audience members.” Now in its 53rd year, it has become a cultural conerstone for the community.
The Light in the Piazza: Sept. 18 – Oct. 4
Hand in Hand: Oct. 16 – 18
And Then There Were None: Oct. 23 – Nov. 8
Bravo: Nov. 13 – 15
Candy Cane Tales and Holiday Carols: Dec. 4 – 20
Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets. On Ice!: Dec. 31 – Jan. 3, 2010
Crimes of the Heart: Feb. 5 – 21, 2010
Bye Bye Birdie: Mar. 12 – 18, 2010
Isla Y Tierra “Juntos en su Musica”: Apr. 10, 2010
The Kitchen Witches: Apr. 30 – May 16, 2010
The Invention Convention: May 22, 2010
Life with Father: June 11 – 27, 2010
Comedy Tonight: Oct. 29, Nov. 5, Dec. 10, Feb. 11, Apr. 8, May 13, Jun. 17, 2010
Location: Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre, Waukesha
WAUKESHA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
one of the most seasoned and successful orchestras in southeast Wisconsin, the organization presents six subscription concerts annually at Carroll University, St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy, and an outdoor summer pops concert at the Country Springs Hotel. The Orchestra, along with the Waukesha Symphony League, also facilitates educational opportunities and scholarship programs for students throughout the area.
Gypsy Airs: Oct. 11
Salute to Our Troops: Nov. 15
Viennese Christmas: Dec. 6
Boy Genius: Feb. 28, 2010
Lenten Meditations: Mar. 21, 2010
Shining Stars: May 2, 2010
Location: Shattuck Auditorium at Carroll University,
or the chapel of St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield
WEST ALLIS PLAYERS
A non-profit community theatre group under the auspices of the West Allis Recreation Department. They produce three main stage shows a season, and also produce a series of children’s shows.
Three Murders and It’s Only Monday: Oct. 2, 3, 9, and 10
…other shows for spring and summer musical yet to be announced
Location: West Allis Central Auditorium, and Nathan Hale High School
WILDSPACE DANCE COMPANY
Founded by Artistic Director Debra Loewen in 1986, Wildspace’s mission is to expand the audience for contemporary dance through performance and outreach programs. Known for site-specific works and artistic collaborations, Wild Space merges contemporary dance with text, architecture and visual art to develop innovative performances.
Trace Elements: Sept. 18 & 19 at Turner Hall
Speaking of Happiness: Apr. 23, 24 & 25 at Stiemke Theatre
Location: Various venues
Founded in 1992, Windfall Theatre is a non-profit professional theater company that typical has a three-show season. In the past, they have sought out little-known gems from well-known playwrights, and bring many premieres to Milwaukee.
The Receptionist: Sept. 25
Three Sisters: Feb. 12 – 27, 2010
Sundays in the Park with George in concert: May 7 – 22, 2010
Location: Village Church Arts, 130 E. Juneau Ave., Milwaukee
WISCONSIN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
The oldest and largest non-profit independent music school in the state, WCM strives to provide the finest musical education and performance opportunities for both aspiring professional performers and individuals seeking cultural enrichment.
Prometheus Trio Concert: Sept. 21 & 22, Dec. 7 & 8, Feb. 15 & 16, 2010, Apr. 26 & 27, 2010
We Six Concerts: Oct. 1, Nov. 19, Feb. 4, 2010, and Mar. 25, 2010
The Music and Times of Jan.e Austen Concert: Oct. 4
Conservatory Nights Concerts (Thursdays): Oct. 22, Nov. 5, Dec. 3-5 (Robin Pluer), Jan. 21, 2010 (Florentine guests), Mar. 4, 2010, and Apr. 22, 2010
Conservatory Sundays: Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Jan. 17, 2010, Feb. 14, 2010, Mar. 7, 2010, and Mar. 21, 2010
Philomusica String Quartet: Nov. 8, Feb. 7, 2010, and Apr. 11, 2010
…and many more recitals and events, all listed at their website and updates regularly.
Location: 1584 N. Prospect Ave. (WCM building), Milwaukee
WISCONSIN CREAM CITY CHORUS
A member-run community chorus of mixed voices celebrating diversity in the community for over 20 years through quality choral music, choral theatre and cabaret-style performances.
The Tree of Life: Reflections of Family: Dec. 5 & 6
Water For Life: Apr. 17, 2010
Dancing Through Life: June 19, 2010
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church West
WISCONSIN LUTHERAN COLLEGE
The Center for Arts and Performance at Wisconsin Lutheran College offers distinguished guest artists, outdoor summer events and excellent college performing arts groups for all types of audiences.
Karkowska Sisters Duo: Sept. 18
Oh, Mr. Sousa!: Oct. 2
Rave On! The Buddy Holly Tribute: Oct. 23
Boni Pueri: Nov. 20
Instrumental Ensemble Concert: Nov. 21
Jazz Band Concert: Nov. 22
Christmas Choral Concert: Dec. 4, 5 & 6
Winter Band Concert: Dec. 13 Christmas Gift: Dec. 18 – 19
Quarteto Vivace Brasil: Jan. 15, 2010
I Musici de Montréal: Feb. 5, 2010
David Osbourne: Feb. 14, 2010
A Night at the Oscars with Shirley Jones: Mar. 5, 2010
Shidara: Mar. 16, 2010
Laura Ingalls Wilder: Oct. 18
Fall Theatre Production: Nov. 6-8 & 12-14
The Seagull: Nov. 6 – 14
Snow White: Nov. 15
Seussical: Mar. 12, 2010
The American Clock: Apr. 23 – 29, 2010
Location: Various on-campus venues
Another new venue that began in earnest in the summer of 2009, they are currently in talks for what to do next after generating a lot of buzz by putting on a play in a bar and introducing a new work. Their mission is “to support emerging artists in Milwaukee by creating unique professional experiences for early-career actors, directors, and technicians.”
The Laramie Project – Ten Years Later, An Epilogue (play reading): Oct. 12
…future projects to be announced soon.
Location: Various venues, usually connected to UWM
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