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On Stage with TCD

Weekly highlights from 12/16 to 12/22

By - Dec 15th, 2009 12:07 am
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The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Handel’s Messiah this week. Photo, courtesy of Ripon College website.


LeavingtheringLeaving the Ring: A Clown’s Last Day on Earth, Alchemist Theatre, 12/15-16
Alchemist presents a one-man performance piece that tells the story of an old clown who is about to “take his last bow on the earth,”  utilizing poetry, stories and bits from his old routine.
7:30 p.m.  Tickets $5-$8.  Visit Alchemist Theatre or call 414-426-4169.

Fourth annual Young Playwrights Festival, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, 12/17-20
Three short plays written by the winners of Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Young Playwrights competition will premiere during this year’s festival. Time To Go, Sweetheart (by Kevin Rodgers of Menomonee Falls High School), Astray the Sun (by Charles Howard Sellars of Homestead High School), and A Brother’s Goodbye (by Samantha Goodwin of Rufus King IB High School).
All performances at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway. For ticket information, call the box office at 414-291-7800.


Annie comes to the Milwaukee Theatre.  Photo courtesy of the website.

Annie, Milwaukee Theatre, 12/18-19
The 30th anniversary tour of Annie makes a stop at the Milwaukee Theatre. With music by Charles Strouse, Annie is again directed by lyricist Martin Charnin with new set design by Ming Cho Lee.
8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday. Tickets $38.50-$63.50. Visit the Milwaukee Theatre website for more information.



Youth choirs at the Pfister Hotel, Pfister Hotel marble staircase, 12/14-18
The Pfister hosts several area youth choirs offering up holiday fare, including singers from Riley Elementary School, Frank Lloyd Wright Intermediate School, Northwest Lutheran, Whitefish Bay Middle School and North Shore Middle School.
4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call 414-273-8222.


Christian Knapp.

Christian Knapp. Photo, courtesy Yuen Lui Studio.

Handel’s Messiah, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, 12/16-20
Christian Knapp conducts the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Chorus and the Florentine Opera Young Artists in Handel’s Messiah. Watch an exclusive preview of the Florentine Artists’ performance and hear their thoughts on the work here at TCD.
Tickets $29-$36.
12/16 7:30 p.m., St. Mary Church, 9520 W. Forest Home, Hales Corners
12/17 7:30 p.m., 12/20 4 p.m., Basilica of St. Josaphat
12/18 & 12/19 7:30 p.m., Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

Contemporary Music Ensemble: UWM Department of Music, Peck School of the Arts Recital Hall, 12/16
Compositions and improvisations by the student members of the Contemporary Music Ensemble.
7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit Peck School of the Arts or call 414-229-4308.


The Nylons.  Photo courtesy of Nylons website.

The Nylons, Cedarburg Cultural Center, 12/17
The Nylons return to the CCC for their annual holiday show. The four-member a capella group will offer up their hits sprinkled with some holiday favorites.
Tickets $35. Visit the Cedarburg Cultural Center or call 262-375-3676.

Unruly Music: Electro-Acoustic Music Center Salon 27, UWM Music Building B60, 12/17
New projects in electronic music and multimedia by student composers.
7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Visit Peck School of the Arts or call 414-229-4308.


Fish Fry and Ukes, Sunset Playhouse, 12/18
Sunset Playhouse offers up fried or baked fish, several side dishes and dessert to accompany a dinner time concert from The Milwaukee Ukulele Club.
6:30 p.m. Tickets $10. Call the Sunset box office at 262-782-4430 to make your dinner reservation.


For more on the latest from stages and orchestra pits,
consult our partner website, Footlights Magazine.


Categories: Arts & Culture

0 thoughts on “On Stage with TCD: Weekly highlights from 12/16 to 12/22”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Iike the concise nature of the list. I have done them in the past, and leaving off something is always hard.

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