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Weekly Highlights from 12/30-1/5

By - Dec 29th, 2009 10:42 am
Photo courtesy of Katherine Biehl

Colin and Paula Cabot's highly anticipated cabaret show opens at the Skylight this week. Photo, courtesy Katherine Biehl.


Photo courtesy of 4 Guyz website.

Photo courtesy of 4 Guyz website.

Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets…on Ice!, Waukesha Civic Theatre, 12/31-1/3
A special New Year’s Eve celebration featuring the “best of” the Four Guyz, as well as some holiday favorites. New Year’s Eve is currently sold out, but tickets are still available for the remaining shows.
Showtime 8 p.m., final show at 2 p.m. Visit the Waukesha Civic Theatre or call 262-547-0708.

Dreamgirls, Marcus Center Uihlein Hall, 1/5-1/10

Photo courtesy of Marcus Center website.

The touring Broadway production of Dreamgirls makes a stop in Milwaukee. Music by Henry Krieger and lyrics and book by Tom Eyen. Broadway director and choreographer Robert Longbottom and co-choreographer Shane Sparks (from TV’s So You Think You Can Dance), along with some of Broadway’s top designers, have re-envisioned this Tony and Academy Award-winning musical. Watch for an interview with one of the cast members from TCD’s Lisa Townsel in the coming days.
Various showtimes.  Tickets $28-$75. Visit the Marcus Center or call 414-273-7206.

Yankee Tavern, Quadracci Powerhouse Theater at The Rep, 1/5-1/31
Billed as “an Alfred Hitchcock meets Oliver Stone edge-of-your-seat thriller,” a graduate student seeks to debunk many of the wilder conspiracy theories surrounding the 9/11 attacks – and then finds himself caught up in one of those very theories in this new play.
Various showtimes. Tickets $10-$40. Visit The Rep’s website or call 414-224-9490.


The Long and Short of It: A Night with Colin and Paula Cabot, Skylight’s Studio Theatre, 12/31-1/10

Colin Cabot.  Photo by Katherine Biehl.

Colin Cabot. Photo by Katherine Biehl.

Colin Cabot helped to put the Skylight on the map as its former managing and artistic director, and Paula starred in more than 20 productions on the Skylight stage. Together, they will look back on their history with the company as well as provide audiences with a fresh take on selections ranging from Noel Coward to Stephen Sondheim. The special New Year’s Eve show is completely sold out, but tickets are still available for the rest of the show’s run.
Showtime 7:30 p.m.  Tickets $35.50. Visit the Skylight website or call 414-291-7800.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Photo courtesy of the Ripon College website.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Photo, courtesy the Ripon College website.

Cirque de la Symphonie, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Marcus Center Uihlein Hall, 1/1-1/3
Cirque meets Symphony. The “best of” the symphonic repertoire sets the stage as aerialists fly overhead and acrobatic feats are performed to classical music.
Concerts 8 p.m., final concert 2:30 p.m. Visit the Marcus Center website or call 414-273-7206.



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