Weekly Highlights from 1/20-1/26
Frank Ferrante: A Night with Groucho, Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts, 1/20
Actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast-paced 90-minute show.
Tickets $15-$20. Showtime 1 p.m. Visit the Wilson Center or call 262-781-9520.
Red Light Winter, Youngblood Theatre Company at the Alchemist Theatre, 1/21-2/6
Two former college buddies take off to Amsterdam and find themselves thrown into a bizarre love triangle with a beautiful young prostitute. Red Light Winter is a play of sexual intrigue that explores the myriad of misguided ways we seek to fill the empty spaces inside us. This play contains nudity and sexually explicit situations and is for mature audiences only.
Tickets $12. Showtimes vary, so visit Youngblood Theatre Company for more information.
The Thief Lord, First Stage Children’s Theater, Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater, 1/22-2/14
Orphans Prosper and Bo flee to Venice, joining a group of children led by the mysterious “Thief Lord.” Soon the boys are thrust into circumstances that will lead them to a fantastic, spellbinding conclusion. This is a world premiere production. Watch for continuing coverage by TCD’s Brian Jacobson.
Tickets $9-$24. Showtime Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. Sunday matinées at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Visit First Stage or call 414-267-2929.
Heather Moran: Rosie! A Tribute, Wilson Center for the Arts, 1/22-1/23
Chicago-based singer Heather Moran has created a musical adventure spanning the 40-year career of the great Girl Singer, Rosemary Clooney. It’s a musical tapestry from Clooney’s life: from her birth in Maysville, KY, through her nervous breakdown in the late 1960s, to her mid-1970’s comeback, all the way to her death in 2002.
Tickets $25. Showtime 8 p.m. Visit the Wilson Center or call 262-781-9520.
Murder at the Howard Johnson’s, Racine Theatre Guild, 1/22-2/7
Arlene and her lover Mitchell attempt to murder her husband Paul. Months later, after learning that her lover has been unfaithful, Arlene convinces Paul to help her do away with Mitchell. Feeling foolish and betrayed, the two men join forces against Arlene.
Tickets $14-$18. Showtimes vary, so visit Racine Theatre Guild for more information.
A Streetcar Named Desire, Uprooted Theatre, Tenth Street Theatre, 1/25
Tennessee Williams’ classic play. Uprooted Theatre is a company dedicated to exposing the culture and history of the African-American experience to the community at large.
Tickets $10-$20. Showtime 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit Uprooted Theatre or call 414-378-8582.
The Florentine Opera Studio Young Artists pay homage to the European cabarets of the 1920s and 1930s. Recalling the sophisticated bawdiness of that glittering and tumultuous era, songs by serious and not-so-serious composers and their contemporary counterparts will be performed in the candlelit Conservatory club.
Tickets $14-$18. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Visit the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music or call 414-276-5760.
Dazzling Nikolaj Znaider, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Marcus Center Uihlein Hall, 1/22-1/23
Hear critically acclaimed violinist Znaider perform Sir Edward Elgar’s regal Violin Concerto with the MSO. The program also includes Gabrieli’s Sonata and Faure’s Requiem featuring soprano Kiri Deonarine, baritone Kim Josephson, and the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus. Watch for coverage from TCD’s Tom Strini this week.
Tickets $25-$93. Concert begins at 8 p.m. Visit the MSO or call 414-291-7605.
Lil’ Dave Thompson, Cedarburg Cultural Center, 1/23
This Mississippi guitarist/vocalist has been nominated for two W.C. Handy Blues Music Awards and provides plenty of variety: shuffles, slow blues, junk, Southern strollers and even light jazz instrumentals.
Tickets $5-$18. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Visit the CCC for more information.
Julianna LaRosa and Sarah Wallisch present Here Comes Trouble!, Danceworks Studio Theatre, 1/23
Featuring new dance works by up-and-coming Milwaukee choreographers: Annette Grefig, Lauren Hafner Addison, Julianna LaRosa, Molly Messplay, Katie Rhyme, Megan Rhyme, Bridgett Tegen, and Sarah Wallisch.
Suggested Donation: Students /Seniors $10; General Admission $12. Showtime 7:30 p.m. Visit Danceworks for more information.
David Seebach’s Wonders of Magic, Wisconsin Lutheran College Schwan Concert Hall, 1/24
Nationally acclaimed magician David Seebach returns to Milwaukee to offer up his particular blend of illusion and entertainment.
Show begins at 3 p.m. Visit Wisconsin Lutheran College for more information.
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