Weekly Highlights from 2/3-2/9
Two difficult, single people, both healing from failed relationships, get their luggage mixed up at the airport. After a very disagreeable first encounter, they help each other get over heartaches by forcing a friendship that leads them to discover that they may be too difficult for everyone else, but perfect for each other.
Contact Memories Ballroom’s box office at 262-284-6850 for more information.
Crimes of the Heart, Waukesha Civic Theatre, 2/5-2/21
This Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of three sisters: Lenny, Meg and Babe. The oldest sister is unmarried at age 30; the middle sister is back after a failed singing career; and the youngest sister is out on bail after shooting her husband.
Tickets $15-$19. Showtimes vary, so visit the Waukesha Civic Theatre or call 262-547-0708 for more information.
Where There’s Will There’s a Relative, Falls Patio Players, 2/5-2/14
Sam Price, a wealthy entrepreneur, has passed away. With the corpse in the bedroom, his immediate family members have gathered to discuss their inheritance, a meeting that descends into acrimony over the division of property. They learn that Sam has left his entire estate to the church, a discovery that results in them reluctantly seeking the advice of a person they deem to be of unsavory moral character.
All shows at 7:30 p.m. except for the Sunday matinée at 2 p.m. on Feb. 14. Tickets $12-$14. Visit Falls Patio Players or call 262-255-8372.
Love’s Lost and Found, Grant Park Players, South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center, 2/5-2/14
The Grant Park Players present three romantic comedy one-acts, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Showtime 7:30 p.m. with a 4 p.m. Sunday matinée. Tickets $8-$10. Visit Grant Park Players or call 414-766-5049.
The Magician’s Nephew, Cardinal Stritch Theatre, 2/7-2/14
A highly theatrical adaptation of a C.S. Lewis classic, The Magician’s Nephew recounts the adventures of Young Digory and his friend Polly through mythical kingdoms and enchanted lands, including Narnia, the land of the great lion, the evil witch and talking animals.
Showtime 2 p.m. Tickets $5. Visit Cardinal Stritch or call 414-410-4171.
Love’s Labours Won (or, All’s Well that Ends Well), Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre, 2/9-3/14
This rare bittersweet romance tells the tale of a physician’s daughter, Helena, who is deeply in love with the fickle, aloof Bertram. Bertram, the son of the Countess of Rossillion, is far above Helena in social status and is immeasurably beyond her reach romantically. Helena can either accept her restricted social standing (and a life of spinsterhood) or she must discover a way to simultaneously lift herself up from her less-than-noble status, achieve social mobility and win Bertram’s unresponsive heart.
Tickets $20. Showtimes vary, so visit Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre or call 414-744-5757.
All Our Own, We Six, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, 2/4
An annual showcase program featuring the newest music from We Six resident composers and arrangers Jamie Breiwick, Mark Davis and Paul Silbergleit.
Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20-$22. Visit the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music or call 414-276-5760.
The Piano Men, Schauer Arts & Activities Center, 2/5
A musical celebration of the ’70s set entirely to the songs of Billy Joel and Elton John. Singer/pianist Jim Witter and his band take a tour through the decade, saluting two of its most popular songwriters.
Showtime 7:30 p.m. Tickets $21-$28. Visit the Schauer Arts & Activities Center or call 262-670-0560.
Scott Burns Quartet, Sharon Lynn Wilson Center for the Arts, 2/5
Saxophonist Scott Burns and his quartet have been fixtures about the Chicago jazz scene since 1998, acclaimed for their warm, expressive sound and energetic rhythmic drive.
Showtime 8 p.m. Tickets $25. Visit the Sharon Lynn Wilson Center or call 262-781-9520.
I Musici de Montreal, Wisconsin Lutheran College Schwan Concert Hall, 2/5
I Musici de Montréal presents imaginative programs that draw on a repertoire spanning the centuries. Under the direction of cellist Yuli Turovsky, the orchestra performs more than 100 concerts annually. This performance will include a special multimedia performance of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets $12-$37. Visit Wisconsin Lutheran College or call 414-443-8800.
S’Wonderful: Music of Gershwin, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops, Marcus Center Uihlein Hall, 2/5-2/7
Marvin Hamlisch conducts the timeless classics of George Gershwin. Hear “S’Wonderful,” “The Man I Love,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “Embraceable You” in a tribute to one of the greatest composers of the 20th century.
Concerts at 8 p.m. with 2:30 p.m. Sunday matinée. Tickets $25-$93. Visit the MSO or call 414-291-7605.
Present Music Presents: Burkina Electric, Turner Hall Ballroom, 2/6
Burkina Electric, the first-ever electronica band from Burkina Faso, descends on Turner Hall Ballroom. They throw together contemporary electronica with ancient West African rhythms, soulful guitar hooks, percussion by Lukas Ligeti and the gripping, charismatic voice of Mai Lingani. Ligeti performs his own works on the marimba lumina. Present Music brings another work to life by young composer Caroline Mallonee.
Concert 7:30 p.m. Tickets $10-$30. Visit Present Music or call 414-271-0711.
Russian Reveries, Philomusica String Quartet, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, 2/7
On the program are Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2 in D Major, Glazounov’s Five Novelettes Op. 15 and Tchaikovsky’s String Quartet No.1 in D Major.
Concert begins at 2 p.m. Tickets $20-$22. Visit the Wisconsin Conservatory or call 414-276-5760.
Fine Arts Quartet, Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2/7
On the program are Haydn’s Quartet, Op. 77, No. 1, Rachmaninoff’s Quartet No. 1 and Fritz Kreisler’s Quartet.
Concert begins at 3 p.m. Visit Peck School of the Arts or call 414-229-4308.
Winterdances: Identity, UW-Milwaukee Department of Dance, Mainstage Theatre, 2/4-2/7
Winterdances: Identity will feature the premiere of alumna Suniti Dernovsek’s “Always Merry and Bright.” Dernovsek is the first Dance New Work Award winner. Shell M. Benjamin, Ferne Bronson, Ed Burgess and Simone Ferro look at an array of cultural inspirations in their exploration of race and identity.
All performances 7:30 p.m. except Sunday matinée at 2 p.m. Tickets $20 general/$12 students, seniors & UWM alumni faculty & staff. Visit Peck School of the Arts or call 414-229-4308.
McMann and Tate Valentine’s Comedy Show, Cedarburg Cultural Center, 2/5-2/6
McMann and Tate return to The Cedarburg Culatural Center to poke fun at the differences between the sexes. Marriage, dating and making up (and breaking up) are all comedic fodder in this new sketch comedy show. Mild adult languaage and content. To kick-off Valentine’s week, the Saturday performance includes chocolates and champagne.
Showtime 8 p.m. Tickets $12-$18. Visit the Cedarburg Cultural Center or call 262-375-3676.
Sing-a-thon 2010, Milwaukee Children’s Choir, Bayshore Town Center, 2/6
All choirs and selected upper choir soloists, duets and small ensembles will present an all-day selection of favorite songs in the friendly come-and-go atmosphere of the Bayshore Town Center to benefit the educational programs of MCC.
Free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Milwaukee Children’s Choir.
Notice from the Racine Theatre Guild:
The Racine Theatre Guild is looking for a variety of actors for its production of Holes, based on Louis Sachar’s award-winning book that became a popular Disney film.
Auditions are 7 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 8-9, at the RTG, 2519 Northwestern Ave. in Racine. Performances are scheduled from April 15-25, with two weekends for the general public and four weekdays for schools. There are roles for four men in their 20s to 50s; one being a young African-American male. There are two roles for adult women; one in her 20s or 30s and the other, 30s to 50s. There are six roles for high school-aged boys, but males and females, teens to college age, who are willing and able to play high-school-aged boys, will be considered.
Auditions consist of cold readings from the script. Scripts are available in advance to peruse in the lobby or to check out of the building with payment of a refundable deposit. Those interested in auditioning (or volunteering for crew positions) should report at 7 p.m. on either Monday, Feb. 8 or Tuesday, Feb. 9. The front doors will be open: no appointment necessary. For further information about the play or the Racine Theatre Guild, a nonprofit community (amateur) theater, call 262-633-4218, visit RTG on the Web, or stop in at 2519 Northwestern Ave. any weekday between noon and 6 p.m.
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