Weekly Highlights from 2/10-2/16
The Seafarer, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Quadracci Powerhouse Theater, 2/12-3/7
As Sharky and his blind brother settle into their run-down Dublin home for their traditional whiskey-soaked card game, a mysterious stranger arrives. They deal him in, but as the stories pour out, Sharky finds himself in a game of the highest stakes – with his soul as collateral. Contains adult language.
Tickets $10-$35. Show times vary, so visit the Milwaukee Rep or call 414-224-9490 for more information.
goats & monkeys are in love with Words, Words, Words (and other plays from All In The Timing), Live Artists Studio, 2/12
goats and monkeys will explore selections from David Ives’ All in the Timing — a collection of short plays that have fun with language — from practicing pick-up lines (just in time for Valentine’s Day) to writing Hamlet. Each of the three plays is about 15 minutes. There is no formal curtain time. They’ll stagger the works throughout the night, so come and go as you please.
Live Artists Studio (228 S. First St.). Admission is free, though reservations are required. Event runs from 8-10 p.m. Visit goats and monkeys for more information.
Jesus Christ Superstar, Milwaukee Theatre, 2/13
Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1971 musical comes to the Milwaukee Theatre for one night only, with Ted Neeley in the title role. Features hits: “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Hosanna,” “Everything’s Alright,” “What’s the Buzz,” “Superstar” and “Heaven on Their Mind.”
Tickets $35.50-$60.50. Show time 8 p.m. Visit the Milwaukee Theatre or call 800-745-3000.
_YOU MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN: Nickled and Dimed at Marquette, Comedy Tonight at the Waukesha Civic Theatre, Showtune: Celebrating the Words and Music of Jerry Herman at UWM, The Hobbit at the Schauer Arts & Activities Center, Confessions with Broadminded Comedy, Seussical with Racine Theatre Guild, or Love Letters at Soulstice.
Songs of Love, Chamber Music Milwaukee, UWM Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2/11
Chamber Music Milwaukee ushers in Valentine’s Day with an intimate concert featuring Schubert’s Fantasy for Two Pianos, songs by Richard Strauss and Mozart, and Robert Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen. Performers include pianists Judit Jaimes, Elena Abend and Jeffry Peterson; Metropolitan Opera soprano Susanna Phillips; Gregory Flint, horn; René Izquierdo, guitar; and Todd Levy, clarinet.
Tickets $15 general/$9 students, seniors & UWM alumni, faculty & staff. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit Peck School of the Arts or call 414-229-4308.
Romantic Tchaikovsky, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Marcus Center Uihlein Hall, 2/12-2/13
John Lill plays Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto, and guest conductor Rossen Milanov leads music by another Russian master — Stravinsky — in colorful music from the ballet Petrouchka. Also included in the program is William Bolcom’s Commedia for (Almost) 18th Century Orchestra.
Tickets $25-$93. Friday concert begins at 11:15 a.m., Saturday concert at 8 p.m. Visit the MSO or call 414-291-7605.
Early Music Now Presents: Lipzodes, All Saints’ Cathedral, 2/13
Named for the Lipzodes manuscript, this ensemble of recorders, shawms, voices, dulcians and percussion instruments offers a fascinating program of 16th century Guatemalan music based on manuscripts found in pueblos in the region of the Cuchumatan mountain range. The texts are in Latin, Spanish, Nahuatl and Jacaltec-Chuj languages.
Tickets $12-$27. Concert begins at 5 p.m. with a Guatemalan fundraiser dinner afterward (tickets required). Visit Early Music Now or call 414-225-3113.
Of Earth and Sky, Milwaukee Choral Artists, Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, 2/13
MCA celebrates the splendor of the changing seasons and the vastness of the earth and sky in a concert featuring Stephen Paulus’ The Earth Sings, Imant Raminsch’s Songs of the Lights and Libby Larsen’s Canticle of the Sun, among others.
Wauwatosa Presbyterian Church, 2366 N. 80th St. Tickets $15-$25. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Visit the Milwaukee Choral Artists for more information.
Alverno Presents: Luciana Souza, Cyro Baptista and Romero Lumbabo, Alverno’s Pitman Theatre, 2/13
Grammy-winning vocalist Luciana Souza joins percussionist Cyro Baptista and master guitarist Romero Lumbabo for an evening of music.
Tickets $25. Concert begins at 8 p.m. Visit Alverno for more information.
Prometheus Trio, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, 2/15-2/16
Featuring Beethoven’s Trio in B-flat Major, Eric Ewazen’s Trio (1991) and Dvorák’s Trio in F Minor, Op. 65.
Tickets $20-$22. Monday concert begins at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday concert at 11:00 a.m. Visit the Conservatory or call 414-276-5760.
Frankly Music Presents: Brooklyn Rider, Wisconsin Lutheran College Schwan Concert Hall, 2/16
Uniquely able to address a wide and inclusive range of music, the members of Brooklyn Rider are as likely to explore the world of Haydn as the music of our time. They have performed in venues as varied as Joe’s Pub in NYC, Todai-ji Temple in Nara, Japan, and the Petronas Towers in Malaysia. All are veterans of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project.
Tickets $10-$39. Concert begins at 7 p.m. Visit Frankly Music or call 414-443-8802.
Innovative Motion, Milwaukee Ballet, Pabst Theater, 2/11-2/14
Salvatore Aiello’s Clowns and Others, set to Sergei Prokofiev’s humorous piano score, features vignettes of 10 clowns portraying the human traits of compassion, grief and wonder. A world premier by Luc Vanier explores the continued collaboration between the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Milwaukee Ballet through his unique blend of movement and visual imagery. Also Tim O’Donnell, the choreographer for the award-winning “The Games We Play at Genesis” (Milwaukee Ballet’s 2009 international choreographic competition), returns to Milwaukee to create a new work. Watch preview by TCD’s Brian Jacobson and 88.9 RadioMilwaukee’s Adam Carr here. On opening night, join TCD at Pints Before Pointe.
Evening performances 7:30 p.m., matinées 1:30 p.m. Visit the Milwaukee Ballet or call 414-902-2103.
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Pink Banana Theatre announces open call auditions Saturday, Feb. 20, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Off Broadway Theatre, 342 N. Water St., 2nd Floor. Non-equity adult actors of all ages and abilities are encouraged to audition. Auditions will be open, but if you RSVP you will have top priority. Call production manager Jessica Betts @ 262-470-6336 to reserve your spot.
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