Weekly Highlights from 5/26-6/1
More than a century after its premiere, Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony remains almost unrivaled in its scope and majesty. Edo de Waart leads Saint-Saëns’ masterpiece, and pianist Simon Trpceski plays the roof-raising Second Piano Concerto.
Tickets $24-$77. Friday performance at 11:30 a.m., Saturday at 8 p.m. Visit the MSO or call 414-291-7605.
Never been to the MSO, or unfamiliar with the repertoire? On Thursday night, 5/27, the MSO presents it’s Classical Connections concert. Conductor Edo de Waart and others will play through portions of the program and lead a discussion of the works presented.
Tickets $15-$45. Concert begins at 7 p.m.
Stages are a bit quiet this holiday weekend, but here are some shows you may have missed that are ending their runs soon:
Love Song, Soulstice Theatre Ltd., Marian Center for Nonprofits, 5/20-6/5
Beane is an exile from life—an oddball. His well-meaning sister, Joan, and brother-in-law, Harry, try and make time for him in their busy lives, but no one can get through. Following a burglary on Beane’s apartment, Joan is baffled to find her brother blissfully happy and tries to unravel the story behind his mysterious new love, Molly. Funny, enchanting and wonderfully touching, John Kolvenbach’s offbeat comedy is a rhapsody to the power of love in all its forms.
Tickets $12 and $15. Visit Soulstice or call 414-431-3187 for ticket and showtime information.
Prime Cuts, Sunset Playhouse, 5/20-5/29
Joel Kopischke and some special guests offer a collection of songs that were cut from musicals on their way to Broadway or the silver screen. Included are numbers that still managed to become standards and nearly-lost gems from Guys & Dolls, West Side Story, and the Wizard of Oz.
Tickets $12. Thursday night performances at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Visit Sunset Playhouse or call 262-782-4430.
Theatre/Schmeatre, Over Our Head Players, Sixth Street Theatre, 5/14-6/5
Following two popular runs in 2008 and 2009, sketch comedy closes the season. Theatre/Schmeatre, an evening of new sketches is back for a third round. These short, unrelated, original scripted comedies follow in the tradition of ‘Second City’ and promise lots of silliness and satire. All of these sketches will be written by Over Our Head Players. They will also feature live music from local musicians.
Tickets $16. Showtimes vary, so visit Over Our Head Players or call 262-632-6802.
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