Bonnie Raitt, Laura Linney, Gutenberg! The Musical
The Marcus Center hosts Raitt, Linney's at Ten Chimneys, hi-jinks at the Stackner, Emancipation art at the Haggerty.
The Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University will open its new exhibition Thenceforward, and Forever Free on Wed., Aug. 22. The exhibit commemorates 150th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and features a wide array of pieces, from a 17-foot-tall collage made of dollar bills to an intricate HD video installation. The exhibit, which is part of the year-long Freedom Project, runs through Dec. 22. For more information, please visit the Haggerty Museum’s website.
The Sunset Playhouse’s Gaslight Vaudeville show returns Friday Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. The evening will feature all the trimmings of classic vaudeville, from musicians to magicians. Yhe show runs through Saturday Aug. 25. For more information, please visit the Sunset Playhouse’s website.
The historic Ten Chimneys will be hosting an evening with actress Laura Linney on August 24th at 8:00 p.m. Best known for her roles in films such as the Truman Show and Mystic River, Linney is currently starring in the Showtime series The Big C. For more information, please visit the Ten Chimneys website. For tickets, call the box office at (262) 968-4110.
The Milwaukee Repertory Theater gets off an early and nutty start at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Stackner Cabaret. Two guys in Nutley, New Jersey, think that the intrigues surrounding Gutenberg and his pioneering work in the printing industry is the stuff of a great musical comedy with epic production values. You have a role in this play-within-a-play, as the big-time Broadway producers gathered for Bob Davenport and Doug Simon’s pitch of Gutenberg! The Musical! Be amazed at such potential hit songs as I Can’t Read, Biscuits, This Show Is not about Biscuits, and Did Helvetica Really Exist?
Got im himmel, Gutenberg! The Musical! comes complete with a study guide. Click on the link to find out more than anyone ever needs to know about a fictitious musical about a late Medieval printer. Paul Helm will be at the piano, and Gerard Neugent and Eric Damon Smith will play the historically-inclined and delusional creative team in the show, by Scott Brown and Anthony King. Laura Gordon is the director.
American Players Theater: The Royal Family, through September 29.