Milwaukee This Week

Cheers to an artsy new year

Support the Milwaukee arts as your New Year's resolution. Formerly known as On Stage, Milwaukee This Week is your weekly guide to the arts in our fine city.

By - Jan 1st, 2013 04:00 am
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A Chorus Line at the Milwaukee Theatre

Theater

The Milwaukee Theatre hosts the touring production of A Chorus Line this weekend. Centered around the lives of 17 dancers hoping to make it big, A Chorus Line is one of the longest running Broadway shows in history and received 12 Tony Awards. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Fri. Jan. 4 and 8 p.m. Sat. Jan. 5. Tickets are $38 to $68 online or call 800-745-3000.

Milwaukee actors Christopher Elst and Marcy Doherty (recently featured as the parents in A Christmas Story at Sunset Playhouse) are in the midst of forming a new theater company called Theater RED, and invite you to an unrehearsed staging of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. For a little switch-up from all the holiday productions and a chance to support a fledgling theater company, drop by Sunset Playhouse on Sat. Jan. 5. Call 262-782-4430 for more information.

Music

Jeff Tyzik conducts an MSO Pops concert dedicated to George Gershwin.

The MSO continues its Pops series with Gershwin Favorites: Porgy, Bess & More, performing the best of George Gershwin. Led by conductor Jeff Tyzik and featuring the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, the concert will spotlight memorable songs from Porgy and Bess including “Summertime” and “I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin.'” Performances are at 8 p.m. Fri. Jan. 4 and Sat. Jan. 5, with a 2:30 matinee Sun. Jan. 6. Tickets are $22 to $102 online or call 414-291-7605.

Ongoing

VIA Downer & Transferside work, through Jan. 11

Skylight Music Theatre: Here’s a Howdy Do–The Mischievous World of Gilbert & Sullivan, through Jan. 13

Milwaukee Art MuseumRembrandt, Van Dyck and Gainsborough, The Treasures of Kenwood House, London, through Jan. 13

Milwaukee Rep: Sense & Sensibility, through Jan. 13

Milwaukee Rep: Mind Over Milwaukee, through Feb. 24

The Milwaukee Public Museum: Real Pirates, through May 27

Last Chance

In Tandem Theatre: A Cudahy Caroler Christmas, through Jan. 5

The Quasimondo: Nutcracker vs. Mouse King, through Jan. 5

0 thoughts on “Milwaukee This Week: Cheers to an artsy new year”

  1. Anonymous says:

    A great new (weekly?) calendar on the arts! Thanks, Third Coast Digest,
    for continuing to help us find where to go for culture in Milwaukee!

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