The locals get loud
MKE fills with epic sound this week, courtesy of our own: Skylight's "Les Miserables," Carroll Players' "Spring Awakening," MSO's Schubert, Present Music's "Thanksgiving," and Vic and Gab at MKE Unplugged.
The Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre presents The Old Garde, a tale about a once successful theatre company that is struggling because of too many negative reviews from one cranky critic. The performances will run from Nov. 21 – Dec. 1. Tickets are $23, available online or call (414) 744-5757
Carroll Players bring the rock musical Spring Awakening to the stage at the Otteson Theatre on Friday Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for seniors/Carroll parents/Carroll alumni and free for students with a valid ID. Tickets are available online or call (262) 524-7633. This show is not appropriate for patrons younger than 16 years old.
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents Things Being What They Are, a quirky, “bromantic” comedy by Wendy MacLeod. The show will run from Nov. 20 – Dec. 15. Tickets are available online or call (414) 291-7800
Peck School of the Arts brings Les Liaisons Dangereuses to the Mainstage Theatre from Nov. 20-24. Tickets are $17, $15 for seniors and UWM faculty/staff, $5 (pre-sale) or $8 (night of show) for students, available online or call (414) 229-4308.
Peck School of the Arts welcomes local, pop/rock duo Vic and Gab to the stage as part of their MKE Unplugged concert series. The show will be held at Zelazo 250 on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents Schubert’s Sixth at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts from Friday, Nov. 22 to Sunday, Nov. 24. Tickets start at $22, available online or call (414) 291-7605.
Present Music’s annual Thanksgiving concert will feature their new vocal ensemble Hearing Voices and a handful of other choirs and singers who will join together to create an amazing vocal experience. The show is on Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist at 5 p.m. Tickets start at $15, available online or call (414) 271-0711.
Wisconsin Conservatory of Music presents their Faculty Artists Spotlight show as part of their Conservatory Concerts series Friday, Nov. 22 during the Festival of Trees & Music. The show will be held at the Helen Bader Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free with a suggested donation amount $10 for adults, $5 for children.
Dear MKE and VISIT Milwaukee present the Dear MKE Food Drive & Film Premiere on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Iron Horse Hotel. The newest film in the Dear MKE series will be screened at 6:30 p.m. and there will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Bring a non-perishable food item or make a donation to the Hunger Task Force during the event in exchange for a complimentary drink ticket. The event is free and open to the public.
The Peck School of the Arts presents the Film MFA Thesis Show on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 7-9 p.m. at the UWM Union Theatre. This event is a screening of films by recent graduates of the graduate program in Film. Admission is free.
The Holiday Folk Fair International will be held Friday, Nov. 22- Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Exposition Center at Wisconsin State Fair Park. This year’s theme is celebrating the culture of community. There will be entertainment and food vendors from regions all over the world. Tickets are $12 at the door ($10 in advance) for adults, $10 for seniors and children 6-12, and free for military personnel and children younger than 5. Tickets are available online.
The Winter Glory Fine Craft Show will be held at the Harley Davidson Museum on Friday, Nov. 22 from 3 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event will showcase works by regional artists including jewelry, ceramics, photography and more–the perfect opportunity to start your holiday shopping. Admission is $5 and parking is free.
The Museum of Wisconsin Art presents Bloomin’ Holidaze on Saturday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Local floral designers are taking over the galleries with their holiday arrangements and there will be an artist marketplace where visitors can browse and purchase local, handmade holiday gifts. A one-time member fee of $12 allows guests to visit the museum any time for a full year.
Soulstice Theatre: Picasso at the Lapin Agile through Nov. 23
Cardinal Stritch University Theater: Shakespeare’s Women through Nov. 24
Danceworks Performance Company: Intersect through Nov. 24
Next Act Theatre: Groucho: A Life in Revue through Dec. 8
Fireside Theatre: A Fireside Christmas through Dec. 22
Milwaukee Rep: Forever Plaid, through Dec. 29