Milwaukee This Week

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.

By - Nov 18th, 2013 10:49 pm

Skylight Music Theatre presents Les Miserables at the intimate Cabot Theatre from Nov. 22-Dec. 29


The legendary, Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables comes to the Skylight Music Theatre from Nov. 22 – Dec. 29. Tickets are available online or call (414) 291-7800.

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

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre presents the hilarious play-within-a-play, Noises Off, from Nov. 22 – Dec. 22 at the Quadracci Powerhouse. Tickets are available online or call (414) 224-9490.

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.



Sisters Vic and Gab will bring their catchy songs to the stage for MKE Unplugged on Thursday, Nov. 21

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.

Special Events


The annual Holiday Folk Fair International brings the community together to experience new foods and cultures

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.

Last Chance 

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

MAM: Thomas Sully: Painted Performance, through Jan. 5

0 thoughts on “Milwaukee This Week: The locals get loud”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing Present Music’s Thanksgiving concert, thanks to the generosity of Third Coast Daily, from whom I won tickets!

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