Guys in Dinner Jackets and Stand Up Comedians
The holiday favorites are supplemented by some offbeat fare.
The Christmas week is typically when the arts scene slows down bit, though there is still plenty of holiday fare, from The Nutcracker to A Christmas Carol to the wacky A Cudahy Caroler Christmas. New this week is the musical variety show, Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets, which comes to the Waukesha Civic Theatre, and for those in need of some comic relief, Jim Gaffigan is at the Pabst Theater four nights in a row and Milwaukee Comedy is hosting Variety Hour Happy Hour at the Underground Collaborative.
Waukesha Civic Theatre welcomes local vocal quartet, Four Guyz In Dinner Jackets, as they bring their energetic doo-wop music of the 50s and 60s along with some holiday cheer on Friday, Dec. 27, Saturday, Dec. 28 and Tuesday Dec. 31. All shows are at 8 p.m. and tickets are $23, $20 for students and seniors, available online or call (262) 547-0708.
Mitchell Park Conservatory: The Domes welcome jazz group Kal Bergendahl Project for the Grand Holiday Show in the Music Under Glass series for a festive concert that blends R&B, pop, smooth jazz, and Christmas classics. The show is on Thursday, Dec. 26 and tickets are $6.50, $5 for seniors and students.
Jewish Museum Milwaukee presents Popcorn & Pop Art for a holiday afternoon of popcorn and screenings of two films–A Night at the Opera with the Marx brothers and Superstar: The Life and Times of Andy Warhol on Wednesday, Dec. 25 at noon. Free for members, $5 for non-members.
The Pabst Theater welcomes actor, comedian and writer, Jim Gaffigan, known for his comedy routines about being lazy and eating food, to perform four stand-up shows from December 28-31. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $55, available online.
Milwaukee Comedy hosts Variety Hour Happy Hour for an evening of live music, special guest interviews, game shows, and sketch comedy on Friday, Dec. 27 at the Underground Collaborative at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 presale, $15 at the door, available online.
Milwaukee Rep: A Christmas Carol, through Dec. 24
Milwaukee Ballet: The Nutcracker, through Dec. 27
Milwaukee Rep: Forever Plaid, through Dec. 29
Skylight Music Theatre: Les Miserables, through Dec. 29
First Stage: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, through Dec. 29
Off The Wall Theatre: The Creature from the Black, Black Lagoon, through Dec. 31
Sunset Playhouse: It’s a Wonderful Life, through Dec. 31
In Tandem Theatre: A Cudahy Caroler Christmas, through Jan. 5
Milwaukee Art Museum: Thomas Sully: Painted Performance, through Jan. 5