Arts Roundup

War Horse Gallops Into Town

Tony-winning show heads ups a good week for theater.

By - Jan 6th, 2014 09:53 am

Word to the wise: War Horse, the Tony-winning show that uses life-sized puppets to tell the story of a boy and his horse during World War I, is far different than the movie version. That’s the big arts event of the week.

But this is also a week for women, who take center stage as two plays featuring female leads premier:  Marquette University Theatre’s The Quiltmaker’s Gift and Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s End of the Rainbow. Present Music also holds their Women in the Chamber concert series, featuring music by some of today’s most exciting women composers, while Present Music and Renaissance Theaterworks host a discussion about the issue of parity for women in the arts.



Tony award-winning War Horse comes to the Marcus Center Jan. 7-12

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts presents War Horse, the beloved show billed as “a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship” in “England, 1914.” Jan. 7-12. Tickets range from $40.85-99.80, available online or call (414) 273-7206.

Marquette University Theatre presents The Quiltmaker’s Gift, a musical about the gift of giving, at the Helfaer Theatre. Jan. 11-19. Tickets are $12, available online.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents End of the Rainbow, a portrayal of Judy Garland’s infamous 1968 comeback in London. Jan. 10 – Feb.9 at the Quadracci Powerhouse. Tickets range from $20-$65, available online or call (414) 224-9490.


download (2)Present Music presents Women in the Chamber concert series Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. at Woman’s Club and Jan. 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Anodyne Coffee in Walker’s Point. Tickets for the Jan. 9 performance are $23.20 and the Jan. 10 & 11 tickets are $34.05, available online.

Visual Art

Green Gallery presents Gavin Brown’s Opening Reception on Thursday, Jan. 9. The exhibition will be held Jan. 9 – March 2014. 

Special Events

Present Music and Renaissance Theaterworks present An Even Playing Field: A Conversation on Gender Parity in the Arts at Woodland Pattern Book Center on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, e-mail or call (414) 271-0711.

Last Chance

The Arcade Theatre: Who Killed Santa?, through Jan. 12


Skylight Music Theatre:  El Cimarron, through Jan. 22

Milwaukee Repertory Theater: Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, through Mar. 9

0 thoughts on “Arts Roundup: War Horse Gallops Into Town”

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have never seen a large puppet drama, and War Horse sounds amazing! Thank you Third Coast Daily for your continued fine coverage of the arts in Milwaukee!

  2. Anonymous says:

    @Christina Thanks for your support and readership, we’re working everyday to better cover the arts and entertainment in Milwaukee!

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