Six New Performances Announced
An opera, two comedians, a medium, a poet, and a five time Grammy Award winner - this week's announcements couldn't get much more diverse.
The Met, Blue Collar comedians, and Theresa Caputo are among the lineup. Milwaukee has much to look forward to as we start peeking ahead into the fall season.
Saturday, September 26th – The Pabst Theater – 7:30 – $49.50
The Metropolitan Opera has been home to some of the greatest singers in the world for 125 years. The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars Concert Series offers opera fans nationwide to hear some of the most talented young artists on the verge of stardom. The lineup is yet to be announced, but it will include four emerging artists hoping to make it big. Each concert is a popular aria, duet, or ensemble accompanied by the piano.
Dan + Shay
Friday, October 2nd – The Rave – 8 p.m. – $23.50
Like many musical duos, Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney met at a late night jam session and began writing music right away. Their style of country has been described as youthful and rich in harmony as influenced by Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, and Tim McGraw. Since their first album released in April of 2014, the pair has launched into stardom with hits like “19 You + Me” and “Nothin’ Like You.” Dan + Shay, each in their twenty-somethings, have already toured with Hunter Hayes and Blake Shelton. Not bad for a couple of rookies.
Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience
Sunday, October 25th – The Milwaukee Theatre – 7 p.m. – $39.75
Theresa Caputo is the star of TLC’s hit show Long Island Medium. The New York native has experienced interaction with spirits since she was four years old and has been a practicing medium for ten years. She is not able to “turn off” her gift, so people who come across Caputo in her daily life often receive spontaneous messages from their departed loved ones. Imagine something like that while you’re grabbing a morning coffee. The show details the complications that come from having special abilities for Caputo as a mother and a wife along with other personal anecdotes. The medium will also provide interactive readings to audience members throughout the show.
America’s Test Kitchen Live
Tuesday, November 3rd – The Riverside Theater – 7:30 p.m. – $45.50
In week two of Ticket Window, we told you about America’s Test Kitchen Live – click here for a refresher. Due to high demand, the show is being relocated to The Riverside Theater. The Riverside provides seats for 2,440 fans – that’s 1,240 more seats than the intimate Pabst Theater provides.
Friday, November 20th – The Backroom @ Colectivo (Prospect Cafe) – 8 p.m. – $15
Andrea Gibson is an award winning poet and spoken word activist from Boulder, CO. Gibson tackles issues such as war, class, white privilege, gender norms, bullying, love, and sexuality in an approach far from shy or gentle. She has released several albums with her work (listen to some of it here) and Gibson shares more of her raw, fearless truths in a book called Pansy, which was just released this past March.
Larry the Cable Guy & Jeff Foxworthy
Saturday, December 5th – The Riverside Theater – 5 p.m./8 p.m. – $50.75
Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy are southern born comedians from Pawnee City, NE and Atlanta, GA respectively. They were both part of the Blue Collar Comedy Tour, which began in 2000 and included comedians Bill Engvall and Ron White. Larry the Cable Guy (for those who’ve always wondered, his real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney) is known for his catchphrase “Git-R-Done” and for voicing the role of the lovable tow truck Mater in Disney/Pixar’s Cars movie series. The Cable Guy organized the Git-R-Done Foundation, which has donated more than 7 million dollars to veterans’ and childrens’ organizations. Foxworthy is the largest selling comedy recording artist in history. He has authored twenty six books and is famous for his “You might be a redneck if…” jokes. Foxworthy currently hosts Fox’s Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader and just launched a comedy channel with Larry the Cable Guy called “Jeff and Larry’s Comedy Roundup.” The pair is currently on their “We’ve Been Thinking” tour.
Tuesday, December 8th – The Riverside Theater – 8 p.m. – $45.50
Michael McDonald is an R&B/soul/soft rock singer/songwriter from St. Louis, MO. Early in his career, he was part of Steely Dan, joined The Doobie Brothers in 1976, and pursued a career as a solo artist. He has won five Grammy Awards and it’s been said that all it takes is to hear two notes before listeners can recognize McDonald’s iconic voice. McDonald will be performing some of his greatest hits as well as holiday classics at The Riverside this December.