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Ray Jivoff

Ray Jivoff, artistic director of the Skylight Music Theatre.

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Theater: Skylight Hires New Artistic Director
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Skylight Hires New Artistic Director

New York-based director Michael Unger hired. Ponasik will continue as artistic advisor.

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Ray Jivoff Named Milwaukee City Arts Board 2019 Artist of the Year
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Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Ray Jivoff Named Milwaukee City Arts Board 2019 Artist of the Year

He performed in more than 25 productions at the Skylight and directed several productions.

Theater: ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ Has Hits, Misses
Theater

‘Kiss Me, Kate’ Has Hits, Misses

Skylight production has two strong leads and provides lots of (sometimes corny) fun.

Theater: A Little Baudy, A Bit Risque
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A Little Baudy, A Bit Risque

Skylight’s ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ presents the greatest show Cole Porter ever wrote.

Skylight Announces One Night Only “CelebRAYtion” Fundraiser to Benefit Skylight Music Theatre and Honor Artistic Director Ray Jivoff
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Skylight Announces One Night Only “CelebRAYtion” Fundraiser to Benefit Skylight Music Theatre and Honor Artistic Director Ray Jivoff

The event is a fundraiser for Skylight Music Theatre, Jivoff’s “artistic home.”

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Leads for Kiss Me, Kate
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Skylight Music Theatre Announces Leads for Kiss Me, Kate

Valentine Day Announcement for Musical Running May 17 – June 9

Skylight Music Theatre Announces the Return of Things that go Ding! Back by Overwhelming Demand
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Skylight Music Theatre Announces the Return of Things that go Ding! Back by Overwhelming Demand

February 22 – March 3, 2019 in Skylight’s Cabot Theatre

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for Five Guys Named Moe
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Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for Five Guys Named Moe

January 25 - February 10, 2019 in Skylight’s Cabot Theatre

Theater: Skylight’s ‘Pippin’ Is a Puzzle
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Skylight’s ‘Pippin’ Is a Puzzle

All that energy and pizzaz for musical set in Middle Ages, but what does it all mean?

Skylight Music Theatre Announces New Weekend Cabaret Series and ‘One Night Only’ Salon Series
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Skylight Music Theatre Announces New Weekend Cabaret Series and ‘One Night Only’ Salon Series

First Cabaret September 28 to Feature Winner of 2018 Lee Dougherty Ross Debut Award

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for Pippin
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Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for Pippin

First Time at Skylight for Iconic Musical from the Composer of 'Wicked' and 'Godspell.' September 21 – October 7, 2018 in Skylight’s Cabot Theatre

Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Ray Jivoff Announces Plans to Leave Current Full-Time Position at End of 2018-19 Season
Skylight Music Theatre Announces Director, Cast and One Day Sale For Holiday 2018 Production of Broadway Musical <em>Hairspray</em>
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Skylight Music Theatre Announces Director, Cast and One Day Sale For Holiday 2018 Production of Broadway Musical Hairspray

Performances November 16 – December 23, 2018 in the beautiful Cabot Theatre. One Day Sale for 25% Off Tickets on Monday, July 16

Theater: Skylight’s Urinetown Is Fast-Paced Fun
Theater

Skylight’s Urinetown Is Fast-Paced Fun

But the musical itself feels less subversive that it once did.

Theater: An Appalling Idea, Set to Music
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An Appalling Idea, Set to Music

The Skylight performs ‘Urinetown,’ the first toilet-centric musical. It’s damn funny.

Skylight Music Theatre Announces New High School Musical Theatre Summer Workshop
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Skylight Music Theatre Announces New High School Musical Theatre Summer Workshop

Two-Week Skills-Based Program, July 16-27

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for Hilarious Tony Award-Winning Musical Urinetown
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Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for Hilarious Tony Award-Winning Musical Urinetown

Ray Jivoff directs outrageous satire of legal system, social irresponsibility, corporate mismanagement and musical theatre itself. May 18 – June 10, 2018 in Skylight’s Cabot Theatre

Skylight Music Theatre Closes on Sale/Leaseback of Broadway Theatre Center
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Skylight Music Theatre Closes on Sale/Leaseback of Broadway Theatre Center

The sale will allow Skylight Music Theatre to make capital improvements in the Cabot Theatre.

Skylight Music Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
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Skylight Music Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season

Line-Up Includes Blockbuster Titles Never Before Seen at Skylight

Skylight Music Theatre and Milwaukee Opera Theatre Unite Forces for The Tales of Hoffmann
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Skylight Music Theatre and Milwaukee Opera Theatre Unite Forces for The Tales of Hoffmann

A Newly Translated and Freshly Re-orchestrated Version of Offenbach’s Otherworldly Tales Directed by Jill Anna Ponasik. Performances March 16-29, 2018

Theater: Skylight’s Sci-Fi Musical Is a Blast
Theater

Skylight’s Sci-Fi Musical Is a Blast

‘Zombies From the Beyond’ sends up B movies of ‘50s and much more.

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Full Cast and Creative Team for <em>Zombies from The Beyond</em>
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Skylight Music Theatre Announces Full Cast and Creative Team for Zombies from The Beyond

An Out-of-This-World Musical Comedy Spoof of 1950s Pop Culture Written and Composed by Milwaukee Native James Valcq Directed by Pam Kriger

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for Zombies from The Beyond
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Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for Zombies from The Beyond

An Out-of-This-World Musical Comedy Spoof of 1950s Pop Culture

Cabaret Returns to Skylight Music Theatre
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Cabaret Returns to Skylight Music Theatre

Leslie Fitzwater Headlines Cabaret Series December 2, 3, 4

Theater: Skylight’s “Annie” Is Already a Hit
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Skylight’s “Annie” Is Already a Hit

Tickets went so fast they’ve added six performances. What makes the musical so popular?

Skylight’s “Annie” Extended Through Dec. 27!
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Skylight’s “Annie” Extended Through Dec. 27!

Full Cast & Creative Team Revealed

Jill Anna Ponasik Named Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Associate
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Jill Anna Ponasik Named Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Associate

Ponasik will continue her role as producing artistic director of Milwaukee Opera Theatre.

Skylight Music Theatre Presents Hot Mikado
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Skylight Music Theatre Presents Hot Mikado

Updated Version of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Comic Masterpiece. Set to Swinging Sounds of 1940s Jazz and Blues

First-Ever Footlights Performing Arts Awards Announce Winners
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First-Ever Footlights Performing Arts Awards Announce Winners

Thirty-two nominees were awarded in 16 categories, and both professional and non-professional artists were recognized.

Ray Jivoff Named Artistic Director of Skylight Music Theatre
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Ray Jivoff Named Artistic Director of Skylight Music Theatre

Ray Jivoff has been active in the Milwaukee theatre community as an actor, teacher and director since moving here in 1988.

Skylight Music Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
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Skylight Music Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season

Newly Named Artistic Director Ray Jivoff Launches Exciting Season With the Question: "Do You Want to Have Some Real Fun?"

Skylight Music Theatre Presents a Vibrant New Version of Andre Grétry’s Heartwarming Opera Beauty and the Beast (Zémire et Azor)
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Skylight Music Theatre Presents a Vibrant New Version of Andre Grétry’s Heartwarming Opera Beauty and the Beast (Zémire et Azor)

Featuring Larger-than-Life Puppetry and Direction by Obie Award-Winner James Ortiz. Seven Performances Only! March 17 - 26, 2017 in the Beautiful Cabot Theatre

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Skylight Music Theatre presents the Second-longest Running Off-Broadway Musical in History <em>I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change</em>
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Skylight Music Theatre presents the Second-longest Running Off-Broadway Musical in History I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
Theater: We Need ‘La Cage’ More Than Ever
Theater

We Need ‘La Cage’ More Than Ever

Skylight production of musical shows it’s still relevant -- and tons of fun.

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast for Tony Award-winning Musical La Cage Aux Folles (The Birdcage)
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Skylight Music Theatre Announces Cast for Tony Award-winning Musical La Cage Aux Folles (The Birdcage)

Cast led by Milwaukee favorites Ray Jivoff and Norman Moses, Project Runway's Chris March returns as costume designer. Performances November 18 - December 23, 2016

Theater: The Surprising Relevance of <i>Hair</i>
Theater

The Surprising Relevance of Hair

Skylight’s powerful production of 1968 hippie musical makes it seem anything but dated.