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Marquette University announces 2015-16 theatre season

The theme of this year’s productions is “Celebrating Strong Women.”

By - Feb 12th, 2015 10:04 am

MILWAUKEE – Marquette Theatre’s 2015-16 season will be the 41st in the Evan P. and Marion Helfaer Theatre. The theme of this year’s productions is “Celebrating Strong Women.”

Shows include: Loose Lips Sink Ships; To Kill a Mockingbird; Ivy + Bean; As You Like It; and Censored on Final Approach.

Loose Lips Sink Ships
Sept. 24-27, 2015
Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 30-Oct. 4, 2015
Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Loose Lips Sink Ships pays tribute to the Greatest Generation, including all of the riveting Rosies who transformed America into the Arsenal of Democracy. In changing themselves, these strong women helped change the world, making it a better place for future generations.

To Kill A Mockingbird
Nov. 12-15, 2015
Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Nov. 18-22, 2015
Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 novel by Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird tells a story of human behavior‒ innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, humor and pathos.

Ivy + Bean The Musical
School performances on Jan. 11-15, 2016, and Jan. 20-22, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. and noon
Public performances on Jan. 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.
Based on the books by Annie Barrows and illustrated by Sophie Blackall, the music and lyrics are written by Scott Elmegreen.
Come meet quiet Ivy, who has amazing ideas, and outgoing Bean, who loves to put ideas into action. The mischievous second-grade heroines of The New York Times best-selling stories will be plotting their exploits onstage in this lively musical. (Recommended for ages 4 and up)

As You Like It
February 25-27, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 28, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.
March 2-5, 2016, at 7:30 p.m., and March 6, 2016, at 2:30 p.m.
“All the world’s a stage…” One of Shakespeare’s finest comedies returns to the Marquette Theatre stage. A love story with mistaken identities, family feuds, hidden passions, and merry mischief in the Forest of Arden. The pursuer becomes the pursued, and true love lost is found.

Censored on Final Approach
April 1-24, 2016, at Broadway Theatre Center
In collaboration with Renaissance Theaterworks, Marquette Theatre presents the professional debut of our late artistic director Phylis Ravel’s tribute to the World War II Women Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs. During the war, 1,830 young female pilots from all over the United States quit their jobs, left their homes and paid their own ways to Texas to learn to fly the Army way. They served because they loved their country and loved to fly. Censored on Final Approach is the story of four women who directed tow-target training missions at Camp Davis, North Carolina‒ where the real battle was on the ground.

Ticket prices for the general public are $20, with discounts offered to senior citizens, Marquette students, employees and alumni. Season ticket packages will go on sale May 1, 2015. Individual tickets will go on sale after Sept. 7, 2015. For more information, call the Theatre Box Office at (414) 288-7504.

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0 thoughts on “Marquette University announces 2015-16 theatre season”

  1. Anonymous says:

    An interesting array of theatrical drama in Milwaukee – thanks so much for the review (from one who loves going to plays)!

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