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Skylight Music Theatre Announces Skylight in the Park with Sondheim

Outdoor Concert & Picnic to Benefit Skylight Music Theatre Saturday, June 18, 2022, 6 p.m.

By - May 31st, 2022 12:28 pm

Milwaukee, Wis. (May 31, 2022) — Skylight Music Theatre announced Skylight in the Park with Sondheim, a summer fundraiser in the park on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 6 p.m. The fundraiser will be held outdoors under the trees of Catalano Square, located steps away from Skylight’s home in the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Skylight is Milwaukee’s professional Equity music theatre company.

The evening will celebrate the music of Stephen Sondheim, one of musical theatre’s most influential composers and lyricists, who passed away in November 2021. The concert will feature outstanding Skylight performers presenting some of Sondheim’s best-known songs from musicals including West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and many more.

Skylight in the Park with Sondheim will feature a gourmet picnic dinner catered by Saz’s, specialty drink offerings, a raffle, and the live concert, led by Music Director David Bonofiglio and directed by Michael Unger, Skylight Artistic Director.

“Last year the world lost a musical theatre titan,” said Unger. “Since Skylight’s founding we have produced more than half of Sondheim’s canon, including A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Pacific Overtures, Gypsy, Side By Side By Sondheim, Into The Woods, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and Sunday in the Park with George. He has left an inspiring, indelible mark on the art form and all its artists. We look forward to sharing some of his incredible music featuring stars – both in the sky and onstage – at Skylight in the Park with Sondheim.”

Performers scheduled for the event include Jackey BoelkowJoey CheliusRaven DockeryShawn HolmesJanet MetzLiz NortonTim RebersCarmen Fisher RisiRána RomanKevin James SievertStephanie Staszak and Andrew Varela, among others.

“Our last two outdoor fundraisers, Don’t Rána on My Parade and Saturday in the Park with Andrew, were tremendously successful and sold out quickly,” said Jack R. Lemmon, Skylight Executive Director. “This has become a new tradition for Skylight and we look forward to welcoming guests to the beautiful setting of Catalano Square.”

Seating is limited to 250 guests with valet parking available. The event will occur rain or shine.

To purchase tickets to Skylight in the Park with Sondheim, visit Picnic Table with seating and dinner for four is $400. Round Table with seating and dinner for six is $600.

For further information and sponsorship opportunities, please call Kelly Gerlach, Director of Development, (414) 299-4962 or email

Skylight in the Park with Sondheim is sponsored by:

Quarles & Brady LLP

Emory & Co.

Foley & Lardner LLP

Barb Haig & Dan Schley

Valerie Johnson & Dennis Robison

About Skylight Music Theatre

Skylight Music Theatre is a proud Cornerstone Member of the United Performing Arts Fund.

Founded in 1959, Skylight is Milwaukee’s professional Equity music theatre company and the largest employer of Wisconsin actors in the State. Skylight produces the full spectrum of music theatre ranging from blockbuster Broadway musicals to reimagined operas, and from exciting world premieres to contemporary off-Broadway hits. Skylight’s mainstage home is the Cabot Theatre in the Broadway Theatre Center, which was built by Skylight in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward in 1992. Considered to be one of Milwaukee’s most beautiful theatres, the Cabot Theatre is based on the design of an 18thcentury French opera house. With just 350 seats it offers audiences great views of the action onstage. Skylight Music Theatre will mark its 63rd season in 2022-2023.

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. While it is believed to be reliable, Urban Milwaukee does not guarantee its accuracy or completeness.

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