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Skylight Music Theatre Offers Free Tickets To Furloughed Federal Employees For Select Dates of Musical Five Guys Named Moe

Tickets can be requested on the same day of the performance only.

By - Jan 21st, 2019 02:45 pm

Milwaukee, Wis. (January 21, 2019) —In response to the federal government shutdown, Skylight Music Theatre will offer a pair of free tickets to furloughed federal employees to select upcoming performances of Five Guys Named Moe, a joyful, jazzy tribute to Louis Jordan, the 1940s rhythm and blues singer, songwriter and bandleader.

Federal employees with valid current government IDs can request up to two tickets to the following performances:
Friday, January 25, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 27 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday January 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 2 at 2 p.m.

Tickets can be requested on the same day of the performance only. Requests can be made in person at the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward or by phone at (414) 291-7800. Box Office hours are Monday – Saturday, noon – 6 p.m. The Box Office window is also open two hours prior to performances. Employees must show a current valid federal government ID to pick up tickets. Tickets are limited and subject to availability. This offer is not available online.

Five Guys Named Moe, an exuberant tribute to the music of Louis Jordan, a rhythm and blues pioneer and alto saxophonist, was nominated for two Broadway Tony Awards. With a cast of six singer/dancers and a six-piece swinging band, the show features more than 25 songs, including favorites such as “Let the Good Times Roll,” Saturday Night Fish Fry,” “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby” and “Choo Choo Ch’ Boogie.” The Los Angeles Times called Five Guys Named Moe “A big party with… enough high spirits to send a small rocket into orbit.” It is recommended for ages 11 and up.

Skylight Music Theatre is Milwaukee’s only professional music theatre company and will celebrate its 60th anniversary season in 2019-2020.

Performances of Five Guys Named Moe are Friday, January 25 through Sunday, February 10, 2019 in the Cabot Theatre, Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee. Tickets are $30 – $75 (plus tax and fees) and can be purchased at the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office, 158 N. Broadway, by calling (414) 291-7800, or online at

Discounted parking vouchers are available at the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office for use in the Historic Third Ward parking garage at 212 N. Milwaukee Street (one block east and one block north). Vouchers can be purchased for $5 during normal Box Office hours. Vouchers are valid starting at 5 p.m. for evening performances only. Voucher sales stop 30 minutes before showtime and are not available during intermission.

About Skylight Music Theatre

Skylight Music Theatre’s mission since 1959: To bring the full spectrum of music theatre works to a wide and diverse audience in celebration of the musical and theatrical arts and their reflection of the human condition. Skylight presents productions “Skylight Style” – bringing fresh approaches or interesting twists to music theatre works, creating meaningful connections, not only between the characters on stage but with the audience as well. The beautiful, intimate Cabot Theatre allows audiences to feel close to the powerful emotions on stage.

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