BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Milwaukee in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

First Stage Holds Reading of New Play, 1/6


New Play Workshops feature readings of plays First Stage is considering for an upcoming season by our talented Theater Academy students. Following the performance, there is an extended talk-back wher... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

The Gift Theatre Announces TEN, Opening 1/5


The Gift will produce a festival of short pieces written specifically for The Gift by artists whose work they have produced over the past ten years--ten World Premieres by Ensemble Members Maggie Ande... (read more...)

Diversity Series Presents NEAT Starring Marti Gobel 1/13-2/5


Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) celebrates the 2nd year of its 3-year Diversity Series with NEAT by Charlayne Woodard. RTW Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director Suzan Fete will direct this play featuring... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

First Stage Opens Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 3/2-31


First Stage brings CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY to life on stage March 2 - 31, 2012 at the Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts at 929 N. Water Street, Milwaukee. ... (read more...)

Laurie Birmingham Stars in MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE at the Marcus Center, 2/16-19


The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts announced that Milwaukee stage veteran, Laurie Birmingham, will star in the Milwaukee engagement of MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE. This ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Marcus Center Presents AN EVENING WITH BILL ENGVALL, 2/18


The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts presents AN EVENING WITH BILL ENGVALL on February 18th for two performances at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Milwaukee Rep 2012-2013 Season to Include DIARY OF Anne Frank, RING OF FIRE, ASSASSINS


Artistic Mark Clements announced Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2012/13 Season today. The ambitious choice of plays includes a Tony Award-winning musical, two classics from American literature, two lan... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Marcus Center's Off Broadway Series Announces PACKER FANS FROM OUTER SPACE, 6/7-7/22


The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts announces that it will produce Packer Fans from Outer Space this summer, June 7-July 22, in Vogel Hall as part of its Off Broadway Series. It is the world's v... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Summerfest Announces Partial List of Grounds Stage Headliners: Gavin DeGraw, MUTEMATH and More


Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials today announced several headlining acts that will perform at Summerfest 2012. Performance dates, times and stage locations will be announced in April. ... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

PACKER FANS FROM OUTER SPACE Comes to Marcus Center, 6/7-20


The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts announces its production of Packer Fans from Outer Space this summer, June 8-July 22, in Vogel Hall as part of its Off Broadway series. A preview performance ... (read more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Stage Radio Adaptation of The LONELY ROAD, ROCKET FROM MANHATTAN, 4/22


Wisconsin Public Radio has teamed with the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to stage a radio adaptation of "The Lonely Road" and "Rocket from Manhattan" on Sunday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m. in the Cabot Theatre ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Repertory Theater's OTHELLO


Milwaukee Repertory Theatre's production of William Shakespeare's OTHELLO opened last night.... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Elton John's Billy Elliot Set for Milwaukee in July


Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC bring the multi-award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to Milwaukee from July 17-22. Based... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

First Stage Announces 25th Anniversary Gala, 6/9


First Stage will culminate its quarter-century milestone with its 25th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, June 9, 2012 at Pier Wisconsin, located at 500 North Harbor Drive, Milwaukee.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

First Stage and the Daniels-Mardak Boys & Girls Club Present FOLK TALES FOR ALL FOLK


Students from the Daniels-Mardak Boys and Girls Club will perform FOLK TALES FOR ALL FOLK on Friday, May 18 at 6 p.m. at the Milwaukee Youth Arts Center, 325 West Walnut Street in downtown Milwaukee. ... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Milwaukee's Summerfest to Feature Kelly Clarkson, Rascal Flatts and More


Milwaukee's Summerfest happens June 27 - July 1 and July 3 - 8, 2012. Following its 1968 debut, Summerfest has evolved into what is now recognized as "The World's Largest Music Festival" and Milwaukee... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

EXPLORING JEWISH VOICE to Premiere at the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre in 2012 - 2013 Season


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT), Jewish Museum Milwaukee (JMM) and the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center (JCC) are collaborating on "Exploring Jewish Voices." During the 2012-2013 sea... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Aaron Posner to Direct Milwaukee Rep's A CHRISTMAS CAROL


Milwaukee Repertory Theater is delighted to announce that Aaron Posner returns to The Rep to direct A Christmas Carol, performed annually at the historic Pabst Theater. Posner directed The Rep's To Ki... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Milwaukee Rep Announces Casting for GUTENBERG! and THE MOUNTAINTOP, Aug & Sept 2012


Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for Gutenberg! The Musical, the first production in The Rep's 2012/13 season, and The Mountaintop, which opens this September.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Elton John's Billy Elliot Set for Milwaukee, Now thru 7/22


Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films, Old Vic Productions and NETworks Presentations, LLC bring the multi-award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical to Milwaukee from tonight, July 17... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Presents A THOUSAND CLOWNS, 8/9-26


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) opens the 2012-2013 theatre season with the comic chestnut A THOUSAND CLOWNS by Herb Gardner, August 9-26, 2011 Milwaukee theatre favorite Jonathan West makes his MCT m... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Announces New Associate Artists


Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced today that it will grow its Artistic Family to 19 Associate Artists. This new creative initiative will 'build upon the indelible legacy of The Rep's Acting Compan... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Wisconsin Public Radio Announces New Programs with New Schedule


Beginning Friday, August 17, WPR will introduce some changes to its weekend schedule. They include regular slots for two of public radio's most innovative and popular programs on WPR's Ideas Network ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL Opens in the Rep's Stackner Cabaret Tonight, 8/26


Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2012/13 Season kicks off with the wacky, award-winning musical comedy, Gutenberg! The Musical! The play is written by Scott Brown and Anthony King with original Music Dir... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Milwaukee Rep's ASSASSINS is Worthy


"Let me prove worthy of you love. Tell me how I can earn your love, set me free. How can I turn your love to me?" These are some of the most haunting lyrics in Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS, now in p... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

THE MOUNTAINTOP Opens The Rep's Stiemke Studio Season


On the eve of his assassination, DR. Martin Luther King, Jr., cools down in a lonely Memphis hotel room after delivering the speech of a lifetime - when an unexpected visit from a feisty, young hotel ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Announces 2012/2013 OFF-BROADWAY SERIES


The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts announces its 2012/2013 Off-Broadway at the Marcus Center series with performances in Todd Wehr Theater and Vogel Hall.... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Waukesha Civic Theatre's OUR TOWN


The Waukesha Civic Theatre presents Our Town, running weekends now through November 11th, 2012. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the show below.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Waukesha Civic Theatre's OUR TOWN


The Waukesha Civic Theatre presents Our Town, running weekends now through November 11th, 2012. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Skylight Music Theatre Extends THE SOUND OF MUSIC Through 12/31


Due to demand from audiences, Skylight Music Theatre will extend the upcoming run of THE SOUND OF MUSIC for an additional seven performances through December 31, 2012.... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Carte Blanche Studios Presents WHO KILLED SANTA?, 12/14-30


A Milwaukee favorite in 2008, 2009, and 2011 Who Killed Santa? by local playwright Neil Haven will be produced again December 2012 in Milwaukee. Who Killed Santa? will run December 14th - 30th at Cart... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's COLLECTED STORIES


Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents COLLECTED STORIES by Donald Margulies, now through December 16, 2012, in collaboration with Forward Theater Company of Madison. In COLLECTED STORIES two strong... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Plays Milwaukee Rep, 12/11-1/13


From the author of Pride and Prejudice comes this heartwarming, humorous tale of two sisters struggling to move past a family disaster. Sensible, reserved Elinor and passionate, impulsive Marianne fin... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: CANDY CANE TALES AND HOLIDAY CAROLS Ignite your Holiday Spirit!


Santa Claus will definitely put the cast and crew of Waukesha Civic Theatre's new holiday production CANDY CANE TALES AND HOLIDAY CAROLS on the "Nice" list this year. From the moment the fun filled ev... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

Marcus Center to Announce 29th Annual DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speech, Writing and Art Contest Winners, 1/20


The MLK Steering Committee will host the 29th annual DR. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on January 20, 2013.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Milwaukee Theatre Stories of 2012

MYSO Receives Getty Education & Community Investment Grant from League of American Orchestras


Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra is one of just twenty-two American orchestras to receive a first-year Getty Education and Community Investment Grant. The grant was awarded to help fund the organiza... (read more...)

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