Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 1/05/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 1/05/2014 EL CIMARRÓN
Skylight Music Theatre
1/3-1/12/2014
Skylight is immensely proud to be co-producing Hans Werner Henze's theatre piece El Cimarron with the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York. Subtitled "Biography of the Runaway Slave Esteban Montejo," it is a work that fits perfectly in their season's conversation about freedom and revolution. Slavery is a very difficult aspect of humanity, but it is an important and pivotal part of our history. El Cimarron is a powerful work that will leave audiences forever changed.
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Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
1/7-1/12/2014
A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, and winner of FIVE 2011 Tony Awards®, War Horse tells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. When Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France, he is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and around the world. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.
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Marcus Center For The Performing Arts
1/7-1/12/2014
The winner of five 2011 Tony Awards including Best Play, War Horse will embark on a national tour in June 2012, bringing the hit play to 30 U.S. cities during the 2012-2013 season. War Horse has been seen by almost 2 million people worldwide and is currently playing at New Yorki¿½s Lincoln Center Theater, in Londoni¿½s West End, and at Torontoi¿½s Princess of Wales Theatre. Future productions of War Horse are planned for Australia, Berlin and South Africa, as well as a UK Tour. The tour of War Horse, based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted by Nick Stafford, will be directed by Bijan Sheibani based on the original Tonyi¿½ Award-winning direction by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. At the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. Michael Morpurgoi¿½s novel, War Horse, is also the inspiration for Steven Spielbergi¿½s feature film of the same name, which was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture.
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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 1/05/2014 A MIDNIGHT CRY
First Stage
1/10-2/9/2014
This moving historical drama with live music is inspired by the true story of a young slave's journey to freedom through the Underground Railroad. Whisperings of a railroad helping slaves across to the free states seem too good to be true to young LIda Anderson. But with the help of other slaves and her family, Lida risks everything to be free. Leaving behind the only life she knows, she embarks on a dangerous journey out of slavery to freedom, A Midnight Cry brings to life a vital part of our nation's history.
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