Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/02/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/02/2014 OCTOBER, BEFORE I WAS BORN
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Studio Theatre
2/19-3/9/2014
A Suspenseful Midwest Premiere After an explosion at Tennessee Eastman Company, three family members anxiously await word on the fate of their loved ones. There's Martha, the earthy, pragmatic matriarch; Houston, her delinquent son; and Anne, her very pregnant daughter-in-law. A staged reading of this play was presented as part of the 2011-2012 Montgomery Davis Play Development Series.
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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/02/2014 FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL
Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
3/4-3/9/2014
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt," and "I Love Rock & Roll." In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.
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OCTOBER, BEFORE I WAS BORN
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
2/19-3/9/2014
Studio Theatre:Lori Matthews; dir: C. Michael Wright.
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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/02/2014 FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL
Marcus Center For The Performing Arts
3/4-3/9/2014
FLASHDANCE tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a working-class girl from Pittsburgh with a dream of becoming a professional dancer. She works by day as a steel mill welder, and a bar dancer at night while aspiring to be accepted at a prestigious ballet academy. When Alex catches the eye of her boss Nick Hurley, their romance shows her the meaning of love and drives her ambition to pursue her dream. The original Paramount Pictures film was a worldwide smash hit that became a pop culture phenomenon, grossing over $150 million and featuring a Grammy Award-winning soundtrack. FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL features a score including the hit songs from the movie, all of which became Top Ten hits on the radio around the world including the Academy Award-winning title song "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt," "I Love Rock & Roll." In addition to these hits, 16 brand new original songs have been written for the stage by Robbie Roth and Robert Cary. FLASHDANCE features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay with Joe Eszterhas), and Robert Cary, music by Robbie Roth, lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth and direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis).
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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/02/2014 NO NAME
Carthage College
3/7-3/15/2014
A sheltered, well-to-do young Englishwoman and her sister are thrown into poverty overnight by a distant relative who lays claim to their inheritance. Desperate to protect her family, the daring young Magdalen bands together with a shifty con man and hatches an outrageous plot to reclaim her wealth. But can she win a fortune without losing her soul? Carthage Theatre is thrilled to announce Jeffrey Hatcher as the 2013-2014 participant in its New Play Initiative. Hatcher's original works and adaptations have been seen and celebrated in New York, across the country, and internationally, with productions at the Guthrie, the Old Globe, Manhattan Theatre Club, the Milwaukee Rep, Yale Rep, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Acting Company, Cleveland Playhouse, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Denver Center, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Seattle Rep, Arizona Theatre Company, and countless more. Screenwriting credits include: Stage Beauty (adapted from his play Compleat Female Stage Beauty), Casanova, and The Duchess. For Carthage, Hatcher will be adapting the endearing Wilkie Collins novel, No Name.
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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/02/2014 ANATOLE
First Stage
2/21-3/16/2014
When the noble French mouse Anatole learns that humans view mice as the villains of France, he embarks on a musical adventure to save a cheese factory, restore his family's honor, conquer a cat, and truly become a Mouse Magnifique! Based on the Caldecott medal winning books, Anatole is the story of France's bravest and most honorable mouse. A wonderful mix of genuine heart and absolute hilarity, Anatole promises to delight every member of the family.
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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/02/2014 MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
Lake Country Playhouse
3/7-3/30/2014
March 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, 2014 Monty Python's SPAMALOT Book & Lyrics by ERIC IDLE Music by JOHN DU PREZ & ERIC IDLE Directed by Rebecca Schilling Choreography by Tammy Jung Music Direction by Catherine Pfeiler A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls? Approximate Running time is 2 hours, 20 minutes.
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