Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/23/2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/23/2014 HYDROGEN JUKEBOX
Skylight Music Theatre
3/14-3/30/2014
Philip Glass has been acknowledged for changing the face of western music, and Skylight is excited to be producing it's first-ever Philip Glass work. Hydrogen Jukebox is the eclectic and fascinating result of collaboration between Avant-Garde composer Philip Glass and beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Hydrogen is a reflection of America from the 1950s to 1980s, covering social issues such as the sexual revolution, drugs and eastern philosophy. Perhaps Ginsberg described it best in Howl, with his image of "angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night…"
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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/23/2014 JULIUS CAESAR
Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
3/28-3/30/2014
Behold, as the greatest Roman general who has ever lived falls madly in love with the most beautiful and powerful Queen in the history of ancient Egypt. A war between the great nations of Rome and Egypt is eclipsed by the passion of Caesar and Cleopatra in this brand new production of Handel's most beloved opera. Soprano Ava Pine (Pamina in The Magic Flute 2009, Blanca in Rio de Sangre 2010) returns to the Florentine Opera stage as the seductive Cleopatra opposite mezzo-soprano Deanne Meek, making her Florentine debut as Julius Caesar. Mezzo-soprano Adriana Zabala (Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro 2013) sings Sextus, and counter-tenor Ian Howell (Cupid/Spirit in Venus & Adonis/Dido & Aeneas 2011) returns with newcomer Derrick Ballard in this production directed by the Metropolitan Opera's Eric Einhorn (Turandot 2011). Maestro William Boggs (two-time Grammy-winning Elmer Gantry 2010) conducts the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in this new Florentine Opera production featuring sets and lighting by Noele Stollmack with new costume design by Christianne Myers (The Magic Flute 2009, Rigoletto 2010, Venus/Dido 2011).
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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/23/2014 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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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/23/2014 CRASH
First Stage
3/28-4/13/2014
Crash Coogan seems to have it all - good grades, athleticism, popular friends. But what he can't seem to get is the attention of his preoccupied father and the new girl in town, Jane. Despite being the target of Crash's bullying, Penn Webb, his unconventional neighbor, enjoys a happy life with a pet turtle, strong family support, and even Jane's friendship. Things suddenly change for Crash when his grandfather suffers a stroke, and he realizes finishing first isn't the most important thing.
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