Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/31/2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/31/2013Chick Corea & Bela Fleck in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> Chick Corea & BELA FLECK
Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
4/2-4/2/2013
From straight ahead to avant-garde, bebop to fusion, children's songs to chamber music, along with some far-reaching forays into symphonic works, Chick has touched an astonishing number of musical bases in his illustrious career while maintaining a standard of excellence that is awe-inspiring. A tirelessly creative spirit, Chick continues to forge ahead, continually reinventing himself in the process.
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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/31/2013 A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
3/21-4/13/2013
One of the most powerful and beloved American plays ever written, A Raisin In the Sun tells the story of the Younger family's struggle for dignity and a better life-and the backlash that erupts when they try to move beyond their oppressive Chicago tenement home. Set just before the dawn of the Civil Rights and Women's Movements, A Raisin In the Sun demonstrates how a single family's dreams can change the world. Don't miss the play that the New York Times said "changed American theatre forever."
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A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
3/12-4/14/2013
Quadracci Powerhouse: - Lorraine Hansberry; dir: Ron OJ Parsons.
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FOOTLOOSE
Fireside Dinner Theatre
2/28-4/14/2013
One of the most explosive movie musicals in recent memory bursts onto the live stage with exhilarating results. When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him. To the rockin' rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score (the soundtrack album reached number one on the Billboard charts and has sold over 15 million copies!) and augmented with dynamic new songs for the stage musical, FOOTLOOSE celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and an open mind.Music by Tom Snow; Lyrics by Dean Pitchford; Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie; Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford; Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman
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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/31/2013 THE ROAD TO MECCA
Renaissance Theaterworks
4/5-4/28/2013
ne of Fugard's most lyrical plays, THE ROAD TO MECCA is based on the life and work of Helen Martins -- South Africa's foremost Outsider Artist. For over 20 years, reclusive Miss Helen created her own "Mecca"- a fascinating backyard world of sculpture and mosaics in a desolate region of Apartheid South Africa. The village Pastor who embodies their community's conservative values is determined to move the elderly Miss Helen into an old age home. Miss Helen's dearest friend Elsa is just as determined that she remain free. MECCA is a tribute to the bravery of the Artist and the significance of artistic freedom in an oppressed society. THE ROAD TO MECCA enjoyed an acclaimed Broadway revival in 2012, starring RoseMary Harris as Miss Helen. The character of Miss Helen bears an uncanny resemblance to Milwaukee's own Outsider Artist Mary Nohl who created her personal "Mecca" of outdoor sculpture at her Beach Drive home in Fox Point. Thanks to the support of the Mary L. Nohl Fund, Renaissance Theaterworks is working with a local visual artist, Kathryne Martin-Muer. Kathryne is working on many small owl sculptures that mirror the real-life work of the main character in the play, Helen Martins of South Africa. Kathryne Martin-Muer is the Visual Art Recruitment Coordinator and Associate Lecturer at University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee (UWM), teaching in Foundations and Sculpture
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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/31/2013 GRACE
Next Act Theatre
4/4-4/28/2013
A devoutly Christian couple is on the brink of a huge Florida real estate deal worth millions. But as the business pact starts to fray around the edges, their faith begins to unravel as well. Throw in a reclusive NASA engineer and a bug-obsessed German caretaker, and you've got a darkly funny, sometimes serious and definitely provocative play about where we choose to place our faith.
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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/31/2013 RING OF FIRE
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
3/1-5/5/2013
From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. More than two dozen classic hits-including "I Walk The Line," "A Boy Named Sue," "Folsom Prison Blues," and the title tune-performed by a multi-talented cast, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin', crowd-pleasin' salute to a uniquely American legend! Created by Richard Maltby Conceived by William Meade Orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby
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RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF Johnny Cash
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
3/1-5/5/2013
Stackner Cabaret: - Richard Maltby; music: Stephen Bishop, Jeff Lisenby; dir: Richard Maltby.
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