Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/07/2013

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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/07/2013 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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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/07/2013 NO EXIT
Carthage College - Second Stage
4/11-4/13/2013
Imagine that hell is an eternity spent with the two other people you despise the most. You never sleep, and the lights never go out. "No Exit" was written in 1944 by Jean Paul Sarte who composed the original original draft in two weeks at the Cafe Flore in Paris. It is considered by many to be the author's best play and most accessible dramatization of his philosophy of existentialism.
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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/07/2013 SPRING SERIES
Milwaukee Ballet Company
4/11-4/14/2013
Spring Series is as delightful as it is diverse. Darrell Grand Moultrie's Simply Sammy features the timeless music of Sammy Davis Jr. and brings his world of suffering and hope to life. Set to the title's apocalyptic masterpiece, Amy Seiwert's Mozart Requiem explores life and death through dance. Genesis 2009 winner and Choreographer in Residence Timothy O'Donnell will round out the three, presenting his newest world premiere. With a mix of classical and contemporary styles, elegant costumes and choreography, these works tell stories that move you in ways only Milwaukee Ballet can.
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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 4/07/2013 THE MAGIC OF BILL BLAGG LIVE!
Vogel Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
4/12-4/14/2013
Critics and audiences alike rave about his incredible high-energy, grand-scale magic & illusion that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Called "simply amazing" by Chicago Tribune, Blagg's show is packed with NEW mind-blowing illusions and his trademark off- the-cuff personality that make this show a great family event! Audience volunteers will levitate in mid-air, others will vanish in the blink of an eye and so much more! This is one show you can't afford to miss! Witness live over 90 minutes of interactive, action-packed magic & illusion performed by the country's most prominent magical star, Bill Blagg!
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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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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/07/2013 JEEVES IN BLOOM
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Cabot Theatre
4/11-4/28/2013
The lovably loopy Bertie Wooster always manages to get into socially precarious situations. This time around he finds himself dodging romantic entanglements with a starry-eyed young woman, eluding an enraged chef wielding a meat cleaver, and begrudgingly helping his Aunt Dahlia to commit a burglary. Thank heaven Jeeves is there to save the day! Based on the characters originally created by author P.G. Wodehouse and written by Margaret Raether, who brought us our 2010 hit, JEEVES INTERVENES.
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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/07/2013 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 4/07/2013 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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JEEVES IN BLOOM
Milwaukee Chamber Theatre
4/11-4/28/2013
Cabot Theatre: - Margaret Raether; dir: Tami Workentin.
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GRACE
Next Act Theatre
4/4-4/28/2013
- Craig Wright; dir: David Cecsarini.
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THE ROAD TO MECCA
Renaissance Theaterworks
4/5-4/28/2013
Studio Theatre: - Athol Fugard; dir: Suzan Fete.
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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/07/2013 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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Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 4/07/2013 JACKIE AND ME
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Todd Wehr Theater
4/12-5/5/2013
Young Joey Stoshack is a headstrong boy with the unique power to travel through time by way of a baseball card. When assigned to write a report on a legendary African American, Joey travels to New York City in the year 1947 to meet one of history's greatest baseball players, Jackie Robinson. Through his adventures, Joey witnesses Jackie's dedication and determination during this turbulent time of segregation. Embark on this uplifting journey that forever changes Joey's definition of courage, and unites generations through the history and enthusiasm for America's pastime.
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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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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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