NINE The Musical Coming to Milwaukee 1/25 - 1/27
NINE the musical is playing at Theater Red in Milwaukee from January 25th to 27th, 2019.
Che bello! Theater RED proudly announces a new addition to the company! Eric Welch joins Theater RED as Artistic Associate following his collaboration with the company in June of 2018 for the Wisconsin premiere of ILL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS. Eric Welch directed this one-woman comedic romp as a co-production with his theater company, Untitled Productions.
The great secret of NINE is that it took 812 and became an essay on the power of women by answering the question, What are women to men? And NINE tells you: they are our mothers, our sisters, our teachers, our temptresses, our judges, our nurses, our wives, our mistresses, our muses.- Maury Yeston
Be Italian! New Theater RED Artistic Associate Eric Welch will direct NINE the musical, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Arthur Kopit, in January of 2019. Reimagined with a cast of nine (9) women and one (1) man, NINE brings Theater RED alumni and newcomers together for a courageous, no-frills production that brings the core of Guidos crisis to audiences up-close in Sunset Playhouses intimate Studio Theater.
Based on Italian director Federico Fellinis comic masterpiece of biographical filmmaking, 8 12, Yestons sultry musical follows the life of world-famous film director Guido Contini as he prepares his latest picture. Contini is also, after recent box office failures, drifting towards a nervous breakdown. Contini has turned 40 and faces two crises: he has to shoot a film for which he cant write the script, and his wife of 20 years, film star Luisa del Forno, may leave him if he cant pay more attention to his marriage. As it turns out, it is the same crisis. Luisas efforts to talk to him seem to be drowned out by voices in his head: voices of women in his life, speaking through the walls of his memory: insistent, flirtatious, irresistible, potent. These are the women Guido loved, and from whom he derived the entire vitality of a creative life, now as stalled as his marriage. As his sanity disintegrates, he drifts into nostalgic reverie, eventually focusing on the formative sexual encounter of his life, which occurred at the age of 9.
Dates (three performances only): Friday, January 25 at 7:30 PM Saturday, January 26 at 7:30 PMSunday, January 27 at 2:00 PM
Tickets: $20 General Admission
Order online at https://sunsetplayhouse.com/shows/nine or by calling 262-782-4430
Location: Sunset Playhouse Studio Theater, 700 Wall Street, Elm Grove, WI 53122Stage
For tickets and more information, please visit https://www.sunsetplayhouse.com/shows/nine/