Performing Arts

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

The Milwaukee Rep has teamed up with the Cincinnati Playhouse to produce the prequel to Peter Pan.

The Tony Award-winning play, Peter and the Starcatcher, opens Friday. The story features Peter Pan's backstory, answering such questions as: Why didn't Peter want to grow up and where did the lost boys come from?

Listen To Your Mother

Five years go, a Madison woman created a spoken word event to celebrate motherhood. That event, called Listen To Your Mother, drew such interest that it spawned events in cities around the country, and has also resulted in a book, bringing together some of the most compelling essays from the series.  

"We look for the beautiful unifying thread of motherhood. Under the umbrella of motherhood, we can all understand each other so much better," says coordinator Alexandra Rosas.

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

There are a number of great classic ballets that almost everyone has heard about: Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake

Giselle is on that list as well. It’s a typical fairytale story: a young peasant girl falls in love with a nobleman pretending to be a peasant and dies of fright when his true identity is revealed. The second act is all about anger and revenge, and ultimately forgiveness.

Kalliope Vocal Arts

The musical “Rent” took Broadway by storm when it first premiered in 1994.  It tells the story of a young group of friends living on Manhattan’s lower east side in what might politely be described as “squalor.”  It tackled a variety of social issues such as poverty and HIV, but also age-old questions of identity.

Florentine Opera

Sinclair Lewis’s 1927 novel, Elmer Gantry, is considered one of the masterpieces of early 20th Century American literature.

Ross Zentner

What happens when you combine the loss of a loved one with a road trip? At In Tandem Theatre, you get the new play Come Back by local playwright Neil Haven.

Lila Aryan

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's current production is set in South Africa but will have people thinking about race everywhere.

nextact.org

The ferocious talent of Wisconsin actress Marti Gobel will once again be on view in town.

Bonnie North

The strum of the banjo is a distinctly American sound. 

Oconomowoc Arts Center

It’s a play that has been performed around the world, but each night by a different actor. 

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