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One of the more interesting plays I’ve ever had the opportunity to work on is opening this evening at the 53212 Presents space in Riverwest. You are going to want to see this one. And you’re going to say, “I’m going to see this one, but not this weekend.” And then next weekend you’re going to say, “I’m going to see this one, but not this weekend.” And then the following week you’re going to see the show on it’s last performance or two, and you are going to tell your frineds, “You’ve got to see this show!”, but it will be too late.

 

Of course you could buck this lame trend that exists in Milwaukee, and urge your friends to see it after you do on opening night, when your urging will do no end of good. This is a fine story, well produced and acted. Support local theatre!

March 6-21, 2020

the nether
by jennifer haley

directed by jaimelyn gray

Much like an episode of the hit series “Black Mirror” (and one of the most talked-about new plays in recent years), popular female playwright Jennifer Haley blurs reality into a virtual realm known as The Nether. This new form of the internet allows anyone to access a vast network of virtual reality realms. Users may log in, choose an identity, and indulge in any desire. Detective Morris interrogates members of a realm known as The Hideaway, digging into the emotional consequences of its players entertaining the darkest of wants. The Nether is both twisting crime drama and haunting sci-fi thriller. The play is for mature audiences only as it deals with pedophilia, sexual violence, suicide, and other very adult themes.

“The Nether” will be performed at 53212 Presents, a new arts venue dedicated to providing access to affordable rehearsal and performance space in the heart of Riverwest.

53212 Presents, 731 E. Center Street, Milwaukee, 53212

 

Friday March, 6, 7:30

Saturday, March 7, 7:30

Sunday, March 8, 4:00

Friday, March 13, 7:30

Saturday, March 14, 7:30

Sunday, March 15, 4:00

Monday, March 16 (Pay What You Can), 7:30

Friday, March 20, 7:30

Saturday, March 21, 7:30

 

For more information, go to https://www.theconstructivists.org/

 

 


Milwaukee Opera Theatre unites with All In Productions for the first time to present PRELUDES, a musical fantasia set in the mind of Sergei Rachmaninoff by the creators of Broadway’s NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812.  Delving into the composer’s troubled psyche, PRELUDES deftly blends the classical and contemporary in a meditation on ambition, failure, and lilacs.

Music, Book, and Lyrics by Dave Malloy

Stage Director: Jill Anna Ponasik
Music Director: Ruben Piirainen
Featuring Alaina Carlson, Bill Jackson, Gage Patterson, Joe Picchetti, Ruben Piirainen, Jenny Wanasek

Friday, March 20 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 21 at 2:00 PM
Monday, March 23 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday, March 25 at 2:00 PM
Thursday, March 26 at 7:30 PM
Friday, March 27 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 28 at 2:00 PM

Woman’s Club of Wisconsin
813 E Kilbourn Avenue, Milwaukee

Tickets on sale now!
$32 Premium Reserved | $28 General Admission | $18 Student, Artist
To purchase, call (800) 838-3006 or order online at https://rach.bpt.me

 


F & J
FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE
February 6 – 9, 2020
Sunset Playhouse
700 Wall Street Elm Grove, WI 53122
FRANKIE & JOHNNY IN THE CLAIR DE LUNE runs Feb. 6 – 9th in the Marla Eichman Studio Theater.
There is a Thursday night special – use the code LUNE20 online or at the box office and your Thursday night, Feb. 6th ticket will be half price – just $8.
As the curtain rises, Frankie (a waitress) and Johnny (a short-order cook who works in the same restaurant) are discovered in bed. It is their first encounter, after having met several weeks ago on the job, and Frankie is hopeful that Johnny will now put on his clothes and depart, so she can return to her usual routine of watching TV and eating ice cream. But Johnny, a compulsive talker (and romantic), has other ideas. (for mature audiences only)
Frankie – Jillian Smith
Johnny – David Kaye
After Sunset Studio Series
February 6 – 8 at 7:30 February 9 at 2
Call 262-782-4430 or visit SunsetPlayhouse.com for tickets or purchase at the door one hour before each performance.

They’re back! A couple of wise guys…and Doug. We open Wednesday, December 18th and run through Sunday, December 22nd. Showtimes are at 7:30 pm with a 2:00 matinee on Thursday and Sunday. Artist tickets are $18.00 and available the night of performance at the Vogel Hall box office. For more information visit https://www.marcuscenter.org/show/twas-month-christmas-2019

 

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Hi guys,

The Constuctivists are opening a super interesting play by Sam Shephard this weekend (what play by Sam Shephard isn’t interesting) The God of Hell. This cast is doing really great work and you should come see it. And here’s a thought, instead of waiting for the last weekend or missing it completely, why not come opening weekend and help get the word out when you relate your delightful theatrical experience to, oh I don’t know, everyone you know? Support local theatre!

Fletcher

P.S. The show is at The Underground Colaborative in the basement of The Grand Avenue Mall.  All shows are at 7:30 pm. And if you come tonight, I’ll let you buy me a beer.

The Constuctivists are opening Sam Shephard’s The God of Hell this weekend. Sam Shepard’s THE GOD OF HELL. Opening Friday, September 27 thru Saturday, October 12, 2019. Tickets at theconstructivists.org. #milwaukee #theatre #samshepard #thegodofhellmke #wisconsin #usa #gotmilk


john

Artist rates available for Bard & Bourbon’s

KING JOHN: a (drunk) Staged Reading

ONE WEEKEND ONLY!

January 18 & 19

7:30

Charles Allis Art Museum

1801 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202

Bard & Bourbon begins our Drunk Shakespearean Histories series with King John.

Don’t know the play?  Don’t worry! This staged reading will feature drunk narration from Bard & Bourbon alumni for a one-of-a-kind night of laughs and thrills.

Featuring powerful female roles and a narcissistic king who rules by whim instead of wisdom, King John is a perfect play for our current political times.

General admission: $10

Students/Seniors/Military/Artists: $7

For tickets, visit www.BardAndBourbon.com  or https://drunkkingjohn.bpt.me


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Milwaukee Opera Theatre presents:

Antiology

Music by John Glover, Words by Kelley Rourke
Inspired by the novel Eat the Document by Dana Spiotta

Featuring Andrew Wilkowske and Jack Forbes Wilson

 

“The point isn’t to win,” according to Nash, a key character in Dana Spiotta’s award-winning Eat the Document. A radical remnant of the 70s who now presides over an anarchist bookstore, Nash draws the disaffected youth of the 1990s into a shifting series of “collectives.”  In this musical response to Spiotta’s novel, the team behind “Guns N; Rosenkavalier” and “Lucy” explores the two eras – their language, technology, music and activism.  ​With special guest Dana Spiotta.

Dates:
Wednesday, October 10 at 8:00 PM
Thursday, October 11, at 8:00 PM
Friday, October 12, at 8:00 PM

Doors open at 7:30

Tickets: $25 General Admission / $15 Students and Artists

Order online at http://antiology.bpt.me or by calling 1-800-838-3006

Location: Boswell Book Company
2559 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Stage Direction:                                                        Music Direction:
Jill Anna Ponasik                                                        Jack Forbes Wilson

And Starring our 70s Operatic Jam Band: Andrew Wilkowske, Eva Nimmer, Kat Wodke, Monique Ross, John Glover, Joe Riggenbach, and Jill Anna Ponasik

For more information: milwaukeeoperatheatre.org
Contact: Jill Anna Ponasik, Artistic Director, Milwaukee Opera Theatre
jillannaponasik@gmail.com or 917.684.0512

 

Milwaukee Opera Theatre is Milwaukee’s micro-brewery for opera, proudly producing small batches of high quality, local lyric theatre.  We tell stories through music…unconventionally.

 


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                                                                        Theater RED brings Angela Iannone’s This Prison Where I Live to Milwaukee

A play in the Edwin Booth cycle, and companion piece to acclaimed The Seeds of Banquo

 

MILWAUKEE, August 1, 2018 – Continuing their 2018 season, Theater RED revisits the 19th century’s most cherished Shakespearean actor, Edwin Booth, for another Milwaukee premiere. Written and directed by Angela Iannone, and featuring Theater RED alumni and Chicago-based actor and playwright Jared McDaris, “This Prison Where I Live” marks the second collaboration between Theater RED and Iannone as a playwright and director, after 2015’s critically acclaimed The Seeds of Banquo.

 

This Prison Where I Live recalls Edwin Booth, the first superstar celebrity in the world of theater, as he rehearses his production of Shakespeare’s Richard the Second. As he readies himself to play, the ghosts of his past, including that of his notorious brother, interrupt his rehearsals with their own requests and mock the crown of America’s “Prince of Players.”

 

The run of This Prison Where I Live will last three weeks, with performances at 7:30pm on August 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th, and 31st and September 6th, 7th and 8th and matinee performances at 2:00pm on August 26th and September 9th. All performances will take place at the Tenth Street Theatre (home to In Tandem Theatre), located at 628 N 10th St, Milwaukee, WI 53233. The lobby offers refreshments during intermission, and before and after the show. Running time is around two hours, including a fifteen minute intermission. Tickets cost $18 and will be available starting August 3rd at www.theaterred.com

 

About Theater RED: Founded in 2013 by local actors Christopher Elst and Marcee Doherty-Elst, Theater RED is a registered LLC that produces theatre in southeastern Wisconsin. Each production addresses three founding tenets: substantial roles for women, growth in craft for artists, and new works by promising playwrights. www.theaterred.com


Doc

Milwaukee Opera Theatre presents:

Doc Danger and the Danger Squad

Music, Book, and Lyrics by Jason Powell

 

Classic pulp adventurers from a bygone era: Brilliant scientist Doc Danger!  Jesai of the Jaguars, protector of the jungle!  Lunar cowgirl Satellite Sally and her sidekick, Clare de Lune!  The enigmatic detective known only as The Lady in Black!  The stakes are high as these formidable and beautiful heroines are faced with the reality-warping genius of Professor Z, who threatens to un-make the entire universe.  Join us for the fully-staged premiere of this new musical from Jason Powell, the creator of Fortuna the Time Bender vs. the Schoolgirls of Doom!

 

Dates: Thursday, August 23, 7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, August 24, 7:30 PM (Opening)
Saturday August 25, 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM
Sunday, August 26, 2:00 PM
Monday, August 27, 7:30
Wednesday, August 29, 7:30
Thursday, August 30, 7:30 (Closing)

Tickets: $15 Preview / $28 General Admission / $18 Student, Artist

Order online at www.milwaukeeoperatheatre.org or by calling 1-414-291-7800

Location: Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee

 

Stage Director: Jill Anna Ponasik

Music Director: Donna Kummer

Choreographer: James Zager

 

Featuring:

Doc Danger: Briana Rose Lipor
Jesai of the Jaguars: Stephanie Staszak
Satellite Sally: Carrie Gray
Clare de Lune: Hannah Esch

Lady in Black: Rae Elizabeth Pare

Professor Z: Eric Welch
Beetle Queen: Ana Gonzales
Penny Dreadful/First Robot: Becky Cofta
Demon/Second Robot/Mom: Melissa Anderson
Robert von Hesslington: Sean Anthony Jackson
The Kid: Harper Navin

 

For more information: milwaukeeoperatheatre.org

Contact: Jill Anna Ponasik, Artistic Director, Milwaukee Opera Theatre
jillannaponasik@gmail.com or 917.684.0512

 

Milwaukee Opera Theatre is Milwaukee’s micro-brewery for opera, proudly producing small batches of high quality, local lyric theatre.  We tell stories through music…unconventionally.


Artist tickets are available for all remaining shows of ‘Twas The Month Before Christmas, including tonight’s 7:30 performance.  Come on out and get some Christmas cheer!

For more information, click here: ‘Twas the Month Before Christmas