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Cooperative Performance is offering $10 artist rate tickets to artists and their guests. This deal is available at the door and cash only, so don’t miss out!


Produced with the Underground Collaborative

161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Lower Level (Below TJ Maxx)


Cooperative Performance is excited to announce tickets are now available for its second annual One Act Festival.


The festival features the following seven one acts and devised pieces:

  • Nesting Dolls by Stephen Murray, directed by J.J. Gatesman
  • wisdom teeth devised and performed by Zach Schorsch
  • Immortal written and directed by Bill Jackson
  • Role Perversal by Joel Kopischke, directed by Lindsey Erin
  • Grass is Greener devised and performed by Posy Knight and Kirk Thomsen
  • Vows by Lillian Schley, directed by Dylan Sladky
  • Kate the Ultimate and Jane the Invincible: Earth’s Last Inhabitants by Matthew Konkel, directed by Eric Scherrer


Featuring the acting talents of Matthew M. Collie, Hesper Juhnke, Posy Knight, Sara Laney, Amie Lynn Losi, Selena Milewski, Bill Molitor, Anna Lee Murray, Kira Renkas, Pam Scheferman, Eric Scherrer, Zach Schorsch, Zoe Schwartz, Kirk Thomsen, and Karolyn Wolkos.



  • Thursday June 1, 2017 – 7:30pm (Pay What You Can)
  • Friday June 2, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday June 3, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Thursday June 8, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Friday June 9, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday June 10, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Sunday June 11, 2017 – 3:00pm
  • Friday June 16, 2017 – 7:30pm
  • Saturday June 17, 2017 – 7:30pm



  • Online: $15
  • At the Door: $20

Tickets can be purchased at

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ART by Yasmina Reza, Directed by Lindsey Erin

Produced by the Milwaukee Entertainment Group

Performed at the Brumder Mansion, 3046 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208

This dark comedy raises questions about art and friendship and concerns the varying opinions of long-time friends Serge, Marc and Yvan. One of the men, indulging his penchant for modern art, buys a very large, very expensive, completely white painting. The reactions of his friends to his purchase creates tension in their friendship. For one friend, Serge’s purchase of the painting is a cruel joke.

Mark Neufang as Serge

Randall Anderson as Marc

Chris Goode as Yvan

Assistant Direction by Caitlin Clark

Fight Design by Tawnie Thompson

The doors will open 30min before each performance for check in. Once inside, there will be a half hour long Pop Up Art Gallery displaying Pieces by local Artists and Live Music performed by Local Musicians. A Cash Bar for refreshments will be available before every performance.

To purchase tickets please call our Box Office at: 414-388-9104

Or visit Brown Paper Tickets:

Online or Phone Early Bird Discount codes, available until May 5th!

code CRITIC for General Admission

code GALLERY for Student/Senior

“Art” — Performance Schedule

Performance Schedule

Friday, May 5 – Opening Night – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Saturday, May 6 – Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Friday, May 12 – Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Saturday, May 13 – Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Sunday, May 14 – Matinee – Doors/Gallery: 1:30pm – Curtain: 2:00pm

Monday, May 15 – PWYC Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Thursday, May 18 – Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Friday, May 19 – Performance – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm

Saturday, May 20 – Closing Night – Doors/Gallery: 7:00pm – Curtain: 7:30pm


Season 1 finishes with a world-premiere thriller and Shakespeare’s classic comedy


Theatre Games: May 3-7, 2017 | Twelfth Night: May 10-14, 2017


MILWAUKEE, WI – Voices Found Repertory concludes its inaugural season with “twin” productions at the Arcade Theatre: the world premiere of Theatre Games, a thriller with a Shakespearean flair, and the Bard’s beloved gender-bending comedy, Twelfth Night. Together, these shows form an oddly complementary pair that examines gender, family, secrecy, deception, and relationships.


Theatre Games is a fast-paced psychodrama by emerging Midwestern playwright Pharyne Stephney that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats. When five Shakespeare characters find themselves stranded in an abandoned theatre with a script, a princess, and a guy named Bill, they must piece together the convoluted machinations of their boss before it’s too late. But when everyone’s script is a secret, who’s to say what’s written and what’s improvised? Reminiscent of Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs, this never-before-seen play directed by Jake Russell Thompson takes us into an unraveling world of crime, secrets, and psychopathy.


Twelfth Night counteracts the darkness of Theatre Games with the Bard’s signature heart and wit in one of his most pro-LGBTQ+ works. A diverse ensemble presents this comedy of music, poetry, and unrequited love – the basis for the hit film She’s the Man – with all the color and energy of a 1980s music video. Directed by Nick Hurtgen and Shanna Theiste, Shakespeare’s hilarious adventure into love, gender, and identity in Illyria is the breath of fresh air we need this spring. Our May 12 show is a late-nite “unrated” version that begins at 9pm. Come for the laughs, stay for the love.


Patrons can purchase “twin ticket” sets for both shows at a discounted price.



Theatre Games features strong language, some sexual content, and violence against men and women. Recommended for ages 14 and up.



Theatre Games: 90 minutes (with 15-minute intermission)

Twelfth Night: 2 hours (with 15-minute intermission)




Performing Arts | Theatre



Theatre Games by Pharyne Stephney | Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare



Voices Found Repertory

Theatre Games directed by Jake Russell Thompson

Twelfth Night directed by Nick Hurtgen and Shanna Theiste



Theatre Games: May 3-7, 2017

Twelfth Night: May 10-14, 2017


Performance Dates – Theatre Games

Wednesday, May 3 @ 7:30pm

Thursday, May 4 @ 7:30pm

Friday, May 5 @ 7:30pm

Saturday, May 6 @ 2:00pm

Saturday, May 6 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, May 7 @ 2:00pm


Performance Dates – Twelfth Night

Wednesday, May 10 @ 7:30pm

Thursday, May 11 @ 7:30pm

Friday, May 12 @ 9:00pm

Saturday, May 12 @ 2:00pm

Saturday, May 13 @ 7:30pm

Sunday, May 14 @ 2:00pm



The Arcade Theatre (at the Underground Collaborative) | 161 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203



Free street parking after 6:00pm and all day Sunday

Surface lots between Michigan & Clybourne/2nd & Plankinton

The Shops at Grand Avenue garage on Plankinton Ave. (between Michigan & Wisconsin)


Handicapped Access

Elevator located via the Wisconsin Ave. entrance to the Shops at Grand Avenue



General Admission: $12



$10 for artists/educators with a valid ID or recent program

$9 for seniors/students with valid ID

May 3 at 7:30pm and May 12 at 11:00pm are pay-what-you-can performances


Twin Ticket Special – includes 1 ticket to Theatre Games and Twelfth Night

General: $20

Artists/Educators: $17
Students/Seniors: $15


CONTACT | (414) 254-2553 |



Voices Found Repertory is dedicated to creating theatre that unifies its audience and to upholding an inclusive safe space for exploration, communication, and empathy. Our goal is to produce fresh and invigorated stagings of Shakespeare’s plays as well as to create a platform for new works. We believe in the power of the arts and strive to use our responsibility as artists for the good of our community.

Join us for a fundraiser celebrating our love of alcohol and nerdiness as we take Shakespeare to a galaxy far, far away.

March 27at the Underground Collaborative – downstairs in the Shops at Grand Avenue, 161 W Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203

Doors open at 6:30 – snacks, drinks, and more available for purchase.

Costume contest at 7:00 – winner receives a free drink and 2 vouchers for Bard & Bourbon’s MACBETH

Staged reading and drinking game at 7:30

Donations accepted at the door. 
All proceeds go toward Bard & Bourbon’s Memorial Day weekend production of MACBETH


Milwaukee Opera Theatre presents:


March 16 – 26, 2017

We’re reuniting the original cast for a revival of our mad-cap, smash-hit, 2015 production. Now with even more cowbell! Join us in the town of Titipu for a Mikado like no other!

Directed by Jill Anna Ponasik and Catie O’Donnell
Music Direction by Ruben Piirainen, with special assistance from Michael “Ding” Lorenz
Choreography by James Zager

The Mikado: Doug Jarecki
Ko-Ko: Jason Powell
Nanki-Poo: Nathan Wesselowski
Pooh-Bah: Joseph Riggenbach
Pish-Tush: Doug Clemons (March 16, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25 at 7:30)
Kelly Doherty (March 25 at 2:00, March 26)
Katisha: Diane Lane
Yum-Yum: Susan Wiedmeyer
Pitti-Sing: Allison Hull
Peep-Bo: Heidi Boyd
The Ensemble: Alicia York and Kelly Doherty

Next Act Theatre’s Performance Space
255 S Water St., Milwaukee, WI 53204

Performance Dates and Times
Thursday, March 16 at 7:30 PM (Preview)
Friday, March 17 at 7:30 PM (Opening)
Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 PM
Monday, March 20 at 7:30 PM (Industry Night)
Friday, March 24 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 PM
Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 26 at 2:00 PM

Center (Section 2): $28
Side (Sections 1 & 3): $22
Preview/Industry Night: All seats $18

Tickets available at or 414.278.0765.


THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Artist Matinee – Marquette Theatre
Marquette Theatre announces special artist rate tickets for a matinee of THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH. Artist tickets will be sold for $9 and are available for the show at 11:00 am on Friday, February 24. Tickets can be purchased at the door a half-hour before curtain or by calling (414) 288-7505. The show’s run will continue from Wednesday, February 22 to Sunday, Wednesday 26.
Written by Thornton Wilder and directed by Jamie Cheatham, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH is a comedy that mixes satire, burlesque and farce. The Marquette production promises to be like nothing you’ve seen before on the Helfaer stage. Follow Wilder’s “first family,” the Antrobus family, from the ice age straight up to present day. This tenacious clan lives through the invention of the wheel, the Great Flood, and all of the frustration and liberation of building a better world, as they struggle to survive by the skin of their teeth.
All Marquette Theatre performances take place at the Helfaer Theatre on Marquette University’s campus, located at 525 N. 13th St. For tickets to other performances, or for more information, visit and”


Hey friends, we just opened a marvelously entertaining new rendition of Robin Hood which is playing at the Todd Wehr Theatre and we’ve got a PWYC this Tuesday, February 20th,  at 7:00pm.–Events/2016-17-Season/Robin-Hood/?gclid=CjwKEAiAxKrFBRDm25f60OegtwwSJABgEC-ZM_QAA-l_Z9LC7NoipW1QFgeFriksR_wOao-3brhLEhoCF4jw_wcB


TICKETS: $20 general , $10 student (with ID) at the Door

Fruition of a Delusion follows Ruby on her quirky quest to solve the world’s energy crisis with the help of some popular scientists!
An original work presented by Cooperative Performance on:
Feb.10-11 at 8pm (Fri&Sat)
Feb 17-18 at 8pm (Fri&Sat)
Feb 24 at 8pm (Friday)
Feb 25 at 3pm AND 8pm (Saturday)
This unique performance will be held at Marquette University’s Opus College of Engineering’s visualization lab, MARVL, in room #028 on the lower level of the Engineering Hall, 1637 W. Wisconsin Ave.
~ 3D GLASSES will be provided to audiences for a fully immersive magical fantasy experience told with text, music, movement and a RUBE GOLDBERG machine.
*Due to LIMITED SEATING, pre-ordering tickets is recommended. For more information, visit
Engineering Hall, Marquette University
1637 W Wisconsin Ave
Room #028
Milwaukee, WI 53233
**Street Parking
TICKETS: $20 general , $10 student (with ID)


Music by W. A. Mozart / Libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder

English Translation by Daniel J. Brylow


Music, movement, and a giant snake collide in this collaboration between three of Milwaukee’s most inventive performing arts groups! Featuring performers from
Quasimondo Physical Theatre, Milwaukee Opera Theatre, and Cadance Collective.


Performance Dates & Times:
Friday, January 20 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 21 – 1:00 PM
Monday, January 23 – 7:30 PM
Wednesday, January 25 – 7:30 PM
Friday, January 27 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 28 – 1:00 PM
Sunday, January 29 – 1:00 PM
Tickets: $28 General / $18 Student and Artist
To order tickets, visit or call 1-800-838-3006


Location: Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53208


Stage Direction: Jill Anna Ponasik and Brian Rott        Music Direction: Paula Foley Tillen



Tamino: Benjamin Ludwig                                     Pamina: Jennifer Hansen

Queen of the Night: Sarah Richardson              Sarastro: Mark Corkins

Papageno: Nathan Wesselowski                         Papagena: Christal Wagner

First Lady: Tiana Sorenson                                  First Spirit: Jenni Reinke

Second Lady: Erin Sura                                        Second Spirit: Jessi Miller

Third Lady: Jackie Willis                                       Third Spirit: Andrew Parchman


For more information:


Contact:          Jill Anna Ponasik

Artistic Director, Milwaukee Opera Theatre