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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



The Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company in association with The Waukesha Civic Theatre presents ACT Boot Camp. For the uninitiated, Combat Boot Camp challenges high school age playwrights, directors and actors to bring original scripts from initial concept to performance before a live audience … in only 2 days! Topics, locations, directors, and actors are all, literally, “pulled from a hat.” There is no advanced preparation, no warning, no mercy – just instinct, ability, and raw talent on display. Artists flying without a net!


Where: The Waukesha Civic Theatre, 264 W. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186

When: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at 7:30 pm

Adults- $13
Students/Seniors/Military- $11
Subscriber & Group Rate- $9

For more info visit:

Hop on it!boot-camp-bunny


Tomorrow, December 2nd, ENT Theater is delighted to open our premier production: This is Our Youth! The entire play takes place in an Upper West Side apartment in New York City in 1982. The action centers on two friends: twenty-one year old Dennis, whose father pays for his rent, and nineteen-year-old Warren, who has just stolen fifteen thousand dollars from his father. They have been caught up in the excesses of the “Me Generation” of the 1980s yet, at the same time, reject the elitist world of their parents. The plot is complicated by a young woman named Jessica who, along with Dennis, introduces Warren to the complexities of human relationships, especially the issues of loyalty and betrayal. As Lonergan focuses on the efforts of Dennis and Warren to return the cash to Warren’s father, he presents an acerbic look at this generation in its ironic struggle both to avoid and attain adulthood. The show will be taking place at the Arcade Theatre in the Underground Collaborative, and the show dates are as follows: December 2nd-3rd at 7:30 PM, 4th at 2:30 PM, 7th-10th at 7:30 PM and 11th at 2:30 PM. If you are interested in the show, please check out the following links:
Facebook Event:
Online Tickets: (Tickets also available at the door)
ENT Theater Website:

We look forward to seeing you there!



A new, live presentation of the sitcom Public TV will hit the Milwaukee ComedySportz Arena stage on Monday, November 21st at 7 pm!


From the warped and hilarious mind of Anthony Wood, creator of the hit Milwaukee holiday musical, A Cudahy Caroler Christmas, comes the comedy series about the uproarious goings-on at a local public television station.


The show, developed by Mr. Wood and his creative partner and wife, award winning filmmaker Claudia Looze, is based on their years working as freelance producers for Milwaukee Public TV. It follows the life of a young, naive producer as she starts her first days at the local PBS TV affiliate. The world of public television is not what she envisioned; as local Public TV is less about Downton Abbey and Nova, and more about sewing, yoga, model train collecting, pet care, pledge dives and hunting and fishing programs. We watch her hilariously deal with the bizarre personalities hosting the different shows she’s assigned to work on, and the mishaps that occur along the way.


The crew of the local station is also filled with oddball characters that include a production manager with severe sweat problems, a technical director with Tourette’s, a huge crew of doughnut loving technicians, and a handsome and witty producer who has vowed to make her his sworn enemy.  And let’s not forget Tim Conway!


The live reading, which will also be webcast worldwide, will be presented on the Arena Stage at ComedySportz, 420 S First Street in Milwaukee, at 7 pm. It will feature a cast of some of the Midwest’s finest acting talent, from American Player’s Theatre to First Stage Children’s Theatre, Next Act Theatre and ComedySportz. Notable names include Jim Pickering, Bo Johnson, Drew Brhel, Megan Kaminsky and Tim Higgins.


The show is free, first come first serve, with drinks and commiseration after the show in the ComedySportz Lounge.


Mr. Wood is available for interviews to chat more about the show and his creative history. Promotional materials and more info can be requested at:


Or call (608) 334-1980.