www.MilwaukeeRep.com | @MilwRep MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATER HOLDS SPECIAL ONE DAY SALE ON MONDAY, JUNE 18 FOR THE TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL “IN THE HEIGHTS”

 Milwaukee Repertory Theater kicks off the 65th Anniversary Season with the four-time Tony Award- winning musical In the Heights with the music and lyrics byHamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.  In order to avoid Hamilton– like ticket prices, buy tickets on the One Day Sale Monday, June 18 and save 25% off all adult tickets when using promotional code HEIGHTS.  Tickets start as low as $26.50 and can be purchased at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, by calling the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490 or in person at 108 E. Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee.  The Rep’s Ticket Office will be open from 9am – 6pm for the One Day Sale and the special pricing will be available online from 7am – 11:59pm.  In the Heights runs September 18 – October 28, 2018 in the Quadracci Powerhouse.  Read more

Skylight Music Theatre Stages An Ingenious “URINETOWN”

Reviewed by: Matthew Perta
Highly Recommended
Did I really want to see a politically charged Broadway show about corporate greed and social irresponsibility, that’s also supposed to be a bit on the gross side, especially on the night of a bad news day?  (There was another tragic school shooting, this time in Texas, earlier in the day.)  This was the question occupying my mind as I headed to the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward to review the Tony Award-winning Urinetown The Musical staged by the Skylight Music Theatre as its season finale. 

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First Stage’s Exhilarating “ANTARCTICA, WI“ Is Too Important A Play To Be Missed

Reviewed By: Matthew Perta

Highly Recommended

First Stage, a 30-year theater group in Milwaukee aimed at youngsters and families, bills itself as “transforming lives through theater.”  In staying true to its mission First Stage has partnered with the Filament Theatre in Chicago to co-commission the world premiere of Antarctica, WI, a play that recently opened in the Todd Wehr Theater of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee. Read more

Chita Rivera, Melissa Manchester, and More at the Concert for America on March 20

Tickets are on sale now for Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out!, at the Auditorium Theatre one night only on March 20. Featuring entertainment’s brightest stars, Concert for America debuted its monthly series to universal acclaim at the Town Hall in New York City on January 20, 2017.  The innovation of Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley (who also organized the Broadway for Orlando benefit recording of What the World Needs Now Is Love), Chicago’s Concert for America will feature two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera, Grammy winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Melissa Manchester, two-time Emmy winner Sharon Gless, SiriusXM’s Christine Pedi, blues singer Lynne Jordan, actor Marya Grandy, and cast members from Chicago’s Hamilton. Additional performers will be announced soon.

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RAISED Hosts Tin on Tin Cocktail Classic Mixology Competition

Raised, An Urban Rooftop Bar, Chicago’s most popular and buzzed about rooftop destination, located on the third floor at One West Wacker Drive in Chicago, has been officially announced as the host for the 2017 Tin on Tin Cocktail Classic Mixology Competition on March 27, 2017 from 4pm-9pm. Six Chicago bartenders will go head to head before judges Liz Pearce (Winner of Chicago Speed Rack), Brian Jaymont (Marriott Global Beverage Manager), Matt Schnieder (Certified Sommelier) and two elite judges to be announced March 1. The winner will receive a trip to the 2017 Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. Read more

CASTING IS COMPLETE FOR “SPAMILTON,” THE SMASH OFF-BROADWAY HIT BEGINNING AT THE ROYAL GEORGE THEATRE MARCH 3

Spamilton,” the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s sensation, “Hamilton,” has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). Created by Tony Award honoree Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind “Forbidden Broadway,” the “smart, silly and compulsively funny show” (The New York Times) features an all-Chicago ensemble including Donterrio Johnson, Adam LaSalle, Michelle Lauto, Eric Andrew Lewis, Yando Lopez and David Robbins. “Spamilton” begins performances Friday, March 3 at the Royal George Theatre’s Cabaret/Studio Theatre. The Press Opening is set for Sunday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($59 – $99) can be purchased at the Royal George Theatre’s box office online or by calling 312.988.9000. Read more

MILWAUKEE REP’S “MCGUIRE” FEATURING ANTHONY CRIVELLO BEGINS JAN. 20

Milwaukee Repertory Theater  celebrates a local legend with McGuire, the newly expanded one man show about Marquette University’s basketball coach Al McGuire in the Stackner Cabaret this January 20 – March 19McGuire is part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Marquette basketball and the 40th anniversary of the Championship season.   Read more

STAR PLAZA THEATRE IN MERRILLVILLE TO REMAIN OPEN

Charlie Blum, president and CEO of Star Productions, today announced that plans to shutter the Star Plaza Theatre have been reversed; the iconic theater with a decades-long history of presenting concerts, comedians and arts programming, will continue operating as it has in the past.  On August 9, 2016, Blum had announced that the theater was slated to close in May 2017 as it would be significantly impacted by the razing of the adjacent Radisson Hotel and the construction of the a new hotel on the property.  Read more

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