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 19. McGuire is part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Marquette basketball and the 40th anniversary of the Championship season.

McGuire is written by Emmy-winning and Hall of Fame sports broadcaster Dick Enberg. Mr. Enberg’s broadcasting career spans over six decades where his signature “Oh, My!” can be recognized around the world. He was the TV announcer for Al McGuire’s Marquette games in the 1970s, including the ’77 National Championship and later was paired with him for over 20 years as a broadcasting team, thus creating a memorable friendship.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents “McGuire” in the Stackner Cabaret January 20 – March 19, 2017. Featuring Anthony Crivello. Photo by Michael Brosilow.

Making his Milwaukee Rep debut, McGuire stars Tony Award-winner and Milwaukee native Anthony Crivello in the title role that portrays the uncommonly funny and profound man behind the legend. Before performing on Broadway and appearing numerous times on the big and small screen, Mr. Crivello was courtside with Coach McGuire during the 1974/75 basketball season as captain of the Marquette Cheerleading Squad. He later went on to bean Honored Member of Marquette University’s Century of Scholarship and the recipient of the Marquette University’s College of Speech & Communications distinguished 2003 Communicator of the Year Award. Just this past year he was inducted into the Marquette University/The Diedrich College of Communications ‘Hall Of Fame’ and honored with a plaque on permanent display in Johnson Hall.

McGuire features direction by Associate Artistic Director Brent Hazelton (Liberace!), set and video projection design by Kristin Ellert-Sakowski (Shrek! The Musical at First Stage), costume design by Milwaukee Rep’s Craftmaster Andrea Bouck, lighting design by Noelle Stollmack (An Iliad, The Beautiful Music All Around Us) and sound design by Erin Paige (The Doyle & Debbie Show).

McGuire begins performances January 20 and runs through March 19, 2017 in the Stackner Cabaret. Opening night is set for Sunday, January 22. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at 414-224-9490 or in person at the Ticket Office (108 E. Wells Street). McGuire is sponsored by Godfrey Kahn. The Rep is sponsored in part by The United Performing Arts Fund.

About Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee Rep is a nationally-recognized company that presents compelling dramas, powerful classics, award-winning contemporary works and full-scale musicals housed in its three unique performance venues – the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret. The Rep also produces an annual production of A Christmas Carol, which featured a World Premiere of a new adaptation in 2016, at the historic Pabst Theater. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman, Milwaukee Repertory Theater ignites positive change in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee’s rich diversity.