Performing Arts

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

There are a number of great classic ballets that almost everyone has heard about: Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake

Giselle is on that list as well. It’s a typical fairytale story: a young peasant girl falls in love with a nobleman pretending to be a peasant and dies of fright when his true identity is revealed. The second act is all about anger and revenge, and ultimately forgiveness.

Kalliope Vocal Arts

The musical “Rent” took Broadway by storm when it first premiered in 1994.  It tells the story of a young group of friends living on Manhattan’s lower east side in what might politely be described as “squalor.”  It tackled a variety of social issues such as poverty and HIV, but also age-old questions of identity.

Florentine Opera

Sinclair Lewis’s 1927 novel, Elmer Gantry, is considered one of the masterpieces of early 20th Century American literature.

Ross Zentner

What happens when you combine the loss of a loved one with a road trip? At In Tandem Theatre, you get the new play Come Back by local playwright Neil Haven.

Lila Aryan

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's current production is set in South Africa but will have people thinking about race everywhere.

nextact.org

The ferocious talent of Wisconsin actress Marti Gobel will once again be on view in town.

Bonnie North

The strum of the banjo is a distinctly American sound. 

Oconomowoc Arts Center

It’s a play that has been performed around the world, but each night by a different actor. 

Bonnie North

When most people think of tango, they think of sex.  And that’s by design – the music and dance originated in the bordellos of Bueno Aires at the turn of the last century.

Joan Marcus / ©Disney

The stage spectacular The Lion King is playing in town right now. Meet a Milwaukee native who helps ensure that all of the puppets withstand the stresses of the road.

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