The Doyle & Debbie Show
By Bruce Arntson
Directed by JC Clementz
September 5 – November 2, 2014 — Stackner Cabaret
Called “hilarious, brilliant and drop-dead funny” by the Chicago Tribune, The Doyle & Debbie Show finds a washed-up country star and his newest singing partner dusting off their microphones and resurrecting a familiar signature sound. Singing 16 original hits, including “Stock Car Love” and “Blue Stretch Pants,” this hilarious send-up of country music duos will have you doubled-over with laughter and roaring for an encore.
Back By Popular Demand!
By and Directed by Brent Hazelton
November 7, 2014 – January 11, 2015 — Stackner Cabaret
Born less than 10 miles from where Milwaukee Rep now stands, Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, flash, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one last chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs, including “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “Chopsticks,” and “The Boogie Woogie.” Milwaukee favorite, Jack Forbes Wilson, will reprise his iconic performance as the man who defined four decades of music and pop culture.
The Beautiful Music All Around Us
By Stephen Wade
Directed by KJ Sanchez
January 16 – March 15, 2015 — Stackner Cabaret
Legendary musician and 2013 Grammy-nominee Stephen Wade brings his near-lifetime exploration of Southern musical traditions to the Stackner. Best known for his long-running one-man show, Banjo Dancing, Stephen's newest piece is based on his award-winning recent book that uncovers the largely hidden but surprisingly influential makers of iconic American folksong. Drawn from the celebrated Library of Congress field recordings of the 1930s and '40s, this exhilarating theatrical concert features spoken word, projected images, and live music-making. The Beautiful Music All Around Us is guaranteed to be a performance unlike any you have ever seen.
Low Down Dirty Blues
By Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman
March 20 – May 24, 2015 — Stackner Cabaret
The night club may be closed, but the party is just heating up. Join a group of musician/singers as they gather after-hours to swap stories and share their fervor for music. Four multi-talented performers pour their passion, soul, and love into the greatest hits from Muddy Waters, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Howlin’ Wolf, Pearl Bailey, and many more. Twenty-two smokin’ songs, non-stop blues riffs, titillating double-entendres, and hot rhythms keep the theater sultry and steamy from the first note to the last.
Program, artists and prices subject to change.