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Stackner Cabaret
January 18 – March 17, 2019
World Premiere Event
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Stiemke Studio
February 13 – March 24, 2019
A New Play By A Leading Voice In American Drama
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Quadracci Powerhouse
March 5 – 31, 2019
American Premiere
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Stackner Cabaret
March 22 – May 26, 2019
Back By Popular Demand
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River of Song

World Premiere Event

From the creators of The Rep’s hit production Back Home Again: On The Road With John Denver comes this exploration of the music and culture of America’s first superhighway, the Mississippi River. Performed by three world-class musicians, including David Lutken (Woody Sez, John Denver), it’s a journey through America’s Heartland you won't want to miss! Learn More »

“Flows with Power and Grace”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“A Showstopper… Performances Are First-Rate”
Shepherd Express


Now Playing

The Chinese Lady

New Play by a Leading Voice in American Drama

In 1834, Afong Moy was brought from Beijing to America and put on display as the “Chinese Lady.” Inspired by the true story of America’s first female Chinese immigrant, playwright Lloyd Suh unearths hidden history and questions the way we look at ourselves and others. Learn More »


Coming Soon

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Back By Popular Demand

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire features more than two dozen classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Ring of Fire” – performed by a multi-talented cast, painting a musical portrait of The Man in Black. Learn More »



Andrew Bovell on Things I Know To Be True

Mark Twain's River of Song Video Trailer

First Rehearsal, The Chinese Lady

First Rehearsal, Things I Know To Be True

In The News

Announcing Our 2019/20 Season!

15 Shows, 4 Venues And Nearly
700 Performances for our 2019/20 Season.

We’re thrilled to announce our 2019/20 Season, which celebrates the 10th Anniversary Season of Artistic Director Mark Clements.

The 2019/20 Season features:
» One of the most beloved musicals of all time – West Side Story
» Two world premieres including Antonio’s Song: Dreaming of a Son by Dael Orlandersmith and Antonio Edwards Suarez and Hootenanny: The Musicale by David M. Lutken
» Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the first musical ever produced in the Stiemke Studio
» Revival of a Rep classic, The Nerd by Larry Shue
» Contemporary rising star playwrights Danai Gurira, Karen Zacarias, Eleanor Burgess and Matthew Lopez
» 10th Anniversary of Reb Lab, a short play festival showcasing the Emerging Professional Residents

Subscriptions and Group Tickets Are Now On Sale!
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Things I Know to Be True Casting Announced

Casting Announced for American Premiere of Things I Know To Be True

Written by Australian playwright Andrew Bovell, the cast features four actors making their Milwaukee Rep debuts: Jordan Baker, Bill Geisslinger, Zach Fifer, Aubyn Heglie, Kevin Kantor and the return of Rep favorite Kelley Faulkner. The production is directed by Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements with stage and movement direction by first time collaborator Julia Rhoads, Artistic Director of Lucky Plush Productions a Chicago based dance company that is a unique hybrid of high-level dance and theater. With the American Premiere, parts of he play have been rewritten to move the location to a Midwestern town. Performance begin March 5 in the Quadracci Powerhouse.
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Join Us For Free

Following select performances of Mark Twain’s River of Song join cast member David Lutken and members of the community for a Hootenanny jam session. Bing your instrument and join in or just sit back and enjoy the free concert. Hootenannies will be on Thursday, February 21 and March 14.
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Milwaukee Rep EPRs

Join Us As An EPR For
The 2019/20 Season

Each season, The Rep welcomes ten to fifteen Emerging Professional Residents (EPRs) who join the company in order to gain valuable experience and to learn from experts in their fields. The residency program serves as an entry into professional theater. We have residency programs in: Acting/Directing, Casting, Company Management, Costumes, Education, Lighting and Stage Management. Learn more about how you can apply to participate.
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Power and Money Series

Many of the plays in Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s 2018/19 Season explore the relationship between Power & Money – how do power and money shape one another, and how do these forces shape individuals, communities, and society? Join us as we dive deeper into the relationship between Power & Money for a season-long conversation focusing on six of the plays in our season.

Fri Feb 22, approx. 9:30-10:00pm - Power & Money & Sideshows
Mon Feb 25, 5:30-7:30pm - Power & Money & Dumplings & Dialogue
Tue March 12, approx. 9:00-9:30pm - Power & Money & Orientalism

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Stackner Cabaret Grand Re-Opening
Performances Now Underway

After 31 years of performances, 20 months of planning, 16 weeks of renovations and 1.75 million dollars later, our Stackner Cabaret is complete and ready to open. Complete with capacity, new seats and tables, kitchen and outdoor bar patio, you won't want to leave after the performance!
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