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Stackner Cabaret
January 19 – March 18, 2018
The Song is the Story
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Quadracci Powerhouse
February 27 – March 25, 2018
World Premiere Event
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Stiemke Studio
March 13 – April 22, 2018
A New Play Ripped From The Headlines
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Stackner Cabaret
March 23 – May 20, 2018
The Return Of A Sold-Out Hit!
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Black Pearl Sings

“Luminous performances”

Music bridges racial divisions in this powerful story based on real life 1933 events. Black Pearl Sings! explores what it means to fight for one’s soul in a world where anyone can be a commodity. Learn More »

“Fascinating… Exuberant… Awe-Inspiring” - Broadway World

“An Entertaining Evening of Music” - OnMilwaukee

“First-Rate… Moving and Thoughtful” - Shepherd Express

Coming Soon

One House Over

A World Premiere Production

A brilliantly funny and provocative new piece by one of today’s hottest playwrights, it’s an empathetic but searing examination of boundaries, power, privilege, and fear in a single backyard. Learn More »

 

Until The Flood

Ripped From The Headlines

From celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman), comes an extraordinary theatrical event that explores the reactions of the St. Louis region to the shooting of Michael Brown. The result is a theatrical mosaic that explores how a community heals and grows together. Learn More »

“An urgent moral inquest” - New York Times

Videos

"Until The Flood" Show Trailer

Black Pearl Sings! Show Trailer

First Rehearsal For The
World Premiere Of One House Over

Catherine Trieschmann on One House Over

In The News

Announcing Our 2018/19 Season
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We are thrilled to announce our 65th Anniversary Season featuring the largest season in a decade with five World, American and Regional Premiere Productions including Ayad Akhtar’s play Junk and expanded programming in the Stiemke Studio. Subscriptions on sale now!
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ACT II - Until The Flood

After every performance of Until the Flood, hear a 5-minute response from a local community leader and then join fellow audience members in small group conversations facilitated by the Frank Zeidler Center for Public Discussion. With the success of Act II for American Song and Disgraced, these dialogues are a sought-after audience experience that you won't want to miss.
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Vets Light Up the Arts

The Rep is a proud partner of the 2nd Annual “Vets Light Up the Arts.” This all-veteran arts showcase will be hosted at 88Nine Radio Milwaukee on Friday, March 9. Presented in partnership with the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce and Feast of Crispian the evening includes an art gallery and live performances of music, drama, dance, and more. Tickets are $10.
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Join Us For A
New Play Reading

Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program presents a play reading of:

The Thanksgiving Play
By Larissa FastHorse
Directed by Leda Hoffman
Dramaturged by Deanie Vallone, Literary Associate
Monday, March 19, 6:30pm
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Community Engagement Practitioners
Will Flock to Milwaukee For Summit

In March more than 130 community engagement practitioners, educators and artists from 26 states and 76 organizations will convene at The Rep for a first of its kind conference. The summit is an opportunity for participants to collectively envision a future for community engagement in the American Theater. While the summit is by invitation only, the panels will be livestreamed on HowlroundTV.
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Stackner Cabaret To Undergo A
$1.75 Million Renovation

This summer the Stackner Cabaret will go through a much needed update. The renovation will provide state of the art production capabilities, comfortable new seats and tables, a new kitchen and bar to serve up the most delicious meals and best cocktails as well as increased seating. The renovation will also feature a new entrance as well as an outer lobby bar and seating area.
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