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Stackner Cabaret
March 22 – May 26, 2019
Back By Popular Demand
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Stiemke Studio
April 12 – May 5, 2019
A Powerful New Play
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Quadracci Powerhouse
April 16 – May 12, 2019
A Classic From An American Master Playwright
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Ring of Fire

The Man in Black is Back

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. Featuring songs like “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” Ring of Fire promises to be a foot-stompin’, crowd pleasin’ salute to a uniquely American legend! Learn More »

“Powerful, skilled and emotionally moving cast”Dave Begel

“Astonishing to witness”
Showbiz Chicago


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Every Brilliant Thing

A Powerful New Play

A young boy tries to ease his mother’s depression with a list of everything worth living for: “Ice Cream,” “Star Trek,” “Surprises,” “Rollercoasters.” As the list grows, he learns the deep significance it has on his own life over three decades. It is a testament to the power of storytelling and a reminder that hope is never truly lost. Learn More »

“A truly inspiring show”Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Urban Milwaukee


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Two Trains Running

An August Wilson Classic

Torn between whether to gamble on an urban-renewal buyout or sell his building to a predatory businessman, he finds himself caught between idealism and brutal reality. From Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson comes this masterpiece about everyday lives in the shadow of great events, and of unsung citizens who are anything but ordinary, in the play The New York Times declared as “Mr. Wilson’s most adventurous and honest attempt to reveal the intimate heart of history.” Learn More »



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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 / I Was 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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Feast of Crispian

National Veterans Theater Festival
May 23-26, 2019

Feast of Crispian, a non-profit theater organization that uses the works of Shakespeare to work with military veterans, is proud to announce the first-ever National Veterans Theater Festival, which will take place at Milwaukee Rep’s Stiemke Studio May 23-26, 2019.

The festival will offer Milwaukee veteran and civilian audiences a chance to see performances by a wide array of veteran actors and artists who will explore issues of race, returning home, and processing their (military) experiences. Tickets and festival passes are now available!
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ACT II - Every Brilliant Thing

After every performance of Every Brilliant Thing, 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 Until The Flood, American Song, and Disgraced, these dialogues are a sought-after audience experience that you won't want to miss.
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2019 Curtain Call Ball - Milwaukee's Gem: A Sapphire Celebration

2019 Curtain Call Ball


Presented by BMO

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater will celebrate 65 years, its sapphire anniversary, on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the 2019 Curtain Call Ball. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities now available. Don't miss this historic, sparkling occasion!
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Prop Sale

Prop Sale Is Back!

Join us on Sat. April 20 from 10am to 2pm and help us clear out our storage. Everything is for sale at” Get This Stuff Out of Here” prices and features items such as the snowy trees from Christmas at Pemberley to wall arts and draperies from The Chinese lady. We’ve also got book cases, furniture, hand props, stair spindles, doors and so much more from our past productions.

Doors open at 10am and all sales are final and sold in “as is” condition. Payment is cash or check only. No credit cards!

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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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