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Upcoming Events

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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Now Playing

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

A New Play 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 »


Milwaukee Rep InSider | 65th Season Launch, Stackner Renovations…

Black Pearl Sings! Show Trailer

First Rehearsal For The
World Premiere Of One House Over

Catherine Trieschmann on One House Over

In The News

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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Join Us For Events That Spark Dialogue About The Issues Facing Our Community

This Spring The Rep will host over 80 community engagement events as part of The Neighbor Series. Our productions of One House Over, Until the Flood and Our Town invite conversation about what it means to be a neighbor. Our goal is to connect the stories on our stages to the stories of Milwaukee. Most events are free and open to the public.
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Announcing Our
2018/19 Season

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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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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Rep Board Of Trustees
Elects Three New Members

At the January meeting Milwaukee Rep’s Board elected three new members including Brookfield native Ayad Akhtar, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Also joining the board are Bladen Burns, SVP and Partner at Fiduciary Management, and Deborah Tomczyk, Partner and Chair of the Real Estate Practice Group at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren.
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Support The Rep Beyond Your
Lifetime with A Planned Gift

Translate your love of great theater into a legacy of support ensuring that Milwaukee Rep will continue to delight and challenge audiences for generations to come and maintain its reputation as one of the top regional theaters in the country. Join others who have made an estate or planned gift to The Rep as part of the Limelight Legacy Society.
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