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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


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 »

“Magnificent Five-Actor Cast… Heartbreakingly Poignant” - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Funny… Beautifully Nuanced” - OnMilwaukee

“A Compelling Story… Surprising Hilarity… A Sure-Fire Hit” - WI Gazette


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


"One House Over" Show Trailer

"Until The Flood" Show Trailer

Black Pearl Sings! Show Trailer

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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American Dervish

Ayad Akhtar, winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and Artistic Director Mark Clements will adapt Akhtar’s critically acclaimed first novel American Dervish for the stage to make its World Premiere at Milwaukee Rep in an upcoming season as part of the John (Jack) D. New Play Development Program.
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Created in Milwaukee Capital Campaign

Milwaukee Rep announces the completion of the Created in Milwaukee Capital Campaign. The campaign, which exceeded the $10 million goal for a total of $11.2 million, supports strategic priorities of The Rep including a new play development program and the community engagement initiative Mpact.
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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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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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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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