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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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Stiemke Studio
April 4 - 8, 2019
Ninth Season
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The Chinese Lady

Final Week!

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 »

“Unforgettable… Stunning”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Thought-provoking… heart-wrenching”


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Things I Know To Be True

A Stirring Family Drama

Set over the course of one year, this innovative new play provides a unique perspective on the struggles the four adult Price children face to establish their identities and deal with personal crises. Learn More »

“Leaves you breathless”BroadwayWorld

“The acting is remarkable, from start to finish”
Dave Begel

“Sublime…beautiful and truthful”
Chicago Splash Magazine


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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 »



Things I Know To Be True Video Preview

Chad Bauman, Executive Director | 65th Anniversary Stories

Ring of Fire First Rehearsal

Audiences React | The Chinese Lady

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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Ring of Fire Casting Announced

Casting Announced For The Return Hit Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Ring of Fire features a multi-talented cast painting a musical portrait of The Man in Black. Making their Milwaukee Rep debuts will be: James David Larson, Kent M. Lewis, Corbin Mayer, and Paul Wyatt and in a return appearance Alex Keiper. Associate Artist Dan Kazemi serves as director and music director. 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.” Performances begin March 22 in the Stackner Cabaret.
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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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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.

Sun April 28, 5:00-7:00pm - Power & Money & Development
Sun May 5, 5:00-7:00pm - Power & Money & Redlining

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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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