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November 14 – December 17, 2017

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Production History 2000-Present

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2000-2001 47th Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Work Song: Three Views of Frank Lloyd Wright by Jeffrey Hatcher and Eric Simonson *
Engaged by W.S. Gilbert
'Art' by Yasmina Reza
Dinah Was by Oliver Goldstick
Sounding The River: Huck Finn Revisted by Edward Morgan *
Anna Karenina adapted by Helen Edmundson
Stiemke Theater
The Weir by Conor Mcpherson
Guys On Ice Book and Lyrics by Fred Alley; Music by James Kaplan
The Memory Of Water by Shelagh Stephenson
Wit by Margaret Edson
The Marvelous Wonderettes by Roger Bean
Stackner Cabaret
A Brief History Of White Music by Dee Dee Thomas and David Tweedy
Maybe Baby, It's You by Charlie Shanian & Shari Simpson
Route 66 by Roger Bean *
The Bachelors Book and Lyrics by Fred Alley; Music by James Kaplan; Story by Fred Alley and James Kaplan *
Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan

2001-2002 48th Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
The Front Page by Ben Hecht & Charles Macarthur
The Magic Fire Written and Directed by Lillian Garrett-Groag
Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring
Anna Christie by Eugene O'neill
Jitney by August Wilson
The Shaughraun by Dion Boucicault
Stiemke Theater
Buried Child by Sam Shepard
A Skull In Connemara by Martin Mcdonagh
Lovers and Executioners by John Strand
The Bachelors Book and Lyrics by Fred Alley Music by James Kaplan, Story by Fred Alley and James Kaplan
Stackner Cabaret
8-Track The Sounds Of The 70’s Written and Directed by Rick Seeber *
My Way: A Musical Tribute To Frank Sinatra by Todd Olson
Little by Little Music by Brad Ross, Lyrics by Ellen Greenfield and Hal Hackady Story by Annette Jolles & Ellen Greenfield
Beach Blanket Bash! Written and Directed by Roger Bean *
Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan

2002-2003 49th Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Moby Dick by Eric Simonson *
Escape From Happiness by George F. Walker
The Hollow by Agatha Christie
Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
All My Sons by Arthur Miller
The Mill On The Floss by George Eliot, adapted by Helen Edmundson
Stiemke Theater
Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance
Proof by David Auburn
Inventing Van Gogh by Steven Dietz
The Lonesome West by Martin Mcdonagh
Stackner Cabaret
Oil City Symphony by Mike Craver, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk and Mary Murfitt
Sophie Tucker: American Legend by Jack Fournier and Kathy Halenda
King Of Cool: Nat King Cole - The Life, The Man Book by David Scully; Musical Arrangements by John Engerman *
Fully Committed by Becky Mode
Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan

2003-2004 50th Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Richard III by William Shakespeare Directed by Eric Simonson
Mary Stuart by Johann Christoph Friedrich Schiller, Translated by Robert David Macdonald, Directed by Joseph Hanreddy
The Foreigner by Larry Shue, Directed by J.R. Sullivan
Napoli Milionaria by Eduardo De Filipo, Translated by Maria Tucci, Directed by Lillian Groag
A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen, Directed by László Martón
The Cripple Of Inishmaan by Martin Mcdonagh, Directed by Marshall Mason
Stiemke Theater
The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon
Suburban Motel by George F. Walker
True West by Sam Shepard
Stackner Cabaret
2 Pianos, 4 Hands by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt
Winter Wonderettes by Roger Bean
The One That Got Away - A Fred Alley Review compiled by James Kaplan and Jeff Herbst *
Jazz Royalty by David Scully *  
Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan

2004-2005 51st Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
The Story by Tracy Scott Wilson
You Can't Take It With You by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Yes. No. (Maybe So...) by Pirandellol; adapted by Joseph Hanreddy *
Bach At Leipzig by Itamar Moses
Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde
Stiemke Theater
Cyrano Adpated by Jo Roets; Translated by Audrey Van Tuyckom
Guys On Ice Book and Lyrics by Fred Alley; Music by James Kaplan
The Underpants by Steve Martin
The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? by Edward Albee
Stackner Cabaret
The Magic Banjo Created and Performed by Michael J. Miles
Tomfoolery Words and Music Of Tom Lehrer; adapted by Cameron Mackintosh and Robin Ray; Muscial Arrangements by Chris Walker and Robert Fischer
Lana Mae's Honky-Tonk Laundry by Roger Bean; Musical Arrangements by Brian Baker *
Chaps! by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner
Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan

2005-2006 52nd Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
A Flea In Her Ear by Georges Feydeau
The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl
Laughing Stock by Charles Morey
Sueño by Jose Rivera
A Month In The Country by Brian Friel
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure by Steven Dietz *
Stiemke Theater
I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given To Me by A Young Lady From Rwanda by Sonja Linden
Bad Dates by Teresa Rebeck
Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage
Guys On Ice Book and Lyrics by Fred Alley; Music by James Kaplan
Tuesdays With Morrie Based On The Book by Mitch Albom; adapted by Jeffery Hatcher
Stackner Cabaret
Blue Rose: The Rosemary Clooney Story Book by David Scully; Musical Arrangements by John Engerman *
The Andrews Brothers by Roger Bean *
The Polish Diva from Milwaukee by Terry Palasz
Ellington: The Life & Music Of The Duke by David Scully *
The Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan

2006-2007 53rd Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
King Lear by William Shakespeare

Gem Of The Ocean by August Wilson

Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin

Translations by Brian Friel

The Voysey Inheritance by Harley Granville-Barker

Tartuffe by Moliére
Stiemke Theater
Half Life by John Mighton
Guys On Ice Book and Lyrics by Fred Alley; Music by James Kaplan
Frozen by Bryony Lavery
The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams
The Nerd by Larry Shue
Stackner Cabaret
Sam Cooke - Forever Mr. Soul by Kevin Ramsey *
Why Do Fools Fall In Love? by Roger Bean *
They Came From Way Out There by Jahnna Beecham, Malcolm Hillgartner and Michael Hume
Lady Day At Emerson's Bar & Grill by Lanie Robertson
The Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan

2007-2008 54th Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand; Translated by Brian Hooker

Doubt by John Patrick Shanley

The Norman Conquests by Alan Ayckbourn

Glengarry Glen Ross by David Mamet

The Night Is A Child by Charles Randolph-Wright
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Armadale by Jeffery Hatcher *
Stiemke Theater
Edward Albee's Seascape
The Bachelors Book and Lyrics by Fred Alley; Music by James Kaplan. Story by Fred Alley and James Kaplan
Enchanted April Based On The Novel by Elizabeth Von Arnin adapted by Matthew Barber
Endgame by Samuel Beckett
Another Midsummer Night McGivern by John Mcgivern
Stackner Cabaret
Life Could Be A Dream by Roger Bean *
Carolin' Carolynne's Is Comin' To Town Conceived and Written Carolynne Warren *
Grafton City Blues Conceived and Written by Kevin Ramsey *
Hula Hoop Sha-Boop by Larry Deckel, John Leicht and John Tanner
The Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan

2008-2009 55th Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
State Of The Union by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Eurydice by Sara Ruhl
The Blonde, The Brunette and The Vengeful Redhead by Robert Hewett
Trouble In Mind by Alice Childress
Pride and Prejudice adapted from the novel by Jane Austen *
The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov
Stiemke Theater
I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright
Guys On Ice Book and Lyrics by Fred Alley; Music by James Kaplan. Story by Fred Alley and James Kaplan
Mirandolina by Carlo Goldoni
I Just Stopped by To See The Man by Stephen Jeffreys
Stackner Cabaret
Isn't It Romantic by David Koch *
Greater Tuna by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard
Dogpark: The Musical by Jahnna Beecham, Malcolm Hillgartner and Michael J. Hume *
Fire On The Bayou: A Mardi Gras Musical Extravaganza by Kevin Ramsey *  
The Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dicken; adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan

2009-2010 56th Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
The Government Inspector adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher From The Original by Nikolai Gogol
Happy Now? by Lucinda Coxon
The Lady With All The Answers by David Rambo
Yankee Tavern by Steven Dietz
The Seafarer by Conor Mcpherson
Seven Keys To Slaughter Peak by Joseph Hanreddy. Based on the novel by Earl Derr Biggers and the play by George M. Cohan *
Stiemke Theater
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion, Based On Her Memoir
Almost, Maine by John Cariani
Radio Golf by August Wilson
Stackner Cabaret
Soultime At The Apollo by Kevin Ramsey *
Holmes & Watson: A Musical Mystery by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner *
Route 66 by Roger Bean
Pearl Bailey...by Request Concept by Roz White, Book by Roz White & Thomas W Jones Ii
The Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dicken; adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan

2010/11 57th Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Cabaret Book by Joe Masteroff, Based On The Play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb.
Bombshells by Joanna Murray-Smith
The 39 Steps adapted by Patrick Barlow, From The Novel by John Buchan, From The Movie by Alfred Hitchcock.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson
Death Of A Salesman by Arthur Miller
Stiemke Studio
My Name Is Asher Lev Written and Directed by Aaron Posner
Speaking In Tongues by Andrew Bovell
Rep Lab: A Short-Play Festival Featuring The Rep’s Artistic Intern Ensemble.
Stackner Cabaret
Laurel & Hardy by Tom Mcgrath
Liberace! Written and Directed by Brent Hazelton *
Nobody Lonesome For Me by Lanie Robertson
Bomb-Itty Of Errors An Ad-Rap-Tation Of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy Of Errors by Jordan Allen-Duttun, Jason Catalano, Gregory Qaiyum and Erik Weiner, Music by Jeffrey Qaiyum
The Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan

2011/12 58th Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Ten Chimneys by Jeffrey Hatcher
Lombardi by Eric Simonson, Based on the book When Pride Still Mattered: A Life Of Vince Lombardi by David Maraniss
Next To Normal Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey, Music by Tom Kitt
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, adapted by Christopher Sergel
Othello by William Shakespeare
Stiemke Studio
Yellowman by Dael Orlandersmith
In The Next Room Or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl
Rep Lab: A Short-Play Festival Featuring The Rep’s Artistic Intern Ensemble.
Stackner Cabaret
From My Hometown Conceived by Lee Summers, Written by Lee Summers, Ty Stephens and Herbert Rawlings, Jr.
Song Man Dance Man Created and Performed by Jon Peterson
The Complete Works Of Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield.
Always…Patsy ClineWritten and Originally Directed by Ted Swindley, Based On A True Story.
The Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan

2012/13 59th Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Assassins by Stephen Sondheim, Book by John Weidman, Based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr.
The Diary Of Anne Frank Dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen, adapted by Mark Healy
Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
A Raisin In The Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Stiemke Studio
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall
How The World Began by Catherine Trieschmann
Rep Lab: A Short-Play Festival Featuring The Rep’s Artistic Intern Ensemble.
Stackner Cabaret
Gutenberg! The Musical! Written by Anthony King and Stephen Brown
Blues In The Night Written and Originally Directed by Sheldon Epps, Original Vocal Arrangements and Musical Director by Chapman Roberts, Orchestrations and Additional Vocal Arrangements by Sy Johnson.
Mind Over Milwaukee Created and Performed by Marc Salem
Ring Of Fire: The Music Of Johnny Cash Created and Directed by Richard Maltby, Jr., Conceived by William Meade, Orchestrations by Stephen Bishop and Jeff Lisenby
The Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan
Special Event
One Night With Janis Joplin Created, Written and Directed by Randy Johnson

2013/14 60th Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Ragtime Book by Terrence Mcnally, Music by Stephen Flaherty, Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Noises Off by Michael Frayn
End Of The Rainbow by Peter Quilter
An Iliad adapted From Homer, by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’hare, Translation by Robert Fagles
The History Of Invulnerability by David Bar Katz
Stiemke Studio
Venus In Fur by David Ives
The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez
Rep Lab: A Short-Play Festival Featuring The Rep’s Artistic Intern Ensemble.
Stackner Cabaret
I Left My Heart: A Salute To The Music Of Tony Bennett Created by David Grapes and Todd Olson, Arrangements by Vince Di Mura
Forever Plaid Written by Stuart Ross, Arrangements by James Raitt
Woody Sez: The Life and Music Of Woody Guthrie Devised by David M. Lutken, Nick Corley, Darcie Deaville, Helen Jean Russell and Andy Teirstein
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Conceived by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr., Musical Adaptations by Luther Henderson, Vocal and Musical Concepts by Jeffrey Gutcheon, Vocal Arrangements by Jeffrey Gutcheon and William Elliot
The Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan

2014/15 61st Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
The Color Purple Book by Marsha Norman, Music and Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray
Harvey by Mary Chase
Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire
Five Presidents by Rick Cleveland *
Peter and The Starcatcher A Play by Rick Elice, adapted from the novel by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson, Music by Wayne Barker
Stiemke Studio
after all the terrible things I do by A. Rey Pamatmat *
The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey
Rep Lab: A Short-Play Festival Featuring The Rep’s Artistic Intern Ensemble
Stackner Cabaret
The Doyle & Debbie Show by Bruce Arntson
Liberace! Written and Directed by Brent Hazelton
The Beautiful Music All Around Us Written and Performed by Stephen Wade *
Low Down Dirty Blues by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman
The Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan

2015/16 62nd Season
Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Dreamgirls music by Henry Krieger, book and lyrics by Tom Eyen 
The Mousetrap Agatha Christie 
Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck 
American Song Joanna Murray-Smith * 
Fences August Wilson 
Stiemke Studio
The Lion Benjamin Scheuer 
The Invisible Hand Ayad Akhtar
Rep Lab: A Short-Play Festival Featuring The Rep’s Artistic Intern Ensemble
Stackner Cabaret
Back Home Again: On The Road With John Denver Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman *
Guys on Ice book and lyrics by Fred Alley, music by James Kaplan 
The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith by Angelo Parra 
Sirens of Song Conceived and Directed by Kevin Ramsey, Text by Pearl Ramsey and Kevin Ramsey *
The Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and Edward Morgan 

2016-2017 63rd Season
Quadracci Powerhouse
Man of La Mancha Dale Wasserman
The Foreigner Larry Shue
Disgraced Ayad Ahktar
The Glass Menagerie Tennessee Williams
Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
Stiemke Studio
The Royale Marco Ramirez 
Grounded
George Brant
Rep Lab: A Short-Play Festival 
Featuring The Rep’s Emerging Professional Residents

Stackner Cabaret

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill Lanie Robertson
I Love a Piano Ray Roderick and Michael Berkeley
McGuire Dick Enberg *
An Evening with Groucho Frank Ferrante
Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol adapted by Mark Clements * 

2017-2018 64th Season
Quadracci Powerhouse
Guys and Dolls Frank Loesser
Holmes and Watson Jeffery Hatcher
George Orwell’s
Animal Farm adapted by Ian Wooldridge
One House Over Catherine Trieschmann *
Our Town Thornton Wilder
Stiemke Studio
The Who & The What Ayad Akhtar
Rep Lab A Short-Play Festival featuring the Rep’s Emerging Professional Residents
Until The Flood Dael Orlandersmith
Stackner Cabaret
Souvenir Stephen Temperley
Murder for Two Joe Kinosian
Black Pearl Sings! Frank Higgins
Always...Patsy Cline Ted Swindley
Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol adapted by Mark Clements 

* World Premiere
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