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THE PLAYS

The 2019/20 Season

A Comedic Classical Music Duel
2 Pianos 4 Hands
By Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt
Directed by Laura Braza
September 6 - November 3, 2019
Stackner Cabaret

For anyone who ever dreamed big—and then didn’t quite make it—comes the riotous story of two childhood friends who spent years chasing the same goal: concert pianist stardom. Two actors, two pianos, and dozens of characters grace the stage in this hilarious portrayal of pushy parents, eccentric teachers, and the triumphs and tortures of being extraordinarily good musicians. Featuring the music of Bach, Beethoven, Billy Joel, Jerry Lee Lewis and more, this wildly popular show not only hits all the right notes, it tickles the ivories and your funny bone too.

“Fresh and deliciously entertaining”The Toronto Star

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The Iconic American Musical
Presented by the Plunkett Family Foundation
West Side Story
Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins
Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Mark Clements
September 17 -October 27, 2019
Quadracci Powerhouse

Corporate Sponsor: BMO Harris Bank

One musical changed theater forever and it will be making its triumphant Rep debut in a rare professional production. Two rival gangs struggle for control of their New York City neighborhood. When Tony falls for Maria, the star-crossed lovers find themselves wrenched between their worlds. This passionate adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is filled with some of the most unforgettable songs including “Maria," "Tonight," “I Feel Pretty,” and "America" telling the greatest love story ever told in this larger-than-life musical. Add dances that smolder and sizzle with energy and you have an experience you’ll never forget!

“Breathtaking and brimming with passion.”Chicago Tribune

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An Intimate Drama of Who Tells the Story of America
The Niceties
By Eleanor Burgess
Directed by Annika Boras
September 25 -November 3, 2019
Stiemke Studio

In this riveting two-person drama, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss their differing views on the college junior’s paper about slavery and the American Revolution. A polite clash of ideas soon landslides into an explosive discussion of race, history, and power. Riddled with smart dialogue, this dramatic confrontation forces us to empathize with two vibrant and complicated women. It’s an entertaining and thought-provocative nail-biter that that will have everyone talking.

“Bristling and Provocative”The New York Times

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A Musical That Has Made Millions Laugh
Nunsense
A Musical Comedy
Book, Music and Lyrics by Dan Goggin

November 8, 2019 - January 12, 2020
Stackner Cabaret

The Little Sisters of Hoboken are in dire need of emergency funds after a culinary disaster nearly wipes out the convent. The nuns pull out all the stops in a fundraising variety show featuring tap dancing, habit humor, an audience quiz and a special appearance by convent cook, Sister Julia, Child of God. The clever story has an unabashed desire to make you laugh. With songs and comic interludes paced at break-neck speed, it’s a must see musical adventure!

“A hail of fun and frolic! Wacky and outrageous with a hysterical anything goes sense of fun!”The New York Times

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A Milwaukee Rep Classic Returns
The Nerd
By Larry Shue
Directed by JC Clementz

November 12 - December 15, 2019
Quadracci Powerhouse

From the much-loved playwright of The Foreigner comes a new production of one of the funniest plays ever written. When Willum has an unexpected party guest, who turns into an unwanted houseguest, he executes an elaborate plan to rid himself of the wacky nuisance. Aided by a rag-tag team that includes friends, a would-be lover and an oblivious boss, creative acts of desperation quickly dissolve into utter mayhem. The twists and turns of this madcap comedy lead to an ending that leaves you feeling happily hoodwinked!

"…the audience almost never stops laughing—handkerchiefs wiping away tears."Variety

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From “The King” to an all-out Queen!
The Legend of Georgia McBride
By Matthew Lopez

January 14 - February 9, 2020
Quadracci Powerhouse

Corporate Sponsor: Associated Bank

Casey is a broke Elvis impersonator with a baby on the way. When the owner of the run down bar where he works brings in a drag show to attract more customers, Casey is out of a job. Or is he? Filled with music, humor, and plenty of sequins, this joyful, acclaimed new play is a reminder that the path to prosperity and fulfillment may sometimes take an unexpected turn. Don’t miss this hilarious and heartwarming show taking the nation by storm.

“Stitch-in-your-side funny…full of sass and good spirits.”The New York Times

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A Celebration of the Blues
Chasin’ Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records
Written and Directed by Kevin Ramsey
January 17 - March 22, 2020
Stackner Cabaret

This revival of a Rep premiere (previously titled Grafton City Blues) explores the inspiring story of Grafton, Wisconsin’s, Paramount Records. A recording label that, at the height of the jazz and blues age, became for a brief, bright few years, the leading label for recording artists of color in the Midwest—and broke down small-town racial barriers along the way. Artists such as Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alberta Hunter and Ma Rainey all recorded there. This exuberant musical celebration of some of the greatest jazz and blues music features four sensational quadruple threat performers guiding the journey through story and song.

“Vibrant…the true story of a once-forgotten blues record label.”Shepherd Express

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A Trailblazing Rock-Musical
Presented by Mara and Craig Swan
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Text by John Cameron Mitchell, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Directed by Mark Clements
January 28 - March 8, 2020
Stiemke Studio

Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this genre-bending musical sensation played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway telling the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. To walk away, you’ve got to leave something behind – and so Hansel Schmidt does, transforming into Hedwig. With her new identity, Hedwig escapes the iron curtain to begin life with her freshly-minted American husband. Everything seems perfect until her husband leaves. With nothing left, she returns to her first love — music. Don’t miss “the best rock musical ever” (Rolling Stone)!

"The most exciting rock score written for the theater, since, oh, ever!"Time Magazine

Warning: Show contains explicit content

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A Chilling Portrait of War and Sisterhood
Eclipsed
By Danai Gurira
Directed by May Adrales
March 3 - March 29, 2020
Quadracci Powerhouse

Written by actress-playwright Danai Gurira (Black Panther, The Walking Dead) comes a stunning tale of hope and resilience set in the midst of the Liberian Civil War. Five extraordinary women, who have formed an unlikely sisterhood, struggle to negotiate power, protection and peace as they try to survive. Drawing on the reserves of wit and compassion, these defiant women ask: when the fog of battle lifts, could a different destiny emerge? Nominated for six Tony awards, including Best Play, Eclipsed has been called "rare and powerful" by The New York Times and "a must-see production" by New York Magazine.

“Riveting… A gut-wrenching saga told with poignancy and wit.”Variety

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A John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program Production
Hootenanny: The Musicale
By David M. Lutken
Directed by Sherry Lutken
March 27 - May 24, 2020
Stackner Cabaret

Building on the success of his post-show, interactive hootenannies following Woody Sez and Back Home Again: On The Road With John Denver, actor-musician sensation David Lutken has created a one-of-a-kind show focusing on the rich tradition of communal music-sharing. Act One features David and his Seat of the Pants Band sharing stories and well-loved folk songs from around the world such as “East Virginia Blues,” “Farewell, Nova Scotia,” and “Eight More Miles.” During Act Two, audience members can join in on their own instruments, sing along, or just sit back and enjoy the music in this ground-breaking Rep World Premiere.

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Telenovela of Passion and Deception with Lively Music and Dance
Destiny of Desire
By Karen Zacarías
Directed by José Luis Valenzuela

April 21 - May 17, 2020
Quadracci Powerhouse

On a stormy night in Mexico, two baby girls are born — one into a life of privilege and the other into poverty. When the newborns are swapped by a former beauty queen with an insatiable lust for power, the stage is set for outrageous misfortunes to grow into one remarkable destiny. With nods to Shakespeare and Brecht, this fast-paced comedy inspired by popular telenovelas is filled with forbidden love, revenge, glorious music and burning passion, making it the perfect guilty pleasure to end The Rep’s 2019/20 Season.

"Simply fabulous and riotously funny...highly entertaining"Chicago Tribune

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Wells Fargo presents
Milwaukee’s Favorite Holiday Tradition

A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens | Adapted by Mark Clements 

November 26 – December 24, 2019 
Pabst Theater

The Rep’s hit new adaptation is a tale of love, hope and redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects. It’s a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care. Join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Scrooge in this holiday classic the whole family will love.

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A John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program Production
Antonio’s Song / I Was Dreaming Of A Son
By Dael Orlandersmith and Antonio Edwards Suarez | Directed by Mark Clements
March 24 - April 12, 2020
Stiemke Studio

A poetic journey of a dancer/artist/father questioning the balance of his passions — art, culture family. A story that, questions/challenges the legacy of stereotypes: of manhood/race/fatherhood. This solo/movement drama explores the sins of our fathers and mothers — as well as the gifts that our parents bestow upon us. How do we own the responsibility — TO RECOGNIZE? TO BE AWARE? Antonio Edwards Suarez, a breathtaking performer shares the legacy with pain, promise, and hope.

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For the 2019/20 Season we also offer the following program that is not available for sale until a later date.

10th Anniversary  
Rep Lab
April 16 – 20, 2020 
Stiemke Studio

Milwaukee Rep’s limited engagement short-play festival is back for its 10th year. See it all—drama, comedy, and everything in between—in this one-of-a-kind theatergoing experience featuring the talents of Milwaukee Rep’s Emerging Professional Residents.


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