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2010/2011 Season to Present

* World Premiere Production
+ Cancelled due to COVID-19

2010/11 Season – 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 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 and Hardy by Tom McGrath
Liberace! by Brent Hazelton *
Nobody Lonesome for Me by Lanie Robertson
The Bomb-itty of Errors: An ad-rap-tation of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors by Jordan Allen-Dutton, 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 Season – 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 William Shakespeare (Abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Always…Patsy Cline written 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 Season – 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! by Anthony King and Stephen Brown
Blues in the Night written and originally directed by Sheldon Epps, original vocal arrangements and musical direction 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 by Richard Maltby, Jr., conceived by William Meade, adapted from the Broadway production by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Jason Edwards, orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby, additional arrangements by David Abbinanti

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 Season – 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; translated 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 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 Season – 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 and Debbie Show by Bruce Arntson
Liberace! 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 Season – 62nd Season

Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Dreamgirls music by Henry Krieger, book and lyrics by Tom Eyen 
The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie 
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 
American Song by Joanna Murray-Smith * 
Fences by August Wilson 

Stiemke Studio
The Lion by Benjamin Scheuer 
The Invisible Hand by 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 by 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 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 

2016/17 Season – 63rd Season

Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Man of La Mancha book byDale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion
The Foreigner byLarry Shue
Disgraced byAyad Ahktar
The Glass Menagerie byTennessee Williams
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë; adapted by Polly Teale

Stiemke Studio
The Royale byMarco Ramirez 
Grounded byGeorge Brant
Rep Lab: A Short-Play Festival featuring The Rep’s Emerging Professional Residents

Stackner Cabaret
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill by Lanie Robertson
I Love a Piano music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, conceived by Ray Roderick and Michael Berkeley, musical arrangements by Michael Berkeley
McGuire by Dick Enberg *
An Evening with Groucho written and performed by Frank Ferrante

The Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; adapted by Mark Clements * 

2017/18 Season – 64th Season

Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Guys and Dolls music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Holmes and Watson byJeffrey Hatcher
Animal Farm by George Orwell;adapted by Ian Wooldridge
One House Over byCatherine Trieschmann *
Our Town byThornton Wilder

Stiemke Studio
The Who & The What byAyad Akhtar
Rep Lab: A Short-Play Festival featuring The Rep’s Emerging Professional Residents
Until the Flood byDael Orlandersmith

Stackner Cabaret
Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins byStephen Temperley
Murder for Two book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair
Black Pearl Sings! by Frank Higgins
Always…Patsy Cline written and originally directed by Ted Swindley; based on a true story

The Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; adapted by Mark Clements 

2018/19 Season – 65th Season

Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
In the Heights music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegría Hudes, conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Junk by Ayad Akhtar
Things I Know To Be True by Andrew Bovell
Two Trains Running by August Wilson

Stiemke Studio
Guards at the Taj by Rajiv Joseph
The Chinese Lady by Lloyd Suh
Every Brilliant Thing by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe
Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower *
Rep Lab: A Short-Play Festival featuring The Rep’s Emerging Professional Residents

Stackner Cabaret
Songs for Nobodies by Joanna Murray-Smith
The All Night Strut! conceived and originally directed and choreographed by Fran Charnas, musical arrangements by Tom Fitt, Gil Lieb and Dick Schermesser, additional orchestrations by Corey Allen
Mark Twain’s River of Song by Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman
Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash created by Richard Maltby, Jr., conceived by William Meade, adapted from the Broadway production by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Jason Edwards, orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby, additional arrangements by David Abbinanti

The Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; adapted by Mark Clements

2019/20 Season – 66th Season

Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
West Side Story based on a conception of Jerome Robbins, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
The Nerd by Larry Shue
The Legend of Georgia McBride by Matthew Lopez
Eclipsed by Danai Gurira
Destiny of Desire by Karen Zacarías +

Stiemke Studio
The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess
Hedwig and the Angry Inch text by John Cameron Mitchell, music and lyrics by Stephen Trask
Antonio’s Song/I Was Dreaming of a Son by Dael Orlandersmith and Antonio Edwards Suarez * +
Rep Lab: A Short-Play Festival featuring The Rep’s Emerging Professional Residents +

Stackner Cabaret
2 Pianos 4 Hands by Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt
Nunsense book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin
Chasin’ Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records by Kevin Ramsey
Hootenanny: The Musicale by David M. Lutken * +

The Pabst Theater
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens; adapted by Mark Clements

2020/21 Season Reset – 67th Season

Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula
Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song
McGuire by Dick Enberg
Nina Simone: Four Women by Christina Ham

Stiemke Studio
Antonio’s Song/I Was Dreaming of a Son by Dael Orlandersmith and Antonio Edwards Suarez *

* World Premiere Production
+ Cancelled due to COVID-19