The Legend of Georgia McBride

January 14 — February 9, 2020
Quadracci Powerhouse


Sponsored by

Executive Producers
Melanie and Steve Booth

Associate Producer
Robert Burrell

A co-production with Arizona Theatre Company


From “The King” to an all-out Queen!

Casey is a broke Elvis impersonator with a baby on the way. When the owner of the run down bar where he works hires 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

Artists
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Shavanna Calder*
Jo
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Armand Fields*
Rexy/Jason
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Alexander Hatcher
Ensemble
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Kevin Kantor*
Casey
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James Pickering*±
Eddie
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Courter Simmons*
Miss Tracy Mills
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Denzel Taylor
Ensemble

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Matthew Lopez
Playwright
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Meredith McDonough
Director

Collette Pollard
Scenic Designer
Patrick Holt
Costume Designer
Paul Toben
Lighting Designer
Lindsay Jones
Sound Designer
David Roman
Stage Movement Director
Clare Arena Haden
Voice & Text Director
Frank Honts
Casting Director
Sara Sheets*
Stage Manager
Kira Neighbors*
Assistant Stage Manager
Abbi Hess
Stage Management Resident
Jonathan Hetler
Assistant Director
Bjorn Nasett
Community Consultant
Bob Monagle
Guitar Instructor

* Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
± Milwaukee Repertory Theater Associate Artists.

Events
Rep-in-Depth
PRE SHOW

A pre-show conversation with an Artistic Team member. Rep-in-Depth occurs approximately 45 minutes before curtain for every performance. Sponsored by: The Potawatomi Hotel

Rep-in-Depth
Poetry Reading
Monday January 20

Poetry Reading Cast members Kevin Kantor (Georgia McBride) and Matt Rodin (Hedwig) performed an evening of poetry dedicated to furthering conversations that are politically engaged & culturally conscious through live performance art. Performed at No Studios (1037 W. McKinley Ave., Milwaukee).

Poetry Reading
Audio-Described Performance
Tuesday, January 21, 6:30pm

Patrons of this performance may receive an earpiece, providing live description of the action on stage. Check in at the Guest Services Desk pre-show to pick up your earpiece.

Audio-Described Performance
TalkBack
Wednesday, January 22

Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

TalkBack
Drinks with the Queens: Melee McQueen & Gluttoni Sinn
Friday January 24

Meet Melee McQueen and Gluttoni Sinn in the lobby before and after the 8:00 pm show! Enjoy signature cocktails and drink specials – plus guests that dress in drag will receive a complimentary drink. Tickets for 1/24 just $30* with code FAB (*restrictions apply).

Drinks with the Queens: Melee McQueen & Gluttoni Sinn
Drinks with the Queens: Karen Valentine
Saturday January 25

Meet Karen Valentine in the lobby before and after the 8:00 pm show! Enjoy signature cocktails and drink specials – plus guests that dress in drag will receive a complimentary drink. Tickets for 1/25 just $30* with code VALENTINE (*restrictions apply).

Drinks with the Queens: Karen Valentine
Drag vs Queer Culture
Monday January 27

Join us in exploring the differences between Drag and Queer culture. Guest speakers Matthew Lewis, Amani Carter (in drag as Gluttoni Sinn), Ju Llian Williams (Brewcity Bombshells Burlesque) and Kevin Kantor (starring as Casey in The Legend of Georgia McBride) will speak on the history and evolution of drag and how it intersects with modern day queer culture. Hosted at Diverse & Resilient (2439 N. Holton St., Milwaukee, WI 53212) from 6-8pm. Light refreshments served by Mama Ophelia’s. Free and open to the public!

Drag vs Queer Culture
TalkBack
Wednesday, January 29

Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

TalkBack
Drinks with the Queens: Miss BJ Daniels
Thursday January 30

Meet Miss BJ Daniels in the lobby before and after the 7:30 pm show! Enjoy signature cocktails and drink specials – plus guests that dress in drag will receive a complimentary drink. Tickets for 1/30 just $30* with code MISSBJ (*restrictions apply).

Drinks with the Queens: Miss BJ Daniels
ASL Interpreted Performance
Thursday, January 30, 7:30pm

This performance interpreted in American Sign Language. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

ASL Interpreted Performance
Drinks with the Queens: Dear Ruthie
Saturday February 1

Meet Dear Ruthie in the lobby before and after the 8:00 pm show! Enjoy signature cocktails and drink specials – plus guests that dress in drag will receive a complimentary drink. Tickets for 2/1 just $30* with code RUTHIE (*restrictions apply).

Drinks with the Queens: Dear Ruthie
Lunch Matinee for The Legend of Georgia McBride
Wednesday February 5

Before you attend the show, join us from 11:45am to 1:15pm for lunch in The Arc Theatre at the Saint Kate Hotel. Lunch includes a presentation with members of the Costume department, who will go into all the glitz, glamour and glitter needed to pull this show off! The cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch and the presentation – it does not include theater tickets. RSVP by Monday, January 27, to Jaime Lacy at 414-290-7076 or JLacy@MilwaukeeRep.com.

Lunch Matinee for The Legend of Georgia McBride
TalkBack
Wednesday, February 5

Join members of the cast and artistic team to discuss the production immediately following the performance.

TalkBack
Captioned Theater Performance
Sunday, February 9, 2pm

This performance features a screen to the side of the stage that displays the actors' lines as they are spoken. For more information about designated seating call the Ticket Office at 414-224-9490.

Captioned Theater Performance
Features

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces complete cast and creative teams for The Legend of Georgia McBride and Chasin' Dem Blues
Read More 

WUWM Lake Effect – Interview with Patrick Holt
“Sparkling new comedy… terrific performances…. sizzling costumes”
“What’s not to love...a heart-warming tale…the drag performances in this play sparkle”
“Over-the-top costuming of Patrick Holt…hilarious new comedy…non-stop humor”
“Sizzling performances make it a fun romp…first-rate cast”
“Smart and sassy…wonderfully comic…as entertaining as it is enlightening”
“Must-see drag show…uplifting, energizing show…seamlessly staged and a delight to behold”
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Photos
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Legend of Georgia McBride in the Quadracci Powerhouse January 14 – February 9, 2020. Pictured: Kevin Kantor. Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Legend of Georgia McBride in the Quadracci Powerhouse January 14 – February 9, 2020. Left to right: Shavanna Calder and Kevin Kantor. Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Legend of Georgia McBride in the Quadracci Powerhouse January 14 – February 9, 2020. Pictured: Courter Simmons. Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Legend of Georgia McBride in the Quadracci Powerhouse January 14 – February 9, 2020. Left to right: Kevin Kantor, Courter Simmons and James Pickering. Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Legend of Georgia McBride in the Quadracci Powerhouse January 14 – February 9, 2020. Pictured: James Pickering. Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Legend of Georgia McBride in the Quadracci Powerhouse January 14 – February 9, 2020. Left to right: Kevin Kantor. Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Legend of Georgia McBride in the Quadracci Powerhouse January 14 – February 9, 2020. Pictured: Armand Fields. Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Legend of Georgia McBride in the Quadracci Powerhouse January 14 – February 9, 2020. Pictured: Kevin Kantor and Courter Simmons. Photo by Michael Brosilow.
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents The Legend of Georgia McBride in the Quadracci Powerhouse January 14 – February 9, 2020. Left to right: Courter Simmons, Kevin Kantor and Armand Fields. Photo by Michael Brosilow.