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Rocky Mountain High: A John Denver Tribute
The legendary John Denver evokes memories of an era in music, which was both inspiring and influential. He recorded nearly 300 songs, 200 of which he composed, which led to 12 gold and 4 platinum albums; he was also awarded an Emmy and two Grammy's. He was a brilliant song writer and a truly gifted performer. Ted Vigil, a man who, according to long-time Denver guitar accompanist Steve Weisberg, closely resembles John both physically and musically, is carrying on the tradition honoring this colossal music icon. Steve now accompanies Ted and is happy to once again be bringing the great compositions and hits of John Denver to audiences via a quality interpreter of Denver’s music. Ted is not an impersonator, but rather sings a tribute to this great man. People miss John Denver; Ted Vigil is doing his best to pay homage. His gift for the music and polished and energetic performing style presents a warm and delightful evening through some of the world’s most popular music.
Nancy Drew and her Biggest Case Ever
Join us as history's greatest teen detective makes her First Stage debut in this world premiere adventure! In the small town of River Heights, Nancy Drew will face her greatest challenge as she seeks to solve the biggest mystery of her young career. A friend’s heirlooms are stolen, a mysterious stranger brings news of a missing fortune, and only Nancy can save the day. Clues are found, motives are revealed, but will Nancy solve the mystery in time? You will have to be there to find out!
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra presents Fanfare and Finale
5:00 PM: MYSO presents the Prelude Orchestra and Flute Chorale in the Anello Atrium. 6:00 PM: MYSO features the Brass Choir, Junior Symphony Orchestra (MYSO’s Sinfonia orchestra plus selected Junior Wind Ensemble members), Junior Wind Ensemble and the internationally acclaimed Senior Symphony in Uihlein Hall.
Nancy Drew Mystery Weekend
Join First Stage Mother's Day Weekend for Nancy Drew’s GRAND Mystery Event Saturday, May 10 at 12-12:45 p.m. OR Sunday, May 11 at 12-12:45 p.m. Todd Wehr Theater, upper lobby This is the same event on both days, held prior to the 1:00 performance of NANCY DREW AND HER BIGGEST CASE EVER. Be sure you have your tickets! Celebrate Mother’s Day with Moms, Grandmas, and the entire family with an outing to First Stage to see NANCY DREW AND HER BIGGEST CASE EVER, with special pre-show mystery-themed activities especially for grandparents and their families, including: • A Nancy Drew-themed Scavenger Hunt with a chance to win some surprises • Make a fingerprint craft for mom or grandma • Interactive theater games from our highly popular Scout workshop “Get a Clue, Girls Rule!” Admission to this event is free with your ticket purchase, but RSVP is required; simply complete the following information. RSVP @ https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FSNancyDrew or email your name, phone number and the number in your group to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may RSVP by phone at (414) 267-2964 by Thursday, May 9.
Letters Home puts the current wars in Afghanistan & Iraq front and center by bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving in the Middle East. The play gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience. Although the title of the play implies that all the letters are from soldiers, the piece includes a small number of correspondences from parents – their words, being no less important. These letters were written under the most difficult of circumstances; the disorientation of training, deployment, separation from family and loved ones and combat, and occupation duties in Afghanistan and Iraq. They help define for the audience—patriotism and what it means to serve our country today, through acts of bravery, compassion, social responsibility, sense of community and brotherhood. Collectively the production gives a voice to a generation that went to war against terror in Afghanistan and to war in Iraq. More importantly, the play reveals the humanity that lies within the war as seen through the eyes of the men and women fighting it.
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