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108 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Nationally known as one of the top regional theaters in the United States, Milwaukee Repertory Theater continues to thrill audiences with professional productions from September to May. Housed in the Milwaukee Center, the Rep produces 13 shows on three separate stages, plus the annual holiday classic, "The Christmas Carol."
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June 1, 2015
Milwaukee Repertory Theater Children's Audition Notice: A Christmas Carol

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is currently seeking applications from boys and girls, ages 7 – 14, who are interested in performing in their 40th Anniversary production of A Christmas Carol at the Pabst Theater. Parents who would like their children to audition should send a separate photograph of each child, along with height, weight, age, clothing and shoe sizes, address and parent’s home and cell phone numbers as well as e-mail address to: Children Auditions; Milwaukee Repertory Theater; 108 East Wells Street; Milwaukee, WI 53202. Children should also include a brief note telling the theater about themselves and why they would like to be in A Christmas Carol. All information must arrive at The Rep by Wednesday, May 20. Auditions will be held on Monday, June 1. Auditions and callbacks will be held that evening. Those chosen from submitted photos will be notified of an audition time. No one will be seen without an appointment. A Christmas Carol rehearses Tuesdays through Sundays from November 10 to November 29 and performs December 1 – December 24 at the Pabst Theater. Milwaukee Repertory Theater is a nationally-recognized company that presents compelling dramas, powerful classics, award-winning contemporary works, full-scale musicals, housed in its three unique performance venues – the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret. The Rep also produces an annual production of A Christmas Carol at the beautiful and historic Pabst Theater. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman, The Rep is committed to creating plays that are meaningful and relevant to the society we live in – plays that are challenging, visceral and engage the community through the issues they explore, demonstrating how a theater deeply rooted in its locality can also enjoy a richly influential and resonant national voice.

Sept. 11, 2015 - Nov. 8, 2015
Back Home Again: On the Road with John Denver

Created by the writer and music director of the 14/15 Stackner production Low Down Dirty Blues, this world premiere event is a celebration of folk musician John Denver’s life and music, including hits like “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” “Rocky Mountain High,” and “Leaving On a Jet Plane.” Back Home Again offers a rare glimpse of the man behind the music and the stories behind the songs.

Sept. 22, 2015 - Nov. 1, 2015

Following sold-out runs of Ragtime and The Color Purple, the Quadracci Powerhouse kicks off with the groundbreaking musical, Dreamgirls. Winner of six Tony Awards and loosely based on the career of The Supremes, the musical features such hits as “Steppin’ to the Bad Side,” “One Night Only,” and the show stopping “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going.” Dreamgirls celebrates the music of the 1960s and 70s with dynamic performances and a moving look at the behind-the-scenes reality of the entertainment industry.

Sept. 30, 2015 - Nov. 8, 2015
The Lion

Some stories have to be sung. The Lion is a true story of love, loss, family, loyalty, and the redemptive power of music. Hailed as “the best new musical” by the Huffington Post and “absolutely the best original musical of the year” by The Stage in London, writer/performer Benjamin Scheuer (winner of the ASCAP Cole Porter Award for songwriting) shares his gripping coming-of-age tale in a candid, poignant, and charming new solo musical from a next-generation troubadour. The Lion will play at The Rep as part of a national tour where Milwaukee audiences will be among the first around the country to hear The Lion roar.

Nov. 13, 2015 - Jan. 17, 2016
Guys on Ice

Back in the Stackner for the first time since 2001, the hit musical Guys on Ice takes you inside a Northern Wisconsin ice shanty. Lloyd and Marvin brave the cold as they dream big dreams about catching big fish, while enjoying the simple luxuries of a faithful fishing-pole and a warm snowmobile suit — and hoping against an unwelcome visit from Ernie the Moocher!

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