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The Rep Made in Milwaukee 2015 Gala
Everything that we consider part of Milwaukee’s legacy was once new. Brand new. It started as nothing more than an idea that, through community support, was born into something great that left a lasting impact. It is in that spirit that we invite you to be a part of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Annual Gala – Made in Milwaukee – on May 9, 2015! Come celebrate many of the great things born in this city with an evening of dinner, dancing, entertainment and auctions that is sure to be magical!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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