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Milwaukee Repertory Theater [edit]
108 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 224-9490
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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."
Upcoming events

July 25, 2016
Auditions for "A Christmas Carol" - Tiny Tim and Youth Ensemble

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is on the hunt for a new “Tiny Tim” capable of delivering the most memorable and spirited line in the World Premiere Adaptation of "A Christmas Caro"l - “God Bless us Everyone!” In addition to the role of Tiny Tim, several other Young Performer roles are available. Boys and girls of all ethnicities, ages 5 – 17, are encouraged to audition for the rare opportunity of performing alongside seasoned professionals in this Milwaukee Holiday tradition. The role of Tiny Tim can be performed by a male or female. 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, parent’s home and cell phone numbers as well as e-mail address to: Young Performer Auditions; Milwaukee Repertory Theater; 108 East Wells Street; Milwaukee, WI 53202. Or submit via email to 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 Monday, July 25. Young performers invited to audition will be asked to sing 30 seconds of their favorite Christmas carol. Select young performers called back to audition for Tiny Tim and other specific roles will be asked to read short scenes from the script and/or collaborate on brief improvisations. All auditions will be held on Saturday, August 13. Those chosen from submitted photos will be notified of an audition time. No one will be seen without an appointment. A Christmas Carol, presented by Wells Fargo, rehearses Tuesdays through Sundays from November 1 to November 28 and performs November 29 – December 24 at the Pabst Theater.

Sept. 9, 2016 - Oct. 30, 2016
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

A TRIBUTE TO A WOMAN WHO SHAPED SO MUCH MORE THAN JAZZ AND BLUES. As the 1950s come to a close, the famous Billie Holiday puts on a show in a small bar in Philadelphia. Unbeknownst to the audience, they will witness one of the last performances of her extraordinary life. Full of show stopping numbers like “God Bless the Child,” “Strange Fruit,” and “What a Little Moonlight Can Do,” Lady Day shares her loves and losses in this award-winning musical fresh from its Broadway revival. Pull up a chair for an intimate evening that’s up close and personal, with one of the greatest jazz/blues vocalists of all time!

Sept. 20, 2016 - Oct. 30, 2016
Man Of La Mancha

EXPERIENCE MAN OF LA MANCHA AS YOU NEVER HAVE BEFORE, UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL IN THE INTIMATE QUADRACCI POWERHOUSE. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, it’s the classic story of Don Quixote retold in one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Imprisoned by the Spanish Inquisition, Miguel de Cervantes enlists his fellow inmates to help his defense by telling a tale of a mad knight who believes the wrongs of the world can be corrected as he jousts at windmills with his trusty sidekick Sancho and his beloved Dulcinea. With beautiful songs like “The Impossible Dream” and “Dulcinea,” this timeless tale of love and adventure continues The Rep’s popular streak of bringing the best of Broadway to the intimate Powerhouse stage.

Sept. 28, 2016 - Nov. 6, 2016
The Royale

A BRILLIANT NEW PLAY From the award-winning writer of the hit TV series Orange Is the New Black and Sons of Anarchy comes one of the hottest new plays fresh from its acclaimed New York run where it played to sold-out audiences and was a New York Times Critics’ Pick! Jay “The Sport” Jackson wants nothing more than to prove he’s the best boxer in the world but in the Jim Crow era, his chances are as good as knocked out. When a crooked boxing promoter hatches a plan for “the fight of the century,” The Sport just might land a place in the ring with the reigning white heavyweight champion. Set in a boxing ring and inspired by the true story of the boxer who broke the color barrier in professional sports, The Royale packs a punch that will leave you breathless.

Nov. 4, 2016 - Jan. 15, 2017
Irving Berlin's I Love A Piano

A CELEBRATION OF IRVING BERLIN As a piano with one sour note passes from owner to owner, it takes the audience on a musical journey through American history told by Irving Berlin’s timeless songs. From Ragtime to the swinging 1920s to the songs that inspired a nation in the Great Depression, I Love a Piano embarks on an exuberant journey of more than 50 Berlin classics such as “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” “There’s No Business like Show Business,” “God Bless America” and “White Christmas.” Declared an “unforgettable tribute” by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, these songs do more than identify the music of a generation: they define the music of our country.

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