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Entertainment > Performing arts > City of Milwaukee > Downtown > Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Milwaukee Repertory Theater [edit]
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."
Upcoming events

Oct. 1, 2014 - Nov. 9, 2014
after all the terrible things I do

World Premiere Event! The heart-wrenching and deeply personal look at shared pasts and second chances. A poignant, new American drama finds Daniel, a writer, fresh out of college, returning to his Midwestern hometown to regain his sense of self. He takes a job at a local bookstore owned by Linda, an émigré from the Philippines, and soon after, they realize their connection is much deeper than a shared love of literature. Together they will have to face the trauma of their pasts to create second chances for themselves—but can they find forgiveness?

Nov. 7, 2014 - Jan. 11, 2015

Back By Popular Demand! The infamous flash, fame, and flamboyance you know and love so well! Born less than 10 miles from where Milwaukee Rep now stands, Liberace lived a life of flamboyance, flash, and lavish costumes. In this funny and touching tribute, the virtuoso musician gets one last chance to glitter and shine as he tickles the ivories through his favorite songs, including “I’ll Be Seeing You,” “Chopsticks,” and “The Boogie Woogie.” Milwaukee favorite Jack Forbes Wilson will reprise his iconic performance as the man who defined four decades of music and pop culture.

Nov. 18, 2014 - Dec. 21, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Comedy. Classic hijinks and droll banter – an unbeatable holiday treat! Elwood P. Dowd has a friend in Harvey—a six-foot-tall rabbit “pooka,” visible only to him. Elwood’s behavior relating to his invisible friend is a constant source of frustration for his long-suffering family. When his social-climbing sister attempts to have him committed to an asylum, she learns she’d rather have Elwood just as he is—kind, caring, genial, at peace with the world and his place in it—than turn him into something he’s not. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and made famous by Jimmy Stewart’s performance in the iconic 1950 film, Harvey is the perfect comedy for the holiday season!

Dec. 2, 2014 - Dec. 24, 2014
A Christmas Carol

Nineteenth century London comes to life when you and your family join Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and, of course, Ebenezer Scrooge on a fantastical journey through Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy the music, dancing, and timeless message of hope, peace, and love, as the Dickens’ classic masterpiece celebrates its 39th year at Milwaukee Rep!

Jan. 16, 2015 - March 15, 2015
The Beautiful Music All Around Us

The music you’ve always heard, but never really listened to – a truly unique experience. Legendary musician and 2013 Grammy-nominee Stephen Wade, who has delighted audiences from the White House to Broadway, brings his near-lifetime exploration of Southern musical traditions to the Stackner. Best known for his long-running one-man show, Banjo Dancing, Stephen’s newest piece is based on his award-winning recent book that uncovers the largely hidden, but surprisingly influential, makers of iconic American folksong. Drawn from the celebrated Library of Congress field recordings of the 1930s and ‘40s, this exhilarating theatrical concert features spoken word, projected images, and live music-making. The Beautiful Music All Around Us is guaranteed to be a performance unlike any you have ever seen.

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