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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

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. 25, 2016 - Sept. 25, 2016
Banned Book Slam!

As a part of Banned Books Week, join Milwaukee Rep and the ACLU of Wisconsin in a celebration of banned and challenged books, many of which are now heralded as literary masterpieces and integral parts of our literary canon. After watching "Man of La Mancha," the musical adaptation of the first ever novel to escape the iron fist of Spanish censors in the 17th century, join us for live readings from some favorite challenged books, plays and poems. Favorite titles such as Charlotte’s Web, Invisible Man, Romeo and Juliet, and Captain Underpants could be among them! Attendees are invited to dress in costume as one of their favorite authors or characters from a favorite forbidden text, or you can sit back and listen to poetic words that were so un-successfully silenced. No acting, literary, or historical knowledge necessary! All Banned Book participants will be entered to win 2 tickets to the Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced, and other wonderful prizes. Contact Nabra at if you would like to enter the Book Slam.

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.

Oct. 1, 2016 - Oct. 15, 2016
Free Singing Workshop

Learn to sing “The Impossible Dream” from the musical Man of La Mancha along with members from the Rep’s cast in this free open workshop. No singing experience necessary! Great for ages 7-100. RSVP to In collaboration with Women’s Voices Milwaukee Anyone under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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