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158 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Founded in 1959, this theater company has acquired a reputation for its unique exploration of sundry forms of opera and music theater. Embracing baroque opera, European operetta, Broadway musicals, contemporary chamber opera and more, this nationally acclaimed theater produces more than 80 performances each season.
 
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Feb. 10, 2016
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Powder Her Face The upper crust of Britain was rocked by Margaret, Duchess of Argyll’s very public divorce in 1963. Salacious photos and outrageous tales of the Dirty Duchess’ lurid trysts with famous partners headlined all the tabloids. Powder is an intimate look into the last days of a misunderstood and scandalous socialite whose life may not have been all it seemed from the surface. FAMILY HINT: Please be advised this production features adult situation which are inappropriate for young audiences.

March 4, 2016 - March 26, 2016
Crowns A Gospel Musical

Hats (aka Crowns) are everywhere, in exquisite variety. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to baptisms. When Chicago-born Yolanda goes down South after the death of her brother, she finds strength in the tales of the wise women who surround her—and the powerful rituals connected to their dazzling hats. This jubilant musical fuses Gospel music and rich storytelling with abundant “hattitude” in this rousing coming-of-age tale. Written by Regina Taylor Adapted from the book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry

March 10, 2016
Be Out

Crowns Hats (aka Crowns) are everywhere, in exquisite variety. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to baptisms. When Chicago-born Yolanda goes down South after the death of her brother, she finds strength in the tales of the wise women who surround her—and the powerful rituals connected to their dazzling hats. This jubilant musical fuses Gospel music and rich storytelling with abundant “hattitude” in this rousing coming-of-age tale.

May 20, 2016 - June 12, 2016
Pirates of Penzance

At first glance, Pirates may seem out of place in this season celebrating women but if you look closely you’ll see that the women are pulling all the strings! Join our band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British Bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern Major-General” for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. No one performs Gilbert & Sullivan like Skylight Music Theatre! Book by W.S. Gilbert Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert

May 26, 2016
Be Out

Pirates of Penzance At first glance, Pirates may seem out of place in this season celebrating women but if you look closely you’ll see that the women are pulling all the strings! Join our band of swashbuckling buccaneers, bumbling British Bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern Major-General” for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall. No one performs Gilbert & Sullivan like Skylight Music Theatre!



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