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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

Aug. 12, 2017 - Aug. 19, 2017
Professional Training Institute youth auditions

The Professional Training Institute (PTI) is an advanced actor training program for students in 9th-12th grade with an interest in pursuing a professional theater career. Participants will receive free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, and the Institute culminates in a capstone summer performance for which students are employed as paid, professional actors. Sign up for a 5-minute audition slot at

Sept. 8, 2017 - Nov. 5, 2017

Souvenir is a charming and hilarious musical comedy that reminds us that you can achieve anything when you set your mind to it, telling the story of Florence Foster Jenkins.

Sept. 19, 2017 - Oct. 29, 2017
Guys and Dolls

After sold-out productions of Ragtime and Dreamgirls, Mark Clements reunites with Olivier Award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear for a dazzling new production of Guys and Dolls. This celebrated musical comedy follows two small-time gamblers as they pursue love and luck, from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba. It’s no surprise that it tops Entertainment Weekly’s list of “Greatest Musicals of All Time,” as this granddaddy of American musicals has it all – show-stopping numbers, a timeless story, and some of the best show tunes ever, including “Luck Be a Lady,” “A Bushel and a Peck,” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat.” It’s a sure bet you’ll leave the theater with a smile on your face!

Sept. 27, 2017 - Nov. 5, 2017
The Who & The What

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Disgraced and The Invisible Hand comes a thrillingly fierce and funny new play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are. Growing up Muslim with her close-knit family in Atlanta, Zarina is writing about women and Islam when she meets Eli, a young convert who bridges the gap between her modern life and traditional heritage. When her conservative father and sister discover her controversial manuscript, they all must confront the beliefs that define them.Called “a play not be missed” by the Chicago Tribune, The Who & The What is a passionate and searing look at a family divided by faith, bonded by love, and searching for truth in contemporary America.

Nov. 10, 2017 - Jan. 14, 2018
Murder for Two

Co-written by Milwaukee High School of the Arts graduate Joe Kinosian, Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem, and murder that has played to sold-out audiences all over the country! In this hilarious 90-minute show, two performers play 13 roles – not to mention the piano – in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. Called “ingenious” by The New York Times, this fast-paced whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

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