Theater & comedy

Through Jan. 6

Merry Chris-Mess

The perfect concoction of silly songs, hilarious sketches and a one-act parody. This show is best suited for ages 16 and over.

InTandem Theatre


Through Jan. 13

The All Night Strut!

Featuring five triple treat actor/musician/dancers. A musical journey through hits from the 1930s and 1940s.

Stackner Cabaret

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Complex


Jan 11-Feb 24

First Stage

Matilda The Musical

Unloved by her parents and belittled by her headmistress, Matilda boldly steps up to set things right with her cleverness, the help of her friends, and the support of her kind-hearted teacher.

Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center


Jan. 15-Feb. 17


A riveting story set in the financial world of the 1980s. Inspired by the real junk bond kings of the day, it’s a battleground of titanic egos, where magnates are pitted against workers, lawyers against journalists, and everyone against themselves.

Quadracci Powerhouse,

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Complex


Jan. 18-March 17

River of Song

Take a ride on the Mississippi— guided by the voices of the men and women who lived and worked on the river, tied together with the observations and insights of the Mississippi’s most famous traveler, Mark Twain.

Stackner Cabaret

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Complex




Jan. 18-Feb. 10

Renaissance Theaterworks

Photograph 51

London, 1953. Scientists are on the verge of discovering the secret of life: the DNA double helix.  At the center of this scientific breakthrough is the work of a driven young physicist named Rosalind Franklin.

Studio Theatre,

Broadway Theatre Center


Jan. 19

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live:

King for a Day!

The grr-ific musical for little tigers and grown-ups alike is based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series.

Riverside Theater


Jan. 25-Feb. 10

Skylight Music Theatre:

Five Guys Named Moe

After our hero’s girlfriend leaves him, he turns his life around by listening to the megawatt singing and dancing energy of five guys named Moe.

Cabot Theatre,

Broadway Theatre Center


Jan. 31-Feb. 24

Next Act Theatre:

Blood at the Root

As racial tensions grow, six students wrestle with the causes and consequences of deeply-entrenched injustice.

Next Act Theatre


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