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Chilina Kennedy & Sasson Gabay in The Band's Visit

Theater, comedy and dance

Theater

 

Through Nov. 3

2 Pianos 4 Hands

The riotous story of two childhood friends who spend years chasing the same goal: concert pianist stardom.

Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee Repertory Theater

 

Through Nov. 3

The Niceties

A  black student and her white professor discuss their differing views on her paper about slavery and the American Revolution.

Stiemke Studio, Milwaukee Repertory Theater Complex

 

Through Nov. 10

First Stage:

On The Wings Of A Mariposa

Set in Mexico amidst the monarch butterflies' annual migration and during the Day of the Dead festivities, a young girl uses a scarf filled with her grandmother’s scent to relive memories she had with her abuelita.

Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center

 

Through Nov. 10

Renaissance Theaterworks:

The Roommate

Sharon, in her mid-fifties and recently divorced, needs a roommate. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a chance to start over. A dark comedy about what it takes to reroute your life.

Studio Theatre, Broadway Theatre Center

 

Through Nov. 17

Hamilton

A sung-and-rapped through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Marcus Center

 

Nov. 1-3 and 8-10

Bad Seed

Rhoda is mature beyond her years. But her penchant for lying and lack of affection has her mother uneasy. When one of her classmates drowns during a field trip, her mother’s worst fears are confirmed. waukeshacivictheatre.org

Waukesha Civic Theatre

Nov. 15-Dec. 29

Skylight Music Theatre:

Disney's Newsies

Based on the rousing true story of newsboys who strike against unfair conditions in turn-of-the century New York City.

Cabot Theatre, Broadway Theatre Center

 

Nov. 22-Dec. 22

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre:

Jeeves at Sea

Bertie and Crumpet are reveling in life aboard a yacht, until Crumpet discloses that he may have murdered a prince. In the blink of an eye, Bertie is masquerading as a romance novelist, Crumpet is posing as his own long-lost twin, and a foreign count is challenging Bertie to a duel.

Studio Theatre, Broadway Theatre Center

 

Nov. 21-Dec. 15

Next Act Theatre:

Laughter on the 23rd Floor

Brickman, a comedy writer, works with some of the funniest writers in 1950s television. While they try to top each other’s gags, head madman Max Prince contends with the NBC brass who are threatening to pull their groundbreaking show off the air.

Next Act Theatre

 

Nov. 8-Jan. 12

Nunsense

A clever story that has the unabashed desire to make you laugh! Dancing and singing nuns for the holidays – what could be better?

Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee Repertory Theater Complex

 

Nov. 12-Dec. 15

The Nerd

The twists and turns of this madcap comedy lead to an ending that leaves you feeling happily hoodwinked!

Quadracci Powerhouse, Milwaukee Repertory Theater Complex

 

Nov. 26-Dec. 1

The Band's Visit

A band arrives lost to a town that’s way off the beaten path and brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways.

Marcus Center

 

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