Theater, Comedy, dance...




Nov. 29-Dec. 3

Second Citys Non-Denominational

Christmas Show

Chicago’s famed sketch and improv comedy theater returns with The Second City’s Non-Denominational Christmas Show, an irresistibly festive new show that will have you laughing all the way through the holidays.

Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall, Marcus Center


Through Dec. 10

Next Act Theatre:

The Secret Mask

George and his father haven’t spoken for years, until his father needs help after a stroke. Each man must make sense of the past while facing an uncertain, newly-entwined future.

Next Act Theatre


Through Dec. 17

Holmes and Watson

Dr. Watson travels to a remote mental asylum where three men have recently been admitted, each claiming to be the late Sherlock Holmes. Quadracci Powerhouse, Milwaukee Repertory Theater Complex


Through Dec. 23

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre:

Miracle on South Division Street

A staunchly religious mother of three is the caretaker of her family's local claim to fame: a 20-foot shrine to the Blessed Mother. One fateful Christmas Eve, her daughter announces that she's writing a one-woman play about the real story. Studio Theater, Broadway Theatre Center


Through Dec. 24

A Christmas Carol

Don't miss Milwaukee's favorite holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol. The whole family will enjoy this tale of love, hope and  redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects. It's a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care.

Pabst Theater


Through Dec. 27

Skylight Music Theatre:


This heartwarming, family-favorite Broadway musical has won seven Tony Awards.

Cabot Theatre, Broadway Theatre Center


Through Jan. 7

Scrooge in Rouge

A troupe of 23 players is about to embark on a musical adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol’ when 20 of them come down with food poisoning, leaving only 3 to put on the entire show!

InTandem Theatre


Through Jan. 14

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.

Stackner Cabaret,

Milwaukee Repertory Theater Complex


Dec. 1-17

The House Without

a Christmas Tree

World Premiere! Fifth-grader Addie has never had a Christmas tree, but this year, she decides to change that and teach her grumpy father a thing or two about the Christmas spirit. Adapted for the stage by Waukesha Civic Theatre's own Doug Jarecki.

Waukesha Civic Theatre


Dec. 5 & 7

Joel Kopischke’s I Got Yule Babe

You've never celebrated the holidays like this! Join local favorite Joel Kopischke and his merry band as he serves up hilarious holiday hits like you've never heard before.

Waukesha Civic Theatre


Dec. 7-17

Black Nativity

By Langston Hughes

Marcus Center


Dec. 15-23

Next Act Theatre:

'Twas the Month Before Christmas

A unique look at Joseph and Mary, the three kings, and the innkeeper that shares the “other” stories that led to that magical night in Bethlehem.

Next Act Theatre


Dec. 22-23

It's A Wonderful Life: LIVE

Marcus Center


Dec. 29-31

Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets

From street corner to contemporary cabaret, those sharp-suited, classically vintage Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets will take you on a high-octane romp through favorite historic tunes delivered with fun, energetic harmony and style.

Waukesha Civic Theatre



Dec. 2

Brian Regan

Riverside Theater



Dec. 9-10, 15-17, 21-26

The Milwaukee Ballet

The Nutcracker

The Tannenbaum family home is transformed into a land of magic, joy and whimsy in this special holiday tradition.

Marcus Center


Dec. 16-17

Danceworks Youth Performance Company

Holiday Concert

Danceworks Studio Theatre