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MILWAUKEE Volume 24, Issue 1 Fall 2012

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Now – August 26 Cabot Theatre Broadway Theatre Center 414-291-7800

A comic chestnut from the 1960s! Murray’s eccentric and carefree nature makes him a questionable guardian to his 12-year-old genius nephew in New York City.

GUTENBERG! THE MUSICAL! Milwaukee Repertory Theater

August 24October 14

They don’t have a cast, an orchestra, or a clue, but they’re pitching their hilarious, 16-song epic to Broadway producers anyway!

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THE TRIO: LARRY GOLDINGS/PETER BERNSTEIN/BILL STEWART Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

September 3 Bader Recital Hall 414-276-5760

The trio, together for over 20 years, charts new ground with their distinctive sound playing jazz standards or their original compositions.

ASSASSINS Milwaukee Repertory Theater

September 4October 7

Investigates the personalities behind nine Presidential assassins to reveal uneasy truths about the American Dream. Winner of five Tony Awards.®

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September 7

The Beach Party Boys have the authentic look, vocal harmony, and instrumentation of the original Beach Boys!

ANNUAL JURIED EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION & AWARDS CEREMONY Cedarburg Artists Guild

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September 7

The Guild promotes the arts through education, scholarships, events, and programs. This juried exhibition runs through October 14.

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The history of Milwaukee’s South Shore a stronghold of industry and industrial workers anchored by a pioneer Bay View iron mill.

FINE ARTS QUARTET UWM Peck School of the Arts

September 9

A performance by one of the most distinguished ensembles in chamber music today in celebration of the Year of the Arts! Free and tickets are required.

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THE KING COMETS Oconomowoc Arts Center

September 15 262-560-3172

This four-piece ensemble is inspired by the swing era with rhythm and blues, a little rock ‘n’ roll, and some famous country favorites.

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September 15

Daniel Asia: Breath in a Ram’s Horn – The Jewish Spirit in the Arts – showcasing the music of composer Daniel Asia. Free.

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September 21October 14

AVENUE Q Skylight Music Theatre Winner of three Tony Awards®, it’s a hilarious adult-themed spoof of “Sesame Street.” Part flesh (human), part felt (puppets), and packed with heart.

Cabot Theatre Broadway Theatre Center 414-291-7800

THE VITROLUM REPUBLIC WITH WOLFGANG SCHAEFER Cedarburg Cultural Center

September 22 262-375-3676

The Milwaukee-based band’s sound combines classical elements with folk, bluegrass, blues and gypsy tango - a style they call Gypsy Noir.

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September 26 414-766-5049

Jazz pianist Robert Glasper has long kept one foot planted firmly in jazz and the other in hip hop and R&B.

THE MOUNTAINTOP Milwaukee Repertory Theater

September 26November 4

A gripping re-imagining of events the night before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. after he delivered one of his most memorable speeches.

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September 27October 7

Larry Shue’s comedy about a painfully shy Englishman who learns of secrets and scandals when visitors at a Georgia fishing lodge think he can’t understand English.

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September 27October 14

Wally and Vern move back to their inner city neighborhood and burglarize upscale neighborhoods to survive - while facing demons from their childhood.

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September 27October 21

A comedy about a banker named Bennett who exploits microcredit loans, lumps them into complex financial instruments, and crashes the global economy.

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October 4 414-766-5049

Sometimes referred to as the next Taylor Swift, Armiger’s powerful vocals and skillful songwriting are clearly showcased when she is on stage.

INDESTRUCTIBLE: THE MUSIC OF ART BLAKEY AND THE JAZZ MESSENGERS Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

October 4 Bader Recital Hall 414-276-5760

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Sometimes referred to as the next Taylor Swift, Armiger’s powerful vocals and skillful songwriting are clearly showcased when she is on stage.

THE DUCT TAPE MONOLOGUES McMann & Tate Productions

October 5-6

Another wacky look at the different ways men and women see the world, relationships and parenting as they stick together all new, hilarious scenes.

Cedarburg Cultural Center 262-375-3676

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October 5-14

Spend a day with Marvin and Lloyd — fishing buddies and home-grown philosophers singing musical numbers like, “The Wishing Hole” and “Ode to a Snowmobile Suit.”

THE NIGHTMARE ROOM In Tandem Theatre

October 5-21

A dark and chilling psychological thriller! Two best friends, both in love with the same dashing former movie star are locked in a room with a bottle of poison.

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W.A. Mozart: Divertimento à 3, K. 254; Frank Bridge: Trio No. 2 (1929); Camille Saint-Saëns: Trio No. 1 in F Major, Op. 18.

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October 7

Dvorak’s energetic, yet pastoral “Symphony No. 9, From the New World” and Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s “Cakewalk.”

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CORIGLIANO AND ELGAR Wisconsin Philharmonic Lara St. John, violin; World premiere of Sonata for Violin and Orchestra. By: John Corigliano, Orchestration: Martin Kennedy

CLARINET SWING KINGS FEATURING DAVE BENNETT Wisconsin Lutheran College

October 9 Oconomowoc Arts Center 262-547-1858

October 12 Schwan Concert Hall 414-443-8802

Music salutes such greats as Artie Shaw, Jimmy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Pete Fountain, Acker Bilk and, of course, Benny Goodman.

TITANIC, THE MUSICAL Milwaukee Theatre The Broadway musical won five Tony Awards®, including the award for Best Musical. The story is set on the “unsinkable” ocean liner RMS Titanic that sank on its maiden voyage on April 15, 1912.

FALL COLLABORATION CONCERT Waukesha Choral Union Among other musical selections, a “sneak preview” of a commissioned piece written by Waukesha-born composer Paula Foley Tillen will be performed. (See Footnote page 28)

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October 14 Bader Recital Hall 414-276-5760

Program includes Haydn Flute Trio in G; Mozart Quartet in F K.370; Brahms Quintet in f minor.

BRAHMS, WEINBERG AND BARTÓK Frankly Music The much-loved Quintet of Brahms, the Sonata for clarinet and piano by the Polish-Soviet composer Mieczyslaw Weinberg, and the sensational Contrasts of Bela Bartók.

SPELLBINDING BACH: JEFFREY SIEGEL KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS® Wisconsin Lutheran College Program includes the exhilarating “Toccata in D,” the vivacious “Italian Concerto,” and the soul-stirring “Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue.”

CHAMBER MUSIC MILWAUKEE PRESENTS TOWER BRASS OF CHICAGO UWM Peck School of the Arts Tower Brass performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Grant Park Symphony, and more.

ENFRASCADA: A JARRING COMEDY OF HOODOO PROPORTIONS Renaissance Theaterworks

October 15-16 Wisconsin Conservatory of Music 414-443-8802

October 17 Schwan Concert Hall 414-443-8802

October 17 Bader Concert Hall UWM Zelazo Center 414-229-4308

October 19November 11

A tale of passion, female friendships and the crazy things we will do for love - including using magic recipes and ancient spells.

Studio Theatre Broadway Theatre Center 414-291-7800

BLUES IN THE NIGHT Milwaukee Repertory Theater

October 19December 23

A dynamite revue featuring blues classics from Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Bessie Smith, and many more that’ll bring down the house!

Stackner Cabaret 414-224-9490

AN EVENING WITH JOHN MCGIVERN Oconomowoc Arts Center

October 20 262-560-3172

Emmy Award®-winning actor John McGivern shares his personal, touching, and familiar stories about growing up in a large Irish Catholic family in the Midwest.

THE CALL: MCA AND THE NATIONAL LUTHERAN CHOIR Milwaukee Choral Artists MCA is Wisconsin’s premier professional choral ensemble, and one of only a few professional women’s vocal ensembles in the country.

October 20 Concordia University Chapel 262-628-5022

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FALL EXHIBITION OPENING Wisconsin Watercolor Society The exhibition runs October 21-November 25. Painting by Peter Rotier (1888-1963).

GUITAR FACULTY CONCERT Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Come listen to our diverse styles of guitar music and celebrate our rich history and love for the guitar.

PRAYERS FOR MANKIND Bel Canto Chorus Bel Canto Chorus performs familiar favorites, seldom-heard works, and innovative new creations - featuring Alexander Levine with Bel Canto Boy Choirs.

October 21 Cedarburg Cultural Center 262-375-3676

October 21 Bader Recital Hall 414-276-5760

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THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Milwaukee Repertory Theater

October 23December 2

Anne Frank’s remarkable diary is a testament to the human spirit and its young author’s “boundless desire for all that is beautiful and good.”

Quadracci Powerhouse Theater 414-224-9490

LEAR’S DAUGHTERS UWM Peck School of the Arts

October 24-28

This imagined prequel to Shakespeare’s tragedy delves into the castle’s past and explores the circumstances that turn princesses against each other.

JOHN THULIN TRIO: THESE ARE A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE TUNES Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Mainstage Theatre 414-229-4308

October 25 Bader Recital Hall 414-276-5760

Don’t miss this elegant small group presentation of great music performed by three of the area’s leading jazz artists.

SIBERIAN VIRTUOSI Wisconsin Lutheran College This ensemble of 12 string players and piano has enjoyed amazing popularity in Russia and around the world, and is on its debut tour of the United States.

FALL(ing) UWM Peck School of the Arts Present Music, Milwaukee Ballet and the Peck School of the Arts collaborate on new dance works by four choreographers performed to live music by the Present Music Ensemble.

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October 26-27 Bader Concert Hall UWM Zelazo Center 414-229-4308


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IRENA’S VOW Cardinal Stritch University Theater

October 26November 4

“Irena’s Vow” tells the story of Irena Gut, a Polish nurse who, at the risk of her life, saved 12 Jews during World War II in German-occupied Poland.

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OUR TOWN Waukesha Civic Theatre

October 26November 11

This Pulitzer Prize-winning classic reveals the big moments in a small town: life, love and marriage, death and eternity.

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GEORGE BALLANCHINE’S “WHO CARES” Milwaukee Ballet II

October 27-28

A ballet by George Ballanchine choreographed to 17 Broadway musical songs of George Gershwin.

PHILOMUSICA STRING QUARTET Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Mozart: String Quartet No. 6 in B-flat major, K. 159; Beethoven: String Quartet No. 4 in c minor, Op. 18 No. 4; Bartók: Piano Quintet in C major Winston Choi, guest pianist.

HANNAH WHITE – VIOLIN PRODIGY Cedarburg Cultural Center

South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center 414-766-5049

October 29 Bader Recital Hall 414-276-5760

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Hannah is 12 years old and winner of the 2012 MYSO Senior Symphony Concerto Competition. The accompanists will be Jonah and Joshua White on the piano.

THE BENDING OF THE BOW Wisconsin Lutheran College Theatre The first presentation by the Wisconsin Lutheran College Theatre department for the 2012-13 season.

BRASS, WOODWIND & PERCUSSION FACULTY Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

November 2-10 Raabe Theatre 414-443-8802

November 4 Bader Recital Hall 414-276-5760

A chamber music collaboration from classical to jazz to Latin music.

LA GUITARRA Wisconsin Conservatory of Music This concert will feature solo sets by each performer culminating with the three guitarists coming together as Trio La Guitarra.

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CHAMBER MUSIC MILWAUKEE UWM Peck School of the Arts Chamber music concert featuring UWM faculty.

THE WOMEN OF LOCKERBIE Marquette University Theatre Loosely inspired by a true story, this is a poetic drama about the triumph of love over hate after the bombing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.

SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS: BATTLE OF BRITAIN Wisconsin Philharmonic

November 8 Bader Concert Hall UWM Zelazo Center 414-229-4308

November 8-18 Helfaer Theatre 414-288-7504

November 11 Shattuck Auditorium 262-547-1858

Special guests: Henry Vogel, narrator; Soheil Nassart, piano. Celebrate the words and music from this unforgettable WWII era.

FINE ARTS QUARTET UWM Peck School of the Arts A performance by one of the most distinguished ensembles in chamber music today in celebration of the Year of the Arts! Free.

THE TRAGEDY OF KING LEAR UWM Peck School of the Arts Shakespeare’s profound tale of regret details Lear’s regression into sickness and strife over his biggest mistake — unwittingly severing the unity within his family. Set in 1906 Russia.

TIES OF LOVE: THE MUSIC OF BUDDY MONTGOMERY Wisconsin Conservatory of Music


November 11 Bader Concert Hall UWM Zelazo Center 414-229-4308

November 14-18 Mainstage Theatre 414-229-4308

November 15 Bader Recital Hall 414-276-5760

We Six will perform the compositions of this amazing pianist and vibraphonist - the younger brother of jazz guitar icon Wes Montgomery.

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IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE RADIO PLAY Next Act Theatre

November 15December 9

Inspired by the classic American film, “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the play is performed as a 1940s live radio broadcast in front of a studio audience.

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CLOSE TO YOU: THE MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS Wisconsin Lutheran College

November 16

Lisa Rock recreates the true sound of The Carpenters and brings the original arrangements to the stage with her 6-piece band.

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THE SOUND OF MUSIC Skylight Music Theatre

November 16December 23

Capturing hearts as the world’s most beloved musical, The Sound of Music is absolutely perfect for the holiday season!

Cabot Theatre Broadway Theatre Center 414-291-7800

PERFORMATHON & OPEN HOUSE 2012 Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

November 18 414-276-5760

Hourly recitals on multiple stages highlight the wonderful Conservatory students playing a variety of instruments and musical styles. Free.

COLLECTED STORIES Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

November 21December 16

A play by “Brooklyn Boy” playwright Donald Margulies about a reclusive short story writer in Greenwich Village who mentors a bright-eyed young protégée.

Studio Theatre 414-291-7800

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center

November 23 414-766-5049

A Vienna Boys Choir performance is never just a concert for classical aficionados - it’s an enchanting event that will delight music lovers from all walks of life.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Milwaukee Repertory Theater

November 29December 24

The ultimate holiday tradition celebrates its 37th year! Dickens’ classic masterpiece will brighten your holiday season with a timeless message of hope, peace, and love. Photo: Michael Brosilow

Pabst Theater 414-224-9490

CANDY CANE TALES AND HOLIDAY CAROLS Waukesha Civic Theatre

November 30December 16 262-547-0708

It’s our very own holiday tradition - a joyous celebration with your favorite holiday characters, with a new twist every year.

A CUDAHY CAROLER CHRISTMAS In Tandem Theatre

November 30January 5

They’re finally back! Following a bitter break-up five years earlier, Stasch must reunite the Cudahy Carolers to restore the spirit of the season.

Tenth Street Theatre 414-271-1371

PROMETHEUS TRIO WITH GUEST ARTIST MATTHEW MICHELIC Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

December 3-4

Franz Josef Haydn: Trio (TBD); Bohuslav Martinu: Piano Quartet (1942); Gabriel Fauré: Piano Quartet No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 45.

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Showtimes, links to buy tickets, and nearby restaurants for every show. Plan your entire night on FOOTLIGHTS.COM A ROYAL CHRISTMAS Wisconsin Philharmonic Guests: Concert Choirs of Waukesha North and Waukesha West High Schools; this English Christmas is sure to be a heartwarming holiday night of music and song.

FESTIVE SOIREE WITH ROBIN PLUER Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Robin Pluer, Milwaukee’s own chanteuse extraordinaire, celebrates the holidays with the sultry sounds of cabaret.

I GOT YULE, BABE Oconomowoc Arts Center Joel Kopischke and friends light up the stage and audience with their hilarious twist on seasonal favorites.

SANTA’S LIQUID HELPER - MCMANN & TATE HOLIDAY COMEDY SHOW Cedarburg Cultural Center

December 4 Shattuck Auditorium Carroll University 262-547-1858

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Southeast Wisconsin’s favorite holiday tradition returns with McMann & Tate’s annual adult holiday comedy show! Past shows have sold out!

CHRISTMAS: LESSONS AND CAROLS Waukesha Choral Union

December 7 St. Luke’s Church

The beautiful, uplifting songs of the holiday season are shared in two concerts featuring traditional carols from around the world to American standards.

December 9

CHRISTMAS IN THE BASILICA Bel Canto Chorus

December 8-9

Traditional beloved carols and hymns, performed in the breathtaking Basilica, make for the perfect beginning to every family’s holiday season.

CEDARBURG CULTURAL CENTER MEMBER SHOW OPENING Cedarburg Cultural Center

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This exhibit of original works in a variety of media runs through February 3, 2013. Painting by Kitty Sturrock entitled “Rose Bouquet.”

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Milwaukee Repertory Theater

December 11January 13

From the author of “Pride and Prejudice” comes this heartwarming, humorous tale of two sisters struggling to move past a family disaster.

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CLAUDE DEBUSSY: CLAIR DE LUNE, FIREWORKS, AND BEYOND! JEFFREY SIEGEL KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS® Wisconsin Lutheran College

December 12 Schwan Concert Hall 414-443-8802

A concert with commentary featuring the music of Claude DeBussy.

A KODACHROME CHRISTMAS WITH JOHN MCGIVERN Next Act Theatre

December 12-31 255 South Water Street 414-278-0765

Cable access TV hostess Earlene Hooper tapes her Christmas special. She’s funny, she’s charming, she bakes – she’s John McGivern!

RIVER CITIES JAZZ – BIG BAND HOLIDAY SHOW Cedarburg Cultural Center

December 14 262-375-3676

River Cities Jazz brings their 18-piece big, festive big band sound to the CCC stage! Come one, come all to this cheerful holiday concert!

GEORGE DYER CHRISTMAS Wisconsin Lutheran College

December 15 Schwan Concert Hall 414-443-8802

Direct from daily shows in Branson, the George Dyer show treats you to timeless and beautiful music from movies, musicals, and more!

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Innocence a scarlet sun slowly falls sinking through the blood red sky it splashes crimson stains onto a little white boat dancing through the terrifyingly rough sea By Abby Lewis

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In late fall of 2011, Waukesha Choral Union solicited student poems, prose, or other original writings to use as a text for a commissioned choral work for its 2012-2013 season. All Waukesha county students age 12 to 18 were eligible. At the “Messiah” concert last March, WCU Artistic Director Ernest Brusubardis III announced that Abby Lewis’ original poems were chosen and he presented her with a stipend of $500. Abby Lewis is a sophomore at Waukesha South High School. The musical piece will be created by Waukesha-born composer, Paula Foley Tillen, pictured here.


a member of the Women’s Choir. She’s played violin for nine years and performs in the Philharmonia group with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra. She also enjoys theatre and is starting to write music. She wrote her winning entry poems in 7th and 8th grade.

The yet-untitled piece will be performed on the final concert of the Waukesha Choral Union’s 20122013 season on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Shattuck Auditorium on the Carroll University campus. A “sneak preview” of the piece will be presented at the first concert of this season on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Shattuck Auditorium. A second phase of the project, involving student-created multimedia interpretation of the commission, will be announced during the 2012-2013 season. Abby Lewis has been writing and telling stories all her life and recently discovered her passion for poetry. She has an extensive musical background as a 14-year member of the Children’s Choir of Waukesha and she is now

Paula Foley Tillen, a graduate of Waukesha’s Carroll University, has been a professional musician in southeastern Wisconsin for the past thirty years, and is much in demand as a composer, music director, pianist, vocal coach, and accompanist. Local, regional, national, and international groups have performed Tillen’s compositions and arrangements and her work is included in the catalogues of Hal Leonard Publishing Co., Alliance Publishing Co., Treble Clef Music Press, and Santa Barbara Music Press. Waukesha Choral Union Board President Tom Custis said, “This undertaking would not be possible without the financial support of our patrons, and a grant from Arts Alliance of Waukesha County, and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Collaboration is a strong tradition within our organization. This project brings together many different local artists in a single celebration of music.” 

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