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MILWAUKEE Volume 24, Issue 4 Spring/Summer 2013

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Entertainment under the stars pg. 6

Dinner and a show Dining Guide and Show Listings pg. 17

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Outdoor stages in Wisconsin and Illinois offer a magical experience Spring Green, Wis.

“…”APT decisively established itself as one of America’s most ambitious and consistently impressive classical summer festivals.” -Terry Teachout, The Wall Street Journal

American Players Theatre is a professional repertory theater devoted to the great and future classics. It was founded in 1979 and continues to be one of the most popular outdoor classical theaters in the nation. APT is located in Spring Green, Wis., on 110 acres of hilly woods and meadows above the Wisconsin River. The outdoor amphitheater stands within a natural hollow atop an oak-wooded hill, offering 1,148 comfortably cushioned seats under the sky and stars. In 2009, APT opened the indoor Touchstone Theatre, offering a different type of play and experience. APT’s 2013 season runs June 8 through October 20 and offers: William Shakespeare’s “The Two Gentlemen of Verona,” and “Hamlet,” W. Somerset Maugham’s “Too Many Husbands” (aka “Home and Beauty”), Tom Stoppard’s “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” and “All My Sons” by Arthur Miller on the Up-the-Hill stage. In the Touchstone: “Molly Sweeney” by Brian Friel, “Dickens in America” by James DeVita and an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Antony and Cleopatra.” For more info, visit americanplayers.org or call the Box office at 608-588-2361.

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Mequon, Wis. Gathering on the Green, in Mequon, Wis., has become Southeastern Wisconsin’s premier summer spot to enjoy the performing arts. Set in scenic Mequon Rotary Park, the two-day festival runs July 12 and 13 and offers daytime activities for children, evening concerts under the stars, with musical fireworks as the grand finale. On July 12, you’ll be on your feet to all the music from “Mamma Mia” and more with the original musicians from ABBA, Arrival from Sweden. The group has toured with the original ABBA musicians to over 35 nations and appeared in several TV and radio shows all over the world since 1995.  July 13 is Family Day in the park. The July 13 concert features The von Trapps, the grandchildren of Werner von Trapp, the youngest son of the famous singing family whose story captivated the world in the beloved musical “The Sound of Music.” They’ll perform folk and classical songs from various European and American traditions, as well as timeless pieces to sing along with “The Sound of Music.” In the morning, families can join the Family 5K annual “Run on the Green.” Runners follow a route entirely within Mequon Rotary Park. Lawn ticket prices begin at $20 and children 12 and under are FREE. For more info, visit gatheringonthegreen.org or call 262-236-0510.

Door County, Wis. The Peninsula Players Theatre experience in Door County, Wis. can be summed up like this: “Mother Nature provides the picturesque setting; the Peninsula Players provide a truly unforgettable theatrical experience.” Performances are held Tuesday through Sunday, June 11 through October 20, 2013. The 2013 season includes “Saloon” (June 11-June 30); “Once a Ponzi Time” (July 3-July 21); “Sunday in the Park with George” (July 21-August 11); Ken Ludwig’s “The Game’s Afoot” (Aug. 14-Sept. 1) and “Miracle on South Division Street” (Sept. 4-Oct. 20). Relax in the beer garden before experiencing an evening of unparalleled professional theatre. Reservations are recommended. The theatre is located at 4351 Peninsula Players Road in Fish Creek, Wis. For more info, visit peninsulaplayers.com or call 920-868-3287. cont’d next page Footlights Performing Arts Magazine

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Door County, Wis. American Folklore Theatre offers “musical theatre under the stars” from June 12 through August 24 and features three rotating shows throughout the summer including “Windjammers,” “Muskie Love,” and “Loose Lips Sink Ships.” Each year over 35,000 devoted patrons enjoy a cozy night of comedy and musical theater under the stars at the AFT Amphitheatre in glorious Peninsula State Park. The entrance is at 10169 Shore Road, Fish Creek, Wis. For more info, visit folkloretheatre.com or call 920-854-6117

Madison, Wis. Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra is celebrating their 30th season of Concerts on the Square. Listen to classical, country, rock, and all genres in-between, while enjoying a summer’s eve. Six concerts are scheduled Wednesday evenings, June 26 through July 31 at 7:00 p.m. and located on the King Street corner of the Capitol Square. Blankets may be placed on the lawn at 3:00 pm. Bring a cooler, or enjoy some of the great food from our vendors. For more info, visit wcoconcerts.org or call 608-257-0638.

Delafield, Wis. SummerStage in Delafield, Wis. offers “great theatre in the great outdoors” and concerts and plays take place on an outdoor stage in beautiful Lapham Peak State Park in the heart of lake country. The SummerStage 2013 season runs from June 14 through September 14 and brings Broadway tunes, comedy, acoustic music, Irish music and dance, fast-paced Shakespeare and a mystery. Summerstage is located at W329 N846 County Highway C in Delafield. For more info, visit summer-stage.org or call 262-337-1560

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Chicago, Ill. The Ravinia Festival runs June 5 through September 15 in Highland Park, Ill. and the 2013 season includes 120 events, 80 debuts and the 78th summer residency of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Since 1904, Ravinia Festival Association has been Chicago’s “sound of summer”— a place where you can meet up with your friends, have a wonderful time and hear some of the greatest music in the world. “The Ravinia Experience” can start with a picnic basket full of goodies, followed by a hop on the train, and meeting friends at a favorite spot on the lawn. As day turns into evening, everyone settles in, and another memorable Ravinia night begins as you gaze at the stars above. The Ravinia Festival is located at 418 Sheridan Road in Highland Park, Ill. For more info, visit Ravinia.org or call 847-266-5100. Millennium Park in Chicago is a world-renowned public urban park that boasts a state-of-the-art collection of architecture, landscape design and art that provide the backdrop for hundreds of free cultural programs in the summer including concerts, exhibitions, tours, and family activities. Visitors can enjoy a free summer music series at the Pritzker Pavilion including Downtown Sound, Loops & Variations and Made in Chicago: World Class Jazz. The Welcome Center is at 201 E. Randolph St., between Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave. For more info, visit cityofchicago.org or call 312-742-1168.


First Folio Theatre presents summer performances of “Shakespeare Under the Stars” on the grounds of the Mayslake Peabody Estate Forest Preserve. The theatre earned a listing in “The Shakespeare Book of Lists” as one of the 150 Great Places to See a Shakespeare Play. Visitors have enjoyed this beautiful outdoor venue and destination since 1997. From June 19 through July 21, First Folio will present “Cymbelline,” Shakespeare’s tale of love and betrayal, illusion and reality. The theater is located at 1717 W. 31st St. in Oak Brook, Ill. For more info, visit firstfolio.org or call 630-986-8067. Theater on the Lake presents The Chicago Summer Theater Festival celebrating more than 60 years of Chicago’s rich off-Loop theater community. Theater on the Lake is located at 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive (Fullerton and Lake Michigan). Since its debut in the summer of 1953, the nearly 300seat theater has evolved from a showcase of amateur community theater to the summer home of some of the city’s most outstanding professional theater companies, including Steppenwolf and The Second City. For more info, visit chicagoparkdistrict.com/events/ theater-on-the-lake or call 312-742-7994. Go to Footlights.com to see the latest summer outdoor performance listings for Milwaukee, Chicago, Madison, and surrounding areas.

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Help crack the case and participate in the investigation of a grisly crime during two-hour interactive murder mystery dinners performed by the Murder Mystery Company.

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GRACE Next Act Theatre

April 4-28

A darkly funny, sometimes serious, and definitely provocative play about where we choose to place our faith.

THE ROAD TO MECCA Renaissance Theaterworks

TOMATO DODGEBALL Cedarburg Cultural Center

Broadway Theatre Center Studio Theatre 414-291-7800

April 6

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April 5-28

One of Athol Fugard’s most lyrical plays, the play is based on the life and work of Helen Martins, South Africa’s foremost Outsider Artist. 

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PHILOMUSICA QUARTET SUSAN BABINI, GUEST CELLIST Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

April 8 Bader Recital Hall 414-276-5760

Beethoven: String Quartet No. 11 in f minor, Op. 95 “Serioso;” Arvo Pärt: Summa for String Quartet; Schubert: Cello Quintet in C major, D. 956

JEEVES IN BLOOM Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Lovable, loopy Bertie Wooster always manages to get into socially precarious situations and thank heaven Jeeves is there to save the day!

THE PIANO MEN II STARRING JIM WITTER Wisconsin Lutheran College

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THE GRAND FINALE: MCA AND SPECIAL GUEST COMPOSER OLA GJEILO Milwaukee Choral Artists World premiere of major commissioned work for women’s vocal ensemble, string quartet, and improvisational piano accompaniment.

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April 18-28

Winner of three 2002 Tony Awards.® The men and women of Urinetown come together to defend their right to answer nature’s call.

BEE-LUTHER-HATCHEE Wisconsin Lutheran College

April 19-27

When a young editor, Shelita Burns, publishes the autobiography of a reclusive, 72-year-old Southern black woman, surprises, confrontations, and knowledge follows.

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April 19-28

This new musical comedy, direct from Broadway, is a hilarious story of friendship, gossip, revenge, teaming up, and taking care of business.

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April 19-28

This musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel tells the tale of the indomitable March sisters of Concord, Mass. in a time of great social upheaval.

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SWEENEY TODD Lake Country Players

April 19-May 5

A rare musical thriller and a masterpiece of murderous barber-ism mixing intense drama with dark humor, set in 19th century London. lakecountryplayhouse.net

COPPER BOX Cedarburg Cultural Center

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April 20

Copper Box is a genre-bending celebration of fusion roots rock that channels the rowdy communal feel of a small-town party with their gutsy, Americana sound.

METROPOLIS OBOE QUARTET First Congregational Church, Wauwatosa Metropolis performs major oboe quartet repertoire, lesser-known works by composers of all periods, and familiar melodies in their own arrangements.

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April 24-28

Set in a small mining town in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the play follows Mama Nadi and the patrons of her bar in a land torn apart by civil war.

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BARLEY JACKS Oconomowoc Arts Center

April 26 262-560-3172

The Barley Jacks sing original vocals and play jaw–dropping instrumentals in a spirit of excitement and fun.

FRANK FERRANTE IN AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center

April 26 414-766-5049

Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian, Groucho Marx.

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Nicolet High School

April 26-May 4 414-351-8174

One of the great plays of the theatre, this Oscar Wilde classic has been delighting audiences since it premiered in 1895.

SPRING AWAKENING Carthage College

April 26-May 11

Winner of eight Tony Awards® including Best Musical, “Spring Awakening” celebrates the poignant, unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood.

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APARTMENT 3A In Tandem Theatre

April 26-May 19

Written by well-known film and “The Newsroom” actor, Jeff Daniels, it’s an audience favorite of more than fifty plays and musicals over In Tandem’s 15-year history.

COSMIC GRANDEUR Wisconsin Philharmonic

Tenth Street Theatre 414-271-1371

April 28

Shostakovich’s “Festive Overture;” Tchaikovsky’s captivating “First Piano Concerto” with fiery American pianist Andrew Armstrong, and Gustav Holst’s “The Planets.”

FROM THE STEPPES Festival City Symphony

Oconomowoc Arts Center 262-547-1858

April 28

Concert features Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition” and Borodin’s “Symphony No. 2,” a patriotic salute to Russia.

WE SIX TRIO WITH BRIAN LYNCH AND ALEX HOFFMAN Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Pabst Theater 414-286-3205

May 2 Bader Recital Hall 414-276-5760

Grammy Award winner Brian Lynch on trumpet and Alex Hoffman on tenor saxophone are guest artists for a special night of jazz.

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MARRIAGE Whitefish Bay High School

May 2-4 414-963-3928

Podkoliosin hires a matchmaker to find him a wife and when the other suitors line up, the bickering and preening starts among his competitors.

May 2-5

KEN LUDWIG’S MIDSUMMER JERSEY Hamilton Sussex High School Midsummer Jersey is the hilarious high-octane re-telling of Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” set on the boardwalk of a seaside town in modern-day New Jersey. 

GODSPELL North Shore Academy of the Arts

Hamilton Fine Arts Center hamiltonfineartscenter.com/tickets

May 3-4

Dinner Theater Multi-age production featuring food from Fresh Eco Cafe and Juice Bar.  1pm matinee May 4.  northshoreacademyofthearts.org

SING ME A STORY Skylight Music Theatre

1111 Broad Street Grafton 262-377-3514

May 3-19

Milwaukee favorites Kay Stiefel and Jack Forbes Wilson will entertain you with an evening of musical adventures, allegories, and anecdotes.

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THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB Waukesha Civic Theatre

May 3-19 262-547-0708

Five Southern women gather at the ocean and drink martinis, eat biscuits, laugh, cry, and swim their way through celebrations, tough times, and a few surprises.

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP Next Act Theatre

May 3-26 255 S. Water Street 414-278-0765

Come along on this ridiculous, Olde English romp with werewolves, mysteries and mayhem, including an impromptu side trip to the tombs of Egypt.

ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Milwaukee Repertory Theater with One Night Productions

May 3-June 2

Hailed by critics as a “feel-good, fist-pumping, must-see” show, audiences were clamoring for tickets in Portland, Cleveland, and Washington, D.C.

SOMETHING OLD AND SOMETHING NEW Waukesha Choral Union Premiere of Paula Foley Tillen’s commissioned piece with text based on the poetry of Abby Lewis, winner of the WCU’s Waukesha County student writing competition.

Quadracci Powerhouse Theater 414-224-9490

May 4 Carroll University Shattuck Auditorium 414-297-9310

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SPRING CONCERT I Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra This concert features the Brass Choir, Junior Symphony Orchestra, Junior Wind Ensemble and the Senior Symphony.

BEL CANTO BOY CHOIRS-CHILD’S PLAY First Congregational Church Bel Canto Boy Choirs, directed by Ellen Shuler perform Benjamin Britten’s “Friday Afternoons,” a 12-song-cycle of boundless melodic and dramatic invention, and other works.

SPRINGDANCES: IMPERMANENCE UWM Peck School of the Arts

May 5 Marcus Center Uihlein Hall 414-267-2950

May 5 Free Concert Donations Accepted 414-258-7375

May 9-11

Three dance faculty members and local composer, Tim Russell, premiere new works considering the simultaneously durable and fleeting qualities of dance.

SPRING AWAKENING Shorewood High School

Mitchell Hall Studio 254 414-229-4308

May 10-18 414-963-6940

“Spring Awakening” celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power and passion that you will never forget.

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WORLD DAY Cedarburg Cultural Center

May 11

Immerse yourself in a day full of dance, food and culture from around the globe. Costumed dancers representing a variety of countries will thrill you! Free.

FRANKLY MUSIC CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Frankly Music

W62 N546 Washington Ave. 262-375-3676

May 13

Mendelssohn: String Sinfonia in b, Dvorák: Serenade for Strings, Op. 22, Haydn: Symphony No. 92 in G “Oxford”

Wisconsin Lutheran College Schwan Concert Hall 414-443-8802

BACH AND THE ROMANTICS: JEFFREY SEIGEL KEYBOARD CONVERSATIONS® Wisconsin Lutheran College

Schwan Concert Hall 414-443-8802

May 15

Romantic works by Bach and glorious, Bachinspired works by Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Shostakovich, and Rachmaninoff.

JASON BISHOP: SEEING IS BELIEVING South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center

May 17 414-766-5049

Jason Bishop has the most dynamic illusion and magic show touring the U.S. and the only illusionist touring the rare Double Levitation, Plasma Illusion and Op-Art.

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SWEET GRASS PROJECT UWM Peck School of the Arts The Sweet Grass Project uses imagery, dance, song, music and prose to honor the spirit of survivors and descendants of the middle passage and slavery in the United States.

THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS Skylight Music Theatre Hailed as a masterpiece of American Opera, Porgy and Bess’ relationship evolves into a deep romance that triumphs as one of theatre’s most exhilarating love stories.

SPRING CONCERT II Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra This concert features MYSO’s Chamber Flute Ensemble, String Orchestras West and South, and the highly acclaimed Chamber Orchestra.

EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM Bel Canto Chorus Brahms’ Requiem shows the first flowering of his large-scale orchestral style and is considered by many scholars to be the precursor to his First Symphony.

SPRING CONCERT III Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra This concert features MYSO’s Percussion Ensemble, String Orchestras North and Central, and full symphony orchestra, Philharmonia.

EIN DEUTSCHES REQUIEM Bel Canto Chorus Brahms’ Requiem shows the first flowering of his large-scale orchestral style and is considered by many scholars to be the precursor to his First Symphony.

SUMMER EVENINGS OF MUSIC Fine Arts Quartet

May 17-18 Mitchell Hall Studio 254 414-229-4308

May 17-June 9 Broadway Theatre Center Cabot Theatre 414-291-7800

May 18 Carroll University Shattuck Auditorium 414-267-2950

May 18 Oconomowoc Arts Center 414-481-8801

May 19 Carroll University Shattuck Auditorium 414-267-2950

May 19 Christ King Parish 2604 N. Swan Blvd. Wauwatosa 414-481-8801

June 2013 414-229-4308

“One of the gold-plated names in chamber music.” -Washington Post Watch for announcements for their concerts dates and venue locations.

AMERICAN PLAYERS THEATRE
 Located among the rolling hills of Spring Green, Wis., APT will produce five plays in their flagship outdoor amphitheater, and three in the indoor Touchstone Theatre in 2013. Don’t miss pre-season discounts through June 8.

June 8 – October 20 americanplayers.org
 Box Office: 608-588-2361

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PENINSULA PLAYERS – 78th SEASON Peninsula Players is America’s oldest professional resident summer theater and is unique for its diverse productions and its beautiful setting of 16 wooded acres along the cedar-lined shores of Green Bay.

SUMMERDANCES UWM Peck School of the Arts Stephan Koplowitz, internationally known, award-winning choreographer, will serve as the director/choreographer for citywide, site-specific performances.

COMMUNICATING DOORS Waukesha Civic Theatre

June 11October 20

4351 Peninsula Players Road                           Fish Creek, Wis.                     920-868-3287

June 13-16 Mainstage Theatre and other Milwaukee locations 414-229-4308

June 14-30 262-547-0708

Professional dominatrix Poopay enters a hotel room expecting to “entertain” an elderly man. It’s a comic thriller that keeps you laughing until its surprising finish.

PLEIN AIR PAINTING FESTIVAL

June 21, 5-8 PM

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Artists Reception and Silent Auction Meet the Midwest’s premier artists and see over 400 paintings created in eight days.  It’s your opportunity to buy original art at all price ranges.

ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN-ABBA TRIBUTE  Gathering on the Green You’ll be on your feet to all the music from “Mamma Mia” and more with the original musicians from ABBA who have toured to over 35 nations since 1995.

THE VON TRAPPS Gathering on the Green The grandchildren of Werner von Trapp, the youngest son of the famous singing family in the beloved musical “The Sound of Music,” will perform folk and classical songs. Family Day!

PENINSULA MUSIC FESTIVAL 61ST SEASON Musicians from America’s finest orchestras come to Wisconsin’s Door Peninsula each August to present nine different symphony concerts in three weeks. 

ARTS IMMERSION TOUR OF ITALY NSAA Arts Mill Gallery and Boutique “La Dolce Vita” is an intimate tour designed by artists for artists. Email NSAA Arts Mill Director and Italian native Paula Destafanis for more info. paulac@northshoreacademyofthearts.org

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July 13 Mequon Rotary Park gatheringonthegreen.org Children 12 and under FREE.

August 6-24 Door Community Auditorium 920-854-4060 musicfestival.com

September 20-29 1300 14th Avenue Grafton 262-377-3516


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Milwaukee Issue #4 2013