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108 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 224-9490
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Nationally known as one of the top regional theaters in the United States, Milwaukee Repertory Theater continues to thrill audiences with professional productions from September to May. Housed in the Milwaukee Center, the Rep produces 13 shows on three separate stages, plus the annual holiday classic, "The Christmas Carol."
Upcoming events

Nov. 26, 2019 - Dec. 24, 2019
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol. November 26-December 24, 2019. Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. The Rep’s hit new adaptation is a 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. Join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Scrooge in this holiday classic the whole family will love.

Jan. 14, 2020 - Feb. 9, 2020
The Legend of Georgia McBride

The Legend of Georgia McBride January 14-February 9, 2020. Quadracci Powerhouse, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St. Casey is a broke Elvis impersonator with a baby on the way. When the owner of the run down bar where he works brings in a drag show to attract more customers, Casey is out of a job. Or is he? Filled with music, humor, and plenty of sequins, this joyful, acclaimed new play is a reminder that the path to prosperity and fulfillment may sometimes take an unexpected turn. Don’t miss this hilarious and heartwarming show taking the nation by storm.

Jan. 17, 2020 - March 22, 2020
Chasin’ Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records

Chasin’ Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records. January 17-March 22, 2020. Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St. This revival of a Rep premiere (previously titled Grafton City Blues) explores the inspiring story of Grafton, Wisconsin’s, Paramount Records. A recording label that, at the height of the jazz and blues age, became for a brief, bright few years, the leading label for recording artists of color in the Midwest—and broke down small-town racial barriers along the way. Artists such as Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alberta Hunter and Ma Rainey all recorded there. This exuberant musical celebration of some of the greatest jazz and blues music features four sensational quadruple threat performers guiding the journey through story and song.

Jan. 28, 2020 - March 8, 2020
Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch. January 28-March 8, 2020. Stiemke Studio, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St. Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival, this genre-bending musical sensation played to record-breaking sell-out crowds on Broadway telling the story of one of the most unique characters to ever hit the stage. To walk away, you’ve got to leave something behind – and so Hansel Schmidt does, transforming into Hedwig. With her new identity, Hedwig escapes the iron curtain to begin life with her freshly-minted American husband. Everything seems perfect until her husband leaves. With nothing left, she returns to her first love — music. Don’t miss “the best rock musical ever” (Rolling Stone)!

March 3, 2020 - March 29, 2020

Eclipsed. March 3-March 29, 2020. Quadracci Powerhouse, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St. Written by actress-playwright Danai Gurira (Black Panther, The Walking Dead) comes a stunning tale of hope and resilience set in the midst of the Liberian Civil War. Five extraordinary women, who have formed an unlikely sisterhood, struggle to negotiate power, protection and peace as they try to survive. Drawing on the reserves of wit and compassion, these defiant women ask: when the fog of battle lifts, could a different destiny emerge? Nominated for six Tony awards, including Best Play, Eclipsed has been called "rare and powerful" by The New York Times and "a must-see production" by New York Magazine.

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