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108 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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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

Feb. 15, 2018 - Feb. 19, 2018
Rep Lab

8th Anniversary Production! Don’t miss the limited engagement of this one-of-a-kind night of theater featuring The Rep’s highly-lauded Emerging Professionals Ensemble.

Feb. 27, 2018 - March 25, 2018
One House Over

When Rafael and Camila Hernandez move in downstairs to help Joanne with her elderly father, Joanne breathes a little easier. She needs their help, and they need jobs. But she can’t anticipate the complications that arise when “the help” starts to feel like family…and act like it. A brilliantly funny and provocative new piece by one of today’s hottest playwrights, it’s an empathetic but searing examination of boundaries, power, privilege, and fear in a single backyard.

March 13, 2018 - April 22, 2018
Until The Flood

A New Play Ripped From The Headlines From Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Yellowman), comes an extraordinary theatrical event that explores the reactions of the St. Louis region to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. After conducting hundreds of interviews, Orlandersmith crafted a stunning play featuring eight real-life characters, all with unique and interesting perspectives. These stories reflect a range of human experiences – the drive to forward one’s prospects with education, the innate need to protect our loved ones from the harsh realities of the world and the urge to seek answers to life’s biggest questions. The result is a theatrical mosaic of diverse voices that explores how a community heals and grows together.

March 23, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Mark Twain's River of Song

From the creators of The Rep’s hit productions Low Down Dirty Blues and Back Home Again: On The Road With John Denver comes this exploration of the music and culture of America’s first superhighway, the Mississippi River. From the iron red water in Minnesota to the deep, dark Southern Delta, the river carries the stories and songs of the people. Come take a ride on the Mississippi – guided by the voices of the men and women who lived and worked on the river, tied together with the observations and insights of the Mississippi’s most famous traveler, Mark Twain. Performed by three world-class musicians, including David Lutken (Woody Sez, John Denver), River of Song is a journey through America’s Heartland and features traditional songs like “Dance Boatmen Dance,” “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child,” and “Deep River Blues.”

March 23, 2018 - May 20, 2018
Always...Patsy Cline

Always…Patsy Cline. A returned favorite event created and originally directed by Ted Swindley. March 23-May 20, 2018. Stackner Cabaret, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Patty and Jay Baker Theater Complex, 108 E. Wells St. After a record-breaking sold-out engagement in 2012, The Rep is bringing back this true story play about music legend Patsy Cline and her remarkable friendship with devoted fan Louise Seger. Filled with two dozen unforgettable hits including “Crazy,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Sweet Dreams” and “Walkin’ After Midnight.” Returning to reprise the role of Patsy is Rep favorite Kelley Faulkner (Guys & Dolls) who dazzled audiences in 2012 earning her rave reviews that helped create Always…Patsy Cline in being an all time greatest Stackner hit. Joining her is Milwaukee favorite Tami Workentin in the role of Louise Seger. Always…Patsy Cline celebrates the life and music of one of the most acclaimed vocalists of the 20th century.

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