Next Act Theatre [edit]
255 S. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204
(414) 278-0765
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This critically acclaimed professional theater company produces the best of off-Broadway and contemporary theater in an intimate and engaging setting. Performing fall through spring.
Next Act Theatre is celebrating more than 20 years of intimate and powerful theatre. A strong, vibrant and financially stable company, Next Act produces a four production season of contemporary drama.

Shows are performed at 255 S. Water St.
Upcoming events

May 16, 2019 - May 25, 2019
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

All In Productions is proud to present the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee this May! The winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.


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Next Act's "How to Write a New Book for the Bible" is a family drama masterclass

By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers - April 08, 2019
After seeing Next Act Theatre's terrific production of the family drama "How to … Read more...
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Next Act's "Blood at the Root" digs deep into a true story of race in America

By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers - Feb. 05, 2019
In this divided era of taking sides, I would encourage audiences to see Next Act … Read more...
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Next Act's "12 Dates of Christmas" is a small but sweet taste of holiday spirit

By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers - Nov. 19, 2018
This small but mighty show chronicles one year in the life of a heartbroken … Read more...
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Next Act's "Outside Mullingar" a modest charmer from the Emerald Isle

By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers - Oct. 03, 2018
As the home to Irish Fest, the largest celebration Celtic arts and culture in … Read more...
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Next Act's "I and You" is more than just its shocking twist ending

By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers - April 14, 2018
The script's stunning reveal is much more potent than just a clever magic trick … Read more...