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

March 19, 2020 - March 22, 2020
Turbulence Project

The Turbulence Project, DanceCircusí next collaboration, is a love letter, a documentary, a healing, a reclaiming of energy for the earth and our future. These dances by Artistic Director Betty Salamun convey deeply felt environmental concerns growing from the Avenues West Neighborhood, flowing from Lake Michiganís eroding shore, emerging through stages of grief, and, flying towards community.

April 2, 2020 - April 26, 2020
9 CIRCLES by Bill Cain

Honorably discharged but later accused of a war crime in Iraq, American soldier Daniel Reeves must navigate an onslaught of commanding officers, public defenders, lawyers, preachers and psychiatrists who seek answers, excuses or culpability. Based on actual events, Bill Cain's psychological thriller is by turns shocking, mesmerizing and bitingly funny. Ultimately, it is the soldier who must discover his own path to truth, where he finds duty, war and justice are on a collision course with the indomitable, yet vulnerable, human spirit. Tickets $34-44.


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Next Act's "A Small Fire" rarely burns brightly

By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers - Feb. 03, 2020
Although the stakes in this piece are high, the impact of the play is small. It … Read more...
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Next Act's "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" brings Sid Caesar's spirit back to life

By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers - Nov. 25, 2019
"Laughter" is a bittersweet snapshot of a bygone era and an homage to the … Read more...
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Next Act's "The Revolutionists" does its best with a bad script

By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers - Oct. 01, 2019
Directed capably by Laura Gordon, Next Act's "The Revolutionists" is a pretty … Read more...
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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...