Skylight Music Theatre [edit]
158 N. Broadway
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 291-7811
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Founded in 1959, this theater company has acquired a reputation for its unique exploration of sundry forms of opera and music theater. Embracing baroque opera, European operetta, Broadway musicals, contemporary chamber opera and more, this nationally acclaimed theater produces more than 80 performances each season.
Upcoming events

Sept. 27, 2019 - Oct. 13, 2019

One of the most influential and triumphant musicals in history! In 1943, Oklahoma! broke ground for seamlessly integrating song and dance into its story of a young farm girl and her two suitors. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and numerous Tony Awards, Oklahoma! features a gorgeous Rodgers & Hammerstein score with such unforgettable songs as “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “People Will Say We’re in Love,” and “Oklahoma.”

Nov. 15, 2019 - Dec. 22, 2019
Disney’s Newsies

Based on the rousing true story of newsboys who strike against unfair conditions in turn-of-the century New York City, this Disney film became a Tony Award-winning Broadway hit. Featuring a score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors), book by Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots) and exhilarating dancing, this musical delivers a timeless message about fighting for what’s right. Perfect for the whole family.

Jan. 3, 2020 - Jan. 19, 2020
Ruddigore (or The Witch’s Curse)

Skylight and Milwaukee Opera Theatre collaborate to create an imaginatively reinvigorated performance of the gothic melodrama Ruddigore, celebrating Skylight’s long history of producing the works of Gilbert & Sullivan. This special, limited run performance will be staged in the Studio Theatre.

Jan. 17, 2020 - Jan. 26, 2020
The Gospel at Colonus

With the ground-shaking thunder of a revival meeting and an electrifying gospel and blues score, The Gospel at Colonus is an exuberant re-telling of Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus. Featuring soaring voices, thrilling music and powerful dance, the musical is set in the context of a black Pentecostal service. Gospel premiered on Broadway in 1988 and was revived in 2018, playing to capacity audiences at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

Feb. 7, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

A group of quirky, socially awkward over-achievers find joy, heartache and a purpose as they compete at the regional spelling bee. Winner of two Tony Awards, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee charms audiences with its effortless wit and humor, fast-paced and touching story, and fresh, vibrant score by William Finn (Falsettos, A New Brain). It’s a wildly funny, riotous ride where winning (and losing) isn’t everything.

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Recent articles about Skylight Music Theatre


Skylight's "Kiss Me Kate" is a mostly enjoyable version of a musty show

By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers - May 21, 2019
The Skylight's lively production, running through June 16 at the Broadway … Read more...

Skylight's "Carmina Burana" gives a grand show the treatment it deserves

By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers - March 18, 2019
A thrilling evening for fans of any and all of the performing arts, you will … Read more...
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Ding ding ding! Skylight's "Things That Go Ding!" is a joyful winner

By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers - Feb. 24, 2019
"Things That Go Ding!" is a variety show in the best sense of the word, … Read more...

"Newsies" "Oklahoma!" and more to come to Skylight in 2019-2020 season

By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers - Feb. 13, 2019
The Skylight Music Theatre recently announced its upcoming lineup for the 2019- … Read more...

Skylight's "Five Guys Named Moe" is a four-star good time

By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers - Jan. 28, 2019
Of all the jukebox musicals, "Five Guys Named Moe" might be one of the best, … Read more...