Viswa subbaraman

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Skylight Music Theatre names veteran Ray Jivoff new artistic director

Published March 29, 2017

Executive Director Jack R. Lemmon today announced that Ray Jivoff has been named Skylight Music Theatre's new artistic director. Jivoff has been serving as interim artistic director since 2016. He joined the Skylight staff as education director in 1999.

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Skylight unveils season of favorites and striking surprises

Published April 12, 2016

Every theater season I anxiously await the announcement from Milwaukee's distinctive theaters, but one I wait for most eagerly is the next season of the Skylight Music Theatre. There are some highlights next season.

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Skylight's "Cinderella" joyously turns a Disney classic on its ear

Published Sept. 20, 2014

In its recent past, the Skylight has moved almost exclusively into the world of musical theater, consistently producing stellar productions of musicals usually familiar to an audience. Friday night's performance of "Cinderella" was a clear indication that under the artistic direction of Viswa Subbaraman, opera is back. Thank God!

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Skylight's "El Cimarron" should be on your must-see list

Published Jan. 4, 2014

"El Cimarron" is one of those "oughta" events. People tell you about them all the time. And Viswa Subbaraman, the artistic director at Skylight Music Theatre, talked about how people ought to see "El Cimarron." In one video piece, he said the play would "change you forever." I don't know about changing me forever, but it's probably as close as the next best choice for changing me forever.

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Skylight's "Les Misérables" is a blessing for the audience

Published Nov. 23, 2013

Go ahead and pick any adjective you want. Not one of them - or all of them - can possibly do justice to the glorious production of "Les Misérables" that opened Friday night at the Skylight Music Theatre. But blessed may come close for those lucky enough to see it. After it was over, I felt blessed.

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Subbaraman's reign gets a promising start with "Fidelio"

Published Sept. 21, 2013

The reign of Viswa Subbaraman as the new artistic director at Skylight took wing Friday night as a giant and powerful eagle soaring majestically into the sky and inviting all of us to come along for the ride of a lifetime.