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.
It's clear that the Milwaukee theater community faces challenges of young artists leaving town in order to find work. How to keep them here is a question that deserves attention and consideration of a variety of ideas that could step that tide.
In an attempt to fix recurring and long-lasting difficulties, the Skylight Music Theatre is examining the possible sale of its Broadway Theatre Center, one of the buildings that was a catalyst for the development of the Historic Third Ward.
A kind of social media pandemonium got underway Wednesday when Viswa Subbaraman announced he was resigning as the artistic director at Skylight Music Theatre. The board will take its time, however, finding a replacement.
No matter how it gets spun, Milwaukee's performing arts community took a severe hit Wednesday when Viswa Subbaraman announced he was leaving his post as artistic director of the Skylight Music Theatre.
There are so many ways to tell a great story in the world of theater, but Milwaukee has never seen anything quite like "Song From the Uproar" which opened a short run Friday night at the Broadway Theater center.
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.
"Crowns" at Skylight Music Theatre is an example of how art can lead a city to a better place and to a life of equality and diversity where all that matters is the quality of the art, not the color of your skin.
Adapting 18 hours of Richard Wagner opera into just over two hours is a major accomplishment and makes for an interesting and challenging evening of theater at Skylight.
"The Snow Dragon" at Skylight Music Theatre proves once again that brave choices make for enthralling nights of live entertainment. The English language opera deals with child abuse and the healing process for everyone.
This morning, National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) chairwoman Jane Chu announced that the Skylight Music Theatre received an NEA Art Works grant. The $20,000 grant will support Skylight's upcoming world premiere of "The Snow Dragon."
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!
"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.
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.
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.