What’s Going On

For the week of March 24-30…

Giselle, March 26-29, Marcus Center, 929 N Water St (milwaukeeballet.org)

When it comes to classical ballet, Giselle is the granddaddy of them all, providing the blueprint for Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty and all the others that followed.  Its premiere in 1841 featured a score from composer Adolphe Adam, probably best known for composing the music for the Christmas favorite Cantique de Noel, better known as “O Holy Night.”

When Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director Michael Pink embarked on his career, Giselle was the first classic to receive the Pink Touch in 1996 and featured in the title role one of the UK’s leading dancers at the time, namely Jayne Pink, Michael’s wife.  For this new MBC production, Jayne has served as mentor to the dancers performing the role, Luz San Miguel and Annia Hidalgo. In fact, this production celebrates Pink and San Miguel’s 10 years of collaboration at Milwaukee Ballet.  She will dance Thursday and Saturday’s performances; Hidalgo will dance on Friday and Sunday.

While Pink’s choreography is faithful to the original ballet, he has moved the setting from 19th century France to the World War II era.  While not specifically named, the specter of the Nazis and the Warsaw ghetto hover over this production, adding another layer to the romantic story.  There’s also the usual heartfelt dancing from the MBC dancers, plus solid accompaniment from Andrews Sill and the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra.  If you missed it the last time San Miguel and her 10 year onstage partner Davit Hovhannisyan performed this highly charged ballet, don’t miss your chance this weekend!

And while I’m thinking of it, I may have already featured these current productions in earlier posts, but it’s worth mentioning again these shows continuing this weekend:  the smoldering musical revue Low Down Dirty Blues at the Rep’s Stackner Cabaret; Milwaukee Opera Theater’s exuberant production of The Mikado at next Act Theater; the remarkable world premiere dramedy Five Presidents at the Rep’s Main Theater; the delightful family musical Big Nate at First Stage Theater; and the fantasy world of The Snow Dragon at Skylight Music Theater.  Big Nate, Mikado and Snow Dragon close on Sunday the 29th, so you better hurry so you won’t be kicking yourself later for missing out on some splendid theater.  And don’t tell me there’s nothing to do or see in Milwaukee this weekend!

What’s Going On

For the week of March 17-23…

WCM Jazz Festival, March 19-21, Bader Recital Hall, 1584 N Prospect Ave (March 19, 21), Marcus Center, 929 N Water St (March 20) (wcmusic.org, marcuscenter.org)

In recent years, Milwaukee’s East Side Jazz Festival has showcased outstanding national and local jazz talent at various venues around town. Now, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music has picked up the torch with their first 3-day Jazz Festival this weekend. Starting the festivities on Thursday the 19th is WCM’s faculty jazz sextet We Six’s annual “All Our Own” show which, as the title says, features all original compositions by band members, always making for an interesting evening, to say the least. Following the next evening, the festival heads down to the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall as We Six steps back to provide backing for two Grammy-winning jazz stars: WCM alum Brian Lynch on trumpet and sax legend Phil Woods (he toured Russia with Benny Goodman in the early 60’s to cheers of “Pheel, Pheel!”; and that’s his a cappella solo that closes Paul Simon’s song “Have a Good Time”)! The festival winds up on Saturday back at WCM as jazz ensembles from area schools perform in competition with We Six members and Mr Lynch sitting on the jury! Why, it sounds to me like WCM’s version of “March Madness!”

The Mikado, March 20-29, Next Act Theater, 255 S Water St (milwaukeeoperatheatre.com)

For decades, Milwaukee’s venerable Skylight Music Theater has presented superbly staged productions of Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic comic operas. In fact, Skylight had a hit production of The Mikado just several seasons ago. So what’s up with Jill Anna Ponasik and her feisty Milwaukee Opera Theater tackling this chestnut on the cozy stage of Next Act Theater? Well…the venue should give you a big hint in that it’s a small cast on a small stage. Eleven singers cover all the roles in the opera, but that’s not all! The singers also double as the production’s orchestra, playing an arsenal of percussion instruments when they’re not singing. So the array of instruments you see on stage would definitely be at home with Spike Jones and His City Slickers or the Roots’ school instruments band on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. And the singers playing the instruments include some of the most familiar names on Milwaukee’s music scene…and to find out who they are, you’ll just have to come to the show! So enjoy G&S classics including “I’ve Got a Little List,” “A Wan’dring Minstrel I,” “Three Little Maids from School” and “Here’s a How-Dee-Do” with a new twist at MOT!

Low Down Dirty Blues, March 22-May 24, Stackner Cabaret, 108 E Wells St (milwaukeerep.com)

Following hit shows Ain’t Misbehavin’ and Blues in the Night, the Milwaukee Rep’s Stackner Cabaret closes its season with another hot show featuring 22 blues and jazz classics from the American Songbook! A cast of four talented performers get together for an afterhours party, and you’re invited to join the fun! You’ll hear songs associated with music icons including Muddy Waters, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Howlin’ Wolf, Pearl Bailey…and many more! They’re all done to a “T” by this energetic cast, and you’ll be leaving the Stackner singing the blues…but feeling sooooo good!!

What’s Going On

For the week of March 10-16…

Steely Dane, March 14, Shank Hall, 1434 N Farwell Ave (shankhall.com)

Since they emerged in the 70’s, Steely Dan has always maintained an intensely loyal worldwide following. Even when they were dormant in recording and touring during the 80’s (and the band were down to founders Donald Fagen and Walter Becker), the fans couldn’t get enough of their complex jazz/rock and cryptic lyrics. It was enough to motivate the duo to get the band back together and resume touring in the early 90’s and actually release new material at the dawn of the new century. In fact, their first “comeback” album, Two Against Nature, with the surprise hit single “Cousin Dupree,” won the Best Album Grammy!
Nearly two dozen of those fans, all of them musicians based in Madison, decided to take the next step and form Steely Dane (from Dane County, get it?), devoted to the music of Steely Dan and arguably the best Steely Dan tribute band anywhere! The members all have other gigs with other Madison acts, but they do a handful of performances annually as Steely Dane. Included in those shows are several gigs here in Milwaukee, including their first well-received gig at last year’s Summerfest (where they performed the classic Aja album in its entirety!). They’ve also performed frequently at iconic Shank Hall; in fact, their gig this Saturday is their second in less than six months, so their fan base away from Madison is definitely growing! And why not, considering they play note-perfect renditions of songs from the Steely Dan songbook, complete with full horn section and backup singers…pretty much what you’d see at an actual Dan show! And it truly is a labor of love for the band…They’ll be tackling many songs from the classic 1976 Royal Scam album at this gig, plus a generous helping of other Dan classics! So if “there’s gas in the car” (Yes, there’s gas in the car!), head down to Shank Hall on Saturday night for a show you won’t soon forget!

Five Presidents, March 13-April 5, Quadracci Powerhouse Theater. 108 E Wells St (milwaukeerep.com)

The Milwaukee theater scene sees two world premiere productions begin their runs this weekend. First off, the Milwaukee Rep presents Five Presidents, a new play from Rick Cleveland, a writer for the classic TV shows The West Wing and House of Cards. As you might expect, there’s a political tone in the play, and it is based on an actual event in 1994. Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush and Bill Clinton all gathered in California for the funeral of Richard Nixon. To date, it’s the largest gathering of former living presidents in US history. Although there are no transcripts of what was actually said when they gathered at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda in Orange County, Cleveland has collected reports of what they were thinking and saying publicly and privately at the time to construct his script. And though Reagan would wait six more months before disclosing publicly he was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, he was already exhibiting its symptoms at the gathering, unbeknownst to his fellow Chief Executives, and resulting in some puzzling dialogue to say the least. The account of this profound moment in US history actually includes many comedic moments to balance the weightier topics that one would expect.
If you’re interested in American history and/or just enjoy an evening of great theater, do not miss this outstanding production from the Milwaukee Rep!

The Snow Dragon, March 13-29, Cabot Theater, 158 N Broadway (skylightmusictheatre.org)

Our second premiere opening is Skylight Theater’s chamber opera about abused schoolboy Billy, who escapes to a fantasy world in order to confront an even greater evil and challenges his counselor Dora to accompany him on his quest. Of course, we get to go along for the ride as well. The opera is described as “tuneful and accessible,” but also draws on several musical traditions. In fact, the music used for the dragon’s theme is reminiscent of the epic movie scores of composers including John Williams. While the story is considered too intense for very young children, all others should find this show most engaging. Once again, Skylight continues its recent trend of presenting challenging new works or giving intriguing tweaks to familiar classics. And here’s a headsup: Skylight will be tackling Stephen Sondheim’s classic Into the Woods for its season finale…Stay tuned!

What’s Going On

For the week of February 24-March 2…

13th Annual Rockabilly Chili Contest, March 1, Kern Center, 1245 N Broadway (wmse.org)

So are you finally fed up with this seemingly never-ending winter? If you are, there are 50 area restaurants and 7 MFD firehouses that agree with you! And on Sunday they will join forces with WMSE Radio to present (for the 13th time) Rockabilly Chili. It’s Milwaukee’s biggest party since New Year’s, and it will take MSOE’s entire Kern Center to hold it all! If there’s anything that can lure Milwaukeeans out of their cabin fever, it’s chili…lots of chili! Every kind of chili is there for you to sample…traditional chili, veggie chili, super hot chili! And after making their debut last year, 7 MFD firehouses will be back for their own competition, and as most of you know, firefighters know how to cook up great chili! Both the fieldhouse and arena levels of the Kern Center will be utilized for the party…Veteran WMSE DJ’s Dietrich and Jonny Z will be spinning tunes, and hot local band Split Lip Rayfield will be playing live…and back by popular demand, the Racing Chili Peppers will return for a renewal of their rivalry, with several heats (good one there!) preceding the final race around the fieldhouse running track! And the popular Kids Area is back to keep the young’uns occupied while their elders are imbibing in the chili. And the chili loving public will have the opportunity to vote for the best traditional chili, veggie chili, hottest chili, booth display, and firehouse chili too! Most importantly, it’s the station’s biggest single day fundraising event of the year, which goes a long way to keep this Milwaukee cultural treasure going strong! Yours truly will be part of the volunteer army to ensure the event goes smoothly, so I hope to see your face in the place this Sunday! Yes, there are other chili cookoffs around town, but there’s only one Rockabilly Chili!!

All-Strauss Program, February 27-28, Marcus Center, 929 N Water St (mso.org)

Celebrating the 150th birthday of the “other Strauss,” or the composer not known as the “Waltz King,” Edo de Waart and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s weekend program consists entirely of some of Richard Strauss’ most audience-pleasing works. Headlining the concert is the magnificent tone poem Don Quixote, which features MSO principal cellist Susan Babini and principal violist Robert Levine in a musical retelling of the legend of Don Quixote and his faithful companion Sancho Panza and their quests of chivalry (which would later form the basis of the classic Broadway musical Man of La Mancha). Also on the program, Katie Young Steele is featured soloist in the composer’s Oboe Concerto, the kind of showcase you don’t hear every day. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find another piece in which the instrument is featured so prominently, unless you count the Duck character in Peter and the Wolf! Along with the opening Metamorphosen for String Orchestra, it’s not only a showcase for this great Romantic Era composer, but also for the wonderful MSO!

Big Nate the Musical, February 27-March 29, Marcus Center, 929 N Water St (firststage.org)

The Battle of the Bands is a time-honored tradition of Rock & Roll, and it’s also the basis for First Stage Family Theater’s World Premiere production based on the popular comic strip. Sixth grader Nate’s band Enslave the Mollusk! seems like a shoo-in to take the crown at the school’s contest. But Nate has also racked up lots of detention time. Can he keep on the straight and narrow through the championship round, or will he knock himself and his band out of the running? The suspense is killing me! Once again, First Stage’s skillful mix of adult and youth performers will ensure this garage band battle will engage rockers of all ages!

Come Back, February 27-March 22, 10th Street Theater, 628 N 10th St (intandem.org)

Following up their rollicking holiday hit A Cudahy Caroler Christmas, In Tandem Theater presents a world premiere of a new musical from Neil Haven, the composer of another Milwaukee holiday favorite, the murder mystery musical Who Killed Santa? In Tandem describes the play as a “quirk comedy about grief, understanding and moving forward.” Without giving away too much of the story, let me say I couldn’t have put it better myself! The cast includes Milwaukee favorites Karen Estrada, Carrie Hitchcock and T Stacy Hicks. So if you enjoyed the Cudahy Carolers, “come back” to the 10th Street Theater for more hilarity!

The Train Driver, February 27-March 15, Studio Theater, 158 N Broadway (milwaukeechambertheatre.com)

Milwaukee Chamber Theater Artistic Director (and director of this show) C Michael Wright feels a special kinship to this latest play from the great South African playwright Athol Fugard. Back in the 80’s, Wright performed alongside Delroy Lindo and James Earl Jones in the Broadway production of Fugard’s classic Master Harold…and the Boys. Despite the fact apartheid ended in South Africa in 1990, Fugard continues to find dramatic grist for the mill. This is the story of white train driver Roelf, whose train accidentally struck and killed a black woman and her child. He embarks on a search to find the graves and identity of the pair, which leads him to the elderly black man Simon, a gravedigger who works in a squatter camp outside Port Elizabeth. The ensuing confrontation between the pair results in one of Fugard’s most powerful works, perfectly suited to the Studio Theater’s intimate setting. In a New Year already loaded with many powerful theater dramas, add The Train Driver to the list.

What’s Going On

For the week of February 10-16…

The Amish Project, February 13-March 22, Stiemke Studio, 108 E Wells St (milwaukeerep.com)

Following on the heels of Next Act Theater’s No Child, which features actor Marti Gobel in a virtuoso performance portraying a myriad of characters, comes Milwaukee Rep’s latest studio production of Jessica Dickey’s provocative play based on the 2006 Nickel Mines school tragedy.
Here, Rep Associate Artist Deborah Staples plays no less than seven different characters in director Leda Hoffmann’s story of a gunman who took down five Amish schoolgirls before turning the gun on himself. Staples portrays two Amish sisters killed in the gunfire, the gunman and his widow, and three other local townspeople. While the performances are a true acting tour de force for Ms Staples, the points raised in Dickey’s story are sure to stay with you long after you leave the cozy confines of the Stiemke Studio. Also, Staples replaced the originally cast Molly Glynn, who tragically died last September, and her performance stands as a fitting tribute to another dynamic acting talent who will be sorely missed.

One Singular Sensation: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, February 14, Marcus Center, 929 N Water St (mso.org)

Compared to the long tenure served by Milwaukee Symphony Pops Conductor Emeritus Doc Severinsen, successor Marvin Hamlisch was with the orchestra for a relatively short time before he died way too soon in 2012. But we Pops fans are grateful to have had this musical dynamo with us as long as we did. This award-winning composer of the legendary Broadway musical A Chorus Line was nothing less than a repository of American popular music history, knowledge he was always eager to share with his audiences. On Saturday, the MSO offers a special Valentine’s treat that is truly a musical valentine to Groucho Marx’s former accompanist (He was nothing if not a versatile music jack-of-all-trades!). This special one-night-only performance features guest vocalists who all have connections to Marvelous Marvin: Broadway veterans all, they have shared the stage with Marvin on numerous occasions (Doug LaBrecque has over 2000 performances in Les Miserables to his name and Jodi Benson has endeared herself to scores of Disney fans as the voice of The Little Mermaid!). One of them, Donna McKechnie, was in the original Broadway cast of A Chorus Line! And besides his many Broadway hits, Marvin was responsible for movie hits like “The Way We Were” and “Nobody Does It Better,” and almost singlehandedly spearheaded the revival of Scott Joplin’s ragtime music with his adapting Joplin’s catchy tunes for the score of the Oscar-winning flick The Sting. In fact, if you search around the Internet, you can find a clip of Marvin playing his hit version of Joplin’s “The Entertainer” on the classic 70’s TV series Midnight Special! All this musical greatness will be showcased this Saturday night!

And there are additional arts options for your Valentine’s weekend on top of the shows previously mentioned: It’s closing weekend for Renaissance Theaterworks’ Kreutzer Sonata, First Stage’s delightful Stargirl! and the Rep’s terrific Good People, featuring a towering performance from Rep Associate Artist Laura Gordon; plus Skylight Music Theater’s rousing and rollicking Caribbean musical Once on This Island; and the American folk music treasure trove The Beautiful Music All Around Us in the Rep’s Stackner Cabaret. Let romance (and the arts) be unconfined!

What’s Going On

For the week of February 3-10…

Genesis International Choreographic Competition, February 5-8, Pabst Theater, 108 E Wells St (milwaukeeballet.org)

One of the really great things Milwaukee Ballet Artistic Director Michael Pink has done during his tenure is establish the Genesis Competition. It has resulted in creating opportunities for the MBC to perform in the cozy confines of Milwaukee’s historic Pabst Theater. It has also provided exciting new works for the MBC dancers, a most welcome change of pace from the usual classical pieces that are the meat-and-potatoes of the MBC schedule. And perhaps most importantly, it provides a most valuable opportunity for young choreographers to showcase their work with a company loaded with highly professional, dynamic dancers. And so it is again this weekend when the Genesis competition returns to the Pabst. After poring over a myriad of videos, Pink again has selected three contestants for the competition. Three weeks ago, they arrived in Milwaukee with special pieces they crafted for the competition. Dancers’ names were drawn from a hat to match them with a specific choreographer and the preparation began for the show you will see this weekend. Italian Riccardo De Negris, American Garrett Smith, and Australian Matthew James Tusa will have their work showcased, and the music utilized ranges from specially composed pieces and treatments to classics of Haydn, Mozart and Rossini. A blue-ribbon judges panel of dance professionals will select the winner, who will be rewarded with a commission to create a piece especially for MBC! And the audience also gets the opportunity to have its voice heard by voting for a special Audience Award. And trust me, you will see some of the most energetic dancing you will ever experience at an MBC program! And with the Pabst as the backdrop, the final result is a true feast for any fan of great dancing. As the contestants themselves have already said in interviews, they already feel like they’re winners!

18th Annual Festival of Films in French, February 6-15, Union Cinema, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd (uwm.edu/french-film-festival)

The annual Milwaukee Film Festival has become one of this city’s cultural jewels. But before the MFF got rolling (in 1997, in fact), UW-Milwaukee rolled out its first Festival of Films in French. Note the festival’s title: The offerings are in the French language, but they come many different countries: French Canada, Switzerland, Ireland, and Belgium as well as France are represented in this year’s lineup. Seventeen films (many with multiple screenings) will be shown during the fest, featuring genres including animation, documentary, silent films, music films, comedy, and drama, and most of the films are making their Milwaukee theatrical premieres. So what is the cost to imbibe in these cinematic delights? $0, plus the ability to read subtitles (unless, of course, you already speak French!). As you can imagine, the screenings are very well attended, so make sure to get there early to avoid disappointment. Of the films included in the lineup, my personal pick has to be Last of the Unjust, the latest work from director Claude Lanzmann, whose monumental 80’s film Shoah is the definitive documentary on the Holocaust. This 2013 release is comprised of footage that wound up on the cutting room floor for Shoah, but is no less compelling. It centers around Theresienstadt, the “model camp” which was a Nazi showcase and actually was the subject of a Nazi propaganda film, where viewers saw a camp with happy, well-fed children who regularly attended school and where the arts were allowed to furnish, to the point where the camp had its own orchestra. Of course after the film crews departed, most of the people seen in the film were shipped off to Auschwitz for extermination. Along with the extensive use of archive footage that is a Lanzmann trademark, there are lengthy excerpts from a 1975 interview with Benjamin Mummelstein, who was at the time the only surviving president of the Jewish Council at Theresienstadt. A must-see for any student of the WW II era, the four-hour film’s only screening is at 2 pm on February 8. Other festival highlights include On My Way, the latest film starring French screen legend Catherine Deneuve; the acclaimed 2012 animated feature Ernest & Celestine; the 1925 silent masterpiece Mother (featuring live musical accompaniment from Renato Umali); The French Minister, a 2013 political farce from director Bertrand Tavernier; and 2 Autumns 3 Winters, a 2013 romantic comedy scheduled just in time for Valentine’s Day weekend. Full festival film information can be found by clicking the link at the top of this article. C’est Magnifique!

Classic Rock 101, February 9, Next Act Theater, 255 S Water St (nextact.org)

While actor/director Marti Gobel is one of the true forces of the Milwaukee theater scene (She’s currently starring in Next Act’s hit production No Child-don’t miss it!), she is also an unabashed Classic Rock fan. On Monday night, she gets to indulge in her love of that music and share it with an audience in a show featuring music from The Band, Allman Brothers Band, Jim Croce, Fleetwood Mac, Joan Jett, Billy Joel, Queen, Billy Squier, Rare Earth, the Doors, the Doobie Brothers…well, you get the idea (What Marti, no Robert Palmer??). Marti will be backed by an all-star band featuring members of local bands Sorry, We’re Open and Fadeback, and Skylight Theater veterans Rana Roman and Tommy (Revolush) Hahn will be doing backup vocal duty. AND will Next Act Artistic Director David Cecsarini be channeling his inner Clarence Clemons?? There’s only one way to find out, and that’s to show up! There’s really no better way to enjoy a chilly winter Monday night!! Bring your dancin’ shoes!

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For the week of January 27-February 2…

Award-winning Conductor James Feddeck, January 30-31, Marcus Center, 929 N Water St (mso.org)

This weekend’s Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra program was originally set to feature music of Sibelius and Nielsen. But guest conductor Osmo Vanska was forced to withdraw, a new guest conductor was summoned, and the music was changed. For this music fan, the changes have added up to a stellar program! First, the new conductor is James Feddeck, winner of the prestigious Georg Solti Conducting Award in 2013, making him one of the true rising stars on the classical scene making his MSO debut! Retained from the original program is Nielsen’s jazz-inspired Clarinet Concerto, featuring virtuoso MSO Principal Clarinet Todd Levy. Filling the second half of the concert are two audience-pleasing favorites: Tchaikovsky’s dramatic Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture, followed by Liszt’s rousing tone poem Les Preludes! It all adds up to a can’t-miss program, AND you can get special $25 orchestra seats for this concert by going to the website above and using the code MKE when ordering! Bravo!

No Child, January 30-February 22, Next Act Theater, 255 S Water St (nextact.org)

Next Act Theater showcases one of Milwaukee’s most versatile acting talents in their latest production. Marti Gobel (also Artistic Director of Milwaukee’s Uprooted Theater) stars in this story of a young teacher who takes a job teaching in the New York Public School system. She brings her theater background to bear as she challenges her students to stage their own production. What makes this a truly standout production is that Ms Gobel portrays all 16 characters in the story, under the direction of another Milwaukee theater gem, Mary MacDonald Kerr. It’s a tour de force performance from one of Milwaukee’s acting treasures! And the story is a great allegory about the huge role public arts education plays in the shaping of our young people, and during these times when the UW System faces gigantic funding cuts, it’s a timely one.

Once On This Island, January 30-February 22, Cabot Theater, 158 N Broadway (skylightmusictheatre.org)

Former Skylight Artistic Director Bill Theisen makes a welcome return to the Cabot Theater to direct this Skylight production, which is a musical inspired by Romeo & Juliet and The Little Mermaid. It’s the story of two star-crossed lovers set in the French Antilles, so it’s filled with hot Caribbean rhythms and dancing, as well as glorious choral numbers. Several Milwaukee favorites are featured in the cast, and from the temperature predictions in the Milwaukee forecast, this show sounds like just the ticket to heat things up!

Prometheus Trio, February 2-3, Bader Recital Hall, 1584 N Prospect Ave (wcmusic.org)

This program of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music’s resident piano trio is PT cellist Scott Tisdel’s dream program, and it provides an opportunity to showcase several talented members of the WCM Voice Faculty: Jenny Gettel, Kathleen Sonnentag, and Nathan Wesselowski (fresh from his successful run at In Tandem’s A Cudahy Caroler Christmas and appearing soon in Milwaukee Opera Theater’s The Mikado!). As for the program, it features music of Brahms, Caroline Shaw, Robert Kahn, Viteslav Novak, Martinu, Beethoven…plus a special surprise that will delight prog fans!! Also, MSO violinist Margot Duffy Schwartz follows up her December PT appearance to join the festivities once again! Sounds to me like a musical adventure that’s not to be missed! Please note the February 3rd performance is a special weekday matinee starting at 11 am.

Coming Next Week: The Milwaukee Ballet’s Genesis showcase and the 18th Annual Festival of Films in French at the UWM Union Cinema!