For the 2022/23 Season, we are giving you the best of the best. Titanic The Musical is back to launch the season. Also in the Quadracci Powerhouse will be The Nativity Variations a hilarious World Premiere perfect for the holidays. When a priest hires an edgy director to stage the annual Nativity play, everyone learns a few new lessons. The new year brings August Wilson and Shakespeare back with the blues-infused Seven Guitarsand the romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Finishing up is God of Carnage, winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, that will have you laughing until it hurts.
Known for its boundary-pushing shows, the Stiemke features two World Premieres by Rep favorites: Wife of a Salesman by Eleanor Burgess and The Heart Sellers by Lloyd Suh, both certain to prove these two are some of the most sought-after playwrights today.
In the Stackner, we have four blockbuster shows featuring the music of Nat King Cole, Dean Martin and Whitney Houston along with a holiday special: Beehive - The 60s Musical, a rockin’ celebration of female voices.
Of course our season would not be complete with our Milwaukee’s favorite holiday tradition A Christmas Carol.
Subscription Tickets are now on sale here! Group tickets will go on sale later this spring and Single Tickets will go on sale in August.
Presented by Artists Lounge Live
September 9 – November 6, 2022
Remember the genius and warmth of Nat King Cole with acclaimed singer, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist John-Mark McGaha (The Ray Charles Legacy, Smokey Joe’s Cafe). Classic songs include “Unforgettable,” “Route 66,” “L-O-V-E” and “Mona Lisa.”
Story & Book by Peter Stone
Music & Lyrics by Maury Yeston
Orchestrations by Joshua Clayton
Directed by Mark Clements
September 20 — October 23, 2022
Titanic The Musical is back! After a remarkable four-week run that garnered unanimous rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, we had to cancel the remaining weeks due to an outbreak of COVID-19 within our cast. We are thrilled to bring back the musical for a limited five-week run this fall. With the addition of Titanic to the fall schedule, we will be postponing our previously announced production of Ragtime to a future season.
By Eleanor Burgess
September 27 – November 6, 2022
Acclaimed playwright Eleanor Burgess (The Niceties) brings her gift for sharp dialogue and spirited debate back to the Stiemke Studio with this fascinating new play. Important questions of marriage, duty and happiness rise to the surface in this frank exposé of the ways in which the world has, and hasn’t, changed across generations.
By Catherine Trieschmann
November 16 – December 11, 2022
In a small midwestern town, auteur theater director Jules and her experimental community theater troupe face their biggest and most ambitious challenge yet – staging the Christmas pageant at St. Ignatius Episcopal Church. Modern cynicism meets emotional tenderness in this hilarious and heartfelt World Premiere by award-winning playwright Catherine Trieschmann (One House Over).
By Charles Dickens | Directed by Mark Clements
November 29 – December 24, 2022
A Christmas Carol is a tale of love, hope and redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects. It’s a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care.
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Laura Braza
January 10 – February 12, 2023
Laughter, witty wordplay and 1990s nostalgia come together in this joyful and cherished classic, one of Shakespeare’s most delightful romantic comedies. Hilarious slapstick, mistaken identities, and a town full of well-meaning (but mostly ridiculous) characters lead to sheer theatrical delight on the Quadracci Powerhouse stage.
By Armen Pandola
January 20 – March 19, 2023
Dino! transports us to a hip 1970s club where – accompanied by his signature drink in hand – the “King of Cool” entertains all by weaving personal stories with a smorgasbord of classic hits including “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head,” “Everybody Loves Somebody,” “That’s Amore” and more.
By Lloyd Suh
February 7 – March 19, 2023
Funny and deeply moving, this World Premiere by Lloyd Suh (The Chinese Lady) gives voice to the Asian immigrant experience in the 1970s when the landmark Hart-Celler Act granted thousands of professional workers a new path to citizenship. With grace and dignity, this powerful play asks: “Would you give up your heart to make a new home?”
March 7 – April 2, 2023
What would you do for a chance to live out your dream? This riveting play, Milwaukee Rep’s eighth production in August Wilson’s iconic 10-play American Century Cycle, explores faith, artistry, humor, oppression and love set to the fiery rhythms and intense lyricism of American blues music.
A Tribute Concert to Whitney Houston
Created by Mark Clements
March 24 – May 28, 2023
Whitney Houston’s breathtaking voice helped her become one of the most beloved artists of all time. Featuring songs like “I Will Always Love You,” “Saving All My Love For You” and “Where Do Broken Hearts Go,” this superstar’s warmth and magnetism takes center stage in a fitting tribute to the woman known simply as “The Voice.”
By Yasmina Reza
Directed by Ryan Quinn
April 18 – May 14, 2023
Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play, this explosive comedy is all fun and games – until the grown-ups get hurt. When two sets of parents politely meet over coffee and cake to settle a schoolyard spat between their sons, the gloves come off as neighborly decorum disintegrates into laugh-out-loud, no-holds barred mayhem.