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Songs for Nobodies

Share in the life-changing encounters between legendary divas and the everyday women whose lives they touched. Songs for Nobodies shows us the magical power of song.

In The Heights

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights is a salsa, merengue, soul, hip-hop and R&B infused story of a neighborhood on the brink of change, full of hopes and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

Pippin

This five-time Tony Award-winning show follows Pippin's search to live an unforgettable life and find his "corner of the sky," while learning that true happiness is more complicated than he thought.

Nate the Great

Junior detective Nate the Great has a new case! His friend Annie has just painted a picture, and she can't find it anywhere. Armed with an appetite for justice and pancakes, Nate vows to solve this baffling elementary school mystery.

The All Night Strut!

Featuring five triple threat actor/musician/dancers, this international hit takes you on a musical journey through hits from the 1930's and 1940's that sings, soars and struts into the hearts of the audience.

Hairspray

Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this family-friendly show set in 1962 is filled with exuberant dancing, infectious music and the transformation of a teenager from social outcast to TV star.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical

The horrible Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. And now they're cast in the church’s annual Christmas pageant. It's up to good-hearted Mrs. Bradley to help the Herdmans discover the true meaning of Christmas before it's too late.

Roald Dahl's MATILDA the Musical

From the amazing mind of Roald Dahl comes the story of a most unlikely heroine––MATILDA. Unloved by her parents and belittled by her child-hating headmistress, MATILDA boldly sets things right with the help of her friends and kind-hearted teacher.

Mark Twain's River of Song

Come take a ride on the Mississippi—guided by the voices of the men and women who lived and worked on the river, tied together with the observations and insights of the Mississippi’s most famous traveler, Mark Twain.

Five Guys Named Moe

A joyful, jazzy tribute to Louis Jordan, 1950's R&B singer, songwriter and band leader. When our hero's girlfriend leaves him, he turns his life around with the group's megawatt singing and dancing energy.

Things That Go Ding!

Things that go Ding! features Skylight percussionist Michael "Ding" Lorenz and his outrageous collection of vintage and vaudeville percussion instruments.

 

Carmina Burana

Skylight Music Theatre, Danceworks Performance Company, Milwaukee Opera Theatre and Chant Claire Chamber Choir unite to reconceive this masterpiece of the pleasures and perils of the human condition as "total theatre," in which music, dance and words and inseparable.

 

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

Travel along the mighty Mississippi River as Huckleberry Finn helps his friend Jim escape to freedom. Mark Twain’s timeless classic comes alive on stage in this coming-of-age musical, adapted from the award-winning Broadway musical for our family audiences.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash

Ring of Fire features more than two dozen classic hits – including “I Walk The Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Ring of Fire” – performed by a multi-talented cast, painting a musical portrait of The Man in Black.

Tinker Bell

A twinkling new light shines on Neverland. Discover the adventures of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, and Captain Hook from the perspective of the feisty fairy––Tinker Bell. With enchanting puppetry and original music, you'll see the world of Neverland from a whole new perspective.

Kiss Me, Kate

Passions run high in this Tony Award-winning version of Taming of the Shrew. The irreverent humor of William Shakespeare and Cole Porter unite in this tune-filled battle of the sexes in one of Broadway's greatest treasures.