MKE fills with epic sound this week, courtesy of our own: Skylight’s “Les Miserables,” Carroll Players’ “Spring Awakening,” MSO’s Schubert, Present Music’s “Thanksgiving,” and Vic and Gab at MKE Unplugged.
While the Milwaukee Children’s Choir, Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra and “Beyond Glory” honor our troops, Alverno Presents, Soulstice Theatre, Theater Red, Florentine Opera and others present compelling performances.
In addition to special events like the El Dia de los Muertos Parade, “Night of the Living Dead (The Puppet Show)” and the Haunted Brewery Bash, Quasimondo and the Milwaukee Ballet present anticipated shows and special music performances abound.
Angry Young Men’s puppet version of “Night of the Living Dead” will be staged at the Oriental this year, its sixth iteration in Milwaukee.
Broadway hit “Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” and The Rep’s “Forever Plaid” bring us back to the 60′s, Indigo Girls at the MSO and a screening of “Ghostbusters” at the Rosebud visit the 80′s, and Halloween creeps into Milwaukee’s special events.
The festival opens tonight at the Oriental with “I Am Divine,” a doc on the infamous drag queen of the same name, and continues through Sunday at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts.
Renaissance Theaterworks depicts the eccentric Emily Dickinson, live-action graphic novel The Intergalactic Nemesis comes to the Marcus, Alverno Presents welcomes Vaudeville psychedelics The Hinterlands, Uprooted Theatre goes “Against Type.”
Frankly Music, Early Music Now and First Stage kick off their seasons, while the MAM unveils its newest exhibit and Radiolab Live returns with an all-new sensory overload.
Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan presents the story of Laurence, a young literature teacher who embarks on a journey of self-discovery when he announces on his 30th birthday that he is a transgender woman in a man’s body.
The 5th annual Milwaukee Film Festival is in full swing, so check out our ever-updating daily guide to what’s next on the big screen.