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Jan
15
to Feb 17

Junk

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BY AYAD AKHTAR

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

(I'm playing Maxiilien Cizik)

REGIONAL PREMIERE

Immediately following its acclaimed Broadway run at Lincoln Center and featuring one of the largest casts ever on the Quadracci Powerhouse stage, this riveting story is set in the financial world of the 1980s. Inspired by the real junk bond kings of the day, it’s a battleground of titanic egos, where magnates are pitted against workers, lawyers against journalists, and everyone against themselves. With Junk, debt is an asset, and we see from the inside how money became the only thing that mattered.

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Nov
1
to Nov 25

Fun Home

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THE TONY AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL

By Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron
Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel

Forward Theater

(I'm playing Bruce Bechdel)

WISCONSIN PREMIERE

Graphic novelist Alison Bechdel’s father was a volatile and brilliant man whose secrets defined her family and her life. Bruce taught high school English, ran the family’s funeral home business, and was obsessed with restoring their old house. When he dies unexpectedly, Alison digs deeply into her childhood memories to try and understand how his choices may have influenced her own.

This unique, funny and heart- shattering new musical zig-zags across Alison’s past and present as she tries to make sense of her parents’ lives, her own sexuality, and how she maps the terrain of her adult world.

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Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

The Peculiar Distraction of Mr. Lincoln's Social Media

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A NEW PLAY READING

By Andy Bayiates
Directed by Marcella Kearns

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

(I'm playing Abraham Lincoln)

A play about social media. Set in the 1850’s. Any brilliant young woman in 1853 with ambitions to change the world would be scorned. But Mabel Prescott finds such an opportunity in a unique venture—a printing-press version of Facebook—led by failed Congressman Abraham Lincoln. Join us for an historical what-if which will determine the fate of Mabel’s career, Lincoln’s future, and the imperiled union of the United States.

Pay-What-You-Choose Reading. Talkback with playwright to follow.


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Aug
10
to Aug 26

Sherlock Holmes

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By Katie Forgette

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

(I'm playing Professor Moriarty)

Legendary actress Lillie Langtry has a big problem! She's being blackmailed, by a man who has stolen highly intimate letters she exchanged with the Prince of Wales! When she turns to her dear friend, Oscar Wilde, he knows there is but one man who can solve the case: that master of detectives, the incomparable Sherlock Holmes!

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Apr
26
to May 20

The Fantasticks

By Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt

In Tandem Theatre

(I'm playing Hucklebee)

A whimsical, funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, a wall, and two fathers whose plans to bring their children together is by keeping them apart! Come see Off-Broadway’s longest running show, featuring classics like Soon It’s Gonna Rain and Try To Remember as the narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic.

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Jan
12
to Feb 11

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

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The beloved children's book in a beautiful adaptation.

Adapted for the stage by Dwayne Hartford
Based on the book: The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
Text © 2006 by Kate DiCamillo 

First Stage

(I'm playing the voice of Edward Tulane.)

With his handmade silk suits, wide array of hats and tiny gold pocket watch, Edward Tulane is the most exceptional toy in Abilene’s room. He is adored and he is happy. But when Edward is thrown overboard on a cruise ship by mean boys, he begins a remarkable journey of discovery across Depression era America. Based on Newberry-winner Kate DiCamillo’s celebrated book and brought to life through imaginative storytelling and folk music, don’t miss this breathtaking story of finding friendship, finding yourself, and eventually finding your way home. 

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Nov
24
to Dec 31

A Charlie Brown Christmas

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Back by popular demand!

By Charles M. Schulz
Adapted by Eric Schaeffer from the television special by Bob Melendez and Lee Mendelson
Music by Vince Guaraldi

First Stage

(I'm returning to this production as Snoopy.)

This treasured classic once again comes to life on stage this holiday season. Everyone is giddy with Christmas cheer, but Charlie Brown has the Yuletide blues. Will directing the Christmas play help him get in the spirit of the season? Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they learn the true meaning of Christmas. This is one holiday gift the entire family will adore.

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Jan
20
to Feb 12

Luna Gale

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A play by Rebecca Gilman

Renaissance Theaterworks

(I'm making my Renaissance debut playing Pastor Jay)

When Caroline, a veteran social worker, removes infant Luna Gale from the custody of her struggling young parents, the best course of action seems clear and Baby Luna is placed temporarily with her devoted grandmother.  However Caroline quickly realizes that the situation is more complicated as she uncovers a shadowy and secretive family past.  Struggling with the limitations of an overburdened bureaucracy, Caroline is forced to make a risky decision with potentially dangerous consequences.

LUNA GALE explores the tough situations welfare workers must contend with daily to ensure the well-being of children and their families.

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Nov
25
to Dec 31

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

Based on the beloved Rankin-Bass TV Special

Adapted by Robert Penola from a story by Robert L May
Music and Lyrics by Johnny Marks

First Stage

(I'm returning to this production as Movement Director and playing Boss Elf and Charlie in the Box.)

 And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows! The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and returns to our stage this holiday season. From fleeing the Abominable Snow Monster to saving Christmas, join Rudolph and his friends, Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius, as their adventures teach us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the little misfit in all of us. 

This production has become the gold standard around the country, as originally conceived by First Stage Artistic Director Jeff Frank. 

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