ON-Lion Letter

The Milwaukee Repertory Theater will feature another season of blockbuster shows in 2015-16.

The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse opens in grand style with Dreamgirls, produced by the team that brought you Ragtime and The Color Purple.  Following is Agatha Christie's classic whodunit The Mousetrap, which is the longest-running hit play on London's West End.  The new year welcomes Mark Clement's award-winning production Of Mice and Men, which played to record-breaking audiences in Philadelphia -- winning 8 Barrymore Awards, including Best Production. 

The Powerhouse season wraps up with the world premiere of American Song by top Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith, featuring the extraordinary Jim DeVita (An Iliad), followed by August Wilson’s seminal play Fences.

Two new works will be presented in the Stiemke StudioThe Lion features one man and six guitars.  It was hailed as "the best new musical" by The Huffington Post.  Milwaukee native and Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand investigates the relationship between terrorism and world financial markets.

In the Stackner Cabaret, the season opens with Back Home Again:  On the Road with John Denver, featuring all the great songs of John Denver, followed by the return of the wildly popular Guys on Ice.  Rounding out the season will be The Devil's Music:  The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, featuring the magnificent Zonya Love (Celie in The Color Purple) and the world premiere of Sirens of Song, featuring three musical divas belting out songs inspired by women vocalists throughout the ages.

Two additional Milwaukee favorites will return, as Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchit, and Ebenezer Scrooge make their 40th annual appearance at the Pabst Theater in the fantastical holiday family favorite A Christmas Carol, and the annual short-play festival Rep Lab will celebrate its fifth season of showcasing The Rep's highly lauded Intern Ensemble.

Information about tickets and subscriptions is available online.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation in Milwaukee substantially supports The Rep.

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