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September 2018

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF VINCE LOMBARDI

September 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
SMPAC,
901 15th Ave
South Milwaukee, 53172

JOHN PINERO’S INSPIRATIONAL ONE-MAN PLAY PORTRAYING FOOTBALL’S GREATEST COACH Even though the legendary coach has passed on, you don’t have to miss his spirit. John Pinero’s one-man play on his portrayal of the greatest professional coach in football history premiered in 1996 in California and has been performed across the nation ever since. John’s list of testimonials includes praise from the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame, and former Lombardi players: Bart Starr, Willie…

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October 2018

FEMMES OF ROCK

October 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
SMPAC,
901 15th Ave
South Milwaukee, 53172

starring Bella Electric Strings BLISTERING VIOLIN SOLOS & UNIQUE ARRANGEMENTS ALONG WITH BEAUTY AND CHARM The FEMMES OF ROCK, led by rock violinist and arranger Nina DiGregorio, has electrified audiences worldwide featuring the music of AC/DC, Queen, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, Prince, Metallica, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and more. New arrangements, original material, a live rock band, video, lights, choreography, comedy, and more can be expected in this high-energy show leaving audiences awed. The Bella Girls have performed…

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November 2018

SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR

November 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
SMPAC,
901 15th Ave
South Milwaukee, 53172

Songs of the Free: Celebrating the Centennial of Nelson Mandela’s Birth SOUTH AFRICA’S GRAMMY© AWARD-WINNING HEAVENLY VOICES Direct from South Africa, Soweto Gospel Choir is an awe-inspiring 20 member ensemble that thrills audiences worldwide with their stunning blend of African gospel music, spirituals and American popular music. Songs of the Free is a program celebrating the centenary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. The performance will include South African classics as well as freedom songs and gospel music much loved…

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December 2018

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre

December 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
SMPAC,
901 15th Ave
South Milwaukee, 53172

A CLEVER STAGE ADAPTATION TO A CLASSIC STORY This 1940s “live broadcast” of Frank Capra’s beloved film takes us back to the Golden Age of Radio set in the fictional studio of WVL Radio Theatre on a snowy night. Due to the blizzard, the professional voice actors are unable to get through, but the show must go on—so a small but intrepid band of employees manage to create the dozens of movie characters and scenes using just their voices and…

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January 2019

Music that Made Milwaukee Famous

January 26 @ 7:30 pm
SMPAC,
901 15th Ave
South Milwaukee, 53172

THE MILWAUKEE MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA & GUEST ARTISTS MISHA LITVIN, STAS VENGLEVSKI & ROBIN PLUER The Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra (MMO) has been a Milwaukee fixture since 1900. Known for its performance of music from America’s golden age of mandolin orchestras (the late 1800s to early 1900s), the MMO is considered one of the best mandolin orchestras to perform rags, waltzes, and marches. Now with world renowned classical guitarists Rene Izquierdo and Elina Chekan as directors, the MMO captivates audiences with inspirational…

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February 2019

LIGHTWIRE: THE SHOW

February 15 @ 7:30 pm
SMPAC,
901 15th Ave
South Milwaukee, 53172

NOTE: This show replaces the previously scheduled LUMA: Art in Darkness. They are unable to perform. Lightwire Theater has been featured as semi-finalists on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and winners of Tru TV’s Fake Off. The group combines theater and technology to bring stories to life in complete darkness and are internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry. In 2014, Lightwire Theater introduced a strange and fascinating new world to audiences in Lightwire: The Show. In this epic…

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LIGHTWIRE: THE SHOW

February 15 @ 7:30 pm
SMPAC,
901 15th Ave
South Milwaukee, 53172

NOTE: This show replaces the previously scheduled LUMA: Art in Darkness. They are unable to perform. Lightwire Theater has been featured as semi-finalists on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and winners of Tru TV’s Fake Off. The group combines theater and technology to bring stories to life in complete darkness and are internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry. In 2014, Lightwire Theater introduced a strange and fascinating new world to audiences in Lightwire: The Show. In this epic…

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March 2019

Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope

March 2 @ 7:30 pm
SMPAC,
901 15th Ave
South Milwaukee, 53172

AN EPIC JOURNEY OF A UNIVERSAL DREAM TOLD THROUGH DANCE, IMAGERY & MUSIC Featuring some of Ireland’s most talented performers, Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope is the story of the Irish—who they are, where they came from, and how their dreams of liberty, freedom and, above all, family transformed the world. Oceans of Hope uses song, music, dance and narration to present its story of people crossing oceans in hopes of trading famine and persecution in their homeland for freedom…

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April 2019

UNBOXED

April 26 @ 7:30 pm
SMPAC,
901 15th Ave
South Milwaukee, 53172

Featuring the Davis Boys & Girls Club Dancers An original media/dance stage play about the power of individuality written and directed by Cedric Gardner. In a world where standardization and conformity are often valued as the norm, there’s an underlying and powerful individuality within each child. Unboxed looks at how this individuality can be released, expressed and embraced. This immersive, multi-media performance uses dance, music and narration to depict how different things might be “unboxed.” Performed by Milwaukee’s award-winning Don…

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May 2019

Season Preview Party

May 22 @ 6:30 pm
SMPAC,
901 15th Ave
South Milwaukee, 53172

Join us for a preview of the upcoming season with a complimentary tasting of bite-sized specialties from our sponsors: Azteca Restaurant, Skyline Catering and Muskie’s Gourmet House. Casual attire, complimentary, no reservations needed. Subscriptions sold May 23-June 24. Subscribe, save money and keep your seat! Individual tickets go on sale July 9, 2019.

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