Jul 26, 2024 to Aug 4, 2024
  • Academy
  • Classes & Camps

Once upon a time, in a far away swamp, there lived an ogre named Shrek. One day, Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits who have been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions. When Shrek sets off with a wisecracking donkey to confront Farquaad, he's handed a task — if he rescues feisty princess Fiona, his swamp will be righted. Shrek tries to win Fiona’s love and vanquish Lord Farquaad, but a fairytale wouldn't be complete without a few twists and turns along the way.

Aug 17, 2024
  • Academy

WCT Academy Summer Showcase is the final performance of a two-week-long summer camp, a fun-filled variety show, featuring WCT Academy students of all ages, and open to the public.

Aug 22, 2024 to Aug 24, 2024
  • Academy

Marlin, an anxious and over-protective clownfish, lives in the Great Barrier Reef with his kid Nemo, who longs to explore the world beyond their anemone home. But when Nemo is captured and taken to Sydney, Marlin faces his fears and sets off on an epic adventure across the ocean. With the help of lovable characters such as optimistic Dory, laid-back sea turtle Crush, and the supportive Tank Gang, Marlin and Nemo both overcome challenges on their journey to find each other and themselves.

Sep 13, 2024 to Sep 29, 2024
  • Mainstage

An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Aida and Radames' love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.

Oct 4, 2024 to Oct 13, 2024
  • Black Box Productions
  • Mainstage

During a time of personal turmoil, Angela is miraculously offered the opportunity to participate in a bold project tasked with colonizing Mars but soon she discovers that the real challenge of going to a new planet is confronting the things she’s leaving behind.

Oct 9, 2024 to Oct 10, 2024
  • Black Box Productions
  • Guest Act

In this RayDar Production you will encounter Shondra and David, who are on the brinks of losing their home, when they receive an eviction notice for late rent payment. To accompany them is their daughter Traci as they plan to stay with the blunt and witty Granny Damn (Shondra’s mother) for awhile to get things sorted out. What this family doesn’t foresee are the obstacles and challenges that lie ahead when they meet next door neighbors Shondell and his substance abusing mother Tammy, who will change their lives forever.

Oct 18, 2024 to Nov 3, 2024
  • Mainstage

Cut off from the outside world by its remote location and shunned by all who know its forbidding and sinister reputation, Hill House has remained empty and silent except for the daily visits of its grumbling caretaker, Mrs. Dudley. An investigator of supernatural phenomena and three guests arrive at Hill House, and they soon is presented through special witness strange and eerie events.

Oct 22, 2024
  • Guest Act

Spend an evening with John McGivern—best known for his six-time Emmy Award-winning work on PBS—as he shares personal and funny stories of growing up the third of six kids in a working-class Irish Catholic Family in Milwaukee Wisconsin. His stories are personal, funny, touching, and familiar. His themes are based in family and remind us that as specific as we might believe our experiences are, we all share a universal human experience. The evening is guaranteed to generate loads of laughs

Oct 24, 2024
  • Community Partner Event
  • Guest Act

Waukesha Reads provides citizens the opportunity to come together to read, discuss and celebrate a single book and author. Since 2007, the program has been coordinated by the Waukesha Public Library and its many community partners.

Nov 15, 2024 to Nov 24, 2024
  • Academy

A brave Scottish general named Macbeth receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan and takes the Scottish throne for himself. He is then wracked with guilt and paranoia.

Nov 22, 2024 to Nov 23, 2024
  • ACAP PlayMakers
  • Resident Company

An adaptation of Alice in Wonderland that showcases the many talents of the ACAP PlayMakers!

Dec 6, 2024 to Dec 22, 2024
  • Mainstage

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Dec 7, 2024
  • Cabaret Series

Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra is the oldest fretted-instrument music organization in the United States. Led by Music Director Rene Izquierdo, the MMO's repertoire centers on the best in traditional American mandolin orchestra music (waltzes, tangos, marches and polkas) plus light classical, modern, Italian and Latin numbers. Special Event - Mandolin Orchestra and Art Crawl

Dec 11, 2024 to Dec 12, 2024
  • Cabaret Series

The Funniest Christmas Music Ever -- With parodies and originals in a wide variety of styles from Polka to Punk, Big Band to Blues, Country to Klezmer, and maybe some other alliterative pairs too.

Dec 18, 2024 to Dec 19, 2024
  • Guest Act

Make your way to Miami and settle into Shady Pines Retirement Home with Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia. The sassy, senior Golden Girls serve up one-liners, musical moments, St. Olaf stories, and slices of cheesecake during a side-splitting drag parody adventure! Relive the heartfelt hilarity of four ladies who never stopped being your friends with an all-new original show from Purse Strings Production, written by Anthony Torti and featuring Dear Ruthie as Dorothy, Dita Von as Blanche, Brandon Herr as Rose, and Marcee Doherty-Elst as Sophia. Some adult content may not be suitable for younger patrons.

Dec 28, 2024
  • Cabaret Series
  • Guest Act

The Neverly Brothers concerts take you on a guided musical tour of the birth, near death, and resurrection of rock n’ roll – from 1955 to 1965. You’ll learn rock history and be thoroughly entertained with their chronological song sequence, stories behind the music and vintage wardrobe changes. Their energetic stage show consists of show-stopping renditions of early hits by Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and more!

Jan 10, 2025 to Jan 19, 2025
  • Community Partner Event
  • Outskirts Theatre Co.

Rulers of their elite Manhattan prep school, Sebastian and Kathryn have placed a mischievous bet: Can Sebastian successfully deflower the innocent Annette Hargrove, the headmaster’s daughter? As their vengeful crusade wreaks havoc on the students at Manchester Prep, the two devilish step-siblings become entangled in their own web of deception and unexpected romance in this raucous jukebox throwback.

Jan 30, 2025 to Mar 1, 2025
  • Academy

Pet owners, Roger and Anita, live happily in London with their Dalmatians, Pongo and Perdita, stalwart dogs devoted to raising their puppies. Everything is quiet until Anita's former classmate, the monstrous Cruella De Vil, plots to steal the puppies for her new fur coat. The Dalmatians rally all the dogs of London for a daring rescue of the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen.

Feb 7, 2025 to Feb 23, 2025
  • Mainstage

Akeelah has a crazy passion for words: the more abstruse and labyrinthine, the better. But this gift is almost overwhelmed by the challenge of her daily life in a tough, Chicago neighborhood. Akeelah’s aptitude earns her a spot in the National Spelling Bee, which inspires the people in her neighborhood with her courage and tenacity.

Feb 12, 2025 to Feb 13, 2025
  • Black Box Productions
  • Cabaret Series

A Valentines Cabaret directed by Clayton Irwin. Content coming soon!

Feb 28, 2025 to Mar 9, 2025
  • Black Box Productions
  • Mainstage

Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.

Mar 14, 2025 to Mar 30, 2025
  • Mainstage

Dad's an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens, appearing to be a typical American family. And yet their lives are anything but normal because the mother has been battling bipolar disorder for 16 years. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family's story with love, sympathy and heart.

Apr 4, 2025
  • Black Box Productions
  • Cabaret Series

A dynamic, energy-driven seven piece band with a tight Funk performance feel and sound like none ever seen in Milwaukee. Besides funk, Montage is also known for playing R&B, Soul and Disco from the 70's to today.

Apr 11, 2025 to Apr 13, 2025
  • ACAP PlayMakers
  • Resident Company

The Phantom of the Opera goes Country. Not the Paris Opera House but Nashville, Tennessee's Grand Ole Opry is the site of this musical adventure in the mysterious world of this phantom of Country Music. The Phantom trains an unknown singer into a national superstar but must deal with the many larger-than-life egos along the way. In the end, his protege must choose between fame or love.

May 2, 2025 to May 18, 2025
  • Mainstage

From the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim. Feeling lost in the shadows of marriage and forgotten in the rush of 1920s post-war society, two London housewives pool their savings to rent a villa in Italy for a ladies-only holiday away, reluctantly recruiting a pair of difficult upper-class women to share the cost and the experience. Together under the Mediterranean sun, the four women clash—and then begin to bond and bloom—until men once again upset the balance.

May 14, 2025 to May 15, 2025
  • Guest Act

The Adequate Band is at it again and this time we are going to rock 80’s style! Join us for an evening of great music with Julie Johnson, Ken Marchard, Charlie Collins, and Laura Proeber, along with incredibly talented guest singers.

Jun 6, 2025 to Jun 22, 2025
  • Mainstage

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a hilariously fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of four), an onstage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!

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