Waukesha Reads: Sounds of Spring City

Welcome to 1909 Spring City! Join us for a musical review that is sure to tickle your fancy. Start with mingling and refreshments in the lobby, and then prepare to be delighted by the Waukesha Reads Cabaret and a performance from members of the Wisconsin Philharmonic. We’re going to paint the town red! Grab your FREE ticket before they’re all gone.

Waukesha is an NEA BIG READ Community! NEA BIG READ is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.


Order of Evening

Reception, 5:00-5:45 PM

Civic Theatre Lobby

Enjoy refreshments prior to the show.

Rails, Revenge, and Redemption: A Waukesha Reads Cabaret

6:00 PM

Candace Decker and Phil Smith share stories and songs inspired by the characters, culture, and history of Show Town in The Cold Millions.  

Wisconsin Philharmonic

7:00 PM

Revel in music from the early 2oth century. Performed by musicians from the Waukesha Philharmonic.


The Margaret Brate Bryant Civic Theatre building is fully accessible, and WCT is proud to offer a number of services to our patrons who have special needs. Please contact our Box Office for more information about listening devices, transfer seats, wheelchair positions, Sensory Friendly performances, and Sensory Kits.

Concessions and Bar

You may bring snacks and beverages that you purchase from our bar into the theatre to enjoy during the show. Water, soda, beer, wine, snacks, both sweet and savory are available.

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