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December 2013

An A-Z visitors guide to Milwaukee Wisconsin. Sponsored by Key Magazine Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Complete address of sites and phone numbers are listed with first mention. Area codes of phone numbers are 414 unless shown otherwise. Please confirm events when possible; listings subject to change. For updates and links to websites, visit THEATER THE NORTH PLAN, Nov. 29-Dec. 1, Dec. 6-8; Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St., Racine. After a ruthless faction seizes power, Carlton Berg, a bureaucrat for the State Department, runs off with the new regime's top secret enemies list. Carlton's last hope is in the people around him: an unsympathetic police chief, an ambivalent administrative assistant, and a fellow prisoner. (Adult language.) 262-632-6802. GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVUE, through Dec. 8; Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St. Groucho (Julius) Marx tells the family story, from Brooklyn childhood to their start onstage, and all the challenges and triumphs of working with his zany brothers. Presented by Next Act Theatre Company. 278-0765. THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE, through Dec. 15; Studio Theatre, Broadway Theatre Center. The minute Bill moves into his new condo, while preparing for the arrival of his wayward wife, his nosy neighbor Jack appears at the door - looking for some beer and sympathy. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre production. 291-7800. Finefrom Crafts More Than 50 Wisconsin Artists Inside the lobby of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Milwaukee GREAT GIFTS: SHOP LOCAL! Original fine crafts – ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, photography, sculpture, wood and mixed media. WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING: "There's nothing like this anywhere in Milwaukee – "I just LOVE this store!" OPEN 12-6 THUR., FRI. AND SAT. AND DURING ALL PERFORMANCES IN UIHLEIN HALL 929 N. Water St. • 414.765.7227 • 16 NOISES OFF, through Dec. 22; Quadracci Powerhouse Theater, Milwaukee Theater Center, 108 E. Wells St. Called "the funniest farce ever written" by the New York Post, Michael Frayn's uproarious play-within-a-play follows the on- and off-stage antics of the members of a mediocre touring company as they blunder from an ominously bad dress rehearsal to a spectacularly disastrous closing performance. Milwaukee Repertory Theater production. 224-9490. A CHRISTMAS CAROL, through Dec. 24; Pabst Theater, 144 E. Wells St. The ultimate holiday tradition returns again for its 37th year. Dickens's classic masterpiece will delight and brighten your holiday season with beautiful carols and a timeless message of hope, peace, love, and the true meaning of the holidays. 224-9490. THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, through Dec. 29; Marcus Center. Despite the interruptions in church, the fights – and even a small fire! – the spirit of the season comes alive in the Herdmans. Presented by First Stage. A CUDAHY CAROLER CHRISTMAS, through Jan. 5; Tenth Street Theatre, 628 N. 10th St. Stasch must reunite the Cudahy Carolers to restore the spirit of the season in the hilarious homage to bowling, beer, friendship and forgiveness. 271-1371. THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK, BLACK LAGOON, Dec. 18-31; Off the Wall Theatre, 127 E. Wells St. A new, hilarious holiday show with songs. 327-3552. M U S I C NOTE: At Potawatomi Bingo Casino, no one under 21 is allowed in the theater under any circumstances. TRINITY • THREE IRISH PUBS LIVE MUSIC, 125 E. Juneau Ave. Live music, phone for information. On Friday and Saturday nights, ride the trolley between Trinity, The Harp, The Black Rose and RC's. 278-7033. WHITE CHRISTMAS, through Dec. 1; Marcus Center. The classic holiday tradition comes to the stage at last, as a brand new Irving Berlin musical direct from Broadway. LES MISÉRABLES, through Dec. 29; Cabot Theater, Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway. Set in 19th century France, in the midst of revolution, the musical follows Jean Valjean on his quest for redemption after being jailed for stealing a loaf of bread, inspector Javert who relentlessly pursues parole violator Valjean, and an abundance of other compelling and entertaining characters. Skylight Music Theatre production. FOREVER PLAID, through Dec. 29; Stackner Cabaret of Milwaukee Theater Center, 108 E. Wells St.. On a stormy night in the 1960s, four eager singers known as "The Plaids"—Sparky, Jinx, Frankie, and Smudge—are killed in a car crash on the way to their first big gig. In 2013, they get one chance to return from the afterlife and bop-shoo-bop their way through classic hits. Milwaukee Repertory Theater production. CANADIAN BRASS HOLIDAY, Dec. 4; Marcus Center. Presented by Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.

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