Spring Arts Guide 2024

Shepherd Express Spring Arts Guide 2024
53212 Presents

5 Points Art Gallery

  • If You Only Knew: Messages through Abstraction, March 1-April 28
  • Enough Enough Enough: Too Fly Solo Exhibiton, March 1-April 28
Acacia Theatre Company

  • The House by the Stable, March 1-17
The Alice Wilds

All In Productions

Alverno Art & Cultures Gallery

  • The Modern Landscape, Feb. 2-March 9
  • Observations: Student Juried Exhibit, March 22-April 6
  • Transilient: Alverno Graduate Exhibit, April 15-May 6
American Players Theatre (APT)

Aperi Animam

Arts @ Large

Bach Chamber Choir

  • Spring Concert, April 14 (St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church)
Bay View Gallery Night

  • May 31
Bel Canto Chorus

  • Eternal Light, March 17 (St. Monica Parish)
  • The Dream Gerontius, May 12 (Bradley Symphony Center)
Black Arts MKE

Black Holocaust Museum

Boerner Botanical Gardens

  • Education Center open 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.
Bombshell Theatre Co.

  • Sondheim Tribute Review, March 8-10
Boulevard Theatre

  • Cecile, or the School for Fathers, March 10-11, March 17-18 (Plymouth Church)
The Box Theatre Co.

Bronzeville Arts Ensemble

Broom Street Theatre, Madison

Cabaret Milwaukee

Capital City Theatre, Madison

Carroll Players

Catey Ott Dance Collective

Cedarburg Art Museum

  • From Journal to Cedarburg, through May 19
  • Show & Tell, through May 19
Cedarburg Cultural Center

Cedarburg Performing Arts Center

  • Take3 Trio, March 16
  • Kathy Mattea, May 4
Chant Claire Chamber Choir

  • Spring Concert, May 18 (St. Marcus Lutheran Church)
Charles Allis Art Museum

  • Michael Lagerman, Not Pictured, through April 21
  • Screen Time: Video Art and Photography in the Age of the Internet, through July 24

    The international artists in this exhibit tackle questions of modern life through artworks that range from critical to playful. The works include wry references to historical photography and video art while situating themselves squarely within contemporary media culture. (Morton Shlabotnik)

Chazen Museum of Art (UW-Madison)

  • Art of Enterprise: Israhel van Meckenem’s 15th Century Print Workshop, through March 24
  • Look What Harvey Did: Harvey K. Littleton’s Legacy, through Aug. 16
Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin

The Constructivists

Concord Chamber Orchestra

  • Finding a Pearl, March 16 (St. Sebastian Parish)
  • Crowning Glory, May 18 (St. Sebastian Parish)
Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour


  • Monarchs, Mounds, Migrations, March 8-11 (Next Act Theatre)
Danceworks Performance MKE

  • Dixit Dominus with Aperi Animam, May 17-19 (Calvary Presbyterian Church)
David Barnett Gallery

  • Abstract Visions, through April 13
Dead Man's Carnival

Early Music Now

  • Constantinople & Accademia del Piacere, Seville to Isfahan, April 6 (UWM Zelazo Center)

    Spanish music at all levels was imbued with influences from the Near East—a legacy of the Moorish conquest. Constantinople & Accademia del Piacere is an acclaimed touring and recording ensemble whose current tour “brings into dialogue the music of the Spanish Renaissance with Persian/Ottoman masterpieces taken from recently discovered manuscripts unearthed in monasteries and palace libraries.” (David Luhrssen)

  • Four Nations Ensemble, May 18 (St. Paul’s Episcopal Church)
Ex Fabula

Since 2009, Ex Fabula has been connecting community through the art of true, personal storytelling. Ex Fabula, which is Latin for “from stories”, presents storytelling workshops, StorySlams and Community Collaborations where people listen to each other, feel heard, and grow in empathy and understanding. (Morton Shlabotnik)

  • StorySlam: Choices, March 9 (Interchange Theatre)
  • Deaf Stories Project: StoryShare, March 12 (Virtual)
  • Ex Fabula’s 15th Birthday Bash, March 21 (The Cooperage)
  • StorySlam/Adulting, April 16
  • After Dark/For the Culture, April 25 (Radio Milwaukee)
  • All Stars/Once in a Lifetime, May 16 (Anodyne Coffee, Walker’s Point)
Falls Patio Players

  • 42nd Street, April 19-21, April 26-28
Festival City Symphony

  • Suite Dreams of France, March 9

    The concert spans two centuries and has its focal point in Paris, where composers Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894) and Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) began their work, and where the third composer on the bill, Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971), debuted The Firebird. (David Luhrssen)

  • Classical Echoes of American Life, April 27
  • Spring Barn Dance, May 1
Fine Arts Quartet

Friends of Fine Arts Quartet

  • Schumann, Dohnanyi, April 7 3:00 p.m. (UWM Zelazo Center)
  • Verdi, Brahms, April 14 3:00 p.m. (St Paul’s Episcopal Church)
  • Mozart Piano Concertos, April 16 7:00 p.m. (UWM Zelazo Center)
First Stage

  • Elephant & Piggie, Feb. 24-March 7, Milwaukee Youth Arts Center
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Musical, April 6-May 5
  • An Enemy of the People, April 19-28
  • Escape from Peligro Island, May 10-June 2
Florentine Opera

  • Wanderlust, March 21-22 (Baumgartner Studio Artists, Lueders Opera Center)
  • Spotlight on Chaz’men Williams-Ali, March 28 (Luders Opera Center)
  • La Boheme, April 19-21(Marcus Performing Arts Center)
  • Maria de Buenos Aires, May 17-19 (Turner Hall Ballroom)

    Giacomo Puccini was a composer in search of the perfect story for each opera. Many say he found it in La Bohème, whose high drama was set among the 1830s bohemian artists of Paris. For their production, the Florentine Opera shifted the setting to 1920s Bronzeville, Milwaukee’s Black neighborhood. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. (David Luhrssen)

Forte Theatre Company

  • Hello Dolly!, April 13-21

    Barbra Streisand sang the part of Dolly Levi in the Oscar-winning 1969 film based on a Broadway smash from earlier that decade. The songs ring out in memory, especially the irrepressible title number, “Hello Dolly!” (David Luhrssen)

Forward Theater, Madison

  • What the Constitution Means to Me, April 4-21
Four Seasons Theatre, Madison

Frankly Music

Fresco Opera Theatre, Madison

Gallery 218

  • Women’s Work, April 5-May 31

    Local artists Ann Baer, Stephanie Bartz, Blanche Brown, Dara Larson and Roxane Mayeur will exhibit their responses to the theme of “women’s work” in a group show. Baer explores women working at homemaking vs. working at creating in their “spare time.” Bartz photographs dynamic women in historically traditionally male-dominated vocations. Brown’s fiber arts explore the significance of African American women’s continued work on improving their mental health. Larson’s scratchboards explore women and handcraft. Mayeur’s two-dimensional encaustic paintings examine the “work of being a woman.” (David Luhrssen)

Gallery Night and Day

  • April 19-20
GHS Dramatic Impact

Green Gallery

Greendale Community Theatre

Grohmann Museum

  • Cory Bonnet: Patterns of Meaning, through-April 28

    For “Patterns of Meaning,” Pittsburgh painter Cory Bonnet used old wooden foundry patterns as the foundation for new creations—paintings, sculptures and assemblages. “Patterns of Meaning” is a novel approach to historic preservation coupled with a thoughtful repurposing of industrial artifacts,” says Grohmann’s director James Kieselburg. “Patterns from frames, wheels, core boxes and gears become the materials on which scenes of industry are painted, from which glass is cast, and with which new sculptural assemblages are constructed.” (David Luhrssen)

Grove Gallery

  • Rachel Foster: Empathetic Objects, through March 23
Haggerty Museum of Art

  • Image in Dispute: Dutch and Flemish Art from the Haggerty Museum of Art’s Collection, through May 12

    It was a time of upheaval and religious conflict in the Low Countries with militant Protestants waging war against religious iconography. “As traditions of artmaking came under increasing verbal and physical attack, artists began to innovate, developing new subjects to accommodate changing beliefs and new pictorial modes that rendered conventional themes with gripping emotion and psychological force,” said curator Kirk Nickel of an exhibit featuring some 50 paintings, engravings and etchings from the Haggerty’s collection. (David Luhrssen)

  • Dynamic Range: Photographs by Bill Tennessen, through May 12
  • Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowships for Individual Artists 2023, May 31-Aug. 4
Harley-Davidson Museum

  • Mama Tried: Bringing It Together, through January 2025

    Mama Tried is an annual invitational for custom motorcycles—from choppers to racing bikes—that draws enthusiasts from around the world to Milwaukee. The H-D Museum’s first major new exhibition since COVID gathers 13 motorcycles, “an eclectic selection of everything and everyone,” says curator David Kreidler. When held in recent years at the Eagles Ballroom, Mama Tried has included as many as 100 motorcycles plus vendors. “We’re not trying to recreate the event but introduce the event,” Kreidler explains. (David Luhrssen)

  • Creating a Legend: Art & Engineering at Harley-Davidson, May
H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art

Hover Craft

Hyperlocal MKE

Inspiration Studios Art Gallery

  • Joe Gallo Cabaret, March
  • Sue Berce Exhibit, April
Irish Cultural and Heritage Center

  • Daimh, March 15
  • Scythian, March 16
  • Sweetie & The Toothaches, March 30
  • Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, April 6
  • Darrell Scott, April 19
James May Gallery

  • Painting in Time, opens March 1
Jazz Gallery Center for the Arts

  • Free Improvisation Sessions, Saturday mornings
  • Milwaukee Jazz Institute, Sunday afternoons
Jewish Museum Milwaukee

  • The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis, Jan. 19-May 19

    The act of writing has always been sacred in Jewish history, and its centrality is illustrated by the efforts of Lithuanian Jews to rescue their literary heritage from destruction. JMM curator Molly Dubin describes the exhibit as a “nearly unbelievable true story” of Jews who, during the Holocaust and its aftermath, “through brave acts of resistance, powerful friendship and devotion to literature, rescued thousands of rare books and manuscripts.” (David Luhrssen)

John Michael Kohler Arts Center

  • Asberry Davis: Run Your Own Way, through March 16
  • Home is a Teddy Bear, through March 24
  • Sharing the Same Breath, through April 21
  • Cloth as Land, through June 16 T

    he 30-piece exhibit, which runs through June 16, 2024, taps into JMKAC’s already impressive collection of traditional HMong textiles augmented by examples of contemporary HMong mixed-media art. (Michael Muckian)

Kettle Moraine Symphony

  • Movie Music that Moves Us, May 18 (Silver Linings Art Center, West Bend)
Kohler Memorial Theater

Ko-Thi Dance Company

Lake Arts Project

Lake Country Playhouse

  • Urinetown the Musical, through March 10
Latino Arts, Inc.

  • Home Grown: Cultivado Aqui, March 6-June 7
  • Las Migas: Libres Tour, March 8
Lily Pad Gallery West

  • Ocean House Spring 2024 Bistro/Club/Reception, March 5-June 5
Lynden Sculpture Garden

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Madison Theatre Guild

  • The Sweetest Swing in Baseball, March 15-23
Marcus Performing Arts Center

  • Cirque Mechanics: Zephyr, March 7
  • Hubbard Street Dance Company, March 9
  • Cesar Chavez Celebration, March 10
  • Clue, March 12-17 (Broadway Series)
  • Shrek The Musical, March 22-23
  • Cinderella, April 4-7 (Milwaukee Ballet)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid The Musical, April 6-May 5 (First Stage)
  • Paul Mercurio, April 6
  • MOMIX: Alice, April 11
  • Spamilton: An American Parody, April 18-20
  • Bronzeville Boheme, April 19-21 (Florentine Opera)
  • Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, April 23-28 (Broadway Series)

    Born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, TN, Tina Turner’s strong voice and striking looks drew the attention of rising bandleader Ike Turner. He married her, made her a star and abused her. Breaking with Ike, she made one of music history’s great comebacks in the ‘80s with the multi-platinum album Private Dancer and the hit, “What’s Love Got to Do With It?” The Broadway musical is a jukebox tribute to her music. (David Luhrssen)

  • One-Man Star Wars Trilogy, May 4
  • Moulin Rouge: The Musical, May 14-26
MARN Art + Culture Hub

Marquette University Theatre

Master Singers of Milwaukee

Material Studios + Gallery

Memories Dinner Theatre

Menomonee Falls Symphony

  • Spring Grandeur, April 20 (Hamilton Fine Arts Center, Sussex)
MIAD Gallery at the Ave

Milwaukee Art Museum

  • Winter Series: Larry Bell’s Iceberg, through March 10
  • 50 Paintings, through June 23

    So, what can be said of such a diverse cross-section of 50 unrelated contemporary paintings? A lot, actually. Namely that all cross-sections have their own particular angle-of-entry. The works in “50 Paintings” are indeed diverse in form, strategy, and style; the curators have a good read on the attitudes that are bubbling in contemporary art studios, as well as the histories from which they’ve sprung. (Shane McAdams)

  • Beyond Heights: Skyscrapers and the Human Experience, through Sept. 8
Milwaukee Ballet

  • Cinderella, April 4-7

    Sergei Prokofiev’s music for the ballet Cinderella is gorgeously melodious, the inspiration for many great choreographers, including the Milwaukee Ballet’s Artistic Director Michael Pink. The family-friendly work gives young dancers from the Ballet’s School & Academy the opportunity to shine on stage. (David Luhrssen)

Milwaukee Chamber Theater

  • The Mountaintop, March 8-24

    On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. gave what would be his final speech, and he spoke to his audience in Memphis with forebodings. He was assassinated later that night. “We’ve got some difficult days ahead,” he told the audience. “But it really doesn't matter now, because I've been to the mountaintop … Like anybody, I would like to live a long life; longevity has its place. But I’m not concerned about that now. I just want to do God’s will. And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain and I saw the Promised Land.” Pulitzer-winning playwright Katori Hall reimagines King’s last night. (David Luhrssen)

  • The Not-So-Accidental Conviction of Eleven Milwaukee Anarchists, April 26-May 12
Milwaukee Children's Choir

Milwaukee Comedy

  • Akeem Woods, March 8-9
Milwaukee Festival Brass

Milwaukee Film

  • Milwaukee Film Festival, April 11-25
Milwaukee Fringe Festival

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Gallery

  • Old Type, New Ways: Work from the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, through March 9
Milwaukee Irish Arts

  • Brian Friel’s Faith Healer (a staged reading), March 24-26
Milwaukee Jazz Institute

  • Dave Bayles Trio, March 16 (Bar Centro)
  • Juli Wood Quartet, April 20 (Bar Centro)
Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra

Milwaukee Makers Market

Milwaukee Makers Market champions local artists, creators, designers and crafters to celebrate the city’s small businesses. This one-stop shop experience provides an inclusive environment for local makers to showcase their talent and connect with Milwaukeeans. (Sophia Hamdan)

  • Celebrate Milwaukee/414 Day, April 14 (Discovery World)
Milwaukee Musaik

Milwaukee Opera Theatre

  • I Wanna Fly, through March 10 (Florentine Opera Center)
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

  • Guys on Ice, through-March 13 (Stackner Cabaret)

    It’s been 25 years since Guys on Ice debuted at the Rep and it’s just as entertaining now as it was back then. It’s been updated with modern day references (climate warming, Lady Gaga) but the parody of macho fisherman stereotypes comes through thanks to the talents of the trio of actors. (Harry Cherkinian)

  • What the Constitution Means to Me, through-March 10 (Stiemke Studio)
  • The Chosen, March 5-31 (Quadracci Powerhouse)
  • Piano Men, March 22-May 19 (Stackner Cabaret)
  • Nina Simone: Four Women, April 16-May 12 (Quadracci Powerhouse
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Sponsor of 2024 Spring Arts Guide

  • Salon with Matt Annin and Steve Ayers, March 7
  • Bernstein & Gershwin, March 8-10

    Leonard Bernstein was classical music’s most versatile figure to emerge from the last century. The MSO will perform his music from three dance episodes in On the Town, the Broadway musical-turned-Technicolor film starring Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. All that urban razzmatazz is rooted in George Gershwin’s An American in Paris, also on the MSO program. The concert, rounded out with two by Ravel, will be conducted by Jader Bignamini with George Li on piano. (David Luhrssen)

  • Nothin' But the Blues, March 15-17
  • Bach Fest 1: Brandenburg, March 22-23
  • Bach Fest 2: Magnificat, March 24
  • Sonic Symphony with the MSO, April 6-7
  • Vijay Iyer Trio, April 13
  • Salon with Susan Babini and Ilana Setepen, April 18
  • Liszt Piano & Symphonie Fantastique, April 26-28
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra

Milwaukee Youth Theatre

Morning Star Productions

Museum of Wisconsin Art

  • Wisconsin Arts Biennial, through April 14
  • A
  • my Cropper, through April 14
MOWA | DTN (Saint Kate–The Arts Hotel)
  • Meg Lionel Murphy: Ecstasy and Escape at the Swan Song Motel, through April 17
MOWA on the Lake (St. John's on the Lake)
  • Katherine Steichen Rosing, through April 1
Next Act Theatre

  • Scarecrow, Feb. 21-March 17

    Playwright Heidi Armbruster stars in her own one-woman play, an autobiographical piece about a New York City actress who returns to her Wisconsin family’s dairy farm as her father is dying. Scarecrow is funny and touching, one part loss and two parts survival. Armbruster described it by saying there is “an opportunity in grief or crisis to reconfigure or recommit.” (David Luhrssen)

  • The Treasurer, April 24-May 19
Nō Studios

North Shore Academy of the Arts

Northern Sky Theater

Oconomowoc Arts Center

Oil a City Gallery

Optimist Theatre

Outskirts Theatre

  • Stop Kiss, April 5-14 (Waukesha Civic Theatre)
Over Our Head Players

Overture Center for the Arts, Madison

Paint Cedarburg: A Plein Air Painting Event

Peninsula Players

Philomusica Quartet

  • Vibrant Spring, April 22 (Wisconsin Lutheran College Schwan Hall)

  • 2024 North American Competition, May 28-June 4
Portrait Society Gallery

  • Nirmal Raja: Grace and Grit, through March 9
Present Music

  • The Blue Hour, April 11 (Milwaukee Art Museum)

    “The Blue Hour” song cycle is a collaboration by five women composers: Rachel Grimes, Angélica Negrón, Shara Nova, Caroline Shaw and Sarah Kirkland Snider. The work is based upon Carolyn Forché's epic poem “On Earth,” which follows one woman’s life journey via thousands of hallucinatory and non-linear images. “Sung by Shara Nova and accompanied by a small string orchestra conducted by Deanna Tham, this Milwaukee Art Museum performance will offer a rare chance to hear ‘The Blue Hour’ performed in a live setting,” says Present Music Co-artistic Director Eric Segnitz. (David Luhrssen)

  • Honest Music, May 9 (Milwaukee Art Museum)
Prometheus Trio

  • Mozart, Mendelssohn, May 13
Quasimondo Physical Theatre

Racine Art Museum

  • Watercolor Wisconsin, through April 13
  • RAM Showcase: Focus on Clay, through May 25
  • RAM’s First 20 Years: A Visual History of the Art and Architecture, through July 20
  • Collection Focus: Frances and Michael Higgins, through Oct. 12
Racine Symphony Orchestra

  • Musical Flights, March 8 (Uncorkt, Racine)
  • Masterworks Finale, April 13 (Memorial Hall, Racine)
Racine Theatre Guild

  • Now and Then, through-March 10
  • James and the Giant Peach, March 15-17

    One of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s stories, James and the Giant Peach was transformed into a 1996 musical film, a Tim Burton-produced stop-motion, live-action extravaganza. In any medium, the story of a boy who encounters human-size bugs inside a magical peach has delighted kids for half a century. (David Luhrssen)

  • Stargirl, April 12-21
  • Cabaret, May 17-June 2
Real Tinsel Gallery

  • Heimo Wallner: Not Again, through March 30
Renaissance Theaterworks

  • L’Appartement, March 24-April 14

    Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith’s comedy is about a couple’s dream vacation in a perfect Paris Airbnb. L’Appartement is a spoofing look at middle class comfort, marriage and hypocrisy. Driven by Murray-Smith’s nimble dialogue, the couple’s passive aggressive bickering descends into full-blown chaos that comes to a head with the return of their hosts. (Morton Shlabotnik)

Sacra Nova Chorale

  • With Melodious Accord: Hymns, Psalms, and Spiritual Music, April 21, Plymouth Congregational Church
Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel

  • Julie Schenkelbe: Parlour Trix, through April 14 (The Vitrine)
  • William Lamson: In the Roaring Garden, through April 14 (The Closet)
  • Galen Chaney: Ripped and Woven, through April 14 (The Space)
  • Claire Ashley: Luminous Love Junk, through April 14
Seat of Our Pants Reader Theatre

Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts

  • Milwaukee Jazz Institute Ensemble, March 8
  • Wisconsin Philharmonic: A Disney Spectacular, March 10
  • Danu: A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, March 14
  • Fred Astaire Dance Studio: Dance Fantasy 2024, March 23
  • Musical Romance of Frank Sinatra & Peggy Lee, March 27
  • Myriam Gendron, April 5
  • Hollywood Revisited, April 10
  • The Westerlies, April 19
  • Charlotte’s Web, May 3
  • Aaron Diehl: Stride & Ragtime, May 10
Sheboygan Theater Company

  • Rent, May 10-18
Skylight Music Theatre

  • Spring Awakening, March 1-17
  • From Here to Eternity, April 12-May 5

    The 1953 film From Here to Eternity is remembered as the Pearl Harbor on-the-eve-of war drama starring Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Donna Reed and Deborah Kerr. In 2013, Tim Rice and Stuart Brayson’s musical rendition of the torrid love story debuted on London’s West End. Skylight presents the musical’s Midwest premiere. (David Luhrssen)

South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center

  • Trailblazing Women of Country, April 6

    Miko Marks, Kristina Train and an all-female band perform the hits of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, lauding the singers for defying “restrictive gender norms, proving that women can be at once beautiful and strong, vulnerable and powerful.” (David Luhrssen)

Sunset Playhouse

  • The Savannah Sipping Society, through March 17
  • California Rock: Doors, Doobies and More, March 4-5
  • Sondheim Tribute Revue, March 8-10 (Bombshell Theatre)
  • Chick Singers of the ‘80s, March 21-24
  • Jesus Christ Superstar, April 18-May 5
  • Love Me Do: Lennon & McCartney, April 22-23
  • Little Red Hen Remix, April 24-27
  • Cry It Out, May 3-5
  • High School Musical Jr., May 6-7
Theatre Gigante

  • The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog, March 10 (Jan Serr Studio)

    Hitchcock’s first great film, The Lodger (1927), was also among the first movies about a serial killer. Theatre Gigante presents a screening of the silent classic with a new score performed by Little Bang Theory, an ensemble with which they have worked in the past. (David Luhrssen)

Theatrical Tendencies

Third Avenue Playhouse, Sturgeon Bay

  • Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson-Apt. 2B, May 1-19
Thrasher Opera House, Green Lake

  • Rucksack Revolution, March 16
  • Chatham Rabbits, April 5
  • The Weight Band, April 19
  • Dig Deep with Sharin’ Barrels, May 3
Tory Folliard Gallery

UW-Milwaukee Peck School of the Arts

  • World Percussion Night, March 1-2 (Jan Serr Studio)

    The music of the Caribbean and portions of Latin America were profoundly influenced by Africa, a cultural convergence displayed by this evening’s African drumming, Brazilian samba with performances on the Guatemalan marimba doble and Trinidadian steel pans. (David Luhrssen)

  • You on the Moors Now, March 6-10 (Theatre Building)

    The heroines of Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre and Little Women decide to ditch their suitors in this contemporary remake of much-loved 19th century English novels. (David Luhrssen)

  • Jazz Night, March 7 (Jan Serr Studio)
  • Pipeline, April 3-7 (Kenilworth Square East)

    A moving story of a mother's struggle to secure a brighter future for her son while remaining loyal to the community that molded him, Pipeline raises challenging questions about race, class, parental responsibility and the state of American education. (Morton Shlabotnik)

  • Makers 24! Sculpture, Jewelry & Metalsmithing Exhibitions, April 5-19 (Kenilworth Square East Gallery)
  • New Drama Works Short Play Festival, April 17-21 (Kenilworth Five-O-Eight)
  • Once Upon a Mattress, April 24-28 (Theatre Building)

    The 1959 musical comedy revamped Hans Christian Anderson’s fairytale “The Princess and the Pea,” became the launch pad for the long career of Carol Burnett and has endured as a staple of American musical theater. (David Luhrssen)

  • Spring Opera: Curlew River & Suor Angelica,April 12-13 (Music Building)
  • Spring Dances, May 2-5 (Kenilworth Square East)
UWM Theatre/Peck School of the Arts

UWM Union Art Gallery

  • Annual Juried Show, through March 14
UW-Whitewater Crossman Gallery

UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium

Var Gallery & Studios

  • Abundance: Through the Lens of Black Women, through April 5
Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum

  • Supernova: Hope Yang & Keith Kaziak, through March 10
  • Dyed Well: the feminist rug hooking practice of Emily Robertson, April 18-Oct. 13

    The retrospective exhibition highlights the weaving and rug hooking of artist Emily Robertson. Through a feminist lens, Robertson pushes the boundaries of storytelling and visual aesthetics by weaving hand-dyed wool into fantastical tapestries that depict historical moments, natural landscapes and more. (Morton Shlabotnik)

Village Playhouse, Wauwatosa

Voices Found

Walker's Point Center for the Arts

  • Araceli Zuniga Exhibition, through March 29
Warehouse Art Museum


Water Street Dance Milwaukee

Waukesha Civic Theatre

  • The Bridges of Madison County, March 8-24
  • Best of Broadway Cabaret, March 20-21
  • Boeing, Boeing, April 12-28
  • Peter and the Starcatcher, May 9-12
  • Tempest Island, May 16-19 (ACAP Playmakers)
West Allis Players

West Bend Theatre Company

West Performing Arts Center

Wild Space Dance Company

  • Special Guests Performance, March 30 (MARN Art + Culture Hub)
Windfall Theatre

Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

Wisconsin Craft

Wisconsin Lutheran College - Center for Arts and Performance

  • WLC Choir Concert, March 17
  • A Rock Sails By, April 12-14, April 18-20
  • Philomusica String Quartet, April 22
  • WLC Spring Choir Concert, April 26
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Art

  • 25 Million Stitches: One Stitch, One Refugee, through July 28
Wisconsin Philharmonic

  • A Disney Spectacular, March 10 (Sharon Lynne Wilson Center)

    Songs of the Prairie, May 9 (Oconomowoc Arts Center) Antonin Dvorak thought that the future of music might come from America through distilling the young nation’s already well-established folk traditions. The Wisconsin Philharmonic will pair Dvorak with work by classical music’s prominent American exponent of Americana, Aaron Copland. (David Luhrssen)

Woodland Pattern Book Center

  • Darlene Wesenberg Rzezotarski: Everything Has a Story, March 2-May
  • Formations Series for New and Improvised Music, March 21
Wustum Museum of Fine Arts