Skylight Opera Theatre

To celebrate 20 years on the corner of Brady Street andArlington Place, Hi Hat Lounge willthrow a daylong, street-wide block party on Saturday Sept. 2 from 1-10 p.m.Local bands and DJs will perform. Lakefront Brewery will be on hand to.. more

Aug 29, 2017 7:01 PM Around MKE

Richard Halverson relocated to Milwaukee, where he made a mark as a member of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater. The Shepherd Express caught up with Halverson ahead of the Milwaukee Rep’s production of Harvey, which casts him as Judge Omar Ga... more

Nov 13, 2014 1:19 PM Off the Cuff 1 Comments

Longtime fans of Milwaukee’s Mrs. Fun have often wondered how two women could generate so much music from a slender rack of keyboards and a drum set. On their collaboration with Skylight Opera Theatre star Paula more

Nov 17, 2013 8:14 PM Album Reviews

Musical Aid: Milwaukee’s top musicians joined the cause at Turner Hall to support and raise funds for Josh Tovar, their musical brother saddled with medical bills. Backed by his band, Chasin’ Mason, singers cloned more

Apr 3, 2013 5:31 PM Around MKE

  One of the things I absolutely love about the Broadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre is its ability to house shows that are extremely polished and precise whil still managing to hang onto the illusion of being absolutely casual and relaxed... more

Jan 1, 2012 4:51 AM Theater

It’s the early 20th century. There’s a wealthy man posing as a starving artist to win the love of a wealthy girl who is certain that her father would not approve of their love. The wealthy man quickly comes into a situation where his father is a.. more

Sep 17, 2011 9:32 AM Theater

It’s always nice to get something novel in a press kit. In anticipation of its world premiere production of Kirke Mechem’s The Rivals, The Skylight Opera Theatre put together a pretty impressive package for those of us covering the local theatre.. more

Aug 27, 2011 7:18 PM Theater

With Soulstice Theatre opening the first show of the new season last week, Milwaukee Theatre rolls into New Year's . . . the Milwaukee Theatre year starting in August with the first new shows of the new theatre season and closes at the end of t.. more

Aug 4, 2011 2:08 PM Theater

One of the classiest houses for relatively high-end theatre in Milwaukee, the Broadway Theatre Center is kind of a remarkable space. A bar, a studio theatre, a larger formal theatre and a whole bunch of offices rest on the end of Broadway near t.. more

Jul 20, 2011 8:11 PM Theater

The Skylight Opera Theatre sent out announcements earlier this week for its big October 76 Trombones fundraiser gala. On Saturday, October the 8th, the group will be hosting a fancy black tie-optional affair featuring dinner, entertainment and a.. more

Jun 16, 2011 3:00 PM Theater

June begins. The last of the formal season’s shows vanish from the stage. There are a couple of shows still onstage this weekend that I truly, truly love. That doesn’t happen too often. I see a lot of shows in any given year. (When I see Carte Bl.. more

Jun 3, 2011 4:36 PM Theater

A brief description of Elmer Rice'™s 1923 play The Adding Machine is positively surreal. The bizarre plot involves a humble employee of a large corporation being replaced by a machine, killing his former boss, being put to death, waking-up and w.. more

May 9, 2011 6:24 PM Theater

As gala fundraiser season prepares to flutter across the local theatre community, the Skylight Opera Theatre brings what should prove to be a relatively classy evening to the Broadway Theatre Center this Saturday. Flight Night at the Skylightâ€.. more

May 5, 2011 11:39 AM Theater

The Skylight Opera Theatre’s latest Mozart opera opens with a recording of Frank Sinatra. There’s that distinctive sound of the orchestra tuning-up, then the curtain speech. The light’s dim, and there’s the distinctive sound of Frank (or was it .. more

Mar 20, 2011 6:41 PM Theater

Mozart was only 34 when his comic opera Cosi Fan Tutte debuted. It was January of 1790. He would die in December of the following year. Over 200 years later, The Skylight Opera Theatre brings it to the stage of the Broadway Theatre Center in a n.. more

Mar 10, 2011 4:59 AM Theater

When listening to the dreamy, visceral work of Jacques Brel, one instantly pictures a man singing by a piano in a smoky bar in Europe. The Belgian singer-songwriter didn’t own a remarkable voice, but his best work perfectly captured more

Feb 9, 2011 12:00 AM Today in Milwaukee

A little less than an hour ago, the Skylight Opera Theatre, which really never cancels shows, really will. Today’s (February 2nd) performances of Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris have been canceled due to what some meteorologis.. more

Feb 2, 2011 11:53 AM Theater

During intermission a woman wearing a Skylight Opera staff pin passed by. I overheard her saying something about the number of reviewers in attendance . . . excitedly adding that the audience was “on.” It was opening night for the Skylight Opera .. more

Jan 29, 2011 7:49 PM Theater

With the longest night of the year almost past, New Year’s Eve approaches. There are a couple of notably musical events taking place the last evening of 2010 . . .The Skylight Opera Theatre opens Gershwin and Friends this New Year’s Eve. It’s a.. more

Dec 21, 2010 10:07 PM Theater

Big, professional productions of old Gilbert and Sullivan musicals can chisel themselves into the stage like stale museum pieces. A good G&S production is a delicate balance between sophisticated socio-political satire, song, dance and pure fu.. more

Nov 22, 2010 10:09 AM Theater