Gospel at Colonus,” through Sunday, Skylight Music Theatre, 158
. With the ground-shaking thunder of a revival meeting and an
electrifying gospel and blues score, the retelling of Sophocles’
“Oedipus at Colonus.” Featuring soaring voices, thrilling music
and powerful dance, the musical is set in the context of a black
Pentecostal service. 414-291-7800, www.skylightmusictheatre.org.
Legend of Georgia McBride,” through Feb. 9, Milwaukee Repertory
108 E. Wells St.
. Casey is a broke Elvis impersonator with a baby on the way. When the
owner of the run-down bar where he works brings in a drag show to
attract more customers, Casey is out of a job. Or is he? 414-224-9490,
Days,” Friday through Feb. 16, Renaissance Theaterworks, 158 N.
. Winnie’s buoyant optimism shields her from the harsh glare of the
inevitable in Samuel Beckett’s unforgettable masterpiece of modern
theater. Often referred to as “the Hamlet for actresses,”
On Ice,” 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
, 147 N. Rural St.,
. The Guys on Ice bring
culture to life in this musical about ice fishing and friendship.
Hires, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino
Northern Lights Theater, 1721 W. Canal St., Milwaukee. Hires is a
multi-talented actor, comedian and writer. $20. 414-847-7922, www.paysbig.com.
Marvelous Wonderettes,” through Feb. 1, Sunset Playhouse,
700 Wall St.
, Elm Grove. Enjoy more than 30 songs from the ‘50s and ‘60s.
262-782-4430 or SunsetPlayhouse.com.
Night Fever,” through Feb. 23, Fireside Dinner Theatre,
1131 Janesville Ave.
. The musical re-creates the scene of discomania on and off the dance
floor. 800-477-9505 or FiresideTheatre.com.
Wrinkle In Time,” Saturday through Feb. 23, Todd Wehr Theater,
123 E. State St.
. It was a dark and stormy night. When a mysterious stranger arrives
at Meg Murry’s home, she embarks on a wild, empowering journey of
self-discovery. $15 and up. 414-273-7206, www.marcuscenter.org.
Black Dress: The Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 and Jan. 31, 2 p.m.
and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, and 2 p.m. Feb. 2, Marcus Center for the
Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. It’s a story of best
friends Mandy and Dee. Together we witness the girls’ major life
events in their little black dresses. 414-273-7206, www.marcuscenter.org.
Small Fire,” Jan. 30 through Feb. 23, Next Act Theater,
255 S. Water St.
. Emily, a successful business woman, suddenly and inexplicably begins
to lose her senses - first smell, then taste, then sight. A fiercely
independent person, she must now rely on her husband, John, whom she
has always taken for granted. $34 and up. 414-278-0765, www.nextact.org.
8 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 1, Feb. 7, and Feb. 8,
, 147 N. Rural St.,
. A blend of songs and skits from the best comedy writers.
Lost,” Jan. 31 through Feb. 16,
221 E. Capitol Drive
, Hartland. The play deals with the prospect of leaving earth to
colonize Mars. Explore the adventure, risk and grief of leaving all
behind. 262-367-4697 or lakecountryplayhousewi.org.
Snowdance 10-Minute Comedy Festival, Jan. 31 through March 1,
Sixth Street Theatre,
318 Sixth St.
. Performances run five weekends. 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays,
5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. In the ultimate
interactive experience, the audience votes on who should win the cash
prize. The hit playwriting competition had a record 654 submissions
from around the world. Judges chose the 10 best to produce. $20.
Dem Blues: Untold Story of
Records,” through March 22, Milwaukee Repertory Theater,
108 E. Wells St.
. For a few brief, bright years at the height of the jazz and blues
age, Paramount Records in Grafton was the leading label for recording
artists of color in the
- and broke down small-town racial barriers along the way. Artists
such as Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alberta Hunter and Ma
Rainey all recorded there. This exuberant musical celebration of some
of the greatest jazz and blues music features four sensational
quadruple-threat performers guiding the journey through story and
song. 414-224-9490, www.milwaukeerep.com.