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Updated January 23, 2020


“The Gospel at Colonus,” through Sunday, Skylight Music Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee . 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,

“The Legend of Georgia McBride,” through Feb. 9, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells St. , Milwaukee . 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,

“Happy Days,” Friday through Feb. 16, Renaissance Theaterworks, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee . 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,” 414-291-7800,

“Guys On Ice,” 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday Schauer Arts Center , 147 N. Rural St., Hartford . The Guys on Ice bring Wisconsin culture to life in this musical about ice fishing and friendship. 262-670-0560,

Justin 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,

“The 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  

“Saturday Night Fever,” through Feb. 23, Fireside Dinner Theatre, 1131 Janesville Ave. , Fort Atkinson . The musical re-creates the scene of discomania on and off the dance floor. 800-477-9505 or  

“A Wrinkle In Time,” Saturday through Feb. 23, Todd Wehr Theater, 123 E. State St. , Milwaukee . 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,

“Little 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,

“A Small Fire,” Jan. 30 through Feb. 23, Next Act Theater, 255 S. Water St. , Milwaukee . 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,

“Comicality,” 8 p.m. Jan. 31, Feb. 1, Feb. 7, and Feb. 8, Schauer Arts Center , 147 N. Rural St., Hartford . A blend of songs and skits from the best comedy writers. 262-670-0560,

“Mars Lost,” Jan. 31 through Feb. 16, Lake Country Players, 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  

2020 Snowdance 10-Minute Comedy Festival, Jan. 31 through March 1, Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St. , Racine . 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. 262-632-6802,

“Chasin’ Dem Blues: Untold Story of Paramount Records,” through March 22, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 108 E. Wells St. , Milwaukee . 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 Midwest - 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,



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