From the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center …
Our Town – November 10, 11 and 12
This weekend, see SMHS students perform Our Town, the Pulitzer Prize winning play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. It tells the story of the fictional American small town of Grover’s Corners between 1901 and 1913 through the everyday lives of its citizens. The cast and crew have worked hard to put on a great performance. Your support means a lot to them! Details here.
Ex Fabula Risking It – November 17
This event is billed as a “curated StorySlam,” meaning that the first-time tellers included were chosen through a public storytelling workshop at SMPAC as well as a student workshop held at South Milwaukee High School. The latter involved three days’ work with Ex Fabula storytelling coach Nelson López to help students identify and structure their own “Risking It” stories, give one another feedback and practice storytelling sans notes. A few Ex Fabula regulars are also on the docket for Nov. 17. In this category, McGee highlights Peter May, an Ex Fabula volunteer who has won the “Audience Favorite” storytelling award, and also performed and offered a workshop at SMPAC in the past with a capella group, Six Appeal.”
Read the full Shepherd Express Article.
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – November 19
The Academy and Pre-Academy students of Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy are proud to present ‘Twas the night before Christmas. This new work by Rolando Yanes is based on the immortal poem and features an array of splendid holiday characters. Meet Marie, Santa and Miss Santa, the Dream Fairy, the Curious Mouse, the Toy Soldier, Santa’s Elves, Reindeer and more!
It’s Christmas Eve, and as she sleeps beside the fireplace, Marie dreams of a journey to a magical land. The land is filled with toys and elves playing and working happily! See Santa and Miss Santa dance with the reindeer before they leave the land of magic to bring joy to children all around the world.
p.s. If you haven’t gotten your tickets for Big Bad VooDoo Daddy on December 7 yet, better do it quick! Tickets are going fast. Also, mark your calendar for March 24 – we’ll be announcing a special guest performance for our FUNdraiser!!!
Tickets for all shows may be purchased at the box office M-F from 10-4 (414) 766-5049 or at southmilwaukeepac.org.