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Skylight Music Theatre Announces New One Night Only Concerts

Series Launches with Pop Icon Tributes to James Taylor, Prince & Michael Jackson, and ABBA

October 22, 2022 through February 24, 2023

Milwaukee, Wis. (August 15, 2022) — Skylight Music Theatre today announced a new series, One Night Only Concerts. These events feature guest artists performing special one-time-only shows covering a wide range of styles. The series kicks off this fall with three performances showcasing the iconic music of some of the best-known names in pop music. Future One Night Only concerts may offer music ranging from Broadway to opera to rhythm & blues. Performances take place in the beautiful Cabot Theatre of the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee.

One Night Only Concerts begin Saturday, October 22, with a tribute to music legend James Taylor. On Friday, January 20, 2023, the concert highlights two of the biggest names in rock history, Prince & Michael Jackson. On Friday, February 24, 2023, the One Night Only event features the Midwest’s major ABBA tribute band.

Tickets to each show are $25 for Skylight Music Theatre subscribers and $30 -$35 for the general public, plus taxes and fees. Subscribers get priority access to seats beginning one week before tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, August 22.  

 

Series Celebrates the Full Spectrum of Music Theatre

“Skylight’s mission is to present the full spectrum of music theatre. We are excited to broaden that spectrum to include theatrical music by a range of talented musicians on our beautiful Cabot Theatre stage,” said Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Unger. The current line-up:

Sweet Baby James, Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.

Nashville’s Sweet Baby James presents his popular acoustic “Walking Man” show featuring the timeless music of six-time Grammy winner and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member James Taylor. Bill Griese (aka "Sweet Baby James") is like listening to and seeing the legend himself. Griese is not a James Taylor impersonator, but an artist paying tribute to an American original.

An Evening with Prince and Michael Jackson, Friday, January 20, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

This dynamic show pays tribute to the music of two icons who brought such hits as “Let’s Go Crazy,” “Pretty Young Thing,” “Rock with You,” and “Purple Rain” performed by Gabriel Sanchez (The Prince Experience) and Sam Guyton (Generation Z). In addition to their electrifying vocals, Sanchez and Guyton are also featured on guitar and keys. Special guest artists: Iman Khan (background vocals) and Nicole Marie (flute).

Dancing Queen – An ABBA Salute, Friday, February 24, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

If Skylight’s season opener, the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! (running Sept. 23 – Oct. 16) made audiences hungry for more ABBA, this concert delivers. This show by the Midwest’s longtime number one ABBA tribute band will give those disco shoes another workout. Offering musical precision, flair and fashion, this ABBA experience is led by the dynamic duo of Agnetha and Frida featuring a repertoire of over 30 all-time favorite hits from “Waterloo” to “Mamma Mia,” and “SOS” to “Knowing Me Knowing You,” and from “Honey Honey,” to “Voulez-Vous.”

 

Performance Information

One Night Only Concert Series performances are at 7:30 p.m. in the Cabot Theatre, Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee, Wis. 53202.

 

Box Office

One Night Only Concert Series tickets are $25 for Skylight subscribers and $30-$35 for the general public (plus taxes and fees). To become a subscriber, purchase at the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office. Call (414) 291-7800 or visit 158 N. Broadway, Monday – Friday, from Noon - 5 p.m. or email tickets@skylightmusictheatre.org.

 

2022-23 season single tickets on sale at the Box Office or online at www.skylightmusictheatre.org

 

  • Please let the Box Office know if accessible seating is needed, or if patrons will have a wheelchair or walker.
  • Box Office hours Mon. – Fri. Noon -5 p.m. The Box Office window is also open two hours prior to performances.
  • Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more by calling (414) 291-7800
  • If you have ADA needs, please contact the Box Office (414) 291-7800 or tickets@skylightmusictheatre.org.
  • Skylight offers a risk-free guarantee to exchange, credit, or refund tickets for any canceled performances.
  • For more information visit skylightmusictheatre.org or email info@skylightmusictheatre.org

 

Skylight Bar & Bistro

Conveniently located on the second floor of the Broadway Theatre Center, the Skylight Bar & Bistro is open two hours prior to showtime and features a pre-theatre menu.

 

Parking

Purchase $5 parking vouchers from the Broadway Theatre Center Box Office for use in the Historic Third Ward parking garage at 212 N. Milwaukee Street (one block east and one block north). Vouchers are valid between 5 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. for evening performances. Matinee vouchers are valid 12-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Not valid for Wednesday matinees. Voucher sales stop 30 minutes before showtime. Advance purchase recommended so that vouchers can be mailed with tickets. No refunds.  

Meter parking is available on the street (free after 6 p.m. and on Sundays).

 

Health & Safety Protocols

Skylight Music Theatre joined other Milwaukee performing arts organizations to discontinue proof of vaccination or negative Covid test requirements. Masks are optional, but recommended. Skylight’s health and safety protocols follow local government, CDC and State of Wisconsin guidelines and are subject to change. For up-to-date information, please visit www.skylightmusictheatre.org/health.

 

Sponsors

Skylight thanks season sponsors United Performing Arts Fund, Wisconsin Arts Board and CAMPAC – the Milwaukee County Arts Fund. Sponsorships are available. Please contact development@skylightmusictheatre.org

 

About Skylight Music Theatre

Founded in 1959, Skylight is Milwaukee’s professional Equity music theatre company and the largest employer of Wisconsin actors in the state. Skylight produces the full spectrum of music theatre ranging from blockbuster Broadway musicals to reimagined operas, and from exciting world premieres to contemporary off-Broadway hits. Skylight’s mainstage home is the Cabot Theatre in the Broadway Theatre Center, which was built by Skylight in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward in 1992. Considered to be one of Milwaukee’s most beautiful theatres, the Cabot Theatre is based on the design of an 18th-century French opera house. With just 350 seats it offers audiences great views of the action onstage. Skylight Music Theatre marks its 63rd season in 2022-2023. Skylight Music Theatre is a proud Cornerstone Member of the United Performing Arts Fund.


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