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2020-2021 Season

February 11, 2020

Artistic Director Michael Unger unveiled Skylight Music Theatre’s 2020-21 season, which marks his inaugural season as artistic director. Skylight is Milwaukee’s professional Equity music theatre company and located in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.


 The 2020-2021 Skylight Music Theatre Season is as follows:


Dennis DeYoung’s


Sept. 11-27, 2020

Adapted from the novel by Victor Hugo

Like no Hunchback you’ve seen before, this musical version of Hugo’s epic and romantic tale of love, lust, and obsession is written by Dennis DeYoung, lead singer/songwriter of the legendary rock band Styx. Its soaring pop score explores the beauty, hypocrisy, and tragedy of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece. A Milwaukee premiere!

“A thrilling stage extravaganza!”-Variety


First Time at Skylight


Nov. 13-Dec. 27, 2020

By Lionel Bart, adapted from the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

One of the most beloved musicals ever! Presented for the first time at Skylight, this three-time Tony Award winning classic features a huge cast, including dozens of local youth. With iconic songs like "Where Is Love?" and "Food, Glorious Food," this heartwarming production is perfect for the holidays!

“A classic for the ages!” -The New York Times

Sponsored by Private Asset Management - Baird


A Milwaukee Adaptation


Jan. 15-31, 2021

Operetta by Johann Strauss II, Karl Haffner, and Richard Genée

(Performed in English)

A team of local writers exchange champagne for beer to adapt one of the world’s frothiest and most-performed operettas, Die Fledermaus. First performed in 1874 Vienna, Skylight’s version will be set in modern-day Milwaukee. Waltz music, mistaken identities, practical jokes, and plot twists abound in this hilarious and witty production.

“Waltzing vitality, warmth and confidence!”-The New York Times

Sponsored by Jan Serr & John Shannon


Regional Premiere


Feb. 12-28, 2021

By Joe DiPietro, Brendan Milburn, and Valerie Vigoda

This 2017 Off-Broadway hit crisscrosses continents and time in an improbable and enchanting love story. With astounding ingenuity, modern music, and video of Shackleton’s actual journey on the doomed ship, The Endurance, this quirky new musical is a wild romantic ride linking a struggling modern-day, single-mom composer/musician and the intrepid, banjo-playing, early 20th century Antarctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton. From the author of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change and Memphis.

“An epic musical adventure!” -TimeOut New York


Skylight Premiere


April 30 – May 23, 2021

By Terrence McNally and David Yazbek, based on the 1997 film.

This hilarious, smash Broadway hit was nominated for nine Tony Awards. An unlikely band of out-of-work friends decide to turn their lives around by baring it all for the greater good. The irresistible humor and songs lead up to perhaps the most anticipated final moment in Broadway history!

This production contains adult themes and very brief nudity.

“Genuinely uplifting!”-Broadway World


SUBSCRIBER ADD-ON: While not part of a subscription package, subscribers have the first opportunity to purchase tickets for the following at subscriber prices before tickets go on sale to the general public.

A Reimagined Version


March 12-28, 2021

By Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind

This modern re-telling of teen angst and sexual awakening in the 19th century has a phenomenal, alternative rock score. The original Broadway production won eight Tony Awards. With inspiration from the recent Deaf West Broadway revival, this version will have a dynamic, young cast made up of both hearing and deaf performers in a masterful re-imagining for all audiences that will open hearts, minds, and understanding.

This production contains adult themes, adult language, brief nudity, and sexual content.

“A sheer triumph.”-Associated Press


Tickets & Box Office

Subscriptions are on sale now. Subscribers get the best seats at the best prices. Subscriptions can be purchased by calling (414) 291-7800, Monday – Friday, from noon - 5 p.m.  Check for updates at


Ticket prices for the special add-on production of Spring Awakening are available to subscribers at a discounted price of $35 (plus tax and fees) prior to March 13, 2020. Prices after March 13 range from $30 - $75 (plus tax and fees) with a 10% discount for subscribers.


Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. Call (414) 299-4972 or email


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