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2021-2022 Season

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2021-2022 Skylight Music Theatre Season

Schedule and artists subject to change. Health and safety protocols may be revised pending updated government and CDC guidelines. Skylight offers a risk-free guarantee to exchange, credit, or refund tickets for any canceled performances.

Skylight Premiere

THE FULL MONTY

Sept. 24 – Oct. 17, 2021

Book by Terrence McNally

Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek

Directed by Jason Danieley (Original Broadway cast member The Full Monty)

Based on the 1997 film

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

This production contains adult themes, language, and very brief nudity.

Recommended for ages 15 and up.

“Genuinely uplifting!”-Broadway World

 

Skylight Revival

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Nov. 19, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman

Music by Alan Menken

Directed by Michael Unger

Choreographed by Gerry McIntyre (Original Broadway cast member Once on This Island)

Based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith

Little Shop of Horrors is a worldwide phenomenon, devouring the hearts of theatregoers for over 30 years. In this disarmingly funny and quirky love story, our hapless hero journeys from obscurity to fame and fortune, unwittingly allowing an opportunistic plant to grow from innocent little flytrap to unstoppable man (and woman)-eating force.

Recommended for ages 8 and up.

"Leaves the audience... feeling just like Audrey II between victims – ravenous for more" – The New York Times

Sponsored by Private Asset Management – Baird

 

Regional Premiere

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME

Jan. 14 – 30, 2022

Book by Joe DiPietro

Lyrics by Val Vigoda

Music by Brendan Milburn

Directed by Jill Anna Ponasik (Director Skylight’s Oklahoma! and Carmina Burana)

This 2017 Off­-Broadway hit crisscrosses continents and time in an improbable and enchanting love story. With astounding ingenuity, modern music, and cutting-edge video, this wildly inventive musical is a romantic ride linking a struggling modern-day, single-mom composer/musician and the early 1900’s, intrepid, banjo-playing, Antarctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton. From the author of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change.

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

“An epic musical adventure!” -TimeOut New York

 

Skylight Premiere

RAISIN

Feb. 11 – 27, 2022

Music by Judd Woldin

Lyrics by Robert Brittan

Book by Robert Nemiroff­ and Charlotte Zaltzberg

Directed and choreographed by Kenneth L. Roberson (Original choreographer Avenue Q and All Shook Up on Broadway)

Based on the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry.

With a terrific Grammy-winning score that combines jazz, gospel and 70’s pop, this powerful, uplifting musical adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun won the 1974 Tony Award for Best Musical. Set in Chicago in 1951, it follows the struggles of a Chicago family, the first African Americans to buy a house in the all-white neighborhood of Clybourne Park. Ambition nearly rips the family apart as Raisin travels from jubilation to heartbreak to ultimate triumph, on the road to reaching for a piece of the American Dream.

Recommended for ages 12 and up

“A warm and loving work!”– The New York Times

Sponsored by Jan Serr & John Shannon

 

Milwaukee Premiere

Dennis DeYoung’s

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME

May 20 – June 12, 2022

By Dennis DeYoung

Directed by Michael Unger

Featuring Robert Cuccioli (Tony Award-nominated Best Actor, Jekyll & Hyde on Broadway)

Adapted from the novel by Victor Hugo

Like no Hunchback you’ve seen before, this epic and romantic tale of love, lust and obsession is penned by Dennis DeYoung, lead singer/songwriter of the legendary rock band Styx. Its soaring pop score explores the beauty, hypocrisy, and tragedy of Hugo’s epic masterpiece with monumental power and scope.

Recommended for ages 12 and up.

“A thrilling stage extravaganza!”-Variety

 

SUBSCRIBER ADD-ONS

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

MKE MaKEs Premieres

BIPOC NEW MUSICAL WORKS FESTIVAL

Staged Concert Readings

April 22-24, 2022

These readings of never-before-produced musicals by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) writers and composers from across the country were selected from submissions to the MKE MaKEs New Musical Works series. Skylight will present the finalists in concert readings on April 22, 23 and 24, 2022.

 

Unfortunately, we were not able to schedule Evita for the 2021-2022 season after it was postponed due to the pandemic. We hope to bring it to our stage in the future.

 

Tickets & Box Office

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