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2022-2023 Season

Productions begin September 23

This project is generously sponsored by:

Skylight Music Theatre is a proud United Performing Arts Fund Member and appreciates the generous support receieved annually thanks to your UPAF donation

Announcing our 2022-2023 Season

You can rewatch the season announcement here

MAMMA MIA!

Sept. 23 – Oct. 16, 2022

Music and Lyrics by Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus

And some songs by Stig Anderson

Book by Catherine Johnson

Originally Conceived by Judy Craymer

Travel to a Greek island paradise for this ultimate feel-good show! Hit music from the super group ABBA tells the humorous and touching story of a young woman’s search for her birth father on the eve of her wedding. A mother.  A daughter. Three possible dads. 23 songs. And a trip down the aisle you'll never forget!

Production sponsors Herb Zien and Liz Levins

"A certified hit.... A giddy guilty pleasure." – Variety

 

A JOLLY HOLIDAY

Celebrating Disney's Broadway Hits

Nov. 18 – Dec. 31, 2022

Book by Sandy Rustin

Directed by Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Unger

Ring in the holidays with a brand-new musical revue featuring 30 favorite songs from Disney’s biggest Broadway hits. A cast of phenomenal singers including an ensemble of talented youth performers will celebrate the season in style with a festive holiday party for the ages.

Sponsored by Private Asset Management Baird

“Embraceable, energetic, and effervescent!”  – New Jersey Stage

 

EVITA

Feb. 3-19, 2023

Lyrics by Tim Rice

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

With Rána Roman as Eva Perón Andrew Varela as Juan Perón

Originally scheduled as a concert version and then delayed due to the pandemic, Evita will be presented as a fully staged production. It is the first time Skylight has produced the seven-time Tony Award-winning megawatt musical. Considered a Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber masterpiece, the story follows Eva Duarte and her meteoric rise from impoverished child to wife of Argentine president Juan Perón to becoming the most powerful woman in Latin America.

 “A total triumph. A technical knockout, a magnificent earful, a visual triumph and a wow." – Daily Mirror

 

NOISES OFF
March 17 – April 2, 2023

By Michael Frayn

With Music by Combustible Edison

Directed by Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Unger

Skylight presents one of the most hilarious plays ever written – and adds live music! This hit, side-splitting backstage farce has live accompaniment by a singer and our house band, “The Sardines," playing songs written by Combustible Edison, a 1990s group inspired by a 1950s-cocktail-lounge groove. Effervescent tunes and showbiz shenanigans create a first-of-its-kind production on Skylight’s stage. 

 "The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium." The New York Times

 

THE SONG OF BERNADETTE

May 19 – June 11, 2023

Book by Rinne B. Groff

Music by Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Bonnie & Clyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel)

Lyrics by Robin Lerner

Directed & Choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Disney’s Newsies, My Fair Lady, Schmigadoon!)

Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements by Jason Howland

Based on the novel ‘The Song of Bernadette’ by Franz Werfel

Presented in partnership with Indie Theatrical and by Special Arrangement with Buena Vista Theatrical

See this Broadway-bound major new musical first at Skylight! This world premiere developmental production is composed by Broadway’s Frank Wildhorn. The breathtaking musical is based on the true story (made into a novel and film) of a young girl from the French town of Lourdes who sees a vision that changes her life, and her town, forever.

Presented as part of World Premiere Wisconsin Statewide Festival

 

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 Premiere!

BIPOC NEW MUSICAL WORKS FESTIVAL

Staged Concert Readings

Dates to be Announced

After a pandemic delay, these concert readings of never-before-produced musicals by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) writers and composers will be presented in concert readings. Finalists were selected from over 30 submissions from across the country for the MKE MaKEs New Musical Works series.

 

New Skylight Series!

SKYLIGHT PRESENTS! One-Night-Only Concerts

Join Skylight in the beautiful Cabot Theatre for one-night-only events featuring guest artists presenting tributes to some of the best-known names in pop music.

 

Sweet Baby James

Saturday, October 22, 2022

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 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

An evening with Prince and Michael Jackson 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

If Skylight’s Mamma Mia! made you hungry for more ABBA, this ultimate tribute by the Midwest’s longtime #1 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.”

Artists, titles and schedule subject to change.

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