University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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Box Office:


Phone: (414) 229-4308

Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts
2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11am - 7pm and one hour prior to performances.

Theatre 2014-15 Season 

2014-2015 Theatre Performance Season

Mainstage Theatre Series

Directed and designed by the Theatre Department's highly-regarded faculty, the Mainstage Theatre Series presents fully-produced and thoroughly-engaging performances featuring the work of student actors and technicians.

Tickets: General - $17; Seniors, UWM Faculty and Staff - $15; Students - $5 (pre-sale) $8 (night of show); Majors - Free

Anton in Show Business
October 8 – 12, 2014

Written by Jane Martin
Directed by Raeleen McMillion
Mainstage Theatre, 2400 E Kenwood Blvd

A caffeine-fueld backstage romp through an ill-fated production of Chekhov’s The Three Sisters with a full lineup of all the usual suspects: eccentric directors, a difficult critic, desperate producers, and a TV diva!

November 19 – 23, 2014

Written by Aristophanes; Adapted by Ranjit Bolt
Directed by Michelle Lopez-Rios
Mainstage Theatre, 2400 E Kenwood Blvd

War is hell but things are about to get even harder for the men of Greece. The women have made a simple compact: No peace. No sex.

Loves Labours Lost
April 15 – 19, 2015

Written by William Shakespeare
Directed by Bill Watson
Mainstage Theatre, 2400 E Kenwood Blvd

The young King of Navarre and his best bachelor buddies swear off women for three years to dive into a life of scholarship and serious study. The Princess of France and her most eligible attendants show up on a diplomatic mission and the study immediately turns to the subject left off their college syllabus and the one that most matters – love.

The Crucible
April 29 – May 3, 2015

Written by Arthur Miller
Directed by Jim Tasse
Mainstage Theatre, 2400 E Kenwood Blvd

The Crucible is a powerful recounting of an historical moment in 17th century America: the “witch trials” of Salem, Massachusetts. Written during the rise and spread of McCarthyism in the early ‘50s, the landmark drama is famous for exploring the fear-laced conscience of its time and ours.

Five-O-Eight Series

The Peck School's innovative and intimate Five-O-Eight Series focuses on acting, with performances in our "black box" space and a spare approach to visual elements.

Tickets: General - $10; Seniors, UWM Faculty and Staff - $8; Students - $5 (pre-sale) $8 (night of show); Majors - Free

Mil-Wonky Too! (Or Sex, Drugs And D2L)
October 15 – 19, 2014

Devised and Directed by Alvaro Rios
Five-O-Eight Studio at 1925 E Kenilworth Pl

A devised theatre piece about the ups and downs of college life in Milwaukee.

Giants Have Us In Their Books
December 3 – 7, 2014

Written by José Rivera
Directed by Tony Horne
Five-O-Eight Studio at 1925 E Kenilworth Pl

With magic realism and bold theatricality, these six enchanting fairy tales for adults remind us that the sheer complexity of modern life makes every choice a significant one.

Little Women (The Musical)
March 4 – 8, 2015

Book by Allan Knee; Lyrics by Mindi Dickstein; Music by Jason Howland
Directed by Rebecca Holderness
Five-O-Eight Studio at 1925 E Kenilworth Pl

Based on Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel, this coming of age musical follows the lives of Jo March and her sisters, Meg, Amy, and Beth, during the Civil War era. The action will unfold in an intimate staging focused on the colorful characters and the heart-warming story.

Slightly Bigger Women:
What Happens When “Little Women” Grow Up?
April 22-26, 2015

Directed by Anne Basting
Five-O-Eight Studio at 1925 E Kenilworth Pl

A cross-cultural, intergenerational look at the changes in women’s lives across the century