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State Fair

October 11, 2023 October 15, 2023

Theatre Calendar Placeholders State Fair
October 11–14, 2023 (7:30–9:30 p.m.)
October 15, 2023 (2–4 p.m.)
Theatre Building, Mainstage Theatre

A seldom-produced gem from Rodgers and Hammerstein, this sparkling musical stands out as their sole work initially crafted for film and subsequently adapted for the stage in 1992. The storyline traces the Frake family’s journey from their family farm to the 1946 Iowa State Fair. Reminiscent of Thornton Wilder’s masterpiece Our Town, the Tony Award-winning State Fair follows siblings Margy and Wayne coming of age on the midway, finding love, heartbreak and deeper life lessons that they will carry with them long after the fair closes.

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Tom Briggs & Louis Mattioli
Based on the screenplay by Oscar Hammerstein II and the novel by Phil Stong

Stage Director, Steve Decker
Music Director, Donna Kummer

In-person Tickets

Seniors 65+, *UWM Faculty, Staff & Alumni$17
Youth 17 and Under$12
*UWM Student$12
*PSOA Student (events in your dept.)FREE
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