The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Mainstage Theatre Mainstage Theatre (Theatre Building) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

Based on the unfinished Charles Dickens' novel, this detective story of murder, love, and sleepy town opium dens has tantalized readers for ages. This musical version, written by Rupert Holmes (who also had a #1 pop hit with Escape-The Piña Colada Song), won Tony awards for Best Book of a Musical and Best Musical Score.

Piggsville

Mainstage Theatre Mainstage Theatre (Theatre Building) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

A Hamlet inspired story centering around a man’s challenges running the family brewery after the sudden and suspicious death of his father. A new play, written by UWM Theatre’s own Alvaro Saar Rios, Piggsville takes place in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley.

Winterdances 2023

Mainstage Theatre Mainstage Theatre (Theatre Building) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
Hybrid Hybrid Event

Winterdances concert features an evening of premieres from our faculty and guest artist Kia Smith, artistic director of South Chicago Dance Theatre. The evening will feature original music composed by Andy Miller. Join dance faculty choreographers Daniel Burkholder, Mair Culbreth, Karlies Kelley, and guest artist Kia Smith for an evening of kineticism, imagination and hope.

UWM Dance High School Workshop Day

Mainstage Theatre Mainstage Theatre (Theatre Building) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

High School Workshop Day is the best way for high school groups and classes to learn from our internationally known faculty. This event is great for students curious and interested in becoming a dance major at Peck School of the Arts, the University of Wisconsin’s only School of the Arts.

All Night Strut

Mainstage Theatre Mainstage Theatre (Theatre Building) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

This musical weaves together popular swing, jazz, blues, and bebop of the 1930’s and 40’s in a review that moves from the Great Depression into the post-World War II boom. Filled with standards from The American Songbook, the Gershwins, Hoagy Carmichael, and Duke Ellington (amongst many others) are featured.

The Rivals

Mainstage Theatre Mainstage Theatre (Theatre Building) | 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI

The classic romantic comedy of manners about the lengths people will go to obtain true love closes out the 2022-23’ UWM Theatre season. Filled with comic characters, The Rivals features deep emotional resonances to augment its sharp wit.