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2012 Tony Award Winner! Best Score and Best Choreography
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Matinee at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
Fee: $149 Dinner on your own.
Leave UWMC at 11 AM
Return by 9:30 PM
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines ….
The New York Times calls it “A stirring crowd pleaser”. It has “terrific songs – buoyant melodies by Alan Menken and rousing lyrics by Jack Feldman – and a sweet, funny, emotionally satisfying book by Harvey Fierstein. A musical worth singing about! Even for the cynics among us, “Newsies” has a stirring, old-school sincerity that’s hard to resist.”
Saturday, April 2 4 PM Matinee The Rep, Milwaukee
Written by Milwaukee native and 2013 Pulitzer Prize-winner for Drama Ayad Akhtar, The Invisible Hand follows Nick Bright, an American investment banker, who is kidnapped in Pakistan, where his captors demand he raise his ransom by trading in the financial markets. In teaching his captors how to manipulate the market, Bright fundamentally alters his relationship with them – and the world. This thrilling new play by one of America’s hottest playwrights examines how far we’ll go to save ourselves and the ramifications of our actions on global politics.
Also – Milwaukee Public Museum, 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
See the new “Crossroads of Civilization” exhibit and more. Lunch on your own before the play.
Leave Wausau: 7 AM
Return: approximately 9:30 PM
2 PM Matinee, Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
The Bridges of Madison County, one of the most romantic stories ever written, is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical. Based on the best-selling novel by Robert James Waller, The Bridges of Madison County tells the story of Iowa housewife Francesca Johnson and her life-changing, four-day whirlwind romance with traveling photographer Robert Kincaid. It’s an unforgettable story of two people caught between decision and desire, as a chance encounter becomes a second chance at so much more.
This stunning new production features gorgeous, soulful music by Tony Award®-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, The Last Five Years) that draws upon the rich textures of Americana and folk and the sweeping, expressive balladry of classic Broadway. The Daily News hails it as "one of Broadway’s best scores in the last decade."
Lunch in Hudson, Wis.and dinner in Minneapolis will be on your own.