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Aug
25
Sat
ONLY WE KNOW BEST at Milwaukee Fringe @ Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 25 @ 1:00 pm
ONLY WE KNOW BEST at Milwaukee Fringe @ Marcus Center for the Performing Arts | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

By Jason Powell
Directed by Catie O’Donnell

Tickets for this event are only available through the Marcus Center Box Office: 414.273.7206

A town hall meeting in Anytown, USA provides the dramatic context for a panoply of songs in a wide range of musical styles and genres, whose cleverly constructed lyrics explore a vast array of contemporary hot-button social issues. Both ends of the political spectrum are satirically skewered over the course of the story, but the show offers sympathy to each side as well. Approaching its varied topics with wit and good humor, this full-length original musical by Jason Powell attempts to throw a rope-bridge over the ever-widening chasm of misunderstanding between the right and the left in modern-day politics.

This production featuring Pius XI Catholic High School students was presented this summer at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Scotland and plays for one more hometown performance as part of the Milwaukee Fringe Festival, on the stage of the Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall inside the Marcus Center!

Aug
29
Wed
Pius XI Performing Arts Family Kickoff @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Aug 29 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Attention Pius XI parents! Do you have a student in the Performing Arts as a class or extra-curricular activity? If so, this event is for you!

Pius Parent Producers (PPP) is a fluid group of parent volunteers that come together each school year to help support all aspects of the Performing Arts. We support the program with donations of time and items, and we also comprise a core group of planners to help support our students, teachers, and the department. Please mark your calendar for the Performing Arts Kick-off date and plan on attending. Students are welcome to attend as well. Even if you are a returning family, there is important information that you don’t want to miss.

What happens at the Performing Arts Kick-Off?

  • Briefly meet the Performing Arts Faculty
  • Receive a copy of the Performing Arts 2018-2019 Season Calendar
  • Information on voice lessons, dance lessons, choir retreat, performance opportunities and forensics
  • Overview of PAC policies
  • Information on auditions and season repertoire
  • Information on volunteer opportunities

 

Oct
6
Sat
Sokol Milwaukee presents THE ACCIDENTAL HERO @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm
Sokol Milwaukee presents THE ACCIDENTAL HERO @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Sokol Milwaukee, celebrating 150 years of “A Sound Mind in a Sound Body,” proudly presents THE ACCIDENTAL HERO–the remarkably true story of a Wisconsin hero

THE ACCIDENTAL HERO is a multi-media one-man show about a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents. It’s a true story, written and performed by his grandson.

Patrick Dewane’s grandfather refused to talk about his service in the war. Yet when he died his basement yielded a treasure trove of typewritten accounts, photos and rare film footage.

Dewane brings this archival material to glowing life as an enthralling, humorous and heartwarming tale of miraculous escapes and astonishing coincidences. This touching show runs from belly laughs to tears. Dewane takes a dozen different roles as he powerfully recounts his grandfather’s journey from Omaha Beach, the Battle of the Bulge, and the end of WWII. In the last week of the war, Konop’s story turns from another soldier’s tale to something from mythology as he discovers his Czech roots.

Like Luke Skywalker, he thinks he’s just fighting the Evil Empire, whereas the real story is about his once-obscured identity. But unlike Skywalker, the story is true.

Oct
13
Sat
Fall Choral Concert: “I Will Sing With The Spirit” @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm
Fall Choral Concert: "I Will Sing With The Spirit" @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Experience the music of Pius XI choirs! Their fall concert features all ensembles singing a selection of spirituals and uplifting songs.

Oct
14
Sun
St. Olaf Band @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Oct 14 @ 2:00 pm
St. Olaf Band @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Founded in 1891, The St. Olaf Band, dubbed “one of America’s preeminent bands” by The New Yorker, will perform in the Midwest on its 2018 national tour. The St. Olaf Band performs the very best compositions and transcriptions for symphonic band, producing an exciting, crowd-pleasing style. Included on this year’s tour program will be Dr. Mahr’s Symphony No. 1, which received its world premiere in 2016.

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Oct
17
Wed
Fall Instrumental Chamber Concert @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm

This intimate concert gives each of our instrumentalists a chance to shine! Join the Pius XI band and orchestra as they showcase their fall repertoire.

Nov
2
Fri
DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ Black Box Theater
Nov 2 @ 7:00 pm
DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ Black Box Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

By Brian Friel
Directed by Jordan Hunt 

Set in the fictional Irish village of Ballybeg, Ireland, DANCING AT LUGHNASA is a memory play, told from the perspective of the adult narrator, Michael Evans. He recalls one summer he spent at his aunts’ home when he was seven years old. It was the summer of 1936 and young Michael watches as his aunts search for and find the potential for love–only to lose it as the hardships of life begin to cripple them. Brian Friel’s multi award-winning play is a masterpiece, portraying the strength and bravery of five sisters who dance wildly in a final celebration of their lives, before they change forever.

Nov
3
Sat
DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ Black Box Theater
Nov 3 @ 2:00 pm
DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ Black Box Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

By Brian Friel
Directed by Jordan Hunt 

Set in the fictional Irish village of Ballybeg, Ireland, DANCING AT LUGHNASA is a memory play, told from the perspective of the adult narrator, Michael Evans. He recalls one summer he spent at his aunts’ home when he was seven years old. It was the summer of 1936 and young Michael watches as his aunts search for and find the potential for love–only to lose it as the hardships of life begin to cripple them. Brian Friel’s multi award-winning play is a masterpiece, portraying the strength and bravery of five sisters who dance wildly in a final celebration of their lives, before they change forever.

DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ Black Box Theater
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm
DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ Black Box Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

By Brian Friel
Directed by Jordan Hunt 

Set in the fictional Irish village of Ballybeg, Ireland, DANCING AT LUGHNASA is a memory play, told from the perspective of the adult narrator, Michael Evans. He recalls one summer he spent at his aunts’ home when he was seven years old. It was the summer of 1936 and young Michael watches as his aunts search for and find the potential for love–only to lose it as the hardships of life begin to cripple them. Brian Friel’s multi award-winning play is a masterpiece, portraying the strength and bravery of five sisters who dance wildly in a final celebration of their lives, before they change forever.

Nov
4
Sun
DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ Black Box Theater
Nov 4 @ 2:00 pm
DANCING AT LUGHNASA @ Black Box Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

By Brian Friel
Directed by Jordan Hunt 

Set in the fictional Irish village of Ballybeg, Ireland, DANCING AT LUGHNASA is a memory play, told from the perspective of the adult narrator, Michael Evans. He recalls one summer he spent at his aunts’ home when he was seven years old. It was the summer of 1936 and young Michael watches as his aunts search for and find the potential for love–only to lose it as the hardships of life begin to cripple them. Brian Friel’s multi award-winning play is a masterpiece, portraying the strength and bravery of five sisters who dance wildly in a final celebration of their lives, before they change forever.

Nov
9
Fri
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS @ Black Box Theater
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS @ Black Box Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization
Directed by Catie O’Donnell

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960’s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood! As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination.

Nov
10
Sat
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS @ Black Box Theater
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS @ Black Box Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization
Directed by Catie O’Donnell

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960’s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood! As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS @ Black Box Theater
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS @ Black Box Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization
Directed by Catie O’Donnell

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960’s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood! As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination.

Nov
11
Sun
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS @ Black Box Theater
Nov 11 @ 2:00 pm
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS @ Black Box Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith
Originally produced by the WPA Theatre (Kyle Renick, Producing Director)
Originally produced at the Orpheum Theatre, New York City by the WPA Theatre, David Geffen, Cameron Mackintosh and the Shubert Organization
Directed by Catie O’Donnell

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960’s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood! As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it’s too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination.

Nov
17
Sat
An Evening of Dance @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm
An Evening of Dance @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States
Pius XI Catholic High School’s Dance Department Presents “An Evening of Dance,” featuring exciting new works and special guest artists. This is a night of dance you don’t want to miss!

 

Dec
10
Mon
Band & Orchestra Holiday Concert @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm

Celebrate the season with Pius XI Orchestra and Bands! Our instrumental ensembles will fill the Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater with the music of the holidays.

Dec
12
Wed
Lessons and Carols Christmas Concert: “All This Night My Heart Rejoices” @ St. Joseph Chapel
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm
Lessons and Carols Christmas Concert: "All This Night My Heart Rejoices" @ St. Joseph Chapel | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Tickets for this event will go on sale on October 1.

The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a service celebrating the birth of Jesus through scriptural readings and song. The story of the fall of humanity, the promise of the Messiah, and the birth of Jesus is told in nine short Bible readings from Genesis, the prophetic books and the Gospels, interspersed with the singing of history’s most beloved Christmas carols.

 

Dec
19
Wed
Comedy Company Christmas Show @ Black Box Theater
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Pius XI Comedy Company for their annual Christmas show! Celebrate the spirit of the season with this hilarious improv troupe. Special pre-show activities begin in the 5th floor hallway at 6pm; doors to the theater open at 6:30pm.

 

Feb
14
Thu
Comedy Company Valentine’s Day Show @ Black Box Theater
Feb 14 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Pius XI Comedy Company for their annual Valentine’s Day show! Bring your special someone–or come by yourself–as our hilarious improv troupe celebrates all things “Love!” Special pre-show activities begin in the 5th floor hallway at 6pm; doors to the theater open at 6:30pm.

Mar
6
Wed
Comedy Company Students vs. Teachers @ Black Box Theater
Mar 6 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Pius XI Comedy Company for their blockbuster Students vs. Teachers show! The members of the Comedy Company go head-to-head with Pius XI faculty and staff members in an improv tour-de-force. Special pre-show activities begin in the 5th floor hallway at 6pm; doors to the theater open at 6:30pm.