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Upcoming Shows & Events

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Feb
16
Wed
Pius XI Improv Team @ Black Box Theater
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm

The laughs never stop when the Pius XI Improv team takes the stage! Join them to watch games and sketches in this evening of fun.

Mar
5
Sat
Ballet 5:8: “10 Fold” @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm
Ballet 5:8: "10 Fold" @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater

Celebrate ten seasons of innovative storytelling and breathtaking dance with Ballet 5:8.

In honor of their 10th Anniversary, Ballet 5:8 will bring several audience favorite works from their archives back to the stage for special encore celebrations! Drawing inspiration from cultural luminaries such as Makoto Fujimura, Gwendolyn Brooks and C.S. Lewis, Slager’s ballets speak to the present moment with incisive wit and clarity. With music ranging from Vivaldi to Gorecke to Rachmaninoff, this evening of ballet will inspire and delight both the seasoned balletomane and the first time audience member.

Enjoy a stunning performance featuring repertoire from the past nine seasons of Ballet 5:8, and a world premiere of Julianna Rubio Slager’s newest work, Toda Raba.

Mar
9
Wed
Midwinter Choral Concert: “Magical Kingdom” @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm
Midwinter Choral Concert: "Magical Kingdom" @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater

Pius XI Choirs present a program of music from some of the most famous animated films of all time! Join us in our Magical Kingdom of voices – you will want to sing along!

Mar
17
Thu
SILENT SKY @ Black Box Theater
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm
SILENT SKY @ Black Box Theater

by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Katie Johnson
Produced by Jonathan Davidson

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Mar
18
Fri
SILENT SKY @ Black Box Theater
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm
SILENT SKY @ Black Box Theater

by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Katie Johnson
Produced by Jonathan Davidson

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Mar
19
Sat
SILENT SKY @ Black Box Theater
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm
SILENT SKY @ Black Box Theater

by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Katie Johnson
Produced by Jonathan Davidson

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Mar
20
Sun
SILENT SKY @ Black Box Theater
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm
SILENT SKY @ Black Box Theater

by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Katie Johnson
Produced by Jonathan Davidson

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

Mar
24
Thu
Pius XI Improv Team @ Black Box Theater
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm

The laughs never stop when the Pius XI Improv team takes the stage! Join them to watch games and sketches in this evening of fun.

Apr
12
Tue
Fine Arts Night 2022 @ Pius XI 6th Floor
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fine Arts Night 2022 @ Pius XI 6th Floor

Please join us as we welcome back our annual, illustrious exhibition of student work in a variety of media. Check out studio spaces on the 6th floor of the Pius XI building and meet student artists. Work will be available for sale!

Featured artwork by Catcher Stodola ’22

Apr
21
Thu
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater

Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman
Directed and Produced by Jonathan Davidson

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind….

Groups of 10 or more save! Call 414.290.7454 for details on group ticket packages.

Apr
22
Fri
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 22 @ 7:00 pm
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater

Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman
Directed and Produced by Jonathan Davidson

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind….

Groups of 10 or more save! Call 414.290.7454 for details on group ticket packages.

Apr
23
Sat
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater

Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman
Directed and Produced by Jonathan Davidson

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind….

Groups of 10 or more save! Call 414.290.7454 for details on group ticket packages.

Apr
24
Sun
A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 24 @ 2:00 pm
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater

Book and Lyrics by Robert L. Freedman
Music and Lyrics by Steven Lutvak
Based on the novel Israel Rank by Roy Horniman
Directed and Produced by Jonathan Davidson

When the low-born Monty Navarro finds out that he’s eighth in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family, he figures his chances of outliving his predecessors are slight and sets off down a far more ghoulish path. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught and become the ninth Earl of Highhurst? And what of love? Because murder isn’t the only thing on Monty’s mind….

Groups of 10 or more save! Call 414.290.7454 for details on group ticket packages.

Apr
29
Fri
Pius XI Improv Team @ Black Box Theater
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm

The laughs never stop when the Pius XI Improv team takes the stage! Join them to watch games and sketches in this evening of fun.

May
7
Sat
Student Play Festival 2022: Play in a Day @ Black Box Theater
May 7 @ 7:00 pm
Student Play Festival 2022: Play in a Day @ Black Box Theater

For 28 years, Pius XI has been showcasing student playwrights and directors with our annual Student Play Festival. This year, join us for a one-night Play in a Day event! First, we’ll feature an original short play written by a Pius XI student. Then, you’ll experience a brand new play written, cast, and rehearsed all within 24 hours by our ensemble.

May
10
Tue
Wisconsin Intergenerational Orchestra Spring Concert @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
May 10 @ 7:00 pm
Wisconsin Intergenerational Orchestra Spring Concert @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater

Please join the Wisconsin Intergenerational Orchestra for their Spring Concert!  This concert features a bit of classical music and then the orchestra will take you on a musical journey to Ireland with special guests from the Kinsella Academy of Irish Dance.  All are welcome and we promise you will leave this evening with a happy heart – and that’s no blarney. Tickets are free but seating is reserved.

May
11
Wed
Spring Choral Concert @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Spring Choral Concert @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater

Our highly-anticipated Spring Choral Concert includes all ensembles showcasing their work. This concert will include a selection of Broadway hits!

May
15
Sun
Milwaukee Festival Brass: Strike Up The Brass @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
May 15 @ 3:00 pm

Come join the award-winning Milwaukee Festival Brass for their final concert of the season “Strike Up the Brass!” Featuring show tunes, marches, pieces that are pure America, this lighter, family friendly program will provide something for everyone to celebrate the return of live music! While donations are gladly accepted, this is a free concert as our way of giving back to the community.

May
20
Fri
Dance into Spring: He Lives in You @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
May 20 @ 7:00 pm
Dance into Spring: He Lives in You @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater

Celebrate the end of the school year with the artists of the Pius XI Dance Program as they showcase all their second semester work.

May
21
Sat
Dance into Spring: He Lives in You @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
May 21 @ 7:00 pm
Dance into Spring: He Lives in You @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater

Celebrate the end of the school year with the artists of the Pius XI Dance Program as they showcase all their second semester work.