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Apr
11
Thu
HAIRSPRAY Student Matinee @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 11 @ 9:30 am
HAIRSPRAY Student Matinee @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
Directed by Kevin Schwartz 

This special performance is just for 5th-8th grade school groups! Space is limited–contact Group Sales at 414.290.7454 or by e-mail to book your seats today.

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her newfound groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show.

Tony Award®-winning HAIRSPRAY continues to be one of the most widely-produced musicals today, not only because of its wit and charm, but also because of the powerful message of acceptance and progress that it portrays. The bright, energetic story of Tracy Turnblad teaches us all to fight for every human being’s equal rights.

Apr
12
Fri
HAIRSPRAY @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 12 @ 7:00 pm
HAIRSPRAY @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
Directed by Kevin Schwartz 

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her newfound groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show.

Tony Award®-winning HAIRSPRAY continues to be one of the most widely-produced musicals today, not only because of its wit and charm, but also because of the powerful message of acceptance and progress that it portrays. The bright, energetic story of Tracy Turnblad teaches us all to fight for every human being’s equal rights.

Apr
13
Sat
HAIRSPRAY @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 13 @ 2:00 pm
HAIRSPRAY @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
Directed by Kevin Schwartz 

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her newfound groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show.

Tony Award®-winning HAIRSPRAY continues to be one of the most widely-produced musicals today, not only because of its wit and charm, but also because of the powerful message of acceptance and progress that it portrays. The bright, energetic story of Tracy Turnblad teaches us all to fight for every human being’s equal rights.

HAIRSPRAY @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 13 @ 7:00 pm
HAIRSPRAY @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
Directed by Kevin Schwartz 

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her newfound groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show.

Tony Award®-winning HAIRSPRAY continues to be one of the most widely-produced musicals today, not only because of its wit and charm, but also because of the powerful message of acceptance and progress that it portrays. The bright, energetic story of Tracy Turnblad teaches us all to fight for every human being’s equal rights.

Apr
14
Sun
HAIRSPRAY @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm
HAIRSPRAY @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Book by Mark O’Donnell & Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman & Marc Shaiman
Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters
Directed by Kevin Schwartz 

It’s 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. When she gets put in detention with the African-American students in the school, they teach her some of their dance moves, and her newfound groove wins her a spot on Corny’s show. Overnight, Tracy transforms from a nobody into a star, and uses her newfound influence to advocate for racial integration on the television show.

Tony Award®-winning HAIRSPRAY continues to be one of the most widely-produced musicals today, not only because of its wit and charm, but also because of the powerful message of acceptance and progress that it portrays. The bright, energetic story of Tracy Turnblad teaches us all to fight for every human being’s equal rights.

Apr
16
Tue
Suitable for Framing – Pius XI Emerging Artists Night @ Pius XI 6th Floor
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Suitable for Framing - Pius XI Emerging Artists Night @ Pius XI 6th Floor
“Suitable for Framing” showcases the work of emerging artists in a gallery setting with opportunities to engage with young artists, purchase one-of-a-kind works and network with Milwaukee art professionals.

Admission is free; the event is located on the 6th floor of Pius XI (enter through main entrance – door #1). Light refreshments will be served.

May
3
Fri
Student Play Festival 2019 @ Black Box Theater
May 3 @ 7:00 pm
Student Play Festival 2019 @ Black Box Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

For twenty-five years, Pius XI students have been encouraged to take over the Black Box Theater as playwrights, directors, actors and technicians. This is an opportunity to tell their stories – personal, comic, absurd and profound – and celebrate their own voices!

May
4
Sat
Cashel Dennehy School of Irish Dance: “Rhapsody in Blue” @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
May 4 @ 2:00 pm

From the World Competitions in Ireland and Scotland to Epcot Center at Disney World, the World Champion Cashel Dennehy School of Irish Dance is known throughout the world for their fast paced, high-stepping dance routines. Join them for this exciting recital where they showcase this year’s repertoire.

Two performances on Saturday, May 4: 2pm and 7pm | buy tickets

Cashel Dennehy School of Irish Dance: “Rhapsody in Blue” @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
May 4 @ 7:00 pm

From the World Competitions in Ireland and Scotland to Epcot Center at Disney World, the World Champion Cashel Dennehy School of Irish Dance is known throughout the world for their fast paced, high-stepping dance routines. Join them for this exciting recital where they showcase this year’s repertoire.

Two performances on Saturday, May 4: 2pm and 7pm | buy tickets

Student Play Festival 2019 @ Black Box Theater
May 4 @ 7:00 pm
Student Play Festival 2019 @ Black Box Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

For twenty-five years, Pius XI students have been encouraged to take over the Black Box Theater as playwrights, directors, actors and technicians. This is an opportunity to tell their stories – personal, comic, absurd and profound – and celebrate their own voices!

May
5
Sun
Wisconsin Intergenerational Orchestra Spring Concert @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
May 5 @ 2:00 pm

Join the Wisconsin Intergenerational Orchestra for their 2019 Spring Concert! WIO’s Intermezzo and iGen Symphony will perform to showcase their incredible year of making music, along with special guests from the Pius XI Catholic High School Orchestra.. This concert features works of Shubert, Copland, Smith, along with other musical gems.

May
11
Sat
Spring Choral Concert: “Sounds of Praise” @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Spring Choral Concert: "Sounds of Praise" @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Celebrate with the Pius XI choirs at their Spring concert. Featuring the Robert Ray Gospel Mass, this evening is sure to lift your spirit in praise!

May
13
Mon
“You’re Not Alone” Documentary Premiere @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
May 13 @ 7:00 pm
"You're Not Alone" Documentary Premiere @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater

Join Milwaukee PBS and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for the premiere screening of “You’re Not Alone,” a documentary about youth mental health. Stay after the film for a talk-back with the filmmakers and the four young people featured in the documentary. This event is free and open to the public. Children are welcome but please note the film deals sensitively with difficult subjects like suicide and sexual assault.

Seats will be available first to those with Eventbrite tickets and then to others as availability allows. If your plans change, please cancel your Eventbrite ticket so we can accommodate as many people as possible.

More about the film:

The 30-minute film follows four young people from Wisconsin navigating mental health challenges. They’ve endured assault, bullying, incarceration and discrimination. Some thought about suicide. But through the pain they found support from family, friends and strangers. They found strength within themselves. They’re sharing their stories to let others know they’re not alone and that healing is possible.

The film is an extension of USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin’s Kids in Crisis series, which over the past three years has uncovered rising suicide rates and gaps in mental health care in Wisconsin.

May
17
Fri
Dance into Spring @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
May 17 @ 7:00 pm
Dance into Spring @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Our amazing dance students have been working all year long to bring you this spectacular Spring showcase! There are TWO performances due to popular demand–seats will sell quickly.

May
18
Sat
Dance into Spring @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
May 18 @ 7:00 pm
Dance into Spring @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Our amazing dance students have been working all year long to bring you this spectacular Spring showcase! There are TWO performances due to popular demand–seats will sell quickly.

May
21
Tue
Spring Band & Orchestra Concert: WIS-Concert! @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
May 21 @ 7:00 pm
Spring Band & Orchestra Concert: WIS-Concert! @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater | Milwaukee | Wisconsin | United States

Experience the soaring sounds of our instrumental music program! All ensembles will be featured in this showcase of Wisconsin composers and music about the state we call home!

May
23
Thu
Comedy Company Senior Show @ Black Box Theater
May 23 @ 7:00 pm

Join the Pius XI Comedy Company for the final performance of the senior class! All night long we will be celebrating the Class of 2019 and sending them off in hilarious style. Special pre-show activities begin in the 5th floor hallway at 6pm; doors to the theater open at 6:30pm.

Jun
1
Sat
Milwaukee Festival Brass: Passport to Summer @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm
Milwaukee Festival Brass: Passport to Summer @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater

The Milwaukee Festival Brass, in residence here at the Father Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center, will get you in the mood for summer with their season-closing concert.

Jun
7
Fri
Red Lion Theatre Company: HAMLET @ Black Box Theater
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm

by William Shakespeare
directed by Mary Jensik

The Red Lion Theatre Company, made up of high school students and recent graduates from around the Milwaukee area, presents William Shakespeare’s classic HAMLET. Self-produced and directed, these young people are the future of theater in Milwaukee and beyond; check out their work as they move on to nationally-acclaimed theater training programs!

Jun
8
Sat
Red Lion Theatre Company: HAMLET @ Black Box Theater
Jun 8 @ 7:00 pm

by William Shakespeare
directed by Mary Jensik

The Red Lion Theatre Company, made up of high school students and recent graduates from around the Milwaukee area, presents William Shakespeare’s classic HAMLET. Self-produced and directed, these young people are the future of theater in Milwaukee and beyond; check out their work as they move on to nationally-acclaimed theater training programs!