April 5 – 22
family values and the perseverance of familial bonds in moments of danger. It runs through April 15 at 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine. Tickets are $13 to $18. Visit racinetheatre.org for more information.
Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Our Town is an American classic and has been performed and adapted countless times since its debut in 1938. The play follows the everyday lives of the citizens of a fictional town called Grover’s Corners as it explores existentialism and illuminates the bonds that hold communities together. The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre brings the play to the stage April 10 through May 13. Tickets are $20 to $50. For more information, visit milwaukeerep.com. (See related story on p. 26.)
Milwaukee Ballet is putting a new spin on the classic Beauty and the Beast tale with artistic director Michael Pink’s interpretation, focusing on Belle’s point of view. Beauty and the Beast features an international cast of dancers, as well as nearly 80 children from Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy. The ballet runs from April 12 to April 15 at the Marcus Center, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee. Tickets are $40 to $115. For more information, visit milwaukeeballet.org.
B~Free — one of most sought-after musicians of the Midwest and alum of the Milwaukee High School of the Arts — presents MJ-Uncovered: A Reinterpretation of the Music of Michael Jackson. The concert will be curated by B~Free and feature local favorites Klassik, Cree Myles, Immortal Girlfriend and many more. The concert takes place April 13 at the Turner Hall Ballroom, 1040 N. Fourth St. General admission tickets can be purchased for $22.50. For more information, visit pabsttheater.org.