Broadway Theatre Center

The Broadway Theatre Center houses two unique theaters: the 358-seat Cabot Theatre, a replication of an 18th-century European opera house and the 99-seat Studio Theatre, a versatile black box space. Skylight Music Theatre owns and operates the Broadway Theatre Center at 158 N. Broadway in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

The Broadway Theatre Center is home to three performing theatre companies


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Disney's Newsies The Musical
Based on the rousing true story of newsboys who strike against unfair conditions in turn-of-the century New York City, this Disney film became a Tony Award-winning Broadway hit. Featuring a score by Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors), book by Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots) and exhilarating dancing, this musical delivers a timeless message about fighting for what’s right. Perfect for the whole family.
Fri 11/15/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 11/16/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 11/17/19 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Wed 11/20/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Thu 11/21/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Fri 11/22/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 11/23/19 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 11/23/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 11/24/19 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Tue 11/26/19 6:30PM Cabot Theatre
Fri 11/29/19 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Fri 11/29/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 11/30/19 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 11/30/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 12/1/19 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Wed 12/4/19 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Thu 12/5/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Fri 12/6/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 12/7/19 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 12/7/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 12/8/19 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Wed 12/11/19 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Wed 12/11/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Thu 12/12/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Fri 12/13/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 12/14/19 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 12/14/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 12/15/19 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Wed 12/18/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Thu 12/19/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Fri 12/20/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 12/21/19 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 12/21/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 12/22/19 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Thu 12/26/19 1:00PM Cabot Theatre
Thu 12/26/19 6:30PM Cabot Theatre
Fri 12/27/19 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 12/28/19 1:00PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 12/28/19 6:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 12/29/19 2:00PM Cabot Theatre


Ruddigore (or the Witch's Curse)
Skylight and Milwaukee Opera Theatre collaborate to create an imaginatively reinvigorated performance of the gothic melodrama Ruddigore, celebrating Skylight’s long history of producing the works of Gilbert & Sullivan. This special, limited run performance will be staged in the Studio Theatre.
Fri 1/3/20 7:30PM Studio Theatre
Sat 1/4/20 7:30PM Studio Theatre
Sun 1/5/20 2:00PM Studio Theatre
Wed 1/8/20 2:00PM Studio Theatre
Wed 1/8/20 7:30PM Studio Theatre
Thu 1/9/20 7:30PM Studio Theatre
Fri 1/10/20 7:30PM Studio Theatre
Sat 1/11/20 2:00PM Studio Theatre
Sat 1/11/20 7:30PM Studio Theatre
Sun 1/12/20 2:00PM Studio Theatre
Wed 1/15/20 2:00PM Studio Theatre
Wed 1/15/20 7:30PM Studio Theatre
Thu 1/16/20 7:30PM Studio Theatre
Fri 1/17/20 7:30PM Studio Theatre
Sat 1/18/20 2:00PM Studio Theatre
Sat 1/18/20 7:30PM Studio Theatre
Sun 1/19/20 2:00PM Studio Theatre


The Gospel at Colonus
With the ground-shaking thunder of a revival meeting and an electrifying gospel and blues score, The Gospel at Colonus is an exuberant re-telling of Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus. Featuring soaring voices, thrilling music and powerful dance, the musical is set in the context of a black Pentecostal service. Gospel premiered on Broadway in 1988 and was revived in 2018, playing to capacity audiences at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.
Fri 1/17/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 1/18/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 1/19/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Wed 1/22/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Wed 1/22/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Thu 1/23/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Fri 1/24/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 1/25/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 1/25/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 1/26/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre


The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
A group of quirky, socially awkward over-achievers find joy, heartache and a purpose as they compete at the regional spelling bee. Winner of two Tony Awards, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee charms audiences with its effortless wit and humor, fast-paced and touching story, and fresh, vibrant score by William Finn (Falsettos, A New Brain). It’s a wildly funny, riotous ride where winning (and losing) isn't everything.
Fri 2/7/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 2/8/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 2/9/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Wed 2/12/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Thu 2/13/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Fri 2/14/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 2/15/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 2/15/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 2/16/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Tue 2/18/20 6:30PM Cabot Theatre
Wed 2/19/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Wed 2/19/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Thu 2/20/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Fri 2/21/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 2/22/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 2/22/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 2/23/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre


Evita (Staged Concert Version)
This staged concert version is a special limited run of the seven-time Tony Award-winning megawatt musical. The story follows Eva Duarte and her meteoric rise from impoverished child to wife of Argentine president Juan Perón and finally, to becoming the most powerful woman in Latin America.
Fri 3/20/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 3/21/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 3/22/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Wed 3/25/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Wed 3/25/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Thu 3/26/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Fri 3/27/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 3/28/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 3/28/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 3/29/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre


Candide
Leonard Bernstein's operetta is a masterpiece for the ages. Based on Voltaire's satire of innocence, optimism and life’s unexpected lessons, Candide tells the story of two young people, their round-the-world romp and series of absurdly unfortunate events. Bridging the gap between musicals and opera, Candide holds a special place in Skylight history, produced twice at Skylight’s old space on Jefferson Street. This is its first time on the Cabot stage.
Fri 4/17/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 4/18/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 4/19/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Wed 4/22/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Thu 4/23/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Fri 4/24/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 4/25/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 4/26/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Tue 4/28/20 6:30PM Cabot Theatre
Wed 4/29/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Thu 4/30/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Fri 5/1/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 5/2/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 5/2/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 5/3/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Wed 5/6/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Thu 5/7/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Fri 5/8/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 5/9/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre
Sat 5/9/20 7:30PM Cabot Theatre
Sun 5/10/20 2:00PM Cabot Theatre