Your End-of-Season Community Theater Guide

We rounded up 13 shows you won’t want to miss.

This Month

1. Clue on Stage

THROUGH NOV. 6 | SUNSET PLAYHOUSE, 700 WALL ST., ELM GROVE

Based on the 1985 movie and popular board game, this murder mystery farce follows six dinner party guests – who all become suspects – as they narrow in on the murderer that killed one of the guests.

2. The Play That Goes Wrong

THROUGH NOV. 13 | WAUKESHA CIVIC THEATRE, 264 W. MAIN ST., WAUKESHA

An award winning comedy, “The Play That Goes Wrong” follows the cast of Cornely University Drama Society’s production of The Murder at Haversham Manor. The accident-prone actors battle against all odds to make it through their opening night.

3. The Jeweler’s Shop

THROUGH NOV. 13 | ACACIA THEATRE COMPANY PERFORMED AT THE NORVELL COMMONS’ ST. CHRISTOPHER’S CHURCH, 7845 N. RIVER RD. 

A three-act play written by Karol Wojtyla (who later became Pope John Paul II) follows three couples whose lives intertwine, exploring relationship dynamics and the concepts of marriage and love. 

4. André’s Mother & Mothers and Sons

NOV. 4-6 | SUNSET PLAYHOUSE, 700 WALL ST., ELM GROVE

Performed in Sunset Playhouse’s studio theater, this play by Tony-award-winning playwright Terrance McNally portrays a woman’s relationship with her late son’s partner as they both process their grief and navigate André’s mother’s struggle with how society is changing around her. This production is suggested for mature audiences only. 

5. A Rock ‘n’ Roll Tribute–From Elvis to the Beatles

NOV. 10 | WAUKESHA CIVIC THEATRE 264 W. MAIN ST., WAUKESHA

The Neverly Brothers take audiences on a journey that combines rock-and-roll history and covers of popular songs like “Great Balls of Fire,” “Twist and Shout” and “Satisfaction.” 

6. A Christmas Carol 

NOV. 26-DEC. 11 | LAKE COUNTRY PLAYHOUSE, 221 E. CAPITOL DR., HARTLAND

The musical version of the classic Christmas tale opens Thanksgiving weekend, and the theater recommends you get your tickets early. This favorite sells out every performance.


For the Family: 

7. Arthur & Friends Make a Musical!

THROUGH NOV. 6 | FIRST STAGE PERFORMED AT THE MARCUS CENTER’S TODD WEHR THEATER, 929 N. WATER ST. 

The familiar book and television character and his friends are writing a big show for all of Elmwood. A nervous Arthur leans on his family and friends and learns the importance of being himself. 

8. Fairy Godmother’s (Song) Book of Wisdom 

NOV. 12 | SUNSET PLAYHOUSE, 700 WALL ST., ELM GROVE

The Sunset’s Fairy Godmother shares wisdom and tells tales in this storytelling singalong. Parents and kids can enjoy tea (juice) and cookies as they sing along. 

9. The ArisoCats, KIDS

NOV. 19-20 | SUNSET PLAYHOUSE, 700 WALL ST., ELM GROVE

This stage adaptation for young performers of the Disney movie of the same title features many favorite tunes from this feline adventure of the richest cats in Paris. 

10. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Musical

NOV. 25-DEC. 24 | FIRST STAGE PERFORMED AT THE MARCUS CENTER’S TODD WEHR THEATER, 929 N. WATER ST. 

A musical version of the lovable holiday animated television special comes to life on stage, following Rudloph and his friends as they seek a home that will accept them and their unique differences. 


Looking Ahead to December

11. Elf, The Musical

DEC. 1-18 | SUNSET PLAYHOUSE, 700 WALL ST., ELM GROVE

A young orphan, Buddy, is raised in the North Pole after accidentally finding his way to the North Pole as an infant. He returns to New York City to reconnect with his new family and spread Christmas cheer…by singing loud for all to hear! 

12. Christmas Carol 

DEC. 2-4 | FALLS PATIO PLAYERS PERFORMED AT NORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, N88 W16750 GARFIELD DR., MENOMONEE FALLS

The Falls Patio Players continues its annual tradition with an original version of Charles Dickens’s holiday classic written by two of the performing group’s members, the late Carol Klose and the late Jack Strawbridge. 

13. Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical

DEC. 2-19 | WAUKESHA CIVIC THEATRE, 264 W. MAIN ST., WAUKESHA

A unique young girl, Matilda wins the favor of her school teacher, Miss Honey, and her classmates as she unveils her wit, intelligence, and powers to answer to foes like her unloving parents and the schools’ mean headmistress Miss Trunchbull. 

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