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The Carnival is Coming to … Next Act Theatre!

The Carnival is Coming to … Next Act Theatre! By Jane Flieller, Development Director Ever wanted to see Producing Artistic Director, David Cecsarini, all wet? Well, now’s your chance! Pencil this date in your calendars because you won’t want to miss the fun: Saturday, June 11, 2022 from 5 to 9pmBRAVO, NEXT ACT 2022! Back […]

It’s the Gift That Counts

It’s the Gift That Counts By Jane Flieller, Development Director The thought behind the gift is equally important. As a nonprofit arts organization, Next Act Theatre relies on the generosity of individuals like you to help support the work we do. Let’s talk about “why”? The arts help us to see a different perspective from […]

Meet Mr. Mangan

Meet Mr. Mangan By David Cecsarini, Producing Artistic Director It’s my pleasure to introduce our Next Act audience to Jamil A. C. Mangan, director of Dominique Morisseau’s PIPELINE, coming up next. First, I owe a big Thank You to Renaissance Theaterworks Artistic Director Suzan Fete, who recommended Jamil as a possible director for PIPELINE. He […]

Want to be P.C.? – Producer’s Circle, That Is!

Want to be P.C.? – Producer’s Circle, That Is! By Jane Flieller, Development Director Next Act recently held its annual Producer’s Circle event. Each fall, donors who generously contribute $1,000 a year or more are treated to a sneak peek of the first show of the season. Following a reception and open bar in the […]

Next Up!

Next Up! By A.J. Magoon, Marketing Director and Jane Flieller, Development Director We’ve got the perfect holiday gift! Give the gift of theatre in a “brand” new way – merchandise from Next Act Theatre! Have a fan of Next Act on your gift list? Now you can treat them to a limited edition screened cocktail […]

Thanks for Staying Safe with Us

Thanks for Staying Safe With Us By A.J. Magoon, Marketing Director Our return to live theatre this season looked a little different than past seasons, with safety measures in place (which will stay in place for RED HERRING and the rest of our season) to protect our staff, our artists and YOU from COVID-19. We […]

Thank You, Friends!

Thank You, Friends! By A.J. Magoon, Marketing Director Members of the Next Act staff and Friends of Next Act Theatre volunteers sold concessions at Milwaukee Brewers games this season to raise money, which ended up sponsoring THREE VIEWINGS! All in all, this dedicated group worked 12 regular- season games, two playoff games and two days […]

Looking Back

Looking Back By A.J. Magoon, Marketing Director Mary MacDonald Kerr and Bo Johnson reprise their roles in RED HERRING after 16 years! We sat down and asked what’s changed for them since 2005: Mary MacDonald Kerr I suppose what has changed is that, although my age has stayed the same, my children have grown up, […]

A Woman of Class

A Woman of Class By Jane Flieller, Development Director Next Act patrons Werner and Susan Krause have always been strong supporters of arts education. They have supported Next Act’s educational programming for many years and have been particularly generous with our Next Actors: Summer Theatre for Teens program. Several Bravo Next Act fundraisers have seen […]

Why RED HERRING?

Why RED HERRING? By David Cecsarini, Producing Artistic Director Our next offering, RED HERRING by Michael Hollinger, is unmistakably a flat-out comedic riot. It’s one of those scripts that makes you laugh just reading silently by yourself. We’ve got a terrific cast to deliver the fun, but also the heart. Great comedy derives its greatness […]