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Tuscany on Wheels

Tuscany on Wheels By David Cecsarini, Producing Artistic Director David shared some memories from his second honeymoon while talking about his connection to THE CHRISTIANS here. He wasn’t quite done musing about his travels in Italy, though. Read on: Innovation is one hallmark of the human species; we are quite adaptable after all. Deborah and […]

Curbside Concessions

Curbside Concessions By A.J. Magoon, Marketing Director Along with our virtual production of THE CHRISTIANS, we’re very excited to announce a new program: Curbside Concessions! During the online run of the show, from November 23 – December 13, you’ll be able to order some of your favorite snacks and drinks from the Next Act bar […]

Your Home Theatre Experience

Your Home Theatre Experience By A.J. Magoon, Marketing Director You can watch our virtual production of THE CHRISTIANS on your phone, tablet, laptop, desktop computer or a number of other devices. For the most enjoyable viewing experience, however, why not create a full home theatre experience using your television? There are a few ways to […]

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown! By Jane Flieller, Development Director The Dorothy Inbusch Foundation has made a very generous offer to Next Act Theatre! Make a donation and they will match it dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 for any new or increased gifts made through December 31, 2020. In what will surely […]

Producer’s Circle

Producer’s Circle By Jane Flieller, Development Director pro·duc·er (/prəˈd(y)oosər/) a person responsible for the financial aspects of staging a playcir·cle (\ˈsər-kəl) an area of action or influence Producer’s Circle donors are among Next Act’s most dedicated contributors and are passionate about the arts and Milwaukee’s vibrant cultural community. These distinguished individuals unite to support Next […]

Why THE CHRISTIANS?

WHY THE CHRISTIANS? By David Cecsarini, Producing Artistic Director In August of 1999, the 30th to be exact, Deborah Staples – in front of so many of our dear friends, family members and colleagues – agreed to step into a lifetime partnership with me. The wedding celebration was held at Wintergreen, “the ski hill,” on […]

Ride Along with David – UPAF Virtual Ride for the Arts

The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) Miller Lite Ride for the Arts was “virtual” this year, but that didn’t stop Next Act Theatre Producing Artistic Director David Cecsarini from putting in some serious miles on the Oak Leaf Trail and around Port Washington! Here’s a “virtual” ride experience for you – your very own opportunity […]

The UPAF 2020 Virtual Ride for the Arts

The UPAF 2020 Virtual Ride for the Arts By David Cecsarini, Producing Artistic Director We’ve done it again! Patrons, friends and family partnerships with the Next Act/Cecsarini team have contributed over $5,300 to this year’s UPAF Ride. In eight years of pedaling, I believe that’s the new record for gifts. Many thanks to everyone who […]

Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Welcome to the Neighborhood! By A.J. Magoon, Marketing Director While 2020 has been a year of change – much of it uncertain and difficult to deal with – there’s one big change we are glad to see happening! As previously announced, Renaissance Theaterworks (RTW) will be moving in to share our performing space starting with […]

Safety First: 2020/21 COVID-19 Protocols

SAFETY FIRST: 2020/21 COVID-19 Protocols One of the greatest unknowns we are wrestling with today is the question of how to return safely to the rehearsal hall to create next season’s stories. Before we are ready to invite an audience to return within our theatre’s walls, we must first assemble an onstage story in rehearsal. […]