The Carnival’s Coming to Town! – Next Act Theatre

The Carnival’s Coming to Town!

The Carnival’s Coming to Town!

By Jane Flieller, Development Director

Step right up … and help the company that puts on the greatest show(s) on earth!!

I am very excited to announce our annual fundraising event, Bravo, Next Act, 2020! will be held on Thursday, April 30th. Join us as we pull out all the stops and host a carnival-themed event to help raise money to support Next Act’s artistic and educational programming.


For those who purchase a VIP Pass ($95), the evening begins at 5:15pm. With a complimentary cocktail in hand, join Producing Artistic Director, David Cecsarini and Next Act favorite Jonathan Smoots as they take you on a fun-filled trip down memory lane, exploring the past 30 years of Next Act’s history. Then we’ll draw back the curtain for VIP guests to enjoy the first glimpse of our fabulous silent auction!

For those who purchase a general admission ticket ($75), the gala kicks off at 6pm with scrumptious popcorn, delicious hors d’oeuvres, games, prizes, tarot card readings, photo ops and more! You can enjoy a wine pull, too!

Of course, no carnival would be complete without a dunk tank, right!? Warm up that throwing arm and try your hand at DUNKIN’ DAVID. Get Producing Artistic Director David Cecsarini all wet – again and again!

The second half of the evening takes guests into the theatre for a live auction featuring unique items such as a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Package right on the stage for up to twelve people or a Sensational Lebanese Dinner and Tiki Bar Experience!

Following a short presentation about all the arts education initiatives Next Act is doing, we wrap up the evening with a magic show featuring Milwaukee legend David Seebach, as he dazzles and amazes you, and a medley of music with Milwaukee’s very own Steve Koehler (Northern Sky, In Tandem Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Next Act Theatre), Bree Beelow (First Stage Children’s Theatre, Next Act Theatre), and Eva Nimmer (Northern Sky, Next Act Theatre). You may have had the opportunity to see Bree and Eva in this season’s THE REVOLUTIONISTS!

Don’t miss this amazing night of thrills and chills! Tickets are available now by calling 414-278-0765 or visiting! Space is limited so call today!