In a serious world, all you may need is a little Madea. Tyler Perry is bringing his Madea persona — dress, wig, glasses, energy and all — to the stage of the Milwaukee Theater. As the title blatantly suggests, Madea on The Run sees the lead character fleeing home after she gets in trouble with local authorities. To hide from police, she moves in with her friend Aunt Bam (Cassi Davis), allegedly to help her recover from hip replacement surgery. Featuring brand-new music by Perry, Madea promises to be as inspirational as it is entertaining.
April 8 and 9. $48 to $73. milwaukeetheatre.com.