For a brand-new theater company, All In Productions has had an impressive few months — staging talented productions of The Last Five Years, The Shape of Things and Little Shop of Horrors. They’ll wrap up that season with the Wisconsin premiere of the musical Dogfight. Based on the 1991 film, the show takes place during the Vietnam War, telling the story of a young Marine who goes out for one last night of debauchery with his friends and encounters Rose instead — an awkward, idealistic woman who he takes on a date to win a bet but ends up teaching him more than he expected about love and compassion.
At Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St., Milwaukee. Tickets are $25, $20 for students, seniors and military. Visit allin-mke.com for more information.
Sept. 11 to 19
They say not to feed the plant, but how else are we going to encourage more performances of Little Shop of Horrors? Brand-new Milwaukee theater company All In Production brings the comedy horror rock musical back to the city, complete with its catchy doo-wop songs, tongue-in-cheek storyline and, of course, the ravenous plant Audrey II. See page 34 of our print edition for an interview with director Mara McGhee.
At Next Act Theatre, 255 S. Water St. Tickets are $25, $20 for seniors and students, and can be ordered at nextact.org or 414-278-0765.
June 11 to 20
In this complex Neil LaBute drama, nerdy college student Adam finds himself drawn into a relationship with Evelyn, an eccentric artist he meets at the local museum. It seems like a meet-cute, until Evelyn starts prompting Adam to change himself in ways that startle his friends and ultimately shake him to the core. It’s the latest venture from All In Productions, which made its debut on Milwaukee stages earlier this year with a well-received production of The Last Five Years.
At Villa Terrace Art Museum, 2220 N. Terrace Ave., Milwaukee. Tickets are $15 and can be ordered at shapeofthings.brownpapertickets.com.
7:30 p.m. April 2-11