Join us Wednesday, October 4 as we kickoff the PLATO 2017-2018 nine-play Milwaukee theater trip series with Guys and Dolls.
Tony Award-Winning Musical
A Musical Fable of Broadway, based on a story and characters of Damon Runyon.
Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Directed by Mark Clements
Experience Guys and Dolls as you never have before, up close and personal in the intimate Quadracci Powerhouse.
After sold-out productions of Ragtime and Dreamgirls, Mark Clements reunites with Olivier Award-winning choreographer Stephen Mear for a dazzling new production of Guys and Dolls. This celebrated musical comedy follows two small-time gamblers as they pursue love and luck from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba.
It's no surprise that it tops Entertainment Weekly's of "Greatest Musicals of All Time," as this granddaddy of American musicals has it all ~ show-stopping numbers, a timeless story, and some of the best show tunes ever, including "Luck Be a Lady," "A Bushel and a Peck," and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat."It's a sure bet that you'll leave the theater with a smile on your face!
Approximate Run Time: Two hours and 30 minutes with one intermission (1:30 PM - 4:00 PM)Learn more by visiting the Guys and Dolls webpage regarding the cast, video clips of cast performances, interviews & rehearsals, and all the latest news as opening day (September 19) draws near.
Guys and Dolls will be staged in the large, yet intimate Quadracci Powerhouse Theater. For information including photos about this unique theater venue, click here.
The Quadracci Powerhouse Theater is handicapped accessible. There is handrail support on each row as you descend and ascend the aisle.
Rep In-Depth – an optional, but highly recommended, lively and informative 30-minute pre-talk which starts 45 minutes before every performance in the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater and runs from 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM. It is free and you can drop in any time during the course of the talk.
Accessibility Policy. On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.
Guest Policy. Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.
Independent Study is Now Available
Rather spend a leisurely day exploring the stunning Milwaukee Art Museum while everyone else is in the theater? The PLATO bus will drop you off at 11:30 AM and pick you up at 3:30 PM. Enjoy lunch in lakefront Calatrava Cafe. Members $30/Guests $40.
LUNCH is on your own*
Our bus will make two neighborhood lunch stops:
First, at Milwaukee Public Market for the Historic Third Ward, and
Second, at the Milwaukee Rep for downtown areas surrounding the theater.
*Group Lunch Option is available to those who want to register, but may be hesitant...not knowing anyone and uncomfortable eating alone. The group option lunch addresses this concern and is a good way to make new theater trip friends. Just answer "Yes" to Group Lunch questions on the registration form and we will take care of the rest. Restaurant to be determined.
Milwaukee Public Market (11:00 AM)
Our first stop will be at the Milwaukee Public Market containing eight distinctive eateries.
There are many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose. For list of PLATO theater trip participants' restaurant recommendations including websites and map, click here.
Historic Third Ward Official Map
Historic Third Ward Official Restaurant List
Historic Third Ward Official Shopping List
Milwaukee Rep (11:15 AM)
There are a number of restaurants near the Milwaukee Rep located on both sides of the Milwaukee River and between the Milwaukee Public Market and the Milwaukee Rep all within easy walking distance.
For list of restaurant recommendations from PLATO theater trip participants including websites and map, click here.
ItineraryBear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Milwaukee on time to begin our adventure.
– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.
8:30 AM Bus arrives at Oakwood University Woods for boarding.
8:50 AM Arrives at Capitol Lakes
9:10 AM Arrives at East Towne Sears
9:25 AM Departs for Milwaukee (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)
11:00 AM Arrive Milwaukee Public Market and other nearby Third Ward restaurants
11:15 AM Arrive Milwaukee Rep Wells St. entrance for nearby downtown restaurants
11:30 AM Arrive Milwaukee Art Museum (Independent Study)
12:25 PM Returns to Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Rep In-Depth pretalk and would rather not walk the five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep.
12:45 PM Rep In-Depth pre-talk begins
1:30 PM Guys and Dolls performance begins
3:30 PM Pick up stop at Milwaukee Art Museum (Independent Study)
4:00 PM Guys and Dolls performance ends
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM Begin bus boarding for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use
4:20 PM Depart for Madison (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)
Arrive Madison (Estimated)
5:50 PM Return to East Towne Sears
6:05 PM Return to Capitol Lakes
6:25 PM Return to Oakwood University Oaks
Guys and Dolls Mail-In Registration Forms (including instructions):PLATO Members Form
For further information, contact Guys and Dolls theater trip organizer, Bob Blitzke,email@example.com and 608-271-7741