Murder for Two @ Milwaukee Rep Stackner Cabaret

  • January 14, 2018
  • Milwaukee
  • 8


  • NOTE: Member ($75) with guest ($90) will cost a total of $165. TO ADD YOUR GUEST: click on the "ADD GUEST" button at the bottom of the registration form and enter the guest information, as indicated. Thank you.
  • Opportunity to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum's major Degas to Picasso Exhibition. Bus drop you off and pick you up. Note: Limited to 11 persons.

    Register for Independent Study. Members $30/Guests $40. Total registration for member ($30) and adding a guest ($40) is $70.

Estimated Trip Duration:
East Towne Sears: 9:40 AM - 5:20 PM
Capitol Lakes: 9:25 AM - 5:35 PM
Oakwood West: 9:00 AM - 5:55 PM

NOTE: Members must register their guests.

Registration Deadline: Jan 13

Registration Limits:
31 (Murder for Two) and
9 for Independent Study at Degas to Picasso exhibit

Lunch is on your own.

Optional Group Lunch is available to those who are alone or new to PLATO trips and want to make new friends over lunch. Restaurant to be determined.
Registration is closed

Join us Sunday, January 14 for our fifth play of the PLATO 2017-2018 nine-play Milwaukee theater trip series with Murder for Two performed in true cabaret fashion in the newly remodeled Stackner Cabaret.

A Musical Comedy to Die For

Co-written by Milwaukee High School of the Arts graduate Joe Kinosian, Murder for Two is the perfect blend of music, mayhem, and murder that has played to sold-out audiences all over the country! In this hilarious 90-minute show, two performers play 13 roles – not to mention the piano – in a witty and winking homage to old-fashioned murder mysteries. Called “ingenious” by The New York Timesthis fast-paced whodunit is a highly theatrical duet loaded with killer laughs.

“Impressive! One has to be swept away by the zany delirium of it all.” — LA Times

“Those who are able to witness such a fun evening of theatre should treat themselves to this opportunity.” — Broadway World

Approximate Run Time: One hour and 30 minutes with no intermission (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM)

Learn more by visiting the Milwaukee Rep's Murder for Two webpage regarding the artists, video interview clips with the playwright, director and cast, as well as, rehearsals, and all the latest news as opening day (November 10) draws near. 

Murder for Two will be staged in the intimate Stackner Cabaret. For information including photos about this unique theater venue, click here.  

The Stackner Cabaret is handicapped accessible to the main level tables and chairs. Most of our seating will be on staggered tables and chairs set on platform deck flooring that are an easy, shallow step-down/step-up between levels of tables and chairs. The backs of the chairs provide good step-down/step-up support.

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. 

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Free Time for Lunch, Shopping & Exploring
LUNCH is on your own*
*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.

11:00 AM - Milwaukee Public Market

There are eight unique eateries contained within the Milwaukee Public Market.

There are also many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose. For list of 12 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

11:15 AM - Milwaukee Rep

There are a number of restaurants within easy walking distance of the Milwaukee Rep located on both sides of the Milwaukee River and between the Milwaukee Public Market and the Milwaukee Rep. 

For list of 18 restaurant recommendations from PLATO theater trip participants including websites and map, click here.

1:00 PM - Stackner Cabaret Restaurant

Pre-matinee abridged menu available and full bar service. (Great Bloody Mary options) 

Tip: Enjoy lunch at another restaurant and return early for dessert and coffee at the Stackner Cabaret.

Directions to the Stackner Cabaret: From the Milwaukee Rep’s Wells Street entrance, walk straight ahead to the atrium dome. The Stackner Cabaret is located on the 2nd floor. Take the elevator or escalator. From the 2nd floor elevator exit, walk around to the left into the promenade. From the escalator, you arrive in the promenade. Stackner Cabaret entrance is ahead on the left.


Bear 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.

Leave Madison

8:30 AM     Bus arrives at Oakwood University Woods for boarding.

8:55 AM  Arrives at Capitol Lakes

9:15 AM    Arrives at East Towne Sears

9:25 AM    Departs for Milwaukee (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)

In Milwaukee

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 PM    Arrive at Milwaukee Art Museum (Independent Study)

1:25 PM Returns to Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Stackner Cabaret and would rather not walk the five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep.

2:00 PM      Murder for Two performance begins

3:15 PM     Pick up at the Milwaukee Art Museum (Independent Study)

3:30 PM      Murder for Two performance ends

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM  Begin bus boarding for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use

3:50 PM      Depart for Madison (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)

Arrive Madison (Estimated)

5:20 PM      Return to East Towne Sears

5:35 PM     Return to Capitol Lakes

5:55 PM     Return to Oakwood University Oaks

Murder for Two Theater Trip with Independent Study Mail-In Registration Form - PLATO Member.pdf

Murder for Two Mail-In Registration Forms (including instructions):

PLATO Members Form

For further information, contact Murder for Two theater trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, and 608-271-7741







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