In The Heights @ Milwaukee Rep Quadracci Powerhouse Theater

  • October 10, 2018
  • Milwaukee
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  • NOTE: Member ($73) with guest ($88) will cost a total of $161. 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.

Note: only two seats remain on Bus 1. Must board at Oakwood Village West.

Bus 1 Serves Oakwood West
Bus 2 Serves Capitol Lakes & East Towne Sears
Estimated Trip Duration:
East Towne Sears: 9:10 AM-5:45 PM
Capitol Lakes: 8:45 AM-6:00 PM
Oakwood West: 8:45 AM-5:50 PM

Guest Theater Registration: $88

Lunch is on your own.

Optional Group Lunch: Rep Speaker Luncheon in the new Stackner Cabaret with In the Height Director, May Adrales, $21.00
Registration is closed

Join us Wednesday, October 10 for the second play of the PLATO 2018-2019 seven-play Milwaukee Repertory Theater trip series with In The Heights.


Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manual Miranda

Book by Quiara Alegria Hudes

Conceived by Lin-Manual Miranda

Directed by May Adrales

Winner of the Pulitzer, Emmy, 2 Grammy, and 3 Tony Awards.

The vibrant New York community of Washington Heights is a place where the air is filled with the sounds of salsa, merengue, soul, hip-hop and R & B. It’s also a neighborhood on the brink of change, full of hopes and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. In the Heights is a show sure to capture the heart of all ages with its universal themes of chasing your dreams and finding your true home.


In the Heights centers on a variety of characters living in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, on the northern tip of Manhattan. At the center of the show is Usnavi, a bodega owner who looks after the aging Cuban lady next door, pines for the gorgeous girl working in the neighboring beauty salon and dreams of winning the lottery and escaping to the shores of his native Dominican Republic. Meanwhile, Nina, a childhood friend of Usnavi's, has returned to the neighborhood from her first year at college with surprising news for her parents, who have spent their life savings on building a better life for their daughter. Ultimately, Usnavi and the residents of the close-knit neighborhood get a dose of what it means to be home.

Estimated Run Time: Two hours and 30 minutes including one intermission (1:30 PM - 4:00 PM)

Learn more by visiting the In The Heights webpage regarding the cast, video clips of cast performances, interviews & rehearsals, and all the latest news as opening day (September 18) draws near.

In The Heights 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 require 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.

.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 nine distinctive eateries

Milwaukee Public Market Interior

There are many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose. A list of past PLATO theater trip participants' Third Ward restaurant recommendations, including websites and map, will be provided.

Historic Third Ward Official Map

Historic Third Ward Official Restaurant List

Historic Third Ward Official Shopping List

Milwaukee Rep (11:15 AM)

Milwaukee Rep

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. 

A list of the Milwaukee Rep restaurant recommendations from past PLATO theater trip participants, including websites and map, will be provided prior to trip departure.


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

8:45 AM Bus 1  arrives at Oakwood University Woods for boarding.

8:50 AM  Bus 2 arrives at Capitol Lakes

9:10 AM  Bus 2 arrives at East Towne Sears

9:25 AM Bus 2 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

12:25 PM Bus 1 and Bus 2 return 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 In The Heights performance begins

4:00 PM In The Heights performance ends

4:00 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)

5:45 PM Bus 2 return to East Towne Sears

5:50 PM Bus 1 return to Oakwood West

6:00 PM Bus 2 return to Capitol Lakes

In The Heights PLATO Mail-in Registration Form (including instructions)

For further information: Contact One House Over theater trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, and 608-271-7741


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