Start the New Year right with this Energy-Filled Music Revue! Hop aboard the Chattanooga Choo Choo and travel across 1930s and 1940s America and let its music wash over you.
Featuring five triple threat actor/musician/dancers, The All Night Strut! takes you on a musical journey through hits from the 1930s and 1940s from some of the greats including Duke Ellington, Frank Loesser and the Gershwins. From the funky jive of Harlem, to the romance of the Stage Door Canteen, it’s filled with jazz, blues, bebop and American songbook standards such as “Minnie The Moocher,”“In The Mood,” “Fascinatin’ Rhythm,”“I’ll Be Seeing You,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing,” and “White Cliffs of Dover.
Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Fran Charnas. Musical Arrangements by Tom Fitt, Gil Lieb and Dick Schermesser. Additional Orchestration by Corey Allen. Directed by JC Clementz. Executive Producers: Bob Balderson and Beth & Pete Gottsacker. Learn more by visiting The All Night Strut webpage regarding the cast, video clips of cast performances, interviews & rehearsals, and all the latest news as opening day (November 9) draws near.
The All Night Strut will be staged in the intimate Stackner Cabaret. Information including photos about this unique theater venue.
The Stackner Cabaret is handicapped accessible to the main level 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 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.
11:30 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. We will be enjoying Sunday Brunch at the Water Street Brewery.
11:30 AM - Arrives at Milwaukee Rep, Kilbourn Street entrance
Group Lunch participants will be dining at the Kil@Wat Restaurant located on the second floor of the Intercontinental Hotel.
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.
11:45 AM - Arrives at Milwaukee Public Market
There are nine unique eateries contained within the Milwaukee Public Market.
There are also many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose.
Historic Third Ward Guide
Historic Third Ward Official Restaurant List
Historic Third Ward Official Shopping List
1:00 PM Stackner Cabaret Restaurant opens Pre-matinee Anytime Menu available plus dessert list 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.
Trip 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.
9:00 AM Bus arrives at Oakwood University Woods for boarding.
9:25 AM Arrives at Capitol Lakes
9:45 AM Arrives at East Towne Sears
10:00 AM Departs for Milwaukee (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)
11:30 AM Arrive Milwaukee Rep Kilbourn St. entrance for nearby downtown restaurants
11:45 AM Arrive Milwaukee Public Market for Third Ward restaurants
1:00 PM Stackner Cabaret opens
1:25 PM Return 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 The All Night Strut performance begins
4:00 PM The All Night Strut performance ends
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM Board bus 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
The All Night Strut Theater Trip Mail-in Registration Form includes payment and mailing instructions.
For further information, contact The All Night Strut theater trip organizer, Lynne Stapleton, firstname.lastname@example.org and 920-850-0891.