Tony Tagliavia | Media Manager –Milwaukee Public Schools
MILWAUKEE – Talented students at MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts and Riverside University High School are set to delight audiences beginning this weekend as the schools’ spring musicals take the stage.
MHSA’s spring show is “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The show has been updated and reinterpreted to reflect contemporary America. “Jesus Christ Superstar” uses the gospel account of the last week of Jesus’s life as the foundation to explore messages of mob mentality, betrayal and sacrificing yourself for a cause you believe in.
Performances are scheduled for Friday, March 20, Saturday, March 21, Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. Performances will all start at 7 p.m. in the Wildrick Theatre at Milwaukee High School of the Arts, 2300 W. Highland Avenue, Milwaukee 53233. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, $5 for Senior citizens and $3 for MHSA students. Fore more information, call (414) 934-7000.
RUHS is featuring “Fame,” the inspiring story of a group of vibrant, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, energetic young people who attend New York City’s High School of Performing Arts. The show explores characters coming to terms with life and relationships; we see those who persevere, who are resilient – and those who are not. Above all, we see them perceiving the need to strive for excellence through their four-year course in high school.
Performances are scheduled for Friday, March 20, Saturday, March 21, Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. Performances will all start at 7 p.m. at the auditorium at Riverside University High School, 1615 E. Locust Street, Milwaukee 53211. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students or senior citizens. March 27 is Family Night; those who purchase four tickets get the fifth free. For more information, call (414) 906-4900.