MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts presents ‘Blues In The Night’

November 12, 2013

Shows at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9; 2 p.m. show Sunday, Nov. 10


Milwaukee Public Schools’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts is presenting the sensational hit Broadway musical revue “Blues In The Night.”
The Tony Award-nominated musical tells the story of a group of men and women whose lives have hit hard times and they’re living in a cheap hotel in Chicago in the late 1930’s. Through a series of seventeen famous American jazz and blues songs, they tell the story of their falls from prosperity to the skids and their dreams of rising again.
Conceived and originally directed on Broadway by Sheldon Epps, MHSA is producing the show by special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, N.Y.
MHSA’s company of twelve talented young singers perform classic old jazz standards like “Lover Man,” “Willow Weep for Me” and “Wasted Life Blues” as well as the colossal American hits “Stompin’ at the Savoy,” “Lucky So and So,” and “Takin’ a Chance on Love.” High-energy company numbers include “Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out” and “The Four Walls and One Dirty Window Blues” and, of course, the title song “Blues In The Night.”
Milwaukee High School of the Arts has a long and esteemed history of presenting high quality productions showcasing remarkable young talent in musicals and plays such as “The Wiz,” “West Side Story,” “Hairspray,” “Guys and Dolls,” “42nd Street,” “Gospel at Colonus,” “Two by Two,” “A Raisin in the Sun,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “A Servant of Two Masters” and “Blues for Mister Charlie,” as well as decades of dance concerts, vocal and instrumental musical showcases of symphony and jazz, and thrilling gallery shows and artistic competitions.
In this long-standing tradition of outstanding academic achievement and great artistic production, MHSA presents as its fall musical, “Blues In The Night.”
Shows at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9; 2 p.m. show Sunday, Nov. 10
All shows at MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts, 2300 W. Highland Avenue, Milwaukee
Tickets are $4 for students, $6 for adults