Our winter production (featuring Amber Smith, Matt Zeman, Doug Clemons, Rachael Zientek, and Tom Reifenberg) is...
JANUARY 11, 12, 13 & 18, 19, 20
each show is at 7:30pm (and runs about 90 minutes - with no intermission) inside the Henry Ross Auditorium in Greendale High School
Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers (Zeman and Clemons), hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan (Smith), Heidi (Zientek) and Larry (Reifenberg) on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival’s deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show]—taken from the space on the festival’s application form which asks for the [title of show]—follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre—a uniquely American art form—and to the joy of collaboration. The musical received a Tony Award® nomination for Best Book of a Musical in 2009. - Rodgers & Hammerstein
FYI - this show does contain some mature content!
$38,531 Raised for local charities AND COUNTING...
Beginning with RENT in 2009, GCT has established a tradition of giving back to the community. In the past six years, YOU, the valuable patrons of GCT, have donated an incredible $38,531 to local charities in the Milwaukee area, helping those less fortunate than most of us. We are extremely proud to help facilitate that for each and every show, but more importantly, we at GCT want to send a huge THANK YOU to our audience members for your continued support of our efforts to redefine "COMMUNITY" theatre.
We are incredibly thankful for support from many people throughout the years including community members, the Greendale School District, and the countless number of volunteers that make our productions come together seamlessly. Last, and certainly not least, we must thank the Greendale Park and Recreation Department for its advocacy, endless support, and faithful trust in our vision of producing quality musical theatre.