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“the kind of work nobody else in Milwaukee does”

The company does the kind of work nobody else in Milwaukee does…the kind of unique approach that makes them such a vital and valued member of the world of theater in Milwaukee.

“material this good and delivered this well”

… a stirring defense of poesy and of collaborative artistic productions, which join artist and audience and transform every monologue into a conversation – of the sort that material this good and delivered this well is bound to sustain, long after the lights come down and we walk back out into the night, no longer alone.

“one of the best things staged all season”

Given that it’s covering birth, death and everything in between, it feels as though Theatre Gigante really is putting everything onstage . . . an entire, self-contained reality onstage for roughly one hour’s time … one of the best things to get staged all season.

Upcoming Shows


— at Gigante Studio, 706 S 5th Street
July 10 & 11, 2015


Frank Pahl, Terri Sarris, Doug Shimmin

An evening of animated films by Ladislaw Starewicz with original music by Little Bang Theory, performed live. Surreal puppet animation from the 1920’s and 30’s with ingenious music performed entirely on children’s instruments and toys.


MAINSTAGE — at Kenilworth 508 Theater 1925 E Kenilworth

October 1-4, 2015

RUMORE DI ACQUE (Noise in the waters)

created by Marco Martinelli (Teatro delle Albe)
translated by Thomas Simpson

performed by Alessandro Renda (Teatro delle Albe)
composer/musician Guy Klucevsek
and Thomas Simpson

Lionized by Italian critics, the piece protests the indifference of Fortress Europe to the everyday tragedy of refugees from Africa, who have perished for years in the Strait of Sicily on fruitless sea voyages to escape massacres and starvation in their homelands.
This project is funded in part through a grant from the city of Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board.


STUDIO SERIES — at Gigante Studio, 706 S 5th Street
December 4 & 5, 2015


A fun, silly, nonsensical evening of rarely performed short plays
by poet Frank O’Hara.

A great alternative to holiday fare!


MAINSTAGE — at Kenilworth 508 Theater 1925 E Kenilworth

March 4-12, 2016


written by Georg Büchner
conceived and adapted by James Butchart
with songs by Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan
performed by Christine Zufferey

Originally published in 1879, Woyzeck deals with the dehumanising effects
of the world of a soldier. It is a ‘working class’ tragedy with the added dimension of portraying the perennial tragedy of human jealousy’.
This contemporary version by James Butchart is created in Theatre Gigante style, incorporating dialogue, movement and music!


STUDIO SERIES — at Gigante Studio, 706 S 5th Street
June 17 & 18, 2016

GUY KLUCEVSEK in concert
with Eric Segnitz

An evening of stunning virtuosity by internationally acclaimed composer accordionist Guy Klucevsek and violinist Eric Segnitz.