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Skylight Social

Stay connected with Skylight Music Theatre! Enjoy live interviews, videos, highlights from our 62 years, online classes, and more. We look forward to getting social with you! 

We hope you enjoy "Artists in Action," a new Skylight Social series focusing on diversity, equity & social justice with co-hosts Christie Chiles Twillie and Michael Unger. Our second episode aired on September 29 and featured musician and scholar Wallace Cheatham; performer and director David Flores; and director, educator and performer Sheri Williams Pannell.

Skylight Social Newsletters

June 18, 2021 - Forgotten Voices streams live this weekend; Meet the cast of Forgotten Voices; Press with Sheri Williams Pannell and Christie Chiles Twillie; 2021-22 season announcement video & more

February 12, 2021 - Fortunate Sons streams live this weekend; Exclusive interview with legendary composer Paul Williams; Mask Up MKE & more

December 4, 2020 - Skylight Sings: A Holiday Special opens next week; Being Earnest extended for streaming & more

October 9, 2020 - Announcing Being Earnest Streaming Dates; Live Premiere Screening of Being Earnest; BroadwayWorld 2020 Awards & more

September 25, 2020 - Announcing Artists in Action on September 29; Virtual Doors Open Milwaukee & more

August 31, 2020 - Announcing the revised 2020-21 season

July 2, 2020 - Introducing Artists in Action on July 7th

June 12, 2020 - Announcing Skylight's First Online Musical; Access Skylight Sings: A Virtual Concert; Box Office Summer Hours & more

June 5, 2020 - Announcing Free Online Musical Theatre Classes; A Look Back on Things that go Ding! & more

May 29, 2020 - A Look Back on Things that go Ding!; Announcing Online Dance Classes; 2020 Lee Dougherty Ross Award Winner & more

May 15, 2020 - Skylight Sings Spotlight on Kate Baldwin; A Look Back at Skylight on Broadway; Skylight Crossword & more

May 8, 2020 - Skylight Sings Spotlight on Dennis DeYoung; A Look Back at the Cabot Theatre Ceiling; Skylight Trivia & more

May 1, 2020 - Skylight Sings Spotlight on Krystal Drake; A Look Back at Skylight's first 50 years with Colin Cabot & more

April 24, 2020 - Skylight Social Launched with Ray Jivoff Live Chat; Costume Shop Makes Masks & more

Skylight Social Interviews

Skylight Social Episode 12 - Michael Unger and Forgotten Voices Creative Team

Skylight Social Episode 11 - Michael Unger and Fortunate Sons Creative Team

Skylight Social Episode 10 - Michael Unger and performers from Skylight Sings: A Holiday Special

Skylight Social Episode 9- Michael Unger and Being Earnest Creative Team and Cast

Skylight Social Episode 8- Artists in Action #2

Skylight Social Episode 7- The Adjusted 2020-2021 Season

Skylight Social Episode 6- Artists in Action #1

Skylight Social Episode 5- Michael Unger and Michael "Ding" Lorenz

Skylight Social Episode 4- Michael Unger and Kate Baldwin

Skylight Social Episode 3- Michael Unger and Dennis DeYoung

Skylight Social Episode 2- Michael Unger and Colin Cabot

Skylight Social Episode 1- Michael Unger and Ray Jivoff

At Home Activites
A Look Back at 60 Years

In honor of Skylight's 60th anniversary, we are sharing videos, photos and other highlights from the past 60 years to celebrate. 

June 5, 2020. This week: Michael "Ding" Lorenz, Jamie Johns and Ray Jivoff perform "Cocktails for Two" from Things that go Ding! on WISN Channel 12 News.

May 29, 2020. This Week: A Fox 6 News feature story on Things that go Ding! with Carl Deffenbaugh and Skylight percussionist extraordinaire Michael Lorenz that went on to win an EMMY Award!

May 15, 2020. This week: A highlight video from Skylight on Broadway: An Evening with Kate Baldwin and Michael Unger in the fall of 2019. The two-time Tony Award nominee joined Skylight’s new Artistic Director for a Broadway insider's conversation about the background of their professional theatre careers in New York. Baldwin also sang a few song selections, including the piece that helped her land her first Broadway job.
Video by DH Media.

May 8, 2020. This Week: The construction of the Cabot Theatre. Modeled after an 18th-century French opera house, the building of the Cabot began in 1992 and required more than 10 designers to create the intricate details on the ceiling, balconies and proscenium arch. The balcony façade incorporates images of the Nine Muses and their attributes, including History, Poetry and Music. The Cabot ceiling features images of Milwaukee landmarks including City Hall, St. John’s Cathedral and Skylight's old building on Jefferson Street. The ceiling also highlights former Skylight Artistic Director Chas Rader-Shieber and co-chair of the building campaign and former Managing Director Colin Cabot.

May 5, 2020. This Week: Watch this CBS interview with Colin Cabot, Skylight's former Managing Director, who talked about the opening of the Cabot Theatre and Skylight's first 50 years. 

April 24, 2020. This week: CBS Sunday Morning's Mike Strehlow did a segment on our 60 years that included an interview with Broadway star Kate Baldwin, who was in town to perform at Skylight's 60th anniversary gala, and Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Unger, who had just started his first week on the job. Enjoy!

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