May 2014

3 Additional Fortuna Performances

The Evil BobbleHeadmaster has something he’d like to tell you.

Thursday, May 29, Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31. All of these performances are at 7:30 pm. Get your tickets NOW.

Fox 6 Wakeup Visits Kohl’s Wild Theatre

Megan Kaminsky and I sing a little from “The Legend of Hibernacula”.

Laura Learns how to be a pirate from Emmitt Morgans!

Laura is invited to add her own artistic touch to our newly painted stage.

Oh, Fortuna

Oh Fortuna: A Superhero Operetta

“Samantha Sostarich is stunningly charismatic in the title role. Fortuna is an altruistic crime fighter who can slow time. Sostarich has the traditional golden age super hero form and posture down brilliantly.”
Read more from HERE

The Fortuna Reviews Are In

Milwaukee Opera Theatre’s ‘Fortuna’ even funnier second time around

“Samantha Sostarich plays the time-bending superhero, Fortuna, with vocal finesse and posing, comic-book perfection.”
Read more from Journal Sentinel: HERE

Milwaukee Opera Theatre: Comic (Book) Opera

“Samantha Sostarich, as the bombshell-in-spandex Fortuna, exactly gets the heroic body language and facial expressions of comic-book superherodom. … Sostarich and Stewart’s duet, “Koans,” is as touching as it is funny.”
Read more from Tom Strini: HERE

Fortuna is Back!

Did you miss it the first time? We’re going to help you out by doing it again!

“An irresistible blend of unlikely influences – Comic Books, Gilbert & Sullivan, and Rock Musicals.” ~Tom Strini

Fortuna is back in all its primary-colored glory, fully restored and digitally re-mastered. (We also laundered all the costumes.) Filled with witty rhymes and catchy tunes by Jason Powell, Fortuna is a delightful night of theatre, whether you’re seeing it for the first time or as a returning fan. Featuring the all-star cast Milwaukee Examiner called an “intrepid troupe of highly-talented singer-dancer-actor-comedians.”

Wednesday, May 7 at 7:30 PM (Pay what you think it’s worth preview)
Thursday, May 8 at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 9 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 10 at 7:30 PM
Thursday, May 15 at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 16 at 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 17 at 3:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Monday, May 19 at 7:30 PM (Industry Night: $12 tix)
Thursday, May 22 at 7:30 PM
Friday, May 23 at 7:00 PM (With a talkback following the performance!)
Saturday, May 24 at 7:30 PM

The Alchemist Theatre and Lounge
2569 South Kinnickinnic Avenue, Milwaukee

Tickets on sale now!
General Admission: $22
Student Rush (Available 10 minutes before each performance) : $10

Order tickets HERE or by calling 1-800-838-3006!
Our run in 2012 sold out, so don’t delay. Get your tickets early!

Samantha Sostarich, Jonathan Stewart, Melissa Kelly Cardamone, Nathan Wesselowski, Katy Johnson, Lisa Morris, Rana Roman, and Diane Lane!

Stage Direction: Jill Anna Ponasik
Music Direction: Donna Kummer
Choreography: James Zager
Violence Design: Christopher Elst
Costume Design: Ellen Kozak
Set/Lighting Design: Aaron Kopec

In the town of Anyville, crime is no longer a problem – having been wiped out by its resident superhero, the time-bending Fortuna.

But then…! Sweeping in from across the Atlantic to fill this power vacuum comes the Headmaster, a criminal mastermind as brilliant as he is British. Our hero is forced to recruit an ally from amongst Anyville’s everyday, ordinary citizenry in order to even the odds against her new nemesis…before a reign of terror is brought down upon the town, courtesy of the evil Headmaster and his – SCHOOLGIRLS OF DOOM…!