Crowns: A Gospel Musical
Plan now to attend the Wisconsin premiere of Crowns: A Gospel Musical. This jubilant musical fuses Gospel music and a rousing coming-of-age tale about a young African-American girl discovering her identity, her place in the world and her own culture, told through the powerful rituals associated with dazzling hats (aka Crowns). This joyful musical has been wowing audiences in New York, Chicago and across the country! Purchase tickets by clicking below. Hurry, tickets are going fast!
Crowns – Date Night – Wednesday, March 9
We have partnered with the restaurant Merriment Social for a great offer! Merriment is located at 240 E. Pittsburgh Ave. just over the river from Skylight.
$150 buys you two 3-course dinners PLUS tickets to see Crowns.
Merriment Social is a gathering place that focuses on serving high quality seasonal cuisine, boasts an impeccable beverage selection, and strives to deliver hospitality that consistently exceeds guest expectations.
Reserve for dinner and a show by clicking the link below!
Crowns – BeOUT Night – Thursday, March 10
Join us for a pre-show reception celebrating the LGBTQ community. Special group pricing for tickets and reception. Call the Box Office at 414-291-7800 or click the link above and use the code BEOUT40 to get your tickets! Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Crowns – Talkback: “Diverse Women of Faith & Their Head Coverings” Sunday, March 13
A free talkback event will be held immediately following the Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m. matinee of
Crowns. This panel presentation and discussion titled “Diverse Women of Faith and Their Head Coverings,” is organized by Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, and co-sponsored by Calvary Baptist Church. Representatives from several faith groups will share personal experiences and provide perspectives related to the themes in Crowns.
To attend the Sunday, March 13 performance of Crowns, click the link for tickets!
Through a partnership with Boswell Books, opening night patrons can purchase the book that started it all Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats.
It was this photo book by Michael Cunningham and Craig Marberry that inspired Regina Taylor to write Crowns. The book will be $34 and available for purchase before and after the performance.
If you are not coming to opening night, Boswell Books will be selling the book at its store, located at 2559 N. Downer Avenue, Milwaukee WI 53211.
About Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats:Countless black women would rather attend church naked than hatless. For these women, a church hat, flamboyant as it may be, is no mere fashion accessory; it’s a cherished African American custom, one observed with boundless passion by black women of various religious denominations. A woman’s hat speaks long before its wearer utters a word.
Photographer Michael Cunningham beautifully captures the self-expressions of women of all ages-from young glamorous women to serene but stylish grandmothers. Award-winning journalist Craig Marberry provides an intimate look at the women and their lives. Together they’ve captured a captivating custom, this wearing of church hats, a peculiar convergence of faith and fashion that keeps the Sabbath both holy and glamorous.
Join our band of bumbling British Bobbies, frolicsome Victorian maidens, and the delightfully dotty “model of a modern Major General” for a rollicking romp over the rocky coast of Cornwall.
As always, groups of 10+ Save! Reserve your seats by calling the Box Office at 414-291-7800.
More information available at the link below.