12:58AM

Essential words from the Milwaukee add-on

Some of the attendees from the Chicago Conference, which Jonathan Abarbanel so masterfully put together, have come to Milwaukee for an “add on” arranged by Anne Siegel. Among our stops today was the Broadway Theater Center — home to the Skylight Music Theatre, The Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Renaissance Theatreworks.

The jewell in their crown is the Cabot Theatre — a 366-seat “jewelbox” based on European houses. The dome above the playhouse features a painting with this quote lettered around the circumference which I think captures the essence of why theatre is so magical: “To help us forget some things, remember others, and to refresh the dry places in the spirit.” I’ve not seen it expressed so succinctly before.  — Brad Hathaway