I heard from the director of the Wauwatosa Community Band this week. She was finally able to confirm the concert dates. Their first concert is a Children's Halloween concert on Saturday November 1 at 1 PM. Their Christmas concert is Tuesday December 16th at 7:30 PM. Both concerts will be held at Longfellow Middle School at the corner of 76th and North Avenue.
Just a note: the Wauwatosa Community Band always has a fun show. I suggest you attend one (or both) of these concerts, especially if you need a little cheering up. You'll have a great time.
Also of note are the performances coming up this weekend by the Modjeska Youth Theater. This group, based out of the old Modjeska Theater on Historic Mitchell Street, accepts school age kids for performances ONLY if they maintain a B average in their school work. On top of that, their performances are always well done and entertaining. I've personally seen a number of their performances and have always enjoyed them.
This weekend and next the Modjeska Youth Theater performs West Side Story, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet set in late 50's New York with wonderful (and difficult) music by Leonard Bernstein. Tickets are $10 to $25 and can be reserved by calling 414-384-4550. For more information, see their web site: www.modjeskamilwaukee.com. I saw this group perform this show a few years back and was stunned by how good the performance was. If you have an opening in your calendar the next two weekends, I suggest you take in a performance.
I'll be in the audience next week Friday the 10th. Say hello at intermission!