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BARRY & BETTE: LOOKS LIKE WE MADE IT – Musical MainStage Concert Series


It’s a Miracle! This One’s for You because We Can’t Smile Without You! And When October Goes, you’ll say, Looks Like we Made It! So if you’re Ready to Take a Chance Again, head on over to the Copacabana where we’ll pay tribute to the biggest hits from musical legends Barry Manilow and Bette Midler. You don’t want to see this one From a Distance!

Meet the Cast

Our Rising Star, Elisabeth Adam, is a junior at Wauwatosa West High School. Her credits include THE LITTLE MERMAID (Ariel), MAMMA MIA (Ensemble), ANYTHING GOES (Ensemble), WILLY WONKA JR (Willy), and GUYS AND DOLLS JR (Adelaide).


SHAWN HOLMES returns to our series following his appearance last season in SOUNDS OF SOUL. Extensive area credits include work with the Florentine Opera, First Stage Children’s Theatre, Middleton Players Theatre, Black Arts MKE, and Skylight Music Theatre. Favorite roles include Coalhouse Walker Jr. in RAGTIME, Sebastian the Crab in THE LITTLE MERMAID, and Jacob in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES.


TOMMY LUECK, a Musical MainStage veteran, is one of the Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets and front man vocalist for Swing Nouveau, Milwaukee’s own award-winning swing band. Area acting credits include work at Skylight Music Theatre and Broadway Baby Dinner Theatre. Sunset directing credits: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, HOW TO SUCCEED…, JOSEPH…, ANYTHING GOES, LITTLE SHOP, and HAIRSPRAY. 

LAURA MONAGLE returns to the series following her appearance in DOWN HOME WITH THE CARPENTERS. She’s currently appearing as Donna in Sunset’s MAMMA MIA! Other Playhouse credits: INTO THE WOODS in the Furlan and, in the SideNotes Cabaret Series, HOLIDAY BELLES and BOYGIRLBOYGIRL. Also: The Fireside, Skylight, Boulevard, Windfall, Off the Wall, and lots more.


The lead female vocalist in MKE’s classic horn band Groove Therapy, EVA SCHUELKE makes her MM debut. She performs with Ultimate Legends in her own Reba McEntire set and as backup for tribute artists like Elvis, Elton John, and Neil Diamond. Area work includes CHICAGO for West Bend’s Musical Masquers, the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus, teaching and vocal directing.  

October 21-22.  For tickets:  Call 262-782-4430 or

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