Skylight Music Theater: Ernest Shackleton Loves Me regional premiere postponed for a week due to groundbreaking covid-19 cases

Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (January 7, 2022) – The Skylight Music Theater has announced a week-long postponement of the regional premiere of Ernest Shackleton loves me due to positive cases of COVID-19 among the fully vaccinated society. The musical will now run from Friday January 21 to Sunday February 6, 2022. The show was previously scheduled for performances from January 14 to 30.

Customers with tickets for canceled performances from January 14 to 20 will receive an email with information on how to exchange or refund the tickets.

Ernest Shackleton loves me is a highly inventive off-Broadway musical that travels across continents and time in an unlikely and enchanting love story and won the Best New Musical at the 2017 Off-Broadway Alliance Awards. This romantic and epic adventure connects a struggling modern-day bachelor / violinist; and Ernest Shackleton, an intrepid Antarctic explorer playing the banjo of the early 1900s. Digital projections of actual images from Shackleton’s expeditions are incorporated into the multimedia set design.

Ernest Shackleton loves me is written by Joe DiPietro, (winner of the Tony Award for Memphis), with lyrics by Val Vigoda and music by Brendan Milburn. Jill Anna Ponasik will lead. The musical director is Eric Svejcar. Matt Daniels as Ernest Shackleton and Janice Martin as Kat will make their Skylight debuts.


Ernest Shackleton loves me takes place January 21 – February 6, 2022 at the beautiful Cabot Theater at the Broadway Theater Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third District. Skylight is Milwaukee’s professional Equity musical theater company. Safety requirements are in effect, including indoor masks and proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test.

To purchase tickets or to exchange / refund tickets for canceled performances, contact the Broadway Theater Center box office. Call (414) 291-7800, visit 158 ​​N. Broadway, Monday to Saturday, noon to 6 p.m. or send an email [email protected].

· Please advise the ticket office if accessible seating is required or if customers will have a wheelchair or walker.

· The opening hours of the ticket office are Mondays. – Sat. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The ticket office is also open two hours before performances.

Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, please contact the box office (414) 291-7800 or [email protected].

For ADA purposes, please contact the box office (414) 291-7800 or [email protected].

Skylight offers a risk-free guarantee to exchange, credit or refund tickets for any canceled performances.


Preview of the skylight. In-depth discussions with directors and special guests take place an hour before Wednesday and Sunday performances.

ASL performance. Ernest Shackleton loves me will be performed in American Sign Language on Thursday, January 27 at 7:30 p.m. To purchase tickets for this show, send an email [email protected] or call the Skylight Music Theater box office at (414) 291-7800. Mention the ASL performance for the seats in the appropriate section. ASL performance support provided by UPAF Connect.

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Ticket office at (414) 291-7800.


The Skylight Bar & Bistro is open two hours before show time and offers a pre-theater menu from Sabrosa. Conveniently located on the second floor of the Broadway Theater Center, reservations are available online here or at or call 773-485-9975.


Purchase $ 5 parking vouchers at the Broadway Theater Center box office to use in the Historic Third Ward parking garage at 212 N. Milwaukee Street (one block east and one block north). Vouchers are valid between 5:00 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. for evening performances. Matinee vouchers are valid from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Not valid for Wednesday mornings. The sale of vouchers ends 30 minutes before the time of the show. Advance purchase recommended so that vouchers can be mailed with tickets. No refund.

A parking meter is available in the street (free after 6 p.m. and on Sundays).


Skylight Music Theater has joined with other performing arts organizations in Milwaukee in demanding proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours of performance for all members of the public aged 12 and over. Additionally, Skylight requires the public to be masked indoors at all times, regardless of immunization status. For up-to-date information, please visit


The Skylight Music Theater is proud to be a founding member of the United Performing Arts Fund.

Founded in 1959, Skylight is the professional musical theater company Equity of Milwaukee and the state’s largest employer of Wisconsin actors. Skylight produces the full spectrum of musical theater, from hit Broadway musicals to reimagined operas, and from thrilling world premieres to contemporary Broadway hits. Skylight’s main home is the Cabot Theater in the Broadway Theater Center, which was built by Skylight in Milwaukee’s Third Historic District in 1992. Considered one of Milwaukee’s finest theaters, the Cabot Theater is based on the design of an 18eFrench opera house of the century. With only 350 seats, it offers the public a breathtaking view of the action on stage. Skylight Music Theater marks its 62nd season in 2021-2022.

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