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to the home of the Milwaukee Rock Theatre [MRT].
We are a theatre company dedicated to
performing rock operas, rock musicals and concept
addition to producing classic rock productions like JESUS
CHRIST SUPERSTAR and HAIR, MRT also intends to explore more
innovative works, new works, and lesser produced works.
We have been producing our shows at the Turner
Hall Ballroom, generally in the Spring and Fall.
MRT formed in the summer of 2002, and has produced
three shows--TOMMY, the rock musical revue ROCK
ON BROADWAY and HAIR.
Click here for information on past shows
Don Linke Artistic Director
Don obtained a
degree in Theater in 1982 from Rhodes College in Memphis,
Tennessee. He has over 20 years of experience in the theater
and in film as performer, director, playwright and musical
composer. He worked for five years with the Milwaukee
Rock Opera, serving on their board of directors, and composed a
rock opera based on Bram Stoker's Dracula that was previewed in 1997
(Drakula). Don currently hosts a Web site dedicated to new rock
Michael Brandenburg Musical Director
Michael is the
leader of the Milwaukee-based rock band Ka.
His band performs a mix of punk, metal and acoustic work, with
progressive influences. Ka has garnered a substantial local
following, opening for King's X at The Rave, and has achieved top 50
ranking in Mp3.com's
progressive rock worldwide chart. Michael worked with the Milwaukee
Rock Opera for two years and has recently been retained to
compose the music for a rock musical currently under development in
Brian Bruendl Band Director
Brian played drums for
MRT's production of TOMMY, and now continues as band director.
He has performed with numerous musical groups including True Heart
Susie, Mudflap, Billy Seidel, Sweet Polly, the Psychobunnies and has
done live and studio session work with many others. Currently
he is the drummer for the Milwaukee bands Upside Groove Coalition