Welcome to the home of the Milwaukee Rock Theatre [MRT].  We are a theatre company dedicated to performing rock operas, rock musicals and concept albums.  In 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 Ballroom, generally in the Spring and Fall.  MRT formed in the summer of 2002 and has produced six shows--TOMMY, two productions of the rock musical revue ROCK ON BROADWAY, HAIR, a FESTIVAL OF CONCEPT ALBUMS and WEST SIDE STORY.

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  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 musicals (www.donlinke.com/musicals).
 

 


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  Julie Barnes
 
Band Director
Julie is a self-taught musician who has performed in many local rock bands since the mid-80's, including Bad Medicine, Dandelion Wine, Hellena Handbasket and Loaded. Julie played guitar in the 2003 MRT productions of Rock on Broadway and Hair and assumed the role of Band Director for the 2005 revival of Rock on Broadway.
 

 


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  Dan Stolper
 
Choral Director

Dan received a Bachelor's degree in Music Education- Vocal/Choral from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, during which he was active in the Concert and Vocal Jazz Choirs.  Since 1988 has held the position of Choral Editor for Hal Leonard Corporation in Milwaukee, the leading publisher of printed music.  He also is the Director of Music at Redeemer United Church of Christ in Sussex, where duties include accompanying and writing/arranging for the choir and other special music.

 

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