- $35 for one ticket to A Conversation with The Women of Duck Commander, including an autographed copy of their new book and a beer, wine, or well drink (up to $43.19 value)
- When: Saturday, June 14, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Pabst Theater
- Seating: best available
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
A Conversation with The Women of Duck Commander
Kay, Korie, Missy, Jessica, and Lisa Robertson wrote a book—and they’re celebrating onstage the way they might on their hit show, Duck Dynasty: by talking about it. During A Conversation with The Women of Duck Commander, all five women come together to offer insights, relate stories, shoot the breeze, and suss out any fowl posing as audience members. Titled The Women of Duck Commander: Surprising Insights from the Women Behind the Beards About What Makes This Family Work, their new work dives into the family’s history, unpacking journeys that are intimate, even mournful at times, but ultimately inspirational. From the challenges Kay faced as a teenage mother, to what it was like for Missy to learn that her daughter had a cleft palate, to Lisa’s navigation of a troubled marriage that’s now thriving and filled with love, the family’s triumphs, struggles, joys, and deep-rooted faith spring to life both in the pages and onstage.
Captain Frederick Pabst contributed to Milwaukee’s status as a cultural landmark of the upper Midwest by building Pabst Theater, formally known as Das Neue Deutsche Stadt-Theater, in 1895. According to legend, when he was informed that his theater had burned to the ground, the brewing magnate interrupted his European vacation to wire home the order to “Rebuild at once!”—and 11 months later, the stage was completed anew. Where the old theater honored German artists by having their names inscribed along the cornice of the auditorium, the new building featured an international consortium of cultural notables. The theater’s globe-spanning influences were made even more apparent with the installation of an Austrian crystal chandelier and an Italian marble staircase.
The Riverside Theater
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO’s Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.