Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and the Skylight Opera Theatre will co-produce a reading of The Tavern Keeper’s Daughter with book, music, & lyrics by B.T. Ryback. The reading will be directed by Ray Jivoff as part of the the Montgomery Davis Play Development Series, and will take place Monday, Feb. 27, 2012 at 7:30 pm in The Skylight Bar & Bistro, 2nd Floor, Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway. The reading is free with donations kindly accepted.
More about TKD: Returning home to Milwaukee from WWII, Lenny, a young Polish marine, finds himself arranged to marry the tavern keeper’s daughter from the bar across the street. Wanting more than a small town life, he runs off to New York City, where he meets Wanda, a spunky young woman trying to make something of herself in the Big Apple. Together they embark on a hilarious and heartwarming journey of self-discovery and romance, complete with a kooky, chorus-dancing gypsy, two mischievous gangster brothers, and the villainous godfather of the Polish mafia. The Tavern Keeper’s Daughter is a brand-new, throw-back musical that celebrates that home is what you choose to make of it.