Sublimate your sadness over not being able to see Hamilton by seeing a show equally patriotic: an all-star staging of the original Founding Fathers musical, featuring some of Milwaukee’s most talented singers. For one night, Milwaukee Opera Theatre will present 1776, a vibrant retelling of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Seats on the ground floor, where patrons and actors will be seated alongside each other at tables, are sold out, but there’s balcony seating available to enjoy all the Revolutionary-era fun.
7:30 p.m. May 23 at Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee. $20. milwaukeeoperatheatre.org.