Performing and Visual Arts Leader

Pius XI Catholic High School is renowned for the extraordinary experience it is able to offer all students in the performing and visual arts concentrations.

Working alongside professional teaching artists, students are offered countless opportunities to explore, refine, and cultivate their creative voices.

Growing in Their Performance

The Performing Arts program at Pius XI Catholic High School focuses on the areas of Theater, Dance, Choral Music, and Instrumental Music.

Students work and perform in Pius XI’s Black Box Theatre and at The Father Robert V. Carney Performing Arts Center, a community arts facility that is part of the Pius XI campus and espouses a state-of-the-art theater and two gallery spaces.

At Pius XI, we’ve been blessed with generous benefactors that share our vision of providing extraordinary spaces for a students to work and perform.

Growing Through Their Work

The Visual Arts program allows students to explore various mediums – from print to digital – while developing a unique and individual voice as an artist.

Communicating the impact of art as a positive force for both expression and discussion is one of the program’s priorities.

Performing and Visual Arts Calendar

Apr
4
Tue
Vocal Jazz Solo Project @ Black Box Theater
Apr 4 @ 7:00 pm

Don’t miss the amazing voices of our Women’s Vocal Jazz Ensemble–one night only in the Black Box Theater.

Apr
19
Wed
Contemporary Instrumental Music Concert featuring Tallymoore @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm

Come check out the talent of the Pius XI Instrumental Music students in this intimate chamber concert! We are also pleased to welcome guest performers Tallymoore for this concert.

Tallymoore is a contemporary Irish Folk band from Milwaukee performing a range of Irish and Scottish folk tunes, ballads, reels and classic pub songs. The group also incorporates acoustic and vocal material from broader Celtic, traditional country, bluegrass, and Americana sources. Established in 2012, Tallymoore has made appearances at major Irish music festivals across the United States including Milwaukee, Kansas City, Syracuse, and Indianapolis. They released their second full-length album “Drive” in March of 2016. Learn more >

Apr
26
Wed
GREASE Alumni Preview @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 26 @ 5:00 pm
It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious.
This performance features the RED Cast.

 

This special preview performance is open to Pius XI Alumni only! Contact alumni@piusxi.org to receive a promo code to purchase tickets.

Apr
27
Thu
GREASE Student and Group Matinee @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am
It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious.

This performance features the BLUE Cast.

Tickets for Schools and other groups are available exclusively through our Group Sales office. E-mail us or call 414.290.7454 for details!

Apr
28
Fri
GREASE @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm
It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious.

This performance features the RED Cast.

Apr
29
Sat
GREASE @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm
It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious.

This performance features the RED Cast.

GREASE @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm
It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious.

This performance features the BLUE Cast.

Apr
30
Sun
GREASE @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
Apr 30 @ 2:00 pm
It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. The too-cool-for-school “Burger Palace Boys” are stealing hub-caps and acting tough and their gum-snapping, chain-smoking “Pink Ladies” are looking hot in bobby sox and pedal pushers. The 1950s high school dream is about to explode in this rollicking musical that is both an homage to the idealism of the fifties and a satire of high schoolers’ age-old desire to be provocative and rebellious.

This performance features the BLUE Cast.

May
11
Thu
Spring Band & Orchestra Concert featuring the Milwaukee Festival Brass @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Experience the soaring sounds of our instrumental music program! All ensembles will be featured in this showcase of their year-long work. Additionally, musicians from the Milwaukee Festival Brass, one of our resident artistic partners, will appear side-by-side with Pius XI students who learn from these professionals year-round.
May
13
Sat
Spring Choral Concert: “American Voices” Opera Gala @ Wendy Joy Lindsey Theater
May 13 @ 7:00 pm
Our choral and instrumental music programs join forces in this tour de force exploration of operatic “American Voices.”