Skylight Music Theatre presents the Milwaukee premiere of the award-winning musical Violet. Based in 1964 in the segregated South, Violet, disfigured by a facial scar, is on a journey to meet a faith healer. On the bus she meets an African-American soldier whose love helps her discover the true meaning of beauty. The production features a score by acclaimed composer Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley.
7:30 p.m. from Sept. 30 to Oct. 16, with 2 p.m. matinees on Oct. 2, 5, 9 and 16, at Cabot Theatre in Milwaukee; $32, $57 and $77; skylightmusictheatre.org