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Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing Arts

Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Providing world-class theater experiences to Milwaukee and Wisconsin

four stars

97.36

108 East Wells Street Milwaukee, WI 53202
tel: (414) 224-1761   Web Site
EIN: 39-0946025

Board Leadership
Gregory C. Oberland
President

CEO
Chad Bauman
Managing Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 97.36 four stars
  Financial 96.28 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater ignites positive change in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee's rich diversity.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is the largest non-profit theater in Wisconsin and one of the leading regional theaters in the nation. Led by Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman, The Rep produces an 11-play season that spans three performance venues and A Christmas Carol, a beloved holiday tradition for four decades, in the adjacent Pabst Theater. The Rep engages nearly 200,000 patrons annually through 600 performances. Productions include world premiere plays, contemporary works, classics, and musical theater pieces, plus a short play festival showcasing our Emerging Professional Resident Program, one of the oldest professional training programs in regional theater.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater ignites positive change in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee's rich diversity.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is the largest non-profit theater in Wisconsin and one of the leading regional theaters in the nation. Led by Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman, The Rep produces an 11-play season that spans three performance venues and A Christmas Carol, a beloved holiday tradition for four decades, in the adjacent Pabst Theater. The Rep engages nearly 200,000 patrons annually through 600 performances. Productions include world premiere plays, contemporary works, classics, and musical theater pieces, plus a short play festival showcasing our Emerging Professional Resident Program, one of the oldest professional training programs in regional theater.

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Financial

four stars

96.28

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 07/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
85.1%
  Administrative Expenses 8.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.6%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.85
  Program Expenses Growth 6.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 12.0%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Milwaukee Repertory Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Milwaukee Repertory Theater on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Milwaukee Repertory Theater (WI) 97.36 four stars
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 91.19 four stars
Mint Theater Company (NY) 87.83 three stars
Cornerstone Theater Company (CA) 86.93 three stars
La Jolla Playhouse (CA) 87.34 three stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $6,265,992
   Federated Campaigns $1,871,535
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $257,037
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $123,804
Total Contributions $8,518,368
   Program Service Revenue $6,828,008
Total Primary Revenue $15,346,376
   Other Revenue $2,145,023
TOTAL REVENUE $17,491,399
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $10,419,169
   Administrative Expenses $1,019,089
   Fundraising Expenses $800,975
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $12,239,233
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,252,166
   
Net Assets $33,127,487

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Theatrical Productions $9,775,483 93.8%
Education $643,686 6.2%

Ratings History
Milwaukee Repertory Theater has received 6 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 07/01/2019 97.36 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 94.90 four stars
2016-06 04/01/2018 92.17 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2016 93.23 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 91.09 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 90.61 four stars
2013-06 10/01/2014 90.27 four stars
2012-06 08/01/2013 89.35 three stars
2011-06 04/01/2012 84.27 three stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 80.61 three stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 11/24/2010 77.19 two stars
2008-06 10/01/2009 77.22 two stars
2007-06 07/01/2008 81.64 three stars
2006-06 05/01/2007 82.76 three stars
2005-06 05/01/2006 84.18 three stars
2004-06 04/01/2005 87.20 three stars
2003-06 03/01/2004 97.75 four stars
2002-06 06/09/2003 98.75 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 39-0946025
Name in IRS Master File MILWAUKEE REPERTORY THEATER INC
NTEE Code A65
NTEE Classification Theater
NTEE Type Arts, Culture and Humanities
Classification Educational Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (119) Other cultural or historical activities
Foundation Status Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees, and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.  509(a)(2)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date March, 1957
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$240,558 1.96% Chad Bauman Managing Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Milwaukee Repertory Theater (WI) 97.36 four stars
City Theatre (PA) 86.90 three stars
Alley Theatre (TX) 92.13 four stars
The Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival (NY) 89.24 three stars
Chicago Shakespeare Theater (IL) 91.19 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Milwaukee Repertory Theater
108 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
tel: (414) 224-1761
fax: (414) 224-9097
EIN: 39-0946025

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Board Leadership

Gregory C. Oberland
President

CEO

Chad Bauman
Managing Director

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