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Marcus Center for the Performing Arts [edit]
929 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, Wisconsin's premier entertainment showcase, is home to the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Florentine Opera, Milwaukee Ballet and First Stage Milwaukee. It is also a presenter of hit Broadway touring shows.
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Oct. 26, 2016
The Summit: Manhattan Transfer & Take 6

Combining forces for the first time, The Manhattan Transfer and Take 6, two of the most acclaimed, award-winning vocal groups in pop music, create an unforgettable concert event that will thrill audiences of all ages. The two groups boast a remarkable 20 Grammy Awards, and a range of styles that covers nearly every genre of popular music; from jazz to swing, from gospel to R&B. As The Manhattan Transfer mark the 40th Anniversary of their debut, Take 6 shares their crystal clear harmony, demonstrating why this sextet is recognized as the pre-eminent A cappella group in the world. No ordinary double bill, this is a show combining unexpected twists & turns to create a once-in-a-lifetime event!

Nov. 9, 2016
TOMMY: A Bluegrass Opry

45 years after its original release, this classic of classic rock has now been fully realized as a full length bluegrass tribute featuring Springfield, Missouri’s The HillBenders. Conceived and produced by SXSW co-founder and longtime musician/producer Louis Jay Meyers, this Bluegrass Opry brings a new perspective to Tommy while paying total respect to its creators.

Nov. 12, 2016
A Veterans Day Big Band Salute Dick Strauss and his Many Happy Returns Orchestra

This giant tribute will entail 35 local performers! Veterans will march in with their Flags plus a re-enactment of Iwo Jima Flag Raising! Dick Strauss returns with his Many Happy Returns Orchestra with the Radio Rosies and Valery Sarno.

Nov. 22, 2016
Elf the Musical

ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF. The New York Times says that ELF is “SPLASHY, PEPPY, SUGAR-SPRINKLED HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT!” USA Today calls ELF, “ENDEARINGLY GOOFY!” Variety proclaims, “ELF is happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!” Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features songs by Tony Award® nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award® winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Nov. 25, 2016 - Dec. 31, 2016
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer™: The Musical

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer™: The Musical. Adapted from the Animated Television Special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer®” by Robert Penola. All elements from the 1964 television special “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” © and TM, presented under license from Character Arts, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Orchestrations and Arrangements by Timothy Splain. November 25 – December 31. Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows! The TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and returns to our stage this holiday season. From fleeing the Abominable Snow Monster to saving Christmas, join Rudolph and his friends, Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius, as their adventures teach us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the little misfit in all of us! For families with young people ages 4 – 14 and up.

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