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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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March 6, 2015 - March 6, 2015
Do You Hear the People Sing?

25 years ago, the creative team of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg changed the history of musical theatre with their masterpiece, Les Misérables. Do You Hear the People Sing celebrates the music of two of the world’s most prolific writers of musical theatre in one unforgettable concert with music from Les Mis, Miss Saigon and much more, plus moments never heard and many surprises.

March 13, 2015
Love, Loss, and What I Wore

Proving that a great show is always in fashion, LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE is an international hit. With its compulsively entertaining subject matter, this intimate collection of stories by Nora and Delia Ephron celebrated an accomplished two-and-a-half year run in New York’s Westside Theatre. LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE is based on the best-seller by Ilene Beckerman as well as the recollections of the Ephrons’ friends. The show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and often poignant stories that all women can relate to, creating one of the most enduring theatergoing experiences.

March 13, 2015
ELMER GANTRY - Florentine Opera

The two-time Grammy Award winning opera Elmer Gantry returns to the Florentine stage with a new cast, on the heels of critical acclaim and standing ovations at performances across the nation. Based on the popular Sinclair Lewis novel, this captivating tale reflects on the rise and fall of a small town preacher in early 20th century America and his love affair with a devout evangelist. Robert Aldridge’s Elmer Gantry is framed with an enthralling score influenced by traditional opera, vibrant gospel, and American-folk styles. Craig Verm (Papageno in The Magic Flute, 2009; Adonis in Venus and Adonis, 2011; Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, 2011; and Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, 2013) sings the title role of Elmer Gantry, alongside Katherine Pracht (Mrs. McLean in Susannah, 2012) as the evangelist Sharon Falconer. Former 2012-2013 Florentine Studio Artist Alisa Suzanne Jordheim (Frasquita in Carmen, 2012; Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, 2013; and Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro, 2013) returns as Lulu Baines, with Jeffrey Beruan making his Florentine debut as her father, Reverend Arthur Baines. Frank Kelly directs this all-star cast with the return of Maestro Christopher Larkin (Albert Herring, 2013) conducting the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in this poignant and energetic revival. Performance Dates And Times Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM Performance Location Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts 929 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202 Language Sung in English with English supertitles projected above the stage.

March 15, 2015
ELMER GANTRY - Florentine Opera

The two-time Grammy Award winning opera Elmer Gantry returns to the Florentine stage with a new cast, on the heels of critical acclaim and standing ovations at performances across the nation. Based on the popular Sinclair Lewis novel, this captivating tale reflects on the rise and fall of a small town preacher in early 20th century America and his love affair with a devout evangelist. Robert Aldridge’s Elmer Gantry is framed with an enthralling score influenced by traditional opera, vibrant gospel, and American-folk styles. Craig Verm (Papageno in The Magic Flute, 2009; Adonis in Venus and Adonis, 2011; Aeneas in Dido and Aeneas, 2011; and Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, 2013) sings the title role of Elmer Gantry, alongside Katherine Pracht (Mrs. McLean in Susannah, 2012) as the evangelist Sharon Falconer. Former 2012-2013 Florentine Studio Artist Alisa Suzanne Jordheim (Frasquita in Carmen, 2012; Miss Wordsworth in Albert Herring, 2013; and Barbarina in The Marriage of Figaro, 2013) returns as Lulu Baines, with Jeffrey Beruan making his Florentine debut as her father, Reverend Arthur Baines. Frank Kelly directs this all-star cast with the return of Maestro Christopher Larkin (Albert Herring, 2013) conducting the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in this poignant and energetic revival. Performance Dates And Times Friday, March 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2:30 PM Performance Location Uihlein Hall, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts 929 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202 Language Sung in English with English supertitles projected above the stage.

March 17, 2015 - March 22, 2015
Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Live On Stage! NETworks Presents Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST THE MOST BEAUTIFUL LOVE STORY EVER TOLD COMES TO LIFE! Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, the smash hit Broadway musical, is coming to Milwaukee! Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature film, this eye- popping spectacle has won the hearts of over 35 million people worldwide. This classic musical love story is filled with unforgettable characters, lavish sets and costumes, and dazzling production numbers including “Be Our Guest” and the beloved title song. Experience the romance and enchantment of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts! Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped in a spell placed by an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.



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