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Marcus Center for the Performing Arts [edit]
929 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 273-7206
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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.
Upcoming events

Sept. 16, 2016
Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company

UCB TourCo brings the best improv comedians from the legendary Upright Citizens Brigade Theatres in New York and Los Angeles to new audiences all around the country. The UCB Theatre - founded by Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh - has been home to some of the biggest stars in comedy today.

Sept. 17, 2016 - Sept. 17, 2016
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra - The Marriage of Figaro

Edo de Waart and the Milwaukee Symphony’s performances of Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte have left audiences cheering. Now their Mozart cycle comes to a triumphant conclusion. One of the greatest operas ever conceived, The Marriage of Figaro features an internationally acclaimed cast, live on the stage of Uihlein Hall. It's the operatic event of the year!

Oct. 6, 2016
Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience

An electrifying, high-energy, rock n’ roll extravaganza featuring America’s premiere Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan, who is a dead-ringer for the legendary rocker. Backed by the rockin’ Rave On Band, their incredible musicianship helps ignite the stage and breathe new life into the music of Buddy Holly.

Oct. 11, 2016 - Oct. 15, 2016

Poisoned apples. Glass slippers. Who needs ’em?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical that’s anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know – the original storybook heroines have come back to life to set the record straight. After multiple sold-out runs nationwide, these royal renegades tossed off their tiaras to bring their hilariously subversive, not-for-the-kiddies musical to you – and what you thought about princesses will never be the same!

Oct. 14, 2016 - Nov. 13, 2016
Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium

Goosebumps The Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium. A world premiere play. Book and Lyrics by John Maclay, Music and Lyrics by Danny Abosch. Produced by special arrangement with GURMAN AGENCY, LLC, New York, NY. ™ & © Scholastic Inc. SCHOLASTIC, GOOSEBUMPS and associated logos are trademarks and/or registered marks of Scholastic Inc. Based on Goosebumps® Phantom of the Auditorium. October 14 – November 13, 2016. Todd Wehr Theater, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. Brooke and Zeke have been cast as the leads in the school's new production of an old play about a...Phantom. Strange things start disrupting rehearsals and they have to wonder: is this someone's idea of a joke? Or is the Phantom real? A silly and spooky adventure ensues that will keep the whole family in suspense until the final curtain! For families with young people ages 7 – 16 and up.

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