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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

Dec. 10, 2015 - Dec. 13, 2015
Black Nativity

A landmark special presentation of the Nativity story by Langston Hughes. A Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company Production Co-Produced by Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Black Arts Think Tank.

Dec. 12, 2015 - Dec. 27, 2015
The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker gives the gifts of wonder and enchantment to people of all ages. Children sit in awe of toys coming to life, soldiers battling giant mice, and snowflakes sparkling in scenes that take your breath away. Featuring dancers from Milwaukee Ballet and Milwaukee Ballet School & Academy, the angelic voices of Milwaukee Children’s Choir, 145 costumes, special effects and the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, The Nutcracker is a holiday classic at incredible value.

Dec. 15, 2015
Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays

Darlene Love is the voice that helped launch a hundred hits from He’s a Rebel, (Today I Met) the Boy I’m Gonna Marry, and Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), which she sang during the glory days of the girl-group era to the countless songs she sang backup on for artists like Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, Cher and Aretha Franklin. Darlene Love is still blazing a trail of success in the music industry with a landmark appearance in the Oscar winning documentary 20 Feet From Stardom, a forthcoming biopic produced by Oprah as well as a new album produced by Steve Van Zandt. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love brings her Love for the Holidays tour to Milwaukee for the very first time.

Dec. 16, 2015 - Dec. 20, 2015
Second City's Holidazed and Confused

Hear that? Yes, it's the sound of bells a-jingling already. Next thing you know dreidels are spinning and pumpkin-spiced everything is everywhere. Thankfully the Second City is here with the perfect upheaval of your holiday malaise: Holidazed & Confused bursts the monotony of the season with a riotous send-up of traditional holiday fare. Put away your turkey baster and bring the whole fam to laugh until your cheeks flush with ho-ho-holidazed joy!

Jan. 5, 2016 - Jan. 10, 2016

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines…Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney. Winner of the 2012 Tony Awards® for Best Score and Best Choreography, NEWSIES has audiences and critics alike calling it “A MUSICAL WORTH SINGING ABOUT!” (The New York Times) Filled with one heart-pounding number after another, it’s a high-energy explosion of song and dance you just don’t want to miss. Now is the time to seize the day with NEWSIES, playing January 5 – 10, 2016 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee

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"Wicked" scores big with its full house at the Marcus Center

By Dave Begel - Nov. 06, 2015
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By Dave Begel - Oct. 16, 2015
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"Dirty Dancing" lands at Marcus with a giant, disappointing thud

By Dave Begel - Oct. 07, 2015
Thud! As hard as it may be to believe, that is the exact sound delivered by the … Read more...