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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

Aug. 27, 2016
Taste of Islands

Celebrate the close of the Live at Peck Pavilion series with a day long celebration with music, food and culture of Jamaica. Local favorites UNITY The Band and Natty Nation will perform with dance lessons, kids activities and more!

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 Symphonyís performances of Mozartís 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 ní roll extravaganza featuring Americaís premiere Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan, who is a dead-ringer for the legendary rocker. Backed by the rockiní 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 íem?! Not Snow White and her posse of disenchanted princesses in the hilarious hit musical thatís anything but Grimm. Forget the princesses you think you know Ė 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 Ė and what you thought about princesses will never be the same!

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DanceMKE competition debuts in Milwaukee

DanceMKE competition debuts in Milwaukee

By Staff Writers - Aug. 02, 2016
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By Matt Mueller - May 30, 2016
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Reunited Culture Club comes to the Marcus Center on July 23

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By Dave Begel - April 06, 2016
Sometimes less is more, and a prime example of that came this week in the form … Read more...

"Once" star Sam Cieri brings his street performing days to the stage

By Matt Mueller - March 28, 2016
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