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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. 22, 2014 - Oct. 22, 2014
Halloween with Peter & the Wolf

Festival City Symphony (FCS) will begin its “Pajama Jamboree” season with Halloween with Peter & the Wolf, a free concert on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, at 7:00 pm in the Bradley Pavilion of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 123 E. State Street entrance. Dressed in costume, the orchestra will celebrate Halloween in a performance of Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” Radio personality Meg McKenzie of Oldies 95.7 will narrate as costumed actors from Nathan Hale High School’s drama program bring the story to life under the direction of Maripat Wilkinson. Attendees are encouraged to wear costumes. All “Pajama Jamboree” concerts have free admission. Hosted by Education Director Jayne Perkins, these popular programs welcome children and their parents or grandparents to attend in casual dress or pajamas. The audience is invited to bring a blanket and sit on the floor, up close to “meet” the orchestra. Conventional seating is also available. Pajama Jamborees are best suited for children in K4 through fifth grade. Milwaukee’s Festival City Symphony, the oldest performing symphony orchestra in the area, showcases area professional musicians. Its mission is to educate the community and extend the reach of classical music with reasonable pricing and informative formats that embrace people of all ages. For more information, visit festivalcitysymphony.org or call 414-365-8861. 

Oct. 24, 2014
Florentine Opera - THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

A ghostly tale as powerful and mysterious as the sea itself. A tormented ship's captain is condemned to endlessly sail the seas for eternity, only to be released of his curse by the true love of one woman. Bass-baritone Wayne Tigges (Olin Blitch in Susannah, 2012) returns as the tormented Dutchman, opposite British soprano Alwyn Mellor making her Florentine debut as Senta. Florentine favorite bass Peter Volpe (Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, 2006; Timur in Turandot, 2011; and Zuniga in Carmen, 2012) returns as Senta’s father, Daland. Danish tenor David Danholt makes his debut as Erik, and mezzo-soprano Jenni Bank (Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro, 2013) sings Mary. Maestro Joseph Rescigno (conducting for Florentine productions dating back to 1981) conducts the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in this new production directed by Paula Suozzi.

Oct. 26, 2014
Florentine Opera - THE FLYING DUTCHMAN

A ghostly tale as powerful and mysterious as the sea itself. A tormented ship's captain is condemned to endlessly sail the seas for eternity, only to be released of his curse by the true love of one woman. Bass-baritone Wayne Tigges (Olin Blitch in Susannah, 2012) returns as the tormented Dutchman, opposite British soprano Alwyn Mellor making her Florentine debut as Senta. Florentine favorite bass Peter Volpe (Don Giovanni in Don Giovanni, 2006; Timur in Turandot, 2011; and Zuniga in Carmen, 2012) returns as Senta’s father, Daland. Danish tenor David Danholt makes his debut as Erik, and mezzo-soprano Jenni Bank (Marcellina in The Marriage of Figaro, 2013) sings Mary. Maestro Joseph Rescigno (conducting for Florentine productions dating back to 1981) conducts the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in this new production directed by Paula Suozzi.

Oct. 29, 2014 - Nov. 2, 2014
Cooking with the Calamari Sisters

Mangia Italiano! Hilarity, failed dishes, and food fights ensue during this live “broadcast” of a public access cable cooking show hosted by two larger-than-life Italian sisters, Delphine and Carmela Calamari. The sisters sing and dance to such beloved Italian favorites as “Volare,” “Come On A My House,” “Botcha Me,” “Que Sera Sera,” “That’s Amore,” and of course, “Mambo Italiano!” as they try to make it through their final broadcast together in one piece. This show contains adult humor and may not be suitable for children.

Oct. 30, 2014 - Nov. 2, 2014
Don Quixote

Based on Cervantes’ epic novel, Don Quixote is a must-see for the whole family. Follow the hero and his comedic companion, Sancho Panza, as they travel through Spain in search of adventure, righteousness and love. Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra plays one of classical ballet’s best-loved scores, while the dancing will simply leave you breathless.



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