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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. 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.

Nov. 3, 2014
Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir

The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir performs at the Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall for a unique multicultural experience! Created more than 44 years ago, The Senegal St. Joseph Gospel Choir interprets gospel/negro spirituals, traditional African songs, and the magnificent masses that its founder Julien Jouga composed in his country’s four national languages: Ouolof, Diola, Sérère, and Portugese Creole. Their voices rise in a local polyphony representing Senegal’s language, rhythms, and music traditions. Catholic liturgy and the indigenous Muslim songs of Senegal are combined to create an extraordinary harmony between the two cultures that comprise the nation of Senegal. The choir represents the humanity and the fraternity that exists within the capital city, Dakar, and throughout the country.



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