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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.
Upcoming events

May 8, 2016
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra presents Fanfare and Finale

The Brass Choir, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Senior Symphony are showcased in the ensembles’ final performance of the season. Uihlein Hall Ticket prices: Adult: $12 Student/Senior: $10 Premium Reserve: $25

May 13, 2016 - June 12, 2016
Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse

“I am Lilly! I am Queen! I like everything!” That is, until the day her new baby brother arrives. Things get even worse when Mr. Slinger takes away her purple plastic purse for the day. But with a little help from her Grammy and her friends Chester and Wilson, Lilly learns that sharing, cooperation, and some crunchy cheese snacks can go a long way. Commemorating the 20th anniversary of the book by Wisconsin author Kevin Henkes, we invite you to join us in Lilly’s colorful world of imagination. For everyone ages 3 and up.

May 19, 2016 - May 22, 2016
ALICE (in wonderland)

Fall down the rabbit hole into the fantasy world imagined by Lewis Carroll. This stylish production brings Carroll's original story hurling into the 21st century with sensational costumes, an ingenious set, and more than its share of outlandish Wonderland characters! This mad family adventure is an incredible spectacle of dance, circus, theater, and puppetry.

May 31, 2016 - June 5, 2016
Kinky Boots

KINKY BOOTS is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards® including BEST MUSICAL, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible… proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, KINKY BOOTS features a joyous, Tony-winning score by CYNDI LAUPER, direction and Tony-winning choreography by JERRY MITCHELL and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner HARVEY FIERSTEIN. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out!

June 14, 2016
7th Annual Flag Day Celebration

Since 1969 when the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts opened its doors, we have been proud to be considered part of the Milwaukee County’s War Memorial honoring those who have bravely served our country. As part of our continued commitment to honor veterans for their heroic service, we host a Flag Day Celebration each year in Peck Pavilion.

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Reunited Culture Club comes to the Marcus Center on July 23

Reunited Culture Club comes to the Marcus Center on July 23

By Staff Writers - April 25, 2016
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Award-winning "Once" offers joyous proof that less is often more

By Dave Begel - April 06, 2016
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"Once" star Sam Cieri brings his street performing days to the stage

By Matt Mueller - March 28, 2016
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Marcus Center's "Cabaret" the very best that Broadway has to offer

By Dave Begel - Feb. 24, 2016
For over a century it's been called "The Great White Way" and it landed with a … Read more...
Carole King musical headlines Broadway shows coming to Marcus Center

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By Dave Begel - Feb. 09, 2016
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