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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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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.

Nov. 15, 2014
My Brightest Diamond

As impressive as her list of recent collaborators, Shara Worden's voice and arresting live performances have left audiences thunderstruck from the Sydney Opera house to Lincoln Center to the House of Blues. Worden’s artistry seems to transcend music itself. On stage she evokes as much Martha Graham as Edith Piaf, and can be found collaborating with visual artists and filmmakers alike.

Nov. 28, 2014 - Dec. 28, 2014
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL

RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL™ returns from November 28 – December 28, 2014. Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the beloved holiday classic makes its leap from the small screen to the stage once again. “Rudolph has quickly become a First Stage holiday classic – and one of the best-selling shows in our history,” remarked Frank. “After taking the show to Chicago last year, we’re bringing it back home to Milwaukee with new surprises including brand new orchestrations by Timothy Splain and a new and improved Bumble.”

Dec. 1, 2014
Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center With Wynton Marsalis & Special Guest Cécile McLorin Salvant

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis returns to Uihlein Hall on Monday, December 1 along with vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant! Don’t miss this one-night-only performance featuring Big Band Holiday music! Hailed as "an extraordinarily versatile orchestra" by The Los Angeles Times, the JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA is composed of 15 of jazz music's leading soloists under the leadership of musical director Wynton Marsalis. Drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Mr. Marsalis, Ted Nash, and other members of the orchestra, as well as the masterworks of Ellington, Mingus, Coltrane, and other great jazz composers, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis concerts are internationally critically-acclaimed. "The finest big band in the world today," said the Daily Telegraph, UK. In his article in The New York Times, critic Stephen Holden listed some of the virtues of McLorin Salvant’s singing: “perfect pitch and enunciation, a playful sense of humor, a rich and varied tonal palette, a supple sense of swing, exquisite taste in songs and phrasing, and a deep connection to lyrics.” Her musical skills are considerable, but they are matched by an interpretive ability that is almost more akin to an actor’s than a singer’s. She draws out the story hidden inside the song, and can draw on the elements of her own personality and a full gamut of emotional stances—from the darkly troubling to the richly comic—in bringing lyrics to life.

Dec. 3, 2014 - Dec. 3, 2014
Cirque Musica Holiday

Bring the entire family to hear holiday favorites while experiencing an awe-inspiring performance by the majestic Cirque Musica. Stunning aerial feats, strongmen, and mind-boggling contortionists will take your breath away in this ultimate holiday extravaganza.



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