By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Mar 28, 2023 at 7:16 AM

The newly announced Marcus Performing Arts Center lineup for the 2023-24 season is going to be iconic – literally, as the Broadway at the Marcus Center slate headed to the Downtown stage is filled with icons of the screen, stage and page. 

The Broadway season will begin on Oct. 17, 2023, with the arrival of "Disney's Aladdin," followed by Aaron Sorkin's rendition of the literary classic "To Kill a Mockingbird" opening on Nov. 7. The new year will start with a brand new take on a time-honored Broadway icon with "Funny Girl" on Jan. 9, followed by the crowd-pleasing classic "Mamma Mia," returning to the Marcus Center for the first time since 2015. The season will then wrap up with two high-profile Wisconsin premieres ("Clue" on March 12, "Moulin Rouge: The Musical" on May 14) and one diva-rific jukebox stage biopic with "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical" on April 23. 

“The 2023/24 Broadway season has something for everyone,” said Johnson Financial Group President and CEO Jim Popp, in a release. “Johnson Financial Group is proud to support the Marcus Performing Arts Center as they continue to elevate our region’s arts scene through diverse, vibrant performing arts experiences."

Here's the full 2023-24 schedule:

  • "Disney's Aladdin" – Oct. 17-22
  • "To Kill a Mockingbird" – Nov. 7-12
  • "Funny Girl" – Jan. 9-14
  • "Mamma Mia" – Feb. 20-25
  • "Clue" – March 12-17
  • "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical" – April 23-28
  • "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" – May 14-26

In addition to announcing these spotlight Broadway productions, the Marcus Center also revealed a fresh collection of three-show MPAC Presents Jazz and Dance series, showcasing the art forms on stage. The performances include:

MPAC Presents Jazz

  • Oct. 5 – Pat Metheny
  • Jan. 27 – Cecile McLorin Salvant
  • Feb. 29 – Delfeayo Marsalis and The Uptown Jazz Orchestra

MPAC Present Dance

  • Feb. 14 – Dance Theatre of Harlem
  • March 9 – Hubbard Street Dance Company
  • April 11 – MOMIX: Alice in Wonderland

Additional MPAC Presents shows and performances will be announced as the season approaches. For more information about the productions, and to purchase tickets for the upcoming season or individual shows, visit the Marcus Performing Arts Center's website

Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.