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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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Sept. 29, 2017 - Sept. 30, 2017
A Soulful Celebration: Cooke and Hathaway

Milwaukee’s own, Chris Crain, presents A Soulful Tribute to the great Sam Cooke & Donny Hathaway. “This amazing show of artistry tells two very different stories that share a common thread that penetrates the soul” ~D. Blackburn. The show not only offers an unequaled melodic experience saturated with love and passion, but in a union of rhythm and lyrics it does something special to the mood of its listeners; waking a part of the conscious that most of us ignore. Rounding out the cast is an all star cast of Milwaukee musicians making this a truly special tribute to the legendary Cooke and Hathaway.

Oct. 1, 2017
Central Park Revisited: The Music of Bocelli & Friends

On September 16th, 2011 the Great Lawn of Central Park was filled with 60,000 adoring fans of one the most beloved tenors of all time, Andrea Bocelli. Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic under the direction of the great Alan Gilbert, not even the rains of Hurricane Maria could dampen this spectacular night of music. Joined by some of the biggest stars of both the pop and classical music scenes, the night was bursting with the sounds of Bocelli’s treasured hits. A “pop culture extravaganza”, Bocelli, along with Celine Dion, Tony Bennet, Chriss Botti, Bryn Terfel (and many others) transformed one of the most remarkable and renowned urban parks into the grandest of Opera houses, the most opulent of theatre venues, and the flashiest of concert arenas, in an evening that exemplified the magic of New York City and the great Central Park concert series. Join internationally celebrated performers Jonathan Hawkins, Lee Lessack and Heather Lundstedt as they recreate this awe inspiring evening, performing such favorites as, “La Donna Mobile”, “The Prayer”, “Time to Say Goobdye” and “Nessun Dorma”. Come discover the splendor of “Andre Bocelli Live in Central Park [Revisited]”.

Oct. 1, 2017
Central Park Revisited: The Music of Bocelli & Friends

On September 16th, 2011 the Great Lawn of Central Park was filled with 60,000 adoring fans of one the most beloved tenors of all time, Andrea Bocelli. Accompanied by the New York Philharmonic under the direction of the great Alan Gilbert, not even the rains of Hurricane Maria could dampen this spectacular night of music. Joined by some of the biggest stars of both the pop and classical music scenes, the night was bursting with the sounds of Bocelli’s treasured hits. A “pop culture extravaganza”, Bocelli, along with Celine Dion, Tony Bennet, Chriss Botti, Bryn Terfel (and many others) transformed one of the most remarkable and renowned urban parks into the grandest of Opera houses, the most opulent of theatre venues, and the flashiest of concert arenas, in an evening that exemplified the magic of New York City and the great Central Park concert series. Join internationally celebrated performers Jonathan Hawkins, Lee Lessack and Heather Lundstedt as they recreate this awe inspiring evening, performing such favorites as, “La Donna Mobile”, “The Prayer”, “Time to Say Goobdye” and “Nessun Dorma”. Come discover the splendor of “Andre Bocelli Live in Central Park [Revisited]”.

Oct. 3, 2017
RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

Oct. 3, 2017 - Oct. 8, 2017
Rent

Broadway Musical. Tickets are available for all performances.



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