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Marcus Center for the Performing Arts [edit]
929 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 273-7206
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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

June 1, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Mirror Mirror

Snow White is reimagined as both dream and nightmare in Michael Pink’s provocative dance drama. This famous story of good and evil, dark and light, and lust and love is told through evocative sets, couture costumes and Philip Feeney’s striking score. Mirror Mirror is back and not to be missed.

June 1, 2017 - June 4, 2017
Mirror Mirror

Milwaukee Ballet presents Mirror Mirror – A new take on the story of Snow White. Live music from Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, couture costumes, stylized sets, and an international cast of dancers make Mirror Mirror a dark and daring end to the season. Details available at

June 13, 2017 - July 25, 2017
KidZ Days At the Center: First Stage 2017

As part of the Marcus Center’s community and educational arts programming, KidZ Days at the Center showcases a variety of performing arts presented by local Milwaukee Groups. This interactive program serves to entertain and educate, making it popular among Day Care and School groups. KidZ Days At the Center is held Tuesdays through Thursdays throughout the summer months.

June 14, 2017
8th 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. In partnership with the the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services-Milwaukee, WI Field Office, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is proud to host a formal Naturalization Ceremony as part of this year’s Annual Flag Day Celebration. We hope you will join us to witness individuals recite the oath that will allow them to become a fully naturalized U.S. Citizen and receive their naturalization certificate. Our program also includes a Presentation of Colors, Invocation, Moment of Silence & POW Respect, a Keynote Speaker and more. We hope you’ll join us as we “Honor the Dead by Serving the Living” at this very special tribute to the men and women of our military. This community event is free and open to the public; no tickets or advanced reservations are needed.

June 20, 2017 - June 25, 2017
Beautiful-The Carole King Musical

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation

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