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Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Home of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera, First Stage Children's Theatre and many other local and national performing arts groups. 

929 N. Water St.
Milwaukee WI 53202
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Phone: (414) 273-7206

Upcoming Events at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Event NameTypeDate
Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center With Wynton Marsalis & Special Guest C├ęcile 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! ...More
It's A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre

This 1940s radio style adaptation of Frank Capra’s film classic is a guaranteed holiday winner. The four-member company masterfully conquers multiple characters & sound effects while saving their radio station from a winter blizzard’s...More
Theater12/18 - 12/21

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 ...More
Art11/28 - 11/28
Anything Goes

ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid production of ANYTHING GOES, winner of three 2011 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival and Choreography!  One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter’s first-class mus...More
Theater1/6 - 1/11
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

The only cities that have celebrated Dr. King’s Birthday annually since 1984 are Atlanta, Georgia and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Always taking place in the month of January, this event focuses on keeping the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr...More
MYSO Presents: Dynamic Debut

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January brings celebrated playwright Y York’s STARGIRL from January 16 – February 15, 2015, celebrating first love, individualism, and the similarities that connect us all.  Adapted from the critically-acclaimed young adult novel ...More
Theater1/16 - 1/15
Mamma Mia!

MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill.  Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, inclu...More
Theater2/20 - 2/22

The season continues with the madcap misadventures of Nate Wright in BIG NATE: THE MUSICAL from February 27 – March 29, 2015.  Based on the popular comic strip and book series by Lincoln Peirce, this story – originally commissione...More
Theater2/27 - 2/29
Blue Man Group

BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most deli...More
Theater4/17 - 4/19
Unruly Music at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
See some noncompliant musical acts at the Marcus in April.  
Best Bets  | Paul Kosidowski  | 4/1/2013
Broadway Billy
Billy Elliot at the Marcus Center July 17-22  
Best Bets  | Paul Kosidowski  | 6/18/2012