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Milwaukee Ballet’s Michael Pink’s The Nutcracker features stunning visuals and a kid-friendly atmosphere. This year’s staging mark’s the company’s 40th anniversary production. more

Dec 12, 2017 3:28 PM Classical Music

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For the third year and counting, the Marcus Center has teamed with its resident company, Black Arts MKE, to present Langston Hughes’ song play Black Nativity. more

Dec 12, 2017 3:28 PM Theater

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First Stage’s A Charlie Brown Christmas has everything you could want in a kid-themed special: The whole Peanuts gang is here—Lucy, Schroeder, Linus, Sally and, of course, Snoopy. It runs through Dec. 31 at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater. more

Nov 28, 2017 1:10 PM Theater

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Inheriting the Jake Black role, Rob Colletti gives a bravado comic performance, but it’s his rapport with his tiny castmates that steals the show. more

Nov 23, 2017 9:05 PM Theater

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Local theatrical productions this week are headlined by Annie by Skylight Music Theatre and Theatre Gigante’s one-man show, 7 (x1) Samurai. But, there’s much more, too! more

Nov 14, 2017 11:59 AM Performing Arts Weekly

Exciting upcoming events include: Hillary Clinton’s appearance at the Riverside Theatre, Nov. 9; a Harry Potter Party at D.I.X., Nov. 11; and a beer and soda bust at Kruz, Nov. 12. more

Nov 7, 2017 5:07 PM Dear Ruthie

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The Milwaukee Ballet brings Artistic Director Michael Pink’s ballet theater rendition of La Bohème, considered one of the company’s finest achievements after its 2012 debut, back to the Marcus Center for another run. more

Oct 31, 2017 1:24 PM A&E Feature

Mark your calendars for Friday, Oct. 27, when the Marcus Center presents a multi-arts collaboration of epic proportions celebrating the centennial of seven artists instrumental to creating the Great American Songbook. more

Oct 24, 2017 2:10 PM A&E Feature

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“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, we love you!” sing a pair of children to their favorite car, and that’s likely to be the audience’s impression. more

Oct 10, 2017 3:40 PM Theater

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Regretfully, 20 years after its premiere, Jonathan Larson’s Rent is still very relevant to our lives and culture. more

Oct 4, 2017 2:36 PM Theater

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The 10-time Grammy winning trumpeter will perform at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. more

Oct 3, 2017 3:38 PM Music Feature

“Rent 20th Anniversary Tour” makes a welcome stop at Milwaukee’s Marcus Center Oct. 3-8; key members of Rent’s original creative team have reunited for this national tour. more

Sep 26, 2017 12:00 AM Theater

Local performing arts groups and community organizations are filling the gap, providing arts-related education for students in schools where budgets for arts education have been slashed. more

Sep 5, 2017 4:54 PM News Features

A wide variety of genres and talents were brought together by Milwaukee’s second annual Fringe Festival, creating a magical weekend full of artistic wonders. more

Aug 29, 2017 12:15 AM Theater

Milwaukee’s own Fringe Festival is back for its second edition, Aug. 26-27 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The two-day multi-disciplinary performance and visual art festival will swing the spotlight onto local artists of all k... more

Aug 22, 2017 1:28 PM A&E Feature

In light of severe recent flooding in southwestern Wisconsin, CERF+, “the leading nonprofit organization that uniquely focuses on safeguarding artists’ livelihoods nationwide," has offered its services to regional artists in form of larg... more

Aug 8, 2017 1:44 PM Visual Arts

This year marks the 43rd annual Morning Glory FineCraft Fair. The festival has become a mainstay of downtown Milwaukeesummers, with original, handcrafted treasures from more than 100 talented andskilled artists.The nationally recognize.. more

Aug 1, 2017 5:36 PM A&E

Dear Ruthie responds to some very personal reader inquiries and runs down the events of potential interest to the LGBTQ community taking place June 20-25. more

Jun 20, 2017 2:04 PM Dear Ruthie

“Tessellate 2017" appears at UW-Milwaukee’s Kenilworth Square East; Beautiful: The Carole King Musical appears at the Marcus Center this month via a national tour company; the Wisconsin Philharmonic winds play, for the first time, in Ket... more

Jun 13, 2017 1:26 PM Performing Arts Weekly

First Stage’s Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook! Is a 90-minute show that is a fun and helpful glimpse into some of the situations real kids will find themselves in as they mature, whether Junie, herself is around or not. more

May 2, 2017 1:40 PM Theater

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