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Parents, bring your children. When they encounter 'The Nutcracker' in later years, it may bring them to their deepest selves. Read more



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Even if religion is not your thing, 'Black Nativity' remains an enjoyable show that’s brimming with song, dance and celebration set to the beat of African drums. Read more


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This new show overflowing with music, love and humanity already won the “big six” Tony Awards, earning its place in the Pantheon of legendary musicals. Read more



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The fast-paced show has enough action to keep kids entertained, and all of its elements combine seamlessly to provide enjoyment long after the holiday season fades into memory. Read more


This week, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents Jeeves at Sea, Margaret Raether’s fourth adaptation of the classic P.G. Wodehouse Jeeves stories. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

This month: First Stage, the Marcus Center, Present Music and Cabaret MKE talk to hosts Dave Luhrssen and John Schneider. Read more

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The Tony-winning musical receives a brilliant production at the Marcus Center. Read more



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Executive director Megan McGee discusses Ex Fabula, and Festival City Symphony talks about upcoming concerts. Read more

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Here's a comprehensive list of all of the classical music performances scheduled for Fall 2019 in Milwaukee. Read more

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Here's a comprehensive list of all of the theater performances scheduled for Fall 2019 in Milwaukee. Read more

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“The best thing to do is to purchase a one- or two-day pass and bask in it!” John Schneider says of the 2019 Milwaukee Fringe Festival. Read more

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Shakespeare’s classic romantic tragedy ‘Romeo and Juliet’ has been morphed into a comedy by Patrick Schmitz for a new production at the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater. Read more

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Directed by Darko Tresnjak, the musical’s next stop on its North American tour is the Marcus Center in Downtown Milwaukee. Read more

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Florentine Opera’s Summer Residency Program Artists perform their first concert together, ‘Summer Love,’ as part of the company’s ‘@ The Center Series.’ Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

“The challenge for us is making this art form relevant; if you’re excited by what we do and attend, we’re delighted to have you,” says Maggey Oplinger. Read more

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Writer Bill Zaferos will discuss his first novel on May 15 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Proceeds go to the Milwaukee chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Read more



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J.M. Barrie’s children’s classic Peter Pan is told from Tinker Bell’s perspective in this exciting new production. Read more


Tinker Bell comes to the Marcus Center to tell the story of Peter Pan, et al from her own unique perspective in a fun new musical. Read more

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Musical tells the true story of what happened when 38 passenger jets landed unexpectedly in the small town of Gander, Newfoundland, following 9/11. Read more

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Dan Kiley’s design is no longer a grove. It’s a mausoleum. Read more

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