Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

We're slapping temporary historic status on everything this week, and discussing an absolutely dispiriting month for digital media. Read more

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Highlighting this week’s performing arts’ scene, The Chinese Lady appears at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Torch and Glamour takes to Danceworks’ stage, and Florentine Opera’s studio artists sing “Con Amore.” Read more

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Harley-Davidson Museum's electric motorcycle exhibit, the value of public spaces, Milwaukee's new food halls and more. Read more

Radio Shepherd Express

Will anybody really miss that chestnut grove outside of the Marcus Center? Read more

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Last year, the Marcus Center’s Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration was listed on the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center’s calendar. This year, the event’s 35th anniversary, it is not. It’s an unfortunate lapse for many reasons. Read more


Groups across the city honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., while a number of elected officials host town hall meetings. Read more

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This week’s highlights include Milwaukee Chamber Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival Showcase, which returns to Broadway Theatre Center’s Studio Theatre for an eighth year. Read more

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The Marcus Center’s development plans, the spread of cannabis stores in Milwaukee, First Stage’s Matilda and more. Read more

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Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, Score, Direction and Book, The Book of Mormon returns to the Marcus Center for a one-week engagement. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly


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First Stage presents Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical Jan. 11-Feb. 24 at the Marcus Center’s Todd Wehr Theater. It’s highly recommended for young audiences given its tale of youthful empowerment. Read more

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The Marcus Center could look a lot less unappealing a few years from now. Read more

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Michael Pink’s The Nutcracker is Milwaukee Ballet’s take one Tchaikovsky’s classical piece, with top notch dancers and a rapturing ambiance. Read more



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Director Malkia Stampley and her team locate the ancient story in today’s Milwaukee where a child is born to a homeless Black Mary and Joseph under a local viaduct. Read more


Dear Ruthie shares her calendar of events pertaining to the LGBTQ community in the greater Milwaukee area. Read more

Dear Ruthie


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First Stage has produced The Best Christmas Pageant Ever nine times since 1990, as it is a popular story about compassion, empathy and love. This year, for the first time, the story has been adapted as a musical. Read more


Dear Ruthie shares her advice on manners and courtesy, then gives us a glimpse of her calendar of LGBTQ events in the Greater Milwaukee area. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Milwaukee’s performing arts groups greet the season with an array of holiday-themed shows as Christmas approaches. Read more

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About Milwaukee Ballet, Luz San Miguel says, “Right away, I felt this is my place. I found home.” She wraps up her Milwaukee Ballet career with Dracula. Read more

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“Nate the Great is a brand new ‘whodunit’ musical based on the popular series of children’s detective stories written by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat,” explains First Stage director Niffer Clarke about their upcoming production. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly


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An interview with composer Carlisle Floyd about his opera Prince of Players, which will open the Florentine Opera’s season this month. Read more

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