As part of our continued commitment to engage our communities and diversify our audiences, the Center offers a program called Family Nights At the Center. This outreach program engages at-risk families in targeted neighborhoods to attend theatre together at least twice throughout the Broadway Season. These experiences include orchestra level seating for the show, a post-performance reception and an opportunity to meet the cast & crew of the show.
Through this program, we select a community-based organization that assists us in inviting families from their specific neighborhoods to participate. This year’s selected community based organizations are the Hmong American Friendship Association and the Hmong American Peace Academy and the Broadway Shows include Disney’s The Lion King, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Blue Man Group. Some of the past participants of the Family Nights At the Center program include Dominican Center for Women, Journey House, United Community Center, Latino Community Center and Coalition for Children, Youth & Families.
Our program sponsors include Northwestern Mutual Foundation and Forest County Potawatomi Foundation.
For more information about the Marcus Center’s Family Nights At the Center program, or for funding opportunities, please contact Bridgett Gonzalez, Director of Diversity & Community Engagement at 414.273.7121 ext. 211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.