Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America – Milwaukee invite you to experience the sounds and splendor of Broadway at the Marcus Center throughout 2016 – 2017. Coming next season to Milwaukee is BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, the Tony® and Grammy® Award – winning inspiring true story of Carole King, the hilarious tale of Buddy in ELF The Musical, a brand new production of the beloved musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, the world’s best selling magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS, the classic story of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA with a contemporary new take and the winner of 6 Tony Awards®, 2 Olivier Awards®, and a Grammy®, hit musical, CHICAGO. Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a sold out engagement in 2015, returns to Milwaukee for a limited one week engagement, as part of a seven – show season package option. LEARN MORE
On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world’s best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™, will play the Marcus Center in Milwaukee on February 14-19 as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. THE ILLUSIONISTS – LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ is produced by Simon Painter, Tim Lawson and Magic Space Entertainment. Conceived by Simon Painter, the show’s creative team also includes executive producer Tim Lawson, director Neil Dorward and creative director Jim Millan.
Full of hilarious magic tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder, THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records worldwide and thrilled audiences of all ages with a mind-blowing spectacular showcasing the jaw-dropping talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. LEARN MORE
The Irish Comedy Tour takes the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub and combines it with a boisterous, belly – laugh band of hooligans! The tour makes a stop at the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall for one night only on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 pm. The clover — make that clever – comedians of The Irish Comedy Tour, whose ancestors hail from the Emerald Isle, include Detroit native Derek Richards; Boston – born Mike McCarthy; Nova Scotia’s Damon Leibert; and from Inchicore, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland Derrick Keane.
Audiences howl at Richards’ tales about his mom’s dog, the holidays and dating a stripper. He has appeared on The Bob & Tom Show, XM and Sirius, and The Weather Channel’s Top 10. McCarthy’s no – holds – barred humor has landed him on Comedy Central and Showtime. The “comedy barbarian,” as he calls himself, takes no prisoners when it comes to poking fun at society’s most sensitive topics. Leibert’s unique and energetic style of fiddle playing lies somewhere between the driving dance beat of Cape Breton, and the lyrical music of Ireland. His power packed performance adds an incredible dimension to the show. And finally Keane, originally from Inchicore, Derrick first distinguished himself musically when the duo in which he sang and played swept the All Ireland Talent Competition. His band, Inchicore, sets the gold standard for the Irish music scene in New England and across North America. Don’t miss these hilarious Irish American comedians as they tear apart as well as validate all of the Irish myths and stereotypes. LEARN MORE
In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness a concert by the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. On Friday, March 31, a ward – winning recording artists, Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night in Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall as part of the MC Presents series. With dulcet vocals harmonizing over lilting guitar, you’ll hear all the beloved poetic masterpieces that made Simon & Garfunkel famous: “Mrs. Robinson,” “Homeward Bound,” “Scarborough Fair,” “Bridge Over Troubled Waters,” “The Sound of Silence,” and many more! LEARN MORE
Watch cast member J. Harrison Ghee from Kinky Boots sing the National Anthem at the Milwaukee Brewers game on June 1, 2016.
Watch cast members Sam Cieri and Mackenzie Lesser-Roy from ONCE sing the National Anthem at the Milwaukee Bucks game on April 6, 2016.
The cast of Cabaret has a special message for Milwaukee!
Watch cast member Mary Kate Morrissey from WICKED The Musical sing the National Anthem at the Milwaukee Bucks game on November 14, 2015.
Watch cast member Dan Gleason from WICKED The Musical sing God Bless America at the Milwaukee Admirals game on November 6, 2015.
Watch cast members from Motown The Musical sing the National Anthem at the Milwaukee Brewers game on July 8, 2015.
Get a sneak peek at Newsies from the 2015-16 Broadway at the Marcus Center Season Announcement Event.
Get a backstage look at Pride Rock, the centerpiece of The Lion King with Head Carpenter, Billy Kimbley!
Get a behind the scenes look at what takes to bring Disney’s The Lion King to the stage in this interview with Head Carpenter, Billy Kimbley.
Joey visited the Marcus Center Box Office for an in depth look at War Horse’s puppetry and puppeteers. Video courtesy of 99.1 WMYX.
Watch the cast of WICKED sing the National Anthem at Miller Park during the Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs game on June 27, 2013.
Audience members at Dixie’s Tupperware Party shared their reviews of the show on opening night.