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Johnson Financial Group Broadway at the Marcus Center
May 14 - May 26

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! A world where Bohemians and aristocrats rub elbows and revel in electrifying enchantment.
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Creative Nation Presents
June 1 at 6:00 PM

That Girl Lay Lay

Here as part of her "Growing Pains" tour; Music and TV superstar sensation That Girl Lay Lay will perform an unforgettable concert experience live on June 1!
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Inner Circle Entertainment Presents
June 1 at 8:00 PM

City Roast Competition

Get ready to be burned! Comedians will compete for the coveted title of City Roast Champion at this year's City Roast Competition. In this competition, contestants are divided into two brackets as they go head to head until there is only one person left standing.
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Culture x Design Presents
July 10 - September 18

Summer of Soul: Outdoor Marketplace & Concert Series

Immerse yourself in top-shelf entertainment, local crafts, and delectable cuisine beneath the open sky as the Summer of Soul: Outdoor Marketplace & Concert Series amplifies Milwaukee's culture, creativity, and community through six unforgettable festival experiences this summer.
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Gaby Alicea Presents
August 4 at 5:00 PM

El Boricua es Otra Cosa

¡ESTE SHOW ES EN ESPAÑOL! ¿Eres Puertorriqueño o eres Boricua? Porque ser puertorriqueño y ser Boricua No es lo mismo… Si no sabes la respuesta o la pregunta te confundió, sencillamente el show "El Boricua es Otra Cosa" es para ti.
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Tre Floyd Productions Presents
September 7 at 7:00 PM

Black Couples Therapy

Four couples, strangers to each other, meet at a group therapy session. Each couple is dealing with their own issue.
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MPAC Presents
September 17 at 7:30 PM

esperanza spalding

Emphasizing simplicity and intimacy of her voice, bass, and songs, in this special configuration of 2 musicians and 2 dancers, esperanza performs songs from all 8 of her previous albums, songs from current releases, plus a special preview of her forthcoming project.
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Johnson Financial Group Broadway at the Marcus Center
October 1 - October 6


Based on the Tim Burton film comes BEETLEJUICE, a musical comedy about making the most of every Day-O. Entertainment Weekly calls it “A FEAST FOR THE EYES AND THE SOUL!” 

Inspiring Performances

From Broadway to ballet, you can always count on something exciting happening at the Marcus Center.

Interactive Experiences

Get up from your seat and experience hands-on workshops and interactive discussions.

Impactful Events

Annual celebrations, student experiences, and family events bring the whole community together.


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Johnson Financial Group Broadway Series

See the best of Broadway and world-class talent right here in Milwaukee.

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MPAC Presents Dance

We believe in dance legend Alvin Ailey’s idea that dance is for everybody. Enjoy exciting moments and dance excellence from the U.S. and around the world.

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MPAC Presents Jazz

From established icons to emerging stars, MPAC Jazz curates the finest jazz experiences for our community.

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Build Your Own

Select 3 or more shows and build your own series for savings and flexibility! 2024/25 BYO Packages will become available when more 2024/25 MPAC Presents shows are announced.

*BYO is not available for Broadway.


Soul-stirring events where everyone is invited to celebrate cultural heroes, connect with their community, and create alongside their favorite artists.


Bring the arts to life with a special daytime performance.

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Annual & Community Events

Coming together to celebrate cultural heroes and building community.

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Educational Experiences

Interactive learning experiences for students and adults.

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There’s a lot going on at the Marcus Center, and we’re here to make it easy to find the right show. Start here:

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At the Marcus Performing Arts Center,


Moments like

  • Seeing your favorite Broadway show.
  • Joining a standing ovation after a breathtaking performance.
  • Attending a masterclass with a world-class artist.
  • Welcoming your wedding guests for a memory-making day.

That’s why we bring Broadway to Milwaukee. Why we help young artists learn from world-renowned talent. Why we open our beautiful riverside venues for anyone to host their event.

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World-Class Venues.

Private Events

Bring your vision to life in a capable and flexible space that impresses and inspires.

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Champagne and ivory inside, gardens and greenery outside. Give your big day the sparkle and class it deserves.

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Music, film, dance, lecture, drama, you name it—we have space for you to showcase and share your art.

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Make a difference in your community.

The Marcus Center is Milwaukee’s home for consistently excellent programming and impactful events that bring our community together. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, we couldn’t do it without our donors.

Maybe it’s an annual fund donation. Maybe it’s a recurring gift in someone’s honor. Or maybe you’re a business or foundation looking to help us make more front-row moments for our community with a partnership.

Wherever you’re coming from, we deeply value your support.


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Make your mark with an annual fund, estate plan, or one-time gift.

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Invest in your community and establish your brand by sponsoring an event or series.

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Attend the BASH

Attend our annual fundraiser to help keep the arts accessible to everyone.

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929 N Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 273-7206

Phone Line: Monday-Friday / 10 am-4 pm
Ticketing Windows: Monday-Friday / Noon-4 pm
We’re also open one hour prior to most performances.


123 E State Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 273-7121

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