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MPAC Presents
October 5 at 7:30 PM

Pat Metheny

Jazz guitar pioneer and tireless musical innovator, Pat Metheny is one of the brightest stars of the jazz community. His acclaimed style blends loose and flexible articulation with an advanced rhythmic and harmonic sensibility.
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First Stage Presents
October 6 - October 29


A world premiere play for all ages inspired by the life of Green Bay Packer legend Donald “Quickie” Driver.
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Alternative Concert Group (ACG) Presents
October 8 at 7:30 PM

Jonathan Richman

Enjoy an intimate concert with singer & songwriter, Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on the drums.
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Florentine Opera Presents
October 13 - October 15

Elixir of Love / L’elisir d’amore

Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore takes audiences on a romantic and comedic journey that will sweep you off your feet, and leave you wondering about the power of wine!
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Johnson Financial Group Broadway at the Marcus Center
October 17 - October 22

Disney's Aladdin

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of ALADDIN, a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle.
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MPAC Presents
October 20 at 8:00 PM

Haunted Objects Live!

A must-see event for anyone interested in the paranormal, history, or just looking for a good scare! Join Greg and Dana Newkirk on a journey through history, folklore, and true-life accounts of supernatural encounters with objects that seem to possess a life of their own.
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Milwaukee Ballet Presents
October 26 - October 29


Michael Pink’s internationally renowned Dracula once again sees the light of day this Halloween weekend. Philip Feeney’s chilling score sets the tone for this hair-raising story of passion, seduction, transformation, and sacrifice.
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MPAC Presents
November 2 at 7:00 PM

B—The Underwater Bubble Show

B—The Underwater Bubble Show follows the unexpected journey of Mr. B in the colorful underwater world of Bubblelandia! This visually spectacular show incorporates the latest in stage technology including laser effects, soap bubble tornadoes, and more.

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! The BYO package is available for all MPAC Presents shows.

*BYO is not available for Broadway.

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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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Browse by series or by date—there’s something for everyone.

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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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Sponsor an event

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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