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First Stage Presents
March 3 - April 2

Spongebob the Musical For Young Audiences

Are you ready, kids? Dive into the undersea town of Bikini Bottom with SpongeBob and his quirky circle of friends and neighbors in this dynamic stage musical with songs from music’s most legendary artists.
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Florentine Opera Presents
March 17 - March 26

Così Fan Tutte: REMIX

Debating the nature of attraction, fidelity, and perception of gender, events at a college party cause six college students to question everything they know about each other – and themselves.
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Milwaukee Ballet Presents
March 23 - March 26

Hunchback of Notre Dame

From Victor Hugo, author of Les Misérables, comes this tragic tale of love, lust, and betrayal. Journey to 15th-century Paris in this haunting and passionate interpretation.
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MPAC Presents
March 29 at 7:30 PM

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show, The Simon & Garfunkel Story will stop by the Marcus Performing Arts Center on March. 29th, 2023. The concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.
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MPAC Presents
March 31 at 8:00 PM

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Bagpipes with attitude, drums with a Scottish accent and a show so hot it carries its own health warning. The band’s achievements have reached incredible heights with their groundbreaking fusion of traditional Scottish music and Rock/Pop Anthems which they proudly call ‘Bagrock’.
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MPAC Presents
April 6 - April 16

Disney's Frozen

Frozen features the songs you love from the original Oscar®-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers.
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MPAC Presents
April 13 - April 16

Dixie's Tupperware Party

Dixie Longate is the fast-talking, gum-chewing, ginger-haired Alabama gal who is bringing your grandma’s Tupperware party into the 21st century.
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MPAC Presents
April 20 at 7:30 PM

Kandace Springs

Kandace Springs is a pianist and vocalist from Nashville, TN. Her latest album, The Women Who Raised Me, is her loving tribute to the great female singers who inspired her to begin her journey towards becoming one of the premier jazz/soul vocalists of our time.

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.


Get ready for special discounts and priority seating with a 2023/24 subscription. On Sale: March 27, 2023!

Johnson Financial Group Broadway Series

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

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.

MPAC Presents Jazz

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

Build Your Own

Select 3 or more shows you really want to see and build your own series! The BYO package is available for most shows at the Marcus Center—even the ones that aren’t officially on sale yet.

*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.

Student Matinees

Bring the arts to life with a special daytime performance.

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Community Events

Remembering 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:

Choose your event

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

Plan your visit

Our superhost team is here to welcome you! The Plan Your Visit page has everything you need to know before arriving.

Have fun

Finally, an outing that exceeds all your expectations. House lights down, stage lights up: enjoy the show!

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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.

About the Marcus Center


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 Performing Arts 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 more of our community with a partnership.

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


Give a gift

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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