May 3rd event brings actor and songwriter Christopher Jackson to Milwaukee to benefit MPAC’s mission and honors Make-A-Wish Wisconsin and We Energies

MILWAUKEE (March 5, 2024) – The Marcus Performing Arts Center (MPAC) announces An Evening with Christopher Jackson on Friday, May 3, as part of the 19th Annual BASH. Funds raised during the BASH, MPAC’s signature fundraiser, support MPAC’s education and engagement programs, which provide access to the performing arts to over 10,000 youth at little to no cost each year. Honorary Chairs for the 19th Annual BASH are Tammy Belton-Davis and Syneathia LaGrant.

Christopher Jackson’s exclusive performance is a Milwaukee debut that will feature an evening of music highlighted by powerhouse showstoppers, musical gems, and more. Jackson, a Tony Award®–nominated actor and GRAMMY® and Emmy® Award–winning songwriter/composer, is best known for starring as George Washington in the Original Broadway Cast of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical Hamilton.

In addition to Christopher Jackson’s performance, the 19th Annual BASH will include a dinner reception with interactive food stations celebrating the 2024/25 MPAC season, beverages, and entertainment throughout the building. Guests will then be treated to a program with special host Portia Young featuring a live auction and award presentations honoring Make-A-Wish Wisconsin and We Energies, organizations whose contributions have made an indelible mark on Milwaukee’s cultural landscape.

Following the program, the celebration continues with a post-party, complete with desserts, late-night snacks, and dancing.

“We are very proud to welcome the immensely talented Christopher Jackson for his debut Milwaukee performance as part of the 19th Annual BASH,” said MPAC President & CEO Kevin Giglinto. “This annual fundraiser serves as a cornerstone in supporting MPAC’s commitment to fostering access to the arts across the entire community and serving as a cultural gathering place for everyone.”

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