Artsconnect  at the Marcus Center in Milwaukee


The Marcus Center’s ArtsConnect program is a collaboration with Milwaukee Public Schools

ArtsConnect Summer Intensive Workshop!

Through ArtsConnect, students participate in a week-long summer intensive and workshops throughout the school year, with opportunities to see live performances of featured shows or artists.

This program offers audition training, panel discussions with university admissions counselors, one-on-one experiences with local performing artists, specialty workshops on costumes, make-up, lighting/sound, stage management, Q & A sessions with Marcus Center staff regarding careers in the arts, vocal and dance master classes with touring Broadway cast members, and more!

ArtsConnect is made possible through the support of MPS Partnership for the Arts & Humanities


  • Learn from industry professionals including touring Broadway cast members, audition training, a college admissions panel and more!
  • Specialized masterclass tracks for both Performers and Stage Production
  • Learn new skills and make new friends
  • Virtual performance access for all student who complete the workshop, featuring stars of Broadway!

Last year we were pleased to have served over 20,000 youth through ArtsConnect!

How to Participate:
Bay View High School, Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Reagan College Preparatory High School, Hmong American Peace Academy, Milwaukee School of Languages, Saint Joan Antida High School, and Riverside University High School are the selected high schools that we are working with at this time.

In addition to this summer intensive, students will have opportunities throughout the season to participate in workshops both at their school and at the Center with select cast members from touring Broadway shows, as well as artists from the Center’s Off-Broadway series.

Throughout the year, the Marcus Center also serves as a mentor to each of these high schools and provides expert advice on their high school musicals as needed.

More Information / Funding Opportunities:
For more information about the Marcus Center’s ArtsConnect program, or for funding opportunities, please contact Anthony D. Smith, Director of Community Engagement and Inclusion at

Arts Connect

The Marcus Center’s ArtsConnect program is a collaboration with Milwaukee Public Schools.