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Next Gen MKE & Foureva Media Present
June 15 at 11:00 AM - June 15

Next Gen MKE

Next Gen MKE is a summer gathering of visionary speakers on innovative topics that are changing the city: technology, sustainability, affordable housing, and more. Members of the community can listen to speaking panels, keynotes, and network with other trailblazers.
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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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July 23 at 7:00 PM

LowDown Brass Band at Rainbow Summer: HIGHLIGHT

Embodying the vibrant Chicago music culture, LowDown Brass Band is a one-of-a-kind horn ensemble providing a modern take on hip hop, soul, reggae, and jazz.
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July 24 at 7:00 PM

Robert Randolph Band at Rainbow Summer: HIGHLIGHT

Known for their electrifying live shows, the Robert Randolph Band, led by its pedal steel guitarist namesake, will give a joyous, gospel-infused genre-bending performance as part of a unique partnership between MPAC and Culture x Design.
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July 25 at 7:00 PM

Radio Free Honduras at Rainbow Summer: HIGHLIGHT

Radio Free Honduras incorporates the colorful tastes of salsa, samba, and bossa nova into their music, drawing influence from the diverse musical traditions of Latin America.
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July 26 at 7:00 PM

BritBeat at Rainbow Summer: HIGHLIGHT

Embark on a mesmerizing journey through the iconic soundscape of The Beatles with BritBeat – The Immersive Beatles Tribute Experience, an unparalleled fusion of live musical prowess and innovative multimedia technology.
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July 27 at 6:30 PM

Mucca Pazza at Rainbow Summer Highlight

An intrepid interdisciplinary instrumental music ensemble, Mucca Pazza is known for their danceable music, irresistible energy, and unmistakable sound.
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Nō Studios Presents
August 3 at 6:30 PM

Dance Fest 2024

Dance Fest returns on Saturday, August 3rd. Now in its third year, Dance Fest has expanded to include premier dance companies from across the Midwest. In addition to the combined performance, this all-ages event offers food and live music.
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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

Beetlejuice

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!” 
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MPAC Presents
October 19 at 7:30 PM

Paul Mecurio's Permission to Speak

PERMISSION TO SPEAK features hilarious and jaw-dropping stories from audience members alongside Emmy and Peabody Award-winning comedian/actor Paul Mecurio.
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Johnson Financial Group Broadway at the Marcus Center
November 26 - December 1

Elf The Musical

When Buddy the Elf embarks on a journey from the North Pole to discover his true identity – with Santa’s permission, of course – he helps New York City remember the true meaning of Christmas.
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Johnson Financial Group Broadway at the Marcus Center
January 14 - January 19

Chicago

After 27 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz!
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MPAC Presents
January 30 at 7:30 PM

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

With its swinging rhythms and soulful melodies, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by artistic director and nine-time Grammy Award® winner Wynton Marsalis, brings jazz from the heart of New York City to cities around the world.
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MPAC Presents
February 5 at 7:30 PM

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

With stunning, gifted dancers and powerful choreography, Complexions Contemporary Ballet has reinvented dance and contemporary ballet by pairing its fierce, evocative style with music ranging from David Bowie to Johann Bach.
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Johnson Financial Group Broadway at the Marcus Center
February 25 - March 2

The Book of Mormon

This outrageous musical comedy follows the adventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word.
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MPAC Presents
March 15 at 7:30 PM

Martha Graham Dance Company

Since 1926, the Martha Graham Dance Company has been a leader in the evolving art form of modern dance. Today, the world's oldest modern dance company is embracing a new programming vision that showcases masterpieces by Graham alongside newly commissioned works by contemporary artists.
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Johnson Financial Group Broadway at the Marcus Center
March 25 - March 30

A BEAUTIFUL NOISE: THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL

A BEAUTIFUL NOISE THE NEIL DIAMOND MUSICAL is an inspiring, exhilarating, energy-filled musical memoir, that tells the untold true story of how America's greatest hitmaker became a star, set to the songs that defined his career.
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MPAC Presents
April 4 at 7:30 PM

Ladies of Hip Hop

Ladies of Hip Hop (LOHH) is an all-female intergenerational dance collective that creates dance works illuminating the strength, power, and diversity of women in Hip Hop.
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MPAC Presents
April 11 at 7:30 PM

Lakecia Benjamin

With her deep jazz roots, electric presence, and fiery sax work, dynamic young performer Lakecia Benjamin fuses traditional concepts of jazz, hip hop, and soul to create a fresh new sound.
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Johnson Financial Group Broadway at the Marcus Center
April 25 - April 27

Annie

Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production – just as you remember it and just when we need it most.
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Johnson Financial Group Broadway at the Marcus Center
May 27 - June 1

MJ

Created by Tony Award®-winning Christopher Wheeldon and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Michael Jackson into legendary status.
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Johnson Financial Group Broadway at the Marcus Center
July 30 - August 17

WICKED

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle.  From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story.

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Johnson Financial Group Broadway Series

Yes, that Broadway. Come see your favorite shows and actors 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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2023/24 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.

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Some of Milwaukee’s most talented performing arts groups make their home at the Marcus Center.

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Black Arts MKE

Black Arts MKE collaborate with 100+ local artists of color to present performance arts works by African American authors, playwrights, poets, dancers, musicians, and composers.

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First Stage

Since 1987, First Stage has grown to become one of the nation’s most acclaimed children’s theaters. First Stage touches hearts, engages minds, and transforms lives by creating extraordinary theater experiences for young people and families.

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Florentine Opera

The Florentine Opera showcases voices and stories from around the world and throughout history. If you’re inspired by the intimate interaction of song and story, and the incomparable range of the human voice, you’ll love The Florentine Opera.

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Milwaukee Ballet

As one of the top ballet companies in the U.S., Milwaukee Ballet inspires its audiences to explore within and beyond traditional ballet through captivating performances and valuable educational opportunities.

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