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"McGuire" will return to the Milwaukee stage, fittingly, in March.

"McGuire" returns to Milwaukee for eight shows at the Miller High Life Theatre

The Miller High Life Theatre and R.E.C. are proud to present the one-man play "McGuire," about renowned Marquette University basketball coach Al McGuire, in the Miller High Life Theatre's Plankinton Hall for eight performances on March 5-10.

Tickets to "McGuire" are $77 including fees and go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at the Miller High Life Theatre box office, (800) 745-3000 and Ticketmaster.com. A presale begins Friday, Feb. 8; for presale information, visit the Miller High Life Theatre on Facebook. The Miller High Life Theatre is located at 500 W. Kilbourn Ave.

Al McGuire was more than a coach, more than a commentator, and for many people, he was an inspiration. Written by the legendary broadcaster Dick Enberg, this play, based on stories and friendship from a longtime partnership, depicts why the philosophy of this unique character had such an important and lasting impact on so many.

Starring Tony Award-winning actor and Milwaukee native Anthony Crivello, audience members are able to witness an intimate, up close and personal look into a story that transcends basketball. This one-man theatrical performance, written as a tribute to a great friend and partner, intricately weaves the fascinating story and uncommonly funny wisdom of Al McGuire as he ascended from a Rockaway, Queens, New York, bartender to college basketball legend.

As a Marquette alumni and Milwaukee native, Anthony Crivello received a one of a kind experience witnessing Al McGuire as head coach. His acting career has spanned multiple decades, to which he as seen a wide range of success on both stage and screen. He won a Tony Award for "Kiss of the Spiderwoman" and starred in the Las Vegas "Phantom of the Opera" for six and a half years.

His other Broadway and regional credits include "Evita," "Les Miserables" and "Golden Boy." Crivello's film and TV credits include "Trade," "Material Girls," "Texas Rangers," "The Glass Jar" and "Independence Day," as well as spots on "Frasier," "Seinfeld," "CSI: NY" and many others.

"McGuire" performance times

  • Tuesday, March 5: 7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 6: 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 7: 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, March 8: 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9: 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9: 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 10: 2 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 10: 6 p.m.

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