Marcus center for the performing arts


5 things you shouldn't miss at Fresh Coast Jazz Festival

Published Aug. 28, 2019

On the left bank of the Milwaukee River this weekend you'll find the inaugural Fresh Coast Jazz Festival, hosted by the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St. Here are five reasons you'll want to go.


5 questions for "American Girl Live" writer Sandy Rustin

Published May 9, 2019

If American Girl doesn't already feel real enough at your house, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts hosts "American Girl Live" May 14-19 in Vogel Hall as part of its Off Broadway Series. We talked to the show's writer, Sandy Rustin.


Op-ed: It is about so much more than trees

Published April 26, 2019

The Marcus Center has responded to big and small changes both expected and unexpected over the past five decades. There is no reason to believe that we will not continue to carefully and thoughtfully continue to do so for the next 50.


Sixth annual Gospel Jubilee continues to testify for a great cause

Published Feb. 18, 2019

For the sixth straight year, the Milwaukee Gospel Jubilee will bring together local gospel performers to benefit Progressive Community Health Centers, which provide medical, dental and integrated behavioral health services to underserved and uninsured individuals.


City commission gives Marcus Center temporary historic designation

Published Feb. 5, 2019

On Monday afternoon, the City of Milwaukee Historic Preservation Commission took up the petition filed in January for the temporary historic designation of the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N. Water St., in hopes of preserving grove of chestnut trees on the plaza between the center and Kilbourn Avenue.


Expanded Morning Glory Art Fair relocates to Fiserv Forum plaza

Published Jan. 29, 2019

Fiserv Forum has announced that the annual Morning Glory Art Fair, which has previously taken place at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, will move across the river to the live block plaza in front of the new Bucks arena, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10 and 11.


Nothing comes from nothing in Optimist's "King Lear"

Published July 8, 2018

The sloppily produced show - which runs through July 21 at the Peck Pavilion outside the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - proved that sometimes even free theater isn't worth the price.