Marcus Center For The Performing Arts
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American Girl Live Comes to the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets go on sale Friday, May 18

By - May 14th, 2018 10:15 am
American Girl Live

American Girl Live

(MILWAUKEE, WI-Monday, May 14, 2018) – Experience American Girl® in an all-new musical, coming to a city near you!  AMERICAN GIRL LIVE is a premiere stage production, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences.  Come along to sleepover camp with some new friends for an exciting summer away from home.  As bold tales of bravery and friendship come to life, iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song.  Join your favorite American Girl characters and the campers as they follow their hearts, share their dreams, and learn the power of friendship.

AMERICAN GIRL LIVE comes to the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on May 14-19, 2019. Tickets go on sale on Friday, May 18 at 12:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Marcus Center Box Office at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com. Groups 10 or more SAVE! and can buy NOW by calling Groups Sales at 414-273-7121 x210 or x213. This engagement is part of the Off Broadway at the Marcus Center series which is sponsored by The Fitz at the Ambassador Hotel.

AMERICAN GIRL LIVE is a creative collaboration between American Girl and Mills Entertainment.  The original production is currently in development by producer Simone Gianfrancesco (Lifetime’s Bring It! Live, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live, John Cleese and Eric Idle Live), with Sandy Rustin (The Cottage, Clue Live, Rated P…For Parenthood) as writer, and Gina Rattan (Matilda, Billy Elliot, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella) attached to direct.

About American Girl
American Girl is a premium brand for girls and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mattel, Inc. , a creations company that inspires the wonder of childhood. Headquartered in Middleton, WI, American Girl offers an inspiring world of dolls, content, and experiences that nourish a girl’s spirit and help develop her strength of character. Best-selling lines include Truly Me™, Girl of the Year™, Bitty Baby™, WellieWishers™, and American Girl’s classic historical characters. The company sells products through its award-winning catalogue, on americangirl.com, in its proprietary U.S. experiential retail stores, as well as at specialty retailers nationwide. By inspiring girls to be their best, American Girl has earned the loyalty of millions and the praise and trust of parents and educators.

About Mills Entertainment
As the leading producer and promoter of branded live entertainment in the United States, Mills Entertainment, a division of Creative Artists Agency (CAA), collaborates with top talent and property holders to create unforgettable live experiences.  With full global distribution and partnerships worldwide, our specialty is taking shows from concept to stage, serving as the complete solution in realizing the vision.  Current projects include Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Carnival of Curi-oddities, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!, Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience, Bring It! Live and #IMOMSOHARDwww.millsentertainment.com.

About Grand Central Booking
Grand Central Booking is a U.S.-based theatrical booking agency representing touring Broadway and Off-Broadway shows, along with special attractions, family entertainment, vocal ensembles and choral groups. Solely owned and headed by industry veteran Paul Bongiorno and guided by a passionate and accomplished sales team, Grand Central Booking is at the vanguard in providing top talent throughout North America.

ABOUT THE MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Established in 1969, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is the premier performing arts community gathering space in Southeastern Wisconsin. As the Marcus Center moves into its 49th year, it continues to build bridges between diverse members of our community through high-quality arts entertainment in the region and the state. The touring Broadway series, sponsored by Associated Bank, is recognized as bringing the best of Broadway entertainment to Milwaukee for the past 20 years and provides opportunities to educate, entertain and engage audiences. The Marcus Center is also the home to the Milwaukee Symphony, Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera, First Stage plus a variety of other important community and family events throughout the year. For more information about events visit the Marcus Center website at www.MarcusCenter.org.  The Marcus Center is a private non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation and is a dedicated veterans memorial in Milwaukee.

ABOUT THE FITZ AT THE AMBASSADOR HOTEL
The Fitz, located in the iconic Ambassador Hotel, is one of three reimagined dining entities opened in late June 2017.  The Fitz joins Gin Rickey and Deco Café as part of the Ambassador’s “Trifecta of Dining Excellence”.  The Fitz features a menu of bold, creative flavors, crafted with influences from yesteryear by the culinary expertise of award winning Chef Jason Gorman. The Fitz’s name is a nod to F. Scott Fitzgerald and his energy and creative storytelling throughout the roaring twenties, the decade during which The Ambassador Hotel was founded. The Fitz offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, each of which celebrates the rich history of the hotel with Gorman’s contemporary take on the classics.  Guests of the Ambassador Hotel, the Fitz, Deco Café’ and Gin Rickey are all welcome to take advantage of complimentary parking at the hotel and complimentary shuttle service to and from the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.

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