Marcus Center Announces on Sale Dates for 2015/16 Marcus Center Presents and Off Broadway Series Shows
Tickets go on sale Friday, November 20
MILWAUKEE, WI (Tuesday, November 17, 2015) – The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts announces on sale dates for three upcoming shows during the 2015/16 Marcus Center Presents and Off Broadway series, which is sponsored by Envoy Restaurant and Lounge. The Marcus Center Presents shows include Fiesta Mexico-Americana: A Celebration of Mexican-American Heritage and Pro Arte Quartet and Off Broadway at the Marcus Center includes PostSecret: The Show.
Tickets for all three shows go on sale this Friday, November 20 at 12:00 pm in the Marcus Center Box Office. Tickets can be purchased in person at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206 and online at Ticketmaster.com and MarcusCenter.org. Groups 10 or more SAVE! by calling Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210.
Marcus Center Presents Show Descriptions:
Fiesta Mexico-Americana: A Celebration of Mexican-American Heritage-Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 1:00 pm
The Mexican-American Experience is celebrated through song, dance, music and film highlighting the many notable achievements and contributions of Mexican-Americans throughout US History in this Brand-New Multi-Media Production, featuring Multiple Grammy-Award Winners LOS LOBOS, and dancers from Ballet Folklorico Mexicano.
Pro Arte Quartet-Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm
The Pro Arte played their American debut in 1926, performing at the inauguration of the Hall of Music in the Library of Congress, Washington, DC. The musicians were stranded in Madison by the outbreak of World War II. Following their concert the University of Wisconsin chancellor offered a permanent home to the quartet – it was the first such residency ever in a major American university. Today, in addition to widely acclaimed performances of standard classical repertoire, the Pro Arte continues its tradition of championing new music.
Marcus Center Off Broadway Show Descriptions:
PostSecret: The Show-February 25-26, 2016
PostSecret: The Show is an immersive, poignant journey through the humor and humanity of the personal stories we keep to ourselves, and on rare occasions, share with others. Projected images, videos, three actors and a guitarist guide the audience through crowd-sourced narratives revealing the true stories behind the secrets. See the hopeful, shocking, painful and sexual secrets that brought hundreds of millions to the PostSecret blog, became six best-selling books and are currently in a Smithsonian art exhibition. Frank Warren, Internet phenomenon and recipient of the Mental Health Advocacy Lifetime Achievement Award, collaborated with an award-winning team of theatre professionals to bring PostSecret to life, theatrically, for the first time. With the bravery of Rent and the surprising honesty of The Vagina Monologues, PostSecret: The Show is a breakthrough in audience sourced storytelling that reaches beyond the confines of the stage, reminding audiences that secrets can be both walls and bridges.
ABOUT THE MARCUS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
Established in 1969, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is the premier performing arts venue in Southeastern Wisconsin. As the Marcus Center moves into its 46th year, it continues to set the standard for high-quality arts entertainment in the region and the state. The touring Broadway series is recognized as bringing the best of Broadway entertainment to Milwaukee for the past 19 years. 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 501(c) 3 corporation.
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