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Marcus Center Continues Outreach Program with Milwaukee Public Schools

Acting Workshop with Cast of Roundabout Theatre Company's Cabaret

By - Feb 18th, 2016 08:10 am
Arts Connect

Arts Connect

MILWAUKEE, WI (Thursday, February 18, 2016) -The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and Milwaukee Public Schools continue to team up for a new outreach program called Arts Connect. The Center is thrilled to continue to offer this program to area youth and is working with Roundabout Theatre Company’s Cabaret to offer an acting workshop for students at MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts. This program is designed to allow these students to experience the various aspects of the performing arts including exploration of various college and career possibilities. Students will work with a cast member from the touring production on Thursday, February 25 at 9:00 am at the MPS’ Milwaukee High School of the Arts.

These special opportunities with Broadway shows are made possible due to the partnership of Associated Bank and their support as the premier partner of the Marcus Center. Without their contributions as our Broadway series sponsor to bring these shows to Milwaukee, the outreach programs during this diverse season wouldn’t have been possible.

The acting workshop on Thursday, February 25 will encourage the students to step into someone else’s shoes for a day! In this hands-on participatory workshop, students and groups will explore how an actor uses physical and vocal choices to create a character inspired by those we meet in Cabaret. Students will use improvisation, tableau, and movement to discover how posture, movement, pitch, etc. can be adjusted to create a fully realized character onstage. They will also learn historical context of Cabaret and how this affects the creating a character.

The Arts Connect outreach program will continue throughout the year with the Marcus Center’s upcoming Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center series and Off Broadway 2015/2016 season.

For more information on the Arts Connect program and other community outreach engagement programs, visit

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 47th 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 The Marcus Center is a private non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation and is a dedicated veterans memorial in Milwaukee.

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