Marcus Performing Arts Center
Press Release

The Marcus Performing Arts Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration!

Wednesday, October 30

By - Oct 15th, 2019 03:15 pm
Marcus Performing Arts Center

Marcus Performing Arts Center

MILWAUKEE, WI (Tuesday, October 15, 2019)-The Marcus Performing Arts Center will host Milwaukee’s biggest arts celebration on October 30. The 50th Anniversary Celebration will include a block party featuring food and beverage followed by a performance of the smash-hit musical HAMILTON. Individual tickets are $150-$1,000 including a donation to support the Marcus Center’s local arts education programming and can be purchased by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at Sponsorship is available by contacting Kelly Candotti, Director of Development, at or 414-273-7121.

The event will run from 4pm-7pm in front of the Marcus Performing Arts Center on Water Street in Downtown Milwaukee with complimentary small plates from local restaurants, beverage sample stations and signature drinks at our bars from Tito’s and Central Standard. We will also have an amazing pop-up shop from our sponsor, Faye’s, featuring beautiful products that will include a donation back to local arts education.

Revenue from the 50th Anniversary Celebration supports the Center’s mission of acting as an energizing force that connects our community to the world through collaboration, innovation, social engagement and the transformative power of live performing arts. Through programming, the Marcus Center provides arts education, job training and mentorship to 20,000 underserved youth in Milwaukee annually as well as provides free arts access to thousands more.

For more information, please visit or call Development at 414-273-7121.

The 50th Anniversary Celebration is sponsored by: Johnson Financial Group, Baird, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Potawatomi Hotel & Casino, C.G. Schmidt, HGA, U.S. Bank, Ticketmaster, BMO Harris Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Brewers Community Foundation, Polsinelli, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Central Standard Craft Distillery, and Capitol Husting.

Established in 1969, the Marcus Performing Arts Center is the premier performing arts community gathering space in Southeastern Wisconsin. As the Marcus Center celebrates its 50th anniversary, 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 Johnson Financial Group, 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.

Johnson Financial Group is a privately owned financial services company offering banking, wealth and insurance solutions through Johnson Bank, Johnson Wealth, and Johnson Insurance. The $5 billion financial services company operates in Wisconsin, Arizona and Minnesota. Principal owners of Johnson Financial Group are members of the Samuel C. Johnson family. Helen Johnson-Leipold is Chairman of Johnson Financial Group.  For more information visit

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