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‘Twas the Month Before Christmas Comes to the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall

Tickets On Sale this Friday, September 14!

By - Sep 11th, 2018 08:14 am
'Twas the Month Before Christmas Comes to the Marcus Center's Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall

‘Twas the Month Before Christmas Comes to the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall

MILWAUKEE, WI (Tuesday, September 11, 2018) – Off Broadway at the Marcus Center is excited to have Milwaukee actor and playwright Doug Jarecki’s ‘Twas The Month Before Christmas at the Marcus Center’s Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall for a limited engagement on November 28-December 2. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 14 at 12:00 pm and are available at the Marcus Center Box Office. Tickets can be purchased in person at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at or Groups 10 or more should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210 or x213.

‘Twas The Month Before Christmas, by Milwaukee actor and playwright Doug Jarecki, takes a sweet and silly look at the ‘other’ stories that led up to that magical night in Bethlehem.  See Joseph and Mary, the three kings, and the innkeeper and his daughter like you’ve never seen them before.  This hilarious and heartfelt story is sure to put the whole family in the holiday spirit.

We have all heard the story of that magical night in Bethlehem, but ever wonder about the story before the story?  ‘Twas The Month Before Christmas is sure to put you in the holiday spirit as it tells the ‘other’ stories that led to that night. Doug Jarecki’s hilarious and touching play looks at the lives of Joseph and Mary, the three kings, and the innkeeper and his daughter, and shows you what things might have been like for them.  Did they all understand their role in all of this?  Was anyone freaking out just a little bit?  This family friendly show will keep you laughing and smiling from start to finish.

Off Broadway at the Marcus Center is sponsored by The Fitz at the Ambassador Hotel.

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

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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