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Marcus Center's Vogel Hall
May 16th - 18th, 2014

Letters Home puts the wars in Afghanistan & Iraq front and centerby bringing to life actual letters written by soldiers serving inthe Middle East. The play gives audiences a powerful portrait of the soldier experience. Although the title of the play implies that all the letters are from soldiers, the piece includes a small number of correspondences from parents – their words, being no less important. These letters were written under the most difficultof circumstances; the disorientation of training, deployment, separation from family and loved ones and combat, and occupation duties in Afghanistan and Iraq. They help define for the audience—patriotism and what it means to serve our country today, through acts of bravery, compassion, social responsibility, sense of community and brotherhood. Collectively the production gives a voice to a generation that went to war against terror in Afghanistan and to war in Iraq. More importantly, the play reveals the humanity that lies within the war as seen through the eyes of the men and women fighting it. 

Artist Price on OPENING (May 16 @ 8pm) of $15. Available at the Box Office use code: Artspin. IF you can't make opening night, forthe other shows you can use the code HERO at the box office and get tickets for $17.50.

In celebration of Dixie’ Longate’s 750th show on the road ( we are offering a discount to the arts community:

For this Saturday, the 8pm show ONLY we will have $7.50 tickets with code ARTIST!


Join Dixie as she makes a stop in Milwaukee at the Marcus Center’s Vogel Hall, throwing a good ol’fashioned Tupperware Party filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation, and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware Lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took Off-Broadway by storm!  Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol’fashioned Tupperware Parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage. Loaded with the most up-to-date products available for purchase, see for yourself how Ms. Longate became the #1 Tupperware seller in the U.S. & Canada as she educates her guests on the many alternative uses she has discovered for her plastic products.

Milwaukee Loves Dixie!
Dixie’s Tupperware Party keeps humor surprisingly fresh…Ninety entertaining minutes!”
Read the full review from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Dixie’s Tupperware Party has Milwaukee laughing, learning, & loving Tupperware… a unique combination of standup comedy, Tupperware party, therapy session, and cocktail party
Read the full review from Examiner.com

Dixie’s Tupperware Party a high-energy extravaganza… Dixie repeatedly makes the claim that ‘Tupperware brings people together.’ After that show, it’s hard to argue.”
Read the full review from Third Coast Daily:

And, watch the audience testimonial video here

Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets. Purchase artist tickets at the Marcus Center Box Office only in person starting 1 hour before the show. Subject to availability.


John Hassig

Director of Programming & Events
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Our run of Packer Fans From Outer Space is coming to its end and we are offering $15 Artist Tickets through the final performance on July 15. Packer Fans from Outer Space is the world’s very first (and only) Science Fiction Football Musical Comedy! The story follows Door County Packer Fan and apple farmer Harvey Keister. Harvey is called upon by a group of Packer aliens to save their planet from the evil Space Bears. Marge, his Chicago Bears-loving wife, fears for his sanity. Sounds crazy, but its lots of fun.

Some great Milwaukee talent in this one including: Bill Theisen, Rhonda Rae Busch, Beth Mulkerron, Norman Moses, Paul Helm, Josh Krause, Thomas Novak, and Ryan Cappleman. The director is Jenny Wanasek, music direction and arrangements are by Paul Helm, lighting design is by Jason Fassl, sound design is by Chris Guse and the Stage Manager is Sarah Hoffmann.


Simply ask for Artist Tickets at the box office to get the discount. Support these great Milwaukee artists!



Thank you-



John Hassig

Director of Programming & Events

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

929 North Water Street

Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: 414-273-7121 ext. 216

Fax: 414-273-5480

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is offering $10 artist tickets (normally $40) to the July 2, 8pm performance of Church Basement Ladies. The show features an all Milwaukee Cast including Norman Moses, Beth Mulkerron, Rhonda Rae Busch, Jenny Wanasek and Kay Stiefel. Church Basement Ladies is a musical comedy celebration of the church basement kitchen and the women who work there, features four distinct characters and their relationships as they organize the food and the problems of a rural Minnesota church. Funny and down to earth, audiences will recognize these ladies as they begin to see the Church year unfold from below the House of God.

More show info at : $10 artist tickets for the July 2, 8pm performance are available starting one hour before curtain time in person only at the Marcus Center. Please ask for the ‘Artist Tickets’ to get the $10 price. Thanks!

John Hassig Director of Programming & Events Marcus Center for the Performing Arts 929 North Water Street Milwaukee, WI 53202 Phone: 414-273-7121 ext. 216 Fax: 414-273-5480


You are invited to First Stage and…  

My Son Pinnochio

A Musical Tale for the Holidays

Thursday, December 16 at 7:00 p.m. or

Friday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m.

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts

Todd Wehr Theater

929 N. Water Street – Riverwalk entrance

Disney’s MY SON PINOCCHIO is a perfect way to celebrate the holiday season with your family! But don’t take our word for it. Here’s what our friends had to say:


“What a creative and joyful family experience!”“…this was one of the best First Stage productions we have ever seen…The cast synched together with perfection and the technical aspects were flawless.”

“My family loved the music, dancing and beautifully written story line.”

If you are interested in up to four complimentary tickets, please e-mail your RSVP with name, phone number, and your desired performance date to:


Katie Doral at   

by Thursday, December 16 at noon

All tickets will be held at Will Call under the name which you provide.