Vogel Hall Marcus Center
Vogel Hall Marcus Center The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is located in the center of the downtown theater district at 929 N. Water Street and offers the best of cultural and community programming in the state. We are home to the finest performing artists in Wisconsin, such as the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet Company, Florentine Opera Company, First Stage Milwaukee, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, Martin Luther King Day Celebration, United Performing Arts Fund, Ethnic and Cultural Festivals, and At the Center community concerts. The Marcus Center Turns 40 Milwaukee's Memorable History of Performing Arts By Charles Grosz The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, a venue that has hosted artists ranging from Bob Hope to Bob Marley, from Alvin Ailey to cast members of Zorba the Musical, turns 40 in a few weeks. In addition to top-flight symphony music and theater productions, the Marcus Center boasts an impressive, varied history, including a concert featuring 25 tuba players all dressed in Santa Claus outfits and the largest gathering of clowns and mimes ever assembled in the United States. It’s also the only house in the world where Rudolf Nureyev was streaked by a naked man who jetted across the stage.