Hip Hop Nutcracker

Marcus Performing Arts Center (MPAC)

The MPAC presents a variety of dynamic shows this fall.

The Johnson Financial Group Broadway at the Marcus Center season kicks off with Les Misérables Nov. 29-Dec. 4. Based on Victor Hugo’s 19th-century French novel, the Tony award-winning musical features songs such as “On My Own,” “I Dreamed a Dream,” and “Bring Him Home.” The exciting season also includes performances of My Fair Lady, Hairspray, Six, Disney’s Frozen, Hadestown, and Tootsie.

The annual MPAC Dance Series returns Nov. 26 with Hip Hop Nutcracker. Now in its eighth season, the vibrant, modern retelling of the classic Tchaikovsky ballet showcases choreography by director Jennifer Weber, a DJ, a violinist, a dozen all-star dancers, and MC Kurtis Blow.

The  Concert Band & Soldiers’ Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band celebrates veterans with a special performance of Heroes Nov. 14. The performance is free, but reservations are required. 

Visit marcuscenter.org for more information or to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased by calling MPAC at (414) 273-7206 from 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for savings.

Les Misérables


Skylight Music Theatre

Celebrate the holidays with Disney at Skylight Music Theatre’s A Jolly Holiday: Celebrating Disney’s Broadway Hits, a brand-new revue running Nov. 18-Dec. 31. 

A Jolly Holiday features 30 favorite songs from Disney’s biggest Broadway shows, including memorable songs such as “Be Our Guest” (Beauty & the Beast), “Under the Sea” (The Little Mermaid), “Santa Fe” (Newsies), “Circle of Life” (The Lion King) and many more! Perfect for all ages, this show stars a stellar cast of outstanding Skylight artists joined by terrific youth performers.

The production will be on the Cabot Theatre stage of the Broadway Theatre Center in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward. Modeled after an 18th century French opera house, the Cabot Theatre is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful theatres in Milwaukee. 

Now in its 63nd season, Skylight is Milwaukee’s professional Equity music theatre company. 

Visit skylightmusictheatre.org for tickets and information about upcoming shows.