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Address: 929 N Water St, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3122
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Beautiful venue for plays

I am from Chicago, but have seen several shows here. It is a beautiful theater and the productions are always excellent.

Reviewed 5 January 2017
784susan
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Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
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31 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I am from Chicago, but have seen several shows here. It is a beautiful theater and the productions are always excellent.

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Toluca, Mexico
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308 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

This may be the last year to hear the Milwaukee Symphony in their longtime home, the Marcus Center, but that's probably a good thing. The lobby is woefully small and outdated, with long lines to use the insufficient restrooms. The acoustics here have never been good for orchestra concerts, with a muddy sound that makes the violins sound muffled.

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Drums, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Normally I attend matinees on weekends at the PAC but it was not possible this trip as the only matinees were the weekend after I left. Attended the 730pm show the first day of the run. Was extremely disappointed that attendees are allowed to bring alcoholic beverages into the theatre. The people sitting to the left of me smelled like... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Not only is Milwaukee, WI a beautiful city on a Great Lake, the downtown area has much to offer! This afternoon we went to the Marcus Center with friends to see "The Book of Mormon". We had read the reviews so were prepared to be offended. ;) Although it was somewhat indiscreet, it was not as offensive as it was... More 

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Wheeling, Illinois
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39 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Fast, upbeat, funny, dazzling but hard to catch all the words and innuendos. I had never seen the play. People talked about it a lot so I wanted to know what it was all about. The theater itself was quite impressive. Lovely architecture, good view to the stage and comfortable seats. Only problem is very, very long rows, i.e. from... More 

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1 Thank Ann K
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I attended the Milwaukee Fringe Festival in the two theaters headquartered at Marcus. It's a lovely venue, accessible with food and two bars. It overlooks the river and Pere Marquette Park so had lovely outdoor activities as well. i'd love to come back for future events. Parking is easy in the ramp across State Street or on the street (free... More 

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Thank Nanette S
Chicago, Illinois
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72 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

We happened to be staying at the hotel next door for a college tour so we decided at the last minute to go to a performance of Kinky Boots! The venue was wonderful. We were in the "cheap seats" for $29 but still had a pretty good view and could hear everything just fine.

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Thank snickes
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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400 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

My wife was quite excited when she heard about the Milwaukee Symphony concert- “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II” and purchased what she was told were the last 2 tickets for the concert on April 17. The concert itself was wonderful- selections of all the Looney Tunes cartoons we had grown up watching: Bugs Bunny, Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, the... More 

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Thank DonnieOshkosh
Byron, Illinois
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

I was so impressed with the facilities and ease of parking for The Marcus Center. My husband and I saw "Once" there and it's the only show I've ever been to where I paid $10 for parking and didn't ha r to sprint to the bathroom at intermission. The sound quality and visibility of the show itself wee excellent, and... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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89 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We had middle of the aisle center loge tickets. As someone else said you really feel pretty far away from the stage even at the front of the loge. As a side note when you are in the front of the loge its fairly creepy to look over the side since the rail is fairly low which I'm sure is... More 

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