Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets for events held at the Marcus Center, including off-Broadway and Broadway shows. The 2011-12 Broadway season includes: “Rock of Ages,” “Memphis,” “Sister Act,” “Catch Me if You Can,” and “Wicked.” Hours: 11:30-9 weekdays, 12-9 Saturdays and 12-5 Sundays. 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee; Telephone: (414) 273-7206 Website: www.marcuscenter.org.
The Milwaukee Theatre
Downtown Milwaukee's elegant Milwaukee Theatre offers a year-round calendar of top-shelf live entertainment including concerts, Broadway shows, comedians and more. 500 W. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee. Telephone: (414) 908-6001; www.milwaukeetheatre.com.
Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts
A multi-disciplinary, cultural arts center that offers performances by regional and touring groups, art classes, an art gallery with changing exhibitions and the annual Hidden River Art Festival. Located in Brookfield's Mitchell Park. 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield. Telephone: (262) 781-9520; www.wilson-center.com.
Performances covering the full spectrum of music theatre from musicals to opera. 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee; Telephone: (414) 291-7800; www.skylightmusictheatre.org.
Original, topical, multimedia dance-theatre performances and collaborations with poets, musicians, visual artists, actors and others. 527 N. 27th St., Milwaukee. Telephone: (414) 277-8151; www.dancecircus.org.
Danceworks' mission is to enhance the joy, health and creativity of the community through performances, classes and outreach activities that integrate dance and other art forms. Telephone: (414) 277-8480; www.danceworksmke.org.
Ko-Thi Dance Company
Celebrating 44 years in 2013, the dance company has earned an international reputation for innovative African and Caribbean dance. The adult ensemble produces two major shows per year and is a professional affiliate of the UWM Peck School of the Arts. Ton (Little) Ko-Thi, the children's ensemble wing, performs with the adult ensemble during the home season as well as on their own. Telephone: (414) 273-0676; www.ko-thi.org.
The 2012-13 season marks artistic director Michael Pink's 10th anniversary with the company and features his world premiere of "La Boheme." Telephone: (414) 902-2103; Website: www.milwaukeeballet.org.
UWM Peck School of the Arts - Dance
The UWM Dance Department offers concerts of new work by students, faculty, alumni and guest artists. Season performances include “Winterdances,” “New Dancemakers,” “Summerdances,” and “Dancemakers,” the annual showcase produced by professional dancers and choreographers in the dance department’s graduate program. Performances in UWM’s Mainstage Theatre, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd., and Studio 254 Mitchell Hall, 3203 N. Downer Ave. Telephone: (414) 229-4308; Website: www.arts.uwm.edu/dance.
Wild Space Dance Company
Led by 2011 Milwaukee Arts Board Artist of the Year Debra Loewen, Wild Space Dance Company has intrigued audiences for 26 years, merging dance with visual art, architecture and music to create inventive choreography and emotionally-charged performances. Telephone: (414) 271-0307; Website: www.wildspacedance.org.
Early Music Now
Early Music Now celebrates its 26th anniversary season of Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque ensembles with six Saturday concerts. The 2012-13 season includes Ensemble Caprice; Alba Consort, Boston Camerata, Masques, Hargis & O'Dette and The Rose Ensemble. Telephone: (414) 225-3113; Website: www.earlymusicnow.org.
Florentine Opera Company
Milwaukee’s Florentine Opera, the nation’s sixth oldest opera company, presents a captivating season featuring the perfect blend of familiar classics and an exciting new work. The 2012-13 season includes “Carmen,” “That's Amore,” "Albert Herring" and The Marriage of Figaro.” 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee; Telephone: (414) 291-5700; Website: www.florentineopera.org.
Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra
The MCO is Milwaukee's only fully professional chamber orchestra presenting a repertoire that spans centuries and cultures and includes works rarely performed on the concert stage. The MCO performs at the Calvary Presbyterian Church, 935 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee. Telephone: (414) 881-9900; Website: www.milwaukeechamberorchestra.org.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
The 2012-2013 season welcomes Edo de Waart back for his fourth season as music director. Highlights of the classics series include an all-Beethoven concert; masterpieces from Mahler, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Handel, Mozart and Brahms; and a special screening of "Wes Side Story" with orchestral accompaniment. The Pops Series features a tribute to Richard Rodgers, Gershwin favorites and the music of Jersy Boys. 1001 N. Market St., Milwaukee; Telephone: (414) 291-7605; Website: www.mso.org.
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating 57 years of musical excellence, MYSO has grown to become the nation’s largest youth orchestra program and one of the most respected, with more than 900 of Southeastern Wisconsin’s finest young musicians, ages 8 to 18, in a wide variety of ensembles, including symphony orchestras, bands, string orchestras, flute choirs, chamber groups, chamber orchestras, a city-based intensive string training program for 3rd and 4th graders, steel band and jazz combos. Concerts are held from November through June at various venues in the area. 325 W. Walnut St., Milwaukee; Telephone: (414) 267-2950; Website: www.myso.org.
One of the nation's leading ensembles specializing in the commissioning and performance of new music. Present Music celebrates its 30th season with six concerts at unique locations throughout Milwaukee. 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. Telephone: (414) 217-0711; Website: www.presentmusic.org.
Racine Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating it's 80th season, the orchestra offers a variey of performances in different settings, including a Summer pops series on Racine's lakefront. Telephone: (262) 636-9285; Website: www.racinesymphony.org.
UWM Peck School of the Arts
The Peck School of the Arts is home to the Fine Arts Quartet, a variety of student and faculty ensembles, the contemporary music series “Unruly Music,” “Chamber Music Milwaukee,” and a world-renowned guitar program. Solo recitals, large ensembles, vocal opera, contemporary and electro-acoustic music are performed in UWM’s Recital Hall, 2400 E. Kenwood Blvd.; Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts, 2419 E. Kenwood Blvd.; and Kenilworth Square East, 1925 E. Kenilworth Pl. Telephone: (414) 229-4308; Website: www.arts.uwm.edu.
Waukesha Choral Union
Classical and pop choral works performed at Carroll University. Telephone (262) 297-9310; Website: www.choralunion.org.
The Wisconsin Philharmonic (formerly Waukesha Symphony Orchestra)
Currently in its 65th season, The Wisconsin Philharmonic is one of the state's oldest arts organizations. Five concerts are preformed a various venues located throughout Waukesha County. Telephone: (262) 547-1858; Website: www.wisconsinphilharmonic.org.