Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets for events held at the Marcus Center, including off-Broadway and Broadway shows. The 2013-14 season includes: “Jersey Boys,” Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” “Evita,” “Flashdance, the Musical” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” 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.org.
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.
Milwaukee’s five-star comedy club has been bringing comics direct from television, cable and the movies to Milwaukee for nearly two decades. Performances Thursdays through Saturdays. 615 E. Brady St., Milwaukee. Telephone: (414) 271-5653; www.milwaukeescomedycafe.com.
Milwaukee’s longest-running comedy show offers improvisational comedy based on audience suggestions. Originating in Milwaukee, the show has expanded to 22 U.S. cities, Berlin and Manchester, England. Performances Fridays and Saturdays; Saturday matinees geared toward kids. Reservations recommended. 420 S. 1st St., Milwaukee. Telephone: (414) 272-8888; www.comedysportzmilwaukee.com.
Original, topical, multimedia dance-theatre performances and collaborations. 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 45 years in 2014, 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 as well as on their own. Telephone: (414) 273-0676; www.ko-thi.org.
The 2013-14 season features two major works from artistic director Michael Pink: the timeless tale of "Romeo & Juliet," and the world premier of "Mirror Mirror," based on the story of Snow White. 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. 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
In its 27th season, Early Music Now continues to present the area's only series devoted to historically informed period instrument performances of Medieval, Renaissance and early Baroque ensembles from throughout the world. The 2013-14 season offers seven ensembles performing in Milwaukee landmark venues, Saturdays at 5:00 p.m. Telephone: (414) 225-3113; Website: www.earlymusicnow.org.
Florentine Opera Company
Milwaukee’s three-time Grammy award-winning Florentine Opera is one of Wisconsin's oldest professional performing arts organizations. 930 E. Burleigh, Milwaukee; Telephone: (414) 291-5700; Website: www.florentineopera.org.
Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra
Milwaukee's only fully professional chamber orchestra presents a repertoire that 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
Music Director Edo de Waart returns for his fifth season with the MSO. Highlights of the 2013-2014 Classics series include a Beethoven festival; masterpieces from Mahler, Rachmaninoff, Brahms, Mozart and Chopin; and a special screening of "The Wizard of Oz" with orchestral accompaniment. The Pops Series features the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, a holiday pops spectacular, and special Valentine's and St. Patrick's Day performances. 1101 N. Market St., Milwaukee; Telephone: (414) 291-7605; Website: www.mso.org.
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating 58 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. 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.
Celebrating more than 30 years of new music, Present Music commissions, performs and records the music of living composers. 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee. Telephone: (414) 217-0711; Website: www.presentmusic.org.
Racine Symphony Orchestra
Celebrating it's 81st season, the orchestra offers a variety of performances in different settings. Visit its website for upcoming events and to order tickets. 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. Performances 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., Milwaukee. Telephone: (414) 229-4308; Website: www.arts.uwm.edu.
Waukesha Choral Union
Classical and pop choral works performed at Carroll University in Waukesha. Telephone (262) 297-9310; Website: www.choralunion.org.
The Wisconsin Philharmonic
Currently in its 66th season, The Wisconsin Philharmonic is one of the state's oldest arts organizations. Five concerts are preformed a various locations in Waukesha County. Telephone: (262) 547-1858; Website: www.wisconsinphilharmonic.org.