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Milwaukee Theater District to mark birthday with 11-day celebration

Visit Milwaukee

Last December, 13 venues and performance groups banded together to form the Milwaukee Theater District — a collective effort to “empower and unite Milwaukee’s already impactful live entertainment scene.” This November, they’ll celebrate the (almost) one-year anniversary with the very first Milwaukee Theater Week.

Like the not-quite-anniversary, the celebration isn’t quite a week, although that works to our benefit as it will run from Nov. 9-19 at various locations around the city. Across those 11 days, you’ll have the chance to check out a variety of entertainment, including To Kill a Mockingbird at the Marcus Performing Arts Center, School of Rock at Skylight Music Theatre and Buffalo Nichols at the Pabst Theater.

The Buffalo Nichols concert Nov. 10 is the back half of a twofer featuring Milwaukee-connected artists, the first of which will bring Grace Weber to the Pabst Theater stage on Nov. 9. The show will serve as the kickoff to Milwaukee Theater Week and, appropriately, will pack in plenty of city representation — including openers B~Free and Klassic, as well as a special collaboration with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Throughout Milwaukee Theater Week, members of the theater district will offer discounts to shows, plus exclusive events and giveaways. There are 21 options currently on the calendar, which you can find on the Visit Milwaukee website.

Participating groups