MILWAUKEE (November 6, 2023) – From November 9–19, Milwaukee’s performing arts groups and entertainment venues will aim to raise awareness of Milwaukee's world-class performing arts scene while encouraging visitors to take advantage of discounts and incentives through the inaugural Milwaukee Theater Week. 

A public media event to celebrate the week will be held on Thursday, November 9 at the Marcus Performing Arts Center's Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall at 11 a.m. Speakers include: 

  • County Executive David Crowley
  • VISIT Milwaukee's Vice President of Marketing & Communications, Josh Albrecht
  • Chief Commercial Officer of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, Andrew Flack
  • Marcus Performing Arts Center's President and CEO, Kevin Giglinto
  • Artistic Director of Renaissance Theaterworks, Suzan Fete
  • Managing Director of Renaissance TheaterWorks, Lisa Rasmussen

Milwaukee Theater Week will offer Milwaukeeans and visitors alike the opportunity to interact with live entertainment and performing arts groups across a variety of activations. Milwaukee Theater Week will kick off with a public media event and a concert from Grammy Award-winning artist Grace Weber on November 9. In addition to this, participating Milwaukee Theater Week groups and venues will offer ticket discounts to shows throughout the Milwaukee Theater District including “School of Rock,” “LIBERACE!” and more, plus exclusive events, giveaways and celebrations of Milwaukee’s entertainment scene.

Grace Weber’s November 9 concert at the Pabst Theater will be a celebration of her sophomore album, "Paperflower." Openers B~Free and Klassik, as well as a special collaboration with the students of Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra will showcase Milwaukee’s incredible homegrown talent. Get your tickets today!

In addition to these exclusive events, the Milwaukee Theater District will continue its tradition of offering incredible entertainment with shows including:“To Kill a Mockingbird,” “Buffalo Nichols,” “Dark Star Orchestra,” “De Waart Conducts Elgar,” “Witch: A Dark Comedy,” “Dial M for Murder,” “LIBERACE!,” “School of Rock,” among others.  


Milwaukee Theater Week Lineup

Milwaukee Theater Week Kick-Off Event | Nov. 9
Kicking off Milwaukee Theater Week is an exclusive performance of “Frozen” by the Wauwatosa West Theater students who have been selected to represent Wisconsin as a result of “The United States of Frozen: Love Is an Open Door” competition. Attendees also have a chance to win Grace Weber tickets and interact with local theater groups in a tradeshow-style activation. 

Grace Weber ft. B~Free, Klassik and Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra | Nov. 9
Grammy-award winning artist Grace Weber will be performing at the Pabst Theater on November 9 with openers B-Free and Klassik, and a special collaboration with the students of Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Dinner & A Show Giveaway | Nov. 10
Starting November 10, enter for a chance to win packages with tickets to shows throughout the Milwaukee Theater District and dinner “on us”. This giveaway was brought to life by Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21Historic Third Ward Association and VISIT Milwaukee.

Tour De Theatre | Nov. 11
Get a behind-the-scenes look of the newest members of the Milwaukee Theater District! Skylight Music Theatre and Next Act Theatre will be open to the public for free tours of their spaces.

Raising the Curtain: Untold Stores of Milwaukee Theater | Nov. 14
Join us for an exclusive panel discussion with the Milwaukee makers working behind the scenes to create your favorite performances, concerts and more. Moderated by David Caruso, this event is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to peak behind the curtain at the people who make Milwaukee's theater scene world-class. The panel features Dimonte Henning, Jayne Regan Pink, and Jim Guy.


Participating groups include:

The Milwaukee Theater Week media kit can be found here. Thank you to our sponsors Dynamic Events by David CarusoMilwaukee Youth Arts CenterRadio Milwaukee and Visionary Studios. For more information visit


Milwaukee Theater District members include:

Milwaukee Theater District supporting groups:

About  Milwaukee Theater District:
Launched in 2022, the Milwaukee Theater District represents a group of venues and civic promoters who seek to drive increased awareness of the community’s world-class performing arts and live entertainment offerings. With no formal boundaries, the Milwaukee Theater District is a collaborative marketing effort that utilizes advocacy and cooperative marketing campaigns to drive visitation, stoke local pride, and enhance the city's reputation as a top-tier arts and cultural destination. The Milwaukee Theater District includes thirteen venues and performing arts organizations, and four supporting entities, representing a wide array of programming and venue experiences. With over 15,000 theater seats across founding venues, the Milwaukee Theater District ranks No. 1 in the United States for the highest number of theater seats per capita. Learn more at    


Milwaukee Theater Week Sponsors