What’s Happening in Milwaukee

December 4, 2019

MSO presents Leslie Odom, Jr.:
A Holiday Special
Yaniv Dinur, conductor
Wednesday, December 11
Show: 7:30 p.m.
The Riverside Theater
116 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Leslie Odom, Jr., best known as Broadway hit Hamilton’s original Aaron Burr, joins the MSO for a holiday concert with a jazz twist. In this special event, this Grammy and Tony Award-winning vocalist brings his smooth signature style to holiday classics such as “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” “First Noel,” and “My Favorite Things.”
Ticket Purchases Required

Black Nativity
by Langston Hughes
Thurs., Dec. 5 – Sun., Dec. 15
Dec. 5-7: 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 12-14: 7:30 p.m.
Sun., Dec 15: 7:30 p.m.
Marcus Center – Vogel Hall
929 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Milwaukee’s newest annual holiday musical, Black Nativity by Langston Hughes’ song play is a testament to the power of gospel music, telling the classic story of the Nativity through a combination of African American scripture, poetry, dance, and song. Black Nativity by Langston Hughes is directed by Azeeza Islam and features a talented, all local cast and crew.
Ticket Purchases Required

The Nutcraker
Sat., Dec. 7 – Thur., Dec. 26
Times: Visit https://www.milwaukeeballet.org/performance/nutcracker-2019
Marcus Center – Uihlein Hall
929 N. Water St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Shake off the winter chill and bask in the warm glow of Milwaukee’s magical holiday tradition. Dancers from around the world create a winter wonderland in this timeless story, steeped in festive cheer. Includes live music!

The Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky’s iconic score live with Milwaukee Children’s Choir. Experience the wonder of the world-famous suites, including “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy,” “Waltz of the Flowers,” and “March of The Nutcracker.” Milwaukee Ballet is one of the only dance companies in the nation to maintain its own symphonic orchestra.
Ticket Purchases Required

A Christmas Carol
Nov. 26 – Dec. 24, 2019
Times: Visit https://www.milwaukeerep.com/Tickets–Events/201920-Season/A-Christmas-Carol/
The Pabst Theater
144 E. Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Milwaukee’s Holiday Tradition!
The Rep’s hit adaptation is a tale of love, hope and redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects. It’s a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care. Join Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and Scrooge in this holiday classic the whole family will love.
Ticket Purchases Required

BPE Productions Presents
A Motown Christmas
Friday, December 20
7p.m. Doors • 8 p.m. Show
The Riverside Theater
116 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
A Motown Christmas feature a world-class vocal group assembled from past and present members of Motown’s most legendary groups…The Temptations, The Miracles and The Capitols. This is a powerful, family-oriented show combining Motown’s greatest hits with everyone’s favorite holiday classics. This show features those famous Motown trademarks… dazzling choreography and unforgettable harmonies all performed in that memorable, soulful Motown style. An evening not to be missed, bring the family, dance, sing and enjoy this special, holiday spectacular.
Ticket Purchases Required

Chris Tucker
Hosted by WJMR Jammin’ 98.3
Saturday, April 25, 2020
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Riverside Theater
116 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Chris Tucker returns to the Riverside Theater on Saturday, April 25th! Chris Tucker is an international award-winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series with Jackie Chan. He became a favorite on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam in the 1990s and came to prominence in his first starring role, the 1995 film cult classic Friday starring alongside Ice Cube. In 1997, Tucker embarked on his first production as executive producer and co-starred in the hit movie, Money Talks with Charlie Sheen and shortly after appeared in the highly successful Luc Besson’s The Fifth Element.
Ticket Purchases Required


The Domes Holiday Garden Show
Nov. 23, 2019-Jan. 25, 2020
Open daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(4 p.m. on weekends)
Mitchell Park Domes
524 S Layton Blvd, Milwaukee,
Wisconsin 53215
This holiday season, The Domes will be decked with classic lights, ornaments and decorations. The show is included with regular admission.

Milwaukee Public Library
Holiday Cookie Decorating at Capitol
Monday, December 23, 2019
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Capitol Library Community Room
3969 N. 74th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53216
Snowflakes, snowmen, and sprinkles galore! Find all the supplies you need to decorate tasty holiday treats to eat and share at Capitol’s sugar cookie decorating party. All ages welcome!
This event is free.