Performing arts groups will feel pandemic fallout for years to come

A performance of “Titanic” at the Milwaukee Reparatory Theater.
A performance of “Titanic” at the Milwaukee Reparatory Theater.

The immediate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on performing arts groups in Milwaukee was fairly obvious: Government shutdowns meant no shows, no shows meant no ticket revenue, dealing a big blow to organizations like First Stage, The Florentine Opera, Milwaukee Ballet, The Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Skylight Music Theatre, all of which

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Arthur covers banking and finance and the economy at BizTimes while also leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He previously was managing editor at The Waukesha Freeman. He is a graduate of Carroll University and did graduate coursework at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golf on the weekends.

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