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Modjeska Theater

Modjeska Theater

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin with approximately 600,000 residents. It is located on the southwest shore of Lake Michigan.

French missionaries and fur traders were the first Europeans to pass through the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area. In 181, the French-Canadian explorer named Solomon Juneau settled in the area. In 1846, Juneau’s town combined with two neighboring towns to incorporate the City of Milwaukee.

Modjeska Theater Information:

The first version of Milwaukee’s Modjeska Theater was built in 1910. It was a brick building with room for approximately 840 guests.

In 1924, Saxe Theaters bought and demolished the first theater building and reconstructed a building that could seat 2,000.

The Modjeska Theater was named after Madame Helena Modjeska, a Polish-born actress who died in 1909.

Today, the Modjeska Theater is home to the Modjeska Theater Youth Company.

Ghosts and the Paranormal at Modjeska Theater in Milwaukee, Wisconsin:

Strange balls of light have been observed by people at the Modjeska Theater as well as a ghostly white lady and the apparition of a man who appears regularly on the balcony at the theater. Figures are commonly observed out of the corners of one’s eyes.


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