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Weidner Center Season Announced

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

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For fans of Broadway shows, comedy, music icons and legends, family entertainment, celebrities and so much more the 2014/15 season will not disappoint.

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, located on the campus of UW – Green Bay, announced its new season June 25 during a special event for patrons, friends and the campus community.  

“Last year’s expanded lineup of offerings included more of the vibrant, diverse programming our audiences want, and this season offers even more with 27 titles,” said Weidner Center Executive Director Kate Green.  “Thanks to the input from our patrons and community members, we’ve developed another fantastic season of shows that we’re excited to share.”

A sampling of the 2014/2015 lineup includes:

  • Dancing Pros: Live, Thursday, November 13
  • The Magic of Bill Blagg Live!, Saturday, November 29
  • Sister Act, Monday, December 15
  • Jim Brickman On A Winter’s Night, Saturday, December 27
  • I Love Lucy – Live on Stage, Thursday, January 15
  • STOMP, January 27 – 28
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites, Saturday, January 31, 2015
  • Moscow City Ballet’s Swan Lake, Sunday, March 22
  • The Best of The Second City, Thursday, April 16
  • Say Goodnight Gracie, Saturday, May 16

For more information including the full season lineup and ticketing info, please visit www.WeidnerCenter.com.

Tickets are currently on sale via subscription. Patrons need simply to select three or more of the Performing Arts Season events listed above to qualify as a subscriber, buy before the general public, get the best seats and save up to 10 percent on their purchase. Subscription order forms reflect discounted prices. Orders of less than three events will be processed at full price August 1 when single tickets go on sale to the general public.

Two Special Offers to Alumni from the Weidner Center

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Bear-HuntWe’re Going on a Bear Hunt — Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 11 a.m.

Special offer for UW-Green Bay Alumni: Buy one child ticket; get one adult ticket for half price. Use the special promo code “HUNT.”

Michael Rosen’s award-winning book, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is brought vividly and noisily to the stage. Join the intrepid adventurers on their quest to find a bear, as they wade through the gigantic swishy swashy-grass, the splashy-splashy river and the thick oozy-squelchy mud! Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes, and plenty of hands-on adventure – plus a few special surprises!

 


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The Reduced Shakespeare Company – The Complete World of Sports (abridged) ‑Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Special offer for UW-Green Bay Alumni: Buy one ticket and bring a guest for half price. Use the special promo code “COMEDY.”

From the earliest cavemen playing “Neanderthal in the Middle” to your own kid’s soccer practice, the entire history of athletic competition will be regurgitated in a Tour de France of physical theater, at a level of sophistication and pathos that only the Reduced Shakespeare Company can muster. It’ll be a marathon of madness and mayhem.

Tickets are available at WeidnerCenter.com, by visiting Ticket Star at the Resch Center or University Ticketing Services in the University Union. Not valid on previously purchased tickets, processing fees may apply. 

Start the New Year With a Visit to the Weidner

Friday, December 13th, 2013


Still not in the mood for the holiday? A Weidner event will likely get you there. Holiday Pops, Mannheim Steamroller, the Oak Ridge Boys, and more. Looking for a laugh to begin the New Year? Frank Caliendo will certainly deliver with an 8 p.m. Friday, January 24 performance. Music, theatre, Broadway offerings and more — there’s something for everyone at the Weidner Center.

What’s next at the Weidner?

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

With the holidays right around the corner, look to the Weidner Center for some great holiday performances.  The Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, Mannheim Steamroller and Oak Ridge Boys perform before Christmas.  For more information on upcoming shows, visit the Weidner Center.

The Weidner Center Announces New Season!

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Classic Broadway shows, entertaining comedy and eclectic music and dance are among the highlights of the 2013-14 Performing Arts Season lineup at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.  Here’s a couple of upcoming shows you don’t want to miss. To check out the entire season, visit the Weidner Center.

September 12

When it comes to dishing Hollywood gossip and celebrity blunders, Kathy Griffin is outrageously wild! This two-time Emmy® winner, NY Times best-selling author, five-time Grammy® nominee, and Broadway darling has fans laughing out loud as she shares candid observations about everyday life, her dating experiences, and embellished celebrity tales. Adult content – mature audiences only.



October 11

This sensational production reunites Four Stars from the Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys. Tony® Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and Tony® Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, star in this one-of-a-kind concert experience celebrating the music that defined the ’60s.



October 21 – 23

Experience the Phenomenon. BLUE MAN GROUP is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. The New York Times heralds the show as “One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged.” E! Entertainment News exclaims, “BLUE MAN GROUP is what every live performance aspires to be.” The Baltimore Sun raves, “Blue Man Group packs a wallop. It’s a big, loud, funny, silly, visually arresting production!”

 

Summer is Busy at the Weidner Center

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

School may be out for the summer but the Weidner Center is busy with lots of summer shows. Check out all there is to enjoy at the Weidner Center!

Ethan Bortnik Live – July 11
Jim Gaffigan – July 27
Kathy Griffin – Sept 12

For more information visit the Weidner Center.

‘Countdown to Commencement’ Sweepstakes

Monday, May 6th, 2013

Countdown to Commencement Sweepstakes May 6-16, 2013

Enter for your chance to win!

Soon almost 900 sensational UW-Green Bay students will join the ranks of awesome UW-Green Bay alumni. In celebration, the Alumni Association is sponsoring a “Countdown to Commencement” sweepstakes. All UWGB students or alumni who like the UWGB alumni facebook page — facebook.com/uwgbalums — are eligible to win a “360° of Pride” t-shirt and an “Alumni Pride” prize package.

Everyday, beginning May 6, 2013 and ending May 16, 2013, one lucky winner will receive a “360° of Pride” t-shirt with a grand prize package winner revealed on Friday, May 17. The package includes two tickets to comedian Jim Gaffigan at the Weidner Center this summer, tickets for four to a Phoenix men’s or women’s basketball game of your choice next season, two rounds of golf, lunch for two and a riding cart at the Shorewood Golf Course, apparel from the Phoenix Bookstore and a little alumni swag from your Alumni Association. Join in on the fun and stay connected to YOUR U!

Enter for your chance to win!

Comedian Gaffigan to bring ‘White Bread Tour’ to Weidner Center – July 27

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Jim Gaffigan: The White Bread Tour will perform live at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 27. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, April 26 through Ticket Star at 1-800-895-0071 or online at www.WeidnerCenter.com. Gaffigan has proven himself a major talent beloved to a wide range of audiences, achieving accolades and awards for his stand-up comedy, acting and writing. His clever, quiet style has made him one of the top five most successful touring comedians in the country today and his CDs and DVDs have reached platinum sales. Gaffigan has had an unprecedented number of appearances on late night’s “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “Conan.” His writing and voice work on the animated series “Pale Force” for Conan led to nominations for both a Broadband Emmy and a Webby Award.  For more information, click here.

Upcoming at the Weidner Center

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Sun, Jan 13, 3pm and 7:30pm, Shrek The Musical

Shrek the MusicalShrek the Musical tells the story of a swamp-dwelling ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his land. Joined by a wise-cracking donkey, this unlikely hero fights a fearsome dragon, rescues a feisty princess and learns that real friendship and true love aren’t only found in fairy tales.

Shrek the Musical, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage.

Fri, Jan 18, 7:30pm, A Chorus Line

A Chorus LineIn an empty theatre, on a bare stage, casting for a new Broadway musical is almost complete. For 17 dancers, this audition is the chance of a lifetime. It’s what they’ve worked for – with every drop of sweat, every hour of training, every day of their lives. It’s the one opportunity to do what they’ve always dreamed – to have the chance to dance. This is A Chorus Line, the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine Tony Awards®, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, the singular sensation returns for an all new tour. Come meet the new generation of Broadway’s best!

Fri, Jan 25, 8pm, Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man Group

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Two Man GroupColin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy® nominated “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy.

Using their quick wit, Colin and Brad take contributions from the audience to create hilarious and original scenes…. just like a live version of ‘Whose Line’! Throughout the evening, the show becomes truly interactive as audience members are called to the stage to participate in the fun. Their high-profile presentations have played to sold-out venues all over the country. Don’t miss the most exciting comedy event of the year!

See a complete events listing at www.WeidnerCenter.com