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.
We’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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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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!
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