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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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.
Shrek 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.
In 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!
Colin 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
Need a break from the political rhetoric and ad monotony? Enjoy a humorous perspective of it all at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 22 when “The Capitol Steps: Take the Money and Run for President” performs its national tour at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. More about this hit comedy at www.weidnercenter.com/events/the-capitol-steps/
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Well, come to the PRICE IS RIGHT, LIVE!™ at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 10.
To purchase tickets and check out other upcoming events, visit www.weidnercenter.com/events/.