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

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 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

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!

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Capitol Steps: Take the Money and Run

The Capitol StepsNeed 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

Weidner brings Broadway and more to 2012-13 season

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The Weidner Center has a fantastic line-up for 2012-13, including Broadway musicals, rising stars, family entertainment, and so much more. UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden and Weidner Center General Manager Kate Green presented the 16-show, 18-performance season to more than 120 Weidner stakeholders, ranging from volunteer ushers to donors, community members and UW-Green Bay faculty and staff. See photos and read more

Cabaret Sweepstakes Begins!

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Celebrate the opening of Cabaret by entering the Cabaret Sweepstakes on Facebook. Participants could win free MP3 downloads, an entire MP3 album, and two tickets to Cabaret on Friday, April 20, along with a Cabaret backstage pass. The grand prize includes dinner for four along with four tickets to see the show on Saturday, April 21.

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Care to go ‘backstage’ for Cabaret?

CabaretJoin Director Laura Riddle and Cabaret cast and crew in a post-musical event called “Cabaret Backstage Pass.”

Discover Cabaret from page to stage as Director Laura Riddle presents a behind-the-scenes look at the production of this award-winning musical, in the Fort Howard Hall theater at the Weidner Center immediately following the 7:30 p.m. show on Friday, April 20.

 • Enjoy cabaret singers at the “Kit Kat Club”
• Meet and greet the cast
• German desserts and coffee
• Cash bar available
• Reservations

Reserve your space now. Passes cost $20 and may only be purchased in advance from the University Ticketing Service & Information Center, 920‑465‑2400.

You may purchase your Cabaret tickets at the same time. Reserved seating advance purchase for Cabaret — Adult: $30, $25; Under 18, Senior: $27, $22.