2015-2016 Performing Arts Season Announced

FOR RELEASE:
June 24, 2015

(Green Bay, WI) – The 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season extends the recent success of the Weidner Center as a destination venue for the best of Broadway, music, legendary acts, comedy, family entertainment and so much more. UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, announced its new season June 24 during a special event for patrons, friends and the campus community.

The season starts on Friday, October 9 with Whose Live Anyway? with an all new show.  Highlights of the season include the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and eight-time Tony® Award-Winner Once. “The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable evening with Cary Elwes” is a highly anticipated event during which actor Cary Elwes will bring a behind-the-scenes look of the classic film.  A wide assortment of musical acts from the legendary Ronnie Milsap, to popular country group Home Free, to the aca-perfect concert experience of Vocalosity, and with music from the sixties – The Midtown Men.

The crowd-pleasing variety of this season is sure to include something to excite patrons of all types.  Enter the world of Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk, a Steampunk-inspired place where cycling is an escape.  L.A.Theatre Works brings the live radio theatre experience to Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Celtic Nights celebrates 100 years of Irish independence, and The Peking Acrobats redefine audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics for their 30th year.  Families will want to mark their calendars for Wild Kratts Live! and Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny.

“The variety of genres offered this season, including theatrical performances, comedy, concerts, musicals, and more, engages a wide scope of talents and interests,” said Weidner Center Executive Director Kate Green.  “Thanks to the continued input from our patrons and members of the community, we’ve developed another fantastic season of performances that we’re delighted to share.”

The 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season is as follows:

  • Whose Live Anyway?
    Friday, October 9, 7:30pm
  • Home Free
    Saturday, October 10, 7:30pm
  • Celtic Woman
    Wednesday, October 14, 7:00pm
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    Tuesday, October 20, 7:30pm
  • Ronnie Milsap
    Sunday, October 25, 3:00pm
  • The Midtown Men
    Tuesday, October 27, 7:30pm
  • Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk
    Friday, November 6, 7:30pm
  • It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
    Thursday, November 19, 7:30pm & Friday, November 20, 7:30pm
  • The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening With Cary Elwes
    Saturday, November 21, 7:30pm
  • Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis
    Saturday, November 28, 7:30pm
  • Holiday Pops
    Friday, December 11, 7:30pm & Saturday, December 12, 2:30pm
  • Doctors in Recital
    Saturday, January 16, 7:00pm
  • Vocalosity
    Friday, January 22, 7:30pm
  • Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny
    Saturday, January 30, 11:00am
  • L.A. Theatre Works – Bram Stoker’s Dracula
    Tuesday, February 2, 7:30pm
  • Celtic Nights – Spirit of Freedom – Celebrating 100 Years
    Friday, February 12, 7:30pm
  • The Peking Acrobats – 30th Anniversary Tour
    Thursday, February 18, 7:30pm
  • ONCE
    Thursday, February 25, 7:30pm
  • PostSecret: The Show
    Saturday, February 27, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
  • Dancing in the Streets
    Thursday, March 17, 7:30pm
  • Wild Kratts Live!
    Friday, April 8, 7:00pm
  • Mnozil Brass
    Tuesday, April 12, 7:30pm
  • RAIN – A Tribute to The Beatles
    Sunday, May 1, 7:30pm
  • Joe Bonamassa
    Thursday, May 12, 7:30pm

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 on August 14 when single tickets go on sale to the general public.

Special dates to note: Single tickets to Celtic Woman will be available on July 1 at 11 am, single ticket orders for Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis will be available July 24 at 11 am, and Joe Bonamassa will have a special on sale date later this fall.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year, and the Weidner Center joins the year-long campus celebration!  Make plans for three nights out with family and friends.   For only $50, you receive a ticket to these fantastic national and international touring performances: Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk, L.A. Theatre Works Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Mnozil Brass. Ticketing information for this offer will be online at WeidnerCenter.com and by calling Ticket Star at 800-895-0071.  More information about how UW-Green Bay is celebrating its 50th Anniversary available at 50.UWGB.edu.