May 15, 2019
The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts revealed the 2019-2020 Performing Arts Season on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. during a special event for patrons, press and the campus community. This season the Weidner Center celebrates a theme of “Connection.”
“This season features artist and titles that we know and love, as well as artists that connect us to the world beyond us. I hope that audiences will partake of both opportunities,” states Executive and Artistic Director Kelli Strickland. “The tunes of Patsy Cline, Carole King and Duke Ellington are comfortable and assuring like a warm blanket. It is equally powerful to enjoy and appreciate artists that shed light on something different from our experiences, like DeLanna Studi, the Q Brothers or the dancers of Nayarit.”
The establishment of the Weidner Philharmonic at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, builds upon the success of the Weidner Center’s 25th Anniversary Concert and fulfills the promise of Cofrin Family Hall’s celebrated acoustics. The orchestra will showcase the talented UW-Green Bay music faculty and their accomplished musician colleagues who work, play and live in the region.
The Weidner Center connection continues this season by moving audiences closer to artists with immersive onstage experiences. In two unique events, the Speakeasy On Stage and (M)iyamoto is Black Enough (MiBE), the Cofrin Family Hall stage will be transformed with audiences seated onstage with the artists. With big band music, bartenders mix up old fashioneds and the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra leads the hepcats to the dance floor – patrons will be a part of the transformation to the Speakeasy On Stage. Fresh from the Kennedy Center, (M)iyamoto is Black Enough (MiBE) will embed the audience on stage in a club atmosphere for this spoken word with original musical composition collaboration. MiBE will be part of a season-long Word Festival celebrating hip hop theatre, spoken word and storytelling. The Weidner Center is proud to continue connecting with artists by producing again this season, this time with co-producers Theo Ubique, for a three week run of Always…Patsy Cline in the intimate Fort Howard space.
This year we continue to build upon the popular UW-Green Bay Music “6:30 Concert Series” and introduce a new connection with the UW-Green Bay Theatre faculty for the “Think Theatre” series. These series are designed to connect the campus the community and will showcase the talents of our faculty and their collaborators.
Through our ongoing Creative Green Bay series, the Weidner Center is proud to present the best of our community’s many performing arts organizations. We welcome to the Weidner stage perennial favorites, the Allouez Village Band, Doctors in Recital, the Dudley Birder Chorale, Birder Studio of Performing Arts and Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organization. We are especially excited about our growing partnership with the Brown County Civic Music Association, celebrating their 92nd year of presenting professional artists of national and international acclaim.
Weidner Center 2019-2020 Performing Arts Season tickets are currently on sale via subscription. To become a Weidner subscriber, simply select three or more Weidner Center events. Subscribers have the opportunity to buy tickets before the general public, get the best seats and save up to 10 percent on their purchase. Subscription order forms, downloadable from www.WeidnerCenter.com, reflect discounted prices. Orders of less than three events will be processed at full price on June 14, 2019, when single tickets go on sale to the general public. You can place your subscription order online at WeidnerCenter.com, by calling 800-895-0071 or in person at all Ticket Star locations. Groups of 10 or more can order now by calling Kelly at Ticket Star at 920-405-1135. Single tickets go on sale to the general public June 14, 2019, at 11a.m. All ticketing information is available at www.WeidnerCenter.com.
Special show items to note: Tickets for Paw Patrol Live: The Great Pirate Adventure are on sale now. Tickets for Joe Bonamassa will go on sale in July. Tickets for the University Music and Theatre Season go on sale in September.
2019-2020 Performing Arts Season lineup
6 Ballet Folklórico – University of Nayarit
28 Weidner Philharmonic: The New World Symphony for a New Symphony
12 Brown County Civic Music Association – Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
25 Russian Ballet Theatre presents Swan Lake
9-10 PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
14-16 And So We Walked: An Artist’s Journey on the Trail of Tears
21 Cirque Dreams Holidaze
12 Swing for the Holidays: Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite
16 Allouez Village Band
20-21 Holiday Pops
18 Doctors in Recital
25 Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
14 The Q Brothers present Othello: The Remix
20 (M)iyamoto is Black Enough
22 Weidner Philharmonic: Casablanca – An American Classic with Live Orchestration
12 Joe Bonamassa
27 Broadway Princess Party
28 Speakeasy on Stage
6 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
7 Brown County Civic Music Association presents the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
8-24 Always…Patsy Cline
UW-Green Bay Music Season
11-13 American International Czech and Slovak Voice Competition
15 Wind Ensemble/Orchestra & Symphonic Band
18 Concert Choir & University Singers
25 Jazz Ensembles*
3 Chamber Ensembles
4 Concert Choir & University Singers
6 Wind Ensemble/Orchestra & Symphonic Band
25 Jazz Fest 50 with special guest Squirrel Nut Zippers and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
8 Annual Honors Recital
28 Wind Ensemble/Orchestra and Symphonic Band
6 Concert Choir & University Singer
12 Jazz Ensembles*
18 Opera Workshop
23 Wind Ensemble/Orchestra and Symphonic Band
24 Concert Choir & University Singers
30 Jazz Ensembles
6 Chamber Ensembles
*Event held in University Theatre in the UW-Green Bay Theatre Hall building.
UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance Season
17-19, 23-26 Mary Jane
21-23 The Rocky Horror Show
27-29 This Random World, The Myth of Serendipity
4-7 This Random World, The Myth of Serendipity
24, 25, 30 A Doll’s House, Part 2
6:30 Concert Series and Think Theatre Events
12 Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar*
16 Pro Arte String Quartet
28 Michael Rector Piano Recital
29 The Children by Lucy Kirkwood*
11 Words and Music: A Program of Monologues*
29 a very small consortium
10 Future/Primitive: Percussion and Technology – Bill Salak percussion
29 Pierrot Lunaire
*A Think Theatre Series
All take place in Fort Howard Hall
About the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. The Weidner Center is home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance programs, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series — Stage Doors. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, call 920-465-2726 or 800-895-0071, or follow ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.