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    WEIDNER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS | 2015-2016 SEASON GUIDE

    WEIDNER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-GREEN BAY 2420 NICOLET DRIVE, GREEN BAY, WI 54311-7001

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  • WELCOME TO THE 2015 - 2016

    PERFORMING ARTS Dear Friends,

    Welcome to the 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

    This season expands upon the Weidner’s success as a preeminent destination for the best of Broadway, family fare and comedy. The musical menu includes ‘Midtown,’

    Motown, Mannheim Steamroller and more. From Dracula to Celtic Woman, from Green Bay’s own Doctors in Recital to the

    Peking Acrobats, it is a varied, crowd-pleasing lineup.

    At UW-Green Bay, we are deeply proud of the Weidner Center’s ability to extend the University’s educational mission and place the transformative power of live performance within easy reach of every corner of this region. There can be no real understanding of the human experience without deep and abiding appreciation for art, music and theatre. In elevating the arts, we elevate our own capacity for innovation,

    creativity and problem solving.

    We are excited to present this attractive, entertainment- and education-rich season, and we look forward to seeing you at the Weidner Center throughout

    the coming year.

    Enjoy!

    Gary L. Miller, Chancellor University of Wisconsin-

    Green Bay

    October 2015 9 Fri Whose Live Anyway?

    10 Sat Home Free

    14 Wed Celtic Woman

    20 Tue Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

    25 Sun Ronnie Milsap

    27 Tue The Midtown Men

    November 2015 6 Fri Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk

    19-20 Thu-Fri It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

    21 Sat The Princess Bride with Cary Elwes

    28 Sat Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

    December 2015 11-12 Fri-Sat Holiday Pops

    January 2016 16 Sat Doctors in Recital

    22 Fri Vocalosity

    30 Sat Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny

    February 2016 2 Tue L.A. Theatre Works – Bram Stoker’s Dracula

    12 Fri Celtic Nights – Spirit of Freedom

    18 Thu The Peking Acrobats

    25 Thu Once

    27 Sat PostSecret: The Show

    March 2016 17 Thu Dancing In The Streets

    April 2016 8 Fri Wild Kratts Live!

    12 Tue Mnozil Brass

    May 2016 1 Sun RAIN – A Tribute to The Beatles

    12 Thu Joe Bonamassa

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  • JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 7:30 One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son.

    Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, this new production is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his eleven brothers and the coat of many colors. The magical musical is full of unforgettable songs, including “Go Go Go Joseph,” “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.” Book your tickets and be part of the magic!

    ONCE Thursday, February 25, 2016, 7:30

    Winner of eight 2012 Tony® Awards including BEST MUSICAL, ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights… but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams and the power of music to connect us all.

    RAIN A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

    Sunday, May 1, 2016, 7:30

    RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES is a live multi-media spectacular that takes you on a musical journey through the life and times of the world’s most celebrated band. Going further than before, this new RAIN adds even more hits that you know and love from the vast anthology of Beatles classics such as “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Hard Day’s Night,” “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” “Let It Be,” “Come Together” and “Hey Jude.”

    This stunning concert event takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to The Beatles. Don’t miss the Broadway smash that’s taking the world by storm…RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES.

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  • WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? Friday, October 9, 2015, 7:30 They’re back with a brand new show! Join “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” stars Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and special guest Joel Murray from the TV show “Mad Men” for Whose Live Anyway?.

    It’s 90 minutes of hilarious improv comedy and song made up before your eyes and based entirely on your suggestions. Bring your ideas and you might be asked to join the cast onstage to participate in a scene.

    See your favorite games from the Emmy® Nominated hit TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” plus

    many new ones. It’s a night of comedy that will leave you laughing for many days after. Whose Live Anyway? is “feel-good comedy.”

    RONNIE MILSAP Sunday, October 25, 2015, 3:00 With 40 #1 hits, six Grammy® Awards and a dozen CMA Awards including Entertainer of the Year and four turns at Male Vocalist of the Year, Ronnie Milsap is a true legend. In the early ’60s he worked as a session musician in Memphis and can be heard playing the piano on Elvis’s “Kentucky Rain” and singing back-up on “Don’t Cry Daddy.” When Ronnie decided to move to Nashville, he took it by storm. Starting with his first hit “Pure Love,” he started a

    remarkable run where he didn’t leave the Top Ten for 15 straight years. During that time, he had a number of pop crossover smashes, beginning with “It Was Almost Like a Song,” “Smokey Mountain Rain,” “No Gettin’ Over Me,” and “Any Day Now.” Ronnie Milsap has been a consistent chart topper and true icon in the industry. A Ronnie Milsap show is a true event!

    THE PRINCESS BRIDE: AN INCONCEIVABLE EVENING WITH CARY ELWES Saturday, November 21, 2015, 7:30

    In this highly-anticipated event, fans of The Princess Bride will join the heroic Westley (actor Cary Elwes) in a behind-the-scenes look at life on and off the set of the classic film. After a screening of the iconic film, Elwes will engage in a moderated discussion on classic scenes, revealing never before shared secrets and tales of inconceivable antics!

    Don’t be a Humperdinck, make haste to see The Princess Bride: An Inconceivable Evening with Cary Elwes for a night you will always “tweasure.”

    JOE BONAMASSA Thursday, May 12, 2016, 7:30 As Joe Bonamassa approaches his 25th year as a professional musician, he continues to blaze a remarkably versatile artistic trail, and amass an authentic, innovative and soulful body of work.

    Bonamassa’s career began onstage when he was only 12 years old, opening for B.B. King in 1989. Today, he is hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, and is an ever- evolving singer-songwriter who has released 16 solo albums in the last 14 years, all on his own label, J&R Adventures. Bonamassa’s

    tour schedule consistently hovers at around 100 shows worldwide each year, and a heaping handful of markedly diverse side projects keep him thinking outside the box and flexing every musical muscle he’s got.

    This special event is not yet on sale, but Weidner Center Subscribers will receive

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