A (PAW) patrol, a princess and some boys from the Jersey Shore will all grace the Weidner Center for the Performing Art's stage during the 2017-2018 season. And that's just the beginning. The center's 2017-2018 line-up, announced June 21 at the Weidner Center, includes more than 50 performances and sets the stage for a season that rings true to the premiere performing art center's mission.
“The Weidner is a unique venue in Northeast Wisconsin, with a dual mission to enrich our community and the academic experience of students on campus," noted University Provost Gregory Davis at the season announcement. “Our distinction is one we savor. We are constantly looking for ways to blend the educational mission of the University with our commitment to the community. The 2017-2018 Weidner Season does just that in some very exciting ways."
According to Weidner Center Programming Manager Stephanie Maufort, the robust 2017-2018 performance calendar demonstrates the Weidner's enduring commitment to bringing sought-after national performing artists to the area with a promise to grow the musicians, actors and set designers of tomorrow. “In this prequel year to our 25th anniversary, we're focusing on our roots with a renewed focus on bringing together community, university and beyond." The season line-up includes:
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live!
Sunday, August 6, 2017, 7 p.m.
(Single ticket sales available now)
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Friday, October 13, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig's Surprise!
Friday, November 10, 2017, 6 p.m.
(Single ticket sales available now)
Friday, December 8, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Doctors in Recital
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 7 p.m.
Friday, January 26, 2018, 7 p.m.
Jazz Fest 48
Starring Janet Planet and the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 7 p.m.
PAW Patrol Live!
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Sunday, February 18, 2018, 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Riverdance 20 Years
Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
The A Cappella Musical
Sunday, February 25, 2018, 3 p.m.
Brian Henson presents: Puppet Up: Uncensored
Friday, March 9, 2018 , 7:30 p.m.
Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
UW-Green Bay Music and The Civic Symphony of Green Bay present Verdi's Requiem
Sunday, April 15, 2018, 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 22, 2018 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Weidner Center 2017-2018 Performing Arts Season tickets are currently on sale via subscription through July 16, 2017. 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 reflect discounted prices. Orders of less than three events will be processed at full price on July 20 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 Ticket Star at 920-405-1249. Single tickets go on sale to the general public July 20, 2017, at 11am. All ticketing information is available at www.WeidnerCenter.com.
Special show items to note: Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live! and Peppa Pig Live! are on sale now. Weidner Center Subscribers will receive special presale access for PAW Patrol Live! before single tickets go on sale in September. Tickets for the University Music and Theatre Season go on sale in September.