Weidner Center announces Silver Celebration and Vision for the next 25 years

Weidner Center announces Silver Celebration and Vision for the next 25 years

Finger snapping jazz, thought provoking discoveries, toe-tapping musicals, jaw-dropping spectacles, soaring symphonies and Green Bay legends on stage…there is absolutely something for everyone. In honor of the Weidner Center's 25th Anniversary, the 2018 – 2019 line-up features titles, concerts and speakers that are meant to fully meet our mission: to delight, educate, inspire and entertain.

“Twenty-five years is an important milestone. And it is falling during an exciting and energetic time in Green Bay and the surrounding areas. So we asked the question, 'What can the arts and culture add to this energy and momentum?'” remarks Executive and Artistic Director, Kelli Strickland. “Cofrin Family Hall is the only state-of-the-art facility of its kind in our region. So we will celebrate that with song, stories and ideas. But we will do more than that.”

“We don't want to be viewed as an added bonus to the community and university, but as a vital component. I think you'll see more collaborations, titles that are produced specifically for our community, speakers and art that push the conversations of discovery and innovation. Our 25th year is a new chapter of cultural citizenship for the Weidner Center.

“I do not believe that the Weidner Center is just a building. I believe that it is an idea, an incubator, a tool to be used to advocate and champion for creativity and the arts in our community.”

The 25th Anniversary Season launches with a look back to the inaugural event held in Cofrin Family Hall on January 15, 1993. One of the performers that evening was Wayne Lin, an 11 year-old violinist and featured performer of the Youth Orchestra. After completing his bachelor's degree from the Juilliard School and his Master's degree at Yale School of Music, Lin is now the associate and acting Concertmaster of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Lin returns this fall to the Weidner Stage as a soloist in the opening Anniversary Symphony Orchestra Concert Event, September 22.

The season line-up includes:

Wayne Lin: 25th Season Anniversary
Symphony Orchestra Concert

Saturday, September 22, 2018 7:30 p.m.

Sebastian Maniscalco - Stay Hungry Tour

Saturday, September 29, 2018 7:00 p.m.

(Single ticket sales available now)

The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra

Saturday, October 6, 2018 7:30 p.m.

Brown County Civic Music Association present

Raul Prieto, Organist

Friday, October 12 7:30 p.m.

(General Admission Tickets available at bccivicmusic.org)

Late Night Tailgate

Saturday, October 20, 2018 7:30 p.m.

National Geographic Live!
Beauty and the Bizarre with Photographer Anand Varma

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 7:30 p.m.

Aquila Theatre presents Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Friday, October 26, 2018 7:30 p.m.

Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour

Saturday, October 27, 2018 4:30 p.m.

(Single ticket sales available now)

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

Saturday, November 17, 2018 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 18, 2018 2:00 p.m.

The Priests

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 7:30 p.m.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 7:30 p.m.

Holiday Pops

Friday, December 7, 2018 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:30 p.m.

6:30 Concert Series presents

There's No Place Like Swing for the Holidays

The Holiday Music of Ella Fitzgerald

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:30 p.m.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Friday, December 21, 2018 7:00 p.m.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood LIVE! –

King for a Day!
Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:30 p.m.

Doctors in Recital

Saturday, January 19, 2019 7:00 p.m.

The Bad Plus – Jazz Fest 49
Saturday, January 26, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Cirque Mechanics presents
42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels

Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Tim Hawkins

Saturday, February 16, 2019 7:00 p.m.

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia –

The Rainbow Fish
Sunday, February 17, 2019 2:00 p.m.


By Eric Simonson, based on the book When Pride Still Mattered — A Life of Vince Lombardi written by David Maraniss

Directed by Greg Vinkler, Artistic Director of Peninsula Players

Produced by the Weidner Center

February 22 – March 10, 2019

RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles presents Abbey Road

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Currents by Mayumana
Monday, March 25, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Legally Blonde – The Musical

Friday, March 29, 2019 7:30 p.m.

La Santa Cecilia

Saturday, April 6, 2019 7:30 p.m.

National Geographic Live!
Exploring Mars with NASA Engineer Kobie Boykins

Friday, April 12, 2019 7:30 p.m.

The Civic Symphony of Green Bay

Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:00 p.m.

An Evening with David Sedaris

Monday, April 29, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Finding Neverland
Thursday, May 9, 2019 7:30 p.m.

Brown County Civic Music Association presents

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

May 11, 2019 7:30 p.m.

(General Admission Tickets available at bccivicmusic.org)

Weidner Center 2018-2019 Performing Arts Season tickets are currently on sale via subscription through June 19, 2018 at 4 p.m.. 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 June 22, 2018, 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 920-405-1132. Single tickets go on sale to the general public June 22, 2018, at 11am. All ticketing information is available at www.WeidnerCenter.com.

Special show items to note: Tickets for Sebastian Maniscalco – Stay Hungry Tour, Disney Junior Dance Party and Brown County Civic Music Association shows are on sale now. Tickets for the University Music and Theatre Season go on sale in September.

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