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Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

400 W. College Ave. , Appleton, WI 54911 United States

Upcoming Events

Mar. 2017

The Slocan Ramblers

Mar. 31 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Slocan Ramblers are Canada’s young bluegrass band to watch. Rooted in the tradition, fearlessly creative and possessing a bold, dynamic sound, the Slocan Ramblers have quickly become a leading light of Canada’s roots music scene, built on their reputation for memorable, energetic live shows and impeccable musicianship.

Apr. 2017

Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In A Play!

Apr. 8 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

Elephant Gerald is an elephant: lumbering, formally attired, prone to melancholy. Piggie is (what else!) a piggie: perky, smiley, full of fun. Total opposites? No way! In Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie are best friends! And in We Are in a Play!, a brand-new vaudevillian romp of a musical, Elephant Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense–facing fundamental questions like, what do you wear to…


Finding Neverland

Apr. 17 - Apr. 22

Finding Neverland is Broadway’s biggest new hit and the winner of’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical! This breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart” (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, “it’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the…


Driving Miss Daisy

Apr. 27 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Neil Simon Festival presentation of this long-running Off-Broadway success and Academy Award-winning film, produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service Inc., brings together two beloved television actors in this classic theatrical performance. Driving Miss Daisy features Charlene Tilton (Dallas) and Clarence Gilyard (Walker, Texas Ranger, Matlock) in a warm-hearted, humorous and affecting study of the unlikely relationship between an aging, crotchety white Southern lady and a proud, soft-spoken black man.

May. 2017

We end our season in celebration of the Symphony’s 50th anniversary season by bring this expansive choral/orchestral masterpiece to life. The work is both thrilling and haunting, as it marries energy and warmth of the music with text taken from Walt Whitman’s poems entitled Leaves of Grass. We hope you join us for this thrilling tale of the sea, a metaphor for life’s journey. Tickets range from $29 to $55 and are available through the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.


Mamma Mia!

May. 12 - May. 14

Mamma Mia! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole…


Tony Bennett

May. 27 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

With worldwide record sales in the millions and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony Bennett is a musician who touches the hearts and souls of audiences with his legendary vocals and charming stage presence. His long list of achievements spanning over 60 years includes nineteen Grammy Awards and the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, making this artist a true international treasure. His signature tunes, such as “Steppin’ Out With My Baby” and “I Left My Heart In…



May. 30 - Jun. 4

BEAUTIFUL – The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs…

Aug. 2017


Aug. 30 @ 7:30 pm - Sep. 10 @ 7:30 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until September 10, 2017

WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz, but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another girl, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” With a thrilling score that includes the hits “Defying Gravity,” “Popular” and…

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