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400 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54914 United States
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Jan. 2018

4 Show Biz Presents Stayin’ Alive

Jan. 20 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

STAYIN’ ALIVE is the largest and most definitive production of its kind, offering big screen video clips, photos and dazzling imagery. They offer to their audiences the songs and sights of a full Bee Gees play list, singing blockbusters such as “Night Fever”, “Jive Talkin’”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “You Should be Dancing”, “Nights on Broadway” and “Stayin’ Alive”. In addition, they perform softer poetic ballads such as “I Started a Joke”, “Massachusetts”, “Fanny be Tender”, “Words”, and “To…

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The King and I

Jan. 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the…

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The King and I

Jan. 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the…

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The King and I

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

Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the…

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The King and I

Jan. 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the…

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The King and I

Jan. 28 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the…

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Feb. 2018

The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra will be joined by legendary composer and trombone player Chris Brubeck.

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Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy have created a new show to bring their fans the next chapter in their musical and personal journey. For the first time on stage, they will feature their children alongside dancers and singers from the traditions of their hometowns of Cape Breton and Lakefield, Ontario. The evening will highlight the unique talents, influences, and stories of the first family of traditional fiddlers through dancing, singing, and world-class music making.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater

Feb. 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for an intimate evening with Grammy® and Tony®-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater. Bridgewater, who recently received an award for her lifetime achievements as a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master, will provide an unforgettable performance of jazz showing just why she has been called a true jazz legend.

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Dee Dee Bridgewater

Feb. 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for an intimate evening with Grammy® and Tony®-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater. Bridgewater, who recently received an award for her lifetime achievements as a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master, will provide an unforgettable performance of jazz showing just why she has been called a true jazz legend.

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Shopkins Live! is finally here. The #1 kids toy in North America is live an on stage in Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! Your beloved Shoppies make their theatrical debut in an original new live show featuring musical performances by Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint, Rainbow Kate, Cocolette Polli Polish and more! The fun and fashionista Shoppies are joined by the Shopkins – the grocery store-themed mini collectable toys – Apple Blossom, Strawberry Kiss, Lippy Lips, Kooky Cookie, Poppy Corn, Slick Breadstick…

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Wildwood Film Festival

Feb. 17 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Wildwood Film Festival returns to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center t. Every year it is a mix, there is truly something for all interests. The films submitted range from to comedy to drama and from music videos to science fiction. All films submitted need to come from current or former Wisconsinites regardless where they currently live and no matter if they are a beginner or now a pro. As all our films thirty minutes or less each showtime…

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An American in Paris

Feb. 22 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season! The New York Times raves,…

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An American in Paris

Feb. 24 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season! The New York Times raves,…

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An American in Paris

Feb. 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award®-winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2015 season! The New York Times raves,…

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Mar. 2018

Bill Engvall

Mar. 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Bill Engvall brings his blue collar comedy to the Fox Cities! Engvall was an established actor and comedian in the 1990s, but became a household name thanks the the Blue Collar Comedy Tours that started in 2000. From ’07 to ’09 he starred in “The Bill Engvall Show” on TBS.

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Les Misérables

Mar. 20 @ 7:30 pm

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Misérables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway. Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit. Featuring the beloved songs “I Dreamed A Dream,” “On My Own,” “Stars,” “Bring Him Home,” “One Day More,” and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the…

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Apr. 2018

Every song is fresh. Every scene is new. Every night is different. It’s all improvised and it’s all funny. The hysterical Broadway’s Next H!T Musical is the only unscripted theatrical awards show. Master improvisers gather made up, hit song suggestions from the audience and create a spontaneous evening of music, humor, and laughter. The audience votes for their favorite song and watches as the cast turns it into a full-blown improvised musical – complete with memorable characters, witty dialogue, and…

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The Illusionists: Live From Broadway

Apr. 6 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Direct from Broadway, the world’s best selling magic show is coming to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center! This mind blowing spectacular showcases the jaw dropping talents of five of the most incredible Illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS™-LIVE FROM BROADWAY™ has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated…

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Studio Y Dance Recital

Apr. 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Watch our local dancers create lifetime memories as they perform for their family and friends!

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Studio Y Dance Recital

Apr. 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Watch our local dancers create lifetime memories as they perform for their family and friends!

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School of Rock

Apr. 24 @ 7:30 pm

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids…

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School of Rock

Apr. 25 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids…

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School of Rock

Apr. 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids…

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School of Rock

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

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids…

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School of Rock

Apr. 28 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids…

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School of Rock

Apr. 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids…

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School of Rock

Apr. 29 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids…

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May. 2018

With a career spanning more than 30 years as a soloist, chamber musician, recording artist and conductor, Joshua Bell returns to the Fox Cities. One of the most celebrated violinists of his era, Bell takes the stage with our very own Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra for an amazing night of music. An exclusive Sony Classical artist, Bell has recorded more than 40 CDs garnering Grammy®, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards and is recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize. Bell…

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Italy’s COMPAGNIA TPO is the world’s foremost pioneer in interactive performance media for all ages and melding astonishing digital imagery with multi- disciplinary performance techniques in the use of music, dance, art, sculpture, digital media, computer technology, lighting and sound. Their vision of accessibility in the arts is unprecedented, simultaneously allowing festivals and venues worldwide their most rewarding audience experiences while redefining them from the inside out. Compagnia TPO’s Farfalle will feature a sensory-friendly performance. Sensory-friendly performances provide a welcoming…

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RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

May. 11 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling…

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RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

May. 12 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling…

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RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

May. 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling…

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Jun. 2018

Julie’s Touch of Silver Dance Studio of Oshkosh is in its 35th year of operation under the direction of Julie Seckar-Anderson. Students of all ages perform each year in the Recital Celebration featuring baton twirling and dance productions, acrobatics, hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet, and more! Two shows will showcase each student’s hard work, and progress! Julie’s Touch of Silver is dedicated to teaching quality dance instruction to students of all ages in a positive and rewarding environment.

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Julie’s Touch of Silver Dance Studio of Oshkosh is in its 35th year of operation under the direction of Julie Seckar-Anderson. Students of all ages perform each year in the Recital Celebration featuring baton twirling and dance productions, acrobatics, hip hop, tap, jazz, ballet, and more! Two shows will showcase each student’s hard work, and progress! Julie’s Touch of Silver is dedicated to teaching quality dance instruction to students of all ages in a positive and rewarding environment.

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Celtic Woman

Jun. 9 @ 11:00 am

The phenomenal Celtic Woman, about to embark on yet another world tour, is this year celebrating 12 years of success, with over 10 million albums and 3 million tickets sold worldwide. One winter’s night in Dublin, Ireland in 2004, an idea was conceived to create a musical ensemble featuring a selection of exceptional classically and traditionally trained Irish female musicians. And so Celtic Woman was born. Celtic Woman is a living legend — they draw you into a culture, and…

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