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Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

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

Upcoming Events

Dec. 2019

The Phantom of the Opera

Dec. 4 @ 7:30 pm - Dec. 15 @ 7:30 pm

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make a triumphant return to the Fox Cities as part of its North American Tour. This production, which retains the beloved story and thrilling score, boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography and has been hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before.” Please visit for performance times.

Jan. 2020

Rave On! The Buddy Holly Experience

Jan. 23, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Experience the thrills of a Buddy Holly concert, re-imagined by artist Billy McGuigan who has received national acclaim for his portal of the beloved performer. Featuring hits like “Peggy Sue”, “Everyday”, “It’s So Easy”, and of course, “Rave On”, the show not only celebrates Buddy Holly but also the birth of an era, paying homage to fellow rockets like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry and more.


Blue Man Group

Jan. 24, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - Jan. 26, 2020 @ 7:30 pm

Blue Man Group will rock your world, blow your mind, and unleash your spirit. Leave your expectations at the door and let three bald and blue men take you on a spectacular journey bursting with music, laughter and surprises. 35 million people of all ages, languages and cultures know what Blue Man Group is really about. Now it’s your turn. Please visit for performance times.

Feb. 2020

Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert

Feb. 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra will be joined by newVoices.


Russian National Ballet’s cinderella

Feb. 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Russian National Ballet has been presenting timeless ballet performances for over 20 years and now they bring the beauty of Cinderella to the Fox Cities P.A.C. With stunning choreography and a moving score, the shoe fits just right in this classic fairy tale.


Miss Saigon

Feb. 18, 2020 - Feb. 23, 2020

Experience the acclaimed new production of the legendary musical Miss Saigon. This is the epic story of a young Vietnamese woman named Kim. In a bar run by a notorious character called The Engineer, Kim meets an American G.I. just before the fall of Saigon. That encounter will change their lives forever. This is a theatrical event you will never forget. Ages 12+. Please visit for performance dates and times.

Mar. 2020

Tap Pack

Mar. 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Inspired by the Rat Pack era, get ready for a high-energy tap show. Complete with live swing music, tap dance and witty banter The Tap Pack brings a new, invigorating energy to a timeless style – old school cool from the new Kings of Swing.


The Irish Tenors have been the acknowledged Celtic music kings since they burst upon the scene during a 1998 PBS special. With 10 bestselling CDs to their credit, The Irish Tenors rekindled the love of all things Irish in America and opened the door for countless Irish music groups to hit the United States.


Jon Reep

Mar. 20, 2020 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Get ready to laugh! Jon Reep is often recognized as the winner of “Last Comic Standing”, from Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend”, “Comedy Central Presents: Jon Reep”, and from his appearances in “Pit Stop Comedy, “Late Friday”, “Rodney”. He has also been seen in Dodge’s popular ad campaign as the “Hemi Guy”. Now hear him live in the intimate Kimberly-Clark Theater as you laugh and ask “That thing gotta Hemi?” Ages 13+


Jimmy Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville

Mar. 24, 2020 - Mar. 29, 2020

Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all—and stay to find something they never expected. Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforgettable songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and Entertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you. Please visit for performance dates and times.

Apr. 2020

Monkey BAA Theatre Company’s Diary of a Wombat

Apr. 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The multi award-winning picture book by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley, comes to life in a delightful, relaxed and sensory-friendly, nonverbal performance for all ages. Mothball, the naughtiest wombat in Australia is bored with her daily routine and goes in search of shelter and food, creating chaos in the lives of humans around her. Between a packed schedule of scratching, sleeping and eating, Mothball discovers that with a bit of persistence, humans are quite easily trained. This is a relaxed,…


Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll

Apr. 23, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

With a cast consisting of both stars from Broadway’s greatest rock musicals, as well as incredible Rock & Roll singers, Neil Berg shares the often unknown stories from the fifty-year history of the music that changed the world forever. Journey from the 40s through the 80s through fascinating stories and groundbreaking music, with tributes to some of the most famous rock artists of all time.


Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra Grand Finale

Apr. 25, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra featuring Concertmaster Yuliya Smead and Principal Horn Bruce Atwell.

May. 2020

Enjoy an evening of live entertainment by one of the greatest songwriters and composers of our time as Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Steve Dorff performs many of his best-loved hits and shares the fascinating story behind them. With a career spanning five decades and songs recorded by more than 400 artists such as Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, George Strait, Willie Nelson, and Kenny Rogers, you are sure to recognize his iconic hits. Cabaret seating. Main floor table…

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