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Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

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

Upcoming Events

Oct. 2018

Something Rotten

Oct. 23 @ 7:30 pm - Oct. 28 @ 10:30 pm

BROADWAY’S NEW HIT COMEDY Something Rotten! is “an explosion of musical joy!” (NPR). Set in 1595, this hilarious smash tells the story of two brothers who set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! It’s “The Producers + Spamalot + The Book of Mormon. Squared!” (New York Magazine). Ages 8+. • First opened on Broadway on April 22, 2015, running for 742 performances • Nominated for 10 Tony Awards® including a win in the Best Featured Actor category •…


Nitelite Presents: Straight No Chaser

Oct. 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

If the phrase “male acappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to…

Nov. 2018

Wild Kratts – Live!

Nov. 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Wild Kratts – Live! is back with an all-new show. Martin and Chris Kratt, stars of the Emmy-nominated PBS Kids television series Wild Kratts, go “Off to the Creature Rescue!” once again. Join them as they engage the audience in a classic Wild Kratts adventure.

Dec. 2018

98° is hot. In five short years — from 1997 to 2002 — they have sold a staggering 10 million records, scored a chart-topping single, “Thank God I Found You,” with Mariah Carey and Joe, and collaborated with their collective idol, Stevie Wonder, and  “True to Your Heart,” for the 1998 animated Disney film, Mulan. Their four-million-selling album, 98° and Rising (1998, Motown), spawned the top-5 favorites “Because of You,” “I Do,” and “The Hardest Thing,” while 2000’s Revelation (Universal…

Jan. 2019


Jan. 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - Jan. 13, 2020 @ 10:30 pm

A JOURNEY FOR THE FAMILY! Inspired by the beloved films, this romantic and adventure-filled new musical is at home in the Fox Cities! This dazzling show will transport you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as a brave young woman sets out on a journey to discover the mystery of her past. • Features hit songs from the movie such as “Once Upon a December” and “Journey to the Past” along…


Kathy Mattea

Jan. 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Grammy Award-winning singer Kathy Mattea and her band present a unique blend of bluegrass, gospel and Celtic influences that have earned her multiple CMA, ACM and Grammy Awards. A genuine storyteller, Kathy’s latest album celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia and expands the vocabulary of acoustic roots music. Kathy’s show includes beloved classics such as “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses,” “Where’ve You Been?” and many other hits, plus a handful of more eclectic and often requested…


Lucas Bohn’s Lesson Plans to Late Night

Jan. 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Lucas Bohn brings his hilarious perspective on his transition from elementary school teacher to national touring comedian. This performance features stand-up comedy and images that are sure to delight anyone who has kids, has worked with kids or just enjoys humor.

Mar. 2019

Asere! featuring the Havana Cuba All-Stars

Mar. 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

A Fiesta Cubana featuring musicians and dancers of the Havana Cuba All-Stars! Back by popular demand, this high-energy group is a joyous celebration of Cuban music and dance styles. The Havana Cuba All-Stars are some of Cuba’s greatest musicians and dancers. With rhythms and melodies from the cha cha to the rumba, from “Son Cubano” style to the salsa, they will showcase a variety of Cuban beats.

Apr. 2019

Come From Away

Apr. 2, 2019 - Apr. 7, 2019

A NEW MUSICAL. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. • Nominated for 7 Tony Awards®, including a win for Christopher Ashley in the Best Direction of a Musical category • Won the 2017 Outer Critics…


All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] is an irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays. Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories and tragedies in one wild and memorable ride that leaves audiences breathless and helpless with laughter. In the spirit of Shakespeare himself, RSC shows contain some occasional bawdy language and mild innuendo. All children (and adults) are different, so…


B – The Underwater Bubble Show

Apr. 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the inhabitants of Bubblelandia on an adventure in a beautiful underwater world where fantasy becomes reality. Surrounded by colorful creatures and references from classic stories, this modern fairytale helps us to sit back and listen, watch, dream and find ourselves without age limits.


The Play That Goes Wrong

Apr. 30, 2019 - May. 5, 2019

FALL-DOWN FUNNY! What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway and London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “a gut-busting hit” (The New York Times) and “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “a riotous explosion of comedy” (Daily Beast) that is “tons of fun for all ages” (HuffPost)! Ages 8+. • Won the 2017…

May. 2019

Featuring three of the most popular teen idols of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s, The Golden Boys bring some of your favorite hits to the stage including “Bobby Sox to Stockings,” “Wild One,” “Turn Me Loose” and so many more. The three stars also combine their talents to perform tributes to the likes of Elvis Presley, Bobby Darin, Rick Nelson and Bill Haley.

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