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Weidner Center for the Performing Arts

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2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay, WI 54311-7001 United States
920-465-2726http://www.weidnercenter.com/

Upcoming Events

Sep. 2018

As the 25th Season launches, we pause to look back and honor the visionaries who brought the Weidner Center dream to fruition.  In 1993, 11 year-old violinist and Green Bay native Wayne Lin, performed at the inaugural event hosted by Beverly Sills.  Now the Associate Concertmaster of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Lin returns this fall to the Weidner Center as a soloist in this concert event.

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Sebastian Maniscalco Stay Hungry Tour

Sep. 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sebastian Maniscalco, People Magazine’s “The people’s comedian,” is hitting the road with his Stay Hungry Tour. The tour title is appropriate as not only is “Stay Hungry” the name of his forthcoming 2018 book for Simon & Schuster, but it is also his personal motto. Dubbed “one of the hottest comics” by Newsday and “one of the funniest comics working stand-up today” by Esquire, Sebastian’s live performance has become a critically-acclaimed event, with the Los Angeles Times raving, “onstage, there’s an impatience to Maniscalco’s delivery as well, a hair-trigger…

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Sebastian Maniscalco Stay Hungry Tour

Sep. 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A string of record-breaking sold out comedy appearances, a top-ranked show on SiriusXM, “The Pete & Sebastian Show,” and inclusion on Forbes’ 2017’s “The World’s Highest Paid Comedians” who praised, “thanks to his enthusiasm and willingness to work, Maniscalco will likely continue to be on Forbes’ list for years to come,” comedian Sebastian Maniscalco is having an incredible year. People Magazine’s “The people’s comedian” is hitting the road with his Stay Hungry Tour. The tour title is appropriate as not only is “Stay Hungry” the name of his forthcoming 2018 book…

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Oct. 2018

The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra is the most popular and sought after big band in the world today. With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world.

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Late Night Tailgate

Oct. 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Late Night Tailgate is a topical and unpredictable live comedy and spirited sports discussion show that will tackle the biggest topics in professional and college sports as well as touch upon current events, entertainment, pop culture – and all things incendiary and debatable. “Saturday Night Live” co-head writer Bryan Tucker will provide creative direction for the show which features Steve Rannazzisi’s stand-up, commentary from our panel including former NFL and NCAA star Takeo Spikes and comedian and writer Sarah Tiana,…

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National Geographic Live Furthering the knowledge and understanding of our world is the core purpose of National Geographic. Premium storytelling and visually stunning photography inspires people to act, enlightens their perspective, and provokes conversation. National Geographic Live is a highly acclaimed speaker series bringing the world’s best scientists, explorers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers to the stage. Beauty and the Bizarre Be amazed at the world’s smallest wonders. Biologist turned photographer Anand Varma shares dramatic, bizarre, and beautiful images to reveal the secret…

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Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Oct. 26 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Written two centuries ago in 1818 by Mary Shelley, FRANKENSTEIN: The Modern Prometheus, is the first true science fiction novel. Years ahead of its time, the story has since become the inspiration for countless film and stage adaptations. Frankenstein is a living, breathing, gruesome outcome of scientific discovery. The piece raises an important universal question about the nature of innovation- just because it can be done, should it be done? Victor Frankenstein is a Swiss scientist with a mission to create…

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Disney Junior Dance Party

Oct. 27 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Are you ready to DANCE?!? Disney Junior Dance Party On Tour Presented by Pull-Ups® Training Pants! is an ALL NEW interactive live concert experience. Sing and dance along to Disney Junior’s greatest hits with your favorite characters. Kids of all ages and their families are all invited to the biggest dance party around! The Disney Junior Dance Party features: • Live appearances by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Vampirina, Elena of Avalor, Sofia the First, and Doc McStuffins! • Magical on screen moments with Puppy…

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Nov. 2018

Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos. Celebrate the holidays with the show The New York Times calls “100…

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Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos. Celebrate the holidays with the show The New York Times calls “100…

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Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos. Celebrate the holidays with the show The New York Times calls “100…

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Discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos. Celebrate the holidays with the show The New York Times calls “100…

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The Priests

Nov. 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Priests are exactly that, three Roman Catholic priests from Northern Ireland, Father David Delargy with brothers Father Eugene O’Hagan and Father Martin O’Hagan, who just happen to have three voices that fit together magically. Their ability to render sacred music, classical arias, Christmas favorites and traditional Irish songs with a kind of rare accessibility led to worldwide success.

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Dec. 2018

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling…

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Holiday Pops

Dec. 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The 150-voice DUDLEY BIRDER CHORALE of St. Norbert College joins the 90 voices of the BIRDER STUDIO OF PERFORMING ARTS and the Holiday Pops Orchestra for a musical extravaganza! Thrill to the spirit of the season with lush carols and seasonal pops favorites. A perfect way to begin the Christmas season… maybe with a visit from Santa.

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Holiday Pops

Dec. 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The 150-voice DUDLEY BIRDER CHORALE of St. Norbert College joins the 90 voices of the BIRDER STUDIO OF PERFORMING ARTS and the Holiday Pops Orchestra for a musical extravaganza! Thrill to the spirit of the season with lush carols and seasonal pops favorites. A perfect way to begin the Christmas season…maybe with a visit from Santa.

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Featuring the music of Ella Fitzgerald (as sung by Courtney Sherman), with appearances by the Green Bay Jazz Orchestra and UWGB Music Faculty. Proceeds from this ticketed event support the yearlong free 6:30 Concert Series.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas Live On Stage

Dec. 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the whole Peanuts gang as they put on their own Christmas play and ultimately discover the true meaning of the season. Adapted from Charles M. Schulz’s timeless story of the spirit of Christmas, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of beloved…

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Jan. 2019

The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the #1 PBS Kids TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Now, in its third year of touring, your favorite characters are hopping back on board Trolley and coming to your town with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live: King for a Day! Daniel and all of his friends invite you for a brand-new adventure in Neighborhood of Make-Believe where Daniel learns just what it takes to be King.…

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The Bad Plus

Jan. 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Since its outset, iconic trio The Bad Plus has dared to be different, challenging all preconceived notions of jazz. Through a provocative style of arrangements and compositions they call “avant-garde populism”, their unique blend of influences, ranging from experimental jazz, indie rock, pop, and classical music has earned this “audacious, rule-breaking jazz trio” (Billboard) a reputation as one of the most universally well-respected bands in jazz today. The Bad Plus is the featured guest artist for UW-Green Bay’s historic Jazz…

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Feb. 2019

At the center of every circus rests a 42ft ring full of thrills, laughs and excitement. 42FT – A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels, is the latest invention from the creative minds of Cirque Mechanics. Cirque Mechanics, inspired by modern circus, finds its roots in the mechanical and its heart in the stories of American industrial ingenuity. The shows, imbedded in realism, display a raw quality rarely found in modern circus. The action in 42FT is full of theatricality and a…

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Tim Hawkins

Feb. 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been establishing himself as one of the most in-demand comedians in the country. With over 100 sold-out concerts every year, his Jackwagon Crew has grown into a revolution of multi-generational proportions. Tim’s gut-busting comedy show entertains the entire family while doubling down on the funny, a daunting task in an age where the obscene has become routine. His act is 1 part gifted + 2…

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The Rainbow Fish will enchant even the youngest child with his silver scales and heart of gold in a new adaptation of Marcus Pfister’s award-winning books about the beautiful fish who learned to share his most prized possession. Mermaid’s striking puppetry production includes two delightful companion stories, Rainbow Fish Discovers the Deep Sea and Opposites. The first of three tales introduces the most beautiful fish in the sea, whose scales shimmer in all the colours of the rainbow. He is…

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Lombardi

Feb. 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - Feb. 28, 2019 @ 9:30 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every day until February 28, 2019

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 The Green Bay Packers are celebrating their 100th Anniversary and we wanted to offer our own tribute. For the first time in the history of the Weidner Center we will be self-producing, and no title seemed more fitting than Eric Simonson’s Lombardi – receiving its…

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Mar. 2019

Lombardi

Mar. 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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 The Green Bay Packers are celebrating their 100th Anniversary and we wanted to offer our own tribute. For the first time in the history of the Weidner Center we will be self-producing, and no title seemed more fitting than Eric Simonson’s Lombardi – receiving its…

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Lombardi

Mar. 2, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 The Green Bay Packers are celebrating their 100th Anniversary and we wanted to offer our own tribute. For the first time in the history of the Weidner Center we will be self-producing, and no title seemed more fitting than Eric Simonson’s Lombardi – receiving its…

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Lombardi

Mar. 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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 The Green Bay Packers are celebrating their 100th Anniversary and we wanted to offer our own tribute. For the first time in the history of the Weidner Center we will be self-producing, and no title seemed more fitting than Eric Simonson’s Lombardi – receiving its…

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Lombardi

Mar. 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 The Green Bay Packers are celebrating their 100th Anniversary and we wanted to offer our own tribute. For the first time in the history of the Weidner Center we will be self-producing, and no title seemed more fitting than Eric Simonson’s Lombardi – receiving its…

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Lombardi

Mar. 5, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
|This is a Recurring Event [see all in the series]
Every day until March 8, 2019

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 The Green Bay Packers are celebrating their 100th Anniversary and we wanted to offer our own tribute. For the first time in the history of the Weidner Center we will be self-producing, and no title seemed more fitting than Eric Simonson’s Lombardi – receiving its…

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Lombardi

Mar. 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 The Green Bay Packers are celebrating their 100th Anniversary and we wanted to offer our own tribute. For the first time in the history of the Weidner Center we will be self-producing, and no title seemed more fitting than Eric Simonson’s Lombardi – receiving its…

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Lombardi

Mar. 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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 The Green Bay Packers are celebrating their 100th Anniversary and we wanted to offer our own tribute. For the first time in the history of the Weidner Center we will be self-producing, and no title seemed more fitting than Eric Simonson’s Lombardi – receiving its…

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Lombardi

Mar. 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 The Green Bay Packers are celebrating their 100th Anniversary and we wanted to offer our own tribute. For the first time in the history of the Weidner Center we will be self-producing, and no title seemed more fitting than Eric Simonson’s Lombardi – receiving its…

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RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles presents Abbey Road! In celebrating the release anniversary of the album Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the greatest hits to life in addition to all your early favorites. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Experience the worlds’ most iconic band and come celebrate the best of Abbey Road with RAIN – A…

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Currents by Mayumana

Mar. 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Currents is a spectacular show that was inspired by the historical Battle of Currents between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla in their quest for finding energy sources for the world. Audience members will be taken on a journey between two troops, each representing a different view of the essence of light and electricity and each inspired by a different aesthetic and artistic approach, all of which are presented as a dialogue, through unique sounds, lights and visual effects. The show…

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Legally Blonde The Musical

Mar. 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Fabulously fun and international award-winning Legally Blonde The Musical is the ultimate Broadway tribute to Girl Power! The story follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, sexism, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams, and proves that you can be legally blonde and STILL be the smartest person in the room. This contemporary, sassy musical moves at a breakneck pace driven by memorable songs and explosive dances. Based on the beloved movie, Legally Blonde The Musical…

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Apr. 2019

La Santa Cecilia

Apr. 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Grammy® Award-winning, La Santa Cecilia is a musical phenomenon that defies musical and cultural boundaries. With a captivating voice that sings about love, loss, and every day struggles, the band has become the voice of a new bicultural generation in the United States, fully immersed in modern music, but still close to their Latin American influences and Mexican heritage.

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Furthering the knowledge and understanding of our world is the core purpose of National Geographic. Premium storytelling and visually stunning photography inspires people to act, enlightens their perspective, and provokes conversation. National Geographic Live is a highly acclaimed speaker series bringing the world’s best scientists, explorers, authors, photographers, and filmmakers to the stage. NASA mechanical engineer Kobie Boykins, winner of a NASA Exceptional Service Medal, will share his boundless enthusiasm for unraveling the mysteries of outer space and recounts the…

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May. 2019

Finding Neverland

May. 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, 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 boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith,…

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