We’re only one week out from the first touring attraction to hit the Weidner in 2015: “I Love Lucy: Live on Stage.” With shows at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, the production transports theatre-goers to the 1950s dawn of the TV Age and the “taping” of two classic episodes of America’s No. 1 comedy. To purchase a ticket, www.weidnercenter.com/events/i-love-lucy/.
Nationally known stand-up comedian Gabriel Iglesias will bring his “Unity Through Laughter” tour to the Weidner Center on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 11 a.m., available at WeidnerCenter.com, all TicketStar locations or by phone at 1-800-895-0071.
Single-game tickets and 5-game packs are now on sale for the 2014-15 Green Bay men’s and women’s basketball seasons. For the women, the 5-game pack is available for $49 for adults and $39 for senior citizens and youth. On the men’s side, 5-game packs begin at only $50 for adults and are sold for only $30 for youth. On both sides, this ticketing option allows fans to pick from any five games on the Phoenix schedule. The men’s basketball team unofficially opens its season Thursday (Oct. 30), hosting Ripon in an exhibition game at the Resch Center at 7 p.m. The Phoenix women’s basketball team will host Michigan Tech (Saturday, 1 p.m.) and UW-Oshkosh (Nov. 6, 7 p.m.) in exhibition games in the upcoming week. For more information on ticketing and seating options for both programs, visit the ticketing page on GreenBayPhoenix.com.
Tickets are on sale only through Tuesday for the Friday (Oct. 17) Cultural Cuisine Luncheon on England. To check out the menu, click www.uwgb.edu/union/assets/pdf/englandculturalcuisine.pdf. Stephen Perkins, academic curator of art, will be host and presenter on the food and rich culture of his native land.
Author, humorist, actor and all-around American icon Bill Cosby is coming to the Weidner Center for a show April 12, 2015. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday (Oct. 10). Prices start at $36. For more, see www.weidnercenter.com/events/bill-cosby/.
If you’ve not yet secured seats for your favorite shows on this year’s Performing Arts Season, the Weidner Center opened ticket sales today (Friday, Aug. 1) for individual shows. (Until this point, ticket sales were restricted to those buying multi-event packages.) Broadway shows include “Camelot,” “Million Dollar Quartet,” and “Sister Act.” Comedy acts such as Brian Regan and The Second City are joined on the series by the Moscow City Ballet, the elegant jazz of Wynton Marsalis and an Oak Ridge Boys Christmas, among many others. To see the 2014-15 lineup and order tickets, visit www.weidnercenter.com/.
The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts previously announced a Sept. 25 booking with nationally known stand-up comedian Brian Regan. Single tickets for the show go on sale this Friday (July 25), with all seats $48. For ticket info and a video of one of his David Letterman show guest shots, go to www.weidnercenter.com/events/brian-regan/.
Just got this note from the Cultural Cuisine people: “There is still time to purchase your ticket for the Ghana luncheon to be held on Thursday April 24. Come experience some of our guest speaker Francis Tohoro Akakpo grandmother’s favorite recipes and hear his great presentation. Tickets will be on sale until Monday April 21 at the University Ticketing and Information Center.” Check out the menu.
Students from the Good Times Programming organization have announced they are in negotiations with the management team for pop star Ke$ha to reschedule her postponed Kress Events Center show for early fall 2014. (Earlier this year Ke$ha cancelled her spring tour including a previously announced April 13 date at UW-Green Bay.) Good Times reaffirms that tickets for the April 13 date will be honored at the rescheduled show. Those desiring a refund, however, may do so by mailing or delivering their tickets in person to one of two Ticket Star outlets: The University Ticketing and Information Center at the University Union, or the Resch Center Box Office at 1901 Oneida St., Green Bay WI 54304. The time period for refunds will begin Monday (April 7) and close at 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 30. UW-Green Bay students who purchased tickets with Pass Points, of course, will have to seek their refund at the on-campus location.
All tickets are $13 for the family-friendly stage show “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt” at 11 a.m. this Saturday (March 1) at the Weidner Center. Expect catchy songs, interactive scenes and plenty of hands-on adventures, plus some special surprises, in this adaptation of the Michael Rosen award-winning book. See more information.