Tag: Weidner Center

Tickets available for Hawkins comedy show this Sunday

Since giving up his job as a truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been crafting a family-friendly comedy show that has won him a national following. His standup act includes music — parodies of everything from Dylan to Aldean to insightfully weird original songs — and delves into the perils of marriage, parenting, and homeschooling. Tickets for his Weidner Center performance, at 7 p.m. this Sunday (July 19) start as low as $24. For more.

Weidner 2015-16 season: ‘Joseph,’ Once, Milsap, Beatles tribute and more

Broadway shows, entertaining comedy, music icons and family fun are among the highlights of the 2015-16 Performing Arts Season line-up at UWGB’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. A stage full of Weidner friends and patrons joined Weidner Center Executive Director Kate Green in highlighting the new season at a kick-off event June 24.

Student performance of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ will play Cofrin Hall

Announced at the June 24 reveal, UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff will have center stage in the Weidner with main-stage performances of “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” November 19-20. UWGB Music and Theatre programs are highlighted exclusively in a two-page spread in the Weidner’s 2015-16 season guide.

Weidner announces 50th anniversary pricing

In honor of UW-Green Bay’s upcoming and yearlong 50th anniversary celebration the Weidner Center is announcing a three-performance package for only $50. It includes Cirque Mechanics: Pedal Punk, L.A. Theatre Works’ Bram Stroker’s Dracula, and Mnozil Brass, quickly becoming an international sensation (technical virtuosity and comedic brilliance).

Weidner Center announces 2015-16 Stage Doors Series for kids

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts has announced the 2015-2016 Stage Doors Education Series, providing learning opportunities for students visiting UW-Green Bay from more than 60 cities throughout Wisconsin and Upper Michigan. The series runs November through April with 10 titles and a total of 19 performances. The Weidner Center will continue its educational partnership with The Children’s Museum of Green Bay, and students attending select performances have the option to participate in a full day of activities, interactive learning and special hands-on projects related to each show. Four events in the series, Dog Loves Books, Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny, Skippyjon Jones Snow What and Chicken Dance are part of that program. The lineup:
Nov. 3 — Dog Loves Books
Nov. 6 — Cirque Mechanics Pedal Punk
Jan. 29 — Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny
Feb. 11 — Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks
Feb. 23 — Bill Blagg’s The Science of Magic
March 3 — Skippyjon Jones Snow What
April 5 — Alexander Who’s Not Not Not Not Not Not Going to Move
April 6 — Chicken Dance
April 20 — Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse
April 26 — The Lightning Thief

The annual Stage Doors Education Series is made possible by the generous support of the George F. Kress Foundation and Green Bay Packaging Inc., Robert W. Baird & Company Inc., James and Marty Liethen, The Humana Foundation, Egan Family Foundation – Little Rapids Corp., Open-Sense Solutions LLC, and KHROME.

Weidner Center welcomes Carrington on May 30

Tickets remain for downhome comedian Rodney Carrington’s show at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the Weidner Center. He’s described as a multi-talented comedian, actor, and writer who has recorded eight major record label comedy albums selling over 3 million copies. He formerly starred in his own TV sitcom “Rodney,” which ran for two seasons on ABC. The show is billed for mature audiences. See ticket info.

You magazine ‘covers’ Kate Green

Proud UW-Green Bay graduate and Weidner Center Executive Director Kate Green is the focus of the cover and lead article of this month’s You magazine published by Press-Gazette Media. The piece opens with a cute story about how she got her foot in the door at the Weidner 20 years ago as a valet, mainly because she could drive a stick. She’s proud of the Weidner Center’s recent resurgence and optimistic for the future. “People are looking for experiences in life. Instead of just buying their kids toys, they are looking for things to do with their children or grandchildren that will create a memory,” Green says. “Going to the NEW Zoo, coming to the Weidner, it seems those things have more value now than ever.” Good story, with some nice history and perspective on both Green and the venue.