Will the screams be as deafening when a 31-year-old Jesse McCartney plays the Weidner Center in November as they were when he sold out the Meyer Theatre as a 17-year-old in 2005? Green Bay Press-Gazette reporter Kenda Meinert asked the question as tickets are being sold for the upcoming Weidner Center show.
Tickets to students on sale this week, general public Sept. 17
GREEN BAY — Following his successful Better With You Tour, Jesse McCartney will be playing at the Weidner Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. UW-Green Bay student tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 11 a.m. CST for $20 plus fees (limit 2 student tickets and up to 6 regularly priced tickets during presale period). Tickets for the general public are $25 plus fees and go on sale Monday, Sept. 17 at noon — online at WeidnerCenter.com, by calling 800-895-0071 or in person at Ticket Star locations including the University Ticket and Information Center (UTIC) located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. There will be 250 meet and greet tickets available for $40 plus fees sold separately.
A singer, songwriter and actor, the McCartney show is a hot commodity with sold out shows at UW-Madison, UW Oshkosh and UW-Eau Claire. His show at UW-Stevens Point sold out in under two hours. The multi-platinum artist starred in the boyband “Dream Street” and in shows such as “The Suite Life of Zack and Cody” and “Hannah Montana.”
His debut album Beautiful Soul (2004) sold more than 2.5 million albums and 8 million singles, his album Right Where You Want Me (2006) is certified Gold, single “Leavin’” (2008) peaked at #10 on the charts and “Bleeding Love,” (2008) co-written for Leona Lewis, was No. 1 in 34 countries and nominated for a Grammy Award. Four years after his popular album Technicolor (2014), his new hit single “Better With You” (2018) is sweeping the globe.
The performance is sponsored by the student organization Good Times Programming. For more information, call Good Times Programming at 920-465-2405, or email at email@example.com.
About the Weidner Center
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance productions, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series – Stage Doors. The Stage Doors Education Series serves more than17,500 students from 63 cities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every year. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow the ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).
About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.
Iliza is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” She is coming to the Weidner Center Monday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available.
“It takes one to know one, and oh my gosh, does Charlie Berens know us — from our mild aversion to all things Illinois to our love of a cold beer to our appreciation for anybody who can point us to the nearest bubbler.” Kendra Meinert’s review of the sell-out show at the Weidner Center this week is also funny as heck. The show was put on by Good Times Programming.
Comedian Charlie Berens took advantage of Wisconsinites’ ability to laugh at themselves at his sold-out Weidner Center show, March 7, 2018. His viral comedy series, “The Manitowoc Minute” has landed in hundreds of thousands of households. It seems that making fun of our, well, Canadian dialect, is fair fodder, in regions well beyond the Midwest. Berens makes the most of it. From celebrating Packers to disparaging the Chicago Bears, to having fun with those phrases uniquely Wisconsin, Berens hits the mark. The Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Kendra Meinert summarized many of the highlights. Congratulations to Good Times Programming on bringing in both Berens, and UW-Green Bay alumnus John Egan ’07 (Communication Processes), as the opening act.
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“With one comedy show headed for a sellout, UW-Green Bay’s Good Times Programming is going for two. The student group will present comedian Iliza Shlesinger at 7:30 p.m. April 2 at the Weidner Center. Shlesinger is the only female and the youngest contestant to win NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.” She follows in the same venue that will host a March 6 performance by “Manitowoc Minute” funny guy Charlie Berens.” The Green Bay Press-Gazette has the story. Tickets for the general public are $25 and go on sale Feb. 2 at ticketstaronline.com, 800-895-0071, the Resch Center box office and the University Ticketing and Information Center, with a limited number of $50 VIP seats. UW-Green Bay students get first grab at tickets for $15, plus fees, beginning Jan. 31. Tickets for Berens’ show are quickly disappearing and down to mostly balcony seats. They’re $14 at Ticket Star or at UTIC.
Green Bay Press-Gazette’s Kendra Meinert had some fun with the announcement of a March 6, 2018 appearance by ‘Manitowoc Minute’s’ Charlie Berens. Good Times programming is bringing the internet sensation to the Weidner Center. “Let’s get this done real quick once,” she writes. “Berens, who grew up in a family of 12 in Elm Grove and is based in Los Angeles, runs through headlines each week on the fast-talking ‘Minute,’ putting both a decidedly humorous Wisconsin spin and over-the-top Wisconsin accent on each.” You can catch Berens’ act, here as well as the rest of Meinert’s take.
Oh my gosh! ‘Manitowoc Minute’ comedian Charlie Berens is coming to the Weidner Center on March 6, 2017. Berens is the comedian behind the popular video series “Manitowoc Minute.” The performance is presented by UW-Green Bay’s Good Times Programming. Berens is an Emmy-winning journalist, comedian and creator of the Manitowoc Minute. He’s been featured on Fox, CBS, Funny or Die, TBS Digital, Variety, MTV News and more. Tickets go on sale to the public starting Friday, Oct. 13 at 11 a.m. for $10. Tickets can be purchased in-person at all Ticket Star locations, including the Resch Center and the University & Ticketing Information Center, by phone at 1-800-895-0071 or online. Ticket service charges will apply.