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WHERE THE ARTS COME ALIVE!

Your Guide to Trying Something New

ArtsAlive Spotlight
Whether you are a Broadway aficionado, lover of live music or comedy connoisseur, there’s something for everyone this season – but how do you know what you’ll like?
 
Let us help with this quick peak at some of our Boldt Arts Alive! and Spotlight Series performances you can enjoy this season!
 
If you’re the first one in line for a good music festival…
If you love music from Mile of Music, Summerfest or State Fair… the collection of artists that make up Women of Country will create the perfect evening for you in our first standing-room-only concert in the Kimberly-Clark Theater.
The show opens with Elsa Jensen, who played Mile 5 with group rivulare.
Then, Nora Collins, who appeared this year at all three of those events, takes the stage. Nora is an award-winning performer, songwriter and recording artist from the Milwaukee area who now resides in Nashville.
The WhiskeyBelles, who played Summerfest and State Fair this year, also originate from Milwaukee and will bring a unique country Americana vibe to round out the evening.
 
If you enjoy concerts…
For those who love watching artists sing their hearts out, we have three nights with performers that will blow you away.
Bluegrass, gospel and Celtic influences come together on stage when Grammy Award-winning singer Kathy Mattea and her band join together with tunes from her extensive career.
If you lean more toward the gospel style then Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar’s soulful evening of music is just right for you!
If the music of the ‘50s and ‘60s is more your style, Dick Fox’s Golden Boys starring Frankie Avalon, Fabian and Bobby Rydell will turn back the clock with some of their major hits including “Bobby Sox to Stockings,” “Wild One,” and “Turn Me Loose.”
 
If you appreciate dance…
If you have an interest in dance you may enjoy experiencing the South Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam when the Ragamala Dance Company brings Sacred Earth to the stage this March. Featuring live music and inspired by the philosophies behind the ephemeral arts of kolam and Warli painting and the Tamil Sangam literature of India, Sacred Earth is a vision of the beautiful, fragile relationship between nature and man.
 
If you’re dazzled by drama…
If you want to leave the music behind and enjoy an evening of classic dramatic performances, make your calendars for these two performances.
Stage and screen star Stephen Lang brings to life the stories of veterans from World War II, Korea and Vietnam with firsthand accounts of valor that resulted in the nation’s highest military award, the Medal of Honor, in Beyond Glory.  This one-man show will reach into your soul and keep you thoroughly spellbound.   
Reduced Shakespeare Company’s The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised] brings a lighter, faster performance. See all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes in this fast-paced romp through comedies, histories and tragedies that will provide a memorable (and hilarious) experience.
 
If you’re in need of a vacation…
Sometimes we just need to get away…even if it’s only for a few hours.
Heat things up when the Havana Cuba All-Stars return to the Fox Cities P.A.C. Back by popular demand, their performance is high-energy and packed full with music and dance featuring traditional Cuban rhythms and melodies that will make you think you’ve left the country from your seat.
 
If you’re looking for a date night…
If you’re looking for the perfect night with your significant other or your best friend, the intimacy of our Kimberly-Clark Theater Cabaret events have always been a favorite. This season Cornerstone Jazz Orchestra, made up of regional artists, will bring an evening of Broadway and jazz standards that provide the perfect setting for a relaxing evening this spring.
 
If you just need a laugh…
Our Spotlight Series features the perfect way to shake your winter blues with a laugh.
Whether you have kids, have worked with kids or just enjoy humor – you will love Lucas Bohn’s hilarious perspective as you follow his journey from elementary school teacher to national touring comedian in Lesson Plans to Late Night.
 
If you love Broadway musicals…
Rock of Ages was nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, when it arrived on Broadway in 2009 and now it’s 10th Anniversary tour is part of our Boldt Arts Alive! Series lineup with three performances only March 15-16. Featuring the music of Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister and more, the musical captures the iconic era that was 1980s Hollywood and is perfect for those who love Broadway musicals.
 
If you’re looking for a show to share with the family…
If you’re looking for the perfect “first show” for a young person in your life, or one that the whole family will enjoy together here are three performances you’ll want to add to your calendar:
Wild Kratts 2.0 Activate Creature Power returns to the Center featuring your favorite characters from the PBS Kids television series in a classic adventure story on November 9.
B-The Underwater Bubble Show invites audiences to find themselves without age limits. This modern fairytale brings the inhabitants of Bubblelandia on an adventure on April 16 in a beautiful underwater world filled with music and of course, bubbles!
Audiences of all ages who can appreciate good music will enjoy Pixar in Concert November 17! Guest conductor Thiago Tiberio will lead the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra in the scores from some of your favorite Disney Pixar films while you enjoy high-definition multi-media clips from movies like the Toy Story trilogy, Cars, Finding Nemo, Brave and more.

What shows will you be joining us for this season?
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