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Given the current spread of COVID-19 in our communities the FVSO has made the difficult decision to cancel the upcoming January 29 concert.
The rest are continuing as planned, and the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra returns to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on March 12.
Alvin Ailey was a visionary choreographer who centered the Black American experience and put social justice in the spotlight. The new documentary film AILEY explores the man, his work and its powerful legacy that impacted American dance and culture. We invite you to watch the documentary and join us for panel discussion with the filmmaker and the current and former Artistic Directors of the company hosted by New Jersey Performing Arts Center.
This event is part of NJPAC’s PSEG True Diversity Film Series which focuses on films that examine different aspects of the ongoing social justice movement. The series follows a book club model: We’ll watch the selected films in our homes, then come together online to discuss them with panelists who can offer context.
How to participate:
Watch AILEY. Tune in for the nationwide premiere on PBS on January 11 at 9PM ET (check your local listings). Or, watch online for free between January 11–February 11. Or, stream it on Hulu with your subscription.
Join us for a virtual panel discussion on our Facebook page on February 6 at 3:00 p.m.
The panel will be moderated by Salamishah Tillet, New York Times critic and Henry Rutgers Professor of African American Studies and Creative Writing at Rutgers University-Newark. We’ll explore Alvin Ailey’s life and legacy and how the arts can advance social justice.
Robert Battle, Artistic Director of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emerita of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Jamila Wignot, Director of AILEY and Peabody, Emmy and NAACP award winner
Framed in a theatrical narrative amongst panoramic visuals of the artist’s homelands, the audience experiences a musical journey across the breadth and into the soul of island nations of Pacific and Indian Ocean, meeting an ancient seafaring ancestry and confronting the impacts of climate change head on, as the performers and youth ambassadors share their island's voice supported through the cinematic sequences.
Drawing on a roster of renowned first nation artists, the concert features musicians performing irresistible oceanic grooves to soulful island ballads engaging audiences from huge festival stages to intimate theatres. Combining music, spoken word and live cinema with AV projections featuring footage collected during a 3-year film trip across 16 countries guided by the artists on their homelands.
Toured to 14 countries across four continents, 170K+ audiences have seen it live since its premiere at SXSW 2018. It has become a feature of Small Island Big Song concerts for encore to spontaneously erupt into a shared celebration, with instruments, voices and dancing bodies rising from the seats.
This performance, originally scheduled for February 25, has been rescheduled to Friday, March 18.
Your tickets for the previously scheduled date are valid for the new date. If you can no longer attendthe performance, you have 30 days to request a refund from your point of purchase.
Hop on board for an unforgettable ride with the Pigeon.
Whatever you do, don’t let the Pigeon star in his own musical production! It’s not easy being the Pigeon—you never get to do ANYTHING! But when the Bus Driver has a crisis that threatens to make her passengers (gasp!) late, maybe that wily bird CAN do something. Starring an innovative mix of actors, puppets, songs, and feathers, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical) is sure to get everyone’s wings flapping.
This is a sensory inclusive performance. Sensory-inclusive performances are designed to create a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all families, including those with children with autism or other sensory sensitivities. If you purchase tickets for this performance and do not require this accommodation, your family is still very much welcome to attend.
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Enjoy an evening of live entertainment by one of the greatest songwriters and composers of our time as Songwriters Hall of Fame Member Steve Dorff performs many of his best-loved hits and shares the fascinating story behind them. With a career spanning five decades and songs recorded by more than 400 artists such as Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, George Strait, Willie Nelson, and Kenny Rogers, you are sure to recognize his iconic hits. Cabaret seating.
Alice Cooper pioneered a grandly theatrical brand of hard rock that was designed to shock. Drawing equally from horror movies, vaudeville, and garage rock, the group created a stage show that featured electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors.
Alice Cooper brings his own brand of rock psycho-drama to fans both old and new, enjoying it as much as the audience does. Known as the architect of shock-rock, Cooper (in both the original Alice Cooper band and as a solo artist) has rattled the cages and undermined the authority of generations of guardians of the status quo, continuing to surprise fans and exude danger at every turn, like a great horror movie, even in an era where CNN can present real life shocking images.
Opening band Buckcherry is unique, complex, simple, passionate, explosive, original and always a good time. From hit songs to platinum and gold records and millions of fans worldwide - Buckcherry beat the odds and built their reputation on the live shows, and their 'one of a kind' approach.
Prepare to laugh until you cry when four of the world’s most masterful improv artists take you on the high wire act of comedic acrobatics. The rapid-fire wit and non-stop jokes will have your sides splitting and begging for mercy…and also begging for more. The Fox Cities P.A.C. will welcome Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops, both seen on ABC’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” as well as Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray. If you are a “Whose Line?” fan, get ready for the same relentless laughter that you grew to love, but without the commercial breaks! If you are new to improv comedy, then you are in for a show unlike anything you have ever seen before.
Black Violin is composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus who combine their classical training and and hip-hop influences to create a distinctive multi-genre sound that is often described as “classical boom”. The band released their major label debut Stereotypes (featuring Black Thought of The Roots and MC Pharoahe Monch) on Universal Music which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR took note and declared “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation”. The band is currently touring the US and will release their new album Take The Stairs in November.
Wil and Kev place heavy emphasis on educational outreach, and have perform for more than 100,000 students each year. Recently, they were announced as Turnaround Artists for Mary B. Bethune Elementary School in their hometown of Broward County, FL. Turnaround Arts, a national education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, infuses arts into struggling schools to support overall reform efforts. Through their student engagement and public performances, Black Violin challenge the stereotypes and preconceived notion of what a “classical musician” looks and sounds like. “The stereotypes are always there, embedded so deep in our culture,” says Wil. “Just by nature of our existence we challenge those ideas. It’s a unique thing that brings people together who aren’t usually in the same room, and in the current climate, it’s good to bring people together.”
The band is endorsed by Yamaha Music and Bose and has partnered with the National Association for Music Manufacturers (NAMM) to continue their advocacy for accessible music education.
Winner of 6 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2018 Grammy Award, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary musical about life and the way we live it. The Washington Post calls DEAR EVAN HANSEN “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history.” Ages 12+.
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The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center offers a diverse selection of arts entertainment. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.
Critics are calling Disney’s FROZEN, “A can’t miss Broadway event” (NBC), and now it’s joining Disney’s smash hit musicals on tour across North America! It features the songs you know and love from the original film plus an expanded score with a dozen new musical numbers. It’s a theatrical experience like no other, so let yourself go.
Disney on Broadway performances are recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, Disney recommends its productions for ages 6 and up. Children under the age of 2 will not be admitted to FROZEN performances. All persons entering the theater, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
The Free Beer & Hot Wings Live Morning and Night Shows give listeners the opportunity to see a different side of their nationally syndicated morning radio show as they take aim at local news stories, famous celebrities and even volunteer members of the audience. These special events allow the guys to interact with the fans, while focusing on everything Northeast Wisconsin. These live events are for a mature audiences.
Click here for more information on The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show - Morning Broadcast Live!
Gary Allan, originally scheduled for September 30, 2021, and re-announced for Friday, March 18 – has been postponed to Friday, July 22, 2022 due to touring challenges.
Your tickets for the previously scheduled date are valid for the new date. If you can no longer attend the performance, you have 30 days to request a refund from your point of purchase.
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Please note the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is not responsible for refund practices put in place by third-party ticket providers.
We're sorry to report the engagement of Mean Girls from January 18-23 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is being postponed due to positive COVID cases within the company. The engagement has been postponed to the week of August 22, 2022.
Please hold on to your tickets as we work out additional details.. Affected ticket holders will be contacted by their point of purchase with details. More information will be sent as soon as it is available.
We apologize for the disappointment and inconvenience this scheduling change causes ticket holders.