Updated 2021 Season Announced


The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce performances slated for the 2020-21 Season. Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center will continue to deliver on its mission virtually through the end of 2020 and is focusing on opening its doors in early 2021 for an exciting lineup of performances.

“It's hard to believe that just a few short months ago we announced our 2020-21 Season lineup to 1,700 patrons in our beautiful Thrivent Hall. Later that week, our extended intermission began. While this has been a challenging time for our community and our industry, we are excited to look forward to our curtain rising once again in 2021,” said Fox Cities P.A.C. President Maria Van Laanen. “While the lineup may look a little different, we are thrilled to offer a variety of live performing arts experiences for our audiences to delve into, enjoy, learn from and share with others.” 

For the performances unfortunately no longer on the line-up, the Center continues to work with touring artists on rescheduling planned performances into future seasons. Ticket holders for those performances will be contacted via email with their options.

Upon reopening, the health and safety of audiences, staff, volunteers, artists and community will continue to be a top priority. The Center will continue to monitor the ongoing situation and consult industry experts and local health officials regarding recommended health and safety measures. Those practices and protocols will be decided upon and announced closer to the beginning of the 2021 Season.


The Boldt Arts Alive! Series returns, bringing cultural, adventurous and fun performances. All of the Arts Alive! performances take place in Thrivent Hall.

The 2021 Boldt Arts Alive! Series includes:

L.A. Theatreworks presents
Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Sitcom
by Gregg Oppenheimer*

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

it gets better
Saturday, February 13, 2021

Neil Berg’s 50 Years of Rock and Roll*
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Cirque de la Symphonie
featuring the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Black Violin
Thursday, April 29, 2021


The Spotlight Series brings an intimate, immersive experience to the forefront, all in the beautiful Kimberly-Clark Theater.

The 2021 Spotlight Series includes:

Jon Reep*
Saturday, January 23, 2021

One-Man Star Wars® Trilogy*
Saturday, March 27, 2021

One-Man Avengers A Parody*
Saturday, March 27, 2021

I Wrote That One Too…A Life in Songwriting: From Willie to Whitney staring Steve Dorff*
Friday, May 7, 2021

*Denotes rescheduled performances. Tickets from original dates will be honored.


Tickets to all Boldt Arts Alive! and Spotlight Series performances will be available to the general public at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11. Tickets may be purchased online at (processed through Ticketmaster) or by calling the ticket office at (920) 730-3760.

Groups of 10+ interested in purchasing Boldt Arts Alive! or Spotlight Series performances can do so now by calling (920) 730-3786 or visiting

Patrons who purchased tickets to a previously announced Boldt Arts Alive! or Spotlight Series performance that is no longer part of the season will be contacted shortly via email with their options. 


The Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America — Fox Cities Series is full of fun for all ages with two Wisconsin premieres and two returning favorites that are sure to dazzle audiences.

The 2021 Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America — Fox Cities Series includes:

Disney’s Frozen
February 24 – March 7, 2021
April 6 – 11, 2021

May 18 – 23, 2021

June 15 – 20, 2021


New Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America — Fox Cities Season Ticket Packages will be on sale beginning Tuesday, August 11 at 10 a.m. The package includes FrozenHairspray and Tootsie with the option to add Cats.

New packages will be available at or by phone at (800) 216-SHOW (7469).

Patrons who purchased tickets to Mean Girls will be contacted shortly via email with their options. 

2019-20 Season Ticket Holders with tickets to Dear Evan Hansen, previously planned in June 2020, should hold on to the tickets. Dear Evan Hansen is scheduled to take place August 10-15, 2021.


As national touring artists and local groups plan their 2021 Season, we hope to add more performances to the calendar. This season will include the following rescheduled performances:

Hotel California*
Saturday, May 1, 2021

Celtic Woman*
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Friday, June 4, 2021

WAPL Presents The Free Beer & Hot Wings Show*
Friday, June 11, 2021

Maks and Val Live! 2021 featuring Peta and Jenna*
Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Spouse Whisperer*
Saturday, June 26, 2021

*Denotes rescheduled performances. Tickets from original dates will be honored.

Patrons who purchased tickets to performances that are no longer part of the season will be contacted shortly via email with their options.

The only official website for purchasing tickets to events at the Fox Cities P.A.C. is (purchase through Ticketmaster). We encourage patrons to type in to their browser instead of using a search engine, which may pull up unofficial results. Patrons should also be wary of fraudulent Facebook events that are sometimes created to direct interested buyers to unofficial sites. If you purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third-party seller the Center cannot guarantee that your tickets are valid. The Center also cannot contact you in the event of a change in the performance artist or schedule and is not responsible for the refund policies put in place by third-party sellers.



The Center continues its mission of being a gathering place for the community, even if that means a being a virtual gathering place for the rest of 2020.

“The Center will continue to share the arts through the Community First Community Engagement Series, Amcor Education Series and special programs,” said Director of Programming and Community Engagement Amy Gosz. “Staff is working diligently along with touring artists and community partners to provide new, innovative ways to connect through the arts both virtually and in person as soon as it is safe to do so.”

The Center will continue to produce The Show Must Go On Show each Monday at 7:30 p.m. on Facebook. Viewers do not need a Facebook account to watch the video and instead can go directly to In addition, educator workshops, the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program and more are being planned for virtual or hybrid platforms. Watch for the most up-to-date information on the Center's Facebook page or by visiting

The Boldt Arts Alive! Series title partner is The Boldt Company. Additional community partners for the 2021 Boldt Arts Alive! Series include Bergstrom Automotive and Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin.

Community partners for the 2021 Spotlight Series include American National Bank - Fox Cities, Blue Avenue Travel, Canteen Catering, First Business Bank, Investors Community Bank, Michiels Catering and Woodward Radio Group.

Center programs are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.

it gets better is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Wisconsin Arts Board and the Crane Group.

The Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America — Fox Cities Series title partner is Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Additional community partners for the 2021 Season include AZCO, INC., CR Meyer, Jewelers Mutual Group, Menasha Corporation Foundation, Miller Electric, Oshkosh Corporation Foundation, Plexus Corp. and SECURA Insurance Companies.

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Community First Credit Union serves more than 136,000 member-owners who live or work in 13 Northeast and East Central Wisconsin counties. The financial cooperative offers banking, investment, financial education and insurance services. It has $3.1 billion in assets, more than 500 employees and operates 25 full-service branches along with nine non-traditional branches in schools, retirement communities and the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, Wis.

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Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of the John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes, The Broadway Channel, and Group Sales Box Office. Led by 14-time Tony-winning theater producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 47 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Presentations include Disney’s The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, The Phantom of the Opera and Hamilton. Current and past productions include Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful, Cats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Mean Girls, Moulin Rouge! and To Kill A Mockingbird.

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and cultural education organization located in downtown Appleton, provides a premier venue for live performing arts. Since 2002, the Center has proudly served as a gathering place for the community to engage in educational opportunities while enhancing a greater understanding and appreciation of life through the live performing arts. The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center — Where the Arts Come Alive!

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