Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Diversity and Quality Are a Fabulous Combination!"

For Bill and Fran Henry, the Center’s Season Ticket Packages provide diverse programming that expands their interests. From Broadway blockbusters to performances in the Boldt Arts Alive! Series, they love the variety they get to experience as Season Ticket Holders. Click below to hear from Bill and Fran, and visit to learn more about how you can become a Season Ticket Holder today!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"It's Just Fun!"

When we sat down with Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America - Fox Cities Season Ticket Holders, they had a lot of reasons why they love their Season Tickets. For people like Pat and Kathy Clusman and Marilyn Jens Hetzler, it's a great chance to see Broadway's best and be a part of the Fox Cities P.A.C. family. Click below to hear their viewpoints, and then visit to learn more about Season Tickets!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Why Are You a Season Ticket Holder?

Earlier this year, we asked several Season Ticket Holders to share why they love their Season Tickets at the Fox Cities P.A.C. For Glenn and Martha McKendrick, the decision was easy. They love theater, they enjoy coming to the Fox Cities P.A.C. and they don't have to fly all the way to New York to see great Broadway shows. Plus, they get to have a date night several times a year!

CLICK PLAY to hear why Glenn and Martha love their Season Tickets. Then CLICK HERE to learn how you can become a Season Ticket Holder for the 2011/12 Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America – Fox Cities Series.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What's a Reading?

Since news broke last week that the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is brining Lombardi: A Reading by the Broadway Cast to Northeast Wisconsin July 28-30, people have been asking, “What’s a reading?” 

A reading is a dramatic run through of a play or musical in which the writing is the star. The actors read the script with a full range of dramatic intensity, but without the costumes, props and staging, the essence of the story captures your attention with powerful effects.
For most shows, readings are a key part of the creative process as the words of a playwright move to the stage. These readings happen every day throughout the country for plays as large as Broadway productions and as small as high school rehearsals. Sometimes they are private sessions, as creative teams work through timing and flow. After a play is produced, public readings allow producers to share a play with new audiences. 

Lombardi: A Reading by the Broadway Cast will bring the story and legend of Vince Lombardi to life with his famous words and the thrilling play he inspired by Wisconsin playwright Eric Simonson. Want to learn more? CLICK HERE for details on the show, ticket information and special opportunities to interact with the Broadway cast!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Turning the Clocks Back with Jersey Boys

Last week History Museum at the Castle had a great post about Appleton back in 1962 when the musical Jersey Boys takes place. It made me wonder, what else was happening?

As Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons hit the airwaves with “Sherry” and “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” President John F. Kennedy was leading the country through the Cuban missile crisis, John Glenn was orbiting the earth, a new vaccine promised to prevent polio, and an illustrator named Andy Warhol was stirring up the art world with “Campbell’s Soup Cans.” 

What was life like for everyone else? The average American earned $5,556 a year, lived in a house worth $12,500 and dreamed about filling up a Chevy 409 with gas at 28 cents a gallon. 

The Post-Crescent’s review said, “Jersey Boys is like being in a time machine,” and this week is your last chance to experience this Broadway hit at the Fox Cities P.A.C. Visit or call the Center’s ticket office at (920) 730-3760 today to book your trip back in time!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Watch the 65th Annual Tony Awards LIVE!

Tonight’s the night! The 65th Annual Tony Awards will start at 7:00 p.m., and you can watch them live on CBS or online. CLICK HERE to see performances by some of the nominated stars, enjoy Neil Patrick Harris’ latest high jinks and find out who wins tonight’s biggest awards. 

Do you have your own predictions? Looking forward to certain performance? Leave a comment with your favorite Tony Award moments!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tune in Sunday for The Tony Awards and a Special Offer!

With just days until the 65th Annual Tony® Awards, the pressure is on. Final touches are being put on the event which will be hosted once again by Broadway veteran Neil Patrick Harris. Plans for the evening include a star-studded lineup of presenters and the chance to see live performances from some of the nominated shows.
Over the past month, we’ve taken a close look at each Best Musical nominee. From The Book of Mormon andCatch Me If You Can to The Scottsboro Boys and Sister Act, each show brings something very different to the category. Which show will win? Tell us your predictions on Facebook!
Tune in Sunday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m. for The Tony Awards broadcast live from New York City. You can watch it on CBS or, if you’re on the go, catch it streaming live on

As a special thank you to fans everywhere, and the producers of Broadway’s THE BOOK OF MORMON are offering a digital download of the entire Original Broadway Cast Recording, released by Ghostlight Records, for only $1.99. This limited time offer will be available on Friday, June 10 at 12:00 AM PDT through Monday, June 13 at 11:59PM PDT at so don’t miss your opportunity to own the Original Cast Recording of the show Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls, “The best musical of this century.”

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Note About Jersey Boys from Shirley

Jersey Boys was an energetic and fun theater experience.  It was one great song after another. Going into the show, my knowledge of The Four Seasons was limited but the show was very entertaining and transformed me into a Four Seasons fan.  I can't wait to download some songs to my iPod. 

I was very impressed with what such a small cast could accomplish.

Monday, June 6, 2011

For One Night Only, Cabaret at the Corner of College and Broadway

Everything this month at the Fox Cities P.A.C. is fueled by big city inspiration, including the Jersey Boys cast cabaret event,Cabaret at College and Broadway. On Monday, June 13 the cast and crew of Jersey Boys step out of their roles to perform some of the Fox Cities’ favorite Broadway songs. With music from The ProducersRENT and WICKED, just to name a few, you can enjoy some of Broadway's greatest hits in an intimate Kimberly-Clark Theater cabaret setting. 

If this is your first cast cabaret event at the Fox Cities P.A.C., you are in for a treat. The events are designed by the cast and crew who generously volunteer their time and talent on their day off to raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center’s mission-based programs. Proceeds from ticket sales and auction items assist the Center in fulfilling its mission and bringing that vision to life through programs like the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Education Series, the Boldt Arts Alive! Series of cultural performances and free Appleton Papers Inc. Community Engagement Activities. 

Enjoy a great night out on the town and help ensure the arts are accessible and enjoyable for people of all ages and all walks of life at the Fox Cities P.A.C. Tickets for Cabaret at College and Broadway start at $40, and the event begins at 8:00 p.m. Arrive early to bid on silent auction prizes and a thrilling live auction, including the chance to star in a Jersey Boys walk-on role!