Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Big Concert Announced: Harry Connick, Jr. is coming to the Fox Cities

We are excited to announce that multi-talent singer/songwriter Harry Connick, Jr. will be at the Fox Cities P.A.C. this fall!

Saturday, October 26, 2013
8:00 p.m.

Harry Connick, Jr. has built a reputation for musical and emotional honesty.
Never one to rest on his ever-growing list of laurels, Connick exposes his feelings as never
before on Every Man Should Know. The new CD, released on Columbia Records on June 11,
contains twelve original songs for which Connick wrote music, lyrics and arrangements.

“No rules, no limits,” is how the multi-talented artist describes the songs in his liner notes for the
new collection. “I don’t recall ever reaching quite as deeply – or confidently – into my inhibition

When asked about the transformation, Connick explains that “I used to be more comfortable
writing in a fantasy-style concept, using ideas that intrigued me but didn’t necessarily come from
personal experience. It’s one thing to assume the role of a storyteller – it’s quite another when
the story is your own. I felt ready to explore some of my personal experiences in some of the
songs this time around.”

The title track is indicative of how anecdote and imagination yield inspired results. “I was
building a workbench with a carpenter friend,” Connick explains, “and my lack of any
knowledge about carpentry left me feeling so inadequate. It led me to think about other things
that every man should know, like how to change a tire. Then I began thinking about what
everybody should know how to do, and that’s to love.”

The range of the songs is vast, touching upon love and loss, celebration and sorrow, tragedy
and hope. With "Every Man Should Know," Harry Connick, Jr. triumphs once again, with a
depth of feeling that signals another milestone for one of the music world’s most multi-faceted

Tickets for Harry Connick, Jr. will go on sale on Friday, August 16 at 10:00 a.m. Annual Partners and Season Ticket Holders will receive priority purchase opportunities. To learn more about becoming an Annual Partner or a Season Ticket Holder, call our ticket office at (920) 730-3760!

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Coordinating a Group Sale at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center


Why purchase tickets as a group? 
Seeing a show is so much fun and who wouldn’t want to attend a performance with others? By getting a few couples together for a date night, talking to your neighbors, church members or coworkers, it is very easy to get a group together for a night out. Securing great seats, saving money on the tickets, having fun, creating lasting memories – that is what it is all about!

Do all performances offer group sales? What are the benefits of purchasing as a group?
Many of the performances offer group discounts, some up to 25% which is a huge incentive to reserve group tickets. In addition, being able to secure seats in advance of the public guarantees some of the best seats in the theater. Group minimums vary by show but the majority require 10 or more people to attend the same performance.

What if a group wants to add more people after they've purchased a group sale?
No problem – once the group minimum requirement is met, we are always happy to add on additional group members at the same ticket price as your original group.

Does the group sit together?
This is something the group leader can decide. The group is welcome to all sit together in one area or can be split up, taking advantage of the various prices and seating levels available throughout the theater.

Can each member of my group call to pay for their tickets?
A group sale must be paid for by one method of payment (i.e. a credit card or check). As the group leader, it is your responsibility to collect the monies from each of your group members and pay us directly. One of the best benefits of ordering group tickets early is the flexibility to put down a 25% deposit to hold the seats and then paying the remaining balance approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the show.

Do you have a mailing list that will notify my of new performance with group sales pricing options?
Yes, we do! Email us at groupsales@foxcitiespac.com and we can certainly add you to our group sales mailing list to be one of the first to learn about new shows.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

New Dates for The Phantom of the Opera, Sister Act and Tent Show Radio

Due to a change in the national touring schedule, The Phantom of the Opera performance dates will move to June 11-22, 2014. The production remains part of the 2013-14 Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America – Fox Cities Series having originally been scheduled January 8-19, 2014. The two-week run will include 16 performances including matinees on Saturday, Sunday and a mid-week matinee on Thursday, June 12. Season Ticket Holder Week will be June 11-17.

Two other productions in the 2013-14 Season schedule will be affected as a result of The Phantom of the Opera date change. Sister Act, also part of the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America – Fox Cities Series, will play eight performances May 6-11, 2014 instead of the previously announced dates of May 27 - June 1. Tent Show Radio’s 20th Anniversary Tour Celebration, part of the Boldt Arts Alive! Series, will move from May 8 to May 16, 2014.

All Season Ticket Holders will be notified with the rescheduled dates via email or phone this week. The new performance dates will be reflected on their tickets which they will be receiving in August. Group clients will be notified by the Center’s group sales department.


The Phantom of the Opera
June 11-22, 2014
Midweek Matinee: June 12, 2014 at 2:00 p.m.
Season Ticket Holder Week: June 11-17, 2014
Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, will come to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center as part of a brand new U.S. National Tour. Hailed as, “Stunning, intense and spectacular,” by the Sunday Express, this production features a brilliant new design by Paul Brown, costumes by the much missed Maria Björnson, a new staging by Laurence Connor – director of the recent acclaimed 25th anniversary celebration at the Royal Albert Hall – and new choreography by Scott Ambler. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh.

Sister Act
May 6-11, 2014
Sister Act is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it, “ridiculously fun,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement. Featuring original music by eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), Sister Act tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent. Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to rejoice! Sister Act is locally sponsored by CR Meyer and SECURA Insurance Companies.

Tent Show Radio’s 20th Anniversary Tour Celebration
May 16, 2014
From the shores of Lake Superior, tucked away in the great North Woods, “Tent Show Radio” broadcasts the summer line-up of Big Top Chautauqua’s finest acts. Now, celebrating their 20th anniversary on public radio, the crew is taking the show on the road. New York Times best-selling author, host and humorist Michael Perry and the Blue Canvas Orchestra are setting up camp at the Fox Cities P.A.C. on their first-ever tour, bringing the best of “rural life” to the “big city.” Tent Show Radio ’s 20th Anniversary Tour Celebration is locally sponsored by St. Elizabeth Hospital.

Tickets for The Phantom of the Opera and Sister Act are available now as part of the 2013-14 Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America – Fox Cities Season Ticket Package. Tickets for Tent Show Radio’s 20th Anniversary Tour Celebration are available now as part of the Boldt Arts Alive! Season Package.

For information on Season Tickets Packages offered by the Fox Cities P.A.C., please visit foxcitiespac.com or contact the Center’s ticket office in person or by phone at (920) 730-3760. Groups can also reserve tickets now by calling (920) 730-3786.