Friday, September 20, 2013

Shining the Spotlight on Volunteers

Last night, our volunteers took a seat in the spotlight at the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. In addition to the dinner, awards were presented to four individuals. With more than 400 volunteers, we are grateful to all of them for their hard work and dedication. The Center's volunteers ensure your experience at the Fox Cities P.A.C. is world-class. Thank you to each of them!
Steve Jahnke, Fox Cities P.A.C. manager of Volunteer and Audience Services,
presents the "Golden Flashlight Award" to Anne Jackson. Jackson served
the most hours last year by volunteering 672 hours.

Jahnke presents the "Rookie of the Year Award" to Amanda Armitage,
an outstanding first-year volunteer.
Jahnke presents the "Ambassador Award" to Carol McIntyre.
McIntyre is an outstanding volunteer who exemplifies the ideals of the
Fox Cities P.A.C.'s volunteer program not only at the Center,
but also in the community.
Jahnke presents the "Standing Ovation Award" to Ron Stroud,
the Fox Cities P.A.C.'s Volunteer of the Year.

Volunteers show off their gift bags during the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.
Volunteers register for door prizes during the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner.
Click here to learn more about becoming a volunteer at the Fox Cities P.A.C.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fox Cities P.A.C. Receives National HLAA Award

Community Feedback, Involvement raises Awareness
for Hearing Loop Technology

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is the proud recipient of the national “Get in the Hearing Loop Award 2013.” The honor was awarded to the Center by the Hearing Loss Association of America at the national HLAA Annual Convention on June 30 in Portland, Ore. The Fox Cities P.A.C.’s proven dedication to providing equipment and services to help patrons with hearing loss and other disabilities made the Center an excellent candidate for the award, according to the HLAA.

“This group is way ahead of the curve in caring and doing something about it,” said Julie Olson, HLAA Fox Valley Chapter founder who nominated the Center for the award. “Congratulations to the Fox Cities P.A.C. on receiving the award. It’s well deserved.”


The Center, built in 2002, has remained committed to serving patrons with hearing loss. In the late 1990s, a group of visionaries and donors formed a committee of people with disabilities to advise the Fox Cities P.A.C. Through the passionate work of  the Center’s Accessibility Committee, community outreach and partnering with the HLAA Fox Valley Chapter, hearing loop technology was installed in the ticket office area and Kimberly-Clark Theater. The next step of the dream came prior to the opening of the 10th Anniversary season when the technology also was added to Thrivent Financial Hall, the theater’s main performance space. This major enhancement improved the Fox Cities P.A.C.’s front of house live theater experience for people with hearing loss. 

A hearing loop is a wire that encircles a room or space that is connected to a sound system and transmits sound electromagnetically. The signal is picked up by a t-coil upon flipping the t-switch in a hearing aid or cochlear implant which in turn allows a person with a hearing impairment to easily adjust their hearing device and enjoy a performance without distortion. 


About 48 million adults, or 20 percent of the population, report some degree of hearing loss, according to John Hopkins Medicine. This includes a majority who are in age groups that are still in the workforce or in educational settings. It also is estimated that 30 children per 1,000 have hearing loss.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Single Tickets for 2013-14 Season On Sale Today

Includes the Boldt Arts Alive! Series
and Green and Gold Legends with Dave Robinson
Single tickets for the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's 2013-14 Boldt Arts Alive! Series performances and the one-night engagement of Green and Gold Legends with Dave Robinson are now on sale to the public.
The Boldt Arts Alive! Series is known for featuring an eclectic mix of world-class performers and artisitic genres, and the 2013-14 Season will be no exception. Highlights of the series include Hello, Dolly! starring Sally Struthers; a Kimberly-Clark Theater cabaret event featuring famed singer Judy Collins; a holiday performance by former "Tonight Show" band leader Doc Severinsen featuring the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and the return of the modern dance troupe, Diavolo.
10th Annual Fox Cities Choral Music Festival
Oct. 29, 2013
Tickets are $12 and $6 for students.

Hello, Dolly! starring Sally Struthers
Oct. 30-31, 2013
Tickets start at $40.

A Christmas Carol
Dec. 4, 2013
Tickets start at $25.

Doc Severinsen’s Jingle Bell Doc
Dec. 13-14, 2013
Tickets start at $35.

The Acting Company in association with the Guthrie Theater presents Tom Stoppard’s
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Feb. 6, 2014
Tickets are $25.

An Evening with Judy Collins (Kimberly-Clark Theater)
Feb. 7-8, 2014
Tickets start at $55.

March 7, 2014
Tickets are $25.

TAO: Phoenix Rising
March 11, 2014
Tickets are $25.

Step Afrika!
April 9, 2014
Tickets are $25.

Daryl Stuermer of Genesis
April 25, 2014
Tickets are $35. 

Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano – Viva Mexico, Viva America!

April 29, 2014
Tickets are $25.

Tent Show Radio’s 20th Anniversary Tour Celebration
May 16, 2014
Tickets are $30.

Green and Gold Legends with Dave Robinson (Kimberly-Clark Theater)
Nov. 9, 2013
Tickets are $28. 

Tickets for the Boldt Arts Alive! Series start as low as $12 and may be purchased at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's ticket office and online at To charge by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed now by calling (920) 730-3786. Group discounts and additional fees may apply.

Question: What show are you most looking forward to?

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Broadway Gameday Special

Broadway Fans: Take Advantage of Ticket Specials
for Football Sundays this Fall
Football season is just beginning, but if you’re not big on Sunday gridiron action, take advantage of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center’s Broadway Gameday Special. The touchdown ticket packages for Memphis and Flashdance – The Musical give Broadway fans the chance to see their favorite shows at a savings!

Two-show special
$75 includes a ticket to Memphis and Flashdance – The Musical in select seats, plus a drink voucher. Offer available for either Sunday performance.

Single show special
$40 for either Memphis or Flashdance – The Musical in select seats for either Sunday matinee or evening performance.

Broadway Gameday Performance Schedule
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 1:00 p.m. Memphis
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013 6:30 p.m. Memphis
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 1:00 p.m. Flashdance – The Musical
Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 6:30 p.m. Flashdance – The Musical

Tickets for Broadway Grameday Special are available through the ticket office.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

‘Gold star’ opportunities for teachers, students

As part of National Arts in Education Week Sept. 9-15, we applaud educators for their hard work and dedication.

We're excited to include Swazzle's Dream Carver; The Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly; William Shakespeare's Hamlet and other educational titles in the Center's Bemis Company 2013-14 Education Series that both teachers and students will enjoy.

The Center has a number of opportunities available to complement classroom lessons including:
Classroom Connections Teacher Workshops
Educator and student group ticket rates
Student rush pricing

Teachers, you'll want to take advantage of the Fox Cities P.A.C.'s Classroom Connections Workshops which are part of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This Season, the Center and Appleton Area School District will offer three professional development workshops to help educators use the arts as a catalyst for creative energy and integrating arts into the classroom.

Create a memorable experience today!