Thursday, February 20, 2014

Embark on Emerald City Adventures

Enjoy WICKED Themed Activities, Tastes and Treats!

1. WICKED Lottery. Try your chance at the WICKED lottery for $25 orchestra level tickets. Enter at the ticket office 2 1/2 hours prior to the show and 30 minutes later names will be drawn to purchase tickets at the special lottery price.

2. WICKED Costumes on Display. Stop by The Trout Museum of Art to see Elphaba, Glinda and Madame Morrible costumes on display in the front window facing College Ave.

3. WICKED Good Deals. Show your ticket stub at select downtown Appleton businesses for discounts and deals!

4. Emerald Elixir: Wash down that delicious cupcake with our specialty drink "Emerald Elixir," a blend of Ty Ku, pineapple juice, Blue Curacao and 7-Up.

5. Themed Cupcakes: Stop by any bar in the building to purchase a delicious WICKED themed cupcakes for Elphaba, Glinda and nod to the road of yellow bricks!

6. OzDust Boutique. Take a piece of Oz home with you from the OzDust Boutique merchandise stand. 

Don't miss WICKED at the Fox Cities P.A.C., now playing through March 2!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Maria Van Laanen to Succeed Susan Stockton as President

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center’s Board of Directors announced today that Executive Vice President Maria Van Laanen will succeed Susan Stockton as president beginning in the 2014-15 Season.

This change was prompted by Stockton’s decision to retire at the end of the 2013-14 Season, capping a career spanning more than 40 years in arts management. Stockton joined the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center as president in 2003.

Maria Van Laanen joined the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in 2001 as director of marketing and draws from more than 20 years of arts management experience. She has been instrumental in leading the organization since the beginning. For more than five years she served as vice president of communications and external relations. In 2011 she was promoted to executive vice president and assumed the role of overseeing the day-to-day operations for the Center.

“The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has quickly become recognized as a leader in our community and the industry. We are grateful for Susan Stockton’s work leading the organization to its early successes,” said John J. Hogerty, II, chairman of the board of directors. He added “Maria Van Laanen’s work in the industry and history with the organization makes her the perfect choice to ensure the Center continues to provide the best live experience in Wisconsin.”

Originally from Green Bay, Van Laanen received a bachelor’s of organizational communication degree from University of Wisconsin Green Bay in 1996.

Van Laanen will assume her new role as president on July 1, 2014.

Please join us in congratulating Maria Van Laanen!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Broadway Hits On Sale Now!

If you have been looking for a great family outing – look no further than the Fox Cities P.A.C.’s spring performances. Two stories you know and love, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and Sister Act, are on sale now!

April 11-13
•A Disney Classic
•Enjoyable for the Whole Family
•Larger than Life Onstage 

May 6-11
•Direct from Broadway
•Celebration of Sisterhood
•A Soul-Lifting, Feel-Good Musical 

Wednesday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m. 

Purchase one adult ticket, and receive a kid’s (ages 9-18) ticket free.* 
Password: FAMILY

Family Night on Broadway activities begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Kimberly-Clark Theater and are free to ticket holders for the Wednesday, May 7 performance at 7:30 p.m. of Sister Act.

*Tickets are available through in person or by phone at the Center’s ticket office and online at Select seating locations in Grand Tier and Family Circle only. Offer not valid on previously purchased tickets. Four ticket limit. Additional fees may apply. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

250,000 Smiles and Counting!

At today's performance of Omaha Theater on Tour's The Diary of a Worm, a Spider and a Fly, we will celebrate 250,000 students attending a Bemis Company Education Series performance. That is a quarter of a million smiles, giggles, moments of inspiration and hushed excitement filling the Center over the past 10 years.

We are thrilled to have welcomed so many students to a live performance, and they couldn't agree more!