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Coming together to provide amazing experiences

Itzhak-Perlman_showViolinist Itzhak Perlman has performed for presidents, royalty and audiences around the world. So when we announced the reigning virtuoso of the violin would open both the Boldt Arts Alive! Season and Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary Season, there was understandable excitement in the Fox Cities.

Bringing a musician of this caliber to the Fox Cities is accomplished because the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra are working together to make it so.

“When we discussed bringing Mr. Perlman to perform with the talented Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, we knew our audiences would be in for a treat,” said Fox Cities P.A.C. President Maria Van Laanen. “We know this evening will provide an exceptional live experience that can truly inspire, transform and build our community.”

For the symphony, the timing couldn’t have lined up better. Celebrating the start of their 50th Season, Executive Director Jamie LaFreniere explained that their goal this season is to reach out and give back to the Fox Cities as a thank you for the many years of support. In addition to new programs, LaFreniere explained that the kickoff performance with Mr. Perlman is a gift for both the orchestra and the community to enjoy and celebrate together.

“To have this opportunity on our home stage, with our friends and family out in the audience, is a dream come true,” LaFreniere said. “But not just a dream for our musicians; we want this to be a memorable evening for our entire community. For our community to watch their orchestra grow and improve over the years and rise to a level where we share a stage with Itzhak Perlman is a great honor.”

groupLaFreniere cites having the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton as a key piece in bringing artists the caliber of Perlman to the area.

“We have a Broadway-class performance venue in the middle of our community! This is a gift many cities twice our size don’t get to enjoy! It allows us to elevate our concerts, our guest artists, and work with the Center on special community collaborations to enhance the opportunities for those on and off the stage,” LaFreniere said.

“It is also key to have such a wonderful symphony for guest artists to play with,” Van Laanen added. “The work the symphony does behind the scenes to ensure these opportunities are world class for both the artists and the community is crucial to the performances’ success and they always do a great job.”

Both groups agree that their collaboration works because of the immense community support for each organization coming together for an evening of unforgettable music.

“The community brought us here and made this possible! Without their support in our program and their love of our music and concerts, none of this would be happening,” LaFreniere said. “And it is happening right here, at home in the Fox Cities! You don’t need to travel to Chicago or Milwaukee to see the highest caliber performers. They are right here waiting for you.”

Making a difference one smile at a time

DSC_0097The smiling faces that help make arts experiences for so many in our community are coming together to celebrate the completion of the 2015-16 Season and the start of what is sure to be another great year at the Fox Cities P.A.C..

The Center had 466 active volunteers during the 2015-16 Season who donated 24,480 hours worth of service to support the arts.

In August, the Center brings together volunteers for a celebration event to recognize the amazing experiences they continue to offer patrons. From a helping hand to a point in the right direction, volunteers help to keep the Center experience consistent and memorable for patrons of all ages and backgrounds.

The event will include a dinner, entertainment, recognition from Thrivent Financial, who proudly supports the volunteer program and an awards ceremony to put the spotlight on a few of our exceptional volunteers.

We’re excited to have this time as a reminder of how much #WeLoveOurVolunteers!

 

 

Meet Darlene Coley

Words are important. Whether verbal, sent on letterhead, or posted for all to see, a sentence or two can cause us to pause and occasionally, they direct our path.

That might explain why, for the Coleys, the performing arts center being built in their community became such a large part of their lives. It was a sign that led Darlene Coley and her husband Ron to become volunteers; and a letter that led them to the decision to financially support the mission of the Center.

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Darlene Coley of Appleton was recognized with the Ambassador Award in 2014 for being a volunteer who exemplifies the ideals of the Fox Cities P.A.C. volunteer program and also in the community.

Ron and Darlene made their way to the temporary offices for the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center before the doors officially opened in 2002 to purchase season tickets. As they walked in, a sign calling for volunteers caught their attention and after a quick conversation, the two had decided it was something they wanted to do.

“We signed up that day,” Darlene Coley proudly recalls.

The pair were present for opening night in November of 2002, working coat check. They continued to volunteer together in various positions until Ron’s passing in 2011. Darlene continues to be a volunteer today.

Words in the form of a letter convinced the Coleys that the Center would benefit their community so greatly with future programming and opportunities that they decided to become Annual Partners.

“A letter went out to the community while the theater was in the final stages of being built asking for contributions,  no matter how small,  to help the theater meet its financial goal by the time it opened,” Darlene recalls. “We were proud of the Fox Cities P.A.C. and what is was going to, and is now, giving to our community. We wanted to support their goals.”

“It is a good thing to know, be your donation large or small, that together our community is able to provide so many programs to so many people of all ages to all of our benefit,” Coley said.

Darlene said that through the volunteer program she has met many good friends and has seen many great performances, but she also enjoys just visiting as a patron and taking in the Partners Lounge before performances.

Whether through donating her time or financial resources Darlene said she is proud to be a part of “something so vital to our community.”

And we’re proud to have her.

Check your calendars! On sale dates have just been announced!

Since the day we announced the 2016-17 Season, we told you it was going to be Beautiful! We even gave you 11 reasons why you can’t miss it,  6 reasons to take advantage of our new Fox Cities P.A.C. Presents Season Ticket Package and featured our new and exciting Spotlight Series. Still, there was one burning question.

When do single tickets go on sale?

Single tickets for 2016 Boldt Arts Alive! and Spotlight Series performances will go on sale Monday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. The 2017 performances from both of those series will go on sale Monday, Nov. 14.

Tickets for The Book of Mormon, the first show in our Broadway Across America®-Fox Cities Series are already on sale and tickets for The Sound of Music (a great holiday gift!) will go on sale Aug. 26 at 10 a.m.

Mark your calendars with the full list below:

Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America® – Fox Cities Series On Sale Dates:
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The Book of Mormon
Oct. 4  9, 2016
On sale now! Tickets start at $50.

The Sound of Music
Dec. 13   18, 2016
On sale Aug. 26 at 10 a.m.; tickets start at $50.

The Bodyguard The Musical
Jan. 17  22, 2017
On sale Nov. 18 at 10 a.m.; tickets start at $45.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s  Cabaret
Feb. 28  March 5, 2017
On sale Dec. 2 at 10 a.m.; tickets start at $45.

Finding Neverland
April 17 – 22, 2017
On sale Dec. 9 at 10 a.m.; tickets start at $45.

Mamma Mia!
May 12  14, 2017
On sale Feb. 3 at 10 a.m.; tickets start at $45.

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical
May 30 – June 4, 2017
On sale March 3 at 10 a.m.; tickets start at $50.

Wicked
Aug. 30 – Sept. 10, 2017
On sale May 19 at 10 a.m.; tickets start at $52.50.

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Photo Credit Lisa Marie Mazzucco

2016 Arts Alive! and Spotlight Series titles go on sale Monday, Aug. 15 at 10 a.m.
Itzhak Perlman with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra
Wednesday, Sept. 28
Tickets start at $65.

Art of Time Ensemble Performs Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Andrew Burashko, Artistic Director featuring Steven Page, Wesley Stace (AKA John Wesley Harding), Craig Northey and Andy Maize
Tuesday, Oct. 11
Tickets start at $39.

13th Annual Fox Cities Choral Music Festival
Tuesday, Oct. 18
Tickets are $6 for students and $12 for adults.

The Havana Cuba AllStars – The Asere Friendship Tour
Tuesday, Nov. 1
Tickets are $25.

Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s A Christmas Carol
Tuesday, Nov. 15
Tickets start at $25.

Sonny Knight and The Lakers
Kimberly-Clark Theater
Thursday, Nov. 17
Tickets are $30.

Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays
Friday, Dec. 2
Tickets start at $35.

2017 Arts Alive! and Spotlight Series titles go on sale  Monday, Nov. 14.  at 10 a.m.

FB_HR-8935-resizedSpectrum Dance Theater
Friday, Feb. 10
Tickets are $30.

An Intimate Evening with Janis Siegel
Kimberly-Clark Theater
Thursday, Feb. 16 and Friday, Feb. 17
Tickets start at $30.

Vienna Boys Choir: Smile
 Friday, Feb. 24
Tickets are $25.

Shaolin Warriors: The Legend Continues
Thursday, March 9
Tickets are $25.

The Irish Comedy Tour
Kimberly-Clark Theater
Tuesday, March 14
Tickets are $30. Limited tickets are available.

The Intergalactic Nemesis A Live-Action Graphic Novel
Wednesday, March 15
Tickets are $25.

The Slocan Ramblers
Kimberly-Clark Theater
Friday, March 31
Tickets are $30.

Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour
Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In A Play!
Saturday, April 8
Tickets are $25.

Neil Simon Festival’s Driving Miss Daisy
Thursday, April 27
Tickets are $35.

 

When will we be seeing you at the theater?

 

Broadway Fast 5: July

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'Cats' (Photo: Alessandro Pinna)

‘Cats’ (Photo: Alessandro Pinna)

1.They’re back! Cats starts previews on Broadway

Those loveable Jellicle cats have returned to Broadway in the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, which began previews on July 14 and will open July 31. Featuring choreography by Hamilton’s Andy Blakenbuehler and pop singer Leona Lewis taking on the memorable role of Grizabella, the production has been getting a lot of buzz. You can get excited too – Broadway.com is featuring a behind the scenes look vlog with Rum Tum Tugger Tyler Hanes.

Rachel Tucker in Broadway's 'Wicked' (Photo: Joan Marcus)

Rachel Tucker in Broadway’s ‘Wicked’
(Photo: Joan Marcus)

2. Rejoicify! Wicked movie details are here!

It’s not much, but Stephen Schwartz did let a little slip about the upcoming Wicked film. At San Diego Comic-Con confirmed the project is a few years away but will incorporate at least three new numbers and one song that was cut from the Broadway show. We can’t wait to go dancing through life to the new songs. (Or to hear the originals performed live here next August!)

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Broadway.com

 

 

3. Darlene Love heads Off-Broadway

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love will join Trip of Love Off-Broadway. The show, which brings the ’60s to life with more than 25 of the decades greatest hits, will welcome love starting July 28. “What a fun show! When I saw the show, the audience was waving their arms and singing along. They had a grand time,” said Love, in a statement published on Broadway.com. Love, whose 50+ year career has included collaborations with Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye and Elvis Presely (to name a few) is perhaps most well known for her number one holiday classic “Baby Please Come Home” which you might just get to hear her perform when she visits the Fox Cities P.A.C. in her Love for the Holidays tour Dec. 2.

 

Karen Olivo & Miguel Cervantes Broadway.com

Karen Olivo & Miguel Cervantes
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4. The room where it happens just got closer

The Chicago production of Hamilton is getting that much closer to it’s September 27 opening. Tickets for the production went on sale and quickly performances were shifted to sold-out status. Now, we know who all of those people will be seeing in the room where it happens. The Chicago company will be led by Tony-winner Karen Olivo (Angelica) , Miguel Cervantes (Hamilton) and Alexander Gemignani (King George III). Other principal roles in Hamilton in Chicago will be played by Ari Afsar as Eliza Hamilton, Chris Lee as Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson, Joseph Morales as Cervantes’ alternate, Jose Ramos as John Laurens/Phillip Hamilton, Wallace Smith as Hercules Mulligan/James Madison and Samantha Marie Ware as Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds. Who else is excited?

 

Leanne Cope & Dimitri Kleioris in 'An American in Paris' (Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Leanne Cope & Dimitri Kleioris in ‘An American in Paris’
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

5. ‘S Been Wonderful: An American in Paris, Motown, Fiddler announce closings

An American in Paris, which had announced it would close on Broadway on January 1, 2017, will now end its run on October 9. Based on the Oscar-winning film, the musical of hope, redemption and romance featured some of George and Ira Gershwin’s well known hits including “I Got Rhythm” “‘S Wonderful” and “They Can’t Take That Away.” The national tour is set to being on Oct. 14.

The tradition is over; the fifth Great White Way revival of Fiddler on the Roof, starring Danny Burstein, is set to close on December 31.

Surprising, the return of Motown The Musical, which opened on July 12, also announced it will close this month. Performances for the limited engagement were scheduled to run through Nov. 13 but the jukebox musical announced it will play its final performance on July 31, marking the end of the shows first national tour.

 

 

 

Partnering for Arts Integration

As students prepare to head back to class, so do teachers and part of that preparation may include planning creative ways to integrate the arts into their classroom.

The Center, striving to make the arts accessible for all generations, works to make that process easier by providing professional development opportunities throughout the year as part of their Classroom Connections teacher workshops.

The Center and Appleton Area School District are members of the Partners in Education program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington D.C. Selected because of their demonstrated commitment to improvement of education in and through the arts, the partnership team collaborations to make the arts integral to education.

Classroom Connections teacher workshops are designed to provide professional development in the arts for teachers based on the belief that their continued learning is an essential component of any effort to increase the artistic literacy of young people.

Renee Ulman, fine arts coordinator for the Appleton Area School District works to support art, music, theater and dance education in Appleton schools by leading curriculum work, advocating for strong arts education for all students and researching ways to bring the arts to the classroom, including providing teachers with meaningful professional development.

“Our mission in AASD is “Every Child, Every Day” and the arts are an essential part of meeting the needs of all of our students and offering them a well-rounded education,” Ulman said. “This partnership is important because we get to work together on offering quality professional development opportunities for teachers in the Fox Cities.  It shows teachers that what they do for our students is valued and supported by those in the community.  We want to work together to provide all students the best education they can receive.  We believe that one way this can be achieved is through arts integration.  Our partnership helps teachers learn about and implement these practices in their classrooms.”

The team that coordinates with The Kennedy Center to put on Classroom Connections teacher workshops. From left to right Director of Programming and Community Engagement Amy Gosz, Education Coordinator Cassie Schroeder and Appleton Area School District Fine Arts Coordinator Renee Ulman.

The team that coordinates Classroom Connections teacher workshops. From left to right Director of Programming and Community Engagement Amy Gosz, Education Coordinator Cassie Schroeder and Appleton Area School District Fine Arts Coordinator Renee Ulman.

The program began in 2012 and each year Ulman and the education team at the Center (including director of programming and community engagement Amy Gosz and education coordinator Cassie Schroeder) sit down to chat about trends happening in the district and arts integration workshops that are available through the Kennedy Center Partners in Education program. They select workshops that appeal to a variety of art forms, core curriculum topics and teaching grade levels. From this they are able to provide unique arts integration development opportunities that are available to any educator or person who works with youth.

“Arts-integrated lessons are created using equal portions of core subjects and an art form to learn concepts of both areas. For example, students may learn about the water cycle through movement, explore classic literature through drama, or they might study the Underground Railroad by the creation and performance of their own freedom songs,” said Fox Cities P.A.C. education coordinator, Cassie Schroeder. “By offering diverse programming we hope the arts reach more classrooms and impact the lives of more students.”

Why is it so important for teachers to incorporate arts into their classroom? Aside from statistical research done by Americans for the Arts that indicates students who participate in the arts are more likely to be recognized for academic achievement, perform community service and win attendance awards, it’s what arts can teach about others and themselves.

“Students who create beautiful work through the arts are more engaged, more motivated and want to be at school. Their voices are heard by participating in meaningful and relevant projects, experiences and performances.  They are part of something larger than themselves and learn how to work with all types of people, accepting others for who they are,” Ulman explained. “Through the arts, all students learn new ways to communicate about and be in the world around them, they discover strengths and possibilities they might not have imagined, and work on the skills needed to be engaged citizens later in their lives. Once they leave school, every student will be judged on their character and quality of work, not their grades or test scores.  That is why it is important to be immersed in the arts…It’s an all-inclusive way of learning, therefore it is a way for all students to find success.”

Gather a group and come to the theater!

Part of the beauty of live theater is sharing the experience with a room full of people who are living the same moment. That, along with great benefits, is why group sales have remained a popular choice for patrons.

With a group sales team dedicated to helping you coordinate your experience, the ability to buy tickets before the general public and the discounts available to groups of 10 or more, there are many reasons to gather your friends, relatives, coworkers, neighbors and everyone you know to go catch a show!

That’s how it all started for Lisa Comber, who coordinates groups tickets for co-workers and others who are interested in specific shows.

“I was interested in seeing the The Lion King and found out that with a group of 15 or more, I would be able to secure seats ahead of the public sale.   It took off from there,” Comber explained.

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The group sales team includes (from left to right) Andrea Zinkgraf, Sherry Rougeux and Chelsea Crevcoure.

While the most difficult part is communicating with ticket buyers and making the ticket/payment exchange, the rest of the process for Comber and her group is a breeze.

“The easiest part for me is getting all the initial information together to send out to the group,” Comber explained. “The group sales team is phenomenal in helping us get the seats we want and having the tickets and envelopes ready for me.”

Group leader Debbie Griffith, who coordinates bus trips for seniors, agrees.

“The Fox Cities P.A.C. makes it very easy.  The gals in the group sales department are the best and try to accommodate almost any request at any time,” Griffith said.

Broadway is always a popular option for groups but both leaders have also taken advantage of group sales for Arts Alive! series performances such as Fantasia, Ballroom with a Twist, Masters of Illuision and recently, The Band of the Royal Marines.

“That was one of the best programs for our group,” Griffith said of the band’s performance. “Price wise, interest, and entertainment!”

Griffith said her group is anxiously awaiting Cabaret and The Bodyguard in the 2016-17 Season, while Comber says Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, Finding Neverland and The Sound of Music top her list.

You can make your group reservations for our 2016-17 shows today and secure your seats before the general public! Visit the group sales page on our website for more information.

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Welcome new board members!

It’s a new fiscal year at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and that means some fresh faces on our Board of Directors.

Please join us in welcoming Shaleen Devgun, Susan May, Scott Murphy and Kim Ritzow who fill vacancies created by retiring board members Darwin Copeman, Mame Heaney, Jim Johnson, Karen Laws and Robert Di Renzo.

Photo by Shane Van Boxtel, Image Studios LLC

Photo by Shane Van Boxtel, Image Studios LLC

“A group of top business and civic leaders, our Board of Directors also represents a group passionate about the power of the live performing arts,” said Fox Cities P.A.C. Board Chair Beth Flaherty. “We know the 2016-17 Board of Directors will continue to be wonderful assets to the Center, stewards to the community and strong advocates for the arts.”

Flaherty will continue on to her second year as board chair.

Angelo Ninivaggi will serve as vice chair. Ninivaggi is currently the senior vice president, general counsel and secretary of Plexus Corp. where he has been employed since 2002. Ninivaggi first joined the board at the Center in 2012.

John Krause, a current board member, has also been re-elected to the role of secretary-treasurer. Krause is a partner with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. Krause first joined the board at the Center in 2012.

John Hogerty will continue to serve as immediate past chair. Hogerty is the executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of Bergstrom Corporation. He first joined the board at the Center in 2008 and served as chairman from 2012-2015.

Learn more about our new board members below:

Shaleen Devgun is the executive vice president and chief information officer at Schneider. Prior to joining Schneider in 2009, he spent 12 years in management consulting with Diamondcluster International and Deloitte. Shaleen and his family reside in Appleton and are actively involved with INDUS Fox Valley.

Susan May has served as the president and CEO of Fox Valley Technical College since 2008, having joined the organization in 1983 and working in several leadership capacities for the college over the years. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Stout and her doctorate from Nova Southeastern University. Susan is an active board member or partner with many organizations in the region.

Scott Murphy joined Jewelers Mutual in 2015 as president and CEO. Prior to joining the company, Scott was an executive partner and principal in the insurance industry consulting group Triad Analytic Solutions. Scott is a graduate of the University of Tennessee.

Kim Kolbe Ritzow is a community advocate and volunteer. For the past several years she has served on the Fox Cities P.A.C. Advocacy Committee, has served on the fundraising committees for Friends of the Appleton Public Library and for WisconSibs. She is a frequent docent for the Trout Museum of Art and serves as a Cabinet Member of Ambassadors for Catalpa Health.

Please help us wish them all a warm welcome to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center!

Broadway Fast 5: June

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Photo by Joan Marcus

Photo by Joan Marcus

1.Hamilton, Hamilton, Hamilton!
Hamilton is always making the news for something, and this month was no exception. In addition to 11 Tony wins the show has officially announced the departure of at least 3 major stars when the one-year contracts expire July 9. Lin-Manuel Miranda will move on to work on Disney’s Moana and the new Mary Poppins film and a bunch of other projects in addition to not ruling out returning to the show on occasion. He will be replaced by current Hamilton alternate, Javier Munoz. Mrs. Hamilton, Phillipa Soo, will depart only to return to Broadway in Amelie in 2017. And Aaron Burr Sir, Leslie Odom Jr. announced one week after his big Tony win that he will depart the show. He did not announce a specific project but has been promoting his self-titled album that also released this month.

Hamilton also confirmed it will hop across the pond for a  West End production in Fall 2017 and tickets are officially on sale for the Chicago production, for which a cast has yet to be announced.

Photo by Emilio Madrid-Kuser

Photo by Emilio Madrid-Kuser

 

2.A Beautiful milestone
They can certainly feel the earth move! Beautiful: The Carole King Musical celebrated 1,000 performances on June 15, 2016, and Mayor Bill de Blasio proclaimed it Carole King day! The Broadway-hit musical will visit the Fox Cities next summer.

 

Photo: Virginia Sherwood/NBC

Photo: Virginia Sherwood/NBC

3.Hairspray Live
After a live casting call, NBC’s Hairspray Live! has found it’s Tracy Turnblad! Maddie Baillio, a Texas native and current NYC college student, will take on the role in the production when it airs December 7. Also recently signed on, Kristin Chenoweth will play former Miss Baltimore Crabs herself, Velma Von Tussle.
As previously announced, the cast will also include Harvey Fierstein, who reprises his Tony-winning performance as Edna Turnblad, Oscar winner and recent The Color Purple star Jennifer Hudson as Motormouth Maybelle, Tony and Emmy winner Martin Short as Wilbur Turnblad and Emmy winner Derek Hough in a self-prophesized turn as Corny Collins.

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4. Broadway for Orlando records single, ends up #1 on iTunes

After the tragedy in Orlando in the early morning hours of June 12, the Broadway community made a point to show love and support, dedicating the 70th Annual Tony Awards to the victims with a beautiful opening to the ceremony and ribbons on the red carpet. They went one step further in the week after the tragedy when dozens of the biggest past and present Broadway stars gathered together to record a benefit single of “What the World Needs Now Is Love” and then performed live on NBC’s variety show Maya & Marty. The song rose to the top of the iTunes chart upon its release June 21.

 

82611-75.Tony Award Wrap-Up, Post-Tony Show Closings

There were so many great lessons from this year’s Tony Awards show and many gif-able moments and fantastic performances. Hamilton took 11 awards home, the show made history with all of its musical acting awards presented to African American performers and the broadcast brought in the highest viewership since 2001 when The Producers brought as much buzz as Hamilton.

Since the awards were announced Bright Star has announced a closing and the 2015 Tony-winning Best Musical Fun Home has also announced a closing date for this September. 10-time Tony-nominee Shuffle Along also, surprisingly, announced an early closing date for July, coinciding with Audra McDonald’s maternity leave. You can get a full recap of the Tonys and more over at Broadway.com.

Staff Spotlight: Trisha Witt

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You see the social media posts, the posters and the e-mails but that’s truly only part of the Center’s marketing efforts, led by director of marketing and communications Trisha Witt. Overall, Trisha works to make sure the community knows not only about the great shows coming up at the Center, but also the special programming and events that support the Center’s mission of being a gathering place for the community.

1.Which shows are you most looking forward to in the 2016-17 Season?
Wicked and Finding Neverland. Both shows have such a good message that can speak to anyone and take stories you already know, twisting them to share something new, which is exciting.

2. What do you wish more people knew about the Center?
I love that everyone can come and share an exceptional arts experience together, but the Center offers so much more than that. I wish everyone knew about the amazing programs the Center offers in the community from unique show-related engagement activities to special programming tailored to serve underserved populations such as our P.A.T.H.S. program or Broadway League’s Family First Nights.

3. What is your favorite part of your job?
I love sharing the stories of the difference the Center’s programming makes in the community. And of course, seeing the smile on a kids face the first time they get to experience theater is just priceless.

Next time you see Trisha, be sure to say hello!

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