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11 Reasons the 2016-17 Season is going to be beautiful

Broadway1.Wisconsin premieres
The Center is so excited to have The Bodyguard, direct from the West End, and Broadway’s Finding Neverland, both in their first year of national touring, have their first Wisconsin stops at the Fox Cities P.A.C.

2. Riveting revivals
Revivals are a great way to enjoy and share the magic of classic, beautiful and thrilling musical theater. The Roundabout Theatre Company’s Cabaret and the new national tour of The Sound of Music will delight audiences at the Center this season.

3.Songs you’ll be singing for days
When you see Beautiful – The Carole King Musical in 2017, you will be tapping your feet and clapping your hands for a stunning array of beloved songs from songwriting duos Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend,” and of course, “Beautiful.”

4.Returning favorites
You loved them the first time and you’ll love them again! The Book of Mormon returns by popular demand, Wicked entertains audiences for 12 days in 2017 and Mamma Mia! brings its Farewell Tour for three days only next May.

5.Recognizable faces
You’ll love seeing people you recognize on the Fox Cities P.A.C. stage. From seeing stars like Clarence Gilyard (“Walker Texas Ranger”, “Matlock”) and Charlene Tilton (“Dallas”) in Neil Simon Festival’s Driving Miss Daisy to seeing your very own local stars in the 13th Annual Fox Cities Choral Music Festival, there’s plenty of chances to say “Hey, I know them!”

6.Music that will move you
The stunning voice of Darlene Love (“Christmas Baby Please Come Home,” “He’s a Rebel,” “The Boy I’m Gonna Marry”), the amazing music from Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band as performed by Art of Time Ensemble and beautiful movement choreographed to the sounds of African-American composers T.J. Anderson, Wynton Marsalis and Pamela Z from Spectrum Dance Theater; something is bound to move you in an amazing evening of live performance.

7.A special performance with the Fox Valley SymphonyAA season
The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra will co-present an unforgettable evening of music with violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman, a classical musician beloved for his charm and humanity.

8.Acts from around (and out of) this world
The Boldt Arts Alive! Series is known for bringing acts from around the world right to your backyard. This year the Havana Cuba All-Stars bring Cuban culture alive in the theater, Vienna Boys Choir shares the celestial sounds of the historic youth choir direct from Austria and Shaolin Warriors demonstrate the remarkable skill of Chinese martial arts. The Intergalactic Nemesis, A Live-Action Graphic Novel will take you out of this world for a one-of-a-kind adventure that mixes comic book and radio-play.

9. Moments you’ll want to share with the whole family
What better place than the theater to share valuable experiences with the whole family? Nebraska Theatre Caravan’s A Christmas Carol returns to the Fox Cities’ just in time for the holidays. Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour Elephant & Piggie’s We Are In a Play! takes Mo Willem’s beloved characters and has them tell their tale in a musical, live on stage. These familiar stories are perfect to share with your whole family.

10. A brand new series
The Center introduces its new Spotlight Series, a set of shows that take place in the intimate Kimberly-Clark Theater. Sonny Knight & The Lakers will get the place grooving, Janis Siegel will bring the house down with two nights of unbelievable cabaret, The Irish Comedy Tour will create a hilarious St. Patrick’s Day celebration and The Slocan Ramblers will fill the room with their unique, incredible sound.

11. Two great Season Ticket Packages
Whether you want to fill up your calendar with Broadway or make a night of it with new, exciting acts there’s a Season Ticket Package for you! Broadway Season Ticket Holders and Fox Cities P.A.C. Presents Season Ticket Holders get exciting benefits, exclusive offers and the ability to secure their seats now for this thrilling lineup! Find more information on how you can become a Season Ticket Holder on the Center’s website.

View our season brochure today!

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