Cirque Alfonse: Timber! at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Thursday, Oct. 8, 7:30 P.M.
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center


This hyper-festive, acrobatic event is inspired by early lumberjacks, loggers and farmers. Be left in awe by the colorful, energetic feats of agility and strength accented by a traditional folk live music from Quebec in this Cirque show the whole family will enjoy.

Complete your experience by coming early to watch local chainsaw artist
Joseph P. Larsen carve a wooden work of art on the plaza
(corner of Division and Washington streets) starting at 6:00 p.m.

Then, stay after the show for a post-show question and answer session
with the cast. Both of these Community First
Community Engagement Activities are free and open to Timber! ticketholders.

Tickets are $25.

You may also purchase tickets by phone at (920) 730-3760
or in person at the Fox Cities P.A.C. ticket office.

Ticket Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Start Planning Your Holiday Group Outing to the Fox Cities P.A.C.


The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in downtown Appleton is the place to be during the upcoming holiday season! Whether you are looking for something to do together as a family, with friends or with staff, celebrate in style with us.  Shows like Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Theater Latté Da’s All Is Calm – The Christmas Truce of 1914 and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast are a few of the great options in November and December. Group discounts are available for many of the performances when 10 or more tickets are purchased, making an afternoon or evening out more affordable. Visit for a complete calendar listing and group ticket pricing information.

If you are looking for a unique venue to rent for a pre or post-show party in conjunction with your group ticket purchase, the Fox Cities P.A.C. is also the place to be! The state-of-the-art theater features 4,000 square feet in the Kimberly-Clark Theater and 1,265 square feet in the Founders Room and are the perfect complement to any group’s experience. Are you looking for a more intimate space for a smaller gathering? Consider using the exquisite Entrance 21 Luxury Suite which includes 12 tickets to the performance of your choice, comfortable box seats in the Dress Circle, valet parking, an exclusive beverage selection and a personal suite attendant for that memorable red carpet experience. Package prices range from $1,500-$3000. Catering is also available for an additional cost.


Call the friendly group sales department staff at (920) 730-3786 today! We are happy to assist however we can to make your holidays truly memorable.

Thank you,

Sherry Rougeux

Group Sales Manager
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is One Great Place


The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center’s mission is to be a gathering place for the community. From the beginning, the Center has been a symbol of teamwork, passion and the community coming together to accomplish something great. Each year the Center’s Education Series welcomes an average of 23,000 students who learn and grow through the arts.


It also has welcomed well over 2 million ticketed patrons to enjoy the power of the live performing arts in addition to thousands of others who have come for various community events.

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As a non-profit arts and cultural education organization, the Center works to treat everyone in the community like a star and to enhance the understanding and enjoyment of life through the creation and presentation of the arts.

Please visit the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center website at for all upcoming events and to purchase tickets.


The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and INCLUDE present 
it gets better
 in the Fox Valley February 15-21

A week of community awareness, conversation, celebration and song featuring members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles

One of the most challenging issues among today’s LGBT young adults and adolescents is bullying. For one week this February, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center and INCLUDE will put a spotlight on bullying in the Fox Cities community.

it gets better cover photoit gets better, Feb. 16- 21, is a performing arts response to the difficult issue of bullying led by members of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles (GMCLA).  The weeklong residency will feature two public performances and 10 residency activities including school visits and community conversations that will impact approximately 5,000 students and adults. 

“Our mission for the week is to rally the community around the central issue of bullying and promote a welcoming, inclusive and safe Fox Valley community for all regardless of your sexual orientation or gender identity.” said Chad Hershner, co-chair of INCLUDE.

The it gets better project began in 2010 when Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller were inspired to take action after being moved by too many stories of young lives being cut short as a result of bullying and isolation, especially those students who identified as LGBT.

The GMCLA was established in 1979 to bring an end to homophobia and discrimination of all kinds through the entertainment and education. The choir has been working with students since 2008 with their first residency, the Alive Music Project. The it gets better program combines elements of both projects into one powerful weeklong residency. 

“The performing arts gives us a platform to start a discussion that might be too difficult for many youth to start in everyday life,” said Amy Gosz director of programming and community engagement for the Fox Cities P.A.C. “For every student that participates in a residency activity we are encouraging conversation and reinforcing that all people deserve love and respect.”


The GMCLA will host two public performances during the week:

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Tuesday, Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Kimberly-Clark Theater

Tickets: $35

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Lost Angeles Presents

it gets better

Saturday, Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Thrivent Financial Hall

Tickets: adults $15, students $7.50

Tickets for both performances will go on sale Friday, Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. in person at the Fox Cities P.A.C. ticket office. Tickets are also available on Ticketmaster online and phone at (800) 982-2787. Additional fees may apply.


The GMCLA will host residency activities at the following high schools: Appleton East, Appleton North, Appleton West, Kaukauna, Menasha and Neenah. The public is invited to attend and participate in community conversation at the following events:

NCW Goodwill LGBT Partnership Meeting

Monday, Feb. 16, 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Boys & Girls Club of Fox Valley

World Café Event

Thursday, Feb. 19, 6- 9p.m.

UW Fox Valley

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Friday, Feb. 20, 12- 1 p.m.

UW Fox Valley

For more information about the it gets better residency activities visit

SHEN YUN at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center March 3rd and 4th


MARCH 3-4, 2015

shenyunEMBARK on an extraordinary journey across 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. From ancient dynasties to the modern day, witness inspiring stories and legends come alive on stage. Featuring classical Chinese dance, a full orchestra, exquisite costumes and dazzling animated backdrops, Shen Yun will transport you to another world.

For thousands of years, China was known as the Divine Land. Its rich culture, said to be a gift from the heavens, valued virtue, integrity, compassion and tolerance. Yet, over the past 60 years of communist rule, this glorious heritage has been almost destroyed. Formed in 2006 in New York, Shen Yun strives to revive authentic Chinese culture and share its beauty with the world.

Tickets start at $63.50.

You may purchase tickets in person at the Fox Cities P.A.C. Ticket Office.

Ticket Office Hours:
Mon. – Fri. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phone: (920) 730-3760

Contemporary Jazz with Ramsey Lewis at the Fox Cities PAC

Screen Shot 2014-10-08 at 4.38.57 PMRamsey Lewis has been an icon in the world of contemporary jazz for more than 50 years. Lewis will performing with his Electric Band and special guest artist Philip Bailey of Earth, Wind & Fire.

Don’t miss seeing these artists come together to perform some of their top jazz and R&B classics such as “Sun Goddess” and “September.”


• Shining Star
• September
• Once I Love
• Wade in the Water
• Brazillica
• Medley: Dear Lord, Blessings
• Precious Lord (Gospel medley)
• Here’s to Life
• Serpentine Fire
• The Way She Smiles
• Medley: In the Still of the Night,
Here, There, Everywhere, Betcha by Golly Wow!
• The In Crowd
• Sun Goddess

Tickets start at $35.

You may also purchase tickets in person at the Fox Cities P.A.C. Ticket Office.

Ticket Office Hours:
Monday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Phone: (920) 730-3760


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Famous for their incredible harmonies, musicianship, and humor—multi platinum recording artists and twin icons, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson are torchbearers of an American entertainment dynasty. To celebrate the release of their phenomenally successful debut album, ‘After The Rain,’ the former mainstays of MTV’s golden era of music videos, are ready to kick off their 25th Anniversary Tour, live and unplugged; just two voices, two guitars and a night full of great songs!

An Evening With Matthew And Gunnar NELSON is Friday, June 6, 7:30 p.m., at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, in Appleton, Wis., Tickets go on sale Monday, April 28, 10 a.m. central time, and can be purchased online at, via phone at 920-730-3760 or in person at 400 W College Ave. Tickets are $28.50 and $38.50. Applicable fees may apply.

Matthew and Gunnar Nelson are the identical twin sons of legend and Rock N Roll Hall Of Famer, Ricky Nelson, and the grandsons of TV icons, Ozzie and Harriet. The Nelsons are the only family in history to have three successive generations of No. 1 hit makers.

The twins dominated the airwaves, Billboard charts, MTV and arenas in 1990 -1991. This special event features a culmination of the hits and current tracks from the brothers, including the stories behind and performances of the classic hits they penned (No. 1 hit “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love And Affection,” “After The Rain,” “More Than Ever” and “Only Time Will Tell” and more) and their journey through fame and the music industry. Matthew and Gunnar will share modern hits they’ve written demonstrating their ever-evolving sound that circles their unique harmony blend and acoustic base.

They have released 13 full-length albums to date and continue to champion their musical legacy worldwide via their own Stone Canyon Records. Visit

$23 Million Raised-To-Date Toward Keystone Campaign at the Fox Cities PAC

Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce that $23 million dollars of contributions and pledges has been raised-to-date toward the Keystone Campaign, a $25 million endowment fund to support the arts now and for future generations. The funds raised will provide long-term financial stability to the nonprofit’s long-range business plan.

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“The community’s response to the Keystone Campaign has been remarkable and we are thankful to those that have generously contributed,” said Chairman of the Fox Cities P.A.C. Board of Directors John J. Hogerty II. “I encourage individuals and businesses to invest now as it will make a lasting mark on our wonderful performing arts center’s ability to deliver impactful programs.”

The Keystone Campaign was publicly announced in Nov. 2012. At the time of the announcement $17 million in contributions and pledges had been raised during a quiet, leadership phase. Over the last year and a half the campaign received $6 million from individuals and businesses who made muti-year pledges, cash gifts, legacy gifts or donated to memorialize a loved one who was passionate about the arts.

“The community has always been the star in our production,” said Fox Cities P.A.C. President Susan Stockton. “Their response to the Keystone Campaign has been incredible. We continue to update the Keystone Campaign Donor Wall of Honor as donations are received. Now is the time to step up and support to help us reach our goal.”

The Keystone Campaign Donor Wall of Honor recognizes contributors who have made a tax-deductible gift of $5,000 or more and is located in the Center’s Dress Circle Lobby.

The Keystone Campaign supports the Center’s subsidized mission-based programs by:

·         Providing sufficient cash reserves to weather the volatility of the theater business

·         Generating capital for unanticipated challenges like downturns in the economy

·         Protecting and maintaining the facility by planning for long-term maintenance needs

For more information on the Keystone Campaign, contact the Advancement Department at (920) 730-3782 or visit

Interview Opportunity : Fox Cities P.A.C. Executive Vice President Maria Van Laanen is available for an interview on Thursday, May 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Maggie Haddock at (920) 419-6315 or to make arrangements.


The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in downtown Appleton, provides a premier venue for live performing arts. Since 2002, the Center has proudly served as a gathering place for the community to engage in educational opportunities while enhancing a greater understanding and appreciation of the live performing arts. The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center — Where the Arts Come Alive!

Wicked Good Deals Downtown February 12 through March 2

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Enjoy ‘wicked good” deals in Downtown Appleton Feb. 12-Mar.2, 2014!
Just show your ticket before or after the show and save!

Note: some restrictions may apply. See individual business for details.

Adore, 508 W. College Ave. 10% off ONE regular priced item when showing your Ticket to Wicked. (furniture items not included)
Angels Forever-Windows of Light, 310 W. College Ave. 20% off Wizard of Oz greeting cards & magnets.  Plus receive 20% all in store merchandise with ticket.
Beatnik Betty’s Resale Butik, 208 E. College Ave. Clearance on all winter items!
BellyBeans, 103 E. College Ave. 20% off one item for everyone and 25% for ticketholders
BOLD Salon, 207 1/2 E. College Ave. Complimentary Conditioning Treatment with any Color Service.
Chadwick’s, 413 W. College Ave. HALF OFF first drink before or after show with  ticket/ticket stub for same date. Plus $4 Witches Brew for all patrons. (which is vodka, 7up, pineapple juice, rum and orange juice)
déjà vu Martini Lounge, 519 W. College Ave. $1 off any full size martini with ticket only.  Limit 1 per ticket.
Essential Bodywork & Massage, 112 E. College Ave. $10.00 off a 1 hour massage, regular $60. Call Janet at 475-4995
Globally Sound Fair Trade, 604 W. College Ave. Buy one Woven Knit get one for equal or lesser value for 50% OFF!
Heid Music, 308 E. College Ave. Stop in to see our specials!
History Museum at the Castle.  330 E. College Ave. Free Adult Admission with one Paid Adult Admission.
Just Act Natural, 129 E. College Ave. 25% off one regular-priced item.  Must mention “Wicked Good Deal” at checkout.  Offer does not include food and local, hand-crafted items.  One offer per person.
Miativity Room, 105 N. Durkee St. $5 off any adult art class (every 1st. & 3rd. Saturday)
Monkey Bar, 519 W. College Ave. (upstairs) $ off any tropical drink for ticket holder only. Limit 1 per ticket.
Mystical Earth Gallery, 112 College Ave. 30-75% off select candles, pendants, necklaces, bracelets & rings!  Plus free gifts with some purchases!
Radisson Paper Valley Hotel, 333 W. College Ave. Stop in for $ off and special treats at all locations inside the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel.
Rookies, 325 N. Appleton St. Pre show, buy one meal, get one 1/2 off equal or greater value and buy one drink, get one free post show with ticket.  Limit one per ticket.
Sangria’s Mexican Grill, 215 W. Memorial St. 10% off per Entrée with each Wicked Ticket.  Alcohol is not included.
Tennie’s Jewelry, 208 E. College Ave. Show your ticket for 25% off of 1 in stock item
Vagabond Imports, 113 E. College Ave. 10% off any purchase when you show your ticket or program
Wooden Nickel, 217 E. College Ave. Stop in after the show, show your ticket stub and receive Happy Hour Prices on your drinks.

Wicked Costume Details Bring Characters to Life at the PAC


Detailed costumes bring characters to life on stage. Audiences will see this firsthand at the when Wicked returns Feb. 12 through March 2 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center.  Each stitch, sequin and layer of fabric melds together to bring personality and drama to the Broadway blockbuster. Costume designer Susan Hilferty used the Clock of the Time Dragon — discussed in Gregory Maguire’s book on which the musical is based and reflected in Wicked’s Proscenium set — as inspiration when developing her Tony Award®-winning designs.

Read more about Wicked’s costume designs at the Performing Art Center’s blog here.