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WEILL CENTER CELEBRATES 2020 WITH NOSTALGIC LINEUP

Postmodern Jukebox, silent films with ragtime orchestra, a cappella among the performances

SHEBOYGAN, WI (November 25, 2019) - The Weill Center for the Performing Arts, a 1,150-seat theater in Downtown Sheboygan, announced its spring headliners this week. In preparation for 2020, the Weill looked to the 1920s for inspiration. This spring the Weill will present a “20s Celebration Series” featuring the sights and sounds of another era, with a modern twist.

“We’re excited to invite our guests to step back in time to experience some of the best talent on the silver screen and in the music scene,” said Katy Glodosky, executive director of the Weill Center for the Performing Arts. “It’s an honor to celebrate this decade when the original generation of movie stars and celebrities redefined arts and culture.”

Under the starry ceiling of the historic theater (built in the 20s!), guests can enjoy the 20s Celebration Series performances, as well as a variety of other music concerts, movies and more.

20s Celebration Series

  • Ring in the Weill’d 20s - New Year’s Eve Party: It’s the party of the century! Don’t miss the flapper girls, champagne, DJ, live music, and dancing on the Weill Center stage!

  • Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox - Twenties 2.0 Tour: Broadway and television competition singers and musicians take pop back in time! Enjoy today’s hits arranged in the style of 20s jazz, big band, and more!

  • Masters of Silent Comedy: A special night of comedy featuring three silent films: Habeas Corpus – Laurel and Hardy (1928), The Adventurer – Charlie Chaplin (1917), One Week – Buster Keaton (1920). All films will be accompanied by a live ragtime orchestra.

  • Semi-Toned: This male a cappella group is famed for dry humor, tight harmony and even tighter trousers. Hear the boys in the burgundy blazers sing unlikely mashups with a 20s style.

  • Backstage Pass featuring the Erin Krebs Quartet: Guests go backstage with the band for an intimate performance including storytelling, drinks and appetizers.

Family Series

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favourites (the Mixed-Up Chameleon and Little Cloud) black-box visual production.

  • The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told! - improv comedy adventure with crowd participation.

  • The Underwater Bubble Show - cirque experience featuring jugglers, acrobats, dancers and plenty of mermaids, sea creatures and bubbles with interactive elements.

  • Llama Llama Red Pajama Live! - theatrical and musical performance based on the book by Ann Dewdney and new Netflix series.

Other performances

  • The Greatest Pirate Story (N)ever Told! (18+) - Rated “arrrr” interactive improve comedy.

  • The Roving Blades - Celtic singer-musicians.

  • Swan Lake - National Ballet Theater of Odessa, Ukraine, presented by Classical Arts.

  • Candlebox - Presented by Dogs2Dogtags - Saving Vets One Dog At A Time.

  • I Am King - The Michael Jackson Experience - Presented by Muzzy Concerts.

  • Project Pink - North America’s Premiere Pink Floyd Tribute Band.

  • No Quarter - The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience (Milwaukee-based).

  • BritBeat - A Tribute to the Beatles, Fundraiser for the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund.

  • Movie nights: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Princess Bride, Space Jam, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Mamma Mia! and more. All movies are $5 and many have pre-show experiences.

A full calendar of events is now available at weillcenter.com. Additional performances will be announced throughout the season including gospel shows, community fundraisers, pre-show experiences and more.

Tickets go on-sale Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 12, noon online (weillcenter.com), in person (Ticket Office - 826 N 8th Street, Sheboygan, WI 53081) and over the phone (920-208-3243). The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday from 12 - 5 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance.

About the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts

The Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts is a 501(c)3 non-profit in Downtown Sheboygan, WI. With 1,150 seats, the venue hosts a series of live performances including music, comedy, variety acts, a movie series and more. Over the years, performers have ranged from Abbot and Costello, Duke Ellington and the Marx Brothers, to Alan Parsons, the Avett Brothers and Melissa Ethridge. The venue was originally constructed in 1928 and has been restored to its original Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style and “atmosphere” theater, popular in the 1920s. The theater is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. For more information and a full schedule of event, visit weillcenter.com.

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