News Release: 5/22/2019

May 22, 2019
PRESS RELEASE

WEILL CENTER ANNOUNCES FALL PERFORMANCES WITH COMMUNITY INPUT
Trampled by Turtles, Gone West featuring Colbie Caillat, Chris Kroeze among performers
 
SHEBOYGAN, WI (May 21, 2019) - The Weill Center for the Performing Arts, a 1,150-seat historic theater in Downtown Sheboygan, today announced its Fall 2019 headliners. The season includes performances that pay tribute to the past, as well as national names currently topping the charts across the genres of country, bluegrass, pop and more.
 
“The Weill Center is becoming more and more of an entertainment destination for our community and our visitors – a place where people want to be to make memories,” said Katy Glodosky, executive director of the Weill Center Foundation. “To continue to create amazing experiences and engage even more individuals, we asked our community to help with programming this year.”
 
This year, several focus groups consisting of families, college students, long-time patrons, volunteers, donors, sponsors, young professionals, and others provided input into who they wanted to see on the stage at the Weill Center. As a result, the Weill Center will present the following performances this fall:

Trampled by Turtles, a bluegrass/folk band sweeping the nation, touring with chart toppers like the Avett Brothers, and performing at festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza.  This event is generously sponsored by Plenco Plastics Engineering.


Gone West features Colbie Caillat, the MySpace sensation who earned a number-one spot on the Billboard Top 100 with “Bubbly,” and performed with award-winning artist, Jason Mraz for the duet “Lucky.” Gone West is comprised of two husband-wife duos who released their debut EP and set out on their first tour this year. This event is generously sponsored by Plenco Plastics Engineering.

The Music of Cream celebrates the 50th anniversary of the British rock band Cream (in tandem with the 50th anniversary of Woodstock). This is not a typical tribute band. Band members include Eric Clapton’s nephew, Ginger Baker’s son and Jack Bruce’s son.

Community Comedy Night features three stand-up comedians and benefits the Sheboygan County Food Bank with a hysterical evening of laughs for the entire family.

Chris Kroeze, runner-up on season 15 of on NBC’s The Voice performs to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Sheboygan and their mission to support Sheboygan youth.

The Backstage Pass series returns for a second season after a successful inaugural year. This VIP experience invites guests to join up-and-coming artists on the stage for an intimate performance, appetizers and cash bar for a five-dollar cover charge.

Movie Night at the Weill revisits favorites like The Wizard of Oz, celebrating its 80th anniversary, cult classics including The Princess Bride and Rocky Horror Picture Show, holiday movies like Home Alone, family-friendly movies and more.

Tributes to your favorites from the past: Stayin’ Alive – A Tribute to the BeeGees, Barracuda - the Ultimate Tribute to Heart, Boys of Summer – All Things Henley, and more to be announced. 

A full calendar of events is now available at weillcenter.com. Additional performances will be announced throughout the season including holiday shows, an event for Sheboygan’s young professionals, a celebration of the 20s just in time for 2020, a family series, 90s pop and grunge, classic rock, gospel, community fundraisers and more.
 
Tickets and VIP packages for select shows will be available to Weill Center members Tuesday, May 21 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Weill Center and Wednesday, May 22 from 12 – 5:30 p.m. in ticket office and over the phone. Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Thursday, May 23 at 12, noon online, in person and over the phone.
 
To participate in the pre-sale, become a member:

Online: weillcenter.com
Phone: (920) 208-3243
In Person: Ticket Office, 826 N 8th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081 

To learn more about membership and shows, visit weillcenter.com. To learn more about sponsoring a show, please contact Katy Glodosky at kglodosky@weillcenter.com or 920-208-0808 x106.
 
About the Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts
The Stefanie H. Weill Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization 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.
Contact:
Katy Glodosky, Executive Director
O: 920-208-0808 x106 C: 920-627-2619

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