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  • CEDARBURG PERFORMING ARTS C E N T E R

    VISITING ARTISTS SERIES

    2017-2018

    Experience a World of Performance… right here in Cedarburg.

  • THE STARS ALIGN AT THE CPAC

    Join us as the biggest and brightest stars align for our 2017-2018 Visiting Artists Series. Our upcoming season includes one of today’s most renowned country performers, a beloved Irish folk group, a recent TV singing competition phenom, Wisconsin’s favorite storyteller, a Grammy-winning pianist, a tribute to the original folk-singing “country boy” and more.

    But, that’s just the beginning. In keeping with our mission, the Visiting Artists who entertain our audiences also agree to work with local students to instill a love of the arts and share performing tips and techniques.

    Recently, members of Rockapella gave a master class for high school music students, with support from the CHS Fine Arts Boosters. And, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, with underwriting from the Rita Edquist Memorial Fund, will once again give young people a chance to experience light classical music during the holidays.

    The stars do align in Cedarburg. Consider a full series ticket package (saving you nearly 15%!) so you won’t miss any of these shining performances next season. See you at the Cedarburg PAC!

    2017-2018 SPONSORs & UNDERWRITERS

    SPONSORS

    UNDERWRITERS

  • www.wynonna.com Tickets: $70

    WYNONNA JUDD & THE BIG NOISE Once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline,” Wynonna Judd’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Five-time Grammy Award-winner and New York Times best-selling author, Wynonna has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No.1 hits such as “Mama He’s Crazy,” “Why Not Me,” and “Grandpa, (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Ole Days).”

    Wynonna, along with her band The Big Noise, will explore the past, present and future of Wynonna’s extensive 33-year career in their 2017 Roots & Revival Tour.

    OPENING ACT – TBA

    Friday, October 20, 2017 | 7:30 pm

    History Cedarburg PAC, Inc. was founded in 1999 to help the Cedarburg School District deliver on its promise of bringing professionally managed performing artists to Ozaukee County. The Cedarburg PAC, Inc. enabled the District to fulfill its commitment to the community without assuming the financial risk of funding a Visiting Artists Series. Collaboration with the Cedarburg School District remains a vital element of the Cedarburg PAC, Inc.’s mission today. Key to this relationship is the recognized value of involving and exposing students to the performing arts/artists, as well as the operating business of a performing arts center, in ways that are not otherwise possible.

    Cedarburg PAC, Inc. Mission Each season, the Cedarburg PAC, Inc. sets out to Enlighten, Educate and Entertain. This translates to every event we schedule and every life we touch. We work to accomplish this mission by offering ongoing opportunities to the students and residents of the greater Cedarburg area and beyond to experience and appreciate the performing arts.

    Bringing Our Mission to Life Each year, the Cedarburg PAC, Inc. brings world-class performers to our community through presentation of the Visiting Artists Series. The Visiting Artists Series showcases a broad range of nationally renowned performers and rising stars in a state-of-the-art, intimate theatre. Our 580-seat theatre allows audience members to get closer to their favorite vocalists, comedians, actors and musicians than many other venues. In fact, the last row in our theatre is only 78 feet from the stage!

    With each performance an effort is made to expose students to guest artists through master classes, workshops, question & answer sessions and on-stage collaborations. In addition, we work to provide student internship experiences in conjunction with the Cedarburg PAC, Inc.’s marketing, hospitality and business functions.

    Sponsor & Underwriter Support We rely heavily on the generosity, commitment and support of our dedicated Sponsors and Underwriters. They have helped to nurture the arts in our community. And many have benefited…including our Visiting Artists Series audiences and our young people who have learned from and been inspired by our artists.

    ABOUT THE VISITING ARTISTS SERIES

  • www.jimbrickman.com Tickets: $55

    JIM BRICKMAN & ANNE COCHRAN HOLIDAY PERFORMANCE Christmas sparkles with new life as Grammy-nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman brings beautiful music and charm to his holiday tour, A Joyful Christmas. Jim brings his favorites, the hits and classics and exciting new melodies in a concert experience like a Christmas card come to life. Singer Anne Cochran joins him to share the sounds of the season.

    “Brickman’s charm makes for an ingeniously imaginative holiday celebration,” said the New York Daily Gazette. Be prepared for “a warm and wonderful, winter’s night” while enjoying a concert that is “brimming with emotion…a Christmas tradition,” hailed the Dallas Morning News.

    Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 7:30 pm www.chrismannmusic.com Tickets: $40

    CHRIS MANN You might know Chris Mann from NBC’s The Voice, but that’s only one chapter of the story. In 2012, the world finally got the chance to meet Mann with his album debut, Roads, a bold re-imagining of the classical-pop genre. The record, which boasts a wildly eclectic assortment of songs, hit #1 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart and Top 5 on the Classical Chart.

    Constellation, his most recent release, includes 12 original songs. “Each song is a special piece of me written over the past 10 years,” Mann says. “To me, they are all shining stars – my constellation.”

    Friday, January 5, 2018 | 7:30 pm

  • www.wonderbreadyears.com Tickets: $40

    PAT HAZELL’S THE WONDER BREAD YEARS STARRING JOHN MCGIVERN The Wonder Bread Years (written and directed by former Seinfeld writer, Pat Hazell) is a fresh and funny salute to Americana. Audiences across the country are enjoying this fast-paced, hilarious, one-man show that not only restores a much-needed sense of wonder, but leaves them laughing and savoring the past like never before.

    Starring in this production is John McGivern, who is best known for his Emmy Award- winning work on PBS and his one-man-shows, The Early Stories of John McGivern, A Midsummer Night McGivern, and John McGivern’s Home for The Holidays. His stories are personal and funny, touching and familiar, and speak to the importance of family.

    www.tedvigil.com Tickets: $35

    TED VIGIL’S JOHN DENVER TRIBUTE Singer, songwriter and tribute artist, Ted Vigil, was born and raised in Washington state. Performing since the age of 10 in concert, symphonic and jazz bands, he also developed his talents as a drummer and singer. In 2006, he took first place in the Talent Quest contest in Laughlin, Nevada, competing against contestants from 28 states, New Zealand, Australia and Canada.

    Ted has performed with Steve Wiesberg, John Denver’s lead guitar player in the 70s. The most heard comments after his shows are, “I can’t believe how much he looks and sounds like John Denver! It really took us back!”

    Friday, January 19, 2018 | 7:30 pm &Saturday, January 20, 2018 | 2 pm & 7:30 pm

    Saturday, March 3, 2018 | 7:30 pm

  • www.thehighkings.com Tickets: $45

    THE HIGH KINGS Almost ten years ago, four Irish singers, performers and songwriters decided to take a calculated risk. Each of them had a wealth of history in the music business behind them, but knew that to maintain creative interest they would have to boldly go where no other Irish ballad group had gone before.

    To say that The High Kings are charting a new course for Irish ballad music – equal parts rousing and reflective, energetic and insightful – is an understatement. They are, essentially, creating a new and bright era for Irish folk music, and aiming to bring a broad demographic along for the journey.

    www.dallasbrass.com Tickets: $35

    DALLAS BRASS Founded in Dallas, Texas, Dallas Brass has become one of America’s foremost musical ensembles. They have established a unique blend of traditional brass instruments with a full complement of drums and percussion. Their repertoire includes classical masterpieces, Dixieland, swing, Broadway, Hollywood and patriotic music.

    In addition to their solo engagements, Dallas Brass appears with symphony orchestras nationwide. They have shared the stage with the late Bob Hope, have performed for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush, have appeared on the CBS Early Show and their music has been used on the TV show, The Young & The Restless.

    Friday, March 23, 2018 | 7:30 pm Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 7:30 pm

  • Friends of the Cedarburg PAC, Inc.

    A special thanks to our generous Star Donors and other Friends of the Cedarburg PAC, Inc.

    2017-2018 STAR DONORS Steve & Kay Castner

    Sandy & Jon Dehlinger Doerr Family

    Festivals of Cedarburg Gilman Precision

    Hampton Inn & Suites Mark & Michele Kosobucki

    Barbara & Layton Olsen Riegel Law, S.C. Today’s Dentistry (Joseph Kunick) VIP Dr. Gary Walters Wittenberg Floor Covering Zuern Building Products, Inc.

    Become a Friend of the Cedarburg PAC, Inc. Without the support of our Friends, we would not