Performing Arts Foundation 2024/25 Season

The Grand's 2024/25 Season

Our new season (September-May) consists of Tony and Grammy Award winners, five Broadway hits, Wisconsin premieres, music legends and legendary tributes, and some of the hottest-selling shows in the world, all on the stage of the historic Grand Theater. All shows on sale Wednesday, June 5 through a season subscription order of four or more shows. Click here to learn more about becoming a subscriber. Individual shows go on sale Tuesday, July 9 at 9 AM.

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Friday, September 13, 2024

After five decades as one of the most decorated country rock bands of all time, the Ozark Mountain Daredevils are out on their “When It Shines” farewell tour that promises an electrifying experience, showcasing the band’s classic hits, fan favorites, and a retrospective journey through their illustrious career.

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Daniel O'Donnell

Friday, September 20, 2024

The Donegal-based singer, Daniel O'Donnell, is one of the most prolific and successful recording artists in the UK. He has been inducted into Ireland’s Music Hall of Fame, and received multiple Entertainer of the Year/Person of the Year Awards in Ireland and the UK – to mention but a few of the many accolades earned by this charming, one-of-a-kind performer.

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Whose Live Anyway?

Saturday, September 21, 2024

The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? come to The Grand with their new improv tour. A returning Wausau favorite, this 90-minute show of hilarious improvised comedy and song is all based on audience suggestions.

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Leonid & Friends

Tuesday, October 1, 2024

Prepare to be amazed by the authentic sound of this Chicago tribute band with multiple sold-out U.S. tours under its belt and hundreds of thousands of online fans. Leonid & Friends astound live audiences with their uncanny ability to capture the spirit, musicality, and fire of American supergroup Chicago.

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Little River Band

Friday, October 4, 2024
Part of the County Materials Spotlight Series

The Eagles founding member, the late Glenn Frey, dubbed Little River Band “the best singing band in the world.” The band claimed their place as one of the great vocal bands of the 70s and 80s with chart-topping hits including “Reminiscing,” “Lady,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser,” “Take It Easy On Me,” and many more.

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Ben Folds

Tuesday, October 8, 2024

Widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation, this Emmy-nominated singer-songwriter-composer has created an enormous body of music that includes his early success with Ben Folds Five, whose acerbic, genre-bending take on piano pop helped define an entire era of alternative rock.

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Mania: The ABBA Tribute

Friday, October 11, 2024

The world’s #1 touring ABBA tribute celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary Swedish band. Featuring an extraordinary cast of musicians and performers, Mania: The ABBA Tribute delivers stunning visuals and impeccable musicianship to recreate the magic of ABBA’s music in all its glory.

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Celebrating Meat Loaf

Friday, October 25, 2024

This stunning concert is the only authentic reimagining of the legendary Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman songbook, performed brilliantly by world-class alumni of Meat Loaf’s official band, The Neverland Express and featuring American Idol winner Caleb Johnson as lead vocalist.

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Sons of Mystro

Tuesday, October 29, 2024
Part of the Behavioral Health Clinic Family Series

Rising stars in the music world, Sons of Mystro will have all ages jumping in their seats! Brothers Malcom and Umoja use their violins to interpret reggae classics, American pop songs and their own originals, accompanied by a talented DJ and a powerhouse drummer.

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Don McLean

Friday, November 1, 2024

Hear a true music legend when Don McLean returns to The Grand after a sold-out show in 2019! For over 50 years, Don McLean has established himself as one of America’s most enduring singer-songwriters, forever known for classic hits like “Vincent (Starry Starry Night),” “Crying,” and one of the biggest songs of the century “American Pie.”

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The Fab Four presents USA Meets The Beatles

Thursday, November 14, 2024
Part of the Behavioral Health Clinic Family Series

It’s a night for Beatles fans of all ages with this ultimate tribute, featuring their all-new show celebrating The Beatles’ first visit to the USA. You’ll hear performances from the Ed Sullivan show and the Meet The Beatles album, as well as the greatest hits of every era.

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Terri Clark

Saturday, November 16, 2024
Part of the County Materials Spotlight Series

Superstar Terri Clark has solidified her place in the history books of country music. The multi- JUNO Award winner boasts over 5 million albums sold, 13 top ten singles including six number ones! With hit singles like “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” “Northern Girl,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad,” this will be a night of great country you’ll always remember.

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Dena Blizzard:
I Love You, Get Away From Me!

Saturday, November 23, 2024

One Funny Mother comedian Dena Blizzard’s new show “I Love You, Get Away From Me!” is a three-generation comedy show about finding the funny in life’s transitions. Whether it’s becoming a widow at 75, divorcing and empty nesting at 50 or trying to act like a grown up at 23…there’s plenty to laugh (or cry) about!

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Dear Evan Hansen

Monday, December 9, 2024
Tuesday, December 10, 2024
Part of the Broadway at The Grand Series

Declared “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is the first musical to take a groundbreaking look — from the point of view of both the parents and young people — at our complex, interconnected, and social media-filled lives.

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The Altenburgh Christmas Extravaganza

Friday, December 13, 2024

With decades of sold-out shows, John Altenburgh returns once again with this true Wisconsin Christmas tradition. This has long been the hottest holiday ticket in town, with a lineup of some of the finest and most fun musicians in the state performing jazz, blues, country, and Christmas classics.

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Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Wednesday, December 18, 2024
Thursday, December 19, 2024
Part of the County Materials Spotlight Series

It’s the longest-running cirque holiday theatrical event in the U.S. that dazzles with a brilliant and whimsical family holiday spectacular. This show wraps a Broadway-style production around an infusion of contemporary circus arts, as a fantastical cast of holiday storybook characters come to life on stage.

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Hadestown 

Monday, January 6, 2025
Tuesday, January 7, 2025
Part of the Broadway at The Grand Series

COME SEE HOW THE WORLD COULD BE.

Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

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Hyprov: Improv Under Hypnosis

Saturday, January 25, 2025

The show combines hypnosis and improv –art forms that have mystified and entertained fans and skeptics worldwide – for a unique comedy experience. In the hands of two experts, and solely crafted from the volunteers’ uninhibited, unconscious minds and audience suggestions, each show is an original and unforgettable theatrical experience.

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Thursday, January 30, 2025
Part of the Broadway at The Grand Series

The Simon & Garfunkel Story is a critically-acclaimed, concert-style show about two boys from Queens, New York who became the most successful music duo of all time. Using state-of-the art video projection, original film footage, incredible lighting, and a live band, this moving and powerful show features all the hits.

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Dirty Dancing in Concert

Saturday, February 8, 2025
Part of the County Materials Spotlight Series

Enjoy the digitally remastered hit film like never before on a full-size cinema screen, with a live band and singers performing the film’s iconic songs. With a soundtrack that marked a generation, Dirty Dancing in Concert promises a thrilling new experience to the 1980s classic.

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Pretty Woman: The Musical

Thursday, February 13, 2025
Friday, February 14, 2025
Part of the Broadway at The Grand Series

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, based on one of Hollywood’s most beloved romantic stories of all time, springs to life with a powerhouse creative team. PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL will lift your spirits and light up your heart. Are you ready to fall in love all over again?

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Ailey II

Sunday, February 16, 2025

For more than 50 years, Ailey II – The Next Generation of Dance has merged the spirit and energy of the country’s finest early-career dance talent with the passion and creative vision of today’s most outstanding and emerging choreographers.

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I Am... He Said: Celebrating Neil Diamond

Thursday, February 20, 2025

Matt Vee & The Killer Vees’ celebration of the amazing music icon Neil Diamond is selling out across the Midwest. Matt, Jeff and Tommy Vee, nephew and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee, respectively, come together with an all-star band to perform the timeless catalog of Neil Diamond.

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The Magic of Rob Lake

Sunday, February 23, 2025
Part of the Behavioral Health Clinic Family Series

Rob Lake is one of the biggest-selling magicians touring today and he comes to The Grand for the first time! From his awe-inspiring vanishing acts to levitating objects, Rob Lake has mastered the art of grand illusions, mind-boggling sleight of hand and mesmerizing storytelling.

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Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Saturday, March 1, 2025
Presented by the Chester L Suski Art Fund

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience a live performance of one of the finest, most highly esteemed chamber orchestras in the world. Based in London, the Academy of St Martin in the Fields (ASMF) is renowned for fresh, brilliant interpretations of orchestral music.

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Yamato: The Drummers of Japan

Friday, March 7, 2025
Part of the Behavioral Health Clinic Family Series

Yamato’s acclaimed performances of Japanese Taiko drumming have captivated millions of people across the globe for the thunderous music and incredible athletic ability and showmanship. Their new show “Hito no Chikara” - The Power of Human Strength, will leave you exhilarated by the spectacular, high energy, and explosive performance.

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Legends of Country Rock:
Firefall & Pure Prairie League

Friday, March 14, 2025

It’s a night of classic hits as Pure Prairie League and Firefall take the stage to perform their iconic songs. Legends of Country Rock treats you to some of the biggest hits of that golden era of 1970s music. With dozens of charting songs between them, you’ll be singing along all evening with these true music legends!

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New Orleans Songbook:
A Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents Production

Friday, March 21, 2025

This evening of incredible music celebrates the composers and inspired songs of the Crescent City, the historic epicenter of jazz. From Jelly Roll Morton and Louis Armstrong to Ellis Marsalis and James Black, New Orleans Songbook immerses audiences in the captivating, timeless spirit of this vibrant city.

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Listen to Her Heart - The Tom Petty Experience

Saturday, March 22, 2025
Part of the County Materials Spotlight Series

With their spot-on renditions and passionate performances, Listen to Her Heart captures the essence and spirit of Tom Petty’s sound, taking audiences on a nostalgic journey through his incredible career. Listen to Her Heart delivers a set list that meticulously recreates the signature guitar riffs, soaring harmonies, and heartfelt lyrics that made Petty a rock and roll icon.

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Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Friday, March 28, 2025

Bagpipes with attitude. Drums with a Scottish accent. A blazing rock band and show so hot, it carries its own health warning! It’s Bagpipes. It’s Rock. It’s Bagrock. It’s The Red Hot Chilli Pipers – a 9-piece ensemble consisting of pipers, guitarists, keyboards, and drummers -- who have been rocking the world from New York to Beijing with a passion for pipes and high musicianship that will leave you breathless.

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Classic Albums Live:
U2's The Joshua Tree

Saturday, April 5, 2025
Part of the County Materials Spotlight Series

Classic Albums Live returns to perform U2’s 1987 album The Joshua Tree. One of the most acclaimed albums of all time and containing some of the band’s biggest hits, including “Where the Streets Have No Name” and “With Or Without You,” The Joshua Tree remains a powerful work of music to this day.

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Ain't Too Proud -
The Life and Times of The Temptations

Tuesday, April 15, 2025
Wednesday, April 16, 2025
Part of the Broadway at The Grand Series

Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and so many more!

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Step Afrika!

Tuesday, April 22, 2025
Part of the Behavioral Health Clinic Family Series

Step Afrika! blends percussive dance styles practiced by historically African American fraternities and sororities; traditional West and Southern African dances; and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into a cohesive, compelling artistic experience.

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Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

Friday, May 2, 2025

Take an exhilarating deep dive into Americana when this Platinum five-time Grammy-winner, AMA Lifetime Achievement honoree, and Country Music Hall of Famer performs at The Grand with his revered, long-time band. With a crossover sound of rockabilly, honkytonk, bluegrass and traditional country, Marty Stuart continues to write keenly relevant music that honors country’s rich legacy while advancing it into the future.

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Invincible: A Glorious Tribute to Michael Jackson

Saturday, May 3, 2025
Part of the County Materials Spotlight Series

Be immersed in the electrifying world of Michael Jackson’s legendary artistry, where every step, every beat, and every note resonates with his iconic presence. With state-of-the-art visuals, dynamic choreography, and a powerhouse cast of talented performers, Invincible promises an evening of pure entertainment and nostalgia for all ages!

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Riverdance 30 - The New Generation

Wednesday, May 14, 2025
Thursday, May 15, 2025
Part of the Broadway at The Grand Series

This show’s fusion of Irish and international dance and music has captured the hearts of millions worldwide. To celebrate its 30th year milestone, Riverdance presents a spectacular 30th anniversary production that rejuvenates the much-loved original show with new innovative choreography and costumes and state of the art lighting, projection and motion graphics.

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The Rush Tribute Project

Sunday, May 18, 2025

Combining skilled musicianship with commanding and charismatic performances, The Rush Tribute Project (RTP to its fanbase) delivers the magic of Rush’s famous live concerts. Covering all 40-plus years of Rush’s amazing career, RTP painstakingly recreates the sound and energy that made Rush one of the top-selling rock bands of all time.

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