Performing Arts Foundation 2022-23 Season

The Grand's 2022-23 Season

The 2022/23 Season consists of Tony and Grammy Award winners, four Broadway hits, Wisconsin premieres, country legends and legendary tributes, and some of the hottest-selling shows in the world, all on the stage of the historic Grand Theater.

The Doo Wop Project

Friday, October 7, 2022

Love the sounds of Frankie Valli or The Drifters? Ever wonder what Maroon 5 or Jason Mraz would sound like in the Doo Wop era? That’s the kind of music magic that will happen on stage when The Doo Wop Project opens The Grand's season!

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The OK Factor + Jaerv

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

With a genre-bending sound described as “pure magic,” this concert will treat you to fresh, creative musicianship that blends vigorous traditional folk with classical, jazz, pop and fascinating instrumentation.

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The Ultimate Queen Celebration
Starring Marc Martel

Thursday, October 13, 2022
SOLD OUT!

This eye-popping production incorporates 23 Queen's most famous songs: “We Will Rock You,” “We are the Champions,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and more – all performed by Marc Martel, “the vocal doppelganger for the Queen front man."

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The Book of Mormon

Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Wednesday, October 19, 2022
SOLD OUT!

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.

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Lonestar

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Celebrating their 30th Anniversary, Lonestar embarks on a new tour in support of their forthcoming album TEN to 1, which takes a fresh look at 10 of their chart-topping hits including "Smile," "What About Now," and their smash hit, "Amazed."

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American Ballet Theatre Studio Company

Saturday, October 29, 2022

The rising stars of one of the nation’s most prestigious ballet companies make their Wausau debut with an evening of incredible artistry. The repertoire features a mix of classical, neoclassical, contemporary, and new custom pieces commissioned each season!

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Million Dollar Quartet Christmas

Friday, November 18, 2022

Join Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley as they come together again to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year. Sun Records rings with the sounds of the season and the chart-toppers that made these four famous.

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All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

All Is Calm recalls an astounding moment during WWI when Allied and German soldiers met in “No Man’s Land” and laid down their arms to celebrate the holiday together by trading carols, sharing meals, and burying the dead.

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The Midtown Men: Holiday Hits

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Celebrate the holidays “sixties style” with The Midtown Men when they return to deck the halls with their classic choreography, vibrant vocals, and captivating chemistry. Ring in the season with this evening of songs and stories, featuring Yuletide classics.

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The John Altenburgh Christmas Extravaganza

Friday, December 16, 2022

This true Wisconsin tradition has long been the hottest holiday ticket in town! With an all-star lineup, it’s a night of powerful jazz, blues, rock, gospel, and holiday standards, performed with a local flair that leaves audiences filled with Christmas spirit.

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Rodney Carrington

Saturday, December 17, 2022
LIMITED TICKETS REMAIN!

The multi-talented comedian, singer, actor, and writer brings his new show, "Let Me In" to Wausau. Playing sold-out shows around the world, Rodney is one of the top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians of the past two decades.

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Champions Of Magic

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Break away from the screen and experience live entertainment like never before with Champions Of Magic. It’s an evening of impossible illusions and spectacular special effects, described by the press as “The Avengers of magic.”

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Hairspray

Monday, January 16, 2023

Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

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The World of Musicals

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

This captivating production is an emotional journey through the great world of musicals that will leave audiences spellbound. With beautiful and emotional ballads to exciting and upbeat favorites, this show has something for everyone!

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Boy Band Review 

Thursday, February 9, 2023

The greatest boy band tribute show in the country comes to Wausau, performing all the hits from the 90s and beyond, including NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block, One Direction, The Jonas Brothers, and more!

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Steely Dane

Friday, February 10, 2023

Steely Dane is dedicated to faithfully reproducing the Steely Dan and Donald Fagen songbook, and giving the crowd an energetic live-show experience. Shows consist of hits and deep cuts and are sure to have you out of your seats singing along.

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Jazz at Lincoln Center Presents:
Songs We Love

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

You’ll be mesmerized by this evening of incredible music made famous by iconic singers such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and more. Songs We Love is a journey through the first 50 years of jazz.

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The Peking Acrobats
Featuring the Shanghai Circus

Friday, February 17, 2023

It’s an evening for all ages, as The Peking Acrobats perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs and display their technical prowess at such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, and gymnastics.

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Classic Albums Live:
Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon

Friday, February 24, 2023

These professional, passionate musicians bring an iconic masterpiece celebrating its 50th Anniversary, Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of The Moon. You’ll be treated to one of the most critically acclaimed albums of all time recreated note for note, cut for cut.

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Ireland with Michael LIVE

Friday, March 3, 2023

Ireland With Michael LIVE is a multimedia experience, combining a five-piece band, world champion dancers, excerpts from the PBS show, and, of course, the golden voice of Riverdance on Broadway, Michael Londra. You’ll be delighted by the songs and stories and electric Irish dance, jigs and reels.

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Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood:
The Scared Scriptless Tour

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation.

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Chicago 

March 12, 2023

After 25 years, CHICAGO is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz, with one show-stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you’ve ever seen.

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Our Planet Live in Concert

Thursday, March 16, 2023

A journey of discovery across our planet featuring narration by legendary broadcaster David Attenborough and all-new orchestration by Oscar-winning composer Steven Price, this mesmerizing live concert is a spectacular celebration of the planet we call home.

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50 Years Together:
Atlanta Rhythm Section & Pure Prairie League 

Friday, March 17, 2023

Country rock pioneers Atlanta Rhythm Section and Pure Prairie League come together to celebrate 50 years together! Enjoy some of the most beloved country rock songs of all time, including "Amie," "So Into You," "Two Lane Highway," "Imaginary Lover," and so many more

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Kathleen Madigan

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Dubbed "one of the best comics, period" by fellow comedian Ron White, Kathleen Madigan's 32-year career is showing no signs of slowing as she sells out venues from comedy clubs to marquee theaters. See why the Chicago Tribune says "she has all but perfected the art of crafting and delivering a perfect joke."

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The Simon & Garfunkel Story returns to The Grand! Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this  immersive, concert-style theatrical show features a full live band performing all the hits including “Mrs. Robinson,” “Cecilia,” and many more.

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Yamato: The Drummers of Japan

Friday, March 31, 2023

Yamato’s performance captures the group’s virtuosity, strength, spirit, and sheer endurance. They leave audiences exhilarated by this visually spectacular, high-energy, and explosive production that celebrates this traditional art form while.

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The Rush Tribute Project 

Friday, April 14, 2023

Combining skilled musicianship with exciting performances, The Rush Tribute Project delivers the magic of Rush’s famous live concerts. Covering all 40-plus years of Rush’s 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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Lorrie Morgan

Friday, April 21, 2023

One of the most eloquent, emotive country vocalists of modern times, Lorrie Morgan has achieved it all in her legendary career:  Three Number One Hits, 14 Top Ten Hits, Grammy awards, and the youngest inductee to The Grand Ole Opry at age 27!

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Yesterday and Today:
The Interactive Beatles Experience

Friday, April 28, 2023

Every show is different. Every show is interactive. Every show has a personal narrative collectively created by individuals in the audience. And with every show, Yesterday and Today  proves that the music of The Beatles is the soundtrack to our lives

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Potted Potter 

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Playing to sold out houses all over the world, the Olivier Award nominated Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books into seventy hilarious minutes.

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Adam Jacobs: Right Where I Belong
- Songs of Alan Menken

Friday, June 2, 2023

See Broadway’s original Aladdin and Grammy-nominated artist Adam Jacobs as he performs from the prolific songbook of Alan Menken. Featuring songs from stage and film hits such as Newsies, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, this family-friendly show will leave audiences of all ages inspired.

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