2013-14 Baileigh Industrial Marquee Series
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This series was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.
DEBBIE REYNOLDS | OCT. 26, 2013
The Baileigh Industrial Marquee Series kicks-off on Saturday, Oct. 26 with the astonishing Debbie Reyonds with special guest Janet Planet. Legend of stage, screen, and song, Ms. Reynolds first played the Capitol to a sold out audience on April 26, 2000. Her 65-plus year long career took a memorable turn with her spirited performance in the 1952 classic, “Singin’ in the Rain”. In 1957 she topped the Billboard charts with “Tammy”. Known for her roles in several notable films, in 1964 Reynolds starred in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, earning an Academy Award nomination. She is a Tony Award-nominee, past star of the Las Vegas strip, and television star, including recognition for her reoccurring role as Grace’s mother in “Will and Grace”. Don’t miss this special opportunity to see Ms. Reynolds, live on stage. Vocalist Janet Planet, hailed as ‘the voice of the new jazz culture’, will open for Ms. Reynolds.
Schliesman said, “When it comes to show business legends, few can compare with the wonderful Debbie Reynolds. What a tremendous range of talent! What a history! What a life! Her current best-selling book covers much of that, but we will have her in the flesh for a magical evening of songs, stories, and remembrances from her singular life and career.”
TOM PAPA | NOV. 9, 2013
It’s time to get silly when comedian and actor Tom Papa comes to the Capitol on Saturday, Nov. 9 with “An Evening with Tom Papa”. Be prepared to bust-a-gut as Papa, who has toured with Jerry Seinfeld as his opening act for eight years, brings his brand of hilarious stand-up comedy to the Capitol stage. Known as the host of “The Marriage Ref” (having been personally chosen for this role by Seinfeld) you will recognize Papa from his Comedy Central specials as well as his appearances on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”, and “Late Show with David Letterman”.
“Tom is a very popular and very funny headline comedian. He’s not played this part of the country before; we are very pleased to introduce him to the Midwest. With lots of humor about men and women, relationships and families, Tom’s performance is sure to be a very relatable evening of lots of laughs,” Schliesman stated.
A GARTH NEUSTADTER TRIO NEW YEAR | DEC. 28, 2013
Ring in the new year a few days early at the Capitol on Saturday, Dec. 28 when Manitowoc native and Emmy Award-Winner Garth Neustadter returns to the Capitol, with his parents, Kris and Gary (along with special guests) for “A Garth Neustadter Trio New Year”. Due to their popularity, the Trio will be on stage for two performances, at 3 and 7:30 p.m.! Garth, Kris, and Gary delighted Capitol patrons with their previous variety shows “The Lakeshore Goes Hollywood: Celebrating Garth Neustadter’s Emmy Award” and “A Garth Neustadter Trio Christmas”. With rave-reviews and numerous requests to bring them back, the Capitol is pleased to again have the Neustadters on the Capitol stage; we’re sure you’ve heard all the buzz, so come and celebrate the new year with the Neustadters!
According to Schliesman, “We have a very special bond with Garth, Gary, and Kris. How wonderful that such versatile talent springs from this community. This year-end/new year variety show will be full of wonderful music and a number of special guests. It’s our pleasure to promote the Garth Neustadter Trio to the Marquee Series.”
DIAMOND RIO | FEB. 8, 2014
Country Music fans will be sure to get their tickets early when the award-winning and chart-topping band, Diamond Rio comes to the Capitol on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Six-time Vocal Group of the Year, Diamond Rio won their first Grammy for their album The Reason on Word Records, which also garnered the band their first Dove award. Formed in 1984, Diamond Rio is one of the most successful careers in country music... selling more than 10 million albums, earning three platinum and five gold records, winning the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year award four times, netting two Academy of Country Music Awards in the top Vocal Group of the Year category, and receiving thirteen Grammy nominations!
Said Schliesman, “Few artists can boast the success and longevity of Diamond Rio. They’ve been on our wish-list for years; this is the year we’re making that wish come true. Imagine them in the Capitol… all I can say is ‘wow’!”
ATLANTIC STEPS | MARCH 15, 2014
The Capitol knows that everyone is a bit Irish on the Lakeshore in March, so pop on your kilt and woolens (leprechaun stockings optional) and celebrate the fun of St. Patrick’s Day with the hottest Irish music and dance show touring, the Atlantic Steps on Saturday, March 15, 2014. The well-known Cunningham family of dancers regularly perform alongside Irish greats including Dé Danann, The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon, Altan, Dervish & Téada. Atlantic Steps is the inspiring epic story of Ireland’s oldest dance form, portrayed through music, song, and dance. Centered around the joyful dance and unbridled enthusiasm of the Cunningham family – Brian, Irene, Ashline, Michael, and Lorraine – the show moves audiences to their feet.
“I discovered this new touring show last fall at a booking conference, and contracted them on the spot. This is a truly exceptional and energizing night of music and dance – the best of the Emerald Isle right on our stage,” Schliesman stated.
THE HIT MEN... FEATURING FORMER STARS OF FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS | APRIL 25, 2014
The season concludes on Friday, April 25, 2014 with “The Hit Men... featuring former stars of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons”. “The Hit Men” are a collection of hit-makers whose friendships and individual record successes have been interweaving with each other for most of their lives. The band includes former members of mega star acts like Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, Tommy James and the Shondells, The Critters, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Elton John & Kiki Dee, and Jim Webb among others. Delight in classics of the 60’s and 70’s including “Oh, What A Night”, “Who Loves You”, “Rag Doll”, “Walk Like a Man”, “Sherry”, “Peace Train”, “Leroy Brown”, “You’re So Vain”, and “Mony Mony”, from the men who made the hits.
According to Schliesman, “The resumes of these musicians cannot be matched. The music they helped to create and the music they will share with the Capitol audience will erase the years, and have everyone on their feet wanting more!”
TICKET BUYING WINDOW:
The Baileigh Industrial Marquee Series ticket buying windows: through June 21: Capitol Civic Centre Members and current Subscribers have exclusive access to series ticket purchases; June 22 – July 7: new Subscribers purchases; July 8 – 21: Members may purchase individual show tickets; July 22: All ticket sales open to the general public (online sales available at this time). Student ticket pricing is available for all series shows and Capitol members receive ticket discounts. For more information, call the Capitol Box Office at (920) 683-2184.