UW-Fox Valley Logo

'Big Top Chautauqua' to Perform at UWFox

[This page is preserved for historical and reference purposes only. The information contained on it may no longer be current.]

Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua will perform its award winning multi-media musical and visual tribute to America’s natural heritage, “Wild Woods & Waters,” on March 25 at 7 p.m. in the James W. Perry Hall at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley. The show is a celebration of the wild side of the nation’s waters and landscapes and a call to good stewardship to keep them safe for future generations. As a complement to the evening’s entertainment, Dr. Michael Dombeck, the former Chief of the US Forest Service, will speak after the show.

On March 24 and 25 students of the Appleton and Menasha School Districts will be treated to special performances of another of Big Top’s repertoire, “Thirtieth Star,” the sesquicentennial history of Wisconsin.

Big Top’s traveling American minstrels, the Blue Canvas Orchestra, hail from Bayfield, Wisconsin, where they have created a unique brand of popular entertainment that blends historical research, archival photographs, engaging storytelling and toe-tapping original music to entertain and educate. Since 1986, Big Top Chautauqua has produced more than a dozen original musicals, including “Riding the Wind,” a history of Bayfield and the Apostle Islands.

To purchase tickets or to obtain more information for “Wild Woods and Waters”, call the UWFox box office at 832-2646 or purchase online at https://foxtickets.uwc.edu/. Tickets are $25 each for reserved seating. Additional information is also available online at http://www.uwfox.uwc.edu/cac/wildwoods2010.html.

This performance is made possible in part due to generous support from the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, the University of Wisconsin Extension Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning, the Appleton Area School District and the Menasha Joint School District.



Posted 11/24/2009