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BREAK LOOSE! NISWONGER 19 I 20

POWERED BY THE VAN WERT COUNTY FOUNDATION


IT’S TIME FOR AN ESCAPE TO VAN WERT. We welcome you to experience LIVE entertainment at it’s finest at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. We are working for you to bring performances to the stage that will invigorate your life. Supercharging emotion with music enables us to live life to its fullest. The spoken word can educate, inspire and elicit laughter. This season is filled with hit making icons and notable speakers gives you reason to BREAK LOOSE from the every day routine and free your mind. We believe in the power of the performing arts to transform lives through entertainment, education and inspiration. And it’s simply FUN! Are you in? The show’s about ready to begin! Your Friends At The Niswonger, Tafi Stober Executive Director Hugh Saunier Technical Director Jerry Beard Box Office Manager Mark Hartman Facilities Director Matt Saunier Production Director Kylie Owens Marketing Director

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EDUCATE INSPIRE ENTERTAIN

WYNONNA JUDD SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15 7:30 PM

OUR MISSION We endeavor to provide a premier venue for a wide variety of performing arts, concerts, lectures, meetings, and special events which will inspire, educate, and entertain residents of and visitors to Van Wert County, and to provide an economic catalyst by increasing cultural tourism, creating new jobs, and generating business for the region.

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BECOME A MEMBER SPEAKER SERIES

14, 6, 24, 30, 35

ENRICH CCS

7, 11, 18, 20, 32

GRAND SERIES

8 - 36

ORDER TICKETS

39 - 40

PATRON & FACILITY INFORMATION

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WILLOW BEND DINING PARTNER

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SEASON AT A GLANCE

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NPAC MEMBERS SHARE THE THRILL OF THE ARTS FROM FIRST CHOICE SEATS TO ARTIST MEET & GREETS + MORE!

SEATS YOU LOVE. AMENITIES YOU DESERVE. NPAC Personal and Corporate Members enjoy STAR POWERED rewards AND support the arts by partnering with the Niswonger to bring engaging and innovative artists to the region. Learn more below about how you can go backstage at the Niswonger to meet your favorite artist, attend Members Only activities and special events, and enjoy the convenience of priority seating and advanced ticketing. Corporate Members have the opportunity to build relationships with employee incentive programs or customer appreciation gifts. The opportunities to share the JOY of the ARTS are endless when it begins with an NPAC MEMBERSHIP.

PERSONAL MEMBERSHIPS

PLATINUM $2000 BEGINS JUNE 5 Personal Seat Selection / Guaranteed Seating with Annual Renewal / Advanced Ticketing / VIP Meet & Greets / Exclusive Member Event & Clinics / Support Recognition / Complimentary Rental of the Lecture Hall Based On Schedule - Date must be secured with management.

GOLD $1000 BEGINS JUNE 13

Personal Seat Selection / Advanced Ticketing VIP Meet & Greets / Exclusive Member Events & Clinics / Support Recognition

SILVER $500 BEGINS JUNE 20

Personal Seat Selection / Advanced Ticketing / Exclusive Member Events & Clinics / Support Recognition

FRIENDS & FAMILY $350 BEGINS JULY 12 Personal Seat Selection Single Day Advanced Ticketing Support Recognition A Tax Deductible receipt will be provided for Membership Contributions.

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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS PLATINUM $7500 BEGINS JUNE 5 INCLUDES 6 GRAND SERIES SUBSCRIPTIONS Personal Seat Selection / Guaranteed Seating with Annual Renewal / Advanced Ticketing / VIP Meet & Greets / Exclusive Member Event & Clinics / Support Recognition Complimentary Rental of the Lecture Hall Based On Schedule - Date must be secured with management.

GOLD $5500 BEGINS JUNE 13 INCLUDES 4 GRAND SERIES SUBSCRIPTIONS Personal Seat Selection / Advanced Ticketing VIP Meet & Greets / Exclusive Member Events & Clinics / Support Recognition SILVER $3500 BEGINS JUNE 20 INCLUDES 2 GRAND SERIES SUBSCRIPTIONS Personal Seat Selection / Advanced Ticketing / Exclusive Member Events & Clinics / Support Recognition A Tax Deductible receipt less ticket values will be provided for Corporate Membership Contributions.

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KIDAPPROVED! TAKE ME TO THE SHOW!

The Niswonger is such a thrill. Every show is an adventure filled with new sights and sounds. A couple years ago I went to Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo LIVE and couldn’t believe how REAL the dinosaurs looked. We even were able to go on stage and pet them. I couldn’t believe they were actually controlled by humans! So when I heard that the Niswonger is bringing back Dinosaurs this year . . . you know, not the land ones but the ones that swim in the ocean . . I couldn’t wait to ask Grandma and Grandpa for tickets. Because, of course they say “yes” right away. Mom always has to check her schedule first. Well, its been nice chatting with you. If you see me at a show, I have a secret to tell you about the dog that’s with the statue man outside of the Niswonger.

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HEY, GO DO SOME ADULTING! I’M READY FOR SOME FREE TIME.

Okay, adults, I think you are great. Obviously I couldn’t have tied this bow tie without you! But must tell you, I need some time to myself, well, almost by myself. I am making a list of my favorite care takers so that you can enjoy a night out at the Niswonger. I know how happy it makes you because I listen while you are talking to your friends AND I may be peeking in on your social media posts. So I think it’s time for you to check that calendar and get those tickets. You deserve it and SO DO I! This will give me time to play with my little Dinosaur figures that I got at Dinosaur Zoo LIVE! And hey! Don’t forget about my tickets for Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium on Sunday, May 3! The VIP Meet and Greet looks pretty cool too! And many thanks to Jim & Theresa Robideau for sponsoring the NPAC Family Series so our tickets are more affordable!

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BUNDLE & SAVE

“LET’S GET READY TO BUNDLE!”

TUESDAY

JULY 16

There are 28 events this season to keep you entertained all the way until May 2020. It is our mission, along with show sponsors, to keep ticket prices as low as possible so that you can see ALL the shows that you desire.

SEE MORE & SAVE BUNDLE 3 OR MORE SHOWS

and SAVE 15% on your entire order!

You can Bundle & Save at any time during the season. However, the sooner you bundle the better the seat selection. It all begins on Tuesday, July 16. Join us for this special day at the Niswonger in person or purchase your Select Series at NPACVW.ORG.

BUNDLE AS MANY SHOWS AS YOU LIKE AND SAVE 15% BEGINNING TUE. JULY 16

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Live. Laugh. Learn.

NPAC SPEAKER SERIES The NPAC Speaker Series Committee has spent a year seeking programming that will create awareness, laughter, inspiration and education. This year’s selections will provide uplifting encouragement as well as community enrichment. A region tht lives, laughs and learns together grows stronger together. We invite you to break loose and indulge yourself in an opportunity to learn more about approaching life in a way that may just change yours.

RISE TOGETHER FREE EVENT THU. NOV. 7 7:00 P page 14

JEANNE ROBERTSON HUMORIST

From $20 SUN. JAN. 26 3:00 P page 24

BRYCE CARLSON

INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER & COMMMUNITY BOOK READ

Tickets $10 SUN. MAR. 8 3:00 P

PAUL KEELS

THE VOICE OF THE BUCKEYES

Tickets $20 SUN. APR. 26 3:00 P page 35

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SUPPORT THE SERIES and meet the Stars! MEMBERSHIPS for the ENRICH Community Concert Series are still available and can be purchased through the Box Office for $200, $100 or $50. Call: 419-238-6722

1. CATAPULT PAGE 11 2. CHRISTMAS WITH THE SWINGLES PAGE 18 3. THE MIDTOWN MEN HOLIDAY & HITS PAGE 20 4. I AM, HE SAID CELEBRATE THE MUSIC OF NEIL DIAMOND PAGE 32

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WYNONNA JUDD AND THE BIG NOISE SUNDAY . SEPTEMBER 15 I 7:30 P

OC $75 / ORL $75 / MC $65/ MRL $55 / BC $45 / BRL $45 WYNONNA And The Big Noise will explode onto stage with a concert that will explore the past, present and future of WYNONNA’s extensive 35-year career. WYNONNA’s live shows are well known not only for the energy of her talented band, but also for the undeniable connection that she has with her audience. The show is part nostalgia, part comedy, and all rich, soulful music featuring WYNONNA’s incomparable vocals. “

“My roots are firmly planted in Country music,” says WYNONNA, “But I was given wings, and I’m grateful that my fans have allowed me the freedom to sing the music that I love.” Respected by the millions of fans who are drawn to her music and undeniable talent, Wynonna’s rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums spanning her remarkable 34-year career. As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo The Judds, Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as “the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline.” This iconic performer 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 and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim. Wynonna has described the new sound as “vintage yet modern” and a “return to the well.” It’s a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock. PRESENTING SPONSOR

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THE GUESS WHO SUNDAY . SEPTEMBER 22 I 7:30 P

OC $55 / ORL $55/ MC $45/ MRL $45 / BC $35 / BRL $35

PRESENTING SPONSOR

Van Wert Vision, Ltd.

As the house lights fade down and the stage spots flair up, the sounds of rock and roll with classic sensibilities and progressive nuances permeate the crowd. At first a familiar chord strikes everyone’s attention, then comes a catchy chorus followed by a memorable solo or remarkable moment of improvisation. Such an ear-pleasing arsenal carries into a non-stop evening of precise performance taking fans on a roller coaster ride of electric instrumentation, timeless balladry, unpredictable jamming and the ultimate sing-a-long experience. It’s a position held by a troupe of true musical luminaries who through over five decades in show business have been loaded with more hits than members can count, record sales well into the multi- millions and more drama than a VH1 Behind the Music episode and an E! True Hollywood Story documentary combined. The name is none other than The Guess Who, a group that’s connected with the masses throughout a exultant hit parade spanning fourteen Top 40 hits, including These Eyes, Clap For the Wolfman, Hand Me Down World, No Time, Star Baby and Share the Land. Add in fellow classics and double sided singles like their #1 rock anthem American Woman and No Sugar Tonight, plus Laughing and Undun, and the Canadian bred stateside conquerors are amongst music’s most indelible treasures who are eternally etched within the very fabric of pop culture history.

“You’re going to see an excellent version of the songs and hear exactly how they should sound or be played,” verifies founding member and original drummer/songwriter Garry Peterson.

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A NIGHT WITH

JANIS JOPLIN

SATURDAY . SEPTEMBER 28 I 7:30 P

OC $65 / ORL $65/ MC $55/ MRL $55 / BC $45 / BRL $45

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. From Broadway to Van Wert, now you’re invited to share an evening with the woman and her influences in the musical, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as Me and Bobby McGee, Piece of My Heart, Mercedes Benz, Cry Baby and Summertime, a remarkable cast and breakout performances, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, written and directed by Randy Johnson, is a musical journey celebrating Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends. That voice—high, husky, earthy, explosive—remains among the most distinctive and galvanizing in pop history. But Janis Joplin didn’t merely possess a great instrument; she threw herself into every syllable, testifying from the very core of her being. She claimed the blues, soul, gospel and rock with unquestionable authority and verve, fearlessly inhabiting psychedelic guitar jams, back-porch roots and everything in between. Her volcanic performances left audiences stunned and speechless, while her sexual magnetism, world-wise demeanor and flamboyant style shattered every stereotype about female artists—and essentially invented the “rock mama” paradigm. PRESENTING SPONSORS

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CATAPULT SATURDAY . OCTOBER 12 I 7:30 P

OC $40 / ORL $40/ MC $30/ MRL $30 / BC $20 / BRL $20 Catapult is, technically, a shadow dance company. What it really is: a theatrical art form that is an amazingly imaginative combination of dance, story-telling, and sculpture. Founded in 2009, by Adam Battlestein (choreographer, Creative Director and Master Teaching Artist for Pilobolus Dance Theatre for 9 years), Catapult catapulted to fame on Season 8 of America’s Got Talent, earning their way to the finals of the NBC-TV hit show. Catapult is all about the human body and its ability to transform. The talented Catapult dancers work behind a screen to create seemingly impossible dancing shadow silhouettes of shapes from the world around us. You won’t believe your eyes as you watch these incredible dancers become a mountain, a full size elephant, a helicopter, a house with a window and people inside the window. You will never figure out how they do it, and you won’t know what they will make next – you will be surprised and delighted again and again. Audiences of all ages love what appear to be effortless transformations and applaud over and over as more and more unbelievable images appear. Catapult’s “Magic Shadows” show is packed with hundreds of shape transformations, and it is full of humor, emotion, and engaging stories. There are 8 fully realized stories told through music and shadows and 6 short shadow dance videos which play between the live dances – brief moments of poetry or humor which perfectly cleanse the palate and prepare the audience for their next shadow journey. Audiences leave this show dazed and happy, and they will never look at their own shadow the same way again! ENRICH CCS Presenting Sponsor

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38 SPECIAL

SUNDAY . OCTOBER 20 I 7:30 P

OC $80 / ORL $75 / MC $70 / MRL $65 / BC $60 / BRL $55

After more than three decades together, 38 SPECIAL continue to bring their signature blast of Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. And at each and every show, thousands of audience members are amazed by the explosive power of the band’s performance. Their many Gold and Platinum album awards stand in testament to the endurance of a legendary powerhouse. With sales in excess of 20 million, most associate the band with their arena-rock pop smashes, Hold On Loosely, Rockin’ Into the Night, Caught Up

in You, Fantasy Girl, If I’d Been the One, Back Where You Belong, Chain Lightnin’, Second Chance, and more – Timeless hits that remain a staple at radio, immediately recognizable from the first opening chord, and paving the way to their present-day touring regimen. Guitarist/vocalist DON BARNES says it’s all about maintaining that intensity in their live shows. “We never wanted to be one of those bands that had maybe gotten a little soft or complacent over the years. We’re a team, and it’s always been kind of an unspoken rule that we don’t slack up, we stack up. We go out there every night to win.” It is that steely determination that lives on in the hearts of these ‘Wild-Eyed Southern Boys.’

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Three of the voices that defined 90s country music join forces in the Roots & Boots tour. Combined, the trio has amassed more than 40 Top 10 radio smash hits and sold more than 25 million albums. Don’t miss these iconic country artists as they come together to swap stories and perform their classic songs all on one stage. SAMMY KERSHAW In the course of breaking into the ranks of stardom in country music, Sammy Kershaw has made contributions to more than just the charts. His Platinum albums were propelled into the record books by hits such as She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful, I Can’t Reach Her Anymore, National Working Woman’s Holiday, Love of My Live, Cadillac Style, Don’t Go Near the Water, Haunted Heart…and many other milestones. AARON TIPPIN Aaron Tippin has crusaded for the working man and woman since he ripped country music wide open with his uncompromising single You’ve Got to Stand for Something. His voice continued to ring loud and clear with such hits as I Wouldn’t Have it any Other Way, There Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong with the Radio, That’s as Close as I’ll Get to Loving You, My Blue Angel, and Kiss This. Five of his albums are certified gold and a sixth CD, Read Between the Lines, stands at the platinum level. Tippin’s honest lyrics and direct, impassioned vocals have built a large and devoted audience. COLLIN RAYE Collin Raye is nothing if not passionate. His soulful delivery has set country standards in such searing ballads as Love, Me, In This Life, Not That Different and If I Were You. Always an energizing showman, he has also blazed through such vivid rockers as My Kind of Girl, That’s My Story, I Can Still Feel You and I want You Bad. With 24 top ten records, 16 #1 hits, and having been a 10-time male vocalist of the year nominee (5 CMA and 5 ACM), this truly electrifying performer of his era remains one of the great voices of our time.

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ROOTS & BOOTS TOUR WITH SAMMY KERSHAW, AARON TIPPIN & COLLIN RAYE

SATURDAY . OCTOBER 26 I 7:30 P

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RISE TOGETHER THURSDAY . NOVEMBER 7 I 7:30 PM

FREE EVENT

founded in 2013 by nationally recognized storytellers, Anthony Alvarado, Douglas Darby, and Nadine Machkovech. Together, they had a goal: to help save at least one life. RISE TOGETHER exists to ignite a MOVEMENT OF HOPE THAT SAVE LIVES by encouraging students to stand up and speak out on the issues they care most about: breaking the silence around suicide, bullying, mental illness, drugs, and alcohol. RISE TOGETHER aims to EDUCATE, ENGAGE, and EMPOWER youth primarily through storytelling. RISE TOGETHER focuses on community-level change by implementing unique strategies based on local needs determined by community assessments, surveys, feedback, and evaluating efforts.

This event will be the culmination of school assembly events held across the county. RISE TOGETHER has created a community where youth can be loved, heard, and inspired to live with hope. THE FUTURE IS YOUTH! SPONSORED BY FOA: Family Of Addicts of Van Wert County

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Live. Laugh. Learn. NPAC SPEAKER SERIES EVENT

All are welcome to join in a regional response to addiction. RISE TOGETHER, a 501c3 non-profit, was

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TIM HAWKINS

PRESENTING SPONSOR

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

JoAnne

Wolford SATURDAY . NOVEMBER 9 I 7:30 P

OC $55 / ORL $55 / MC $45 / MRL $45 / BC $35 / BRL $35

Since giving up his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002, Tim Hawkins has been establishing himself as one of the most in-demand comedians in the country. With 1 million+ social media followers and 100 sold-out concerts every year, his Jackwagon Crew has grown into a revolution of multi-generational proportions. But don’t take it from us... Tim’s gut-busting comedy show entertains the entire family while doubling down on the funny, a daunting task in an age where the obscene has become routine. His act is 1 part gifted + 2 parts twisted, the only certainty being his on-the-nose observations that expose the ridiculousness of daily life while marveling in its hilarity. The perils of marriage, homeschooling, and growing up in the Midwest may not exemplify the rock star life, but they make for really good punchlines. Sure he’s funny, but fans are often even more amazed at his singing voice and guitar chops. Tim’s hilarious music videos have brought him viral YouTube fame with fan favorites including Sounds of Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Yoga Pants, Aging Rockers, Things You Don’t Say to Your Wife, Cletus Take the Reel, A Homeschool Family, and The Government Can. Still, Tim is no rock star: “It’s not like I have a choice. Comedy is my only life skill.”

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SUNDAY . NOVEMBER 24 I 7:30 P

OC $75 / ORL $70 / MC $65 / MRL $60 / BC $45 / BRL $35

“The show is live, dangerous and more than anything else: it rocks!” - Brian May, Queen WE WILL ROCK YOU tells the story of a globalized future without musical instruments. A handful of rock rebels, the Bohemians, fight against the all-powerful Globalsoft company and its boss, the Killer Queen; they fight for freedom, individuality and the rebirth of the age of rock. Scaramouche and Galileo, two young outsiders, cannot come to terms with the bleak conformist reality. They join the Bohemians and embark on the search to find the unlimited power of freedom, love and Rock! The idea for the musical came after a meeting between the actor Robert De Niro with musicians Brian May and Roger Taylor, in Venice in 1996. De Niro’s daughter was a big fan of the Queen and the actor asked if the legends of rock had never thought of creating a musical based on their songs. That was the beginning of everything. Since 2002 over 15 million theatregoers in 17 countries have been thrilled by this awe-inspiring production which is based on the songs of Queen with a book by Ben Elton (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Popcorn.) Elton fashioned this hilarious futurist comedy around more than 24 of Queen’s biggest hit songs including We Are The Champions, Radio Ga Ga, I Want To Break Free, Somebody To Love, Killer Queen, Don’t Stop Me Now, Under Pressure, Bohemian Rhapsody, Another One Bites The Dust and of course, We Will Rock You. WE WILL ROCK YOU reflects the scale and spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. With Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors and “a band without parallel in the theatre” behind the cast, the audience can expect WE WILL ROCK YOU to rock as fiercely as the best of Queen’s concerts. “Anyway the wind blows…”

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THE SWINGLES

TWAS’ THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

THE MIDTOWN MEN

CHRISTMAS

BREAK LOOSE from the clutter of life that steals JOY and escape to the destination for Christmas memory making.

DAVID PHELPS

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LONESTAR & PHIL VASSAR


ENRICH CCS Presenting Sponsor

ENRICH CCS Supporting Sponsors

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AUTO SALES OF VAN WERT

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CHRISTMAS

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THE SWINGLES SUNDAY . DECEMBER 1 I 3:00 P

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OC $40 / ORL $40 / MC $30 / MRL $30 / BC $20 / BRL $20

For more than half a century, The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music. The seven young singers that make up today’s London-based group are driven by the same innovative spirit that has defined the five-time Grammy® winners since they first made waves in the 1960s. At a time when a cappella music is more popular than ever, The Swingles are recognized as masters of their craft. NISWONGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 419-238-6722 npacvw.org

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SATURDAY . DECEMBER 7 I 2:00 & 7:30 P

PRESENTING SPONSOR

OC $45 / ORL $40 / MC $35 / MRL $30 / BC $25 / BRL $20 ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

But wait!

A mouse is stirring — because Santa missed his house last year and he can’t let that happen again! Before you can say “Merry Christmas!”, we’re off on the wild adventures of a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won’t take no for an answer. Don’t miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season! This family budget friendly Christmas musical will bring laughter, joy and hiphop delights! This fast-paced musical keeps anyone from ages 3 and beyond blissfully entertained.

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SUNDAY . DECEMBER 15 I 7:30 P OC $65 / ORL $65 / MC $55 MRL $55 / BC $45 / BRL $45 THE MIDTOWN MEN reunites Stars From The Original Cast of Broadway’s Jersey Boys, making them the first vocal group ever formed by the principal cast of a high-profile Broadway show. After sharing the stage for over a thousand performances, Tony® Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony® Award nominee J. Robert Spencer decided to take their signature sound and chemistry to audiences everywhere, bringing to life their favorite 1960s hits. The New York Times says, “Sidling up to the microphone, the singers had the air of the Rat Pack, Motown and a nightclub act rolled into one,” while the New York Daily News proclaims, “The Midtown Men sound as crisp as their Rat Pack-inspired suits. Their voices blend together so flawlessly on stage.” After a recent performance with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, The Oklahoman praised the Midtown Men for “a joyous and nostalgic trip through the music of the 1960s with terrific orchestral charts,” adding, “this high-spirited evening kicked the audience’s adrenaline into overdrive.” ENRICH CCS Presenting Sponsor

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DAVID PHELPS

Christmas FRIDAY . DECEMBER 20 I 7:30 P

OC $45 / ORL $45 / MC $35/ MRL $35 / BC $25 / BRL $25

Referred to as “The voice of an angel,” David Phelps returns to Van Wert, having performing to three sold out concerts in the past. A graduate from Baylor University, David Phelps is credited among today’s most spectacular voices. His seemingly endless vocal range, which extends more than three octaves, coupled with his gift for communicating a song, has brought the house down in the world’s most prestigious venues. For more than 15 years, David served as a member of the popular and prestigious Gaither Vocal Band, and during that time received numerous Dove Awards, Grammy Awards, and multiple platinum-selling recording projects. As a solo artist, he received 2009 Dove Award nominations for Male Vocalist of the Year and Long Form Video for the Christmas DVD, O Holy Night to add to his many awards and honors. David’s 2012 live concert DVD, David Phelps: Classic, debuted on Billboards’ Music Video Chart at #1 and since its release has received acclaim from throughout both Gospel and secular music genres. The recording has been featured on numerous television networks, including the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). In 2015, David released the recording, Freedom. The Freedom companion DVD also debuted at #1 on Billboards’ Music Video Chart. Most recently, in April of 2017, The Best of David Phelps: from the Homecoming Series, peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Music Video Sales Chart, topping such popular video releases as The Beatles’ Eight Days A Week and Eric Clapton’s Live In San Diego, as well as Adele’s Live At The Royal Albert Hall. That same week, David’s Freedom video sat in the top 20. In 2017, David released his latest recording, Hymnal. Throughout the recording, David lends his artistry to some of the most treasured hymns of the church. The recording showcases masterful vocals and lush arrangements as each song takes the listener on a journey of inspiration and worship in song.

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LONESTAR & PHIL VASSAR THE NOT SO SILENT NIGHT TOUR SATURDAY . DECEMBER 21 I 7:30 P

OC $75 / ORL $70 / MC $65 / MRL $60 / BC $50 / BRL $45

PHIL VASSAR is an artist, songwriter, entertainer, and two time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year with 26 Top 40 hits, 15 Top 10 hits, & 10 #1s, including: Carlene, In Real Love, Little Rodeo, For A Little While, Right on the Money, Six Pack Summer, Last Day of My Life, American Soul, American Child,Bye Bye, My Next Thirty Years, I’m Alright, That’s When I Love You, Love is a Beautiful Thing, Just Another Day in Paradise, & many more. His television special Songs From the Cellar will air nationally in the fall on PBS. RICHIE MCDONALD, MICHAEL BRITT, KEECH RAINWATER & DEAN SAMS of LONESTAR have amassed RIAA-certified sales in excess of 10 milion album units since their national launch in 1995. They have 23 Top 20 hits, 17 Top 10 hits & 10 #1 radio hits including: No News, I’m Already There, Front Porch Looking In, What About Now, Come Crying to Me, Smile, Tell Her, Mr. Mom as well as Billboard crossover smash Amazed. Lonestar has been awarded 1999 ACM Single of The Year & Song of the Year for “Amazed” as well as 2001 CMA Vocal Group of the Year. NISWONGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 419-238-6722 npacvw.org

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BANDSTAND THE BROADWAY MUSICAL THURSDAY . JANUARY 23 I 7:30 P

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1945. BANDSTAND tells the story of musician Donny Novitski who is about to take on the mission of his life: leading his band of fellow veterans into competition for America’s next swing band sensation. However, complicated relationships, the demands of the competition and the challenging after-effects of war may break

these musicians. This original score is strongly influenced by authentic 1940s swing music, much of which is played onstage by the characters and band members. When Donny meets a beautiful, young singer named Julia, he finds the perfect harmony in words and music that could take this band of brothers all the way to the live radio broadcast finale in New York City. But to succeed, it will require every ounce of talent, stamina and raw nerve that these musicians possess. Directed

and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton), and starring Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella) and Corey Cott (Newsies), BANDSTAND is the high-stepping musical about love in full swing.

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SUNDAY . JANUARY 26 I 3:00 P

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There’s no better time for laughter than in January. Laugh until you cry with Jeanne Robertson, a humorist and speaker with millions of fans on YouTube and Sirius/XM

Radio’s Family Comedy Channel. Robertson charms audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has an infectious personality, heart and sense of humor. Some of her most popular anecdotes include Don’t Go to Vegas Without a Baptist, Don’t Bungee

Jump Naked, and Don’t Send a Man to the Grocery Store. She’s more than funny, Jeanne’s rise in the speaking profession was nothing short of phenomenal. Clients

and speakers alike were quick to recognize her ability. In addition to a full speaking schedule year after year, she has been awarded every top honor and designation in her profession including the Certified Speaking Professional designation (CSP) in 1980 and being inducted in the CPAE Speaker Hall Of Fame in 1981. A member of NSA/

Carolinas, she served as President of the National Speakers Association in 1985. In 1989 she became the first woman to receive that association’s most cherished honor,

the Cavett Award. She is the only female professional speaker who has received this honor. The Miss North Carolina Organization named Jeanne as its 2003 Woman of Achievement.

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Such a beautiful venue. I look forward to each new season for the talent displayed but most of all the variety of arts. - Barbara Baker

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JOHN MUELLER’S

WINTER DANCE PARTY SATURDAY . FEBRUARY 1 I 7:30 P

OC $35 / ORL $35 / MC $30 / MRL $30 / BC $25 / BRL $25 It’s the official #1 Tribute To Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, And The Big Bopper! John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party ® is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper’s final tour and the only show endorsed

by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates. Each live concert performance includes unbridled, high voltage entertainment featuring all the hit songs of the 50’s era: That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh, Boy, Rave on, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, and many,

many more. John Mueller, the critically acclaimed former star of the U.S. touring version of the London/Broadway hit musical Buddy..the Buddy Holly Story, performs as Buddy Holly with Linwood Sasser as the Big Bopper and Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens. The very authentic and energetic four piece band (guitar, drums, stand up bass and sax) includes Grammy award winning Mike Acosta on saxaphone.

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FRIDAY . FEBRUARY 14 I 7:30 P

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Whitney Houston’s musical legacy is brought to life in this critically acclaimed tribute show described as “mind-blowingly spot on”. Be stunned by the breathtaking vocals of Belinda Davids – a RiSA chart-topping artist in her home country of South Africa - who has performed alongside the likes of Keri Hilson, Keyshia Cole and Monica and featured on Fox TV’s ‘Showtime at the Apollo’ and BBC1 TV’s ‘Even Better Than the Real Thing.’ With the accompaniment of a live band, backing vocalists and choreographed dancers, plus state-of-the-art sound, lighting, vision and theatrical effects, this is a beautifully crafted tribute to one of the world’s most revered singers. The two-hour production will fill you with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as it takes you on a heartfelt journey through Houston’s greatest hits including I Will Always Love You, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, How Will I Know, One Moment in Time, I Have Nothing, Run to You, Didn’t We Almost Have It All, Greatest Love of All, I’m Every Woman, Queen of the Night, Exhale (Shoop Shoop), Million Dollar Bill and more.

“An air tight band with energy-packed execution of a long string of classics. Rather than museum pieces or mere fodder for oldies radio, these songs had all the vitality and punch that they carried 50 years ago.” - Springfield State Journal Register

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AN EVENING OF LOVE SONGS WITH

JIM BRICKMAN & MELISSA MANCHESTER SUNDAY . FEBRUARY 23 I 7:30 P

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Jim Brickman’s career has spanned over 20 years, and he is the best-selling solo pianist to date. Jim Brickman’s distinctive piano style and captivating live performances have revolutionized the popularity of instrumental music, making him a driving force behind modern American music. The hit-making songwriter is the best-selling solo pianist of our time earning 21 Number One albums and 32 Top 20 Radio Singles in the industry bible, Billboard Magazine. He’s garnered two Grammy nominations, gospel music’s Dove Award, two SESAC Songwriter of the Year Awards, and the Canadian Country Music Award. He also has a music scholarship named for him by his alma mater, the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music. Joining him on stage for this memorable Valentine’s Day delight is Melissa Manchester. Her career is remarkable not only for its longevity and accomplishments, but for its versatility. Manchester’s tremendously successful solo career brought her critical and commercial acclaim. The Midnight Blue singer received her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in 1979 for the Peter Allen/Carole Bayer Sager-penned Don’t Cry Out Loud, winning the Grammy in that category four years later for You Should Hear How She Talks About You. Manchester has also had her songs recorded by Barbra Streisand, Roberta Flack, Dusty Springfield, Alison Krauss, Kenny Loggins and many others. Two songs she performed, Through The Eyes Of Love and The Promise, were nominated for Oscars in the same year. She has written tunes for several other films including The Great Mouse Detective, Lady and the Tramp II, Dirty Girl, and Tyler Perry’s For Colored Girls.

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SATURDAY . FEBRUARY 29 I 7:30 P

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As part of the Young Country movement of the early ‘90s, Little Texas were responsible for shaking up the country music world with a new, energetic sound that fused the look and attitude of modern rock music with traditional country themes and styles, bringing a bolt of life into the genre. Country fans the world over bought over 7 million of their albums, while critics showered them with 3 Grammy nominations plus honors from both the Academy of Country Music (Vocal Group Of The Year) and the Country Music Association (Album Of The Year). Their first radio release in 1991, Some Guys Have All The Love, became a Top-10 hit, as did their next single, First Time For Everything. The First Time For Everything album was released with five singles reached the top of the charts. The second album, Big Time, truly was the big time for Little Texas. The sophomore release, which has sold more than three million copies to date, spawned three No. 1 singles - What Might Have Been, God Blessed Texas and My Love - and captured the group’s first CMT Award, a Billboard award, a Radio & Records award and their first Grammy nomination. Many hit songs and awards later, the band is now hitting the road with their 30th Anniversary Tour.

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SATURDAY . MARCH 7 I 7:30 P OC $65 / ORL $65 / MC $55 MRL $55 / BC $45 / BRL $45

Timeless! That’s what comes to mind the moment the resonant voices of En Vogue pour through the airwaves. With their new single, Rocket, steadily pushing its way onto radio playlists across the country, the ladies are poised for more chart-topping success with the global release of their “Electric Café” album on Entertainment One Music. En Vogue, current members Cindy Herron-Braggs, Terry Ellis and Rhona Bennett are recognized as one of the top 5 highest selling American female music groups in history, En Vogue has sold over 20 million albums to date. Their effortless transition into the digital age, complemented by their effortless chic, has garnered the group over 30 million streams and 26 million plus YouTube views on their Top 6 hit singles alone; smashes such as Hold On, Free Your Mind, Never Gonna Get It, Giving Him Something He Can Feel, Don’t Let Go, and Whatta Man (feat. Salt N Pepa). While the seasoned songbirds stay connected to their R&B roots, their appreciation for diverse musical genres is reflected in their new project. “We love the authenticity of Hip Hop and the fusion of old school rhythm with a contemporary sound,” says Rhona Bennett.

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BRYCE CARLSON

ALL SEATS $10 In the words of Bryce Carlson: To accomplish anything of significance, you first have to not quit. This truth has carried me through two decades of rowing and coaching, nearly a decade of research on human evolution and wild chimpanzees in Uganda, over 150 marathons, and several 100+ mile ultramarathons! In 2010, I qualified and competed in [arguably] the most difficult and competitive ultramarathon in the world: the 153-mile Spartathlon in Greece. But my race ended less than halfway resulting from some medical complications that at least partly resulted from poor preparation. In 2014, I returned stronger, smarter, and completed the course laid out by Pheidippides over 2500 years ago between Athens and Sparta. I learned some incredibly valuable lessons along the way about courage, perseverance, and the nature of human endurance. In 2015, I joined 11 runners, on a physical and intellectual journey as the Research Director and participant in the 3100 mile Race Across USA. I dove in for the adventure, and what transpired only reaffirmed my commitment to a life of personal challenges and growth. Colleagues from Harvard, University of Washington, Hunter College, Grand Valley State University, Purdue, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Boston Children Hospital all jumped on board and it was an incredible success, both personally and professionally. My research assistants and colleagues gathered data on biomechanics, cardiovascular health, metabolism, nutrition, gastrointestinal microbiota, and psychology as the other runners and I completed a marathon a day, 6 days a week, for over 4 months. And that data continues to bear fruit with a number of scientific manuscripts!

COMMUNITY BOOK READ

The Niswonger Community Book Read features two suggested books that will be perfect companion reads to the message delivered by Bryce Carlson on March 8,. • •

ENDURE by Alex Hutchinson RUN THE MILE YOU’RE IN by Ryan Hall

Copies of the books are made available at The Brumback Library and it’s branches by the Van Wert Read & Review Book Club of the First Presbyterian Church. PRESENTING SPONSOR

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THE BROADWAY MUSICAL

SATURDAY . MARCH 14 I 2:00 & 7:30 P

OC $75 / ORL $75/ MC $65 / MRL $55 / BC $45 / BRL $35 The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” says TIME Magazine. Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Originally directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus and based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event.

FINDING NEVERLAND is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR).

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I am, He Said

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NEIL DIAMOND SATURDAY . MARCH 21 I 7:30 P

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“We are saying what HE said,” laughs Matt Vee referring to the one and only Neil Diamond. Matt along with cousins Jeff and Tommy Vee, local music scene veterans and sons of the legendary Bobby Vee, join forces with their family and friends as The Killer Vees to celebrate the music from a timeless catalog. With songs like Cracklin’ Rosie, Song Sung Blue, and Sweet Caroline, Neil Diamond sold over 100 million records worldwide with music that became the soundtrack to one generation after another with hits spanning five decades. As a Tin Pan Alley song writer in the mid 60s, he penned songs recorded by everyone from Elvis Presley to Deep Purple and, of course, the Monkee’s classic, I’m A Believer. “This is not a tribute show,” says Tommy Vee. “This is a celebration of an amazing musical icon, one we all love and respect. We have been fans since we were in grade school and first learning our respective instruments and played many of these tunes over the years in various bands. We have recruited an incredible group of singers and players and have gone back to the original records,” he explains, “it is all about the vocals and Matt nails it. It’s a Rockin’ show!”

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THE ISAACS WITH TERRY BRADSHAW FRIDAY . APRIL 17 I 7:30 P

OC $65 / ORL $60 / MC $55 / MRL $50 / BC $40 / BRL $35

The only NFL player with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Terry Bradshaw defies an easy pigeonhole. He’s a four-time Super Bowl champion quarterback (Pittsburgh Steelers), a two-time Super Bowl MVP, and Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee. Multi-Emmy and award-winning broadcaster for FOX on Fox NFL Sunday, enduringly popular actor, motivational speaker, New York Times best-selling author, breeder of championship quarter horses… the list goes on. Now, Bradshaw is exploring his musical talents and playing select dates with his friends, The Isaacs. Drawing material from their Grammy and Dove Award nominated albums and beyond, the night will be full of insights on Terry’s storied career and The Isaacs journey as an award-winning family group. Mixed with their comedic chemistry between friends, this night of music and laughter is one your whole community is sure to enjoy.

“He is not only a natural in front of the camera. He is one of the most genuine people I have ever worked with. Even with four Super Bowl rings, and all that testosterone, the man is so down-to-earth and loveable.” – ACADEMY AWARD WINNER KATHY BATES

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SATURDAY . APRIL 25 I 7:30 P ON SALE OCTOBER 12, 2019 OC $55 / ORL $55 / MC $45 / MRL $45 / BC $35 / BRL $35

Here Come the Mummies is an eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian Mummies with a one-track mind. Their “Terrifying Funk from Beyond the Grave” is sure to get you into them (and possibly vice versa). Since their discovery HCTM has been direct support for P-Funk, Al Green, Mavis Staples, KC and the Sunshine Band, and Cheap Trick; rocked Super Bowl Village; become a regular on The Bob and Tom Show; played massive festivals like Summer Camp, Common Ground, Voodoo Fest, Musikfest, Suwannee Hulaween, and Riverbend; and sold tickets by the thousands across large swaths of North America. Maybe that’s why the ladies (and some dudes) can’t stop losing their minds over these mayhem-inducing mavens of mirth. Some say they were cursed after deflowering a great Pharaoh’s daughter. Others claim they are reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians. Regardless, HCTM’s mysterious personas, cunning song-craft, and unrelenting live show will bend your brain, and melt your face. Get ready, for Here Come The Mummies.

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Paul Keels’ booming voice fills rooms and cars with an immaculate and unmistakable beat. His crisp play-calling on radio of Ohio State football and basketball never leaves the listener in doubt. It’s graphic, economical and spot-on. Keels is now inextricably linked with the Buckeyes whose games he’s called for a score of years; through two national titles and three trips to the Final Four. Players and coaches come and go. Yet schools’ longtime play-by play announcers are as recognizable as the teams they cover. Fans think of them as longtime friends, those who share in the joy of victories and commiserate in the misery of defeats. They are forever part of the tapestry, drawing pictures of the familiar and the unfamiliar. Paul penned a book recently, recollecting his years with Ohio State’s football and basketball teams. It’s titled, If these walls could talk. He tells of the coaches he’s covered, some of the big players with whom he interacted and naturally, some of the big moments he witnessed.

“All of us as sports fans have these sporting events, you either attend them, or watch them or listen to them, as something that is entertainment for us, it may be an escape from something else, it’s an accompaniment to the rest of our lives” - Paul Keels NISWONGER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 419-238-6722 npacvw.org


THE BROADWAY MUSICAL SATURDAY . MAY 2 I 7:30 P

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AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Hoping to start a new life, World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan chooses newly-liberated Paris as the place to make a name for himself as a painter. But Jerry’s life becomes complicated when he meets Lise, a young Parisian shop girl with her own secret - and realizes he is not her only suitor. Inspired by the Academy Award-winning film and includes the Gershwin songs I Got Rhythm, Liza, ‘S Wonderful, But Not for Me, Stairway to Paradise and orchestral music including Concerto in F, 2nd Prelude, 2nd Rhapsody, The Cuban Overture and An American In Paris. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning 1951 film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS features music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas. PRESENTING SPONSOR

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ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE SUNDAY . MAY 3 I 3:00 P

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Add On VIP EXPERIENCE: $25 - Does Not Include Show Ticket The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all new adventure – this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago - and maybe live still today! Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology. Purchase the VIP Experience ticket and your explorer is invited into the theatre early for an up-close-and-personal introduction to one of our amazing underwater creatures by knowledgeable puppeteers who bring them to life. You also receive official show merchandise and of course, picture taking is encouraged!

“A dose of science, a dash of humor and whole lot of wonder.” - In Daily

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PATRON INFORMATION HOURS OF OPERATION: The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 12:00 Noon - 4 P. unless otherwise posted. The Box Office opens one hour prior to performances. Special hours will be posted on the website and social media. Except for scheduled performances, the Niswonger is closed on all national holidays. GIFT CARDS: Available in any amount from the Box Office or On-Line, Gift Cards can be used for any Van Wert Area Performing Arts Foundation performance at the Niswonger. Contact the Box Office: 419-238-NPAC or visit NPACVW.ORG. CHILDREN: Children three and under are granted admission without a ticket so long as they are held by an adult ticket-holder. The VWAPAF reserves the right to preclude the attendance of children under the age of 5 years determined by the nature of the performance. Guardians will be asked to remove their child/children if they cause disruptions for other ticket-holders during a performance. ADA ACCESSIBILITY: All areas of the Niswonger and certain seating areas are accessible by wheelchair. Please notify the Box Office (419-238-NPAC) at the time of ticket purchase so that a platform for companion seating is reserved. Please ask the ushers for assistance to be seated. All entrances are at sidewalk level with ramp access from the parking lots. A wheelchair-accessible elevator serves both levels of the Niswonger providing access to both the lower and upper lobby and auditorium. All restroom facilities offer handicap accessibility and a larger family restroom is available on the upper lobby level. There are a limited number of handicap accessible parking spaces available in the front of the facility and in both the North and South campus parking lots. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Niswonger also has assisted listening devices provided by the Van Wert Service Club. Please contact the House Manager for details: 419-238-NPAC.

COAT CHECK: Coat Check services are provided in the lower lobby for $1 per item. MEMBERS RECEIVE COMPLIMENTARY COAT CHECK.

COURTESIES: Please turn off or silence all electronic devices during performances. It is requested that patrons refrain from using heavy perfumes or aftershave as a courtesy to guests who may experience allergic reactions. The Niswonger is a smoke free campus. PERFORMANCE ARRIVAL: The Grand Lobby opens one hour prior to scheduled events. Seating begins approximately a half hour prior to curtain. Late arrivals will be seated during appropriate times up to one half hour after the performance starts unless otherwise requested by the artist. After the first half hour, latecomers will not be seated until intermission. CONCESSIONS: Concessions are available at each performance. Please note that items sold in the concessions do contain nuts. PURCHASE POLICY: ALL SALES ARE FINAL. THERE ARE NO EXCHANGES OR REFUNDS ON TICKETS PURCHASES.

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EVENT WYNONNA JUDD And The Big Noise THE GUESS WHO A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN CATAPULT THE MAGIC OF SHADOW DANCING 38 SPECIAL ROOTS & BOOTS TOUR WITH SAMMY KERSHAW, AARON TIPPIN & COLLIN RAYE

FREE RISE TOGETHER

DATE

DAY

TIME

OC

ORL

MC

MRL

BC

BRL

9/15/19

SUN

7:30 P

75

75

65

55

45

45

9/22/19

SUN

7:30 P

55

55

45

45

35

35

9/28/19

SAT

7:30 P

65

65

55

55

45

45

10/12/2019

SAT

7:30 P

40

40

30

30

20

20

10/20/19

SUN

7:30 P

80

75

70

65

60

55

10/26/19

SAT

7:30 P

65

65

55

55

45

45

11/7/19

THU

7:00 P

-

-

-

-

-

-

WYNONNA JUDD & THE BIG NOISE

THE GUESS WHO

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN BROADWAY 38 SPECIAL

ROOTS & BOOTS TOUR KERSHAW, TIPPIN & RAYE

TIM HAWKINS

WE WILL ROCK YOU THE MUSIC OF QUEEN BROADWAY

TWAS’ THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS BROADWAY

GS GS

TIM HAWKINS WE WILL ROCK YOU The Music of QUEEN

11/9/19

SAT

7:30 P

55

55

45

45

35

35

11/24/19

SUN

7:30 P

75

70

65

60

45

35

E

CHRISTMAS WITH THE SWINGLES

12/1/19

SUN

3:00 P

40

40

30

30

20

20

GS

12/7/19

SAT

2 & 7:30 P

45

40

35

30

25

20

12/15/2019

SUN

7:30 P

65

65

55

55

45

45

12/20/19

FRI

7:30 P

45

45

35

35

25

25

12/21/19

SAT

7:30 P

75

70

65

60

50

45

1/23/20

THU

7:30 P

75

70

65

60

55

50

1/26/20

SUN

3:00 P

65

55

45

35

25

20

2/1/20

SAT

7:30 P

35

35

30

30

25

25

BRYCE CARLSON SPEAKER SERIES

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TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS MIDTOWN MEN HOLIDAY HITS! DAVID PHELPS LONESTAR & PHIL VASSAR NOT SO SILENT NIGHT TOUR BANDSTAND - Broadway JEANNE ROBERTSON WINTER DANCE PARTY THE GREATEST LOVE: WHITNEY HOUSTON TRIBUTE JIM BRICKMAN & MELISSA MANCHESTER LITTLE TEXAS EN VOGUE BRYCE CARLSEN FINDING NEVERLAND

2/14/20

FRI

7:30 P

55

55

45

45

35

35

2/23/20

SUN

7:30 P

65

65

55

55

45

45

THE ISAACS & TERRY BRADSHAW

2/29/20

SAT

7:30 P

45

40

35

30

25

20

3/7/20

SAT

7:30 P

65

65

55

55

45

45

3/8/20

SUN

3:00 P

10

10

10

10

10

10

3/14/20

SAT

2 & 7:30 P

75

75

65

55

45

35

E

"I AM, HE SAID" CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF NEIL DIAMOND

3/21/20

SAT

7:30 P

45

45

35

35

25

25

GS

THE ISAACS & TERRY BRADSHAW HERE COME THE MUMMIES PAUL KEELS AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ERTH'S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE

4/17/20

FRI

7:30 P

65

60

55

50

40

35

4/25/20

SAT

7:30 P

55

55

45

45

35

35

4/26/20

SUN

3:00 P

20

20

20

20

20

20

5/2/20

SAT

7:30 P

85

80

75

70

60

55

5/3/20

SUN

3:00 P

45

45

35

35

25

20

844

692

640

E

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GS GS GS

GRAND SERIES TICKET PRICING

Does Not Include Here Come The Mummies

1072 1032 900

BUNDLE & SAVE. BUY WHAT YOU WANT WHEN YOU WANT IT! Beginning THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, all events will release for sale. *Except Here Come The Mummies 10/12/19*. There is no discounting available on event single tickets. Bundle 3 or more events and save 15%. For more information about pricing and release dates visit NPACVW.ORG or contact the Box Office 419-238-NPAC.

DAVID PHELPS CHRISTMAS

LONESTAR & PHIL VASSAR CHRISTMAS BANDSTAND BROADWAY

JEANNE ROBERTSON SPEAKER SERIES WINTER DANCE PARTY

THE GREATEST LOVE WHITNEY HOUSTON TRIBUTE JIM BRICKMAN & MELISSA MANCHESTER LITTLE TEXAS EN VOGUE

FINDING NEVERLAND BROADWAY PAUL KEELS THE VOICE OF THE BUCKEYES SPEAKER SERIES

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS BROADWAY

ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE

GRAND SERIES TICKET PRICES:

OC $1072 / ORL $1032 / MC $900 MRL $844 / BC $692 / BRL $640

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RESERVATIONS: 419-238-0111 WILLOW BEND COUNTRY CLUB 579 HOSPITAL DRIVE . VAN WERT WILLOW-BEND.COM

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NPAC FAB FEATURE EVENT SPEAKER SERIES

WYNONNA SEP. 15, 19 7:30 P

THE GUESS WHO SEP. 22, 19 7:30 P

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN SEP. 28, 19 7:30 P

CATAPULT

AS SEEN ON AMERICA’S GOT TALENT

ENRICH COMMUNITY CONCERT SERIES

OCT. 12, 19 7:30 P

38 SPECIAL OCT. 20, 19 7:30 P

ROOTS & BOOTS TOUR OCT. 26, 19 7:30 P

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RISE TOGETHER NOV. 7, 18 7:30 P

TIM HAWKINS

WE WILL ROCK YOU

NOV. 9, 19 7:30 P

NOV. 24, 19 7:30 P

FREE EVENT

DAVID PHELPS CHRISTMAS

LONESTAR & VASSAR

LOVE SONGS

LITTLE TEXAS

DEC. 20, 19 7:30 P

JIM BRICKMAN & MELISSA MANCHESTER

FEB. 23, 20 7:30 P

BANDSTAND

DEC. 21, 19 7:30 P

FEB. 29, 20 7:30 P

THE ISAACS & HERE COME THE TERRY BRADSHAW MUMMIES APR. 17, 20 7:30 P

APR. 25, 20 7:30 P

THE BROADWAY MUSICAL

JAN. 23, 20 7:30 P

EN VOGUE MAR. 7, 20 7:30 P

PAUL KEELS THE VOICE OF THE BUCKEYES

APR. 26, 20 2:00 & 7:30 P

CHRISTMAS WITH THE SWINGLES DEC. 1, 19 3:00 P

JEANNE ROBERTSON JAN. 26, 20 7:30 P

TWAS’ THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS DEC. 7, 19 2:00 & 7:30 P

THE MIDTOWN MEN HOLIDAY & HITS DEC. 15, 19 7:30 P

WINTER DANCE THE GREATEST LOVE PARTY WHITNEY HOUSTON TRIBUTE

FEB. 1, 20 7:30 P

FEB. 14, 20 7:30 P

BRYCE CARLSON

FINDING NEVERLAND

I AM, HE SAID

MAR. 8, 20 3:00 P

MAR. 14, 20 2:00 & 7:30 P

MAR. 21, 20 7:30 P

& COMMUNITY BOOK READ

THE BROADWAY MUSICAL

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS THE BROADWAY MUSICAL

MAY 2, 20 7:30 P

CELEBRATE THE MUSIC OF NEIL DIAMOND

ERTH’S PREHISTORIC AQUARIUM ADVENTURE MAY 3, 20 3:00 P

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