Palace Theater Announces 2015 Season

palace_theaterThe Palace Theater, Wisconsin Dells’ newest professional theater, has announced its exciting new season full of critically acclaimed shows for the whole family.

Pinkalicious — March 14
Based on the popular children’s book by Elizabeth Kann and Victoria Kann, Pinkalicious is perfect for the entire family, featuring music, lyrics and orchestrations by Frederick Loewe Award winner John Gregor. The show opens March 14 and runs through April 12 before re-opening June 13 and running through August 29.

In the story, Pinkalicious’ pink cupcake indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with “Pinkititis,” an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe.

Performance time is 1 hour, and the show is appropriate for children between 2 and 10 years old. Tickets are $19.95 per person and includes a cupcake and carton of milk to add a special treat for audiences of all ages.

Ring of Fire — March 27
Ring of Fire takes audiences on a journey through legendary singer Johnny Cash’s storied life and celebrated music, from the cotton fields of Arkansas to the Grand Ole Opry. Ring of Fire previews March 26, opens March 27 and runs through May 3. More than 35 of Cash’s hit songs, including “I Walk the Line,” “A Boy Named Sue,” and “Folsom Prison Blues,” paint a musical portrait of the Man in Black that promises to be a crowd-pleasing salute to the uniquely American Legend.

The Little Mermaid — May 22
Based on the animated Disney classic, The Little Mermaid previews May 20-21, opens May 22, and runs through September 6. Based on the Hans Christian Andersen story of the same name, with music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Howard Ashman, the theater adaptation of the blockbuster film tells the story of Ariel, an adventurous young mermaid. With catchy tunes like “Part of Your World” and “Under the Sea,” The Little Mermaid will enchant audiences with its breathtaking sets and dazzling costumes.

Lombardi — September 25
Just in time for NFL kickoff, the legendary and inspiring story of one of the greatest coaches in NFL history is celebrated in Lombardi, opening September 25 and running through November 1. Based on the best-selling biography When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi by Pulitzer Prize winner David Maraniss, Lombardi is written by Academy Award winner Eric Simonson. Set in 1965, Lombardi brings coaching icon Vince Lombardi to life on stage and chronicles the story of not only the Green Bay Packers coaching legend, but the man behind the Super Bowl trophy named in his honor.

A Christmas Carol:
The Musical — November 13
The musical adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol: The Musical, takes the stage just in time for the holidays, opening November 13, and running through December 27.

The Nutcracker — December 5
And The Nutcracker will open December 5, and run through December 27. The theater version of the iconic Tchaikovsky ballet follows Marie and Fritz, each given a special present from their mysterious uncle Drosselmeyer. The story chronicles Marie’s unforgettable dream as her gift, a Nutcracker Prince, comes to life and races through a dazzling land of sweets, accompanied along the way by a magical cast of characters, to get the Nutcracker’s crown back from the Evil Mouse King.

The Palace Theater is a state-of-the-art, 800-seat, regional theater destination, producing classic American musicals in a style and quality consistent with that of Broadway. In 2015 and 2016, The Palace will also present nationally known bands and comedians for concert engagements. The Palace Theater produces seven family friendly, classic musical revivals annually, while serving a sumptuous meal included in the ticket price.

With an ideal location across the street from the Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort, the country’s largest waterpark resort, the Palace Theater is likely to become a major cultural and tourism attraction for the Dells’ 5 million annual visitors.

Tickets typically start at $29.95, including dinner. Group rates are available for groups of 15 or more. To reserve tickets, please call the Palace Theater Box Office at 608-253-4000 or visit for more information.

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