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Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: Performances that turned into blank spots in calendars

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“Escape to Margarittaville,” which was to open next week at Fox Cities Performing Art Center, has been put off because of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. (Matthew Murphy)

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Below is an overview of performances that were to take place in Northeastern Wisconsin in the coming week. Due to the Coronovirus/COVID-19 outbreak, all events have been pulled. Some have been re-scheduled.

WAS ARRIVING

POSTPONED: The Dance Company, “The Little Mermaid,” March 19-22, St. Norbert College, to June 25-28.

POSTPONED: “Celebrate Sinatra,” March 20, at Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center, to Oct. 22.

POSTPONED: “My Fair Lady,” March 20-22, 27-29, by Abrams Spotlight Productions, to dates to be announced.

CANCELED: “Masters of Silent Comedy,” March 20, at Weill Center, Sheboygan.

POSTPONED: “The Thugs,” by Isadoora Theatre Company, Sturgeon Bay, March 20-22, 27-28, to dates to be announced.

SUSPENDED: “Death Trap,” March 20-22, at Memories Ballroom, Port Washington.

POSTPONED: “Escape to Margarittaville,” March 24-29, at Fox Cities PAC, info to be announced. This note from the center’s Facebook page: “With virtual museum tours and concert series viewing from your couch, we want our patrons to feel ‘center stage’ from home and have a little fun with us during these uncertain times. Join us for the ‘Dress Like Your Favorite Broadway Character’ contest. Bring us your best and most creative ideas and submit a photo for a chance to win Fox Cities P.A.C prize packs including show merchandise. Contest ends Friday and winners will be randomly chosen and posted” on the site.

POSTPONED: “Two Rooms,” March 26-28, by Vintage Theatre, Oshkosh, to date to be determined.

POSTPONED: “Life in the Theatre,” March 26-April 26, at Third Avenue Playhouse, Sturgeon Bay, to Oct. 29-Nov. 29.

WAS ON THE CONCERT SCENE

POSTPONED: Kathleen Madigan, March 19, at Meyer Theatre, Green Bay, to date to be announced.

POSTPONED: “Jazz at the Trout” with Reggie and Mardra Thomas, March 19, at Trout Art Museum, Appleton, to date to be announced.

POSTPONED: Gaelic Storm, March 19, at The Grand Oshkosh, info to be announced.

POSTPONED: Jon Reep, March 20, at Fox Cities PAC, info to be announced.

POSTPONED: Dudley Birder Chorale, “March 20, “Mozart Masterworks,” at Weidner Center, to Sept. 25.

POSTPONED: Farewell Angelina, March 20, at The Grand Oshkosh, info to be announced.

POSTPONED: Project Pink, March 20-21, at Meyer Theatre, to March 20, 2021.

POSTPONED: “Feelin’ Groovy,” March 21, at Capitol Civic Centre, Manitowoc, to Oct. 20.

POSTPONED: Winnebagoland Barbershop Chorus, March 21, at The Grand Oshkosh, info to be announced.

POSTPONED: Absolute Queen, March 27, at Menominee Nation Arena, Oshkosh, to Aug. 14.

ETCETERA – A PASSING

Chris Weis, who worked behind the scenes and performed on stage with at least six theater troupes throughout the region, died March 5 due to a life-long battle with kidney disease. He was age 39. Most recently, Chris Weis performed Feb. 14-16 and 21-23 in the comedy “First Things First” presented by The Machickanee Players of Oconto. Chris Weiss also had performance or backstage ties to Abrams Spotlight Productions, Abrams; Wolf River Theatrical Troupe, New London; Memories Ballroom, Port Washington; and Green Bay Community Theater and Green Bay Theater Company, Green Bay. Funeral services have been delayed because of Coronovirus/COVID-19 concerns.

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