Perf. Arts

Wilson Center unveils quintet of holiday events



By TimeOut Staff

November 21, 2013

BROOKFIELD - The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts has announced five holiday shows in November and December.

On Saturday, “The Muppet Christmas Carol” will be shown at 3 p.m. and “A Christmas Story” runs at 5:30 p.m. Popcorn, concessions and beverages for both children and adults will be available for purchase at the center.

Tickets for “The Muppet Christmas Carol” and “A Christmas Story” are complimentary, but a $2 per ticket facility fee applies.

On Dec. 11, the Wilson Center Big Band with vocalist Jenny Thiel will perform. Tickets for the 1 p.m. show start at $16.

Jazz vocalist Thiel appears with the Wilson Center Big Band, which was formed in 2008. The band features local professional musicians who have performed with some of the most renowned artists in the world, including Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton, Doc Severinsen, Frank Sinatra Jr., The Temptations, Cheap Trick, The Irish Tenors and  Josh Groban, along with various local musical and theater entities and numerous touring Broadway productions.

Chris Mann of NBC’s “The Voice” will appear at 8 p.m. Dec. 14. Tickets start at $35. VIP packages are $100 and include a personal introduction and a 30-minute meet-and-greet session with Mann prior to the performance, an autographed CD and a front-row seat for the performance.

VIP packages and $75 tickets are not available online for this show. They should be purchased by calling the box office.

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops with Francesco Lecce-Chong, associate conductor, will perform at 2 p.m. Dec. 15.

Tickets start at $35.

To purchase tickets, call 262-781-9520 or visit

The Sharon Lynne Wilson Center is located at 19805 W. Capitol Drive.