John McGivern to share holiday stories at UW-Sheboygan
‘Around the Corner’ host sets first ever appearance at UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Theatre
(University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Foundation) October 26, 2017 – A historic night of laughs featuring a festive home-state trip down memory lane is in store as the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan presents John McGivern for An Evening of Holiday Stories at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Fine Arts Theatre Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m.
McGivern, who has hosted the popular PBS program “Around the Corner with John McGivern” for six seasons, will take to the stage at the intimate UW-Sheboygan Fine Arts Theatre for the very first time to serve up holiday stories from his Wisconsin childhood growing up in an Irish Catholic family.
The show recalls an age of innocence bounded by snow days and Thanksgiving dinners, handcrafted Christmas toys, trees purchased at the Odd-Lot-Tree-Lot, the Milwaukee Journal Calendar Christmas gift, New Year’s Eve in the finished basement and life in the McGivern household during the most cherished time of the year.
A noted actor and writer, McGivern’s film credits include Disney’s “The Princess Diaries.” He has also appeared in numerous one-man and ensemble stage shows, as well as performing stand-up comedy at venues throughout the United States.
Presented by the UW-Sheboygan Foundation, proceeds from McGivern’s appearance will go to support UW-Sheboygan students and the school’s fine arts programs.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring John to UW-Sheboygan for the first time for this very special performance,” University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Foundation Executive Director Allyson Olivier said. “As a Wisconsin native and through hosting ‘Around the Corner’ on PBS, John as a huge following in the area. He has been doing this show around the state for years to big audiences. I encourage people to get their tickets early to make sure they don’t miss out on what promises to be a very memorable night.”
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the theater opens at 7 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show.
Tickets are now on sale for $50 for general seating and $75 for limited reserved seating, which includes an exclusive meet and greet with John McGivern following the performance.
Tickets can be purchased at sheboygan.uwc.edu/community/foundation/events or by calling Allyson Olivier at 920-459-6612.