The Van Wert County Courthouse

Tuesday, May. 24, 2022

Farewell 2021…

The curtain closed on the final Niswonger show of 2021. 

The Texas Tenors provided a perfectly pleasing reminder of why they have returned four times to entertain a Van Wert audience who adores them. With the Saltzgaber auditorium filled to nearly sold out status, there were smiles for miles as The Texas Tenors enthralled with harmony and humor and a promise to once again return. These very talented gentlemen have become like family to our staff and our audience. The realization that relationships are part of the live entertainment experience is worthy of reflection.

No matter what show you choose, the adventure is always different – Who is on stage, who sits beside you, how the show makes you feel – every show is unpredictable in its ability to form a memorable story. And that is the intangible richness of live entertainment. Part of the sheer excitement is the very nature of the unknown. 

The Texas Tenors wrapped up 2021 performances at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center. Photo provided

The most common statement shared by patrons when departing is, “Wow! I had no idea I would like it so much.” Looking out upon the full house on Saturday was the sweet realization that we are remembering just how much we like it. Live entertainment is alive in Van Wert and it is inspiring and uplifting lives. We are grateful for each customer and the relationships that we have built over the nearly 15 years of savoring experiences together from the Niswonger stage.

This week, we announced yet another national touring act to the dynamically changing Van Wert Live roster. Blue Man Group will burst on the stage on May 8 and deliver an adventure like no other. You have to see it to believe it. 

Blue Man Group joins a line-up of events that includes two nearly sold-out shows of Girl Named Tom, Broadway’s An American In Paris, Michael Bolton, Country hitmakers Suzy Bogguss, Terri Clark, and Pam Tillis in Chicks With Hits, Peter Noone, an adorable furry dog named Scooby-Doo, and so much more! Gifting entertainment is giving an adventure that is unpredictable and has the power to create lasting memories that live on and on. 

I’m forever grateful for the influences in my life who valued the forever gift of live entertainment and provided a treasure trove of experiences that made me hungry for more!

From the VWAPAF Board and Van Wert Live Staff, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and an adventure-filled 2022. We look forward to making more memories with you!

POSTED: 12/22/21 at 4:03 pm. FILED UNDER: Arts & Entertainment