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Box Office: (419)-238-6722
Apr 01 , 2017


Gala Open Sales: Wed. Jan. 4, 2017

What better way to celebrate our 10th Anniversary than with America’s most beloved Pop Orchestras of all-time - the Boston Pops along with one of their all-time favorite performers, Bernadette Peters! This optional black-tie event will be filled with ex- citement and surprises befitting a Gala event of this magnitude.

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra has such a rich American heritage with renowned conductors Arthur Fiedler (1930 – 1979), John Williams (1980 – 1993), and now Keith Lockhart (1995 – present). It is affectionately known as “America’s Orchestra” and has been the most recorded and beloved orchestras in the country. Iconic performers from all over the United States cherish the opportunity to perform with the Boston Pops.

For this once in a lifetime performance at the Niswonger in Van Wert, one of the Pops all-time favorite performers will join the orchestra in a fitting tribute to the Niswonger and our ten years of accomplishments. This Tony Award-winning actress has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage, television, and film screen, in concert and on recordings. Bernadette is the perfect iconic performer to team with America’s Orchestra in a night that will live forever in the hearts of those fortunate enough to have a seat in Nisownger’s Saltzgaber Music Hall.

A night so special as this could not happen without the support of the three largest contributors to the building of the Niswonger Performing Arts Center of Northwest Ohio: Scott M. Niswonger, The Van Wert County Foundation and Central Mutual Insurance Companies. Ten years ago, these three big players, along with many others, helped make the Niswonger PAC become a reality. Now, they have joined forces once again, along with The Kenn- feld Group, to present this night of memories.

It promises to be a night like no other. The stars will certainly be out this night. We invite you to join us for one classy night of music, fun, and laughter, as we celebrate Ten Years of Wow! at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Van Wert, Ohio. 

ORCHESTRA CENTER TICKETS and FINE DINNER at Willow Bend with Limited Guests - $250
Limited to the first 200.
Social time to begin at 5:00 PM with Dinner & Celebration following at 5:30 PM.

All Orchestra - $150
ALL Mezzanine - $125
ALL Balcony - $100

Tickets - $20
Live Music . Hors d'oeveres . Cash Bar Available

Performance Schedule

  • Saturday, April 1, 2017 8:00 PM Cal +


Immediate access parking is FREE at the Niswonger. Lots are located to the North and South of the venue. Handicap parking is available to the East of the facility immediately outside of the main entrance.


All areas of the Niswonger and certain seating areas are accessible by wheelchair. Please notify the Box Office (419-238-NPAC) at the time of ticket purchase so that a platform for companion seating is reserved. Please ask the ushers for assistance to be seated. All entrances from the parking lots have ramps and are at sidewalk level. A wheelchair-accessible elevator serves both levels of the Niswonger providing both the lower and upper lobby and auditorium. All restroom facilities offer handicap accessibility and a larger family restroom is available on the upper lobby level. There are a limited number of handicap accessible parking spaces available in the front of the facility and in both the North and South campus parking lots. These are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Niswonger also has assisted listening devices provided by the Van Wert Service Club. Please contact the Box Office for details: 419-238-NPAC.

Alert the Facilities Manager of any special considerations. The Niswonger Staff is ready to assist with entry to and from the show. Please contact the Box Office in advance at 419-238-6722 or [email protected].

Group Sales

Advanced event ticketing, a 10% discount and a driver comp ticket are available for groups of 10 or more. Arrangements must be made through Jerry Beard, Box Office Manager, 419-238-6722 or [email protected].

Electronic Devices & Camera Policy

Please or silence all electronic devices when the house lights go down for the performance. We welcome you to access social media to share your experience during intermission or after the performance. The use of cameras, audio recording devices and video recording devices is prohibited at performances at the INB PAC. The use of professional lenses and flash photography is strictly prohibited. Flash photography may distract the performer and cause injury.

Age Restrictions

There are no age restrictions for this family show. Children three and under are granted admission without a ticket so long as they are held by an adult ticket-holder. The VWAPAF reserves the right to preclude the attendance of children under the age of 5 years determined by the nature of the performance. Guardians will be asked to remove their child/children if they cause disruptions for other ticket-holders during a performance.

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