John McGivern at UW-Sheboygan

Host of 'Around the Corner' to appear on Friday, Dec. 8
By UW-Sheboygan

John McGivernA historic night of laughs featuring a festive home-state trip down memory lane is in store as the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Foundation presents John McGivern for An Evening of Holiday Stories at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan Fine Arts Theatre on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m.  Proceeds from McGivern's appearance will support UW-Sheboygan students and the school's fine arts programs.

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.

 “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 or by calling Allyson Olivier at 920-459-6612.

UW-Sheboygan is part of the University of Wisconsin System, providing freshman and sophomore level college classes in over 250 majors, with small class sizes and credits that easily transfer. For more information (including directions to the campus), visit



Sue Bausch, Regional Director of Communications