2021 is roaring back.
First Live concert in May with Neil Berg in Clearwater, FL, and then PENSACON close to home in Pensacola. I feel especially optimistic
So much for 2020. It started big with a frenzy of concerts and then...
2019 was a great year of many more cruises, Masterclasses and concerts! I'm very grateful to everyone.
2018 certainly proved to be a year of growth, new adventure and many new friends.
Thanks to my friends at TAD Management, I am bringing my solo shows to many more Cruise Lines across the globe.
January 20 LIVING THE DREAM played aboard the CARNIVAL MIRACLE during her Panama Canal crossing.
January 30, 31, February 1, 2 & 3rd I was part of a mini-tour of Arizona as special guest of my dear Broadway friend Natalie Toro and the beautiful Katrina Haynes
February 6th I gave my class BECOMING THE BEAST at Yarmouth Academy near Portland Maine. February 23rd I brought GAME OF THE WOODS to students just outside of Chicago, Illinois.
March 9 I'll join the SETC (Southeastern Theatre Conference) to present a fun keynote speech "I found my love through SETC" in Mobile, Alabama. There I plant the inaugural seed for my motivational message:
March 13-17 I return to Tampa to teach a few more Masterclasses as part of the FLORIDA STATE THESPIAN FESTIVAL.
March 21 LIVING THE DREAM plays aboard the Carnival CONQUEST between St. Kitts to San Juan, Puerto Rico.
April 6 BROADWAY AND BEYOND travels to Flagler University is St Augustine, Florida.
April 7 NEIL BERG'S 100 YEARS OF BROADWAY
April 19th LIVING THE DREAM plays aboard the Carnival LEGEND in Hawaii.
May 3-5 I return for our annual Masterclass / Concert at Jersey Village High School in Houston Texas to celebrate the final year under the amazing Theatre Teacher Elizabeth Crocker.
May 9th LIVING THE DREAM plays aboard the Carnival SENSATION from Ocho Rios to Grand Cayman.
May 13 (Susan and my 36th wedding anniversary!) I board the Carnival HORIZON in Lisbon, Portugal and perform LIVING THE DREAM for the Transatlantic crossing. I debark in Halifax, Nova Scotia May 21.
From June 21 -28 LIVING THE DREAM will once again cross the Atlantic aboard the Regent Seven Seas Navigator sailing from New York to Newfoundland performing LIVING THE DREAM and CHUCK WAGNER: CLASSIC
September 23 I board the Oceania INSIGNIA for two weeks for their Allure of Autumn cruise from New York to Montreal, performing LIVING THE DREAM and
CHUCK WAGNER: CLASSIC
This is just the beginning!!!
Thanks to Sherry Fowler at IDOLWORKS Automan will visit many more SciFi conventions around the world. And as always, I continue to bring my Masterclasses to students across America celebrating the power of the Broadway Musical.
Thanks to Tyce Green and my friends at STRAIGHT FROM NEW YORK for getting me started with Skype classes.
I am grateful for the continued support of all of my friends and fans
ISLAND TIMES Pensacola Beach
July 25, 2017
Chuck Wagner Lives The Dream
Dreams do come true, according to Chuck Wagner. He’s a beach resident who just happens to be a star of stage and film. He’s an actor-director-historian- environmentalist-optimist. He’s the Beast, Mr. Hyde and the Prince. His story is compelling and he’s going to share it with local audiences. “Living The Dream” premieres for one-night only Thursday, August 3 at 7 p.m. at the University of West Florida’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts.
“I have spent the years performing and teaching around the world, and am delighted to be back home for a while,” said Wagner. “I am eager to share my show with my friends in Pensacola.”
The musical production which is performed by Wagner with the accompaniment of Martin E. Tate, has been performed around the world aboard the Disney Cruise Line, and tells the story of Chuck's Broadway adventures through song.
His first visit to Disneyland at ten-years-old sent his imagination into overdrive and it never
slowed down. He was destined to perform, to share his passion and to spread the magic of the story. He acted his way through school and college, traveling abroad to perform and returning stateside to begin his years on television. In the mid-1980s, his career soared on Broadway. Wagner, the little boy from Tennessee, would wow audiences in Camelot, The Three Musketeers, and Into The Woods. Les Miserables is also on Wagner’s impressive resume.
Perhaps it was his first love of Disney that coursed through his veins as he brought The Beast to life in Beauty and The Beast. First in Texas, then Canada, and finally 1,200 performances on Broadway.
Wagner’s career is stellar and varied. Television, movies, international theatre and Broadway. He was the Ringmaster of the Greatest Show on Earth – Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. While most would be satisfied with this success, he continues to hone his craft, mentoring and inspiring others.
Wagner developed a series of Masterclasses, which are tailored to students, aspiring actors and professionals. Occasionally, Wagner shifts his focus to college classrooms.
“Several years ago I was Visiting Artist in Residence at UWF, and directed successful productions of Jekyll & Hyde and Man of La Mancha for the Theatre Department,” commented Wagner. “I also taught History of the American Musical Theatre for both the Theatre and Honors departments. Local audiences may remember my concert with the Pensacola Symphony Heroes on Broadway under the baton of Peter Rubardt.”
From actor to ringmaster to professor, Wagner also takes care of the paradise he calls home. When the oil from the Deepwater Horizon explosion reached the shores of Pensacola Beach in 2010, Wagner was among those to help coordinate the massive effort to aid in removing the oil and protect the fragile wildlife. He also served as a Beach Ambassador.
Audiences have an opportunity to immerse themselves in the musical journey that Wagner so aptly calls, “Living The Dream.”
Admission is $25. For tickets, call 850-474-2406.
On Sept 15th & 16th I taught my Masterclass,and on the 17th gave a concert at THE AMARILLO COLLEGE CONSERVATORY THEATRE. What a great night of Broadway Magic.
2017 and beyond...
LIVING THE DREAM live August 3
7:00 pm was a success! Thanks to all who came.
CHUCK WAGNER Living the Dream returned to the Walt Disney Theatre aboard the DISNEY WONDER. Here are echoes.
Anything Can Happen
There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow
1964 NY World's Fair
Proud of Your Boy Menken
My Sword Friml
The Three Musketeers
My Belle Friml
The Three Musketeers
Into The Woods
Hello, Little Girl Sondheim
Into The Woods
If Ever I Would Leave You
This is the Moment Wildhorn
Jekyll & Hyde
The Colors of My Life Coleman
I, Don Quixote Leigh
Man of La Mancha
Made of Stone Menken / Schwartz
Hunchback of Notre Dame
If I Can't Love Her Menken
Beauty and the Beast
Finale: The Quest Leigh
Man of La Mancha
I played JULIUS CAESAR for The Nashville Shakespeare Festival
through February 2
then home for a bit before joining
(Phantom of the Opera)
(Phantom of the Opera)
(The Little Mermaid)
for a 4 week concert tour of CHINA! February 27- March 27
Then I flew to Las Vegas for an exciting GAME OF THE WOODS Masterclass in Las Vegas!
LIVING THE DREAM returned to the Walt Disney Theatre aboard the Disney Wonder April 23-May 7, 2017
as we became the first passenger ship to cross the New Panama Canal!