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Big Nights Planned for Theater in the Woods


EAA AirVenture Oshkosh will again bring aviation personalities and other notables in the world of flight to the Theater in the Woods stage in 2023, with a full week of evening programs starting July 23. This year’s lineup ranges from the moon missions of Apollo and Artemis, flying performances in the movies, and the history of air racing. In addition, EAA’s 70th anniversary year will be highlighted during a July 24 evening program. Theater in the Woods evening programs are supported by M&M’S.

“The evening programs at Theater in the Woods are one of those ‘only-at-Oshkosh’ traditions that have brought aviation legends, astronauts, entertainers, and many others to AirVenture audiences for more than 40 years,” said Rick Larsen, EAA’s vice president of communities and member programs, who coordinates AirVenture features and attractions. “This year’s highlights reach across the spectrum of flight and will entertain and educate regardless of which evening’s program people select to attend at this memorable venue.”

Among the highlights set for this year:

  • Sunday, July 23 – “An Evening with Champions,” traditional AirVenture pre-opening program
  • Monday, July 24 – EAA’s 70th anniversary, plus “NASA – The Next Bold Step,” looking at the Apollo and Artemis programs, from the first steps on the moon to the next steps on the moon
  • Tuesday, July 25 – “Flying for Hollywood,” featuring those involved in creating those dazzling sequences on the screen
  • Wednesday, July 26 – “WomenVenture” night, focusing on 30 years of women flying U.S. combat missions
  • Thursday, July 27 – “The Story of Devotion,” with background of the Korean War heroism that inspired the hit feature film “Devotion”
  • Friday, July 28 – “Vietnam Remembered: 50 Years Later,” plus more on the mission, aircraft, and people of the U.S. Air Force Training Command
  • Saturday, July 29 – A Tribute to Air Racing”

Theater in the Woods evening programs are included with all AirVenture admissions. Exact guest lists and more information will be released as it is finalized.

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