Eclectic Speakers

Legendary actress and pro wrestler take center stage in ATTPAC's 2019 speaker series

Legendary actress and pro wrestler take center stage at ATTPAC in 2019

Jane Fonda
Jane Fonda will end the 2019 HearHere series on July 8. Photo courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts Center
John Cena
John Cena will be the second speaker in the HearHere series on April 25. Photo courtesy of AT&T Performing Arts Center
Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart will be the third speaker in the HearHere series on May 29. Photo courtesy of CAA Speakers
Julie Snyder and Sarah Koenig from Serial
Julie Snyder and Sarah Koenig from Serial will kick off the 2019 HearHere series on March 19. Photo by Sandy Honig
Jane Fonda
John Cena
Martha Stewart
Julie Snyder and Sarah Koenig from Serial

AT&T Performing Arts Center's 2019 speakers series, HearHere, will showcase an especially eclectic lineup of speakers in the coming months.

The biggest name on the bill is legendary actress Jane Fonda. "An Evening with Jane Fonda" will close the season on July 8. Fonda, a two-time Academy Award winner, has starred in Coming HomeThe China SyndromeNine to FiveOn Golden Pond, and, most recently, the Netflix series, Grace and Frankie. She is also a feminist icon who has raised millions of dollars for charities like the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential and Women’s Media Center.

Another big get: domestic doyenne Martha Stewart. The Emmy Award-winning television show host, entrepreneur, and bestselling author will take the stage May 29. Stewart, of course, is a source for many for useful “how-to” information for all aspects of everyday living, including cooking, entertaining, gardening, home renovating, collecting, organizing, crafting, healthy living, holidays, weddings, and pet care.

WWE World Champion John Cena is perhaps the most surprising choice for the series; he will take the stage on April 25. Cena has become as well known for his philanthropic work as he has for his wrestling skills. He is Make-A-Wish’s most requested wish granter of all time, helped raise more than $1.6 million for breast cancer research and awareness, and was the recipient of the U.S. Military's 2016 Legacy of Achievement Award. He's also a budding movie star, recently starring in Ferdinand and Bumblebee.

This series will kick off on March 19 with Serial podcast creators Sarah Koenig and Julie SnyderSerial became an obsession for many when its first season, which delved into the case of accused murderer Adnan Syed, was released in 2014. Subsequent seasons have focused on Bowe Bergdahl, a former POW who had been accused of deserting the military, and the Cleveland, Ohio, court system. Both Koenig and Snyder are National Public Radio veterans, having served as producers on This American Life.

All events will take place at Winspear Opera House. Packages for all four shows are on sale now, ranging from $193-$423. Single tickets for each show will go on sale at a later date.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.attpac.org/hearhere, by telephone at 214-880-0202, or in person at the Winspear Opera House Box Office at 2403 Flora Street. For groups of 10 or more, call 214-978-2879.