By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Nov 13, 2020 at 10:32 AM

Unfortunately, "Up Close (But Not Too Up Close)," a fresh mix of old and new holiday tales by the beloved John McGivern in the Pabst Theater, has been pushed back until spring due to COVID-19.

The shows will be rescheduled, for socially-distanced audiences, for the following dates in February and March and will take on a slightly different theme as UP CLOSE (but not too close) with John McGivern. 

The shows will still include a fresh mix of old and new tales, from John’s childhood days on Milwaukee’s Eastside to recent events in the midst of the pandemic. 

 New dates:

  • Friday, Feb. 26 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 27 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 28 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday, March 5 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 6 – 2 p.m. & 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 7 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday, March 12 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 13 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 14 – 2 p.m.
  • Friday, March 19 – 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 20 – 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 21 – 2 p.m.

The health and safety of guests is the Pabst Theater Group’s and McGivern’s priority. Following guidelines from health officials, comprehensive safety protocols have been put in place for staff and guests. A full list of protocols and guest expectations can be found on the Pabst Theater Group’s website

Molly Snyder grew up on Milwaukee's East Side and today, she lives in the Walker's Point neighborhood with her partner and two sons.

As a full time senior writer, editorial manager and self-described experience junkie, Molly has written thousands of articles about Milwaukee (and a few about New Orleans, Detroit, Indianapolis, Boston and various vacation spots in Wisconsin) that range in subject from where to get the best cup of coffee to an in-depth profile on the survivors of the iconic Norman apartment building that burned down in the '90s.

She also once got a colonic just to report on it, but that's enough on that. 

Always told she had a "radio voice," Molly found herself as a regular contributor on FM102, 97WMYX and 1130WISN with her childhood radio favorite, Gene Mueller.

Molly's poetry, essays and articles appeared in many publications including USA Today, The Writer, The Sun Magazine and more. She has a collection of poetry, "Topless," and is slowly writing a memoir.

In 2009, Molly won a Milwaukee Press Club Award. She served as the Narrator / writer-in-residence at the Pfister Hotel from 2013-2014. She is also a story slam-winning storyteller who has performed with The Moth, Ex Fabula and Risk!

When she's not writing, interviewing or mom-ing, Molly teaches tarot card classes, gardens, sits in bars drinking Miller products and dreams of being in a punk band again.