About The PAC
The McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center, working with the Wautoma Area School District, is committed to promoting opportunities for students and community members to participate in and appreciate the arts by providing a diverse selection of musical and theatrical performances.
The McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center was made possible only because of the generosity of two Wautoma residents.
Ina Taylor McComb and Pearl Bruchs.
The late Ina Taylor McComb left over one million dollars to the Wautoma Area School District for the construction of a performing arts center. Her generous gift, along with another donation of approximately $220,000 from the Pearl Bruchs Estate, were combined to build the McComb/Bruchs PAC.
An avid theater-goer, Ina McComb envisioned a performing arts center that would not only serve the City of Wautoma but would also be a first-class facility available for use by all those living in the Central Wisconsin area, with special encouragement to local area school groups.
The Wautoma High School presents Carousel by Rogers & Hammerstein
The Wisconsin Singers, from UW-Madison, perform at the McComb-Bruchs PAC
The Grass Roots
The Grass Roots perform at the PAC singing their hits including “Midnight Confessions,” “Temptation Eyes,” and “Sooner or Later.”
The Vienna Boys Choir
The Vienna Boys Choir performs at the PAC! Founded in 1498 by Emperor Maximillion I. The group is the world’s preeminent boys choir. Their sound is marked by unforgettable harmony.
Herman's Hermits with Peter Noone
Peter Noone brings his great comedic presence to the PAC. The group performs hits such as “Mrs. Brown You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter,” “I’m into Something Good,” and “There’s a Kind of Hush.”
Al Stewart and The Empty Pockets
After being cancelled twice because of the Covid pandemic, Al Stewart and The Empty Pockets entertained a “sold out” PAC with “The Year of the Cat” and “Time Passages.”
|Russ Nero||Vice Chair|
|Nicole Lehr||WASD School Board|
The PAC is overseen by a Committee and serves at the pleasure of the Wautoma Area School District School Board.
The PAC Committee meets monthly, approves student and adult programming, recommends approval of the annual budget and recommends PAC staff and Committee members for approval by the WASD School Board.