About The PAC

Mission

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.

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Portrait of Ina Taylor McComb.

history

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.

Portrait-Of-Pearl-Bruchs
Portrait of Pearl Bruchs

Timeline

1991

Carousel

The Wautoma High School presents Carousel by Rogers & Hammerstein

2001

Wisconsin Singers

The Wisconsin Singers, from UW-Madison, perform at the McComb-Bruchs PAC

2007

The Grass Roots

The Grass Roots perform at the PAC singing their hits including “Midnight Confessions,”  “Temptation Eyes,”  and “Sooner or Later.”

2013

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.

2014

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.”

2022

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.”

Today

PAC committee
Gary Christensen Chair
Russ Nero Vice Chair
Molly Siefert Secretary
Karen Piechowski Treasurer
Chelsie Bohler Member
Pam Pierce Member
Megan Stevens Member
Baird Stouffer Member
Greg Barczak Member
Rachel Pekowsky Member

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.

Photo Gallery

Bring your friends.
enjoy the show.

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.