The McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center in Wautoma is excited to announce their 2022-2023 season with eight nationally and internationally touring acts in the main stage series.
Back by popular demand, the season will launch on Sunday, September 25th with “The Manitowoc Munsters” from Let Me Be Frank Productions. Remember “The Munsters” TV show? Well, they’re actually from Manitowoc. This full length musical comedy features Herman, Lily, Grandpa and the whole gang, highlighting music from the 1960’s.
On Saturday, October 8th, original cast members Jana Jae, Lulu Roma and T. Graham Brown from the hit country music variety show “Hee Haw” will hit the PAC stage as the Kornfield Friends. Remembering Hee Haw will bring a touch of “Kornfield Kounty” to the area with some rural culture, fun humor, and great country music.
Enjoy the nation’s most innovative and unique show on Saturday, November 12, when Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience comes to the PAC. This amazing band, anchored by brothers Billy, Matthew, and Ryan McGuigan, invite the audience members to create their set list by choosing their favorite Beatles songs before the show even begins, ensuring that every show is a unique interactive Beatles experience.
Celebrate the holidays with The Cowsills Family Christmas on Saturday, December 10. The Cowsills teen siblings Bill, Bob, Barry, John, Susan, and Paul, along with their mom, Barbara, were one of the biggest pop acts of the late ‘60s, with hits like “Hair”, “Indian Lake”, and “Rain, The Park and Other Things.” Siblings Bob, Paul, and Susan will add their special harmonies to many of your holiday favorites in this special concert.
The new year will bring Roll On: A Tribute to Alabama to the Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 19, for a special matinee performance at 3:00 pm. Based in Minnesota, this top-notch group of musicians have fun with the great hits of the iconic country music band, Alabama. Their dynamic show features legendary Alabama hits like “Dixieland Delight”, “Roll On”, “If You’re Gonna Play In Texas”, “Feels So Right”, “ Love in the First Degree” and many more.
On Saturday, March 11, the 3:00 matinee performance of The Looney Lutherans will have you laughing in your seats as this trio of wacky gals share tips from their (fictional) cookbook and lifestyle guide. Using music, comedy and a little help from the audience, these funny ladies prove that laughter really is the best medicine
In April, audience members will be treated to a special performance by Ensamble 7/4. Specializing in Venezuelan folk music, Latin American music and jazz, their show incorporates a unique and unusual format of 4 trumpets, double bass, Venezuelan cuatro and percussion with arrangements and choreographies specially and uniquely fashioned for them. Throw in a touch of humor for fun. Plans call for Ensamble 7/4 to conduct student outreach on Friday, April 21 and perform for the public on Saturday, April 22.
The 2022-2023 main stage finale will feature a return engagement of The Buckinghams on Saturday, May 13. For the past two and a half decades, The Buckinghams have successfully toured the nation with their signature pop music, including a stop in Wautoma in 2011. Featuring founding members Carl Giammarese (lead vocals) and Nick Fortuna (bass and vocals), The Buckinghams deliver a spectacular live show that includes their Billboard Top 40 hits and a mix of audience’s sizzling favorites from the pop & rock charts of the 1960’s and early 1970’s. Their hits include “Kind of a Drag”, “Don’t You Care”, “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy”, “Susan” and others.
The Box Office will kick off the 2022-2023 single ticket sales with special hours of operation, opening from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Tuesday, July 5th and Wednesday, July 6th . This will also be an opportunity to purchase season tickets and 4-pack tickets at the Box Office.