What’s new at the PAC?

On April 28th over 800 elementary school students from area school districts will be attending a special performance of the national tour of “The Lightning Thief,” presented by Theatreworks USA, at your PAC., all part of our educational outreach opportunities that involve almost 2000 area students each season.

Tickets are going fast for “Simply Sinatra” starring Steve Lippia and His Big Band coming on Saturday, May 7th at 3:00 PM. In this musical salute Lippia interprets some of the most well-known and beloved Frank Sinatra hits. Steve’s singing reveals a man who truly understands a lyric, in a deeply personal way. He brings to life the music and lyrics of some of the greats such as: Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn, Jimmy Van Heusen, Rodgers and Hart, and Stephen Sondheim. The performance is being sponsored by Silvercryst Supper Club, Lund’s Northwoods Auto, Retro Radio – The Bug, Culvers Restaurant, Linda & Tim Freudenthal, Weiland Refrigerated & Trucking, and Brian & Patrick Getchius at Thrivent Financial.

It is not too soon for planning your summer family activities. Your PAC will again be sponsoring a summer children’s theatre in cooperation with Prairie Fire Theatre.  This year’s production will be “Robin Hood”, with auditions for up to 80 local youth ages 7-18 being held on June 13th at 12:30 in the PAC, and performances on June 17th and 18th.

We announced our 2016-2017 season before Alpin Hong took the stage on Saturday, April 16th.  The season will include a “Classic Nashville Road Show,” followed by a country legend in October, then getting “Spooky” with a classic rock band in November, enjoying the holidays with a Doo-Wop group, bringing back one of the hottest groups from Ireland, comedy & magic that will collide, a Scotland’s premier fiddle ambassador, a brass ensemble and finally a musical journey through the 70’s. Tickets go on sale June 6th. You don’t want to miss this upcoming magical season!  Watch this newspaper for a full description of the upcoming season in the coming weeks.

        Upcoming school concerts at your PAC include:

·     April 29 – WHS Solo-Ensemble Recital

·     May 11 – Riverview Musical

·     May 16 – WHS Band Pops Concert

·     May 20 – Parkside 4th Grade Musical

·     May 22 – Parkside Choirs Concert

·     May 23 – WHS Choirs Pops Concert

·     May 25 – Parkside 5th Grade Musical

          Check out our website, which adapts to easy use on your tablet or cellphone, at www.mccombbruchspac.com. You can even make a donation online and view videos of our upcoming performances without leaving our site or even the comfort of your home.

Tickets for “Simply Sinatra” starring Steve Lippia and His Big Band and the Silvercryst dinner package are available at the McComb/Bruchs Performing Arts Center located at 514 S. Cambridge St., Wautoma. The box office reopened April 25th and will be open Monday through Friday, 10:00 am until 2:00 pm and Noon until show time on May 7th. You can also call the box office at any time and leave a message, volunteers will respond to meet your requests. Tickets may be ordered by phone at (920) 787-2189, or toll-free at (888) 987-2189, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted. Group and student discounts are available.

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