Nearly 2,000 people attended the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center’s 10th Anniversary Open House on Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18. The free event drew visitors to downtown Appleton to celebrate the Center’s first decade of performances and kick off the Center’s 10th Anniversary Season. For a full list of upcoming events in the 2012/13 Season, including 10th Anniversary Signature Events, visit foxcitiespac.com/ten.
Highlights of the Open House included an official Mayoral Proclamation on Friday evening presented by Appleton’s Mayor Tim Hanna and a Founders’ Panel Discussion by community leaders John F. Bergstrom, O.C. Boldt, Paul Coenen, Mayor Tim Hanna, Paul Heid, Walter Rugland, Kathi Seifert and Susan Stockton. On Saturday, guests participated in a MAMMA MIA! Community Flash Mob choreographed by Richard’s School of the Dance. Other activities included live entertainment from local arts groups, backstage tours, theater workshops and activities for all ages.
Based on the popularity of the MAMMA MIA! Community Flash Mob at the Open House, organizers are planning an encore prior to the Friday, August 24 performance of MAMMA MIA! Ticket holders should arrive by 6:45 p.m. to watch or participate in the flash mob.
MAMMA MIA! will be at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center August 21-26. Tickets for MAMMA MIA! start at $54 and are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center’s ticket office and online at foxcitiespac.com. To charge tickets by phone, call Ticketmaster at (800) 982-2787. Orders for groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling (920) 730-3786. Group discounts and additional fees may apply.
The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in downtown Appleton, provides a premier venue for live performing arts. The Center proudly serves as a gathering place for the community to engage in educational opportunities while enhancing a greater understanding and appreciation of the live performing arts. For more information on upcoming events, education programs and community involvement go to foxcitiespac.com.