On Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
will launch the 2012/13 10th Anniversary Season with a free Open House
for the public. Festivities will include live entertainment, backstage tours, theater workshops and activities for all ages. Refreshments will be provided for a limited time on Friday and complimentary Culver's custard will be offered Saturday, while supplies last. A full schedule of events, including a founder's panel discussion on Friday and a Mamma Mia!
Community Flash Mob on Saturday, can be found at foxcitiespac.com/ten
Maria Van Laanen, the Center's executive vice president, said, "The impetus for this Open House was a desire to say 'thank you' to the people of the Fox Cities and Northeast Wisconsin. Local support and interest in the performing arts is what lead us to achieve such a degree of success in this first decade. Our community's enthusiasm for the arts is awe-inspiring, and we are very grateful." OPENING NIGHT - Friday, August 17 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
After a special mayoral proclamation on Friday, August 17 at 5:30 p.m., the Center will host a discussion panel of founders sharing how the dream of building a community performing arts center became a reality in the Fox Cities. Later, entertainment will include TC Dance Club International leading ballroom dance lessons onstage and live music from Big Mouth & The Power Tool Horns. FAMILY DAY - Saturday, August 18 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
On Saturday, August 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Center will have activities for the whole family to enjoy including live entertainment, backstage tours, theater workshops for ages 13+ and hands-on activities for younger children. At 11:30 a.m. all eyes will be on the Main Lobby as attendees create a Mamma Mia!
Community Flash Mob choreographed by Richard's School of the Dance. For a full schedule of activities, visit foxcitiespac.com/ten
OPENING NIGHT - FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 4:00-8:00 P.M.