South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center Announces 2018-19 Performing Arts Series


I love the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center in part because it challenges us artistically as a community, exposing us to new sights, sounds and experiences.

The 2018-19 Performing Arts Series doesn’t disappoint.

Celebrations of Vince Lombardi and Nelson Mandela? Got it. Youth dance, electric strings and mandolins? Yep. A radio version of “It’s a Wonderful Life” and a special St. Patrick’s Day-themed program? Sure.

From the PAC …

(South Milwaukee, WI) – South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) announced its 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series on Wednesday, May 23, during a Preview & Tasting Party that was hosted by the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Council and SMPAC sponsors Skyline Catering & Express Deli, Azteca Restaurant, Barbiere’s Italian Restaurant and Scrappy’s BBQ.

“We’re excited to present an eclectic and diverse series that will include performers from across the globe and from our own richly-talented Milwaukee community,” said Rachel Sorce, Executive Director. “The season will include illuminating performances that honor or feature individuals who’ve motivated and inspired others in positive ways.”

The 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series will feature the Soweto Gospel Choir’s Songs of the Free: The Centennial of Nelson Mandela’s Birth, paying tribute to the anti-apartheid revolutionary featuring 20 incredible voices direct from South Africa. John Pinero’s The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi will portray the man considered to be one of the best coaches of all time. Unboxed will feature the Davis Boys and Girls Club Dancers in a media and dance stage play about the power of individuality created and directed by Cedric Gardner, an unrelenting source of inspiration for Milwaukee youth.

Female artists dominate the stage in Femmes of Rock featuring the stunning Bella Electric Strings performing music from AC/DC, Queen, Led Zeppelin and more. An all-female cast performs in LUMA: Art in Darkness, a “techno circus” of light, color and motion for all-ages. Seasonal programs include It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre and Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope. Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, Oceans of Hope is an epic story of the Irish diaspora featuring top dance and musical talent from Ireland. And, we’ll showcase the delightful Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra with special guests Misha Litvin, Stas Venglevski & Robin Pluer in Music that Made Milwaukee Famous.

Check out the full release and SMPAC website for more.

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