As usual, there is lots happening at the South Milwaukee Performing Center these days — truly something for everyone.
- First, there are the Cashore Marionettes this Saturday. The evening show is sold out (which I love to hear, by the way), but tickets remain for the shorter 2 p.m. “Simple Gifts” show designed for children 8 and older, and adults. Details here.
- The Knightwind Ensemble plays at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
- Then, on Sunday, April 28, comedian Red Green comes to town for his “I’m Not Old, I’m Ripe” tour. More details here.
Also, the PAC will announce the 2016-17 performing arts lineup at its Season Preview at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25. This is a free event open to the public.
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Lots happening at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center in the next few months …
See the full list of big events and details here. Next up: A Cappella with Six Appeal on Saturday, January 23.
From the PAC website …
Popularized by TV shows like “Glee”, “The Voice” and the “Sing-Off” and movies like “Pitch Perfect I & II”, a cappella music has swept the country! It’s hot and it’s fun! That’s why Landaas and Company Investments and The Rotary Club of Mitchell Field are excited to welcome Six Appeal to the beautiful South Milwaukee PAC. Join the Six Appeal Vocal Band for an evening of a cappella artistry as they bring their vivid musical style, unmatched energy and playful charm to songs spanning the musical spectrum: from pop to country, classic rock to R&B and jazz. Now, here’s the best part! Six Appeal will spend the day of the show conducting workshops for area high school, tech and college students in the art and science of a cappella. The evening show will open with performances by student a cappella groups who’ve spent the day studying with the band. Six Appeal will then share the stage with their entire class before taking the microphones and rocking the house like no one else can! Ask anyone who attended last year’s show – this will be the must-see concert of the year! Proceeds from ticket sales will go to fund community and international projects of The Rotary Club of Mitchell Field.
From the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center … tickets are still available!
The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center is proud to present the Hot Club of San Francisco: Cinema Vivant. Be transported into the 1930s when gypsy caravans would set up camps outside of town and lure locals out for an evening of music and movies, which flickered to life on the side of a barn. Gypsy musicians would play guitars and fiddles, matching every movement on the screen with virtuosity, passion and humor. The Hot Club of San Francisco (HCSF) celebrates the music of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli featuring lead guitarist and HCSF founder Paul Mehling, the violin of two time Grammy Award winner Evan Price and a swinging rhythm section: Sam Rocha, Isabelle Fontaine, and Jordan Samuels.
Click here for the press release.
There is lots of economic development happening in the South Shore, and much more to come.
Local leaders (me included) will have a chance to tell that story at the fourth-annual South Shore Option event set for Wednesday, October 14, at the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center.
The meeting — presented by the South Shore Chamber of Commerce — begins at 6 p.m.
It will feature presentations from representatives from South Milwaukee, Cudahy, Oak Creek and St. Francis, including summaries of recent developments, a look at what’s on the horizon and development opportunities.
Thanks to the chamber for driving this event, and to Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik for creating the concept and leading in executing the first several South Shore Option gatherings.
We need to be more vocal about economic development in the South Shore. We have a good story to tell, and it’s getting better as it’s being written, especially in South Milwaukee. I’m excited to be a part of it.
South Milwaukee has a strong local theater scene, and that starts with our kids, including mine. See for yourself the next two weekends, with South Milwaukee Youth Theatre performances of “Cinderella” and “Legally Blonde.”
Christian and Shelby Brooks are two of the more than 50 kids acting in “Cinderella” alone.
Thanks to Pam Cullen and all the volunteers who make this happen!
The South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center has announced its 2015-16 season series, and it includes something for everyone.
Check out the full season schedule for more information on the outstanding collection of acts coming to South Milwaukee, with everything from brass to acrobats to gypsy swing to handbells to comedy to puppetry …
Congratulations to the PAC for their work in booking another terrific season!
And don’t forget about some of the other acts coming to the PAC stage — and to the community. Here is a full list of those, including three summer concerts at the South Milwaukee Downtown Market.
Order tickets here … and spread the word about this community treasure.
Mark your calendars for April 17!