Schedule Announced for Fox Cities P.A.C.'s 10th Anniversary Open House

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Schedule Announced for Fox Cities P.A.C.'s 10th Anniversary Open House
 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.
 
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
 
 
Time Location Activity
4:00 p.m. Kimberly-Clark Theater Hearing Loop Presentation Learn about the latest in hearing loop technology and how this service can enhance your arts experience at the Center.
4:15 p.m. Thrivent Financial Hall Insongnia­­cs Enjoy the vocal talents of Appleton East High School's female a cappella group.
4:45 p.m. Kimberly-Clark Theater Interview with Maury Laws Local composer Maury Laws discusses his experience with the local artistic community and his work on a composition for the Center's 10th Anniversary. 
5:00 p.m. Thrivent Financial Hall Makaroff Youth Ballet Witness the grace of original choreography from some of the Fox Cities' most talented ballet students.
5:30 p.m. Thrivent Financial Hall Mayoral Proclamation Join us in the theater for this special dedication ceremony featuring Appleton's Mayor Tim Hanna.
6:00 p.m. Thrivent Financial Hall Founders' Panel Discussion On November 24, 2002 the curtain rose on the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Revisit the road to opening night as told by some of the organization's founding leaders. Moderated by Dan Flannery from The Appleton Post-Crescent.
7:00 p.m. Kimberly-Clark Theater Big Mouth & The Power Tool Horns Celebrate the evening with an eclectic mix of blues, jazz and original music from one of Northeast Wisconsin's most popular bands.
7:30 p.m. Thrivent Financial Hall TC Dance Club International Spend a moment in the spotlight with ballroom dance lessons provided by TC Dance Club International.
 
 

TOURS, WORKSHOPS AND SPECIALTY EVENTS

 
 
Time Location Activity
4:00-7:00 p.m. Thrivent Financial Plaza Star Photo Booth "Star" in your favorite show and have the picture to prove it!
4:00-8:00 p.m. Grand Tier Piece of the Fox Cities P.A.C. Poster Sale Take home a piece of your favorite show from the past 10 years, and support the future of the Fox Cities P.A.C.
4:30/7:00 p.m. Backstage Backstage Tour* Follow the paths of the stars on a backstage tour of the Center. 
4:30-5:30 p.m. Founders Room Wine Tasting* Sample some of the Center's most popular premium wine offerings.
6:30-7:30 p.m. Founders Room Mixology 101* From the WICKED OZmopolitan to the Mamma Mia! Chiquititatini, learn how to recreate and sample some the Center's most popular specialty drinks.

*Participation in these activities requires sign-up in advance. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to sign-up in the Main Lobby. Space is limited.

 
FAMILY DAY – SATURDAY, AUGUST 18, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

 
Time Location Activity
10:00 a.m. Thrivent Financial Hall Lawrence Academy of Music Enjoy a morning of music performed by students from the Lawrence Academy of Music.
10:00 a.m. Kimberly-Clark Theater Move to the Groove Bring your dancing shoes as local educator Rhex Arboleda gets the whole family up and moving.
10:30 a.m. Thrivent Financial Hall Fox Valley Symphony Discover the Center's resident partner with special quartet ensembles.
11:00 a.m. Kimberly-Clark Theater Mamma Mia! Community Flash Mob Rehearsal Five, Six, Seven, Eight – Take part in one final practice before theMamma Mia! Community Flash Mob
11:30 a.m. Main Lobby Mamma Mia! Community Flash Mob Find a spot in the Main Lobby to watch or join the Mamma Mia! Community Flash Mob, choreographed by Richards School of the Dance.
12:00 p.m. Thrivent Financial Hall White Heron Chorale Relax and remember as members from the White Heron Choral share their favorite Broadway tunes.
12:00 p.m. Kimberly-Clark Theater KidsStage® Share the excitement of theater as children from the KidStage program perform their latest production.
1:00 p.m. Thrivent Financial Hall Fox Sounds Listen to the harmonies of an ensemble from the Fox Valley Chorus of Sweet Adelines, International.
1:00 p.m. Kimberly-Clark Theater Julie's Touch of Silver Enjoy the pageantry and skill of students from Oshkosh's nationally renowned dance studio.
 
 

TOURS, WORKSHOPS AND SPECIALTY EVENTS

 
 
Time Location Activity
10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Outside Sidewalks Storyboard Chalk Drawings Put your stamp on the Fox Cities P.A.C. by drawing your favorite theater moment along College Avenue.
10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Founders Room Heid Music Instrument "Petting Zoo" Strike a chord and find your rhythm with an instrument "petting zoo" for the young and young at heart, courtesy of Heid Music.
10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Dress Circle Act Your Age Activities Kids of all ages will enjoy theater-related activities including a special puppet project from The Building for Kids Children's Museum.
10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. Grand Tier Piece of the Fox Cities P.A.C. Poster Sale Take home a piece of your favorite show from the past 10 years, and support the future of the Fox Cities P.A.C.
10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Thrivent Financial Plaza Star Photo Booth "Star" in your favorite show and have the picture to prove it!
10:15 a.m. Backstage Tips from the Pros* Step backstage for a theater workshop presented by a local hair, make-up and wardrobe professional (Ages 13+).
11:00 a.m. /11:35 a.m. /12:30 p.m. /1:30 p.m. Backstage Backstage Tour* Follow the paths of the stars on a backstage tour of the Center.
11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Thrivent Financial Plaza Cookie Creations Youngsters can decorate their very own Happy Cookie.
12:00 p.m. Backstage Tips from the Pros* Step backstage for a theater workshop presented by a local lighting design professional (Ages 13+).
1:15 p.m. Backstage Tips from the Pros* Step backstage for a theater workshop presented by a local sound design professional (Ages 13+).

*Participation in these activities requires sign-up in advance. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to sign-up in the Main Lobby. Space is limited.

 
Visit foxcitiespac.com for a full schedule. Program activities are subject to change.
 
The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center's 10th Anniversary Open House is supported by Miller Electric Mfg. Co.

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