Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Decking the Halls

Strands of garland, twinkling lights, golden ornaments and cheery red bows have come together to create a festive version of the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center just in time for tonight’s Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade. A busy team of “elves” comprised of volunteers and staff recently decorated the Center for the holidays. Find out what went into the process of sprucing things up in the spirit of the season.

See the holiday decorations at these upcoming shows:

A Christmas Carol: Dec. 4. Tickets start at $35.
Doc Severinsen's Jingle Bell Doc: Dec. 13-14. Tickets start at $35.
Lorie Line: Born in Bethlehem: Dec. 16. Tickets start at $49.50.

Monday, November 25, 2013

What is #GivingTuesday?

How Does it Relate to the Fox Cities Performing Center?

This time of the year it is easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the season, complete with traveling, plenty of food and, of course, holiday shopping! It also is a time to be thankful for important things like family, friends and nonprofits that make an impact in our community.

#GivingTuesday is a campaign created to help foster continuing our great national tradition of generosity. Placed along with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this campaign celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support nonprofit organizations.

As a nonprofit arts and cultural education organization, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center relies on the financial support of individuals, businesses and foundations such as Annual Partners in order to present many of the diverse programs that enhance the arts experience in our community.

Join in with thousands of others on this year’s #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3 to support the mission of the Fox Cities P.A.C. Donate today at foxcitiespac.com/support or contact the Annual Partner team at (920) 730-3782 to learn more about how your charitable gift makes an impact.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Reporting on a Signature Season

Today, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center released
the 2012-13 Annual Report to the Community!

The season included so many wonderful moments and milestones, which are highlighted inside the report. We hope as you look through this compilation of the last season, you’ll remember all the amazing memories you made among family, friends, co-workers and the community. The report also includes a special 10th Anniversary Season snapshots section.
Do you have a favorite memory of the Fox Cities P.A.C.?
Tell us about your treasured moments with Share Your Story at foxcitiespac-stories.blogspot.com/. Simply write a note or share your photos by clicking on the “Share Your Story” button at right.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Celebrating 2 Million Ticketed Patrons

Patrons attending the Wednesday performance of Flashdance — The Musical had the opportunity to experience a totally rad evening as the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center celebrated its 2 millionth ticketed patron! As a thank you to the community, patrons enjoyed preshow activities including an awesome ’80s dance party with Richard’s School of the Dance, a Flashdance — The Musical themed photo station and more. Take a look at some photos of the fun.

Richard’s School of the Dance got the party started in the Kimberly-Clark Theater
by performing a routine to “Flashdance...What A Feeling!”

A patron dressed as “Don Johnson” made an appearance
at the party.

Paula, who dressed in her best ’80s fashions,
won an opportunity to meet members of the cast
after the show.

Ticket holders made their own “splash” with a
Flashdance — The Musical themed photo station.

Executive Vice President Maria Van Laanen made a curtain announcement
prior to the performance to thank the community for achieving
the 2 millionth ticketed patron milestone.

Don’t miss your chance to see this ’80s flashback on stage! Tickets to Flashdance — The Musical start at $30. Get yours now.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Become a 'Maniac' during Flashdance — The Musical

Break out your leg warmers and take advantage of these can’t-miss Flashdance — The Musical events!

Strike a Pose
Attending the show? Stop by our photo station Tuesday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 17 and have your picture snapped with a background from the show’s iconic splash scene. We’ll have leg warmers available, too!

2 Millionth Ticketed Patron Celebration
Preshow activities will kick off the celebration during an awesome ’80s dance party Wednesday, Nov. 13 with KZ 104.3’s Mary Love and Richard’s School of the Dance. Patrons are encouraged to come dressed in their best fashions of the decade for a chance to meet the cast of Flashdance — The Musical after the show. Special gift bags will be handed out, while supplies last. Attendees also will be able to try their luck at the prize wheel. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Activities available for ticket holders to the Wednesday performance only.

Get Ready to Dance!
In celebration of Y Arts Week, join us in downtown Appleton at the YMCA of the Fox Cities on Friday, Nov. 15 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for a dance master class led by Flashdance — The Musical cast members. Participants will learn a routine set to music from the show. Doors open and individual warm up begins at 3:30 p.m. with the workshop beginning at 4 p.m.

Jillian Mueller as Alex Owens. Photo by Jeremy Daniel.
This event is free to all Y dancers and members from ages 12 to adult. Day passes can be purchased for non-Y members. Registration is required, and space is limited. To register for this event, please see the attached flyer.

Experience the feeling of Flashdance — The Musical. Tickets starts at $50. Get yours today!