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Community and Arts Partners come together to create

It’s one of our very favorite times of the year. The time where our mission of being a gathering place for the community leads to fantastic art being made on our stage!

live-in-concert-fantasiaOn Nov. 8 the Center will co-produce  Disney FANTASIA-Live In Concert with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra.

Sponsorships and grants allow us not only to put on the piece, but also to keep ticket prices reasonable so that as many people as possible can come from the community to enjoy the art. Tickets for Disney FANTASIA-Live in Concert start at $29.

“It gives us a chance to really celebrate the great arts we have in the Fox Cities,” said Amy Gosz, the Director of Programming and Community Engagement at the Center. “We can’t do it without (community) support. That support allows us to make these events happen and makes them accessible.”

Jamie LaFreniere of the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra said taking on this large of a project would not be possible without a great amount of support.

“We always look forward to partnering with other area arts organizations to see what we can accomplish together. There is no doubt it opens up possibilities that each organization, on its own, wouldn’t be able to consider,” LaFreniere said. “The Fantasia concert is a huge project and neither organization could have made this happen without a partnership. Together we are able to bring a tremendous experience to local audiences by sharing the responsibilities. We look forward to partnering again on other large projects and continuing to give our audience incredible concerts and family events.”

Markoff Youth Ballet in the Nutcracker

Markoff Youth Ballet in the Nutcracker

The Nutcracker, which hits the stage Dec. 6 and 7 is another example of the Center collaborating with local arts partners

in the community. The Makaroff Youth Ballet dancers team up with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and the Lawrence Academy Girl Choir to put on the holiday classic.

For Senior Dancer Blake Bormes, the experience is an exciting one.

“Performing The Nutcracker as a Makaroff Youth Ballet company member at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is a thrill and a privilege. Growing up being in the audience at PAC shows has been an exciting opportunity,” Bormes said. “I am honored to once again be performing  on the P.A.C. stage and hope everyone will enjoy the spirit and excitement of The Nutcracker.”

Tickets for both performances are on sale now.

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