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Vicksburg Performing Arts Center


The Vicksburg Performing Arts Center is committed to supporting diverse cultural and educational activities in the performing arts for the school and community which will enrich both audience and performers.

We present a broad range of programming each season, including internationally acclaimed musicians, national tours of top Broadway shows, intimate performances of jazz and cabaret, music performed by orchestras and ensembles, family-friendly programming and many other special events.

We engage the entire community in new and exciting ways through an array of inspiring programs, our 2009-2010 Season includes:

Gilmore Family Concert

With Billboard chart-topping albums, Emmy-nominated music videos, and an extensive international touring schedule, the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo aims to make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society. Anderson & Roe seamlessly blend music from the worlds of pop, rock, cinema, and classical music. The presentation features discussions that will challenge your ideas of genre, personal taste, and musical inspiration. Open new musical doors with this interactive genre-blurring two-piano concert. April 22, 2014, 7:00pm Doors open at 6:30 pm. All ages welcome. Free Admission.

Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival

The 2012 Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival returns to Vicksburg! Recipient of numerous awards and grants, Andrew Hsu, a 2014 Gilmore Young Artist, is a critically acclaimed composer and pianist. Currently residing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Andrew pursues an Artist Diploma in music composition at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, where he holds the Rising Star Annual Fellowship. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Andrew began showing signs of musical talent as early as five years of age, but did not begin to take formal piano lessons until he was seven years old. Composition lessons quickly followed less than two years after, and improvisation a year after that. He continued to excel at school during this time. Today, Andrew is an extremely versatile musician and "new music junkie", and enjoys various musical activities, including chamber music, improvisation, teaching, musical outreach and collaborations with other modern art forms. In addition to his dedication to music, Andrew's interests outside of music are vast, including but not limited to literature, philosophy, history and mathematics. Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 4:00pm

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VCS Community Ed Dance Recital

Saturday, May 3, 20134. Recital performances at 10am & 2pm.

VCS Choirs present "Cabaret 2014"

Don't miss the opportunity to all your favorite pop and show tunes performed by of the State's premier choir programs while you enjoy a fabulous dessert onstage!. Join us on Friday and Saturday, May 16 & 17, 2014 at 7:00pm and Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3:00pm.

VHS Film Festival

Join us on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 7pm. Admission is Free.

VHS Spring Band Concert

Please join us for the VHS Band Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:00pm.

VMS Spring Choir Concert

Join us on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at 7:00pm. Admission is Free.

Shrek the Musical

SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar® winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to dazzling new life on the stage. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre — not a handsome prince — shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek. March 14, 15 & 22, 2014 - 7:30pm. March 23, 2014 - 2pm.

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Ticket & Reservation Information

The ticket office is open Weekdays 9am-5pm and one hour prior to scheduled performances. To reserve your seat(s) call the Performing Arts Center at (269) 321-1193 or visit us at the Vicksburg Community High School Campus.

About the Vicksburg Performing Arts Center

Located at 501 East Highway Street, the Vicksburg Performing Arts Center opened its doors in 1994 to support arts-in-education programs, offering many programs designed to inspire young people through the arts, enhancing their studies and enriching their lives well into the future.

The Performing Arts Center soon became one of Southwest Michigan's premier entertainment venues and the artistic home to South Kalamazoo County's performing arts organizations: Vicksburg Rotary Club, The Vicksburg Community Association and the South County Players.

The Vicksburg Performing Art Center features a large modern stage with handicap access, orchestra pit, grand piano, make-up room, green room, wardrobe and dressing rooms and a convenient cargo loading area. Equipped with state-of-the-art lighting, sound, rigging, and electrical supply systems, the venue has been host to a wide array of entertainers from television and film stars John Astin, Dick Van Patten and Frank Gorshin to the world-renown Glenn Miller Orchestra. The Gilmore Keyboard Festival and WMU Children's Dance Theater routinely use our stage.

In addition to performance space, the Performing Arts Center Staff and volunteers offer support in technical theater to lessees, plus advice to community organizations interested in producing event such as concerts, theater performances, workshop services, recitals, corporate meeting and speakers.

The Performing Arts Center has 1011 fixed seats and 16 wheel chair spaces for total seating of 1027.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers give the valuable gift of their time and we welcome and appreciate all who contribute in this important way. From ushers to ticket office assistants, the volunteers are an integral part of the operation of the Performing Arts Center. Volunteering not only enhances PAC activities but also creates rewarding opportunities for social contact in an exciting atmosphere.

Additional Information

For more information about the Performing Arts Center, contact Tim Fuller at (269) 321-1192 or via e-mail: tfuller@vicksburg.k12.mi.us

If you are a performer or production group and need the technical specifications of the facility, click here to download a PDF version our data sheet.

Vicksburg Performing Arts Center · 501 East Highway St · Vicksburg, MI 49097 · (269) 321-1192