Vicksburg Community Schools

Vicksburg Performing Arts Center

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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 current season includes:


VCS Fall Choir Concert

Don't miss the opportunity to hear one of the State's premier choir programs.

Join us on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 7:00pm. Admission is free.


Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, Jr.

Based on one of Roald Dahlís most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this "masterpeach" of a tale. Featuring a wickedly tuneful score and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic.

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.

Friday and Saturday, October 28 & 29, 2016 Ė 7:30pm and Sunday, October 30, 2016 Ė 2:00pm

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The Miracle Worker

This classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence.

Friday and Saturday, November 18 & 19, 2016 - 7:00pm., Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 2:00pm

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VMS Holiday Band Concert

Don't miss the opportunity to listen to the VMS Bands perform all of your holiday favorites.

Join us on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 7:00pm. Admission is Free.


VMS Holiday Choir Concert

Don't miss the opportunity to listen to the VMS Choirs perform all of your holiday favorites.

Join us on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 7:00pm. Admission is Free.


VHS Pre-Festival Band Concert

Don't miss the opportunity to hear one of the State's premier band programs prepare for the annual MSBOA Band Festival.

Join us on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7pm. Admission is Free.


The 64th Annual Vicksburg Rotary Showboat

Here Comes the Showboat! One of Vicksburg's great traditions will set sail once again. You can never be sure where the next voyage will take you; but you can count on delicious harmony, family-friendly humor, and a guaranteed smile in your heart! The fun is waiting - don't miss the boat!

Friday & Saturday, March 3 & 4, 2017 - 7pm. Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 2pm.


Anything Goes

The age-old tale of Boy-Meets-Girl and the complications which ensue intrigue every audience, and no musical puts it on stage better than ANYTHING GOES. This show is an amusing story wrapped around one of Cole Porterís magical scores. Itís a wonder that all the romances are sorted out and disaster is averted aboard the magical ship where ANYTHING GOES!

March 17, 18, 25, 2017 - 7:00pm. March 26, 2017 - 2pm.

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VCS Celebrates the Arts!

The VCS Fine Arts Department celebrates the arts with an evening of music, drama, dance, film and visual art. This event features artwork by all grade levels displayed throughout the high school, a film/video showcase and dance presentation in the PAC and will culminate in a collage concert, performed in the gymnasium, featuring all performing ensembles in the district. Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 7pm. Admission is free.


VCS Community Ed Dance Recital

Saturday, May 6, 2017. Recital performances at 10am & 1pm.


VCS Choirs present "Cabaret 2017"

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 19 & 20, 2017 at 7:00pm and Sunday, May 21, 2017 at 3:00pm.

Adults $10, students $5 - To make reservations, please call the ticket office at 321-1193 beginning May 2.


VHS Film Festival

Join us on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7pm.

Admission is Free.


VHS Spring Band Concert

Please join us for the VHS Band Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 7:00pm.

Admission is free.


VMS Spring Choir Concert

Join us on Tuesday, June 8, 2017 at 7:00pm.

Admission is Free.

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 at 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.