Welcome to the Arts Council of South Wood County
It’s hard to believe, but we have just wrapped up our 2017-18 season! Thank you to everyone who attended one or all of the performances. We hope you enjoyed the season as much as we did.
Get your tickets to Beauty & the Beast through our web site, or stop in and see us. The Lincoln High School students have been working very hard on this production, so give them your support the last weekend in April. Evening performances are held at 7:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday, April 26, 27, and 28. Sunday afternoon, April 29, is the final performance at 2:00 p.m.
Before autumn rolls around, remember that on July 16, 2018, Kids From Wisconsin will perform at the PAC. This is their 50th anniversary season, and we are proud to be one of the venues at which they will perform. The theme is “Shine the Light,” and it features music performed since the inception of the troupe. Tickets will go on sale May 1, 2018, through the Arts Council and will be $16 (price includes tax). As in the past several years, their Realize Your Dream outreach will also be held that afternoon. Dozens of students have participated in this workshop previously, learning the ins and outs of performing and providing the technical support necessary to present a show such as this. The Wisconsin Rapids area is also proud to be represented by an area “Kid,” Megan Shields of Port Edwards. Megan is just completing her sophomore year at John Edwards High School. Let’s support our local talent and fill the house that night!
The Arts Council Board of Directors is beginning its campaign for next season, looking for potential sponsors, advertisers, and donors. If you know of someone who would like to partner with us, please contact me at the Arts Council.
Sponsorship of performances is a major way that the Arts Council is able to continue providing quality entertainment for our community, whether through monetary or in-kind support. The following 2017-18 season sponsors need to be recognized…some have supported us faithfully through the years, while others are new. Each one is important to us:
- B104.9 FM (Muzzy Broadcasting)
- Mead Witter Foundation, Inc.
- Midwest Communications
- NRG Media
- Quality Plus Printing
- Renaissance Learning
- River Cities Investment Services, Inc.
- Stifel (Terry Lang)
- Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
- WAOW Channel 9
- WSAW Channel 7
Please check out the “Supporters and Sponsors of the Arts 2017-2018” page for all of the businesses who have either provided a donation, an ad, or sponsorship. Stop by and support them.
I’m so excited to announce our 2018-2019 season lineup. I’ve added individual posts for each performance including the February dinner, so check out the Upcoming Events tab for more details. Then get out your calendars and reserve the dates. Tickets for season ticket holders (new and existing) will be available August 13. All other ticket sales begin September 4 (day after Labor Day).
See you at the PAC…