Vicksburg Community Schools

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 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 Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 7:00pm. Admission is free.

Bye Bye Birdie

A loving send-up of the 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll, BYE BYE BIRDIE remains as fresh and vibrant as ever. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss. Featuring a tuneful high-energy score and a hilarious script, BIRDIE continues to thrill audiences around the world.

Friday and Saturday, October 27 & 28, 2017 – 7:00pm and Sunday, October 29, 2017 – 2:00pm

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! An irreverent, fast-paced romp through the Bard’s plays, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) was London’s longest-running comedy having clocked a very palpable nine years in London’s West End! Join this madcap cast as they weave their way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.

Friday and Saturday, November 17 & 18, 2017 - 7:00pm., Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 2:00pm

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VHS Video Show

Join us on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7pm. Admission is Free.

VCS 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 15, 2018 at 7pm. Admission is Free.

The 65th Annual Vicksburg Rotary Showboat

Here Comes The Showboat! The crew of the S.S. Rotary Ann will set sail on their 65th voyage in 2018. Over 30 local singers combine for rich harmonies, jokes both ancient and new, and an original script that will delight folks of all ages. If you've never seen a Showboat - see what you're missing! If you've enjoyed it - bring new friends along! The Fun is Waiting - Don't Miss the Boat!

Friday & Saturday, March 2 & 3, 2018 - 7pm. Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 2pm.

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Disney's Tarzan the Musical

Based on Disney's epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning "You'll Be in My Heart," as well as "Son of Man" and "Two Worlds," make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan. Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan's life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe's territory, and he encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.

March 16, 17, 24, 25, 2018 - 7:00pm. March 26, 2017 - 2pm.

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VCS Community Ed Dance Recital

Saturday, May 5, 2018. Recital performances at 10am & 1pm.

VCS Choirs present "Cabaret 2018"

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 18 & 19, 2018 at 7:00pm and Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3:00pm.

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

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VMS Spring Band Concert

Join us for the Vicksburg Middle School Band's Spring Concert, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7pm.

Admission is Free.

VHS Film Festival

Join us on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 7pm.

Admission is Free.

VHS Spring Band Concert

Please join us for the VHS Band Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 7:00pm.

Admission is free.

VMS Spring Choir Concert

Join us on Thursday, June 7, 2018 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

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.