Welcome!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:
Main Street Revue
The Vicksburg Community Association celebrates its 25th annual Main Street Revue as the cast makes a much needed stop at the psychologist’s office to find the “Doctor is IN.” While still becoming like ‘family,’ working so closely together in small town theatre for 25 years has presented some interesting emotional maladies with which they must deal. And as everyone knows…you can pick your friends, but not your family. The hilarious result of their interactions and ‘cures’ and the ‘Entertainment therapy’ prescribed by the psychologist will make your visit to the Performing Arts Center more than worthwhile. Friday and Saturday, October 10 & 11, 2014 - 8pm.
VHS Marching Band Concert
Listen as the "Big Red Machine" caps off a successful season - Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 at 7pm. Admission is Free.
VCS Fall Choir Concert
Don't miss the opportunity to hear one of the State's premier choir programs. Join us on Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:00pm. Admission is free.
Into the Woods, Jr.
The Brothers Grimm "go Broadway" as Sondheim and Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale in INTO THE WOOD JR., an adaptation of one of Sondheim’s most popular works. All of your favorite characters—Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk), and the Witch—meet and interact in this whimsical original story. The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the king's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse and wind up changed forever. Thursday, October 30 and Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 7:30pm. Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00pm.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” William Shakespeare's most popular comedy portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who's transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder - it's about the world's most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all. Friday & Saturday - November 21 & 22, 2014 - 7:30pm. Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 2pm.
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 16, 2014 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 Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 7:00pm. Admission is Free.
VHS Holiday Concert
Get in the holiday spirit as you listen to one of the State's premier choir and band programs. Join us on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 7:00pm. Admission is Free.
VHS Video Show
Join us on Thursday, January 15, 2014 at 7pm. 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, January 19, 2015 at 7pm. Admission is Free.
2015 Vicksburg Rotary Showboat
Friday & Saturday, February 27 & 28, 2015 - 7pm. Sunday, March 1, 2015 - 2pm.
VMS Pre-Festival Choir Concert
Join us on Monday, March 2, 2015 at 7pm. Admission is Free.
Legally Blonde the Musical
A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal! LEGALLY BLONDE The Musical will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway's brightest new heroine (and of course, her chihuahua, Bruiser). March 13, 14, 21, 2015 - 7:30pm. March 22, 2015 - 2pm.
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 2, 2015. 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 15 & 16, 2015 at 7:00pm and Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 3:00pm.
VMS Spring Band Concert
Join us for the Vicksburg Middle School Band's Spring Concert, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 7pm. Admission is Free.
VHS Film Festival
Join us on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 7pm. Admission is Free.
VHS Spring Band Concert
Please join us for the VHS Band Spring Concert on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:00pm.
VMS Spring Choir Concert
Join us on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 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.
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.
For more information about the Performing Arts Center, contact Tim Fuller at (269) 321-1192 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.