From high above the street lamps, one’s eye settles on the rooftop of a structure that stretches the length of one city block. As the saying goes, a castle is not a physical building; it’s a state of mind, and since its inception, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has been the beating heart of the arts in Northeast Wisconsin.
The Center has hosted performances big and small, stories old and new, recitals and concerts, and events for all occasions. But it’s not the size of the building or the number of seats in the theater that defines its greatness. It’s when people come together on any given day for any given reason – their voices echoing in a sweet symphony of excitement in the entrance hall, their smiles spreading like a wave across rows, their hearts beating fast as a tender moment builds in an act. Even still, it’s the sense of belonging and adventure one feels when they’re settling into their seat. It’s the magic that lingers long after the curtain closes.
For the 400 volunteers who find joy in giving back, the Center is community. It’s more than holding doors open for strangers; it’s opening doors for new friendships. It’s more than checking coats and tickets; it’s creating the best live arts experience in Northeast Wisconsin. It’s more than showing guests to their seats; it’s showing off a place that was built for them and for generations to come.
For the busy family that needs to set obligations aside and take a moment to reconnect… to unplug… to make memories, the Center offers programming that expands and explores the worlds being created on stage. Musical performances and shows that stand the test of time connect with families in a real way, teaching lessons that every age can understand and enjoy. Parents don’t need to create these experiences; they already exist right here.
For the young person searching for their voice, the Center is where they can embrace their imagination and let their inner beauty beam. The arts don’t tell young people how to feel; instead, they see the arts as a way to express their feelings and emotions in different ways. Performance opens their minds and shows them they have the power and prowess to face whatever challenges are ahead.
The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is where friendships are born, dreams come true, and the arts come alive. And you know what they say: whatever good things we build, end up building us.
Discover more at foxcitiespac.com.