Missoula Children’s Theater Presenting, “Pinocchio” Starring children from the Middleton area schools
It is our pleasure to present to you the Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets®, that show-stopping group of fun and wonderful guys who revive the musical memories of the doo-wop and early rock-and-roll era in American music. This "must see" production has played regularly to standing ovations with cries of "More! More!"
Rave On! re-invents the ordinary tribute show with an electrifying, high-energy, rock n’ roll extravaganza featuring America’s premiere Buddy Holly interpreter, Billy McGuigan, who is a dead-ringer for the legendary rocker. Backed by the rockin’ Rave On Band, their incredible musicianship helps ignite the stage and breathe new life into the music of Buddy Holly.In this rock and roll tour-de-force, audiences will experience all the thrills of a Buddy Holly concert re-imagined which includes such hits as “Peggy Sue,” “Raining in My Heart,” “It’s So Easy,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “True Love Ways,” “Oh Boy” and of course, “Rave On.” But, that’s only part of it! In a unique twist, Billy as Buddy celebrates the birth of an era and pays homage to his fellow rockers Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper.
Warren Nelson's newest original show Play Ball! debuted at the Big Top in August 2012 and returns for encore performances. It was a hit! A grand slam! Warren's songs are the joy of this lively theatrical musical celebration of baseball. "It was the experience of being at the ballpark I was swinging for." Wear your favorite team's cap and come early for the "popcorn...peanuts...cold beer here!" The show features a Major League cast and band and is illustrated by hundreds of vintage baseball photos and film. So says an audience member— "Play Ball! will go into the Hall of Fame for bringing the spirit of the bleachers to the stage. It's a loving look at the history and mystique of the game." A great show for the entire family. Directed by Jan Lee. Musical Direction by Severin Behnen.
Imagine Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin and Bette Midler all together on one stage - three magnificent solo artists combining forces to blow the roof off of any venue. That, in a nutshell, is the experience of DIVAPLOOZA. When Janelle Lauer, Jane Pini and Lynne Rothrock get together, there is something for everyone - rhythm & blues, jazz, musical theatre, rock & roll, folk, gospel - you name it, they will nail it. They will also bring a band of the best musicians and back-up singers in the Midwest. Prepare yourself for an unforgettable night of musical energy and artistry. Don't forget to reinforce the roof!
Considered one of the best vocalists of all time, Karen Carpenter captured the attention of a generation with her unabashedly catchy pop music. The Carpenters’ beautiful, memorable love songs topped the Billboard charts with more than a dozen number one hits. Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters brings these classics back to the stage with spot-on renditions performed by singer Lisa Rock and her 6-piece band.
The Friends of the Performing Arts Center (FPAC) is a non-profit, incorporated group comprised of local citizens with a variety of backgrounds committed to nurturing both cultural and performing arts within the schools and the greater Middleton Area. The FPAC is an all-volunteer board that makes decisions with regard to all performances selected for our yearly concert series.