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:
Classical pianist Alpin Hong returns home to West Michigan for a multi-faceted residency and concert tour throughout greater Kalamazoo. Debuting with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at the age of 10, Mr. Hong has since traveled the world performing and advocating for music education. Rooted in extensive classical piano training and a background in extreme sports, martial arts, and video games, Alpin Hong presents a retro-fitted mash-up disguised as a piano recital. Prepare to be amazed!
Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 7:00pm in the Vicksburg Performing Arts Center
Doors open at 6:30pm. Admission is free. All ages are welcome.
The 2018 Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival returns to Vicksburg! Every two years, The Gilmore announces two new young artists of exceptional talent and presents them with the Gilmore Young Artist Award. The award comes after an extended period of critique by a six-member panel… while the artists in question have no clue they’re being judged. The New York Times recently called The Gilmore’s selection process “the music world’s version of the MacArthur Foundation’s ‘genius’ grants: a prestigious prize that cannot be applied for or sought.” Born in Fremont, California in 1999, Elliot Wuu began studying the piano at the age of 6. He was a pre-college student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and attended Valley Christian High School and Conservatory of the Arts in San Jose, California. Most recently, he has accepted a full scholarship to attend The Juilliard School.
In 2017, Wuu was named the winner of the National Young Arts Competition and was a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts semifinalist. He is a Young Scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation and a 2016-2021 MTAC Young Artist Guild (YAG) member, the highest honor bestowed to a California music student. In 2013, he was selected as one of the twelve pianists to participate in the inaugural Lang Lang Junior Music Camp in Munich, Germany, and he has performed in masterclasses for Dame Fanny Waterman, Leon Fleisher, and Gary Graffman.
His list of competition prizes includes first prize at Hilton Head, second prize at the Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition, and first prize at the Pacific Musical Society Competition, among many others. Over the years, Mr. Wuu has performed both with orchestras and as a soloist at major venues in North America, Europe, and Asia, including the Holywell Music Room (where Haydn performed), the Ravinia Festival, and Chicago’s Millennium Park. His performances have even been featured on WQXR and NPR’s From the Top.
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!.
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 at 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.