Welcome to our 10th anniversary season. It is with much excitement and anticipation that we present 10 shows to celebrate this milestone. As with any major anniversary, this is a chance to reflect and pay tribute to the tremendous vision and support that created and sustains this vibrant performing arts center. It also invites us to look ahead to what SMPAC can do in the future for the citizens, families, and students of South Milwaukee and the arts patrons of greater Milwaukee.
Since 2004, we’ve grown substantially in terms of patrons served, educational activities supported, and artists presented at various stages in their careers. We’ve become a place where more than 500 events take place annually and where hundreds of young, emerging, and professional artists can share their gifts. We serve more than 30,000 annual visitors and are nearly at capacity for rental and school district events. The greatest benefit has happened offstage, as we’ve touched the lives of thousands of people from various walks of life and diverse generations over the past decade.
Our 10th Anniversary Series features 10 shows that highlight topics relevant to our hometown and surrounding community. It will be the busiest, most diverse and engaging season in our history. Each show speaks to a memory of our city’s proud past, reflects on a shared experience, or brings hope and optimism for a bright, creative future. Some shows are celebratory and entertaining, while others address important social issues like the changing nature of Main Street or what it means to be “broken,” yet inspired. We strive to bring together diverse audiences and foster a deeper connection to our world and with one another. To this end, we’re planning a season finale that engages YOU as a key collaborator. Our “Anniversary Gala” will be a variety show curated by you and other, like-minded patrons within the SMPAC community. You won’t want to miss out!
I invite you to join in the celebration – the entertaining, exotic, and engaging experiences that await us on stage for this promising season. We look forward to serving you again this season. See you at the theatre!