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WMPAC announces lineup of fall classes and local opportunities

It’s time for Big Sky locals to take the stage. Through the fall off-season, the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center will host a variety of classes and performance opportunities that are open to the public. “The theater will be busy most nights of the week, which is exactly how it should be,” said John Zirkle, executive director of WMPAC.

Big Sky Broadway is back

After completing a celebratory tenth season in 2019, Big Sky Broadway appeared to have settled into a secure spot on the local performing arts scene. Each summer show of the area’s only children’s theater company sold out easily, and over 130 youth were participating in the K-12 line-up each year.

“The Crossing” prepares for their performances on July 30 and 31 in the WMPAC. PHOTO COURTESY THE CROSSING CHOIR IN PHILADELPHIA FACEBOOK

Choir in the mountains

The performances are back. After the James Sewell Ballet performance was cancelled last week due to COVID-19, the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (WMPAC) will be holding one of their first big events of the summer. On July 30-31, the world-renowned choir group, “The Crossing” will be coming to Big Sky for multiple exciting performances.

John Zirkle, WMPAC executive director, and Andrew Blessing, WMPAC tech director, experimenting with socially distanced theater spring 2020. Photo COURTESY JOHN ZIRKLE

The show went on

Amazingly, during Covid, when Broadway itself closed its shows- -Warren Miller Performing Arts executive director John Zirkle never stopped doing what he’s done for nearly a decade--bringing the most diverse, interesting performing arts he could imagine to audiences in Big Sky.

Reservations can be made for each experience online at warrenmillerpac.org. Spots are limited, and prices for entry range from $19 per person for experiences at WMPAC to $50 per car at outdoor locations. The ongoing vision of the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center is to create in the summer, present in the winter, and inspire year-round.

WMPAC Summer begins

While best known for its winter season, the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center has also established itself as a source for dynamic summer entertainment. During the pandemic, artists and performers continued to create new work, and WMPAC is pleased to present three incredible shows that were born in that period of creative incubation.

Over 70 groups or “pods” were able to have an immersive – and safe – experience with “Through the Fourth Wall.” PHOTO COURTESY OF JOHN ZIRKLE

Art prevails

Pandemics and the worst that humanity can muster have never had the power to quash the artistic drive to create. From ashes, from war, destruction and loss, artists have stepped forth as vehicles of reflection and inspiration.

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