There is plenty to laugh about at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center. The Center is hosting an upcoming weekend of improv and stand-up comedy, beginning with a performance by the legendary sketch comedy group The Second City on Jan. 7, and moving on to a standup performance by Roy Wood, Jr on Jan. 8.
In a surprise cancellation due to the latest Omicron surge, John Zirkle of the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (WMPAC) and artist Quentin Robinson pulled together a show at the final hour—in a move that is becoming strangely familiar in the performance industry—called Movements for Movements.
A sold-out room composed of all ages greeted Los Angeles based magician Arthur Trace late Saturday night, Nov. 6, at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (WMPAC) for his 90-minute “Artful Deceiver” performance. The in-person show was a success for Arthur despite a pretty young audience for the corporate entertainer.
The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center opens its doors for its ninth Winter Season this year encouraging all Big Sky locals to come see a show. Discounted ticket packages for the upcoming lineup of shows are on sale Nov. 15 until Dec. 1, when single tickets go on sale.
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 the place to be this August 20th and 21st, when Big Sky’s first and only children’s theater company, now in its 11th year, presents Disney’s Descendants.
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 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.
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.
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.