The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the tradition of celebrating the achievements of high school musical theater will continue into its fifth year virtually.
The Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program was launched in 2015 as an education initiative that celebrates and supports the achievements of high school musical theater while developing confidence, creativity and collaboration among high school students throughout Northeast Wisconsin. Education opportunities are provided all season long for students and educators to learn and grow together in their craft. This year those workshops and opportunities will be present in a virtual program as the Fox Cities P.A.C. continues to grow the program's reach.
"While this year may look different, we are thrilled to provide students with a virtual learning environment to expand their horizons and learn more about the performing arts industry from local and national professionals," said director of programming and community engagement Amy Gosz. "We have seen how this program has built camaraderie between participating schools, encouraged high school students to work together to accomplish their goals and served as a public demonstration of the importance of arts opportunities in our communities."
The 2020-21 participating high schools include:
Ashwaubenon High School
Brillion High School
Denmark High School
De Pere High School
Fond du Lac High School
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Green Bay East High School
Green Bay Preble High School
Green Bay Southwest High School
Green Bay West High School
Hortonville High School
Kaukauna High School
Laconia High School
Little Chute High School
Luxemburg-Casco High School
Mishicot High School
Neenah High School
New London High School
Pulaski High School
St. Mary Catholic High School
Southern Door County High School
Valley Christian School
Weyauwega-Fremont High School
Winnebago Lutheran Academy
Watch for additional information about how each school plans to share their students’ talents and how you can support the arts in your local community to come throughout the school year.
The Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program is an educational initiative of the Fox Cities P.A.C. with support from corporate partner Fox Communities Credit Union.
Additional partners in this program include the Robert and Patricia Endries Family Foundation, Ltd., Nicolet National Bank, Angelo and Jennifer Ninivaggi, Schneider Foundation, WE Energies Foundation and Wipfli LLP.
Grant support for the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program is provided by the Jewelers Mutual Charitable Giving Fund within the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region.
Center programming is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and National Endowment for the Arts.
Programs like the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program are also supported in part by contributions to the Center's Annual Partner Campaign.
ABOUT FOX CITIES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and cultural education organization located in downtown Appleton, provides a premier venue for live performing arts. Since 2002, the Center has proudly served as a gathering place for the community to engage in educational opportunities while enhancing a greater understanding and appreciation of life through the live performing arts. The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center — Where the Arts Come Alive!