Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Reaches Record Number of Northeast Wisconsin Schools in Its Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) – The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (PAC) has announced which high schools in northeastern Wisconsin are participating in its Center Stage High School musical theater program for the 2022-23 season.

For the seventh consecutive year, the program offers local schools the opportunity to celebrate/support high school musical theater achievements while allowing students to develop their confidence, creativity and collaboration with others in the Northeast of Wisconsin.

“This season, more than ever, we are reminded of the importance and value of artistic opportunities in our communities to foster the dreams of our next generation,” said Program Director Amy Gosz.

This year, organizers say students will participate in workshops that include:

  • A marketing workshop with Jesus Christ Superstarthe marketing team.
  • A monologue workshop with actress Ginger Grace.
  • A dance workshop with local dance professionals.

Participating schools

PAC staff announced that there are a record 31 high schools participating in the Center Stage program this season. These schools include:

Appleton East High School
Once upon a time there was a mattress
November 4-6, 10-12, 2022
Mishicot High School
Mama Mia!
November 4-6, 2022
Ashwaubenon Secondary School
guys and dolls
November 18-20, 25-26, 2022
Neenah High School
Anastasia: the musical
October 12-16, 2022
Brillion High School
Joseph and the Incredible Technicolor Dream Coat
November 3-6, 10-12, 2022
Distribution A: November 3, 5, 11-12, 2022
Distribution B: November 4, 6, 10, 12, 2022
New London High School
by Disney The beauty and the Beast
November 4-6, 2022
Chilton High School
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
November 3, 5-6, 2022
Academy of Our Lady of the Bay
by Disney The little Mermaid
January 19-22, 2023
Denmark High School
by Disney News
November 4-6, 11-13, 2022
Oshkosh North High School
Big fish
February 16-19, 2023
De Pere High School
by Disney The little Mermaid
November 17-19, 2022
Oshkosh West High School
The musical SpongeBob SquarePants
January 26-29, 2023
West De Pere Secondary School
Show title to announce
February 23-25, 2023
Preble High School
The Addams Family
November 11-12, 18-19, 2022
Fond du Lac High School
Rodgers + Hammerstein Cinderella
November 3-6, 2022
Pulaski High School
Shrek the Musical
February 11-12, 18-19, 2023
Fox Valley Lutheran Secondary School
Anastasia: the musical
March 3-5, 2023
Shawano Community High School
by Ronald Dahl Mathilde the musical
February 2-5, 2023
Green Bay East High School
by Disney News
November 4-5, 11-12, 2022
South Gate High School
The Addams Family
November 4-6, 10-12, 2022
Distribution A: November 4, 6, 11, 2022
Distribution B: November 5, 10, 12, 2022
Green Bay Southwest High School
Bring it on the musical
December 2-3, 8-10, 2022
St. Francis Xavier High School
The sound of music
November 3-5, 9, 11-12, 2022
Green Bay West High School
Show title to announce
March 9-11, 2023
St. Mary’s Catholic Secondary School
Once upon a time there was a mattress
March 9-12, 2023
Hortonville High School
The Addams Family
November 10-13, 2022
Distribution A: November 10, 12, 2022
Distribution B: November 11, 13, 2022
Two Rivers High School
The musical SpongeBob SquarePants
November 11-13, 2022
Kaukauna High School
Show title to announce
March 9-11, 2023
Weyauwega-Fremont High School
Once upon a time there was a mattress
November 4-6, 2022
Little Chute High School
Rodgers + Hammerstein Cinderella
November 10-12, 2022
Winnebago Lutheran Academy
The music man
November 10-13, 2022
Luxembourg-Casco high school
Mama Mia!
February 17-19, 2023
As of 09/26/2022

When and where to buy Grand Final tickets

The program will have its grand finale with a red carpet, Tony Awards-style showcase, at PAC on May 6, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.

Staff advise that tickets for the Center Stage High School Musical Theater Showcase go on sale Wednesday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. You can purchase them at the Fox Cities PAC box office in person, by phone at (920) 730-3760, through Ticketmaster online, or by phone at (800) 982-2787.