Upcoming Performances

Singing with a harmony uniquely their own, The Four Freshmen have enamored listeners world-wide for 65 years, while gaining recognition as one of the most influential vocal groups of all time. Their tight-knit sound inspired The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson, The Mamas & The Papas, Frankie Valli and the Manhattan Transfer.

It all started in 1948, when four college freshmen crafted a unique style of vocal harmony that soon caught the ear of the great bandleader Stan Kenton.  Kenton was responsible for bringing the Freshmen to Capitol Records, where they would eventually record 23 albums, thrusting them into the national spotlight.  In 65 years, The Freshmen have recorded over 75 albums, 70 top selling singles, and received 6 Grammy Nominations. The four have toured constantly since their inception, continuing to perform to sold out audiences around the globe.  As the faces changed through the years, the integrity of the sound created by the original guys has been meticulously maintained. Die-hard fans and former members alike have agreed that the current lineup: Brian Eichenberger, Curtis Calderon, Stein Malvey, and Bob Ferreira, are second to none.  While paying tribute to such classic Freshmen favorites as “Day By Day” and “Blue World,” the current group also continues to bring new arrangements to their live shows and recordings. Their latest record, Love Songs, features lush strings and an A-list Hollywood rhythm section. The Freshmen shine on brand new arrangements of quintessential standards such as “Stardust,” “On The Street Where You Live” and many others.  As four amazing musical talents, their show is one not to be missed! Whether accompanied by a big band, symphony orchestra or self-contained; their youth, vitality, and talent adds a modern twist of elegance to a time honored sound.

 

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Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
Student Ticket (<19): $10
Adult Ticket: $28
Senior Ticket (65+) $25

Missoula Children's Theater will be presenting, "Robin Hood" starring children from Middleton area schools.  A little red truck pulls into our town with everything it takes to mount a full-scale musical production...except the cast.  That's where the children of our community come in.  On Monday they are cast as characters.  By Saturday, they have gained character - the kind that really counts.

The time is simply long ago and the place is the magical, mythical Sherwood Forest. Our hero, Robin Hood, and his Merry Band of colorful characters seek the help of the Foresters, manage to waylay the Aristocrats and set out to rescue Maid Marion and Marion’s Maid. Prince John tries to stay calm as his Sheriff, guards and horsemen botch Robin’s arrest thanks to the aromatic Skunks. Wacky humor and an original score add to this fresh new look at a legendary outlaw in a legendary time.

Auditions for children grades K-12 will be held at the PAC in Middleton on Monday January 26, 2015 at 3:30pm. 

Shows are Saturday, January 31, 2:00 and 4:30 PM.

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Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 2:00pm, Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 4:30pm
Student Ticket (<19): $5
Adult Ticket: $10
Senior Ticket (65+) $10

 

In the early 60's some of the most iconic names in the history of popular music were discovered in the Motor City, better know simply as Motown.  Masters of Soul is a celebration of these artists, their music and their style. The show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed tributes to both male and female groups of the era. Masters of Soul's dynamic vocalists are backed by a band of seasoned musicians who have been performing together for decades.

 The audience will take the ultimate stroll down memory lane as they relive, or discover for the first time, the incredible harmonies and smooth moves made famous by many of the greatest recording acts of all-time, including The Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Four Tops, Diana Ross & The Supremes, The Jackson Five, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, The Commodores and many more! This high-energy show is perfect for audiences of all ages.

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Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 7:30pm
Student Ticket (<19): $10
Adult Ticket: $28
Senior Ticket (65+) $25

Beautiful, soaring Broadway favorites balanced with lively and heart-tugging Irish melodies and humor – this is “Galway to Broadway--Ciarán Sheehan & Friends.”

Dublin-born tenor Ciarán Sheehan, star of Broadway’s “Les Miserables” and “The Phantom of the Opera,” along with Sarah Pfisterer, who has played Christine in Phantom for over 1,000 performances, will perform timeless classics from the Emerald Isle, show stoppers from the Broadway stage and inspirational favorites when they bring “From Galway to Broadway” to the PAC. This production has toured across America and Ireland for four years, selling out venues including The National Concert Hall in Dublin, Ireland and New York's Carnegie Hall.

Bringing us back to his Irish roots, Ciaran will also be joined by Heather Martin Bixler, an award-winning violinist who has taught and performed Irish music throughout the United States, Canada, and Ireland. She will accompany Ciaran on such memorable Irish favorites as Danny Boy and When Irish Eyes are Smiling. 

Don’t miss this lovely evening of Broadway and Irish music and mirth!

 

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Saturday, April 11, 2015 - 7:30pm
Student Ticket (<19): $10
Adult Ticket: $28
Senior Ticket (65+) $25

 For the first time, The Friends of the Performing Arts Center are collaborating with Middleton Players Theatre and the Middleton Community Orchestra for an in concert production of CAROUSEL

Known as Rodgers and Hammerstein's favorite of all their collaborations, CAROUSEL tells the beautiful and heart-wrenching story of a young woman who falls in love with a roustabout carnival barker.  Based on Molnar's LILIOM and set against the backdrop of a New England coastal village at the turn of the 20th century, CAROUSEL features some of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most favored and beloved songs such as "If I Loved You" and "You'll Never Walk Alone".  Staging 50+ voices backed by 60 orchestra members will create a performance you will never forget.

 

 

TICKETS available beginning November 1, 2014

Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 7:30pm, Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 2:00pm
Student Ticket (<19): $25
Adult Ticket: $35
Senior Ticket (65+) $30