Warren Miller PAC: Family-friendly fall season

Mix of touring acts and local productions come to Big Sky stage Oct. 4-Dec. 11

On Stage

The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center (WMPAC), located in Big Sky’s Gallatin Canyon, announces a fall season lineup Oct. 4-Dec. 11 that’s ideal for families and kids of all ages. Four touring acts will land in Big Sky, along with three homegrown productions rounding out the season.

A cappella quartet Kings Return performs at Warren Miller PAC.
A cappella quartet Kings Return performs at Warren Miller PAC.

Jack London’s classic endurance tale comes to Big Sky at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, for a family-friendly performance of the classic novel, Call of the Wild. This multimedia adventure blends storytelling and projected illustrations to share the story of Buck, a family dog who is kidnapped and sold to brutal gold miners during the Alaskan gold rush.

Next, WMPAC presents Kings Return at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. A vocal band of brothers, the Texas-based a cappella group formed in 2016 avoids the confines of a single genre with a sound proudly born of gospel, jazz, R&B/soul, and classical music. “The name Kings Return is a reflection of ourselves,” say band members. “We are kings who go forth to conquer, but most importantly we return to give back to our community.”

Audiences of all ages will thrill to the jaw-dropping antics of The Great Dubois as they take the stage at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26. The high-energy two-person circus troupe showcases feats of juggling, hula hoops, unicycle, aerial, circus stunts, contortion, and magic, all tied up with comedic audience interaction. Performers have been featured in Hugh Jackman’s hit movie The Greatest Showman and Late Night with David Letterman, among other national appearances.

Montana Shakespeare in the Parks presents the “The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged (Revised)” at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6. This fast-firing comedy romps through all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in just 87 minutes. London’s longest- running comedy takes audiences on a family-friendly, hysterical, and highly abridged version of every single one of the Bard’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in the length of a normal play.

Rounding out the fall season are three offerings by Big Sky’s impressive local talent. Always a favorite, Big Sky Community Theater features area friends and family trodding the boards at WMPAC. The troupe will perform the murder-mystery “Clue,” based on the popular board game, at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11-12.

WMPAC also hosts Her Gift, Her Creation, highlighting the talented women of Big Sky in a pre-holiday variety show at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3; and  Lone Peak High School thespians will kick the season into high gear with their rollicking production of “Elf,” 4 p.m. Dec. 10-11.

Advanced tickets and packages for all Fall Season shows are available online at warrenmillerpac.org.