THANK YOU 2016/2017
Thank you for an incredible Winter Season at WMPAC! Stay tuned for upcoming off-season and summer events!
Saturday, December 27th
Wonderheads Present: Loon
WONDERHEADS is a multi-award winning physical theatre company specializing in mask performance and exquisite visual storytelling.
January 9th and January 10th
Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Co.
In the wake of the enormous success of the Second City in the Debut Season, WMPAC presents 2 Nights of Improv Comedy in its 2nd Winter Season.
Saturday, January 17th
Take 6 is the most awarded vocal group in history (10 Grammy Awards, 10 Dove Awards, a Soul Train Award, and more). Heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!”
Sunday, February 8th
Big Sky Commission
The Warren Miller Performing Arts Center commissioned the Montana composer Philip Aaberg to compose a new piece of music dedicated to the WMPAC and Big Sky.
Saturday, February 14th
The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble is much more than a dance company. It is a crucible of inspiration and ideas, a coming together of creative minds, which push themselves to the limits of their abilities.
February 26th, 27th, and 28th
Sojourn Theatre Presents: How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes
Founded in 1999, Sojourn Theatre is an award-winning ensemble theatre company comprised of 15 artists who live in 8 cities and perform together around the nation.
Saturday, March 7th
Jad Abumrad, “Gut Churn”
While working on staff at WNYC, Jad Abumrad began tinkering with an idea for a new kind of radio program...
Friday, March 20th
Two to Tango: Pablo Ziegler and Christopher O’Riley
Pablo Ziegler and Christopher O’Riley, having toured nationally the critically acclaimed Los Tangueros, partner again in 14/15 on an adventurous new program.
November 3rd, 2014
Arthur Benjamin – Mathemagician
Human Calculator, Arthur Benjamin, recently featured on The Colbert Report and author of several books, including Secrets of Mental Math, where he shares his secrets for rapid mental calculation.
October 24th, 2014
Tribes of the Medicine Wheel Country
Featuring three tribal members of the Medicine Wheel Country, this free event focuses on contemporary Native American issues in our surrounding region.
October 3rd, 2014
HATCH is a community, movement, and a series of experiences designed to ACTIVATE CREATIVITY to HATCH a better world.
July 19th, 2014
Twin Sky Summer Dance Intensive
A contemporary ballet and modern training program for professional dancers and advanced students, the Twin Sky Summer Dance Intensive is the pilot summer residency program for the WMPAC.
June 27th, 2014
Now in its 5th year, Big Sky Broadway presents the classic musical “Annie.” With 34 Big Sky local kids performing, the show will be like nothing else! Big Sky Broadway began in 2010 and presents a show every year in June.
March 29th, 2014
Mark Applebaum: on the Frontiers of Music
A composer and performer, Mark Applebaum garnered nearly half a million views during a TED talk when he provocatively declared Beethoven to be ‘boring.’
March 8th, 2014
David Mason & Tami Haaland with Martha Scanlan
Words are Colorado Poet Laureate David Mason’s instrument, and he plays them with the skill of a master. As the poet laureate, Mason is visits all different communities for readings, each time recruiting local poets to the stage alongside him.
March 1st, 2014
Antonii Baryshevskyi: Setting the Keys on Fire
On his annual trek to Germany for a two-week composition retreat, WMPAC Artistic Director John Zirkle heard Baryshevski play and almost immediately began work getting the Visa for the Ukrainian pianist to come to WMPAC.
February 20th, 2014
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet: Celebrating an American Icon
The Brubeck Brothers Quartet is an exciting jazz ensemble featuring two members of one of America’s most accomplished musical families, Dan Brubeck (drums,) and Chris Brubeck (bass & trombone.)
February 15th, 2014
The Moth Mainstage: True Stories Told Live
Yes, it’s true: the New York sensation that the Wall Street Journal calls “New York’s hottest and hippest literary ticket,” is coming to Big Sky.
February 1st, 2014
Exhibition Opening: Painted Pixels, Shifting Sands
Local animator Corrie Francis Parks tells stories through grains of sand. Her fluid animation maintains an organic connection to natural materials while fully integrating digital technology.
January 25th, 2014
The Portland Cello Project: Genre-Crossing Genre Cellists
The Portland Cello Project is pursuing its three-fold mission: To bring cellos to places they’ve never seen before, to play music on cellos you haven’t heard them play.
January 11th, 2014
The Second City: 50 Years of Funny
Will the next Tina Fey, Bill Murray or Stephen Colbert be on the stage of the WMPAC? It is impossible to know, but given the incredible success of these and many other Second City alumni, the odds are very good.
Saturday, March 28th
James Sewell Ballet
James Sewell Ballet was founded in New York City by James Sewell and Sally Rousse and brought to Minnesota in 1993.
Saturday, July 18th
Twin Sky Dance Intensive
A two-week high-altitude training and performance experience for aspiring dancers of the highest caliber and a career development opportunity for dance professionals.
Saturday, July 25th
Big Sky Choral Initiative
Professional vocal training through a seven-day immersion in postmodern choral music with one of the nation's most lauded new music ensembles and its internationally recognized conductor.
Saturday, August 1st
Big Sky Theater Workshop
A rigorous six-day acting program combining top level performance training with new play development, led by working Broadway professionals.
Friday, May 1st, 7:00 P.M.
The National Geographic Explorer Jonathan Waterman presents the Evolution of an Adventurer. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday & Friday, May 21st - 22nd
Lone Peak High School presents the musical Pippin by Stephen Schwartz.
Sunday, September 27th
From the Top
NPR's critically acclaimed "From the Top" live national radio broadcast with host Christopher O'Riley featuring talented young classical musicians from the Northern Rockies.
Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th
Now in its sixth year of summer fun, Big Sky Broadway presents Mary Poppins on the WMPAC Stage with a cast of all-star local performers!
Saturday, August 8th
Classical Music Festival
The Classical Music Festival presents world-class artists in the mountains while audience members experience a musical conversation between Beethoven and Brahms.
Friday, August 28th
Chuck Suchy and Scott Kirby
Chuck Suchy and Scott Kirby send out the summer at WMPAC with an evening of songs from the Northern Plains and stunning visual art.
Friday, October 23rd
Dr. Zorba Paster presents on all of our health in an enlightening examination of the human condition.
Sunday, October 25th
MSU Symphony Orchestra
Under the direction of Tobin Stewart, Montana State University presents a concert of music for the Fall, featuring works by Rachmaninoff, Sibelius, Gould, and Smetana.
Sunday, November 8th
The wildly popular and Bozeman-based Percussion Ensemble presents an evening of quirky time combos to keep feet tapping through the off-season.
Handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic motifs, and live sound manipulation. Immersive theatrical stories. Transforming the experience of attending the cinema and imbuing it with liveness, ingenuity, and theatricality.
Spellbinding short stories by established and emerging writers take on a new life when they are performed by stars of the stage and screen.
This Carnegie Hall bound quirky percussion ensemble is "an exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam." (The New Yorker)
Volo by Diavolo
Architecture in motion - Diavolo reinvents dance, re-imagines theater, and redefines thrills.
"I want to use every day to propel our music forward and further and wider and louder and softer, and every way it can possibly go." (founder David Harrington)
The Arts Council of Big Sky presents International Guitar Night
"One of the most important showcases for contemporary finger stylists." - San Francisco Chronicle
"Dark, lyrical and occasionally luminous...transcendent by the end." (Houston Arts Week)
An American phenomenon, famous for conversational, witty, quirky, tender and profound observation on the everyday.
The Arts Council of Big Sky presents Solas: All These Years
"The finest Celtic ensemble this country has ever produced." - The Boston Globe
James Sewell Ballet
"A polished gem...one of American ballet's most inventive choreographers...different and unpredictable...this is the company to see." (The New York Times)
Jitro Czech Girls’ Choir
The best young singers you will ever hear.
Thursday, May 26th and Friday, May 27th
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Drowsy Chaperone is the 3rd Musical in the history of Lone Peak High School, and features all local talent from Big Sky!
Friday, June 24 and Saturday, June 25
Big Sky Broadway – Beauty and the Beast
Big Sky Broadway's seventh summer show
Saturday, July 16th
Twin Sky Dance Intensive
The Twin Sky Summer Dance Intensive returns with James Sewell Ballet and 15 Dance Fellows from around the nation.
Saturday, July 23rd
Big Sky Choral Initiative
The Big Sky Choral Initiative brings together Donald Nally, Ted Hearne, The Crossing choir, and vocal & composition fellows from around the nation to create new music.
Saturday, July 30th
Big Sky Theater Workshop
The Big Sky Theater Workshop brings together a cohort of Broadway professionals and acting & playwright fellows from around the nation to create new theatrical work in the mountains.
Friday, August 12th
Big Sky Classical Music Festival
Sixth annual festival returns to Big Sky!
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
National Geographic Live! Living With Wolves
Sunday, December 4th
The Nutcracker presented by the Arts Council of Big Sky
Join us for this annual presentation of the Tchaikovsky classic, featuring guest dancers from the Atlanta Ballet, Montana Ballet Company and Big Sky Dance students.
Saturday, February 4th
Kaia Kater presented by Arts Council of Big Sky
Often praised for her capacity to sound new and old at once, Kaia anchors her music in the space where tradition and innovation intersect.
Saturday, February 11th
Russia Through the Ages
An evening of visual arts, multi-media experiences, and a live presentation from Big Sky-Based Artist Dasha Bough. Free admission, and Russian-style beverages and food accompany the experience.
Thursday, December 29th
On the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, and ready to burst onto the stage with the RED AND GREEN SHOW!
Friday, February 17th
Iran and Tonga: Documentary Travel Photography
An evening of documentary travel photography and candid conversation from Iran and Tonga with Montana photographers Tori Pintar and David Clumpner.
Saturday, January 7th
Roomful of Teeth
Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy-winning vocal project dedicated to the expressive potential of the human voice.
Saturday/Sunday, January 21/22
The Winter’s Tale
Stars of Broadway and Television come to Big Sky to present world-class theater.
Saturday, January 28th
Speakers come together for a special evening of Big Ideas under the Big Sky. Only 100 Tickets available.
Saturday, February 18th
Mike Super, Magic & Illusion
Mike Super’s life has been characterized by an obsession and passion for magic.
Sunday, February 26th
International Guitar Night presented by Arts Council of Big Sky
Gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt will be joined by three new, incredibly dynamic guitar musicians.
Friday, March 3rd
Reggie Watts is a one-of-a-kind wonder; musician, artist and comedian at the intersection of genius.
Friday, March 10th
Hiromi: The Trio Project
Pianist/composer Hiromi has a creative energy that expands the boundaries of classical, jazz, and pop, electrifying audiences and critics across the globe.
Saturday, March 18th
James Sewell Ballet
Big Sky's favorite Ballet Company returns for their 7th performance on the WMPAC Stage with exhilarating new choreography.
Saturday, March 25th
ISHMAEL is a contemporary stage adaption of Melville's hallowed tale of the white whale: Moby Dick. Featuring musical accompaniment by pickers and fiddlers from the bluegrass band "Pert Near Sandstone."
Saturday, April 1st
The Grand Rescue: Reception & Screening
A film that celebrates the storied history of National Park Service climbing rangers, featuring a harrowing three-day rescue on the Grand Teton in 1967.