Louder than Words Documentary Screening JPAC Local Talent Month January 5, 7:30pm Tickets: $5 Seven years in the making, Louder Than Words, a feature length documentary film, follows two families as they deal with the struggles and controversy involved in trying to break the barriers between the hearing and deaf worlds for the benefit of their children. It is the story of how the controversial procedure, the cochlear implant, has created opportunities for some deaf individuals but has also drawn the resentment of much of the deaf community. Composed by local Janesville Resident Matthew Hollingsworth, who will hold a 15 minute talk back at the conclusion of the screening.
The GARY Band JPAC Local Talent Month January 6, 7:30pm Tickets: $10 Acoustic trio, Gary, showcases the musical talents of Marques Johnson, Jordan Story and Brian Matteson. Formed in 2012, Gary brings a unique sound to the Southern Wisconsin area, basing their approach on vocal harmonies and tasteful guitar work. With all members of the band sharing the duties of vocals, guitar, and percussion, Gary is able to play a diverse selection of music including classic and modern Pop, Rock, Folk and more. Combining individual studio albums with years of performing and touring experience, each member adds their own flavor to the group. With original songs and recordings in the works, Gary is captivating audiences within the local music scene.
Janesville’s Musical Comedy Troupe JPAC Local Talent Month January 20, 7:30pm Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Students Janesville’s Musical Comedy Troupe is a comical, unscripted theatrical improv show. Local improvisers will pick suggestions from the audience and turn around and create a spontaneous “Musical” filled with humor and music backed by live musicians. It’s the ultimate night of spur-of-the-moment creativity!