JPAC – Culver’s Family Series Laugh your heads off as funny man Bob Kann presents jolting juggling, mesmerizing magic, silly storytelling, and much more. Drawing material from thirty-two years of experience performing comedy as a family entertainer, Bob presents an entertainment extravaganza guaranteed to tickle audiences’ funny bones and spark their imaginations. Why did the giant name both of her sons “Ed?” Because she thought two “Eds” were better than one!
Janesville Little Theatre An Off-Broadway success, this very funny, yet very touching play focuses on the lives of four mentally handicapped men who live in a communal residence under the watchful eye of a sincere, but increasingly despairing, social worker. Filled with humor, the play is also marked with compassion and understanding. Mingled with scenes from the daily lives of these four, where “little things” sometimes become momentous (and often very funny), are moments of great poignancy when, with touching effectiveness, we are reminded that the handicapped, like the rest of us, want only to love and laugh and find some meaning and purpose in the brief time that they, like their more fortunate brothers, are allotted on this earth.
JPAC’s Education and Outreach program is excited to offer a series of new master classes and workshops for ages 14 and older. These workshops are aimed at promoting continuing education in the arts and are co-presented with Bower City Theatre Company. The second course scheduled to be offered at JPAC is Live Sound and will take place on November 8th and 9th from 1pm-5pm at the Janesville Performing Arts Center located at 408 S. Main Street. The Participation Fee for the course is $30.00 and participants will learn a practical and fun skill! This intensive, weekend course is designed for those who want to work with live sound in a theatrical, church, concert, or recording venue. You will become familiar with: the basics science of live sound; how to set up and operate professional equipment used in theatre, concerts, and recording, how to mix on a large-scale console with outboard gear, how to use effects and process dynamics. This class will be instructed by Michael Stalsberg, JPAC Technical Director – Michael has been designing and mixing sound for over 14 years, some of his favorite theatrical design credits include The Full Monty, Footloose, Miss Saigon, & The Music Man. Mike has provided audio and lighting services for artists and groups including Tony Bennett, Buckcherry, Taylor Swift, Dierks Bentley, Sugarland, The Decemberists, and Common among many others. Area theatre affiliations include Theatre Unlimited, Inc., Janesville Schools, UW Rock County, New Court Theatre, JLT, as well as others. Mike is the technical director of the Janesville Performing Arts Center, producer at North Grant Productions, and vice president of the Stage One theater company. Michael’s previous Live Sound Master Class at JPAC was an overwhelming success. This class is a response to the many requests we have received to offer this workshop again. The Master Class Program at JPAC is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. State grants are awarded through a competitive process. This grant indicated that the Janesville Performing Arts Center provides a high level of quality in its programs, community outreach and administration. The Wisconsin Arts Board is the state agency that nurtures creativity, cultivates expression, promotes the arts, supports the arts in education, stimulates community and economic development and serves as a resource for people of every culture and heritage in Wisconsin’s communities.