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The Janesville Performing Arts Center is Rock County’s dedicated artistic and cultural center for the community. From musical theater to classical music, JPAC has performances for everyone! JPAC is the home of several “resident groups” that produce fantastic performances throughout the year.
Second City Hits Home 1:30 pm
Second City Hits Home @ Janesville Performing Arts Center
Mar 7 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
JPAC – Live on Main Street Series Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theatre makes its debut at JPAC with “The Second City Hits Home” a new show featuring hilarious sketches, songs, and improvisation about Janesville as well as material from the famed Second City archives. This is a must see night of comedy featuring some of Chicago’s brightest comedy stars. Doing what they do best, The Second City finds laughs in everything from Janesville’s history, events and hot button issues to headlines from Janesville and mixes these with a generous portion of classic Chicago-style sketch and improv created by some of Second City’s most lauded alumni including Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more.
LAVINIA 7:00 pm
LAVINIA @ Janesville Performing Arts Center
Mar 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
7:00pm – 8:45pm (including a 15 minute intermission) with a Talk Back scheduled immediately after the show Lavinia, by Madison playwright Betty Diamond, explores what it took for Goodell to overcome this challenge and to open the opportunity of the legal profession to all future generations of Wisconsin women. Working with a key group of supporters, including the Speaker of the Assembly, Goodell helped prompt introduction of legislation that prohibited gender-based discrimination in bar admissions. The legislation was signed into law on March 22, 1877, and Goodell’s second application for admission to the bar was approved by the Supreme Court on April 22, 1879. Goodell died the following March at age 40, but her hard-won victory made it possible for women to be admitted to practice law before the Supreme Court. Funded in part by the Wisconsin Humanities Council, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the State of Wisconsin.