2017-2018 Performance Series

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The Dustbowl Revival with Shakewell
Friday, October 13th/Panida/7:00 pm/$20/$15/$10

POAC partners with Mattox Farm Productions to present The Dustbowl Revival, whose joyous Americana soul vibes won them “the best live band in LA” recognition by LA Weekly. One night only with Missoula’s Shakewell as the opening act, thumping out funk and soul to get the party started.

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Walden: The Ballad of ThoreauWalden
Friday, November 17th/Heartwood/7:00 pm/$15/$11/$5
Saturday, November 18th/Heartwood/7:00 pm/$15/$11/$5

POAC partners with Unknown Locals Productions to present Walden by Michael Johnathon. Equal parts charmingly funny and sincerely serious, the two-act play discusses our relationship with the environment through the banter between Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson during Thoreau’s last days at Walden Pond. The performance will feature local actors and student set and costume designers.

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Eugene Ballet’s The NutcrackerNutcracker
Sunday, December 3rd/Panida/7:00 pm/$30/$25/$12

It’s a time-honored community tradition and a kick-off to the Holiday Season when local ballet students join Eugene Ballet Company’s professional dancers onstage in Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet.

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Klondike: The Last AdventureKlondike
Friday, January 26th/Heartwood/7:00 pm/$15/$11/$5

This live storytelling performance is based on real events and tells the tale of Eliza, a young woman who braves the perilous journey to the Yukon in search of gold and opportunity. Her resilience and motivations are repeatedly tested in “the last great adventure” of 1897, includes historical photos and video presentation.

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Montreal Guitare TrioMontreal Guitare Trio
Sunday, February 11th/Panida/7:30 pm/$25/$20/$10

The virtuosic classical guitar trio of Marc Morin, Glenn Levésque, and Sébastien Dufour pay tribute to the great composers of Spanish music, including Paco de Lucia and Manuel de Falla, in their Danzas concert.

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Celebration of Community: WellspringCelebration of Community
Friday, March 23rd/Heartwood/7:00 pm/$20/$13/$10

For the first time, the Pend Oreille Arts Council presents a showcase of some of the best underexposed local musical talent. We will toast the hardworking performing artists with a reception preceding the performance.

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Missoula Children’s Theatre: Aladdinaladdin_Full-Color
Saturday, April 28th/Panida/2:00 pm/$15/$5
Saturday, April 28th/Panida/6:00 pm/$15/$5

Over 50 local students join two teaching artists onstage for this year’s creative retelling of the story of Aladdin. Songs, dance routines and spoken lines are all learned in a week of rehearsals. You will be amazed at this performance. It’s an entertaining experience for the whole family.

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All POAC events are family-friendly and suitable for those of all ages.

Past Performances


2016-2017 Performing Arts Series

  • Perla Batalla’s “House of Cohen”
  • Native Vision “Living Voices”
  • Eugene Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”
  • Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
  • Rob Verdi’s Take 5
  • Women of the World
  • Missoula Children’s Theartre “Gulliver’s Travels

2016 City Beach Series

  • Marty Perron & Doug Bond
  • Our Famous Belly Dancers feat. guests from Hawaii
  • Sandpoint Jr. Fiddlers
  • Rough Shod
  • Poppy Band
  • Patrice Webb
  • Beth Pedersen & Betsy Hammet
  • Kevin Dorin
  • Mary Gore

2015-2016 Performing Arts Series

  • Utah Ballroom Dance Company’s Dancing With Our Stars
  • Men of Worth & Bridges Home
  • The Andy Hackbarth Band
  • Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker
  • Music Conservatory of Sandpoint’s Opera Trio
  • Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Rumpelstiltskin  
  • Young Audiences New York’s Literature to Life The Secret Life of Bees   
  • DakhaBrakha

2014-2015 Performing Arts Series

  • Air Force Wild West Winds
  • Bluestreak
  • Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker
  • Utah Ballroom Dance Company’s Dancing With Our Stars
  • American Place Theatre’s The Kite Runner
  • Missoula Children’s Theatre’s The Princess and the Pea
  • Moira Smiley                                                                                                                           

2013-2014 Performing Arts Series

  • Blaze & Kelly
  • Jason Farnham
  • Maria in the Shower
  • Missoula Children’s Theatre’s The Secret Garden
  • Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker
  • American Place Theatre’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

2012-2013 Performing Arts Series

  • Glenn Miller Orchestra
  • International Guitar Night
  • Cadenza Artists’ Laurie Rubins opera
  • Matt Anderson
  • Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Tortoise and the Hare
  • Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker
  • Taiko On Ensemble

2011-2012 Performing Arts Series

  • Soul Street Dance Co.
  • Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker
  • The Good Lovelies
  • Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Pied Piper
  • Trey McIntyre Project

2010-2011 Performing Arts Series

  • Lula Washington Dance Theatre
  • Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker
  • Chamber Orchestra Kremlin
  • Missoula Children’s Theatre’s The Jungle Book
  • Laura Love
  • SOLAS
  • The Handsome Little Devils

2009-2010 Performing Arts Series

  • Mud Bay Jugglers
  • Tien Hsieh
  • Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker
  • Kusun Ensemble
  • Los Pinguos
  • Calo Flamenco
  • Missoula Children’s Theatre’s King Arthur

2008-2009 Performing Arts Series

  • Ache’ Brasil
  • Bottom Line Duo
  • Casey MacGILL’s
  • Chinese Acrobats
  • Moscow Cat Theater
  • Dutch Swing Fever
  • Eugene Ballet’s The Nutcracker
  • Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Pinocchio

2007-2008 Performing Arts Series

  • The Alley Cats
  • Ballet Idaho’s The Nutcracker
  • Crooked Road
  • Tom Rush
  • Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Robinson Crusoe
  • Carl Rosa Opera’s HMS Pinafore: The Musical

2006-2007 Performing Arts Series

  • The Barra MacNeils
  • Big Band Broadcast
  • Ballet Idaho’s The Nutcracker
  • Cantabile: The London Quartet
  • John Jorgensen
  • Missoula Children’s Theatre’s The Little Mermaid
  • Ballet Gran Folklorico de Mexico
  • Lady Smith Black Mamabazo
  • MonTango