UPAF Shines the Spotlight on the 2019-20 Performing Arts Season

UPAF | September 3, 2019

MILWAUKEE (Sept. 3, 2019) For the third year in a row, the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) is earmarking September as Performing Arts Month to celebrate the 2019-20 season. A free sampling of UPAF Member Group performances will be open to the public at the new Saint Kate Arts Hotel and during Historic Milwaukee’s Doors Open in the Northwestern Mutual Tower.

“While UPAF takes center stage during our spring fundraising campaign, it has become a well-received tradition to showcase the amazing and distinct offerings of our ‘Milwaukee-made’ Member Groups each fall,” said Deanna Tillisch, UPAF president & CEO. “We are fortunate to have these local assets for people throughout the region to enjoy. UPAF is excited to offer free samples of the performing arts throughout September for individuals of all ages to get a sneak peek of what our Member Groups have planned for 2019-20.”

Schedule of Performing Arts Month Season Sampler Performances:

Mondays at the Saint Kate Arts Hotel – The ARC Theatre

139 E. Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee

Theatre opens at 5:30 p.m.; program begins at 6 p.m.

·         Sept. 9: Next Act Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater and Skylight Music Theatre

·         Sept. 16: Florentine Opera Company, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre and Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

·         Sept. 23: First Stage, Milwaukee Ballet and Renaissance Theaterworks

Historic Milwaukee’s Doors Open – Northwestern Mutual Tower

805 E. Mason St., Milwaukee

Saturday, Sept. 28 – near the Giving Gallery

·         10:45 – 11:15 a.m.: Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO)

·         11:30 a.m. – Noon: Danceworks

·         12:15 – 12:45 p.m.: Bel Canto Chorus

·         1 – 1:30 p.m.: Present Music 

About UPAF

The United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) has been setting the stage since 1967 by providing critical investment in our region’s vibrant performing arts scene. UPAF’s mission is to secure community resources, promote the performing arts as a regional asset and improve the quality of life through responsible investment in and financial support of the performing arts in Southeastern Wisconsin. In 2018 UPAF raised more than $12 million to support the area’s performing arts environment. UPAF proudly bears Charity Navigator’s highest distinction for nonprofits – a four-star rating – and is the No. 1 united arts fund in the country in terms of dollars raised.

As an umbrella organization, UPAF supports a breadth of performing arts groups that collectively offer something for everyone through its 14 Member Groups and numerous Affiliates. More than one million people are touched each year through performances, educational outreach, special events and community partnerships.

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