Last winter Western Plains Arts Association celebrated the 50th Anniversary Season with a special anniversary concert. Shortly afterward, restrictions placed forth by COVID 19 concerns ended the season a couple months early. Taking into account both the need for live performances and any remaining social distancing guidelines in place within each member community, WPAA hosts asks that attendees set together within households with at least six feet distance from others. Anyone feeling ill, especially if running a temperature, should remain home.
There is some more good news as WPAA announces a tentative schedule for our 51st Season, Sept. 2020-May 2021. Those performers who were canceled are back on the calendar for the new season, along with a host of new and returning performers. Approximately 20 public or school performances are planned again this season. With family tickets at $110, adult tickets at $50, and student tickets at just $15 for the entire season, WPAA Season tickets are still an economical means of enjoying quality performing arts throughout our member communities from St. Francis to Quinter and from Sharon Springs to Oberlin..
Board members are presently visiting area businesses for various levels of season sponsorships. Sponsorships begin at just $200 annually with some benefactors contributing in excess of $1500. Sponsorship sales end no later than July 30th.
The tentative programs are:
Sunday, Sept. 13, The Diamonds, 50s Rock legends, Oakley.
Sunday, Sept. 27, Lezlee & Paul, Atwood.
Sunday, Oct. 11, Marimbas Sol de Chiapas, Hoxie.
Oct. 12-14 Wichita Children’s Theatre “Alice in Wonderland” in area schools: Oakley, Goodland, Colby, Winona, Sharon Springs, St. Francis and Quinter.
Sunday, Oct. 25, The Denver Brass and baritone Steven Taylor, Colby.
Sunday, Nov. 1. Letters from Home ,dancing, singing and comedy, Colby.
Sunday, Nov. 15, Bar D Wranglers, western swing and cowboy music, Colby.
Sunday, Dec. 13, America’s Sweethearts, ‘40s era holiday show, Oakley.
Programs tentatively scheduled for 2021 include, Michael Fitzsimmons Drums of the World, Nashville Legacy, The New Odyssey Guy, master of 10 instruments, Ball in the House, The Duttons, Branson family show, Bettman & Halpin, Back to the ‘70s Tributes, Pride of the Prairie Orchestra, and Church Basement Ladies “You Smell Barn.” A complete list of the times, dates, and locations can be found at www.wppa.us.
All Sunday performances begin at 3 p.m. Central even if hosted in the Mountain time zone 3 p.m. Central (2 p.m. Mountain). School hosted performance times vary and are intended for enjoyment of students.
Season tickets may be purchased at any performance.
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