PAE exists to provide high quality arts education and performance opportunities in the community for all people. We only survive because of YOU. Thank you for supporting your local arts.
Established in 2011 as a 501c3 charitable non-profit arts organization. PAE produces 2-4 performance seasons per year of high energy music theme revue shows, some with live bands, as well as musical theatre shows, & dinner show options.
PAE is here to entertain YOU, whether it be for a business celebration or a fun night out with family and friends! Our current venue is in the heart of the holyland-Mt. Calvary, WI, @ Maximillian's. Check out 'Tickets' at the top of the page or pae.ticketleap.com for our upcoming season show info. Dinner shows and show only options available.
Our current venue offers dinner shows as well as show only options. For those wanting to wine and dine before the entertainment, you have 90 minutes of food and hospitality service before show time. The table is yours for the evening. Round tables seat up to a party of 8. If your party is less than that you will feel a sense of community as you share your family style served meal together. Menu selection, food & hospitality service and your dessert (held for digestion until served at intermission;), is brought to you by Red Cabin at Green Acres-an award winning local restaurant just ten minutes away from our venue. RCGA stays in house with us for your evening festivities. If you opt out of dinner, no worries, our venue has a full service bar, bar seating during the show, or rows of chairs seated as close to the stage as the tables of diners. For seating chart click on our 'Tickets.'
Q: When is the next show?
Always check on our Events part of the page or click on 'Tickets' to get our most current information about upcoming seasons.
Q: How do I get a ticket?
There are 3 ways to order your tickets once you've decided on which show date to attend (we always have more than one option;) 1. Book now online by clicking on 'Tickets,' 2. Call RCGA (our food & hospitality providers) at 920-906-9110, or stop in at RCGA Wed.-Sunday 11am-4pm to pick up your tickets-W2701 4th St, Fond du Lac, WI 54937.
Q: Do I have to purchase my ticket in advance?
Dinner show patrons must pre-purchase tickets no later than 48 hours before show date in order to have ample time for food prep. Show only ticket pre-purchasing is highly recommended, however not required. Show only tickets, in fact, can be bought at door the night of for a couple dollars more.
Q: How big is this theater?
Maximillian's is a hall with a built in stage. The open floor is a dining hall set up with 16 round tables (4 rows of 4 tables) as well as sections of chairs and a row of bar seating. PAE can sell a total of 196 tickets per show night to be exact. It is a more intimate setting, which is highly preferred for most patrons since there really isn't an area that is a 'bad seat,' or a 'partially obstructed view' of all the action;) To view the seating chart click on 'Tickets.'
Q: How long are these performances?
It varies depending on each season, ranging from 90 minutes including intermission to 150 minutes, averaging at 100 minutes from show start to finish. Now, if you are a diner, you have booked an entire experience with us as you dine prior to showtime. Some patrons enjoy this atmosphere for more than 6 hours for the night:) Pick your pleasure.
Q: Do you have gluten free options for diners?
RCGA absolutely will accommodate any food allergies by fixing a plate specific to your needs. Simply call 920-960-9357 after purchasing your ticket to let us know and we will give the chef a heads up!
Q: When do the doors open to the show?
One of the cool features about our venue is that show only patrons can come as early as diners since there is a gathering room with a full bar separate from the dining hall. Venue doors to the bar area open at 5pm for evening performances, and noon for matinee performances. Doors to get to your seats open at 90 minutes before show time for dinner show patrons, 30 minutes for show only patrons.
Q: How long is intermission?
15-20 minutes, which is enough time for diners to be served their included dessert and for others to refresh their spirits.
Q: Is there handicap accessibility?
Yes, there is an elevator which is accessible by entering the back doors of the venue. The elevator will open directly into the dining hall. Please note that the front entrance of the venue has 5 stairs up before entering the main bar/ gathering area. Please call 920-753-2853 for accommodations.
'The show last night was great! What was I most impressed with????THE CHOREOGRAPHY was fascinating. The HARMONIES were awesome as well! The sound system was right on the money…no feedback….i could hear everyone…and it was flawless.'
'Thank you for the great show last night. On the way out the door, our son said "I think that was the best one yet". It's very cool to hear that from a 12 year old boy. On the way home our kids were both asking about Motown- what is it, where is the name from, etc. It made me stop and think about what we are able to expose them to through your shows. They can appreciate a world they might not ever know existed, if not for seeing live performances.'
'Great music & dancing - musical direction, sound. All Marvelous!!' - Anonymous
'Keep up the great work! Always a fantastic show.'
When you book a dinner show table of 8 (full table), you will pay for just 7, and that 8th is FREE! See booking details and discount code by clicking on'Tickets.'
Pankratz Arts Exchange, Inc. is looking for another potential venue host in the Sheboygan & Fond du Lac county areas. Know of a great place to put on a show? Know someone who knows someone who knows someone with an arts venue;)? Drop us a line or email:)
Our summer music revue show theme is called 'Around the World in 80 Songs,' featuring songs about traveling and destinations. This cast will start up their shows come August 2017-12 high energy performers will have you grooving in your seats as you embark on a journey with songs like 'Viva Las Vegas,' 'Kokomo,' 'New York, New York, ' Sweet Home Alabama,' 'Copacabana,' & many more! 80 to be exact;)
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Maximillian's Special Events Hall 155 Fond du Lac Street Mount Calvary, Wisconsin, United States
Summer Show Dates: (6 total)
For tickets click at the top of page 'Tickets'
or call our food & hospitality provider Red Cabin at Green Acres-920-906-9110.