Welcome to Pankratz Arts Exchange, Inc.

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About Us

Our Mission

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.  

Our Foundation

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.  

Come Find Us

PAE is here to entertain YOU, whether it be for a business celebration or a fun night out with family and friends! We are THRILLED to announce our venue for the next season: Victorian Village Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI! Dinner shows and show only options available.  

A Closer Look

A show night with us...

Our current venue offers dinner shows as well as show only options. For those wanting to wine and dine before the entertainment, you are able to dine at either of the two resort restaurants-Tiki Bar (spring/summer only) & Back Porch Bistro (reservations highly recommended). Diners will arrive at their dinner reservation time to be given 'seat savers' which will allow them into the theater to choose their own seats for the show. If you opt out of dinner, no worries, our venue has a theater of full service bar, bar seating during the show, or rows of chairs seated as close to the stage as the performers can handle;)  

FAQs...

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?

We will be announcing ticket sale logistics soon! Thank you for your patience!

Q: Do I have to purchase my ticket in advance? 

We highly suggest making a reservation at The Back Porch Bistro if dining before the show. Show only tickets can be pre-purchased as well, but are not required. Show only tickets, in fact, can be bought at door the night of.

Q: How big is this theater? 

Victorian Village Theater has an open floor plus an elevated stage for it's perfromers.  There are two main sections of chairs in the center of the room, as well as two sections on either side of the dance floor/stage area. There is several other creative seating around the stage area on an elevated level-pick your pleasure-at a table with chair seating or the bar seats in the back. 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;)  

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 resort atmosphere for more than 6 hours for the night:)  Pick your pleasure. 

Q: Do you have gluten free options for diners? 

Victorian Village absolutely offers a variety of plates to accommodate any food allergies. 

Q: When do the doors open to the show? 

One of the cool features about our venue is that diner patrons will alreayd have their seats reserved via 'seat savers' before show only patrons come. Theater doors open 60 minutes before show time.  

Q: How long is intermission?

15-20 minutes, which is enough time to refresh your spirits. 

Q: Is there handicap accessibility?

Yes, simply enter main entrance of theater and wheel chairs will be seated at the elevated level. If needing to get closer to the stage the seating there is just one step down. 

Testimonials...

'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.'

-Terry Davis  

'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.'

-Specht Electric 

'Great music & dancing - musical direction, sound.  All Marvelous!!' - Anonymous 

'Keep up the great work!  Always a fantastic show.' 

- Anonymous

YOUTH auditions!

Our Christmas show season this year will feature not only high energy young adult performers, but also, and for the very first time YOUTH performers!  And, as always we are excited to bring back the energy of a LIVE band accompaniment! Audition info. above! 

Big NEWS...

Pankratz Arts Exchange, Inc. has found it's venue for our Christmas show season!-Victorian Village Resort in the lovely tourist town of Elkhart Lake, WI, home of Road America! Know of a great place to put on a show? Know someone who knows someone who knows someone with an arts venue;)? We are open ears-drop us a line or email:)  

Ages 14+ auditions!

Casting call for ages 14+ for our Christmas show season! Can't make it-submit vocal video! See poster above for details! 

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CHRISTMAS Show Performances

Victorian Village Resort Theater Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 53020, United States

(920) 876-3323

Save the Dates!

Summer Show Dates: (4 total)

December 8|9|15|16


 For tickets call resort. Ticket sales LIVE by Nov. 1st!

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