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! 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.
276 Victorian Village Dr, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020
Our current venue offers dining before the show 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 red). Diners will arrive at their dinner reservation time and choose from a pre-fix menu along with wine and spirits from their full service bar. 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;)
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 purchase your show only ticket in advance:
1. Online. Click on 'tickets.'
2. Call 920-876-3323 Victorian Village Resort Reservations Desk.
3. Stop in at Reservations Desk-276 Victorian Village Dr, Elkhart Lake, WI 53020.
Q: Do I have to purchase my ticket in advance?
We highly suggest purchasing your show only ticket in advance. Your seat is reserved when pre-purchased. If dining before the show, you must have a reservation. Call the resort to get your tickets and dining time. Show only tickets can be bought at door the night of. We highly encourage cash or check when purchasing at the door.
Q: How big is this theater?
Victorian Village Theater has an open floor plus an elevated stage for it's performers. There are about 200 seats in house. There are two main sections of chairs in the center of the room, as well as one section on either side of the dance floor/stage area. There are bar seats in the back. This theater brings 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 pre-purchasing your ticket is you will have an assigned seat. Be sure to check out our seating chart online to get a feel of where you'd like to sit before ordering your ticket. 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.
'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.'
Our summer show season this year will feature high energy young adult performers performing Body Movin' music revue! PAE is thrilled to bring this season to the Elkhart Lake resorts community! Body Movin' will have you groovin' in your seats! EVERY WEDNESDAY @ 7:30pm June 20th-August 29th!
Pankratz Arts Exchange, Inc. was thrilled to perform at the historic Victorian Village Resort in the lovely tourist town of Elkhart Lake, WI, for the first time this past Christmas show season! PAE will continue to produce annual Christmas and summer music revue shows at this beautiful destination for years to come!
Casting call for ages 15+ for our next show season, Body Movin', 2018! Held at Victorian Village Resort in Elkhart Lake, WI. Attend ONE only! Sunday, March 25th noon OR Saturday, April 7th noon. Can't make either?! Send us a vocal video to firstname.lastname@example.org!
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PAE relies on the philanthropy of its community, patrons, donors, and sponsors per season-we simply could not do it without YOU. Sponsor packages include dinner and a show, preferred seating, shout outs, and business logos in programs and website. For more info. call # above. Thank you kindly for your consideration.