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San Angelo Performing Arts Center to host wide variety of events this year

From film screenings to musical performances, there's something for everyone.
Credit: Morgan McGrath

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Comedy shows, musical performances, skits and other creative events are always happening at the San Angelo Performing Arts Center. 

By the end of this year alone, the PAC will have hosted 80 different shows with a wide variety of topics so there's something for everyone. 

PAC Executive Director Yukio Kuniyuki III discusses some of the upcoming events for the remainder of the 2022 season as well as the importance of San Angelo arts. 

"The cultural arts always includes quality of life within a community," Kuniyuki said. He has been working at the PAC for a year and three months and he wants to see it thrive. 

Coming up, visitors can visit the stage for events including Wonderbread Years, the third annual Revolution Film Festival, Rocky Picture Horror Show, Nochebuena Christmas Spectacular and "A Very Electric Christmas," to name a few. 

Wonderbread Years is set for Sept. 24 with former Seinfeld writer Pat Hazell, who will be hosting a workshop event Sept. 23 for students grade 11 and older. 

Another event, Rocky Horror Picture Show, is an eclectic musical performance showcasing unique characters on Oct. 28 at theatre. According to Kuniyuki, dressing up in costumes will be encouraged. 

For the holiday season, a light performance will take place Dec. 22 to tell the story of a young boy and his family as they journey south for the winter.

"The most important thing people should know about San Angelo and the PAC here is the fact that we are the only independent non-profit performing arts center within 200 miles," Kuniyuki said.

Lovers of the performing arts have to travel to Austin, Dallas or other major cities to see shows outside of the San Angelo area, and Kuniyuki wants to spread the word about what West Texas has to offer. 

Over the past year, the non-profit organization has "expanded rapidly" with the help of social media platforms like Twitter, Tiktok and even LinkedIn and they are even in the process of funding a billboard to increase foot traffic. 

Most importantly, though, Kuniyuki wants West Texas to enjoy the cultural arts experience. 

"Regardless of where you are, every town that thrives has an art economy to it because art and culture inspire people to do great and wonderful things...," he said. 

Go to sanangelopac.org for additional information on tickets and upcoming shows. 

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