Richland County Performing Arts Council (RCPAC)

Richland County Performing Arts Council (RCPAC)


An amazing thank you to the anonymous donor from the RCHS Class of 1978 who donated $500 in memory of Lee Elmsley Honer a class mate. Lee was on the orginal board and both her and Bill were passionate forces in getting this building and treasure restored. Lee would be so honored! Thank you class of 1978
The Richland County Performing Arts Council (RCPAC) is having Vic Ferrari in town on Saturday! Get tickets to the concert as it's quite the show! Tune-in to the WRCO Radio morning show this AM to learn more!
Reminder to anyone who is part of the Community Players! The general meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, at the downtown auditorium, 6:30 PM. If you are or have been involved in CP, please come down.
Join us for our first ever Concerts on the Diamond Series! Three Friday nights of music from local artists and celebrated favorites, including Eric Tessmer, Kat Perkins (of the famed television series The Voice), and The Dweebs! Concert dates run Friday, July 6th, 13th, and 20th, at the RC High School Baseball Diamond. Premium parking and Series tickets, as well as individual event tickets will be available. Stay tuned on this page for online tickets, information on each performer, concessions, and more coming soon! ALL PROCEEDS WILL HELP TO FUND THE RICHLAND CENTER ARTS PROGRAM AND HALL OF FAME!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please share! Very funny, family friendly. You will love the kids, bring your family and friends. 6 performances starting tonight. Tickets at the door.
Please share! Very funny, family friendly. You will love the kids, bring your family and friends. 6 performances starting tonight. Tickets at the door.
Ticket Pre-Sale on River Valley Players upcoming production of Moonlight & Magnolias thru March 16th --- Save $2/Ticket
Show Dates: April 7th, 8th & 9th
If you missed this concert the last two years make sure you go to this one. It's at the fabulous Richland County Performing Arts building in Richland Center. You'll be up on your feet and dancing in the aisles.
Volunteer Sign ups are filling up fast for Sat May 7 Motorsports Mayhem. We have about 60 spots left, your group will earn a minimum of $8 per hour, per position worked. Please share this with friends, family and co-workers that are involved with volunteer organizations.
The Vic Ferrari show was a good time. Thanks for bringing the show to the City Auditorium.
Come on Richland....we know you have some talented KIDS.
Applications due by January 25th!

The Richland County Performing Arts Council (RCPAC) is a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) dedicated to the ren


TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Saturday, March 18th, LEAHY'S LUCK!
$15 Admission.

We are excited to share the upcoming St Patrick’s Day Irish Celebration Concert and fun at the City Auditorium on Saturday, March 18th. LEAHY'S LUCK has been performing Irish folk music for twenty years with five recordings to their credit and a Wisconsin Area Music Industry's World/Ethnic Group of the Year. If you want to experience the Irish in Music and Song don’t miss this opportunity!

Tickets can be purchased at the following businesses:
Capital Wealth Advisory Group
Kelly's Coffee
Napa Auto

For questions or to order tickets by phone, please call Mick Cosgrove @ 608-604-7022 or 608-647-8842.


Does anyone have a drone and able to fly it really well??
Also, would you want to show off said skills in the production of Gilligan’s Island the Musical?

We are looking for someone that has a drone and able to fly it indoors without issues. Show dates are July 30, 31 & Aug 5-7. You would need to come in a couple of times between now and then for rehearsal. Rehearsals are 6:30-9pm Monday-Friday.

Your help is greatly appreciated.


Coming to Richland Center this Oct!!!

Photos from Richland County Performing Arts Council (RCPAC)'s post 05/01/2022

We're moving on up!! (the elevator that is)
Construction is in full swing at the auditorium right now and we plan on having this complete later this year. So, please forgive the mess right now.

More updates to come!

(also, the auditorium is still in use during this time. Just some areas are closed off.)


Community Players of Southwest Wisconsin is holding auditions for:

Gilligan’s Island the Musical is a comedy show for all ages that is based off the classic and iconic TV 1960’s TV show.

We will be holding auditions May 24, 25 both starting at 6:30pm and ending around 9pm. Call backs will be on May 26

Held at the City Auditorium, 182 N Central, Richland Center, WI.

Casts includes:
LOVEY (Female)
GINGER (Female)
MARY ANN (Female)
ALIEN (Female or Male)

Also kids of any age (must be able to walk, talk, & follow directions) and any gender can audition for the role of “commercials” that will be performed between scenes. (Cause just like TV shows, we have commercials too!)

Show dates are slightly different this year as we will have 3 matinees plus 3 shows at 7pm!! You read that right a Saturday Matinee!!!! 🤩

Saturday, July 30@ 2pm Matinee plus a second show July 30 at 7pm

Sunday, July 31 @ 2 pm Matinee
Friday, Aug 5 @ 7pm
Saturday Aug 6 @ 7pm
Sunday Aug 7 @ 2pm Matinee
Shows will be held at the Richland High School Auditorium.


🚨🚨 Please see the new show dates!! 🚨🚨


Coming soon to the City Auditorium!

“Murder at Coppersmith Inn”

⭐️2 weekends ⭐️
Friday 1/21, Saturday 1/22, at 7pm
Sunday 1/23 at 2pm

Thursday 1/27, Friday 1/28, Saturday 1/29.

🚨 Masks are not required but are VERY STRONGLY recommend. 😷 They WILL be required for the Sunday show on 1/23. 😷

🎟 Tickets are $10/each at the door. 🎟



🎁🎄 For Kids from 1 to 99 🎄🎁
Dec 11, 2021
Show starts at 7pm
Richland Center Downtown Auditorium

For Kids From 1 to 92 11/24/2021

For Kids From 1 to 92 CHRISTMAS- THIS SHOW IS A MUST SEE! For Kids from 1 to 92!


Dancers, singers, sketch comedians, magicians, jugglers and MORE: The Community Players of Southwestern Wisconsin are seeking performers of ALL AGES for its 2021 Variety Show! It does not matter what your level of experience is! If You have talent, WE WANT TO SEE IT!

All auditions are by appointment only. Performances that utilize more than one performer (e.g., a duet) will only need to sign up for one audition time.

In-person auditions will be June 3 and 4 at the Richland Center Downtown Auditorium from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Social Distancing is required, and masks are requested for those not vaccinated–per CDC guidelines. A keyboard accompanist will be available to play for in-person auditionees if they desire–please provide sheet music for the accompanist. Please use the following signupgenius link to sign up for an in-person audition time:

Zoom auditions are available for auditionees who currently need to social distance. These auditions will be June 1 and 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Please use this signupgenius link to sign up for a Zoom audition time:

If someone wants to audition but cannot make the listed times, they should contact Amy Rohn to set up an alternative date and time. Please contact her before June 5 to set up an alternative audition. Her cellphone number is 1-608-604-8650. Please feel free to leave a voice message.

The Variety Show will perform July 29, 30, 31 and August 7 and 8. There will be no charge for admission to these performances. Rehearsals will be scheduled by appointment only during the evenings (after 6:30 p.m.) of June and July. CDC guidelines will be observed throughout the production process. More details will be made available in the coming weeks!


🚨🚨 We are getting closer to our goal but not there yet!!! We still need your help! 🚨🚨
Every $1, $5, 20, or $200 helps.

🎉 Thank you to all that have already donated. 🎉

‘If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right.’ Henry Ford

The Richland Center Community and graduates of Richland Center High School continue to rise for the Richland Center Auditorium Elevator Project.

Any donation will help make an impact. For donations by check, please make checks payable to RCPAC and include elevator and class year in the memo. Checks can be mailed to RCPAC, PO BOX 188, Richland Center, WI 53581 or donations can be made online at Please indicate on your online donations which class you graduated with.

The Richland Center Performing Arts Council and the Auditorium Renovation Project want to thank the classes from Richland Center High School and the many generous donors who are helping to add an elevator to the Richland Center Auditorium.


Looking for a way to help the community? WE NEED YOU!

Here is a conceptual drawing of the proposed elevator project for the Richland Center Performing Arts Center (RCPAC). The auditorium is a historic landmark in Richland Center. The stage has been a platform of entertainment and education for thousands of dancers, actors, actresses, musicians, RC graduates, politicians, comedians, and so many more. RCPAC is so close to realizing the dream of having an elevator. The elevator would make the building ADA compliant and all guests to have access to each of the three floors. The cost of the project is $1.2m. RCPAC has received a federal grant along with a generous grant from the Woodman Foundation. We still need approximately $180,000 to secure the final funds for the project. The remaining money is needed by June 1, 2021. If we don't secure the additional funds, the federal grant of $752,341 will be lost. Raising $180,000 is much more attainable than $1.2m, and we can do this with everyone's help!

Please show your support by making a donation. ANY donation, large or small, will make an impact, Let's keep RC alive and thriving. Donations can be mailed to: RCPAC, PO Box 188, Richland Center, WI 53581. Online donations can be made by the GoFundMe link found on our website at or clicking on the following link: If you are joining the RCHS graduating class challenge, please include the year you graduated in the memo.

Share this post on your social media pages and help spread the word. There is power in numbers, and we need all hands on deck! Let's rise to the top together!

Elevator - Rise To The Top!, organized by Mary Jo Fortney 03/29/2021

Have you made your donation yet?
RCHS alumni: which class will rise to the challenge!?! For more information check out our page.

Thank you to everyone who had already made a donation. Every $1, $10, 20 helps to reach our goal!!

Elevator - Rise To The Top!, organized by Mary Jo Fortney Want to join us in making a difference? We are raising money to benefit Richland County Pe… Mary Jo Fortney needs your support for Elevator - Rise To The Top!


COVID has closed so much down, including the downtown auditorium. So just for fun.

So let’s look to the future....

If you could bring any act to the auditorium who would you like to see?

This can include a play/musical, or bands, singers, or comedian, anyone!!!! Who would you pay to see in RCPAC?

Again, this is just for fun.

RCPAC - Imagine! 03/05/2021

RCPAC - Imagine! Imagine the possibilities as we are almost ready to begin phase one of renovations to the Richland County Peformating Arts Center.

Elevator - Rise To The Top!, organized by Mary Jo Fortney 02/24/2021

Elevator - Rise To The Top!, organized by Mary Jo Fortney Want to join us in making a difference? We are raising money to benefit Richland County Pe… Mary Jo Fortney needs your support for Elevator - Rise To The Top!

Elevator - Rise To The Top!, organized by Mary Jo Fortney 02/23/2021

Elevator - Rise To The Top!, organized by Mary Jo Fortney Want to join us in making a difference? We are raising money to benefit Richland County Pe… Mary Jo Fortney needs your support for Elevator - Rise To The Top!


Check out today’s Morning Show to hear more about RCPAC.


To all friends of Our Community Auditorium! This is big news! Our Historic Richland Center Community Auditorium is in the final stages of being considered to receive a project grant as part of the Community Development Block Grant – Close program that Richland County is moving through. The funds would be earmarked for ADA accessibility through the installation of an elevator on the south side of the building.
This has been on our dream list since the board of directors took over in 2009. To help us with the grant we would like to invite you all to attend a virtual meeting coming up next Thursday at 6:30. details are as follows.
County announcement.
We are 1 week away from having the Public Hearing on our CDBG Richland Center Auditorium – ADA Accessibility Project. The time of the hearing is Thursday, Dec. 17th, @ 6:30pm. It will be by video and phone conference only.
The hearing notice has been published in the Observer last week and this week. The notice is also on the home page of the Richland County Website. If you visit the site the notice is near the bottom of the page in a light blue box.
The link I am providing below is a direct link to the notice. Inside of the notice there is another link to connect by video conference as well as information to connect by phone. The agenda we will follow is also there.
Bottom line is... we need your support at this meeting !! If you believe in our Mission to bring this building back please join us at this meeting to lend your support. Hope to see you there.
Please Share, Share, Share!
2020 RCPAC Board members


Donor Spotlight : Sheila Troxel
Thank you so much to Sheila for her donation to revitalize the AD German Warehouse!

Timeline photos 07/05/2020

🎆 Happy Independence Day! Hope you had a safe and happy Fourth of July from all of us at RCPAC 🎆

Timeline photos 06/21/2020

Happy Fathers Day from all of us RCPAC
Show us your photos!!


Happy Memorial Day from all of us at RCPAC

Timeline photos 03/13/2020

Symphony on the Rocks Date Change!

Please call 608 604 7022 if you have questions. All tickets will be honored on May 15th. We regret this necessary action but want to insure all concert goers are as safe as possible and support our health care official warnings about large gatherings and spreading of the virus.


As the coronavirus continues to spread, RCPAC has decided to reschedule Symphony on the Rocks to Friday, May 15.

More information will be available at a later date. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.

Timeline photos 03/06/2020

Sneak peek of the Last Supper!

Timeline photos 03/05/2020

Who’s ready for the best show in town?!


Anyone else have a countdown to Symphony On The Rocks?!

Timeline photos 02/14/2020

❤️ Happy Valentines Day from RCPAC!
Story time!! Tell us, how did you and your special someone meet? ❤️

Timeline photos 02/12/2020

We are back on Twitter. Check it out and be sure to follow us for all the latest news on events and updates :)

Timeline photos 02/10/2020

Valentines Day is quickly approaching! Skip the traditional flowers and candy....and give the gift of a phenomenal show right here in Richland Center!! Tickets to see Symphony on the Rocks March 21, 2020!!
Tickets are on sale now!
Check out our website for more information.

Timeline photos 02/10/2020

Richland Observer: Non-profit of the Year Award recipient RCPAC!
Represented by Mick Cosgrove, Steve Davis, Norbert & Susan Calnin, Bob Frank, Andrew Sharp, Sheila Troxel, and Ken Nita.
Thank you for your continued support. You can read more about this award and others in the Richland Observer.


Let the count down begin!!!!

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Coming soon to the City Auditorium! “Murder at Coppersmith Inn”⭐️2 weekends ⭐️Friday 1/21, Saturday 1/22, at 7pm Sunday ...
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Vic Ferrari Symphony on the Rocks!


182 N Central Avenue
Richland Center, WI

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm

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