South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center
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Saturday, March 2, 7:30 PM

By - Jan 17th, 2019 03:48 pm
South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center Presents Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope.

South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center Presents Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope.

(South Milwaukee, WI) – South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center is proud to present an epic journey of a universal dream told through dance, imagery & music with CELTIC NIGHTS: OCEANS OF HOPE on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 pm.

Featuring some of Ireland’s most talented performers, Celtic Nights: Oceans of Hope is the story of the Irish—who they are, where they came from, and how their dreams of liberty, freedom and, above all, family transformed the world. Oceans of Hope uses song, music, dance and narration to present its story of people crossing oceans in hopes of trading famine and persecution in their homeland for freedom and prosperity. There will be moments of joy, sadness, happiness and laughter as patrons embark on a memorable journey of past, present and future. Although the emphasis is on Ireland, the program’s impact connects inspiring stories of immigration across cultures.

“Six of Ireland’s most accomplished dancers mirror six of its finest voices to present a spell-binding and exhilarating picture of a proud people and their passion.” The Valentine Theater, New York

“Powerful songs would build your confidence, and then a ballad would come along and steal your breath. The lighting was dramatic and matched the power of the voices, dancers, music and story.” Iowa State Daily


Tickets: Adult $35-50, Senior (ages 60+) $33-47, Student (ages 4 thru college) $20-30. Tickets may be purchased online at or through our box office at 414-766-5049 or in person at 901 15th Avenue. Box office hours are M-F (by phone 10-4 and walk-up 10-1). If purchasing in person, use door #7 and show ID. Box office opens one hour before the show, while tickets last.


South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (SMPAC) provides the greater Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin communities with creative, innovative and diverse performing arts. Located inside of the South Milwaukee School District’s 6-12 campus, it serves students of South Milwaukee and provides professional services for more than 500 performances, rehearsals, classes and other events annually.

Past performances on our stage include Soweto Gospel Choir, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Vienna Boys Choir, Flamenco Vivo Carlotta Santana, The Violent Femmes, Tommy Emmanuel, Legends Roundtable to Honor “Da Crusher,” Ex Fabula, Cirque Alfonse, The Official Blues Brothers Revue, John McGivern, George Watsky, Donny McCaslin, Robert Glasper, The Zombies, Jean Luc Ponty, Jon Anderson and many, many more.

SMPAC was voted as a top five Best Theatre in City Voter’s Milwaukee A-List Best Of contest in 2016 and 2017, receiving customer reviews such as “Great venue with fabulous events for all ages!” “Excellent and diverse touring artist performances showcased in a comfortable, friendly theatre away from the downtown crowds.” “There is not a bad seat in the house.” SMPAC was named the tri-city South Shore Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Business Award for 2017.

SMPAC’s annual Performing Arts Series is sponsored in part by the Classic Cargo International Inc., Courtyard Marriott Milwaukee Airport, Skyline Catering & Express Deli, TASC Services LLC., and Ken Cook Co. Performances are supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of WI and the National Endowment for the Arts.

SMPAC is located inside of the South Milwaukee School District’s 6-12 campus, at 901 15th Avenue in South Milwaukee between College and Rawson Avenues. It is easily accessible from I-94 and 794. Free parking is available in the northwest parking lot. For events, patrons should enter door #9. For tickets or more information, visit or call (414) 766-5049.

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