Stunt Dogs, Comedy, and the Music of Fleetwood Mac—What’s Coming to the Lucille Tack Center for the Arts this Fall
By Bailey Cichon – To some, the Lucile Tack Center for the Arts is Spencer’s best kept secret.
“We’ve been around for almost 23 years and there’s still people who haven’t heard of us before,” said Diane Veale, the Lucille Tack Center’s new executive director.
On Friday, September 8th, there will be a fall season preview party from 5pm to 7pm. The free event will highlight upcoming shows coming to the center for the fall.
“You can come and see a preview video, listen to music, and buy tickets at a discount. There’s free refreshments and we encourage people who have never been here before to come to our preview party!” said Veale.
Look forward to seeing a wide variety of performances on stage this fall.
“We try to have something for everyone and not specialize in one particular area like theatre or classical music for example,” added Veale. “We have the Second City touring company, that’s a Chicago based improv theater from which many, many Saturday Night Live stars have come, doing a comedy show. A stunt dog show is coming. We will have two shows of rescue animals doing all sorts of amazing feats.”
“We have a couple of tribute bands coming in,” she added. “Rumors of Fleetwood Mac is a tribute to the music of Fleetwood Mac. We have Presley, Perkins, Lewis, and Cash which is about those musicians before they made it big and how they got together one night and had a jam session.”
Sister Nancy Murray, the sister of Bill Murray, the former Saturday Night Live actor, will be doing a one woman show about St. Catherine of Siena, a nun from the 14th century. The show has toured around the globe and will be at the Lucille Tack Center on September 17th.
How to Get Tickets
In June, the Lucille Tack Center made tickets available to be purchased online.
“We’ve had patrons asking for it for years. Before, they needed to either come to the box office in person or mail in or call in a ticket order. This way we thought we could reach more people,” said Veale. “Many wanted to choose their own seats and before they could choose a vicinity that they would be in but they couldn’t see what was specifically available.”
On Lucille Tack Center’s website, it’s now possible to select an exact seat while purchasing tickets. Tickets are also available to purchase over the phone or in-person at the box office.
After Labor Day, office hours are Wednesdays and Friday 10am to 4pm. Before Labor Day, call 715-659-4499 and leave a message.
The Lucille Tack Center is currently looking for volunteers.
“We are trying to find more people interested in helping with the day-to-day operations with the Tack Center,” said Veale.
From selling tickets in the box office, ushering patrons to their seats during shows, or helping out back stage, these positions need to be filled at the Lucille Tack Center.
“We need help back stage in our tech, lighting, and sound crew. We need people to help load in for shows. They are there when the performer arrives to our center and help them cart their speakers, their instruments onto the stage, and help them load out afterwards,” said Veale.
There is also a need for people who can help with performer and artist hospitality.
“We need people who are interested in taking care of our performers during the day when they’re in Spencer getting ready to perform,” said Veale. “We have a gallery committee that brings in local artists and hangs their shows and has an opening reception for the artists each month.”
Anyone interested in volunteering at the Lucille Tack Center for the Arts can find volunteer information under the ‘About’ tab on Lucilletackcenter.com.