Maria Van Laanen: Center Stage
Whether it’s your first time at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (PAC) in downtown Appleton or your 100th, you can’t help but say “wow” when you walk through the doors. And, no matter what show you come to see, the performance is sure to leave an impression on you long after you’ve left your seat.
Maria Van Laanen, president of the Fox Cities PAC, explains she has always believed in the power of the arts.
“I’ve seen time and time again the power of the arts to lift you up out of your current circumstances and help you envision a better reality. I wanted to share that power with other people so when I considered my career I knew this was something I could always be passionate about,” says Van Laanen.