Performing Arts Center of Metrowest

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The Performing Arts Center of MetroWest (PAC) is located at 140 Pearl Street in downtown Framingham, Massachusetts over the Danforth Museum.

PAC's charitable mission is to bring quality educational programs to the greater community, and to work with other non-profit organizations to build a supportive social network for arts education.

PAC is a fully accredited member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts and serves hundreds of students each year with private lessons, public performances, and a broad range of course offerings in dance, drama, music, etc.

PAC Family Players[edit]

The PAC Family Players produces three musicals a year; two by audition and one workshop production in the summer. Past productions include "The King and I," "Holiday Revelry IV," "High School Musical," and "Aladdin Jr." In December 2006, the PAC Family Players partnered with Framingham Community Theater to put on a multi-generational holiday extravaganza, the third annual "Holiday Revelry." Shows are performed in theaters around the community, including the historic Dennison Auditorium (in the Framingham Civic League building, now the Boston Church of Christ), with smaller shows and recitals in PAC's performance hall.

The Children's Garden[edit]

Ed Morgan's The Children's Garden is for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their parents. Sing, dance, and shake away! No reservations or advance tickets necessary. Every Friday morning from 10 to 11 in PAC's spacious, family-friendly performance hall.

Private Lessons[edit]

PAC has a staff of professional music teachers offering violin, piano, guitar (both private and group), saxophone, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, drums, and voice. During the school year, lessons are offered in two 16-week semesters; over the summer, one 6-week session. Music lessons are available for students of all ability levels and ages.


Aside from offering courses in belly dancing, tap, capoeira, and dance therapy, PAC also has its own adult dance troupe - Moving West Repertory Dance Theater. Founded in 1998 by Lynne Johnson Grynkewicz, Moving West's mission is to "create, produce and perform diverse contemporary danceworks which foster artistic collaboration." (For full article, see the PAC website, listed below.)

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