“PARC has been an invaluable addition to the greater Plymouth community. There is an incredible energy, passion, and commitment to the arts and recreation as evidenced by the interest organizations have shown to be a part of PARC since its doors opened. The repurposing of an older structure in the heart of a vibrant downtown only adds to the appeal, beauty and promise the PARC project has shown to families and individuals of all ages.” Oliver Wolcott, Mayor; Chair, Downtown Development Authority, City of Plymouth.
“PARC has already become a significant cultural asset in the Plymouth Community. With the recent addition of the renowned College for Creative Studies, PARC is now the central hub of arts & recreation in Plymouth. We are excited to see what the future holds for this incredible gift to Plymouth.” Dan Dwyer, Former Mayor, Plymouth
“We see PARC as a valuable community asset that can make a significant contribution to the current and future arts and recreation needs of the Greater Plymouth Community.” Kurt Heise. Supervisor, Charter Township of Plymouth.
“PARC has brought in many new arts organizations in the short period of time they have been open. Coupled with the College for Creative Studies offering classes starting in the Fall of 2017, PARC is adding greatly to the rich cultural fabric of the Plymouth Community.” Wes Graff, President, Plymouth Community Chamber of Commerce.
“The Plymouth area has a passion for the arts and design, and PARC is doing a great job of bringing high-quality arts experiences to its community. Their vision and plans to cultivate a comprehensive arts center makes them a natural partner for CCS, allowing us to expand our educational offerings to a new audience.” Richard L. Rogers, President, College for Creative Studies.
“Having a Performing Arts Center right in the heart of our Hometown of Plymouth would be a dream come true for the Michigan Philharmonic. It would also be a tremendous, timely and fitting gift to all our community and a fabulous way to celebrate our orchestra’s upcoming 75th Anniversary of music making in 2020. Nan Washburn, Music Director and Conductor, Michigan Philharmonic.
“As a community-supported and community-supporting orchestra, the DSO is excited about the new PARC theater in Plymouth and looks forward to any future opportunities to perform there. Anne Parsons, President and CEO, Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
“Such a large and enthusiastic audience attended my Director’s Cut at PARC! I look forward to exploring other ways to bring DIA programming outside the museum walls to this beautiful facility.
Salvador Salort-Pons, Director, President and CEO. Detroit Institute of Arts.
“Thrilled and proud that my high school, having escaped the wrecking ball, has become the dynamic arts and recreation complex that PARC is today, open and accessible to all. The next step, building on PARC’s success, is creating the Performing Arts Center that will become the performance space that our community has never had but needs now more than ever. Let’s make it happen. Ken Fischer, President Emeritus, University Musical Society, University of Michigan and Plymouth native.
“The PARC is a truly unique community endeavor. It simultaneously preserves the past and offers a vision for the future that centers around the arts, education and recreation. It will not be long before all of us who live in Plymouth and Plymouth Township will point to the PARC with pride.” Jim Burnstein, Hollywood Screenwriter and Director, University of Michigan Screenwriter Program
“PARC is a proud partner of Plymouth-Canton Community schools, and the school district supports PARC’s goal to serve the P-CCS community. P-CCS has interest in exploring how to use the Performing Arts Center once it’s completed. Monica Merritt, Superintendent of Schools, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.
“The Western Suburbs and Plymouth in particular, seem to be a natural fit for your current facility and your vision for the future. A legitimate theater is a natural progression for PARC, and one that I could see being very successful. It’s my opinion that hitting or exceeding your projections for the number of ‘national’ acts that could be booked in the theater wouldn’t be a problem.” Josh Newman, Live Nation Michigan.
“We are definitely interested in performing in your new PARC Performing Arts Center.” Craig Strain, President, Motor City Brass Band.
“Schoolcraft College is an organization that could definitely use this facility once it is built.” Frank Ruggirello, Jr., Executive Director of Marketing & Advancement, Schoolcraft College.
“There is a real need for a performance space in our community, and your proposed Performing Arts Center fills the bill. You have me very excited.” Barton Polot, Chair, Department of Music, Schoolcraft College.
“We are definitely interested in holding both our Christmas Broadway Spectacular (8 days) as well as our end-of-the-year recitals (12 days) at the future PARC Theater.” Tim Smola, Co-Owner, Artistic Director, Central City Dance and Fitness Center.
“Congratulations on your emerging facility in Plymouth. The Michigan Opera Theatre once again is devoting time and attention to expanding its programmatic reach throughout the state. Please keep me up to date.” Wayne S. Brown, President and CEO, Michigan Opera Theatre.
“A Performing Arts Center will make our hometown of Plymouth a destination for The Arts. This addition to PARC will build community. We can’t wait to perform in that fantastic theater.” Debby Ash, Owner, Forever After Productions & Dance BEAT.
“We have an amazing geographic location in the Western Suburbs. Our excellent freeway access and the amenities of downtown Plymouth make this the ideal location for a Performing Arts Center. Noelle Jacquez, Executive Director, Main Street Opera Theatre.
“PARC is bringing Culinary Arts alive in the community, while fostering small made in Michigan food businesses.” Marlo Benden, Owner, Proud Mitten Shared Kitchen.
“The PARC Performing Arts Center is not only smart and exciting for local businesses and local artists, it allows us the opportunity to be investors in keeping the arts alive and well for generations to come. Kim Gnagy, Musician, Director, Instructor, Downtown Music Academy.