Board of Directors
A note from our Chair –
I have long envisioned a great performing arts center similar to other cities with populations comparable to Round Rock where the local ballet, symphonies and other artists could perform. Next Act has expanded this focus. We envision a professional hall, which will also attract outstanding performances by world-class performers for all Central Texans to enjoy. It is a win-win for our local talent, regional residents and business communities.
— Cathy Kincaid
Having a vibrant performing arts center increases the vitality of the city. People want to move to a city that has this available to them.
A PAC is essential to ensure the vitality and vibrancy of our community. Growing up, I remember the NY Symphony would come to our town once a month for a performance for children. Those memories have stayed with me and fueled my love for music and the arts.
I believe to be a world-class city you need to have world-class arts and entertainment. An investment in a Performing Arts Center is an investment in our city’s future.
I am confident a Performing Arts Center in Round Rock will bring positive educational, economic and cultural benefits to the community, its residents and guests. Development of the arts, education, and cultural appreciation are at the center of our heritage as a hospitable, sustainable, well-rounded and vibrant Central Texas community.
A performing arts center will become a place for entertainment, learning, healing, and promoting a true sense of unity for all ages. A robust appreciation for arts would make Round Rock an even more desirable place to live and build generations of families.
As Round Rock continues to grow and prosper, the Arts and Entertainment appreciation is also evolving. Having a performance arts facility as a regional center piece is our goal and the next step to enhance the value of our city and attract more professional-class artists and performances. Let’s all help support the growth of our community.
The arts allow us to be a part of something larger than ourselves. I’m thrilled that Round Rock will be the home of a professional-level performing arts center which will serve as a great source of beauty and pride for the citizens of Williamson County.
The Arts provide an opportunity for ALL citizens to come together and share that which speaks to the heart. The unifying of spirit, joy and sharing of life can be experienced through the Arts for all ages and races of people. The true “Heart of a community” can beat to any rhythm when being privileged to be in the audience.
Heather Michel Riddle
I believe the arts are an integral part of the health and well being of individuals and communities. Having a center where our diverse community can come together to celebrate the arts would be an amazing addition to the region.
There is much to be proud of in our city, Round Rock. A Performing Arts Center would become a hub where connections are made that reflect our community’s strengths, diversity and culture.
Round Rock is rich with talented arts groups with no place to perform. As a patron of the arts, I am honored and passionate about serving in the mission to build a performing arts center in our community.
The majority of my career has been spent being a part of many teams that have helped shape the growth of this great city. For the past four decades the city has successfully concentrated on our essential infrastructure: utilities, roads, parks, and schools. Now it is time to further our community by providing a venue for expanding our cultural offerings. It is a privilege to be a member of the Next Act Board.
I am committed to bringing a performing arts facility to our community to enrich our present culture, enhance our local economy, and provide a venue for future generations to enjoy the arts.