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M I C H A E L’ S C O R N E R Our Best Season So Far… PT Gazell brings us to the close of another great OAC season, and this season was our best attended season to date. We estimate that by June 30 we will have had nearly 50,000 people attend events at the OAC since last August. Thank you for your continued patronage and support. Summer of 2012… We have changed our summer events schedule from previous years but still have a great line up of events for the whole family. Performing at the OAC on July 19 at 7:00 is the return of Kids from Wisconsin. July 26-28, To the Pointe Performing Arts will present the full length musical, Annie. Contact the OAC box office for tickets and information. For the book worms among us, we have a great group of visiting authors beginning with Will Allen on June 18, the Junie B. Jones Smelly Bus Tour on July 2, Chris Bohjalian on July 18, and a Wisconsin favorite, Michael Perry on August 23. For more information on times and tickets, contact Books & Co. at 262.567.0106 or check out their web site at info@booksco.com . 2012/13 Season… We are thrilled to present our 2012/13 Main Stage season that will feature such great artists as John McGivern, Katie Armiger, King Comets, Milwaukee Ballet Company, Kevin Johnson and the Barley Jacks. Comedy Sportz will return next year with more outstanding shows for teens and families, and our Cabaret Series will feature a new holiday review I’ve Got Yule Babe along with Russian Folk, T’is an Irish band, and by popular demand, the return of Pat McCurdy. Tickets will go on sale August 14 at noon. Stay informed. Get on our email newsletter list or check out the web site at www.theoac.net Michael Duncan, Director Oconomowoc Arts CenterMichael Duncan, Director Oconomowoc Arts Center

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O C O N O M OWO C A R T S C E N T E R S TA F F Arts Center Manager......................................................................................... Michael Duncan Marketing/Public Relations Manager...........................................................Robin Krakauer Box Office/Website Manager............................................................Cynthia Acosta Luksich Box Office Staff...............................................................................Ginni Hicks, Sharon Milway, Connie Rizzo, Nancy Schwabe House Managers........................................................................... Lisa Abbott, Robert Abbott, Lynne Carlstein, Mark Carlstein, Deborah Duncan, Lindsay Duncan, Cheryl Fillmore, Jack Fillmore, Jan Gibeau, Angie Harrison, David Harrison, Davey Harrison, Ginni Hicks, Dan Holzmiller, Adrianna Nowak, Connie Rizzo OAC Technicians.......................................................................... Marisa Abbott, Sean Floeter, Brandon Gariss, John Kyle, Michael Nicolai, Brooke Olson, Dustin Strobush, Andrew Zietlow Usher /House Manager Coordinator............... Cynthia Acosta Luksich,Sharon Milway Ushers......................................... Pauline Barnes, Carol Barwick , Ron Barwick, Liz Bednar, Jeff Boetcher, Penny Boetcher, Chuck Cerny, Sharon Collins, Nancy Connell, Jacqueline Day, Sarah Day, Mark Dorney, Deb Duncan, Lindsay Duncan, Annette Elftman, Chuck Eltman, Hellen Felland, Scott Felland, Barb Figi, Nina Gaydos-Fedak, Kia Gogin, John Gogin, Bonnie Grunke, Kevin Grunke, Anjuli Grunke, Kathy Haggith, Susan Hesslink, Ginni Hicks, Barb Hirsch, Deb Jelacic, Barb Jordan, Russ Jordan, Sandy Karkossa, Bob Knollenberg , Jane Knollenberg, John Koehn, Ruth Koehn, Mark Kszycki, Kathy Loehr, Arleen Lynch, June Mather, Ruth McClou, Lucy Mercado, Mary Murphy, Caryl Niebler, Mary Peterson, Judy Raether, Marge Ramstack, John Rauch Tricia Rauch, Connie Rizzo, Betsy Sander, Jeff Sander, Jim Schaefer, Sharon Schaefer, Lee Schmeckpeper, Linda Schmeckpeper, Jennifer Starke White, Kolina Sully, Nancy Teas, Lill Theil, Bill Theil, Bill Tweeden, Jan Tweeden, Chris Wehrenberg, Richard Wentland, Kathy Wentland, Maurine Willey, Terry Williams, Terri Wonn, Cheryl Woppert, Arlene Ziety, Tom Ziety

M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T The Oconomowoc Arts Center mission is to provide patrons and artists of all ages, a professional, cultural and educational experience with the highest quality programming opportunities possible.

C O M M I T T E E S / PA R T N E R S H I P S Oconomowoc Area School District Dr. Patricia E. Neudecker, Superintendent of Schools Board Of Education Mr. Donald Wiemer, President Mrs. Susan Kay, Vice President Mr. Mike Bickler, Secretary Mrs. Sandra Schick Mr. John Griswold Ms. Elizabeth Thelen Ms. Lisa Arenas

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Programming Committee Marisa Abbott Lisa Boudin Michael Duncan Tom Halloran Marilyn Largent Emily Mariano Betty Reul Kim Schultz Peter Schwabe


C O M M I T T E E S / PA R T N E R S H I P S ( c o n t .) Marketing Committee McKenna Bryant Michael Duncan Wendy Halloran Robin Krakauer Rebecca Seymour Barb Simpson Jennifer Starke-White Visual Arts Committee Michael Duncan Terry Peterson Paul Schultz Jason Van Roo

Film/Media Committee Michael Duncan Terry Kaldhusdal Michael Krill James Scheuer Special Events/ Hospitality Committee Julie Falk Ginni Hicks Kathy Kaempf Sandy Karkossa John Koehn June Mather Adrianna Nowak

Artistic Partnerships First Stage Children’s Theater Academy, Milwaukee • Milwaukee Ballet Company Bel Canto/Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Literary Partnerships Books & Company, Oconomowoc (Visiting Author’s) Visual Arts Partnerships Waukesha Creative Arts League Pewaukee Area Arts Council (PAAC) - Ekphrastic Event • Milwaukee Youth Art Fair Residence and Event Partnership Hilton Garden Inn/Staybridge Suites - official residence of visiting artists and events

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SUPPORT With Gratitude, the Oconomowoc Area School District acknowledges these local organizations, businesses and private patrons for their outstanding support of the Oconomowoc Arts Center. Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts, Oconomowoc Performing Arts Council, Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation, Plunkett Raysich Architects, Oconomowoc Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, Paul Phelps and Oakbrook Esser Studios, Mr. and Mrs. Narendra Patel – “Cuculidae” (Bird of Songs) Sculpture, Ace Hardware of Oconomowoc, Arc-Central of Oconomowoc, Books & Company, Footlights /Marcus Promotions, Inc., Jerry Foust, Neumann Company, Fox Bothers Piggly Wiggly Stores, The Pub – Irish Tavern & Restaurant, Sherpers, Hilton Garden Inn/Staybridge Suites Pedal’s Inn Bed & Breakfast Oconomowoc Sign Company Thanks to the UW Extension and the Southeast Wisconsin Master Gardeners for their assistance with the OAC gardens and their support of its educational value. Thanks to the Oconomowoc High school Landscape Class for their assistance with the OAC gardens.

The Oconomowoc Arts Center gratefully acknlowdges grants from the Oconomowoc Area Foundation’s Scheriffus Fund, Richard R. and Karen Bertrand Charitable Fund, and The Debbink Family Foundation. Direct gifts have been made to the OAC by: Donald J. and Constance M. Moore Jan Gibeau Direct gifts in memory have been made to the OAC by the following supporters: Mr. and Mrs. David Reul in memory of Ralph Trepte Dr. and Mrs. Victor Soderstrom in memory of Wally Wiese Mr. and Mrs. Donald Weimer in memory of Wally Wiese Rae Kinn in memory of Mary Von Bereghy

THE VIC DONORS The VIC is the rehearsal area named in celebration of excellence in education in the Oconomowoc Area School District and in honor of Vic Passante, OHS theater director, teacher and mentor from 1974 to 2007. Major Donors The Debbink Family Foundation Craig and Mary Schiefelbein Thomas X. Herro Foundation Oconomowoc Area Foundation Orbis Corporation Paragon Development Systems, Inc. Pat and Mary Sue McNamee And to the students, community members, and businesses who contributed to the 2007 celebration honoring Vic Passante’s dedication to the arts and to learning. 4 Oconomowoc Arts Center


PAC E D O N O R S PACEsetter Pabst Farms Platinum Dirk & Terry Debbink Oconomowoc Area Foundation Gold J. H. Findorff & Son Inc. Oconomowoc Performing Arts Council Jennifer Bukosky, Courtney Bella & Sophia Bukosky + Silver Dick & Karen Bertrand Jerry & Jeanie Burchardt Debbink Family Foundation Modern Woodmen of America Bronze Dr. Gerard & Carol Adler American Assn. of University WomenOconomowoc David & Sue Breckenfelder Kent & Karen Brooks First Bank Financial Centre Chris & Lisa Gall Chuck & Pat Herro Mike & Kim Herro Family Thomas X. Herro + Geoffrey & Sandra Hogan Grace Merten Dick & Bobbie Protzmann Dave & Betty Reul Ronald & Donna Schlender Bill & Jane Wierdsma $1000 Donors James Kevin Barry + Dick Bertrand Karen Bertrand Duane & Dorothy Bluemke Foundation Frank & Mary Ann Brazelton Emme Burchardt Hannah Burchardt Jeff Burchardt Lisa Burchardt Bette Durnford + Matthew & Rebecca Eash Family Gerald Foust Family Reimar Frank + Betsy, Pip, Emma, & Becca Freeman Henszey Family Kenneth Herro Andrea Keck David Keck Kris Keck John & Ruth Koehn Mike & Jodi Koehn Family Bill & Carol Lamm Terry & Marilyn Largent

Helen Magnusson Lynne Marris Tom & Nancy Massnick Curt & Pat Neudecker Mary Jo Newburg * Kathy Pence + Kathy Pence + Oconomowoc High School Staff-2009 Oconomowoc Performing Arts Council Oconomowoc Performing Arts Council Oconomowoc Performing Arts Council OHS Class of 1961 Orthopaedic Associates of WI John & Pat Rodell Family Joseph & Dorothy St. Thomas Mike & Sandy Schick Craig Schiefelbein Mary Schiefelbein Greta Schiefelbein Hans Schiefelbein Klaus Schiefelbein Michael & Donna Scholl Andrew Schultz Conner Schultz Karly Schultz Kim Schultz Tim Schultz John P. Snyder, Jr. Family * Dean +, Ellen, Linda, Cheryl Strommen John Sutte + Dorothy “Grandma Dot” Thompson + Ray & Collette Warell Robb & Cheryl Wierdsma $750 Donors Maribeth Bush Hilton & Jean Neal Emalou Sandsmark * Dorothy M. Verhein $500 Donors Art, the Window Washer + Steve Baker * Ernest & Sharon Biel Family Carroll College Performing Arts Helena, MT * Cheney Family * John & Judy Cooley Family Malcom A. & Susan M. Dorn Maureen, Beth, & Michael Geraghty Howard F. Greene + Charlotte M. Hall Shirley Hamilton-Nehring Beth Hansing * John Hansing * Joe Haas Media Dr. & Mrs. Ron Karzel Otho Kile, Jr. + Del & Joan Krueger David J. Magedanz * Patrick & Amy C. Middleton Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club PT Gazell & the Side Effects 5


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PAC E D O N O R S ( c o n t .) Dr. & Mrs. William Paton Jeff Sander Dave & Lucy Shanks Tom & Anne Simonis Family Sarah, Diane, & Phil Slaughter * Chad Vande Zande Family Frances Way Benjamin, Elisa, Emily, & Brice Welch Tom Woods, OPEF Board Member* $250 Donors Books and Company Curtis & Anne Brewer Mike & Bridget Bruno Family Benjamin Byczek Olivia Byczek Ginger Carney * Mary Casucci + Bill & Joyce Chapman Bob & Eileen Daly Family Drama Mamas and Papas Michael Duncan Family Steve & Carol Frankwick Daniel & Kathleen Giesen Greenland School Drama Clubs Jack & Gay Grothaus Russell & Elizabeth Halkerston Robert E. Hasselkus + Mark & Dani Herro Jay & Heidi Huenink Darrell & Elaine Hurdle Amy Jappinen * Alyssa Jappinen Tessa Jappinen Jesse & Cameron Johanning Lydia Johnson + Ron & Kim Koehn Alan & Mary Koepke Paul Ludy, Jr. + Andrew J. Mount Catherine Narloch * Mike & Betty Nivens OHS Class of 1965 OHS Class of 1975 Robb Family Ed Rohloff + Genevieve Rohrer Todd & Leah Scheid Family Jodi Schlender Paul & Holly Schmidtke Don & Mary Schmitt Dr. B. J. Schumacher * David & Carol Steger * Emma & Jack Watermolen $100 Donors Issac Ama Cria Ama Alice Anderson + Alice Anderson + Alice Anderson + 8 Oconomowoc Arts Center

Joyce Antonneau * Norbert Antonneau + Bev Babinec + Eva Balistrieri Kurt & Carrie Begalke Jennifer Betances Dwayne & Joyce Block Roger Bottoni Family Jeffrey, Jason, & Kaitlin Brandl Bruce & Jo Brown David & Joan Brussat Jim Bush Lydia Ann Bush * Rob & Katie Bush Beau Butschke Fund + Gladys Christenson + Michael, Angela, Callahan & Delaney Cowles Richard C. Craemer Family Sierra M. Dakouras * Jim & Michele Doherty Dance Buddies* Kayla, Jeff, & Holly Daniels Lonnie Dykstra + Craig Finkelmeyer + Connie Frank * Kyle Fritz * Janet Gibeau * Dr. & Mrs. W. G. Gill Carl Glaum Mark & Karen Gould Bob Grimm + Scott Haley + Mark & Dani Herro Brittany Hoffman ’09 Sr. Director * Jim Holahan + Matt & Lindsay Holsen ’09 ‘14 Grace Huenink Robert C. James + Sarah Grace Kleist * Jane R. Koning John W. Koning, Jr. Linda J. Krause Mike & Margie Krauski Michael Krill * Marilyn Largent * Harvey Larson Virginia Lawinger Audrey Karen Lemcke* Patrick Leslie Susan Lucht Family Lois L. Luebke Jim & Pat Mack Patricia Matt Donald McCollum Margaret McCollum Kathryn McCollum Freeland Lynne McCollum Staley Sean McCollum Franziska Merkle ‘07-08 Exchange Student Dan Miller Family Dr. & Mrs. G. Daniel Miller


PAC E D O N O R S ( c o n t .) Mol Family Shannon Moore David Newburg Samantha Newburg David Nicolai Kari Nicolai Michael Nicolai Tod Ninmann Family OHS Class of 1942 OHS Class of 1950 OHS Class of 1955 OHS Class of 1955 OHS Class of 1955 OHS Class of 1966 OHS Class of 1971 OHS Class of 1974 Kathy Pence + David A. Perrigo Sherri Perrigo Dave & Kate Perry Roger & Barbara Puterbaugh Dan Reep Dood Reep Dorothy Revnew Richard & Susanne Rumpf Steve, Andrea, Matthew, & Haley St. Thomas James + & Marilyn Schaller Herbert Schick Hollie Schick Dan & Jan Schlender * Dan & Jan Schlender Stephen Schmiedlin King Comets

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Truman & Barbara Schultz Richard & Mary Sharp Sterling, Cassidy, & Drake Shepherd Judge Patrick & Luly Snyder Bill & Sue Snyder Charles & Lynne Staley Dean +& Ellen Strommen * Maury Sullivan William & Lillian Thiel Family Bob & Jan Thostenson Gary & Tina Timmel Family Arlene Tinus Grma. Dot Thompson + Chuck Thorsen * Christopher M. Todd * Steve A. Wagner Family ’73, ’75, ’05, ‘08 Bridgette Well ’09 Sr. Director * Dick Whalen Florence Whalen Lisa Hansing Young * Tom & Arlene Ziety Matching Gifts PACE gratefully acknowledges the following corporations and foundations who match their employee’s contributions. Eaton Corporation GE Technologies Novartis Foundation Quadgraphics

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Milwaukee Ballet

Dancers: Dancers Valerie Harmon and David Hovhannisyan Photo: Brian Lipchik

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Main Stage Series

Saturday, June 2 – 7:30 PM

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“For more than 35 years PT Gazell has been on a musical journey of ongoing discovery as he explores and experiments with new and exciting ways of expressing himself on the humble harmonica. The music presented tonight reflects PT’s love for The Great American Songbook & The Golden Age of Jazz. PT Gazell & the Side Effects are happy and honored you have chosen to be part of this continuing musical conversation.” The “Side Effects” are a rotating group of some of the world’s best musicians, tonight’s lineup includes: Dan Trudell................................................................................................................ Piano Jim Dresser............................................................................................................... Guitar Gerry Baccash..............................................................................................................Bass Josh Sherman......................................................................................................... Drums PT Gazell & the Side Effects 11


PT GA ZELL PT Gazell has earned his position as a master of the diatonic harmonica by taking the long way around from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin to Nashville, Tennessee… First picking up the instrument in his late teens, the Wisconsin-born, self-taught player honed his craft by taking on all manner of musical styles and traveled a circuit that included bluegrass, folk, pop festivals and gigs. His instinctive musicality allowed him to explore and expand his repertoire and achieve a lofty level of mastery very quickly. Still early in his musical evolution, Gazell found his way to Lexington, Kentucky in the mid-seventies. At the time Lexington was a hotbed of young bluegrass musicians and PT fell right in with the likes of Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Douglas, Bela Fleck and others… “There were great places to play and appreciative audiences. If you were not playing out, you could always sit in at a hot jam session. David Grisman, Tony Rice and Keith Whitley were regular visitors and only added to the buzz.” While in Lexington, PT recorded his first album for Sugar Hill Records, “Pace Yourself...” Recorded with an all-star lineup it is this recording that announced PT Gazell’s genius to the world. PT was the first harmonica player, and the second artist, to be honored with a recording contract with famed Sugar Hill Records. His total and complete mastery of the diatonic harmonica can be heard on this seminal recording, which set the bar for all other players who followed. Gazell soon became a sought after side man and session player for some of Nashville’s biggest stars and spent the next part of his career playing and recording all over the world along side the stars of the day. “As exciting and fun as that period was, I also began to get somewhat frustrated” Tired by the road and frustrated by the musical limitations presented by the standard diatonic harmonica, Gazell, put his instrument down and disappeared for a while. When he finally reemerged it was with a newfound enthusiasm in part created by his introduction to valved harmonicas. Using selfvalved harps, Gazell’s music literally soared to new heights as this new approach allowed him access to musical possibilities hidden on standard diatonic harmonicas. “Suddenly 12 Oconomowoc Arts Center

I was able to play exactly what I had always heard. The valves unlocked the door.” And PT came out swinging… His first recording using the valved diatonic is a masterful swing record entitled, “Swingin’ Easy… Hittin’ Hard” that PT released in 2005. Gazell’s playing on this record begs comparisons to jazz greats Benny Goodman and Ben Webster. The record spurred a brand new interest in PT and soon he was back on the road, only this time fronting various combinations of jazz and swing musicians. Critics and fans alike hailed Gazell’s return to live performing and “Swingin’ Easy… Hittin’ Hard” quickly became a favorite at NPR stations across the United States. In 2008 Gazell and New Zealand chromatic harmonica wizard, Brendan Power, teamed up for a swinging, soaring, dynamic sonic masterpiece CD entitled, “Back To Back.” Gazell’s work on this once-in-a-lifetime masterwork shows a man at the top of his game. The CD features standards and jazz classics reinterpreted by two of the world’s most gifted instrumentalists. 2011 saw PT receive two Grammy Nominations for his latest CD “2 Days Out.” This project marks yet another milestone in harmonica maestro PT Gazell’s musical journey. Perhaps the most musically daring of all his recordings,“2 Days Out” explores dynamic sonic combinations that are superbly refreshing, spirited and profound. PT’s impeccable phrasing and undeniable expressive shadings blend to create something extraordinary and distinct. “2 Days Out” swings and delivers in ways new and old with results that re-establish PT Gazell as one of the finest and most unique players in a generation. PT likes to think of his projects as “an ongoing musical conversation between myself and my fans.” Judging by the music he delivers, he’s quite a compelling and articulate speaker. No other player combines his phrasing, his melodic style, his song choices and his improvisational abilities… His singular style may draw comparisons to others, but in the end, it is a style all his own. PT Gazell has spent his life on a self-styled musical journey. His continuing search means years of joy to come for fans of great music and great musicians. If the past is any indication one thing is for sure, this humble harmonica magician will continue to surprise and amaze us on stage and in recordings, and he will continue to spread joy every time he lifts his harp and plays.

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