“America’s Premiere Doo-Wop Group” present
“Jingle Bell Rock”
A Harmoniously Hysterical Holiday Hit!
December 8, 2012 7:30 PM
Edgerton Performing Arts Center Funded in part by the William & Joyce Wartmann Endowment for the Performing Arts The Alley Cats
The Alley Cats December 8, 2012
Tonightâ€™s concert will be announced from the stage. The WEpac (Wartmann Endowment for the Performing Arts Center) Board was established in 2003 by former Edgerton School District Superintendent Dr. Norman L. Fjelstad to work in accordance with the Wartmann Endowment to help the arts program in the Edgerton Community grow in perpetuity. Board members are: Jennifer Dail Diane Everson Ellen Knutson Dr. Dennis Pauli Connie Tronnes
Nancy Dickinson Erin Gonzalez Tom Livick Gary Smith Paul M. Tropp
Cathe Engler Amy Horn-Delzer Joan Montgomery Lisa Teubert
Striving to provide a diverse selection of quality, affordable entertainment to the Edgerton Community.
The Wartmann Endowment for the Performing Arts Center also funds opportunities for students to engage with many of our Artists. All school assemblies and music clinics are often included during the week of the public performance. If you would like to learn how you can help these programs continue, contact Paul at 608-561-6200.
*Please turn off cell phones and pagers. No food, gum or beverages in the theatre, and no unauthorized video or photography. Thank You! Funded in part by the William & Joyce Wartmann Endowment for the Performing Arts
The Alley Cats Christmas Show offers a night of comedy featuring the music of winter time classics in the a cappella style. Songs in this year’s show include Let it Snow, Blue Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, Jingle Bell Rock and many more! The Alley Cats are a perfect blend of musical talent and comic timing. Their interaction with audiences combined with their spontaneous humor makes each show refreshing and exciting. Royce, Juan, Mando, and Sean never miss a beat as they bring their own contemporary style to the great songs of the 50s and 60s. Together, their freshness and talent make them truly the Cat’s meow! Formed while studying music at Fullerton College, The Alley Cats began their musical journey in 1987 as a featured act in Disneyland’s “Blast to the Past,” a salute to the 1950s. Their long-standing relationship with Disney also took them to New York City, where they were featured during the world premiere of Disney’s animated film, Hercules. Their accomplishments also include numerous TV shows, radio jingles, and thousands of live stage performances.
This evenings concert is also sponsored by Steponkus Tax Service The Alley Cats
The Alley Cats have performed across the country at corporate events, trade shows, major festivals, and performing arts centers. They have worked with clients such as Charles Schwab, L.G. Electronics, and the General Motors Corporation. Their knack for entertaining audiences while sharing information about products and services has made them a hit at major trade shows. Performing at festivals throughout the U.S., they have shared the stage with such notable artists as Chubby Checker, The Beach Boys, and comedian Jerry Seinfeld. Every a cappella performance by The Alley Cats is accompanied only by the sounds of laughter and voices joining in to sing the melodies we all know and love. They have won-over audiences nationally as they relate directly to the crowd with lively humor, engaging stories, and audience participation appealing to young and old alike. Tight harmonies, universal humor, and unbelievable a cappella energy have made The Alley Cats “America’s Premier Doo-Wop Group”.
BIOGRAPHIES Original members
Mando The "founding father" of The Alley Cats actually started singing at the age of four by performing Christmas carols for The Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mando started performing in grade school in the Kindergarten Pajama Choir and hasn't stopped singing since! He attended Fullerton College where he met original members Royce, Todd and Andre and, soon after The Alley Cats were born. After he graduated from Fullerton College, he continued his education at California State University in Fullerton where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development with a minor in Music. Royce Royce Reynolds was raised in Whittier, California where he began his performing career at the wee age of five, lip-syncing with the neighborhood kids to Boz Scaggs and K. C. and the Sunshine Band. Then it was off to Fullerton College without a sports scholarship. Then, while walking the halls of the music department, he heard the Vocal Jazz Ensemble singing and said, "Now THATâ€™S Music!" That's the day he found his calling and he has been hooked on a cappella music ever since. Immediately he signed up for the Concert Choir where he met his voice, and founding member of The Alley Cats, Mando. Juan In the fall of 2003 The Alley Cats welcomed the newest member of their litter, Juan Del Castillo. Juan is thrilled to join America's Premiere Doo-Wop Group! Hailing from San Diego, he has been singing since the early age of three. Juan gained most of his a cappella singing experience as founder and Tenor of the Doo-Wop quartet Heart-N-Soul. Sean Sean comes to us direct from the East Coast, a proud Hershey, Pennsylvania native. It was at Hershey Park that Sean attended a concert featuring a PHENOMENAL guest group from Southern California...you guessed it, The Alley Cats! And as they say, the rest is...LUCK!
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Although they are simply four voices, Tonic Sol-Fa has spent the past decade on the road carving their niche as the nation’s top vocal group. In that time, this quartet has been named one of the top five “must see” groups in America, has been awarded numerous original song and album awards in pop, gospel and holiday genres and appeared on NBC’s Today Show. The New York Times describes Tonic Sol-fa’s sound as “A vocal kaleidoscope...unique to the human voice.” Nobody does it like Tonic Sol-fa. Friday, January 25, 2013 at 7:30PM $25/adv $30/dr From Galway to Broadway is a musical journey that will take you from the magic of the Emerald Isle to the excitement of the Great White Way. Saturday, March 2, 2013 7:30PM $20/adv $25/dr The show features the talents of two of Broadway's bright stars Ciarán Sheehan ("The Phantom" in The Phantom of the Opera) and Kimilee Bryant (Christine in The Phantom of the Opera).
The show also features violinist and Irish fiddler Heather Martin Bixler, who has been featured with the New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, and The Lion King on Broadway; and pianist Elizabeth Maxwell, whose credits include Annie, Evita, A Chorus Line, and You're A Good Man Charlie Brown.
The Magic Flute by Candid Concert Opera
Saturday, May 11, 2013 $20/advance $25/door Chicagoâ€™s Candid Concert Opera presents The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Candid Concert Opera is dedicated to the development of emerging opera and instrumental talent. The company is focused on increasing the understanding, appreciation, accessibility, and availability of classical opera to the community. The Candid Concert Opera setting is the perfect way to enjoy the beautiful stories opera has to offer. Musical Director Codrut Birsan, Emmy Award winning composer, pianist, and opera singer, brings a world of experience and passion to Candid Concert Opera. Tickets for the Wartmann Artist Series are available at Edgerton Piggly Wiggly, Edgerton Pharmacy, Knapton Musik Knotes and Voigt Music Center both of Janesville or by contacting 608-561-6093. EPAC Production Personnel WEpac Board Members EPAC Coordinator, Marketing & Publicity, Lighting, Master Electrician, Concert Program, Artist Relations: Paul M. Tropp Technician: Josiah B. Tropp
Ticket Manager: Donna Skau Box Office Clerk: Sharon Wright
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Concert & Series Sponsors: PRODUCER
William and Joyce Wartmann Endowment for the Performing Arts Center Lawrence Midtbo William J. Wartmann
BENEFACTOR Thomas & Joyce Eastman Warren & Judith Kukla DIRECTOR Edgerton Gear Edgerton Pharmacy Steponkus Tax Service ASSOCIATE
John & Shelby Fahlgren PATRON Donald & Barbara Brown Helen Rae Clawson
Mimmi Fulmer Judith Hubbell David & Jane Nelson Jean & Ronald Theis VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 2708
Special Thanks To: William & Joyce Wartmann Dr. Dennis Pauli WEpac Board Members Mike Schuler Joan Montgomery Edgerton Pharmacy Knapton Musik Knotes Voigt Music Centers, Inc. Piggly Wiggly C&M Printing The Edgerton Reporter Edgerton School District Board of Education and Staff Proud members of these organizations