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M I C H A E L’ S C O R N E R Home for the Holidays… It’s not too early to think about the holiday season and your entertainment opportunities. For the first time, the OAC has added a holiday cabaret event, I Got Yule Babe as part of our popular Cabaret Café Series. Two evenings of festive, witty and slightly irreverent musical fun on December 7th & 8th, capped off with Chef Brian’s dinner entrees and luscious desserts. Pat McCurdy, Russian Folk and T’is round out this year’s cabaret series, all in the comfort and intimate setting of the Little Theater and featuring the Chef’s extraordinary menu. Get your tickets early, though, last year’s series sold out quickly and tickets for this year are going fast; group sales for parties available. Check out our web site at for more information and menu options. The Bonsai People… Our final film series offering is The Bonsai People: the Vision of Muhammad Yunus on January 18 at 7:30 pm. This fascinating documentary focuses on the philosophies and social businesses of Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and his Grameen Bank. This film is about empowerment, responsibility and social justice in some of the world’s poorest regions. Director/film maker Holly Mosher will be on hand to host a Q & A immediately following the film. The film will be presented in the Little Theater. Michael Duncan, Director Oconomowoc Arts Center Get on our email newsletter list or check out the web site at for further information.

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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 Director.......................................................................................................... Michael Duncan Marketing/Public Relations Manager..........................................................................Robin Krakauer Box Office/Website Manager...........................................................................Cynthia Acosta Luksich Box Office Staff......................................................................................................................Sharon Milway, Connie Rizzo, Nancy Schwabe House Managers...................................................................................Robert Abbott, Lynne Carlstein, Mark Carlstein, Deborah Duncan, Lindsay Duncan, Megan Elftman, Jan Gibeau, Angie Harrison, David Harrison, Davey Harrison, Dan Holzmiller, Adrianna Nowak, Connie Rizzo OAC Technicians....................................................................................... Melody 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, Liz Bednar, Carol Barwick, Ron Barwick, Jeff Botcher, Penny Botcher, Sharon G. Collins, Jacqueline Day, Jim Day, Sarah Day, Mark Dorney, Annette Elftman, Helen Felland, Scott Felland, Barb Figi, Nina Gaydos-Fedak, Bonnie Graunke, Kevin Graunke, Barb Hirsch, Sandy Karkossa, Bob Knollenberg, Jane Knollenberg, Kathy Loehr, Ruth McLeod, Lucy Mercado, Doug Milway, Logan Milway, Sharon Milway, Mary Murphy, Mary Peterson, Alla Rabinovich, Marge Ramstack, John Rauch, Tricia Rauch, Betsy Sander, Jeff Sander, Lee Schmeckpeper, Linda Schmeckpeper, John Sokop, Mary Kay Sokop, Jennifer Starke-White, Nancy Teas, Lill Thiel, Bill Thiel, Bill Tweeden, Jan Tweeden, Chris Wehrenberg, Curly Wentland, Kathy Wentland, 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.


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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 Mr. John Griswold, Vice President Mr. Mike Bickler, Clerk Mrs. Sandra Schick, Treasurer Ms. Elizabeth Thelen Ms. Lisa Arenas Mr. Dave Guckenberger Programming Committee Lisa Boudin Michael Duncan Jason Dvorak Tom Halloran Ellyn Helberg Marilyn Largent Betty Reul Kim Schultz Peter Schwabe

Marketing Committee McKenna Bryant Michael Duncan Wendy Halloran Robin Krakauer Rebecca Seymour Barb Simpson Jennifer Starke-White Visual Arts Committee Michael Duncan Paula Keene Terry Peterson Paul Schultz Film/Media Committee Michael Duncan Terry Kaldhusdal Michael Krill

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

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With gratitude, the Oconomowoc Area School District acknowledges these local organizations, businesses and private patrons for their outstanding support of the Oconomowoc Arts Center: Ace Hardware of Oconomowoc, Arc-Central of Oconomowoc, Books & Company, Chocolate Factory of Oconomowoc The Debbink Family Foundation Footlights/Marcus Promotions, Inc., Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly Stores, Jerry Foust, Mr. and Mrs. Narendra Patel – “Cuculidae” (Bird of Songs) Sculpture, Neumann Company, Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts, Oconomowoc Foundation’s Scheriffius Fund Oconomowoc Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, Oconomowoc Performing Arts Council, Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation, Oconomowoc Sign Company, Paul Phelps and Oakbrook Esser Studios, Pedal’rs Inn Bed & Breakfast, Plunkett Raysich Architects, The Pub – Irish Tavern & Restauraurant, The Richard R. and Karen Bertrand Charitable Fund The Strommen/Loofbourrow Family Virginia Burns Charitable Foundation Thanks to the UW Extension and the South East 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 acknowledges a grant from the Oconomowoc Foundation’s Scheriffius Fund, the Richard R. and Karen Bertrand Charitable Fund, the Debbink Family Foundation and the Virginia Burns Charitable Foundation.

Direct gifts in memory have been made to the OAC by the following supporters: 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 Jan Gibeau Donald J. and Constance M. Moore


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The Strommen/Loofbourrow Family 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 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.

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 Mike & Kim Herro Lou Morgan, Sr. Family 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 Thomas X. Herro + Geoffrey & Sandra Hogan Grace Merten

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Marilyn Largent Terry 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 OHS Class of 1962 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 * Thomas J. Snyder * John Sutte + Dorothy “Grandma Dot” Thompson + Dave & Karen Trepton Family Ray & Collette Warell Robb & Cheryl Wierdsma $750 Donors 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, 6

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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 OHS Class of 1987 Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club 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 Haley Buckingham Benjamin Byczek Olivia Byczek Ginger Carney * Mary Casucci + Bill & Joyce Chapman Bob & Eileen Daly Family Drama Mamas and Papas Michael Duncan Family Chris Finkelmeyer Steve & Carol Frankwick Daniel & Kathleen Giesen Greenland School Drama Clubs Jack & Gay Grothaus Russell & Elizabeth Halkerston Robert E. Hasselkus +

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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 * Nature Hill Intermediate All-School Musical 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 + 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

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Sean McCollum Franziska Merkle ‘07-08 Exchange Student Dan Miller Family Dr. & Mrs. G. Daniel Miller 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


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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 + Gifts in memory *Gifts dedicated to name listed

Complete with three piece band and a trio of back-up singers this festive, witty and slightly irreverent holiday review will get you in the holiday spirit. The show is set in the OAC’s Little Theater. Audiences are treated to an intimate cabaret environment complete with soft lighting, tables adorned with linens and candles. Chef Brian Shoemake’s mouth-watering menu includes: Braised pulled pork shoulder in a rich gravy with vegetables, red cabbage, spaetzel, and cheesecake with a variety of toppings for dessert.

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Main Stage Series

Friday, October 20 7:30 pm

An Evening with John McGivern

Emmy award-winning actor, John McGivern, will take the main stage this evening with his original, one-man show highlighting his personal, touching and familiar stories of growing up in an Irish Catholic family in the Midwest. There will be an intermission between acts.


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BIOGR APHY John McGivern (born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an actor and writer. He has won numerous awards, including “Best Writer of a New Work” and the “After Dark Award”. He also played the role of Bruce McIntosh in the Disney film The Princess Diaries, and many commercials for companies such as Kohl’s Department Store, Sears, and Philadelphia Cream Cheese. John is a graduate of St. Lawrence Seminary, in Mount Calvary, WI. In 2010 he received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement for Individual Excellence On Camera: Programming Performer in the Chicago/Midwest region. McGivern is well-known for his Emmy® Award winning work on Wisconsin PBS. His one-man live stage and TV shows, “The Early Stories of John McGivern,”

“Midsummer Night McGivern,”“John McGivern’s Home for the Holidays,” and “Summer Stories with John McGivern” weave nostalgic tales of being the third born of six kids in a working-class Irish Catholic family in the Midwest. McGivern frequently shows up on local morning news and other TV programs and can be heard during his regular radio segments on WKLH 96.5 FM in Milwaukee. His newest venture, “Around the Corner with John McGivern” is a new Milwaukee Public Television series that takes McGivern to 13 different towns and neighborhoods around Southeastern Wisconsin. From Sheboygan to Racine and Burlington to Brady Street, McGivern capitalizes on his light-hearted demeanor to convey the delights he discovers while exploring these hometowns and neighborhoods.

For the John McGivern show this evening, the Oconomowoc Rotary will be the recipient of the Community Initiative Partner program. For every ticket sold, $2 will go back to the Rotary as a fund raiser. The Rotary will have a table set up in the lobby this evening. Please stop by and learn more about the club, their mission and community service projects they are involved in.

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