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M I C H A E L’ S C O R N E R Welcome to our first MainStage Series event! In addition to an outstanding line-up of district, community and professional events for 2012/13, we have established a new opportunity for area nonprofits whose primary mission is to give back to the community through special projects and services. This new opportunity is called the Community Partner Initiative. On all of the Mainstage Series events this season, we are promoting these nonprofit organizations by donating $2.00 from every ticket sold at their partnership event to help them raise money for their various projects and services. Some of the groups may also offer raffles or other fundraising opportunities the day of the event. In addition, each group will have an information table in the lobby to provide materials or answer questions about their organization. The purpose of this project is to create public awareness for the service clubs and organizations in the Lake Country area that are dedicated to helping people in our community and to help raise money for their various projects. Your attendance at any main stage event this season will go a long way in supporting these wonderful groups. Tonight we are delighted to partner with Oconomowoc Memorial Auxiliary. I hope you stopped by their information table and also checked out the raffle packages in the lobby. If you would like to have an organization considered in the future, please contact me at the OAC before February 1, 2013 for the 2013/14 season. Thank you for your continuing support of the OAC. Michael 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 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, Joe Zack, 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.

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 Marketing Committee Mr. Donald Wiemer, President McKenna Bryant Mr. John Griswold, Vice President Michael Duncan Mr. Mike Bickler, Clerk Wendy Halloran Mrs. Sandra Schick, Treasurer Robin Krakauer Ms. Elizabeth Thelen Rebecca Seymour Ms. Lisa Arenas Barb Simpson Mr. Dave Guckenberger Jennifer Starke-White Programming Committee Lisa Boudin Michael Duncan Tom Halloran Marilyn Largent Betty Reul Kim Schultz Peter Schwabe 2

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Visual Arts Committee Michael Duncan Terry Peterson Paul Schultz Film/Media Committee Michael Duncan Terry Kaldhusdal Michael Krill


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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 Residence and Event Partnership Hilton Garden Inn/Staybridge Suites - official residence of visiting artists and events.

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: Ace Hardware of Oconomowoc, Arc-Central of Oconomowoc, Books & Company, Chocolate Factory of Oconomowoc 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 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 Strommen/Loofbourrow Family 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 Area Foundation’s Scheriffius Fund, the Richard R. and Karen Bertrand Charitable Fund and the Debbink Family Foundation.

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Direct gifts in memory have been made to the OAC by the following supporters: The Debbink Family Foundation The Strommen/Loofbourrow Family Craig and Mary Schiefelbein Mr. and Mrs. David Reul Thomas X. Herro Foundation in memory of Ralph Trepte Oconomowoc Area Foundation Dr. and Mrs. Victor Soderstrom Orbis Corporation in memory of Wally Wiese Paragon Development Systems, Inc. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Weimer Pat and Mary Sue McNamee in memory of Wally Wiese Jan Gibeau Rae Kinn Donald J. and Constance M. Moore 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 4

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Chuck & Pat Herro Thomas X. Herro + Geoffrey & Sandra Hogan Grace Merten Dick & Bobbie Protzmann Dave & Betty Reul Ronald & Donna Schlender Bill & Jane Wierdsma Buz Hoefer “Era” Reunion Committee Dean +, Ellen, Linda, Cheryl Strommen $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 Maribeth Bush Jacob Butschke + Bette Durnford + Matthew & Rebecca Eash Family Gerald Foust Family Reimar Frank + Betsy, Pip, Emma, & Becca Freeman Henszey Family


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Kenneth Herro Joan Snyder Hughes* Andrea Keck David Keck Kris Keck John & Ruth Koehn Mike & Jodi Koehn Family Bill & Carol Lamm 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 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 + 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, 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 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 + 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 * Dave & Karen Trepton Family Emma & Jack Watermolen $100 Donors Issac Ama Cria Ama


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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 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 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 dedicated to name listed + Gifts in member


Main Stage Series

Saturday, September 15 7:30 pm

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Steve Braun.............................................................................................................drums John Steffes............................................................................................... upright bass Michael Fricke.........................................................................................electric guitar Dennis Tomashek....................................................................................... saxophone

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C O M M U N I T Y I N I T I AT I V E PA R T N E R Oconomowoc Memorial Auxillary For the King Comets, Oconomowoc Memorial Auxiliary (OMA) will be the recipient of the Community Initiative Partner program. For every ticket sold, $2 will go back to OMA as a fund raiser. Please stop by the lobby to see what the OMA has to offer. This year’s raffle packages, all valued at over $500 each, include themes such as “Pamper Yourself,”“Golf,”“Wine,”“Dinner and a Show,”“Sports,” and “Home and Family.” Please note some raffle baskets are for winners over the age of 21. The OMA is a not for profit organization that supports the hospital’s commitment to serve the community. The mission of the Oconomowoc Memorial Auxiliary is to promote and support the hospital by recruiting members to provide voluntary service, community outreach and fund raising for hospital equipment, programs and health related scholarships. The profit from this event will go towards health related scholarships and other worthwhile causes. For more information on the OMA, call Tammy-Fox Husband at 262-569-0293 or visit their website at www.prohealthcare.org.

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Steve Braun Steve is a Milwaukee-based drummer who has played regionally from Minneapolis to Cincinnati and at virtually all points inbetween. He was the drummer, both live and on disc, for Liquid Pink, a late-1980s-to-early1990s alternative group. He was one of the founders of Naked Truth, the WAMI- award winning “Best New Artist of the Year” for 1992. While with those bands, Braun played in the coveted opening act slot for such national and international acts as Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians, Bad Company, Matthew Sweet, The Indigo Girls, and Dream Theater.

John Steffes John was roped into playing upright bass for King Comets after years of work on bass guitar with such original Milwaukee music bands as Girl Crazy, F.S. Camels, Take My Face, Necromantx, and cover band Brew City Rockers. He met drummer Steve Braun in the group Naked Truth, and they continued their collaboration in the band See Me Ray. Along the way, Steffes was a member of bands opening for such national acts as Bad Company, Matthew Sweet, Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater, and the Indigo Girls.

Michael Fricke Playing guitar and singing in bands for over twenty years, Michael Fricke started with classic rock and blues and then moved on to punk groups. In the early 1980’s he returned to the roots of rock ‘n’ roll by focusing on rockabilly with both the Beatnix and (later) the Soda Jerks. The latter group was the first local rockabilly band to play many of the major Wisconsin state festivals. During that era, Fricke got to “meet and jam” with Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats and the Brian Setzer Orchestra; the two discussed their mutual musical influences and the similarities between jump swing and rockabilly...which ultimately led to the formation and repertoire of the King Comets.

Dennis Tomashek The saxophonist and newest King Comet, Dennis Tomashek, was born and raised in Milwaukee. He has played everything from polkas to big band, jazz, blues and top 40. Dennis performed with local groups such as the Harbor Lights, Surge, Speakeasy, Big Bob and the Ballroom Blitz, Sweetcheeks, the Ron DeVillers Big Band, and the Brewtown Playboys. He has played at many of the major festivals in Milwaukee and Wisconsin and has had gigs with nationally-known musicians such as Gary Puckett, Phil Guy, and Spencer Davis.

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