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F R O M T H E OAC D I R E C TO R ... The holiday season is here again and the OAC stages are brimming with an outstanding array of seasonal events that are sure to appeal to everyone. The Oconomowoc School District will present A Winter Jazz Concert, A Community Sing-along of Holiday Classics, The Annual Holiday Family Film Night Fund-raiser, OHS Orchestra Concert, and The OHS Winter Band Concert. Two outstanding community performances include “Replay,” an instrumental jazz group in the Cabaret Theater featuring specialty desserts and coffees, December 14 and The Nutcracker, in a beautifully staged production by MainStage Academy of Dance, December 20-22. The OAC special events series presented the popular Lorie Line in “Born in Bethlehem,” December 4 and the OAC main stage series features the return of humorist, John McGivern in Home for the Holidays, this evening. Contact the box office at 262.560.3172 or our website at for specific times and ticket prices. Many of the events are free to the public and you can save money on your ticket purchases by getting your tickets at the box office, in person, prior to the event date. Be a Part of the Process… The OAC Programming Committee is hard at work considering a variety of programs for the 2014-15 season of professional series events and we would like to hear from you, our loyal patrons, on what types of events you would most like to experience. A survey is available in your program or distributed by our ushers for you to fill out and return to the box office. Please take a moment to let us know what you think. We want to hear from you. Gift Certificates… There are many wonderful events still to come in the 2013-14 season. Consider a gift certificate from the OAC to fill out your holiday gift-giving. You can either purchase tickets for a specific show or for any dollar amount and let your special someone redeem it for the event of their choice. Thank you for your continued support of the Oconomowoc Arts Center and have a joyous and safe holiday season! Michael Duncan Director Get on our email newsletter list or check out the website 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.............................................................................................Robin Koltz, Sharon Milway, Connie Rizzo, Nancy Schwabe House Managers......................................................... Bob Abbott, Lynne Carlstein, Mark Carlstein, Jan Gibeau, Angie Harrison, Davey Harrison, Dan Holzmiller, Adrianna Nowak, Connie Rizzo OAC Technicians......................................................... Melody Abbott, Mason Cox, Brandon Gariss, John Kyle, Michael Nicolai, Brooke Olson, Katrina Smith, Andrew Zietlow Usher/House Manager Coordinator...............................Cynthia Acosta Luksich, Sharon Milway Ushers.................................................................................. Pauline Barnes, Liz Bednar, Renna Cohen, Sharon G. Collins, Jacqueline Day, Mark Dorney, Connie Evans, Barb Figi, Nina Gaydos-Fedak, Bonnie Graunke, Kevin Graunke, Karen Grimm, Barb Hirsch, Ginny Holahan, Sandy Karkossa, Bob Knollenberg, Jane Knollenberg, Chris Matthews, Diana Matthews, Kathie Mayer, Roger Mayer, Ruth McLeod, Lucy Mercado, Amy Meyer, Doug Milway, Logan Milway, Sharon Milway, Mary Lynn Murphy, Caryl Niebler, Alla Rabinovich, Marge Ramstack, Pat Rieck, Merry Ristow, Betsy Sander, Jeff Sander, Lee Schmeckpeper, Linda Schmeckpeper, Beth Smith, Diane Sobehrad, Tom Sobehrad, John Sokop, Mary Kay Sokop, Jennifer Starke-White, Lill Thiel, Bill Thiel, Chuck Thorsen, Marge Thorsen, Chris Wehrenberg, Curly Wentland, Kathy Wentland, Cheryl Woppert, Arlene Ziety, Tom Ziety Poster Distribution Staff..................................................................................Deb Duncan, Cindy Dyer Intern...................................................................................................................................................Ann Ricca 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. Roger Rindo Superintendent of Schools Board of Education Mr. Donald Wiemer, President Mr. John Griswold, Vice President Mr. Mike Bickler, Clerk Mr. Dave Guckenberger, Treasurer Ms. Lisa Arenas Ms. Sandra Schick Mr. Steve Zimmer Programming Committee Lisa Boudin Michael Duncan Jason Dvorak Marilyn Largent Abby Lorenz Vic Passante Betty Ruel Peter Schwabe

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 Visual Arts Partnership Pewaukee Area Arts Council (PAAC) • 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 The Debbink Family Foundation Mark Duncan, artist Footlights/Marcus Promotions Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly Great Harvest Bread of Delafield Jerry Foust Mr. and Mrs. Narendra Patel “Cuculidae” (Bird of Songs) Sculpture Neumann Company Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts Oconomowoc Foundation’s Scheriffus Fund Oconomowoc Service Clubs – Kiwanis, Rotary and Lions Oconomowoc Performing Art Council Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation Paul Phelps and Oakbrook Esser Studios Plunkett Raysich Architects The Pub – Irish Tavern & Restaurant The Richard R. and Karen Bertrand Charitable Fund The Shirley Hamilton- Nehring Trust The Strommen/Loofbourrow Family William and Lillian Thiel 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 Foundations Scheriffus 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 6

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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 theatre 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.

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PAC E D O N O R S A N D S E AT D E D I C AT I O N S The Performing Arts Center Enhancement (PACE) Fund, a $500,000 capital campaign conducted by the Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation (OPEF) to ensure top-quality productions and experiences at the OAC, was completed in July, 2013. OPEF and the citizens of Oconomowoc would like to thank the following donors for their generosity. Their names or those they chose to honor or memorialize, are permanently displayed on the Gratitude Board in the OAC Lobby. PACEsetter Donors: $30,000 and Above Debbink Family Foundation Dirk & Terry Debbink Pabst Farms Supporters of “The Vic” Platinum Donors: $20,000 - $29,999 Oconomowoc Area Foundation Silgan Containers Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation Gold Donors: $10,000 - $19,999 Dick & Karen Bertrand Roy Carter J. H. Findorff & Son Inc. Oconomowoc Performing Arts Council Silver Donors: $5,000 - $9,999 David & Sue Breckenfelder Jerry & Jeanie Burchardt Keith & Kathie Dunton First Bank Financial Centre Mike & Kim Herro Audrey Keck Modern Woodmen of America Lou Morgan, Sr. Family Andrew & Julie Naumann Craig & Mary Schiefelbein Ronald & Donna Schlender Tim & Kim Schultz Wind Symphony Alumni Reunion-2012 Bronze Donors: $2,500 - $4,999 Dr. Gerard & Carol Adler American Assn. of University WomenOconomowoc Michael J. & Susan M. Bickler Kent & Karen Brooks Jeff & Lisa Burchardt Buz Hoefer Era Reunion Committee Chris & Lisa Gall Chuck & Pat Herro Thomas X. Herro Memorial Fund Geoffrey & Sandra Hogan John & Ruth Koehn Terry & Marilyn Largent 8

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Grace Merten Oconomowoc Festival of the Arts Dick & Bobbie Protzmann Dave & Betty Reul Maureen Z. Stapleton Dean +, Ellen, Linda, Cheryl Strommen Bill & Jane Wierdsma $1,000 - $2,499 Donors Mike & Karen Barry Duane & Dorothy Bluemke Foundation Frank & Mary Ann Brazelton Maribeth Bush Mark & Lynne Carlstein William & Margaret Dahlquist Matthew & Rebecca Eash Gerald & Janet Foust Connie Frank Randall & Betsy Freeman Claire P. Greene Rick & Shelly Grothaus Shirley Hamilton-Nehring John & Beth Hansing Family Richard & Mary Henszey Kenneth Herro Barbara Hirsch Joan Snyder Hughes Honorable Timothy & Susan Kay Thomas Klubertanz’s Friends Mike & Jody Koehn Del & Joan Krueger Lake Country Orchestra Bill & Carol Lamm Helen Magnusson Bill & Lynne Marris Tom & Nancy Massnick William & Barb Mielke Nature Hill Intermediate All School Musical Curt & Pat Neudecker Oconomowoc High School Staff-2009 OHS Band Aids OHS Class of 1961 OHS Class of 1962 Orthopaedic Associates of WI Dr. William & Elaine Paton John & Pat Rodell Family Joseph & Dorothy St. Thomas

PAC E D O N O R S A N D S E AT D E D I C AT I O N S Todd & Leah Scheid Mike & Sandy Schick Michael & Donna Scholl John P. Snyder III Nayce Sutte William & Lillian Thiel Dave & Karen Trepton Ray & Collette Warell Robb & Cheryl Wierdsma $750 - $999 Donors Curtis & Anne Brewer Malcolm A. & Susan M. Dorn Hilton & Jean Neal Jeff & Elizabeth Sander William & Jamie Sandsmark Jodi Schlender Bill & Susan Fronk Thiel Dorothy M. Verhein $500 - $749 Donors Barb Baker Paul Barbour Ernest & Sharon Biel Barbara Bjur & Family David Byczek Bill and Joyce Chapman John & Judy Cooley David Guckenberger Charlotte M. Hall Drs. John & Heidi Hallett David & Nancy Jappinen Todd Jerred & Tamara Hauck Joe Haas Media Ronald & Beverly Karzel Winogene Kile Dona Magedanz Don & Margaret McCollum Patrick & Amy C. Middleton Dr. Patricia E. Neudecker’s Friends OHS Class of 1982 OHS Class of 1987 Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club Jean Popp Carl & Joan Scheid Calvin & Suzanne Schmidt Paul & Holly Schmidtke Dave & Lucy Shanks Tom & Anne Simonis Michael & Laurie Steger Jack Sutte Chad & Carrie Vande Zande Paul & Susanne Way

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Stephen Welch Jim Wilch Ellyn Zimmerman $250 - $499 Donors Peggy Armstrong Charlotte Bartel Bouche Books & Company Mike & Bridget Bruno Sean Carney Mitzi Cass John Casucci Bob & Eileen Daly Greta Dowd Drama Mamas and Papas Michael and Deborah Duncan Carol Dvorak Jason Dvorak Will Edwards-State Farm Insurance Audrey Eiken Chris Finkelmeyer Steve & Carol Frankwick Daniel & Kathleen Giesen Michael E. & Mary Jo Goralski Greenland School Drama Clubs Jack & Gay Grothaus Russell & Elizabeth Halkerston Ann Hasselkus Mark & Dani Herro Jay & Heidi Huenink Darrell & Elaine Hurdle Amy Jappinen Matt & Kerri Johanning Charles Johnson Family & Friends Michael & Tammy Judkins Beth Kauffeld Gregory Klas Ron & Kim Koehn Alan & Mary Koepke James & Karen Milford Steven & Nancy Miller Andrew J. Mount Nature Hill Intermediate All-School Musical Sherene Nicolai Mike & Betty Nivens OHS Class of 1945 OHS Class of 1955 OHS Class of 1965 OHS Class of 1975 REPLAY Jazz Scott & Kristy Robb Dan Rohrer & Stephany Freedman Herbert & Hollie Schick John McGivern


PAC E D O N O R S A N D S E AT D E D I C AT I O N S Don & Mary Schmitt Paul & Debby Schneider Betty Schumacher Richard & Mary Sharp Karin Van Voorhees Bob & Carol Vermillion Todd & Terri Watermolen Brian & Julie Well Dick & Florence Whalen Robert & Barb Woodruff $100 - $249 Donors Brad & Jean Ama Marge Babcock Kurt & Carrie Begalke Jennifer Betances Dwayne & Joyce Block Roger Bottoni Lois Lucille Bozilov Terrance & Tracey Brandl Tony & Barb Brockway Bruce & Jo Brown David & Joan Brussat Beau Butschke Fund Michael & Angela Cowles Laura Craemer Susan Daniels Peggy Day Jim & Michele Doherty Brady Dorn Jim & Ann Duggan Annette Elftman Finkelmeyer Trust Bruce & DeeDee Follo Mike & Lori Fritz Dr. & Mrs. W. G. Gill Michelle Gilmore Carl Glaum Mark & Karen Gould Mary Grimm Betsy Gruba Beth Hansing Ginny Holahan James & Teresa Holsen Grace Huenink Brian & Susan Jahnke Julie James Zachary T. Jones George & Doris Kimball Rae Kinn John & Jane Koning Louis Kowieski Linda J. Krause 10

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Mike & Margie Krauski Connie La Combe Harvey & Mary Larson Virginia Lawinger Sherman Leatherberry Patrick & Nona Leslie Thomas & Susan Lucht Jim & Pat Mack June W. Mather Patricia Matt Steven & Amanda Messer John & Deb Meunier Daniel & Barbara Miller Johnathan & Michelle Miller Chris Mol Donald & Constance Moore George & Bonnie Morris Jason & Jennifer Mortensen Mark Nammacher Dan & Patricia Napgezek Kathleen Neils Mary Jo Newburg Tod Ninmann Family Oconomowoc Sign Company OHS Class of 1942 OHS Class of 1950 OHS Class of 1966 OHS Class of 1971 OHS Class of 1974 Robert & Jane Panther David & Sherri Perrigo Wilson & Kathryn Perry Betsy Peterson Tom & Carol Pinter Mary S. Pollock Roger & Barbara Puterbaugh Dorothy Revnew Eric Rice Bradley & Jill Riemann Ken & Connie Rizzo Richard & Susanne Rumpf Steve & Andrea St. Thomas Marilyn Schaller Dan & Jan Schlender Stephen Schmiedlin Truman & Barbara Schultz Gerry & Kim Shepherd Don & Diane Silkey Phil and Diane Slaughter Sarah Slaughter Christine Slowinski Judge Patrick & Luly Snyder Bill & Sue Snyder

PAC E D O N O R S A N D S E AT D E D I C AT I O N S Bob & Gwen Snyder Ron & Maria Sowinski Charles & Lynne Staley Linda Strommen Maury & Mary Ann Sullivan Tim & Nancy Thiele Karen Thorsen Chuck & Marge Thorsen Bob & Jan Thostenson Gary & Tina Timmel Arlene Tinus Steve A. Wagner Waukesha State Bank Donald & Pamela Wiemer Gertrude Wilkinson Sarah Williams-Berg

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Wisconsin Iota Master John & Kate Winckler Tom & Arlene Ziety Steve & Kris Zimmer Matching Gifts OPEF and PACE gratefully acknowledges the following corporations and foundations who match their employee’s contributions. Eaton Corporation GE Technologies Northwestern Mutual Life Novartis Foundation Quadgraphics

OPEF appreciates continued support for its on-going education grants programs, including designation opportunities such as Arts Education Grants and OPEF’s Endowment Fund. To learn more about OPEF’s mission and grants programs, please pick up an OPEF brochure in the OAC lobby or visit Grant videos and recent news, as well as the opportunity to donate to this important charitable foundation are all online. Please contact OPEF at 262-313-9911 or at any time.

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In Home for the Holidays

Sunday, December 8 2:00 pm Emmy award-winning actor, John McGivern, will take the main stage this afternoon with his original, one-man show highlighting his personal, touching and familiar stories of growing up in an Irish Catholic family in the Midwest during the holiday season. There will be an intermission between acts. John McGivern


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 Kohls 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 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 John McGivern’s hometowns and neighborhoods. Stayed tuned for the Oconomowoc “Around the Corner” sneak preview, March 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the OAC. Details are forthcoming and will be posted on the OAC website-

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