M I C H A E L’ S C O R N E R The OAC will be forming a new support organization called the Friends of the OAC. The idea is to develop an all-volunteer community support auxiliary for the OAC. An information meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 19 from 9:30-11:00 am in the OAC Little Theater. The meeting is open to the public. Drop in and have a cup of coffee. We’d love to have your input. Season Updates… A mid-term report shows OAC ticket sales to all events are up, more than double last year’s sales as of January 1 a year ago. Some events such as John McGivern and I Got Yule Babe not only sold out but were slightly over-sold. The Nutcracker presented by Main Stage Academy of Dance far exceeded attendance totals from 2011. Audiences were absolutely awed by this beautiful holiday classic. The OAC looks forward to their return next December. Other events, especially the cabaret series and Comedy Sportz are selling fast. Don’t be left out in the cold. Come join us at the OAC and thank you for your support. Two documentary films coming to the OAC… Our final OAC 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. Also, on Thursday, February 7 at 7:00 pm in the Little Theater, the Tall Pines Conservancy will sponsor a public showing of the documentary film Green Fire. The film is free and open to the public, but there’s limited seating. Information about the film and seating can be found at www.tallpinesconservancy.org. For ticket and schedule information check out our website at www.theoac.net. Michael Duncan, Director Oconomowoc Arts Center Get on our email newsletter list or check out the web site at www.theoac.net 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..................................................................................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 Poster Distribution Staff................................................................................. Deb Duncan, Cindy Dyer
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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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 Shirley Hamilton-Nehring Trust The Strommen/Loofbourrow Family William & 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 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 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 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.
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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 citizens of Oconomowoc and patrons of the Oconomowoc Arts Center gratefully acknowledge the following donors and those who have “seats” dedicated to them, as part of the Performing Arts Center Enhancement Fund, an OPEF managed fund committed to providing a truly exceptional OAC experience. PACEsetter Level Supporters ($30,000+) Pabst Farms Platinum Level Supporters ($20,000+) Dirk & Terry Debbink Oconomowoc Area Foundation Gold Level Supporters ($10,000+) J. H. Findorff & Son Inc. Oconomowoc Performing Arts Council Jennifer Bukosky, Courtney Bella & Sophia Bukosky + Silver Level Supporters ($5,000+) Dick & Karen Bertrand Jerry & Jeanie Burchardt Debbink Family Foundation Modern Woodmen of America Mike & Kim Herro Lou Morgan, Sr. Family Bronze Level Supporters ($2,500+) 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 Dick & Bobbie Protzmann Dave & Betty Reul Ronald & Donna Schlender Bill & Jane Wierdsma Buz Hoefer “Era” Reunion Committee Dean +, Ellen, Linda, Cheryl Strommen $1000 “VIP” Seat Dedications 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 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 Band Aids 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 Pat McCurdy
PAC E D O N O R S A N D S E AT D E D I C AT I O N S 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 “Orchestra” Seat Dedications Hilton & Jean Neal Emalou Sandsmark * Dorothy M. Verhein $500 “Front Mezzanine” Seat Dedications Art, the Window Washer + Steve Baker * Ernest & Sharon Biel Family Carroll College Performing Arts Helena, MT * Cheney Family * John & Judy Cooley Family
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Malcom A. & Susan M. Dorn Maureen, Beth, & Michael Geraghty Howard F. Greene + Charlotte M. Hall Drs. John & Heidi Hallett 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*
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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 $250 “Back Mezzanine” Seat Dedications 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 * The Jewelry Mechanic, Inc. Emma & Jack Watermolen
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$100 “Balcony” Seat Dedications 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 + Anna Elizabeth Judkins Philip Michael Judkins Salina Rose Judkins Sarah Grace Kleist * Jane R. Koning John W. Koning, Jr. June Koplin + Pat McCurdy
PAC E D O N O R S A N D S E AT D E D I C AT I O N S 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
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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
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Cabaret Café Series
January 11 & 12, 2013 Dinner – 6:30 PM Show – 7:00 PM Reserved
Known locally, regionally and nationally, this singer-songwriter has an unusual off-beat sense of humor and is a crowd favorite. He is well known for his comic lyrics and hilarious observations on life, love and “vacation with mom and dad.”
BIOGR APHY McCurdy is a cabaret singer/songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He regularly tours the upper Midwestern part of the United States with regular stops in Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Green Bay, and Minneapolis. His shows usually consist of just him and his guitar and include improvised interaction with the audience. While the majority of his audience is made up of a college-age crowd, McCurdy appeals to a large number of people of all ages. Performing well over 300 shows a year, his large catalog of original songs (over 600 and growing) covers a variety of topics such as lost loves, politics, family vacations, and how the world can’t live without Sex & Beer. Pat writes all his own songs, in a variety of styles. Only a small portion of his songs are on albums. If he took every song he ever wrote and recorded them, he’d have enough material for at least 7 or 8 more albums. Plus, he’s writing new songs all the time. One of the reasons to attend a performance is to hear these songs that aren’t on the albums. Also, he often changes a few lyrics on songs, or does reggae or polka versions of them; you think of it, he’ll do it.
Dinner Package includes show tickets and dinner:
Gourmet 7” Personal Pizza
Varieties will include margarita, house-made sausage and cheese.
Side includes chicken wings or a salad. Dessert will be a choice of chocolate covered pretzels or chocolate cake with an oatmeal stout frosting. All items will be available the evening of the show, a la carte, for those without the dinner package ticket.
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Published on Jan 13, 2014