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Announcing the 2013-14 Season… The 2013-14 season is set and ready to go. Our Main Stage Series will feature five outstanding and diverse offerings. Five by Design in Club Swing! opens the season with the songs and music that made the swing era hop. Complete with sets, costumes and a big band, this five member vocal group will dazzle you. The OAC will highlight our own Oktoberfest this fall with the music of Dorf Kappelle, a German band complete with costumes and Alpine horns. Back by popular demand, the holiday season will ring with laughter as John McGivern returns in Home for the Holidays. The Krause Family Band, a folk and bluegrass group that has been regularly featured on Prairie Home Companion and WPR’s Simply Folk will grace the OAC stage. Closing out the series is an outstanding new male a cappella group Home Free. These five guys from Minneapolis are a dynamo of pop, gospel and jazz. The Cabaret Café Series will feature Ida Jo, a talented young fiddle player and vocalist who will bring her down-home charm and unique style of folk music to the cabaret experience. Valentine’s Day weekend will bring back OAC favorite’s The Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets in a Valentine’s Day Special. The final cabaret in March will also bring back the talented PT Gazell and the Side Effects for an evening of blues and jazz. Chef Brian Shoemake will return with a mouth-watering menu to delight the palette. A New Series… Many patrons over the past few years have asked for more theater at the OAC. Beginning in 2013-14 the OAC will offer A Chamber Theater Series all in the intimacy of the Little Theater. In October, the series will present Dr. Marigold’s Prescription with Charles Dickens. This tour de force performance features actor Stephen Parr as Charles Dickens. In February, Milwaukee’s African American, Uprooted Theater Company will present the powerful Truth, based on the life and stories of Sojourner Truth. Comedy Sportz, Visual Arts and our Film Series will all return in 2013-14. For ticket and schedule information check out our web site at www.theoac.net 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............................................................................................ 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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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 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. As of February 22, 2013 PACEsetter Debbink Family Foundation Dirk & Terry Debbink Pabst Farms Oconomowoc Public Education Foundation Supporters of “The Vic” Platinum Oconomowoc Area Foundation Gold J. H. Findorff & Son Inc. Oconomowoc Performing Arts Council Jennifer Bukosky, Courtney Bella & Sophia Bukosky + Silver Dick & Karen Bertrand David & Sue Breckenfelder Jerry & Jeanie Burchardt Modern Woodmen of America Mike & Kim Herro Lou Morgan, Sr. Family Ronald & Donna Schlender Wind Symphony Alumni Reunion-2012 Bronze Dr. Gerard & Carol Adler American Assn. of University WomenOconomowoc Michael J. & Susan M. Bickler Kent & Karen Brooks First Bank Financial Centre Chris & Lisa Gall Chuck & Pat Herro Thomas X. Herro + Geoffrey & Sandra Hogan Audrey Keck John & Ruth Koehn Grace Merten

Dick & Bobbie Protzmann Dave & Betty Reul 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 Howard F. Greene * Henszey Family Kenneth Herro Barbara Hirsch Joan Snyder Hughes* Andrea Keck * David Keck * Kris Keck * Mike & Jodi Koehn Family Bill & Carol Lamm Marilyn Largent Terry Largent Helen Magnusson Lynne Marris * Tom & Nancy Massnick Curt & Pat Neudecker Mary Jo Newburg * Dr. William & Elaine Paton ‘tis

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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 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 * 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 Wind Symphony Alumni Reunion-2012 $750 Donors Curtis & Anne Brewer Malcolm A. & Susan M. Dorn Hilton & Jean Neal Emalou Sandsmark * Todd & Leah Scheid Family Jodi Schlender William & Lillian Thiel Family Dorothy M. Verhein $500 Donors Art, the Window Washer + Steve Baker * Ernest & Sharon Biel Family Floyd Bjur + 10

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Carroll College Performing Arts Helena, MT * Cheney Family * John & Judy Cooley Family Maureen, Beth, & Michael Geraghty * 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 * Loine Mertins + Patrick & Amy C. Middleton OHS Class of 1987 Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club 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 Alison Bedborough + Books and Company 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 +


PAC E D O N O R S A N D S E AT D E D I C AT I O N S Mark & Dani Herro Buz Hoefer * Jay & Heidi Huenink Darrell & Elaine Hurdle Amy Jappinen * Alyssa Jappinen * Tessa Jappinen * Jesse & Cameron Johanning * Lydia Johnson + Marvin & Elizabeth Klas + Ron & Kim Koehn Alan & Mary Koepke Paul Ludy, Jr. + Steven & Nancy Miller Andrew J. Mount Catherine Narloch * Nature Hill Intermediate All-School Musical Mike & Betty Nivens OHS Class of 1945 OHS Class of 1965 OHS Class of 1975 Robb Family Ed Rohloff + Genevieve Rohrer * Paul & Holly Schmidtke Don & Mary Schmitt Dr. B. J. Schumacher * Richard and Mary Sharp David & Carol Steger * The Jewelry Mechanic, Inc. Emma & Jack Watermolen $100 Donors Issac Ama * Cria Ama * Alice Anderson + Alice Anderson + Alice Anderson + Joyce Antonneau * Norbert Antonneau + Bev Babinec + Eva Balistrieri * Alison Bedborough + Kurt & Carrie Begalke Jennifer Betances Bettina Binney-McCalla + Dwayne & Joyce Block Roger Bottoni Family

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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 * Dance Buddies* Kayla, Jeff, & Holly Daniels * Jim & Michele Doherty Lonnie Dykstra + Craig Finkelmeyer + Connie Frank * Kyle Fritz * James Daniel Galley + 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 William & Gertrude Jaeckle + Robert C. James + Amy Jappinen * Anna Elizabeth Judkins * Philip Michael Judkins * Salina Rose Judkins * Sarah Grace Kleist * Jane R. Koning John W. Koning, Jr. June Koplin + Linda J. Krause Mike & Margie Krauski Michael Krill * Connie La Combe * Marilyn Largent * Harvey Larson * Virginia Lawinger ‘tis

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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 Audrey Karen Lemcke* 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 * John & Deb Meunier 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 Oconomowoc Sign Company 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 Sue Prime + Roger & Barbara Puterbaugh Dan Reep * Dood Reep * Dorothy Revnew Bradley & Jill Riemann Richard & Susanne Rumpf Steve, Andrea, Matthew, & Haley St. Thomas

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James + & Marilyn Schaller Herbert Schick Hollie Schick Dan & Jan Schlender * Dan & Jan Schlender Stephen Schmiedlin Charlie W. Schneider * Sam M. Schneider * Truman & Barbara Schultz Sterling, Cassidy, & Drake Shepherd * Christine Slowinski Judge Patrick & Luly Snyder Bill & Sue Snyder Charles & Lynne Staley Sarah Stetner + Dean +& Ellen Strommen * Maury Sullivan * Grma. Dot Thompson + Chuck Thorsen * Bob & Jan Thostenson Gary & Tina Timmel Family Arlene Tinus Christopher M. Todd * Steve A. Wagner Family ’73, ’75, ’05, ‘08 Waukesha State Bank Bridgette Well ’09 Sr. Director * Dick Whalen Florence Whalen Kathleen Winckler 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

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Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16 Dinner – 6:30 pm Show – 7:00 pm

‘tis Tim Benkowski................................................................................................................Fiddle, Vocals Chet Celenza................................................................................................................... Guitar, Vocals John Manthe....................................................................................... Mandolin, Bouzouki, Vocals Tom Mortensen................................................................................................................... Percussion Patrick O’day................................................................................................... Fiddle, Whistle, Vocals ‘tis is a group of 5 musicians who have combined their various musical backgrounds to create a lively and engaging sampling of traditional Irish songs and tunes. Drawing from experience in folk, classical and rock, ‘tis has developed a unique style of Irish music that is entertaining and not always strictly traditional. Their aim is to draw the listener into the music; and, when all is said and done, it ‘tis what it is. ‘tis

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Dinner Package includes show tickets and dinner.

Menu Main Dish: Corned Beef and Cabbage Sides: Steamed Baby Red Potatoes and Carrots Creamy Horseradish Sauce Dessert: Chocolate Oatmeal Stout Cupcakes with Irish Cream Frosting Beverages: Water, Soda, Tea, Coffee, and more All Items are available as a la carte items this evening as well. Check dining area for food pricing.

For more information on ‘tis, please see below: Bookings: Call John at 262-565-6131 or Call Tim at 262-894-4164 Email: tis music@earthlink.net Follow Us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/tistheband 16

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