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The OAC is located at 641 E. Forest Street and is part of the Oconomowoc High School campus. It is located in the south central part of Oconomowoc immediately west of Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, one block west of Summit Avenue (Hwy 67) which is the main north/south artery into the city.

Mission Statement

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.

As we begin our 12th season of providing high quality programming I look back on the hard work, passion, and commitment from the Oconomowoc community to get us to where we are. I am thrilled and honored to take the helm from Michael Duncan, and can’t wait to work with and get to know all the staff, volunteers, patrons, donors, entertainers, artists, students, and teachers that make the OAC special. Our season is full of amazing entertainment and visual arts for everyone to enjoy, including eight Main Stage series shows, three Cabaret Café shows, 15 Special Events, and 22 Oconomowoc Area School District shows and concerts. In addition the OAC Lobby Art Gallery will host eight professional visual art displays, and the Imagine A Day Art Gallery will host seven student displays. Beyond that, the OAC provides a home to several district and community groups for ceremonies, services, educational programs, and more. I am looking forward to growing and learning in this remarkable and vibrant community. John Cramer Director, Oconomowoc Arts Center

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OAC Info Please, No Food or Beverages are permitted in the theaters

Bringing Children

Where Can I Sit?

Parents are encouraged to contact the box office for information about the appropriateness of a given performance for younger children.

except for bottled water, with the cap on, or where allowed in the lobby area.

All 759 seats in the Neudecker Main Stage Theater offer excellent views and acoustics. Our box office can be of service with any questions you may have. The OAC is ADA compliant. We have a limited number of wheelchair accessible seats. Please let the box office representative know that you will need accessible seating at the time of purchase. Our circle driveway allows easy drop off and parking that is next to the front entrance. Wheelchair accessible doors and no steps to the front doors make entering and exiting simple. A gradual slope in the theater allows for easy and safe admittance.

Patrons are discouraged from bringing any child younger than the age of 6 to performances, unless that particular performance is geared toward or appropriate for younger audiences.

Booster Seats are available. Check with an usher for assistance, first-come-first-served. IF YOUR CHILDREN ATTEND A PERFORMANCE WITH YOU, A TICKET WILL NEED TO BE PURCHASED FOR THEM. There is NO lap seating for children. This includes children of all ages, including infants. In addition, parents are responsible to supervise their children when in the theater and lobby.

The Little Theater is also ADA compliant. Since this space is used for a variety of different set ups from general seating to a cabaret theater, the number of seats depends on the type of show. Again, the box office can answer any questions or aid you with accessibility concerns.

When to Arrive

It is recommended that patrons arrive approximately 20 minutes prior to the start of a performance. This allows for time to park, check your coat (a free service at the OAC), use of the restrooms, and finding your seat without feeling rushed.

Late Arrivals

Out of courtesy to the performers and audience, patrons arriving after the performance has begun will be seated at the discretion of house management – possibly not until intermission. Seat selection may not be available 1/2 hour prior to performances.

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Box Office The box office is located in the lobby of the arts center at 641 East Forest Street, Oconomowoc, WI 53066. The OAC is adjacent to Oconomowoc High School and is just west of Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital.

To Purchase Tickets

• In Person during regular business hours or 90 minutes before event time. • Over the Phone by calling 262-560-3172 during regular business hours or 90 minutes before event time. • Online at www.theOAC.net, 24/7. To contact the OAC by email, please send inquiries to info@theOAC.net

Ways to Save

Save all season – Save the $4 Internet Transaction Fee throughout the year by purchasing your tickets in person or by phone during regular business hours at the box office.

GROUP SAVINGS!

Save 10% on 10 or more tickets. Tickets must be purchased for the same show to receive the discount. Group tickets can be purchased in person, over the phone, 262-560-3172, and NOW ONLINE*, www.theoac.net, for your convenience. Tickets may be added to your order later, subject to availability. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES WITH GROUP TICKET ORDERS *A $4, Per Order, Internet Transaction Fee will be applied to all online orders

Payment/Processing

• In Person at the box office: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, cash and local checks accepted. • Over the Phone and Online: Visa, MasterCard, Discover accepted. • All Service Fees and Taxes are included in the price of the ticket. • A $4, Per Order, Internet Transaction Fee will be applied to all online orders. • Mailing your order requires an additional postage and handling fee of $1.50, or place your order at will call for FREE. The box office will not mail tickets less than 72 hours prior to the event. • Full payment is required on all orders. ALL SALES FINAL. Sorry, no refunds. • Exchanges are permitted 24 hours prior to event time subject to availability. Exchanges must be for a ticket for the current season. • Accessibility to the OAC is available to everyone. Patrons needing special seating or access should call ahead to 262-560-3172. The OAC will provide assistance. • Hearing impaired patrons may have FREE access to the OAC’s FM assisted listening system. Call the box office ahead of time to have one reserved. Visually impaired patrons, requiring signing, should call two weeks prior to the performance to make arrangements. This is also a FREE service. • Weather related cancellation information is available by calling 262-560-3172.

Putting Group Tickets On Hold If you are ordering tickets for a special group of 20 or more and would like to have us hold your reservation for a later date, you may place the order with a 20% nonrefundable deposit. The group discount of 10% off the total order will be included. When finalizing your group order you may do so over the phone or in person. The box office will issue a deadline for completion of your order a minimum of three weeks prior to the date of your event. This offer is not available online. Holds are for Special Groups only, does NOT include regular ticket sales and is applicable to OAC events only. Holds do not apply to rentals, special events or any shows in the Little Theater. Occasionally there may be a misprint within this program guide. We will make every effort to correct the error as soon as possible. We reserve the right to change program schedules as needed to accommodate demand or building use conflicts.

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Box Office Hours Monday - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday - 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. In addition, the box office is open 90 minutes prior to an event through intermission.

Summer Hours:

The box office will be closed Monday, July 1 – Friday July 12 for maintenance. Summer hours begin Monday, July 15 and run through Friday, Aug. 9. Summer hours are Monday - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday - noon to 5 p.m. Thursday 4 to 7 p.m. Closed Tuesday and Friday

E-Mail NewsLetter

Sign up for our OAC monthly email news blast and find out what’s happening. Coupons, special offers and up to the minute details of events are just a few of its highlights! To join, call the box office to have them add your information to the list.

Rent the OAC!

The Oconomowoc Arts Center is a perfect setting for business meetings, conferences, seminars as well as performances such as recitals, theatrical events and guest speakers. The OAC only rents to non-profit organizations. Please call John Cramer at 262-560-2130 for more information and scheduling a tour.

Volunteer Opportunities

Support the OAC by giving your time and talents. For more information, please contact our box office at 262-560-3172 or by emailing info@theoac.net.

Staff Director, Oconomowoc Arts Center John Cramer

Program Coordinator Leslie Floeter

Technical Manager/Event Coordinator Sean Floeter

Box Office Staff Leslie Floeter, Robin Koltz, Sharon Milway, Connie Rizzo, Nancy Schwabe

Box Office, Marketing & Social Media Manager Cynthia Acosta Luksich OAC Writer/Marketing Rebecca Seymour Box Office / Event Staff Coordinator Sharon Milway

House Managers Bob Abbott, Mark Carlstein, Jan Gibeau, Arlene Ziety OAC Technicians Mason Cox, Kallan Green, Mason Jordan, Raymond Menting, Sophie Menting, Skylar Revell, Sarah Stick, Dustin Strobush, Mark Venenga

For advertising info, call Marcus Promotions at 262-782-9751

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Cabaret Café Chef Jenny Back by popular demand, the Cabaret Café returns to the OAC’s intimate Little Theater. Audiences will be treated to an evening of amazing live music, paired with tantalizing dishes prepared by OAC Executive Chef Jenny Truchan. Dinner selections compliment the type of music and ambiance of the shows. Menus are listed with each show. Tickets can be purchased for the show only, or for the show with dinner. See pricing on page 26. Please note, this is not a buffet meal. The dinner purchase includes one serving each of the entrée, sides, dessert, and beverage. Should additional servings be desired, a la carte items are available for purchase. Audience members that do not purchase a dinner ticket can grab a bite to eat, enjoy a dessert and/or purchase beverages separately.

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OAC Community Open House • Special Event | Saturday, July 13, 2019

The community is invited to help celebrate a new season with the annual OAC Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, July 13! Sponsored in part by Fox Brothers Piggly Wiggly, the event will offer a free cookout on the outdoor patio featuring brats, hamburgers, and hot dogs with all the fixings. The OAC Box Office will also be open from 5:30 to 8 p.m. for the 2019-2020 season ticket purchases, so take advantage of Early Bird pricing. Guests are invited to walk through the facility and enjoy live music entertainment featuring the “Brew City Drifters” band. For more information about the band, visit www.brewcitydrifters.com. A variety of local arts, community, and school organizations will also be on hand in the OAC lobby with information and demonstrations. Enjoy the visual arts exhibits in both the OAC Lobby Art Gallery and the Imagine A Day Art Gallery.

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A Midsummer Night McGivern • Main Stage Series | Saturday, August 24, 2019

Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, and master storyteller, John McGivern will once again grace the Oconomowoc Arts Center’s Main Stage in A Midsummer Night McGivern. This is the fifth time the OAC has welcomed McGivern to its Main Stage as sold-out audiences can’t seem to get enough of his personal anecdotes and quirky reflections on bygone days and relatable experiences growing up in Wisconsin. A Midsummer Night McGivern promises an evening of amusing adventures and warm summer memories, as he takes his audience on a sweet trip down memory lane. Sharing childhood stories from Memorial Day to Labor Day and all the summer in between, McGivern offers touching references that we can all relate to. For more information visit www.johnmcgivern.com and see page 22. See ticket prices on page 26.

In The Light

• Special Event | August 16-18, 2019 Fiamma Performing Arts Company presents their first theatre arts education program variety show. Contact the OAC box office or visit our website for more information.

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In the Spirit of Lennon

• Main Stage Series | Saturday, September 21, 2019 Drew Harrison of the critically acclaimed band The Sun Kings, presents an emotionally-charged tribute of the life and musical career of one of the most popular artists of all time, told through songs, stories, and images from The Beatles through the final recordings of John Lennon’s life. In the Spirit of Lennon celebrates Lennon’s music, while capturing the intensity that he brought to The Beatles. Gifted with a natural, effortless Lennon voice, Harrison has been performing John’s songs and telling the stories and anecdotes that go along with them for well over a decade. As a solo artist he has performed across the US, Europe, and South America, and has opened for elite artists as such as Richard Thompson, Lyle Lovett, and Steve Miller. For more information, visit www. thesunkings.com. See ticket prices on page 26.

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“I believe one way to judge the quality of any community is by its support for the Arts. The level of support for the Arts in Oconomowoc is obvious! The high caliber of our band, orchestra, and choral music, and theater programs in the District are enhanced by their ability to perform in that professional-caliber space. As superintendent, I never take that space for granted. I know perfectly well just how lucky we are.� - Dr. Roger Rindo, Superintendent

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Dracula

• Special Event | October 4-6, 2019 MainStage Academy of Dance’s artistic director Eddy Bray transforms Dracula into an elaborately-staged ballet that audiences can truly sink their teeth into. The production is family-friendly and appropriate for all ages. For information visit www.wedancemainstage.com. For ticket prices visit www.theOAC.net.

Tweed Featuring Gervis Myles

• Main Stage Series

Saturday, October 12, 2019 With lead singer Gervis Myles, local band Tweed gets their audiences movin’ and groovin’ with a mix of original blues, soul, blues-rock, and subtle tinges of jazz. For more information visit www.facebook. com/pg/tweedfeaturinggervismyles/posts/ See ticket prices on page 26.

ComedySportz • Special Event

Saturday, October 19, 2019 ComedySportz is their name and improv is their game. For more information see page 32 or visit www.cszmke.com. Arrive early to enjoy dinner, snacks, and refreshments. See ticket prices on page 26.

DUO - Eddi Hüneke & Tobi Hebbelmann • Main Stage Series | Saturday, October 26, 2019

In coordination with the OHS German Department, Germany-based entertainers Eddi Hüneke and Tobi Hebbelmann will entertain the OAC’s audience with a light-hearted approach to pop music, with lyrics accessible to German and English speakers alike. For more information visit www.eddihueneke.de/usatour-2019 See ticket prices on page 26.

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* All OASD concerts are free to the public unless otherwise noted, and begin at 7 pm, subject to changes due to district events.

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West Side Story

• OASD | November 15-23, 2019 OHS Players present this landmark Broadway musical. Inspired by William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, the story centers on two star-crossed teenagers from rival New York Gangs who fall in love during the summer of 1957. Tensions and misunderstandings escalate as the Sharks and the Jets plan one last rumble, a fight that will finally end the battle for control of the streets. Timeless music composed by the late Leonard Bernstein, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, include “Maria,” “Tonight,” “America,” “Somewhere,” “I Feel Pretty,” “Gee, Officer Krupke,” and more.” From the first notes to the final breath, the world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this dynamic production that is considered one of theatre’s finest accomplishments. See ticket prices on page 26.

Behind the Scenes with The Nutcracker • Special Event | Saturday, November 30, 2019

Kids ages 4 to 10 are invited to get an exclusive behind the scenes look at what goes into the making of MainStage Academy of Dance’s production of The Nutcracker. Meet cast members, learn a few dance movements, create a craft to take home, and learn what goes into putting on make-up and styling hair. For more information, visit www.wedancemainstage.com. For ticket prices visit www.theOAC.net. MainStage reserves the right to move kids from one session to another if a session does not reach a minimum of 10 kids.

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“My first year at OHS has been wonderfully challenging. Teaching and directing in a new space is helping me to re-evaluate and hone my own skills. Working in the OAC with talented students and quality professionals at all levels has been fabulous! There is an impressive theatrical tradition at both OHS and the OAC which makes me feel blessed to be in this position.” - Tiersa Ferraro, OHS theater department director “It truly is a joy for me to be able to create music with students at Oconomowoc High School. The Oconomowoc Arts Center is a beautiful space to feature the high level of performance that our student musicians achieve through their study and rehearsal in curricular and co-curricular ensembles. I’m grateful for our district and community’s strong support for music and arts in our schools.” - Beth Kauffeld, OHS vocal and musical theater director

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The Nutcracker

• Special Event | December 6-8, 2019 Going to see Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet at the Oconomowoc Arts Center has become a holiday tradition in the Lake Country Area. With Artistic Director Eddy Bray’s all-new choreography, amazing set design, and the magical musical score of Peter Tchaikovsky, MainStage Academy Of Dance’s 10th anniversary production promises to delight audiences of all ages. For more information, visit www.wedancemainstage.com. For ticket prices visit www. theOAC.net.

That Holiday Feeling

• Main Stage Series | December 14, 2019 Sinatra and Company will bring That Holiday Feeling variety show to the OAC’s Main Stage! Featuring the talents of award-winning vocalist Tim Patrick, accomplished singer and producer Colleen Raye, and top-notch big band vocalist Debbie O’Keefe, each bringing their own brand of talent and charisma to the stage, along with the amazing 10-piece Blue Eyes Band. Get into the spirit with renditions of holiday songs made famous by Andy Williams, Karen Carpenter, Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters, Nat King Cole, Kenny Rogers and Wynonna Judd, and Frank Sinatra, as well as sing a-longs, audience participation, and classic tunes that are near and dear to our hearts. For more information, visit http:// www.colleenraye.com/sinatra_and_ company___that_holiday_feeling. See ticket prices on page 26.

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John McGivern opens the OAC’s 12th season with A Midsummer Night McGivern “Leave it to Milwaukee’s own John McGivern, a master storyteller, to package 90-minutes of his best ‘growing up during an East Side Milwaukee summer’ stories and perform them in front of an adoring audience.” Shepherd Express By Rebecca Seymour Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, and master storyteller John McGivern will once again grace the Oconomowoc Arts Center’s Main Stage in A Midsummer Night McGivern at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 24. This is the fifth time the OAC has welcomed McGivern to its Main Stage as sold-out audiences can’t seem to get enough of his personal anecdotes and quirky reflections on bygone days and relatable experiences growing up in Wisconsin. A Midsummer Night McGivern promises an evening of amusing adventures and warm summer memories, as he takes his audience on a sweet trip down memory lane. Sharing childhood stories from Memorial Day to Labor Day and all the summer in between, McGivern offers touching references that we can all relate to. Best known for his Emmy Award-winning work on Milwaukee PBS, McGivern’s other one-man shows, The Wonder Bread Years, The Early Years of John McGivern, and Home for the Holidays tell stories of being the third born of six kids in a working-class Irish Catholic family in the Midwest. In 2017, McGivern helped celebrate the OAC’s 10th anniversary season as the character of Earlene Hoople in A Kodachrome Christmas.

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McGivern’s latest project has been the critically acclaimed show Around the Corner with John McGivern on Milwaukee PBS, now in its eighth season. The City of Oconomowoc was featured in an episode in 2014. “As a kid growing up on the east side of Milwaukee, the only thing we knew about Oconomowoc was that it had a lot of ‘O’s,” he said, laughing. “I’m so grateful to be back on the OAC stage. Every time I show up, even during a snowstorm, the place is packed! That says everything about a community and how it supports the arts.” For more information visit www.johnmcgivern. com and see page 12


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Through September 9

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The Journey and ACAP ArtLinks Artist Reception

5 pm

OAC Community Open House

6 pm – 8 pm

Page 10

August 2

OHS Marching Band Camp

6

Autism Institute

8

OHS Marching Band Camp

12

OHS West Side Story Camp

13

OHS West Side Story Camp

14

OHS West Side Story Camp

15

OHS West Side Story Camp

16

In The Light

7 pm

17

In The Light

2 pm & 7 pm

18

In The Light

2 pm

24

A Midsummer Night McGivern

7 pm

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30

OAC Art Gallery OASD Art Teacher Exhibit Opening

Through September 30

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September 2

Labor Day

3

OASD First Day Of School

13

Imagine A Day Art Gallery TBD Exhibit Opening

Through November 4

21

Convergence Artist Reception

5 pm

21

In The Spirit Of Lennon

7 pm

Page 14

October 3

OAC Art Gallery Studies Of Light And Form Opening

Through November 25

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4

Dracula

7 pm

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5

Dracula

2 pm & 7 pm

Page 16

6

Dracula

2 pm

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12

Studies Of Light And Form Artist Reception

5 pm

12

Tweed Featuring Gervis Myles

7 pm

15

OHS Concert Band and Symphonic Band Concert

7 pm

19

ComedySportz

Dinner: 6:15 pm, Show: 7 pm

22

OHS Wind Symphony and NHI / SLI Bands Concert

7 pm

23

OHS / NHI / SLI Orchestras Concert

7 pm

26

DUO – Eddi Hüneke and Tobi Hebbelmann

7 pm

29

OHS Choir Concert

7 pm

31

Halloween

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November 8

Imagine A Day Art Gallery OHS Student Exhibit Opening

Through January 13

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14

OHS West Side Story Parent Night

7 pm

Page 18

15

OHS West Side Story

7 pm

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16

OHS West Side Story

7 pm

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17

OHS West Side Story

2 pm

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21

OHS West Side Story School Show

7 pm

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22

OHS West Side Story

7 pm

Page 18

23

OHS West Side Story

7 pm

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OAC Art Gallery The Gift Of White Opening

Through January 6

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28

Thanksgiving Day

30

Behind The Scenes With The Nutcracker

10 am & 12:30 pm

Page 18

December 6

The Nutcracker

7 pm

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7

The Nutcracker

2 pm & 7 pm

Page 20

8

The Nutcracker

2 pm

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11

OHS Orchestra Concert

7 pm

13

OHS Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony Concert

7 pm

14

The Gift Of White and OHS Student Exhibit Artist Reception

5 pm

14

That Holiday Feeling With Sinatra & Company

7 pm

18

OHS Choir Concert

7 pm

23

Hope Church Christmas Service

24

Hope Church Christmas Service

25

Christmas Day

Page 20

January 1

New Year’s Day

3

Lost In Boston

Dinner: 6:15 pm, Show: 7 pm

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4

Lost In Boston

Dinner: 6:15 pm, Show: 7 pm

Page 28

10

OAC Art Gallery Nostalgia Opening

Through March 2

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11

Nostalgia Artist Reception

5 pm

11

John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party

7 pm

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17

Imagine A Day Art Gallery SLI Student Exhibit Opening

Through February 17

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29

OHS Student Directed Show Parent Night

7 pm

Page 28

30

OHS Student Directed Show

7 pm

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OHS Student Directed Show

7 pm

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February 1

OHS Student Directed Show

2 pm & 7 pm

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7

Four Guyz In Dinner Jackets Now In Technicolor

Dinner: 6:15 pm, Show: 7 pm

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8

Four Guyz In Dinner Jackets Now In Technicolor

Dinner: 6:15 pm, Show: 7 pm

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Four Guyz In Dinner Jackets Now In Technicolor

Dinner: 1:15 pm, Show: 2 pm

Page 30

12

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast JR. School Show

9:30 am & 12:30 pm

Page 30

13

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast JR.

7 pm

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Valentine’s Day

14

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast JR.

7 pm

Page 30

15

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast JR.

2 pm & 7 pm

Page 30

18

Elections

21

Imagine A Day Art Gallery NHI Student Exhibit Opening

Through April 6

Page 45

26

Disney’s Frozen JR. School Show

9:30 am & 12:30 pm

Page 30

27

Disney’s Frozen JR.

7 pm

Page 30

28

Disney’s Frozen JR.

7 pm

Page 30

29

Disney’s Frozen JR.

2 pm & 7 pm

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March 4

OAC Art Gallery OHS IB/AP Student Exhibit Opening

Through April 6

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5

OHS Wind Symphony and Lawrence University Wind Ensemble Concert

7 pm

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7

ComedySportz

Dinner 6:15 pm, show 7 pm

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10

OHS IB / AP Artist Reception

5 pm

10

OHS Symphonic Band and Concert Band Concert

7 pm

12

All District Orchestra Concert

7 pm

13

The Boston Imposters

Dinner: 6:15 pm, Show: 7 pm

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The Boston Imposters

Dinner: 6:15 pm, Show: 7 pm

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OHS Choir Concert

7 pm

18

NHI/SLI Choir Concert With Guest Artist Jim Papoulis

7 pm

April 3

OHS Lake Country Film Festival

7 pm

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4

OAC Arts In Bloom Gala, Roarin’ Into The ‘20s

5:30 pm (at the Red Circle Inn)

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10

Imagine A Day Art Gallery Artrageous Student Exhibit Opening

Through May 22

Page 45

11

Hope Church Easter Service

12

Easter Day

12

Hope Church Easter Service

13

OAC Art Gallery WRAP Exhibit Opening

Through May 23

Page 43

18

OHS Prom Grand March

19

Oconomowoc Chamber Orchestra

4 pm

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29

OHS Around The World In 80 Days Parent Night

7 pm

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30

OHS Around The World In 80 Days

7 pm

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May 1

OHS Around The World In 80 Days

7 pm

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2

OHS Around The World In 80 Days

2 pm & 7 pm

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Studio One Dance Recital

2 pm & 7 pm

10

Mother’s Day

13

OHS Orchestra Concert

7 pm

15

OHS Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony Concert

7 pm

16

A John Denver Musical Tribute Starring Ted Vigil

7 pm

17

OHS Band Banquet

18

OHS Athletics Award Ceremony

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OHS Choir Concert

25

Memorial Day

28

OAC Art Gallery The Dancing Landscape Opening

Through June 29

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29

Imagine A Day Art Gallery St. Jerome Parish Student Exhibit Opening

Through June 29

Page 45

30

TTP Dance Recital

2 pm & 7 pm

7 pm

June 1

OHS Senior Awards Night

7

MainStage Academy of Dance Recital

10

OASD Last Day Of School

12

Hansing Dance Recital

13

OHS Graduation

14

The Dancing Landscape and St. Jerome Parish Student Artist Reception

12 pm

14

Neophonic Jazz Orchestra

2 pm

18

5678 Dance Recital

6 pm

19

5678 Dance Recital

6 pm

20

5678 Dance Recital

2 pm

27

Elation Dance Recital

1 pm & 6pm

28

Elation Dance Recital

1 pm

2 pm 7 pm

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Oconomowoc Arts Center Ticket Pricing Structure Series

Regular

Seniors (60+) & College Students

HS Students & Younger & Military Personnel (with ID)

Main Stage

$36.00

$32.00

$18.00

Cabaret Café Dinner & Show

$49.00

$49.00

$31.00

Cabaret Café Show Only

$36.00

$36.00

$18.00

ComedySportz

$20.00

$20.00

$10.00

Oconomowoc High School

$15.00

$12.00

$12.00

Nature Hill Intermediate

$12.00

$12.00

$10.00

Silver Lake Intermediate

$12.00

$12.00

$10.00

For Special Event ticket price information not listed above visit www.theOAC.net or call 262-560-3172. All OASD concerts are free to the public unless otherwise noted, and typically start at 7 pm, subject to change due to other district events.

To Purchase Tickets

• In Person during regular business hours or 90 minutes before event time. • Over the Phone by calling 262-560-3172 during regular business hours or 90 minutes before event time. • Online at www.theOAC.net, 24/7. To contact the OAC by email, please send inquiries to info@theOAC.net

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Box Office Hours Monday - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Noon to 5 p.m. Thursday - 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. In addition, the box office is open 90 minutes prior to an event through intermission.


Winter Dance Party

The number one and official show for Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper! “As Flawless as a chord from a Fender Stratocaster… John Mueller is living proof that Buddy Holly’s legacy will live on.” ~ Chicago Tribune By Rebecca Seymour Join rock ‘n’ roll legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson in John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party at 7 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020.

many more. “Buddy Holly had a lot of uptempo rock and roll numbers, as well as really beautiful ballads. Not many artists have such a wide variety of music,” added Mueller.

The unbridled, high voltage concert re-creates the 1959 final tour of Buddy, Ritchie, and the Bopper. The musicians were playing on their Winter Dance Party tour across the Midwest when they were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.

Winter Dance Party has performed on the Jerry Lewis Telethon, toured extensively throughout the US and Canada, and even for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

John Mueller, the critically acclaimed former star of the U.S. touring version of the London/ Broadway hit musical “Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story,” performs as Buddy Holly, with Linwood Sasser as The Big Bopper, and Ray Anthony as Ritchie Valens. The very authentic and energetic four-piece band (guitar, drums, stand-up bass, and sax) also includes Grammy award-winning Mike Acosta on saxophone.

For more information visit www. winterdanceparty.com and see page 28.

“This year marks the 60th anniversary of this tragic day in rock and roll history. It’s significant because people are still very interested in their music, and we love celebrating that,” said Mueller. “We’ve been doing this show since 1999 and we’ve developed a really huge fan base, especially in the Midwest. It’s pretty cool to come back and meet the people who were at the original Winter Dance Party tour.” The concert celebrates the hit songs of the 50s by this famous trio including “That’ll Be The Day,” “La Bamba,” “Chantilly Lace,” and

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Lost In Boston

• Cabaret Café | January 3-4, 2020 On their way to Broadway some of the most famous shows cut some great songs. Milwaukee native and well-known entertainer Joel Kopischke brings these rediscovered gems from well-known classics to life, including songs cut from West Side Story, Guys & Dolls, Company, South Pacific, and many more. See ticket prices on page 26.

Menu - Garlic Pork Chops with Creamy Mushroom Gravy, Rice Pilaf, Haricot Vert with Bacon, Garden Salad and Assorted Pies Dinner option sales close December 27.

John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party • Main Stage Series | January 11, 2020

Come in out of the cold as the OAC’s Main Stage heats up with the iconic music of rock ‘n’ roll legends Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. The unrestrained, high powered concert re-creates the 1959 Winter Dance Party tour of Buddy, Ritchie, and the Bopper, leading to their tragic deaths in a plane crash traveling to the next stop on the tour. For more information visit www.winterdanceparty.com and see page 27. See ticket prices on page 26.

OHS Student Directed Play • OASD | January 30 – February 1, 2020

Two OHS Players take over the directorial reigns to select, cast, design, publicize, and ultimately direct their own theatrical production! Over the course of the summer and winter of 2019—these two talented seniors will follow in the footsteps of amazing past directors as they begin the year-long preparation for their directorial debut by pouring over hundreds of plays in order to find the title that is a perfect fit for this traditional mid-winter favorite! See ticket prices on page 26.

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Tuesday

Wednesday

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Thursday

2

January Friday

3

4 Lost In Boston

New Year’s Day

Saturday

Lost In Boston

6:15pm Dinner 7pm Show

6:15pm Dinner 7pm Show

10

11

Winter Break

5

6

7

8

9

OAC Art Gallery Nostalgia Opening

Winter Dance Party 7pm

12

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OHS Student Directed OHS Student OHS Student Play Parent Directed Directed Night Play Play 7pm

OHS Players student directed play, “Rumors.”

Imagine A Day Art Gallery SLI Student Exhibit Opening

Art Reception 5pm

7pm

7pm

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Four Guyz In Dinner Jackets “Now in Technicolor” • Cabaret Café | February 7-9, 2020

Reginald T. Kurschner, Joe Fransee, Tommy Lueck, and Aaron Schmidt, Four Guyz In Dinner Jackets, return to the OAC’s Little Theater with their stirring vocal harmonies, endearing comedy, and captivating choreography. Experience the sounds and sights of the Golden Age of Entertainment as Wisconsin’s premier “Doo-Wop” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll” group, along with their live band, perform “Now in Technicolor” celebrating the transforming era of music entertainment of the 50s through the 70s. See ticket prices on page 26.

Menu - Spaghetti and Meatballs, Garlic Parmesan Breadstick, Caesar Salad, and Chocolate Covered Strawberries Dinner option sales close January 31.

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast JR.

• OASD/Silver Lake Intermediate School | February 13-15, 2020 Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is based on the original Broadway production and the Academy Award-winning motion picture. Featuring some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Menken and Tim Rice, this “tale as old as time” will fill the OAC’s Main Stage with enchantment in this beloved fairytale about two very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love. See ticket prices on page 26.

Disney’s Frozen JR.

• OASD/Nature Hill Intermediate School | February 27-29, 2020 Disney’s Frozen JR. is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Princesses Elsa and Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle, to life on the OAC’s Main Stage! The musical features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus new songs written for the Broadway production. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Disney’s Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart! See ticket prices on page 26.

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Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

February

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1 OHS Student Directed Play 2pm and 7pm

2

9

Four Guyz In Dinner Jackets

3

10

4

5

11

1:15pm Dinner 2pm Show

12

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast JR 9:30am and 12:30pm

6

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast JR 7pm

17

18

19

20

23

24

25

26

27

Elections

Disney’s Frozen JR. 9:30am and 12:30pm

8

6:15pm Dinner 7pm Show

6:15pm Dinner 7pm Show

14

15

Four Guyz In Dinner Jackets

13

16

7

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast JR 7pm Valentine’s Day

21

Imagine A Day Art Gallery NHI Student Exhibit Opening

28

Disney’s Frozen JR. 7pm

Disney’s Frozen JR. 7pm

Four Guyz In Dinner Jackets

Disney’s Beauty & The Beast JR

2pm and 7pm

22

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2pm and 7pm

“Having worked with hundreds of students over the years, I have witnessed first-hand how much students grow as performers from fifth grade to their senior year. I am proud to see students of all ages succeed doing what they love to do. The OAC is a place for them to shine! We are so fortunate to work and live in a district where the arts are valued and we can provide that opportunity to so many.” - Amy Jappinen, Nature Hill Intermediate School musical theater director and 5th grade teacher “Oconomowoc has an amazing performing arts venue … right on its own doorstep! A great addition to our district, the OAC is a perfect setting for the OASD theater productions, band, choir, and orchestra concerts, and professional artists’ shows. Our students develop and display their artistic skills in a high quality facility, and will for years to come.” - Lynne Carlstein, Silver Lake Intermediate School, choral music and musical theater director

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ComedySportz

• Special Event | March 7, 2020 ComedySportz is their name and improv is their game! Back by popular demand, this professional improvisational comedy troupe will bring their antics live from Milwaukee to the OAC’s Little Theater. Every show is completely different, always hilarious, and appropriate for all ages. The show features two teams of comedian “Actletes” competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving, awarding points, and calling fouls. The comedians on stage rely on suggestions called out from audience members as they develop scenes, characters, and compose song lyrics on the spot. Arrive early to enjoy dinner, snacks, and refreshments (also available during intermission). ComedySportz shows will feature Cousins Subs, Rocky Rococo Pizza, chips, beverages, and desserts. Meal deals are also available. For more information visit www.cszmke.com. See ticket prices on page 26.

The Boston Imposters • Cabaret Café | March 13-14, 2020 OHS grad Davey Harrison returns to the Little Theater stage with his wife Maire Clement. The duo blend beautiful vocal harmonies, accompanied by acoustic guitar, mandolin, and banjo, to craft heartfelt original songs. Inspired by traditional, classic, and contemporary folk music, The Boston Imposters write about their lives and experiences, inspired by the people who have been a part of their journey. See ticket prices on page 26.

Menu - Beer Battered Fish Fry, Potato Pancakes, Applesauce,

Cole Slaw, Rye Bread, Tartar Sauce, Lemon, and Assorted Desserts Dinner option sales close March 6.

Carpet • Solid and Engineered Hardwood • Luxury Vinyl • Laminate • LVT • Ceramic Tile • Mosaics • Tile and Stone

Always Fabulous Underfoot

680 E. Wisconsin Ave., Oconomowoc | 262-354-0641

www.yswayflooring.com

Hunter Douglas Blinds & Shades • Custom Showers and Backsplashes • Custom Area Rug Binding • Carpet Cleaning

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Sunday

1

8

Monday

2

9

Tuesday

Wednesday

3

10

4

OAC Art Gallery OHS IB/AP Student Exhibit Opening

Art Reception 5pm

11

Thursday

5

OHS Wind Symphony And Lawrence University Wind Ensemble Concert*

12

OHS Symphonic Band And Concert Band Concert *

15

16

17 OHS Choir Concert *

22

23

24

All District Orchestra Concert

18

NHI/ SLI Choir Concert With Guest Artist Jim Papoulis

25

March

19

Friday

6

Saturday

7 ComedySportz 6:15pm meal 7pm show

13

14

The Boston Imposters

The Boston Imposters

6:15pm Dinner 7pm Show

6:15pm Dinner 7pm Show

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21

Spring Break

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OASD Spring Break

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* All OASD concerts are free to the public unless otherwise noted, and begin at 7 pm, subject to changes due to district events.

Spring Break “From art on display and instrumental music, to choral music and musicals, our middle level programming allows students to explore multiple dimensions of our arts program. Recently, the OAC provided the perfect setting for the Nature Hill Choirs Artist in Residence Concert with singer-songwriter Tony Memmel. Between Tony’s musicianship, story, and inspiration, the beautiful artistry of our NHI Choirs coupled with the amazing acoustics of the OAC, this concert night was very special to performers and our audience.” - Tracy Garon, Nature Hill Intermediate School vocal music director

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Lake Country Film Festival • OASD | Friday, April 3, 2020

Talented high school students from all over the Lake Country share their visual expression and creative art in this digital showcase. Tickets $5.

Roarin’ Into The ‘20s OAC Fifth Annual Arts In Bloom Gala • Special Event | Saturday, April 4, 2020

Join us at the Red Circle Inn for a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, raffles, and live entertainment as we celebrate the Oconomowoc Arts Center!

Oconomowoc Chamber Orchestra

• Special Event | Sunday, April 19, 2020 OCO’s spring concert and 2020 Chatfield Award presentation. For more information and ticket prices visit www.oconchamberorch.org. For ticket prices visit www.theOAC.net.

Around the World in 80 Days • OASD | April 30-May 2, 2020

Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful manservant Jean Passeppartout as they set out on a madcap race to circle the globe in an un-heard of 80 days! Danger, romance, and comic surprises abound. See ticket prices on page 26.

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Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

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April

Thursday

2

Friday

3

4 Lake Country Film Festival 7pm

5

6

7

8

9

10

Imagine A Day Art Gallery Artrageous Student Exhibit Opening

Elections

12

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Easter Hope Church Easter Services

OAC Art Gallery WRAP Exhibit Opening

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17

OAC Arts In Bloom Gala 5:30pm The Red Circle Inn

11 Hope Church Easter Services

18 OHS Prom Grand March

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25

Oconomowoc Chamber Orchestra 4pm

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OHS Around The World In 80 Days

Parent Night 7pm

OHS Around The World In 80 Days 7pm

OHS productions Stage Door and Footloose

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A John Denver Musical Tribute Starring Ted Vigil • Main Stage Series | May 16, 2020

Tribute artist Ted Vigil returns to the OAC Main Stage as beloved iconic singer / songwriter John Denver. Vigil and his band will take the audience on a nostalgic ride with popular songs like “Thank God I’m a Country Boy,” “Rocky Mountain High,” “Sunshine on My Shoulder,” and many more. Vigil performs nationwide, wowing the crowd and selling out theatres. He has played twice for John Denver’s own “Windstar Foundation” in Aspen, CO. He also performed with Steve Weisberg, Denver’s lead guitarist from 19731977, and was awarded the Rising Legend Award in 2014 by the National Traditional Country Music Association. For more information visit www.tedvigil.com. See ticket prices on page 26.

30 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE

Celebrating 30 years of Business & Service to the Community

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OHS Around The World In 80 Days 7pm

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Saturday

8

OHS Around The World In 80 Days

2 pm and 7pm

9

Studio One Dance Recital 2pm and 7pm

10

11

12

Mother’s Day

17 OHS Band Banquet

24

13

15

OHS Concert Band, Symphonic Band, and Wind Symphony Concert *

OHS Orchestra Concert

18 OHS Athletics Award Ceremony

25

19

Girl Scouts Of Southeast Wisconsin Awards Ceremony

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20

16

A John Denver Musical Tribute 7pm

21

22

23

28

29

30

OHS Choir Concert *

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Memorial Day

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14

OAC Art Gallery The Dancing Landscape Opening

Imagine A Day Art Gallery St. Jerome Parish Student Exhibit Opening

TTP Dance Recital

2pm and 7pm

* All OASD concerts are free to the public unless otherwise noted, and begin at 7 pm, subject to changes due to district events. Studio One

TTP

Studio One

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Neophonic Jazz Orchestra • Main Stage Series | Sunday, June 14, 2020

Step back in time as the Neophonic Jazz Orchestra takes the OAC’s Main Stage for an unforgettable afternoon of Broadway music. Conducted by Joel Kaye, one of Stan Kenton’s original band members, Madison’s premiere 24-piece big band jazz ensemble will perform stunning arrangements from the 1962 Grammy-winning album “Kenton’s West Side Story.” Beloved tunes from other classic Broadway shows like South Pacific, Damn Yankees, My Fair Lady, and others will round out an amazing music tour through the mid-century Great White Way. For more information visit www.neophonicjazz.com and see page 46. See ticket prices on page 26.

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OHS Senior Honors Night

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8

MainStage Academy Of Dance Recital 2pm

14

Art Reception 12pm

Hansing Dance Recital

OASD

Last Day Of School 15

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Neophonic Jazz Orchestra

OHS Graduation

7 pm

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5678 Dance Recital

5678 Dance Recital

5678 Dance Recital

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6 pm

2pm

2pm

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Elation Dance Recital

Father’s Day

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1pm and 6pm

29

30

Elation Dance Recital 1pm

5678

MSAD

Elation

Hansing

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OASD’s award-winning performing arts programs hit high notes By Rebecca Seymour More than 12 years ago, Oconomowoc made a commitment to support the dream of new, state-of-the-art facility that would provide students and the community with the highest quality cultural and educational arts experiences right in their own backyard. The creation of the Oconomowoc Arts Center has focused a spotlight on the importance of providing meaningful opportunities to engage, explore, collaborate, and be inspired through visual, creative, theatrical and musical arts. It is estimated that about 2,000 Oconomowoc Area School District students of all ages are actively participating and dedicated to achieving excellence through the performing arts, much of which plays out on the OAC’s stage. “The OAC has had an extraordinary impact on the cultural and educational quality of our school district performing arts programs. The incredible acoustics and professional setting has underscored the incredible work and talent of our students and faculty,” said Michael Duncan, OAC director (2008-18). From musical concerts and multi-faceted SLI Faculty

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theatrical productions featuring the awardwinning OHS bands, choirs and drama department to amazing middle level performing arts programming from Nature Hill and Silver Lake Intermediate Schools to artsrelated opportunities for younger students, the OAC sets the stage for life-long appreciation for the arts. “The Oconomowoc Arts Center is our legacy and has made an important impact on our students. It says a lot about a community that has always supported the arts. I am so proud of all of our students. I truly believe there’s no other place like Oconomowoc – there are a lot of great things going on and art is truly alive here,” said OHS director of bands, Mike Krofta. OHS Faculty

OASD (NHI, SLI, and OHS) performing arts faculty pictured from left to right are Tracy Garon, Amy Jappinen, Wendy Matzen, Robert Ignaszak, Susan Ohm, Steve Griebenow, Kailey Hilby, Lynne Carlstein, Jeff Thielke, Mike Krofta, Tiersa Ferraro, Dan Henkel, and Beth Kauffeld

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Visual Arts

Sponsored by

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The OAC is proud to have a full season of visual arts programming. These events are open to the public, free of charge and available for viewing during regular box office hours, 90 minutes prior to show times, and while shows are in progress. Exhibits are located in the OAC lobby area, including both the north and south hallways. For more information, please call the box office at 262-560-3172.

OAC Lobby Art Gallery, featuring local, regional, and national professional artists The Journey

Artist: Garrett Mayfield July 3 to August 26, 2019 Artist reception 6 to 7:30 pm, Saturday, July 13, 2019 during the OAC Community Open House

Convergence (OASD Art Teacher Exhibit)

Artists: Connor Balistreri, Kristin Bunker, Paula Keene, Jill LaGrange, Clarinda Lollar, Krystal Nettesheim, Brock Rumohr, Nicole Schultz, and Melissa Winker August 30 to September 30, 2019 Artist reception 5 to 6:30 pm, Saturday, September 21, 2019 prior to the Main Stage concert of In The Spirit Of Lennon

Studies Of Light And Form

Artists: Heidi Hallett, John Hallett, and Anne Raskopf October 3 to November 25, 2019 Artist reception 5 to 6:30 pm, Saturday, October 12, 2019 prior to the Main Stage concert of Tweed Featuring Gervis Myles

The Gift of White

Artists: D.K. Palecek, Lynn Rix, Pamala Ruschman, and Wendie Thompson November 27, 2019 to January 6, 2020 Artist reception 5 to 6:30 pm, Saturday, December 14, 2019 prior to the Main Stage concert of That Holiday Feeling

Nostalgia

Artists: Pewaukee Area Arts Council January 10 to March 2, 2020 Artist reception 5 to 6:30 pm, Saturday, January 11, 2020 prior to the Main Stage concert of John Mueller’s Winter Dance Party

Oconomowoc High School IB / AP Student Exhibit

Artists: OHS IB / AP Students March 4, 2020 to April 6, 2020 Artist reception 5 to 6:30 pm, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 prior to the OHS Symphonic Band and Concert Band concert

Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP) Artists: Amateur artists from SE Wisconsin April 13 to May 23, 2020 No reception

The Dancing Landscape

Artists: Local & Regional Plein Air Artists May 28 to June 29, 2020 Artist reception 12 to 1:30 pm, Sunday, June 14, 2020 prior to the Main Stage concert of Neophonic Jazz Orchestra

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Imagine A Day

Sponsored by

Imagine A Day Art Gallery featuring local student artists ACAP ArtLinks

Artists: ACAP members July 10 to September 9, 2019 Artist reception 6 to 7:30 pm, Saturday, July 13, 2019 during the OAC Community Open House

TBD

September 13 to November 4, 2019 Artist reception 5 to 6:30 pm, Saturday, September 21, 2019 prior to the Main Stage concert of In The Spirit Of Lennon

Oconomowoc High School Student Exhibit

Artists: OHS Students November 8, 2019 to January 13, 2020 Artist reception 5 to 6:30 pm, Saturday, December 14, 2019 prior to the Main Stage concert of That Holiday Feeling

Silver Lake Intermediate Student Exhibit Artists: SLI Students January 17 to February 17, 2020 No reception

Nature Hill Intermediate Student Exhibit Artists: NHI Students February 21 to April 6, 2020 No reception

Artrageous Student Exhibit

Artists: OASD Elementary School Students April 10 to May 22, 2020 No reception

St. Jerome Parish Student Exhibit

Artists: St. Jerome Parish Students May 29 to June 29, 2020 Artist reception 12 to 1:30 pm, Sunday, June 14, 2020 prior to the Main Stage concert of Neophonic Jazz Orchestra

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Could it be? Yes, it could! Something’s comin’ … something good!

The Neophonic Jazz Orchestra brings the music of West Side Story and more to the OAC’s Main Stage By Rebecca Seymour Step back in time as the Neophonic Jazz Orchestra takes the OAC’s Main Stage for an unforgettable afternoon of big band and Broadway music at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 14. Founded in 2010 by longtime Madison drummer, Rand Moore and Stan Kenton alumnus, Joel Kaye, this premiere 25-piece big band, jazz ensemble features the area’s finest large-group jazz musicians, including vocalist Angela Babler. In addition to the saxophone, trombone, trumpet, and rhythm sections typical of big band jazz, the NJO also boasts a section of four mellophones, a brass instrument with a timbre similar to a French horn. NJO’s collection of instruments achieves what jazz historians and Kenton enthusiasts call “a wall of sound,” a music style as exhilarating as it is rare in today’s music world. Known for its dedication to the Stan Kenton Orchestra’s unique instrumentation, NJO also pays tribute to the timeless compositions and arrangements of Johnny Richards, Kenton’s longtime friend and collaborator. Richards, a genius in his own right, was responsible

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for some the Kenton Orchestra’s greatest masterpieces, including his 1962 Grammywinning album, Kenton’s West Side Story. NJO cofounder and music director, Joel Kaye studied music composition and arranging under Richards, and played saxophone in the Kenton Orchestra in the early 1960s. He is featured on six Grammy-winning albums, including Kenton’s Adventures in Jazz. “I grew up in New York City and as a kid I would go to Birdland jazz club on 52nd and Broadway to listen to Johnny Richards’ band. I joined the Stan Kenton Orchestra when I was in my 20s. It was thrilling to play with him every night. In today’s world you don’t get to hear this kind of music and we are dedicated to keeping it alive,” explained Kaye. The first half of the NJO concert on the OAC stage will feature selections from “West Side Story.” After the intermission, the band will perform a variety of Broadway music arranged for orchestra. For more information visit www.neophonicjazz.com and see page 38.


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