The Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts are proud to announce an exciting new 2014-2015 Fine Arts Series Season—
Join Missoula Children’s Theatre and 50 area children as they present RAPUNZEL.
Would it surprise you to know that the story of Rapunzel happened in France? Well it didn’t really, but our story takes you on a frivolous frolic through the French countryside. The Ogres garden in the Mushroom patch while the Corn and Potato spies report back to Madame Gothel. Frenchy and his intense friends, the Wood Elves, do their best to help Rapunzel escape the grasp of Madame Gothel. The lost Prince, Rapunzel’s Parents, and her friends the Unicorns try to help. Just when you think it’s safe to cross the bridge a Troll and Three Billy Goats Gruff get in the way. It doesn’t help that the Three Bears (or is it four) confuse Rapunzel with Goldilocks and chase her through the forest. Add to that the Gremlins trying to play tricks on everyone and you have chaos! Well, it’s not that bad because the Pixies foil the Gremlin’s plans most of the time. In short, Rapunzel and all the rest of the characters tell a silly tale of personal triumph and friendship.
Anthony Kearns, considered Ireland’s Foremost Tenor, is recognized around the globe for over a decade of extraordinary collaborative work with the PBS super-group, The Irish Tenors. As a classically trained tenor, he has the incredible ability to flawlessly sing what audiences love to hear. Performing a concert repertoire which spans the spectrum brilliantly from Ireland to Broadway, from well-loved melodies to popular classics, and from light hearted comedy to the greatest tenor arias every written, Anthony does it all with class, style, assurance, and perfection. He is the consummate performer with universal appeal.
Daddy D Productions is proud to present SHAKE, RATTLE, & ROLL, celebrating all of the 1950’s music you can handle! Cool tunes from Danny and the Juniors to hits from Bill Haley and the Comets. It’s time to dust off your saddle shoes, find that poodle skirt, and break out the brylcreem! This afternoon event also includes our Fine Arts Celebration Fundraiser & Raffle. Purchase tickets for your chance to win in one of our numerous bucket raffles, 50/50 raffle, ticket raffle, or silent auction. Seating is limited—advanced ticket sales only.
For decades, renowned newspaper advice columnist Ann Landers responded to countless questions from lovelorn teens, confused couples, and a multitude of others in need of advice on matters small and momentous – like the proper way to hang toilet paper rolls. This one-woman show provides a compelling portrait of this folksy, funny, frank, and slightly eccentric writer and personality.
Eppie Lederer was born in Sioux City,Iowa, and for several years was a happy Midwestern housewife. When her family moved to Chicago, she applied for a job to assist the woman writing the syndicated “Ann Landers” advice column for the Chicago Sun-Times. But the woman had just died and Eppie was hired to write the column … and she also inherited the Ann Landers pen-name. At the height of her popularity, Ann Landers was read by some 90 million people. Her daily dialog with America helped shape the social landscape for almost half a century. For adult audiences only.
The legendary John Denver evokes memories of an era in music which was both inspiring and influential. His music was a combination of romance -Annie’s Song; folk – Leavin’ on a Jet Plane; country – Thank God I’m a Country Boy; and environmentalist – Calypso. He recorded nearly 300 songs, 200 of which he composed, which led to 12 gold and 4 platinum albums; he was also awarded an Emmy and two Grammy’s. He was a brilliant song writer and a truly gifted performer. And his music lives on.
Ted Vigil, a man who, according to long-time Denver guitar accompanist Steve Weisberg, closely resembles John both physically and musically, is carrying on the tradition honoring this colossal music icon. Steve now accompanies Ted and is happy to once again be bringing the great compositions and hits of John Denver to audiences via a quality interpreter of Denver’s music.
Ted is not an impersonator, but rather sings a tribute to this great man. People miss John Denver; Ted Vigil is doing his best to pay homage. His gift for the music and polished and energetic performing style presents a warm and delightful evening through some of the world’s most popular music.
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Join director Ernest Broeniman and Dorf Kapelle as they bring you the finest in authentic folk music of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Czech Republic. Capturing the traditional ethnic style of the typical European Village Band, Dorf Kapelle continues to delight audiences throughout Wisconsin. Don’t miss this evening of great music, including waltzes, polkas, and marches!
Seating is limited—advanced ticket sales only.
All tickets are subject to a $2 processing fee. Tickets are now online at www.ocontofallsfriendsofthearts.com. For more information, contact the Oconto Falls Friends of the Arts at (920) 848-7469.
This season’s performance sponsors include: ST PAPER, NEVA-HODGE LEMORANDE, CENTURYLINK, COMMUNITY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, N.E.W. CREDIT UNION, & HEID MUSIC COMPANY.