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BOX OFFICE HOURS

Box Office: 262-560-3172

Monday - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tuesday - Wednesday & Friday - Noon to 5 p.m.
Thursday - 4 to 7 p.m.
In addition, 90 minutes before show times
Everyone must have a ticket for admittance

Tickets on sale now


The Incredible Adventure of Alvin Tatlock

A new play by Liz Shipe

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan 20 | Neudecker Main Stage 

In the tradition of shows like The Mystery of Irma Vep and The 39 Steps,
THE INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE OF ALVIN TATLOCK uses a minimal cast
to play a myriad of colorful characters and invited the audience to use
their imagination. Alivn Tatlock is a man the leads an unremarkable life
and only delights in buying used books. One day he discovers a novel
that leads him on a madcap journey pulling him out of his beige life.
Alvin must explore new horizons both figuratively and literally to discover
exactly what he wants from life.

TICKETS: $20 Adults | $12 HS Students & Younger &
Military Personnel (with ID)

Reserved Seating

This is a fund raising event for Puerto Rican Hurricane Relief Effort
and the
Oconomowoc Food Pantry.

Sponsored by the OHS Drama Mamas and Papas


 

Population: 485 
Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time
Written by and Starring Michael Perry

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan 27 | Neudecker Main Stage 

New York Times best-selling author, humorist, singer/songwriter Michael Perry
returns to the OAC stage with his new stage play based on his extraordinarily
popular book, “Population: 485.” Directed by Jake Lindgren and featuring
original music by Sean Carey, the show made its debut in August, 2016
under the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauquatent near Bayfield, WI. Like
the book, the stage version picks up when Perry, who serves as the show’s
narrator, returns to his childhood town of New Auburn in rural northwest
Wisconsin and joins the volunteer fire and rescue department.

The heartfelt stories of neighbors helping neighbors leave audiences
chuckling as they ponder life and the strength of a Midwest community.

www.sneezingcow.com

TICKETS: $36 Adults | $32 Seniors (60+) & College Students
$18 HS Students & Younger & Military Personnel (with ID)
Reserved Seating

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Feb 3 – 24

Artist: mykulangelo
"Marks Making Memories - The Pursuit of Perfect Moments"

Whether displaying his creations alongside NYC designer Donna Karan
for an aids benefit, or just mixing it up with some 3rd graders for a
'fine art day' at a local grade school, mykulanjelo has been blessed
and honored to be a beacon of creative light and purpose. mykul's
desire is to inspire, enlighten and engage the oft neglected side of
human experience ~ the soul ~ through Art. He sees this as the
center of all our well-being and purpose.......that each one of us
has the capacity to see and grasp greater realms of inspiration
and creativity. These being accessed with just enough
encouragement and truth, can grow and begin to inform and
define a whole new way of seeing the world (life!). This process
of "beholding and reflecting" has ignited a continual feast of
inspired material and images that find their way into mykulanjelo's
handiworks. He simply just opens the eyes of his heart and mind
to the created world around him as well as to the subtle, nuanced
world of emotion and the human soul......

It has been said of some of mykul's works, that you cannot grasp
them in just one viewing; it takes repeated meditations to have the
layers of soul embedded in the works to reveal themselves over
time. This is one of the defining marks that pleases mykulanjelo
most about his offerings. It is his desire that as you engage your
own heart with his 'works', that you begin to find bits and pieces
that speak to you personally and you therefore embrace them
as your own. Then, take those elements with you to nourish
and entice your own soul to the purpose of beginning and
continuing your own art conversation with your life and let the
soul-expansion process begin!!

with substance, in truth
anjelo

Reception: Saturday, Feb 3  –  5-6:15 p.m.
(Prior to Cabaret Café)

mykulangelo
 

Tale Spin | Little Theater

Friday & Saturday, Feb 2 & 3 | Dinner: 6:15, Show: 7 p.m.

The music of Tale Spin offers an old-timey feel with contemporary rhythms
and fresh interpretations of well-known songs. With Ken Schmidt on guitar,
vocals and harmonica, Kim McKisick Monroe on violin, Amy Schmidt on
accordion and mykulanjelo on bass and vocals, the group captivates
audiences with a treasure trove of their own arrangements of old country,
Americana and Appalachian music, folk, Irish and Scottish tunes and more.

talespinmusic.com

MENU: This French-inspired menu includes tantalizing Chicken Francese 
with creamy lemon beurre blanc sauce, Dauphinoise potato stacks and
roasted carrots. For dessert, Chocolate Mousse 
with fresh raspberries -
Bon Appétit!

TICKETS: Show Only: $32 Adults | $18 HS Students & Younger & 
Military Personnel (with ID)
Dinner: $43 Adults | $25 HS Students & Younger &
Military Personnel 
(with ID)
Reserved Seating

 

10th ANNUAL SENIOR DIRECTED PLAY
THE NERD

Thursday-Saturday, Feb 8-11  

Directed by Kirsti DeBenedetto & Hope Ruedin

You will definitely want to be present when two talented members of our
department take over the directorial reigns. As student directors Kirsti
DeBenedetto and Hope Ruedin select, cast, design, publicize
and ultimately direct their own main-stage production!

This side-splitting, inventive comedy provides laughter and entertainment
for all ages. Originally written and first performed in Milwaukee, playwright
Larry Shue transports you to Terre Haute, Indiana in 1979. The audience
follows a timid architect, Willum, and his best friends. When his dream girl chooses
Meteorology over romance, Willum begins to realize how unsatisfied he is with his
life.

Up until now the highlight of his days has been listening to the voices on his
answering machine until his birthday when he receives an unexpected message
from the man who saved his life during the Vietnam war. After idolizing but
never meeting this man, Rick Steadman is not the brave suave man who
Willum expected. But he is in fact, a nerd. Rick unintentionally overstays
his welcome with Willum and his friends which leads to one uproarious incident
after another.

This show contains some strong/inappropriate language.

TICKETS: $15 Adults | $12 HS Students &
Military Personnel (with ID)
General Seating, limited to 250 seats

 

Silver Lake Intermediate presents  
Disney's Aladdin Jr 

7 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Feb 22-24
1 p.m. Saturday, Feb 24 | Neudecker Main Stage

Staging and Musical Direction by Lynne Carlstein
Designed by Carrie Johnson, Eric Nelson and Sean Floeter

Based on the iconic animated film, the story unfolds as Aladdin, a street urchin
vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine. Using the power of a
magical genie, Aladdin tries to turn himself into a prince so he can marry her.
Disney’s ALADDIN, JR is filled with magic, mystery, mayhem and the power
of love. Fun for the whole family!

TICKETS: $12 Adults | $10 HS Students &
Military Personnel (with ID)

Children 2 and younger free, but they must sit on a lap

 

March 8 – 28

Various Artists
"OHS IB Art Show"

Reception: Tuesday, March 13 – 5:30-7 p.m.
(Prior to OHS Concert)

 

Nature Hill Intermediate presents  
INTO the Woods Jr 

7 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday, March 8-10
1 p.m. Saturday, March 10 | Neudecker Main Stage

Director by Amy Jappinen
Vocal Director Tracy Garon  Choreographer Emily Venci
Technical Directors Eric Darnell & John Kyle
Costume Design Lynn Mickelson and Nicole Semrow

The story follows a baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella, 
who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack, who wishes his cow would 
give some milk. Despite the curses of a wicked witch, everyone gets their wish.
A magical fairy tale journey for the whole family. 

TICKETS: $12 Adults | $10 HS Students &
Military Personnel (with ID)

Children 2 and younger free, but they must sit on a lap

 
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Tallymoore
Contemporary Irish Folk Music

7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 17 | Neudecker Main Stage 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the OAC with Tallymoore! The Milwaukee-based
contemporary Irish folk band performs a range of Irish and Scottish folk tunes,
ballads, reels and classic pub songs. The group also incorporates acoustic and
vocal material from broader Celtic, traditional country, bluegrass, and Americana
sources. They are best known for their strong vocals and complex harmonic
treatments of tunes, along with rich instrumentation. Their vocal harmony
blend, distinctive arrangements, and strong musicianship have distinguished
them on the Irish music scene.

www.tallymoore.com

TICKETS: $36 Adults | $32 Seniors (60+) & College Students
$18 HS Students & Younger & Military Personnel (with ID)
Reserved Seating 

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NEW THIS YEAR – Irish Dinner Meal Option with Show

Festivities for St. Patrick’s Day will begin before the concert with a traditional
Irish fare. The celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. and service will stop at 7:15,
prior to taking your seats for the show. The menu consists of a delicious
Corned Beef Shepherd’s Pie with a chopped garden salad. To “keep your
Irish eyes smiling” the bread pudding with Caramel Whiskey Sauce will finish
off the meal. One beverage of your choice is included. 

The pre-show dinner may be bought at the time of your ticket purchase,
or until March 2. Seating is limited and dinners usually sell out far in advance.
No specific table or seat reservations are needed. Limited seating and tickets
available. No dinner tickets will be available the night of the show.

Dinner Tickets $20 - SOLD SEPARATELY FROM SHOW TICKETS!

 


3M Trio | Little Theater

Friday & Saturday, March 23 & 24
Dinner: 6:15, Show: 7 p.m.

Three guys, two acoustic guitars and lots of great songs! The 3M Trio
specializes 
in tight harmony vocals by groups like the Eagles, Crosby
Stills & Nash, the Beatles,
Doobie Brothers, Beach Boys and more. 

Mike Miller and Ted McCabe were in the same rock & roll band at Oconomowoc
High School
in the late 60s. Brian Mitchell joined them in the popular rock band
called the Piles of
Rhythm. Together, 3M is known for getting audiences to tap
their feet and sing along
to songs we all know and love.

MENU Guests will wish they wore their favorite Hawaiian shirts with this festive
island menu
that includes grilled Hawaiian chicken (fish option available if
requested ahead of time),
coconut cilantro rice, roasted vegetables and who
could resist lemon meringue pie for
dessert.

TICKETS: Show Only: $32 Adults | $18 HS Students & Younger & 
Military Personnel (with ID)
Dinner: $43 Adults | $25 HS Students & Younger &
Military Personnel 
(with ID)
Reserved Seating

 

Third annual Lake Country Film Festival

7 p.m. Friday, April 13 | Neudecker Main Stage

February 1st the submission window opens! This gives all students
January and February to complete films they are working on, produce
films they want to share, and/or create new content for the film festival.
They have until Feb 28 to submit  films (There is no limit to the number
of films submitted.) Follow  at Ocon Filmers on facebook for news and
updates!

2018 Film Categories
Short Films under 10 minutes
Passion Pieces between 3-5 minutes
Photomontages between 1-2 minutes
One Minute Movies 60 seconds including titles and credits
Single Topic Videos between 2-5 minutes
Documentaries or Narratives between 3-8 minutes
Experimental Pieces/Animation between 1-6 minutes
Original Music Videos and Songs by local high school artists between 3-5 minutes

Film submissions will only be accepted through the website at
www.lakecountryfilmfestival.org/?p=submission from midnight Thursday, Feb 1 through
11:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 28.

Selected films will be announced mid-March.

Please share at your school and community to encourage participation and awareness.

For any questions or concerns, send an email to Michaell Krill at krillm@oasd.org and/or
Danielle Bukal at bukald@oasd.org.

TICKETS: $10 | One free ticket for films submitted
General Admission

 

April 20 – May 19

Various Artists
Annual WRAP Art Show

Reception: None

 
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The Awesome 80's PROM 
by Kevin Davenport

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday,
April 26, 27 & 28 and May 3, 4 & 5 | On the Neudecker Stage

A hilarious audience participation party! Dress up if you're feeling rad!  

The Awesome 80’s Prom is a blast-from-the-past party in the style of improvised
comedic plays like Tony and Tina’s Wedding set at a local high school senior
prom…in the year 1989.  Originally performed on the OAC stage during our
2010-2011 season, all of the characters you remember from your favorite ‘80’s
movies are at THIS PROM, from the Captain of the Football Team and the Asian
Exchange Student, to the Geek and the Head Cheerleader—and they are all
competing for Prom King and Queen!  And just like on American Idol or
Dancing with the Stars—the audience decides who wins in a vote that will
change the ending of the play with every performance!  Come “Back in Time”
(to quote Huey Lewis!) with the OHS Players as they moon-walk their way
through retro 80’s hits played by a live-on-stage band—and if you’re lucky—
you might even get to dance with one of our talented cast members! 
Come on—you know you have a Members Only jacket laying around
somewhere—don’t miss the show that has been featured on NBC’s “Today
Show,” CBS’s “The Early Show,” and in both The New York Times and
The New York Daily News.  The Awesome 80’s Prom—this time you don’t
have a curfew! 

TICKETS: $15 Adults | $12 HS Students &
Military Personnel (with ID)
General Seating, limited to 250 seats

OAC Third Annual “Arts In Bloom” Gala

6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 21 | La Belle Golf Club 
Village of Lac La Belle

The third annual Arts In Bloom Gala fundraiser for the Oconomowoc
Arts Center includes a sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions, live
entertainment and music and a celebration of the OAC’s upcoming season.
Proceeds will benefit the Building Preservation Fund to help maintain and
upgrade the arts center. 

For information and to receive an invitation to the Arts In Bloom Gala event,
email info@theoac.net or call the OAC box office at 262-560-3172.

If you would like to be a sponsor or donate items to this event, please contact
Michael Duncan, OAC director at info@theoac.net.

TICKETS: $75 Per Person | $750 Table of 10 

 

 

Click here to view auction items for this project

Restoring Oconomowoc’s Orchestral History

The Chatfield instruments were donated to the 
Oconomowoc Area School District by Frank
Chatfield 
in 1937. They were comprised of two
violins, one viola 
and a cello. Chatfield, a long-time
city planner for 
Oconomowoc, took up the hobby
of 
building and repairing stringed instruments,
most notably, violins, violas and 
cellos.

He harvested wood for his instruments from trees
in the Lac La Belle Area, and some of that  wood,
which still exists, will be used to repair the instruments.
The donated instruments were used by students for 
several decades until they fell into disrepair and were
eventually put in storage. 

In 2015 OHS Principal Joseph Moylan had a decision to make, whether to
dispose of the instruments or preserve them. He chose to save them, but
not just for museum status. After consulting renowned luthier, Scott Sleider
of Wauwatosa, it was determined that the instruments could be restored to
playing condition.

The first instrument to be completed will be the cello in early 2018 with 
the others to follow shortly thereafter. The four instruments will be 
featured in a special concert in late spring of 2018 at the conclusion
of the OAC 10th anniversary season.

For further information on the Chatfield Project or to make a tax
deductable contribution, click here

The Chatfield Project will be funded through private donations from
members of the community and local charitable organizations, grant
monies and a noteworthy fundraising event.

This summer, OAC Director, Michael Duncan, received a donation of nine stringed
instruments which were transformed into one‐of‐a‐kind 
works of art by local and
regional artists. The collection will be 
auctioned off to the highest bidders to
benefit the Chatfield Project.

To view the instruments or to place your bid, visit biddingowl.com


Oconomowoc Chamber Orchestra
“Music and the Lakes”

7 p.m. Saturday, May 19 | Neudecker Main Stage

With the 2018 Chatfield Award Presentation

www.oconchamberorch.org

TICKETS: $24 Adults
$12 HS Students & Younger & Military Personnel (with ID)

 

One Night in Memphis
Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley & 
Jerry Lee Lewis Tribute Music Show

4 p.m. Sunday, May 20 | Neudecker Main Stage

There’s a whole lot of shakin’ going on! Get ready for a night of rockabilly, country,
gospel and pure 1950’s rock androll with One Night in Memphis. The high energy
concert takes the audience back to Dec 4, 1956, the night when four of the
biggest names in early rock and roll - Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis
and Johnny Cash - gathered together for an impromptu jam session at the
legendary Sam Phillips’ Sun Studios in Memphis.

The nationally-acclaimed cast members are backed by an energetic rockabilly
band for a rock and roll royalty jam session with the legendary performers whose
music has stood the test of time.

www.bicoastalproductions.com

TICKETS: $36 Adults | $32 Seniors (60+) & College Students
$18 HS Students & Younger & Military Personnel (with ID)
Reserved Seating

 

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June 1 – 24

Various Artists from Fine Art Montage
"Montage Unleashed"

Reception: 6 - 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8

 
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