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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

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 the instruments, to save the instruments, but not 
just for  museum status.
After consulting renowned luthier, Scott Sleider of 
Wauwatosa, it was
determined that the instrument 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 deductible
contribution, click here.

 

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Sponsored by

March 14 - April 13

"OHS IB ART SHOW"

Various Artists

 

Reception: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, prior to OHS Wind Symphony Concert

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Oconomowoc High School presents

The 1st annual YOUTH ARTS FESTIVAL
featuring the Lake Country Film Festival

Friday & Saturday, March 31 & April 1

Arts are the thread that ties communities
together and reflects students’ voices, life
experiences, hopes and dreams.
Oconomowoc High School is proud to announce
our first annual Student Art Festival that
highlights the best in area Arts programs
and paints a picture of the communities we
call home. The Anchor Event is our 2nd
Annual Film Festival, held on the evenings of
March 31 and April 1. This school year, we are
expanding to include many more Art categories.
Submissions in the following areas are welcome!

Film Festival
– Visual Art
– Spoken Word: Poetry Slam

– Theatre: One Act Play Festival
– Storytelling: Moth Event
– Music
– Guest Artists & Demonstrations

For More Information 
Click here to find us on Facebook
To Learn More About Submitting Work, visit
YouthArtsFest.Weebly.com

Parents should use their discretion when bringing young
children to performances, as some content may not be
suitable for younger audiences.

                                 

 

 

 

                                       

Tickets: General Seating $15

Please note that if you plan on attending both the Friday and Saturday Film Festival, you must purchase
a separate ticket for each night. Tickets include reserved seating 
at the Film Festival for your choice of
March 31 or April 1. If you would like to attend 
both days, two tickets are necessary. The Film Festival
Awards Ceremony will take
place on April 1 immediately following the Film Festival on the OAC stage.
You may be 
admitted at no additional charge to the rest of the Youth Arts Festival events as long as at
least one ticket is purchased for the Film Festival. If demand warrants, an additional 
matinee of the
Film Festival may be added closer to the event on April 1.

Sponsored by

April 15 - May 20

"WRAP" Wisconsin Regional Arts Program Show

Various Artists

 

No Reception

 

BARRAGE 8

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8 

Formed out of the original hit show Barrage
this group has morphed into the latest craze
off innovative stage performance,
instrumentation and energy. The "8" in the
name represents a re-imagery of the
string octet – five violins, viola, cello and
double bass. When you add in the rest of
the band you get a night of memorable,
diversified music from many genres and
generations, lighting  features and
showmanship!

The cast is comprised of young masters
of their instruments. The show has been
hailed “Too WOW for words,” Denver Post
and “This is not your father’s recital hall
experience,” Chicago Tribune.

 

www.barrage8.com

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

OAC SECOND ANNUAL "ARTS IN BLOOM" GALA 

6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 22
Golden Mast Inn, Okauchee

This event includes a sit-down dinner, silent
and live auctions, entertainment, music, and
a “celebration of the upcoming 10th
anniversary season.”  Check our website 
for additional details including menus,
entertainment and auction items.

If you would like to receive an invitation to
the “Arts In Bloom” Gala event, please email
info@theoac.net to be on the mailing list.
Make sure your full name and mailing
address  are included in the email. You can 
also call the box office at 262-560-3172 and
we would be happy to get your information
added to the mailing list.

If you would like to be a sponsor or donate
items to this event, please contact Michael
Duncan at DuncanM@oasd.org. 

 

 

 

Tickets on sale NOW:
$75 Per Person
$750 For A Table Of 10 

OHS Players present

The CRUCIBLE

By Arthur Miller

7:30 p.m. May 4-6
2 p.m. May 6 

The year is 1692. Evil is lurking within
the devout community of Salem,
Massachusetts, and no one is beyond
suspicion. A farmer, his distraught wife,
and a dangerous young woman are caught
in a flash of hysteria that forces them all to
face the ultimate test.

Based on the Salem Witch Trials and
serving as an allegory to the infamous
Red Scare of the McCarthyera 1950s,
Arthur Miller’s masterpiece remains
one of the most powerful and thrilling
plays of our time. Never before has this
play felt more relevant--as accusations
are thrown, religion is defended and the
end results prove how very little we seem
to have learned from our past. The Crucible
is not-to-bemissed, pulse-racing,
theatrical magic!

 

Tickets: Reserved 
Adults & Seniors (60+) $15
College Students & Younger $12

 

Sponsored by

ARMED FORCES DAY USO SHOW

7:30 P.M. Saturday, May 20

Act 1: THE ACCIDENTAL HERO
Starring Patrick Dewane

The Accidental Hero is a multi-media one
man show about a WWII American officer
who miraculously liberates the Czech
villages of his grandparents. The officer,
Lt. Colonel Matt Konop was from
Stangelville, Wisconsin, a town  near
Appleton.

It’s a true story, written and performed by
his grandson, Patrick Dewane. This heart
warming tale of miraculous escapes spans
the gamut of tears to laughs, survival and
coincidence. The show  utilizes found
treasures including vintage video, photos,
sound clips and writings that were once
stored in a basement and are brought to life! 

Act 2: THE RADIO ROSIES
Musical Tribute to the Songs of WWII

Allow yourself to be drawn back in time as
the pure, sweet harmonies of The Radio
Rosies recall the nostalgia and
enchantment of jazz, boogie-woogie and
swing. Charming  songs such as
“Sugartime,” “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree”
and “In the Mood” will really spin
your hat, while old wartime tunes "We'll
Meet Again” and “Apple Blossom
Time” will remind you of times when
sweethearts waited for their soldiers to
come home.

Join us for a night of reminiscence and
timeless delight as The Radio Rosies
perform the unforgettable numbers from
the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s.

   

 www.accidentalhero.net 

www.theradiorosies.com

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

OCO Organization
Presents 


Lake Country Orchestra

2 p.m. Sunday, May 21

 

www.oconchamberorch.org 

 

 

 www.facebook.com/OconOrch

Sponsored by

May 25 - June 17

Cedarburg Artist Guild "Eclectic Meanderings 

Various Artists

 

Reception: TBD

 


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