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The OAC will be CLOSED 
Wednesday, Nov 22 - Friday, Nov 24 
for Thanksgiving Break

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


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Lorie Line & Her Pop Chamber Orchestra
“The 2017 Holiday Extravaganza”

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 29 | Neudecker Main Stage

It’s an Oconomowoc tradition! This year, pianist Lorie Line returns to our
performing arts center with her five-piece Pop Chamber Orchestra.
Lorie is an institution in the Oconomowoc area. Her show is a perfect way
to get out and celebrate the holiday season with family and loved ones.
Santa always comes, so bring the kids (ages 4 and up) and get ready
to both laugh and cry. Make plans now to see Lorie and her
Pop Chamber Orchestra when they stop in our town!

www.lorieline.com

TICKETS: $49 ($44 for groups of 10 or more)
$2 Linebacker discount on Aug 1 (Regular sales only)
Reserved Seating 

 

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A Kodachrome Christmas
Starring John McGivern

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec 1 
2 & 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 2 | Neudecker Main Stage

Popular Milwaukee TV and radio personality, prolific actor on both stage
and screen, John McGivern returns to Oconomowoc as the colorful cable
access TV hostess, Earlene Hoople, in this hilariously touching “one-woman”
show just in time for the holiday season.

Written and directed by Pat Hazell, A Kodachrome Christmas will take the
audience on a nostalgic journey when
they become the live studio audience
for Earlene, as she records her Christmas
special. Fresh baked Christmas
cookies, letters to Mrs. Claus, an outrageous
slide show of Christmas past,
and a visit from the local church hand bell choir
set the stage for heart-
warming theatrical experience.

www.sweetwoodproductions.com

TICKETS: $40 Adults | $36 Seniors (60+) & College Students
$18 HS Students & Younger & Military Personnel (with ID)
Reserved Seating

Dec 1 – 22, 2017

Various Artists
Waukesha Creative Arts League: "Member Show"

Reception: 5:30 - 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec 2
(Prior A Kodachrome Christmas)

 

 

“Nutcracker” Ballet

7 p.m. Friday, Dec 8, 1 & 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec 9 & 
2 p.m. Sunday, Dec 10 | Neudecker Main Stage

Presented by MainStage Academy of Dance

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, the eighth annual production promises to delight
audiences of all ages.

www.wedancemainstage.com 

TICKETS: $18 Adults
$16 HS Students & Younger & Military Personnel (with ID)


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Jan 5 – 27

Artist: Tom Noll
"Art That Rocks"

Reception: Saturday, Jan 13 – 5-6:30 p.m.
(Prior to Cabaret Café)

Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets | Little Theater

Friday & Saturday, Jan 12 & 13
Dinner: 6:15, Show: 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan 14 | Lunch: 12:15, Show: 1 p.m.

Known as Wisconsin’s premiere “Doo-Wop” and “Rock ‘n’ Roll” group,
OAC favorites, Four Guyz in Dinner Jackets return to the OAC
stage for a new show, In Technicolor. Reginald T. Kurschner, Don Lobacz,
Tommy Lueck and Aaron Schmidt will bring their captivatingvocal harmonies,
humor and choreography back for three shows. The Four Guyz will pull at the
nostalgic heart-strings of its audience with classic music from the 50s and 60s
and have them clapping, snapping, tapping and singing along to tunes we all
so fondly remember.

www.fourguyz.com

MENU: Dinner patrons will enjoy nostalgic comfort foods with an elegant twist,
including wine-braised boneless short ribs, mashed potatoes with gravy,
haricot vert French green beans with herb butter, finished with a decadent
Tiramisu 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

Population: 485 
Meeting Your Neighbors One Alarm 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"

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

 

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.

tailspinmusic.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 (TBA)

Thursday-Saturday, Feb 8-11  

You will definitely want to be present when two talented members of our
department take over the directorial reigns from Mr. Klubertanz, as these
students select, cast, design, publicize, and ultimately direct their own
main-stage production! Over the course of the summer and winter of 2017
—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 the middle show of our season!  Don’t miss this traditional mid-winter favorite!

TICKETS: $15 Adults | $12 College, 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

Tickets go on sale during the OAC Annual Open House from 6 to 9:30
Saturday, 
July 15.

 

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

Tickets go on sale during the OAC Annual Open House from 6 to 9:30
Saturday, 
July 15.

 
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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

 

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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