November 2012 Newsletter

November 2012 Newsletter

Oconomowoc Arts Center Newsletter November, 2012ABOUT US TICKETS WORKSHOPS EVENT INFORMATION EVENTS CALENDAR CONTRIBUTENovember Events_________________________________________Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!"Presented by the OHS PlayersNovember 10 @ 7:30 PMNovember 11 @ 4:00 PMNovember 15, 16 & 17 @ 7:30 PMThe Oconomowoc High School Players will bring their Tommy Awardwinning excellence to the musical production, "Oklahoma!" on themain stage this month!Winner of numerous awards, including the PulitzerPrize, "Oklahoma!" is the classic American musical that launched thesongwriting collaboration of Richard Rodgers and OscarHammerstein. Set in turn-of-the-century Oklahoma, amidst the highspiritedrivalry between local farmers and cowboys, "Oklahoma!" is the cherished love story of Curly, a

handsome cowboy and Laurey, a charming farm girl. The musical features such favorite songs as "PeopleWill Say We're in Love," "Oh What A Beautiful Mornin'," "Surrey With Fringe On Top," and "I'm Just A GirlWho Can't Say No."On Broadway, "Oklahoma!" redefined the American musical and made box office history. According totheater critics and historians around the world, "Oklahoma!" was the most important of the Rodgers andHammerstein musicals. It is the first fully integrated musical play and its blending of song, character, plotand dance still serves as the model for Broadway showstoday, some 70 years later.A cast of 39 were selected from nearly 70 students whoauditioned for the production. Drama and speech teacher,Thomas Klubertanz, will bring his award winning directionto "Oklahoma!," with music and orchestra direction fromSilver Lake Intermediate School choir director, LynneCarlstein, choreography from professional dancer and localactor, Karl Miller and costume design by Carrie Johnson."Costuming for this production was fun and challenging atthe same time. We wanted to keep the designs 'periodcorrect' so a lot of research was done to come up with theright look. Most of the costumes are hand crafted, builtfrom existing pieces or purchased through specialtysuppliers." - Carrie Johnson remarked. "Since the setting forOHS Players, Emily Menting andDrew Weilandthis musical is 1906, the prairie clothing as represented in the OHS production is of practicality and everydaylife on a farm or worn by cowboys."The cast and crew are excited about this show and are putting in numerous hours to get everything done intime for opening night. "The stunning set, costumes and talent that are in this production will evokeaudience members a true sense of the American spirit" - Thomas Klubertanz. "We are pulling out all-thestopsfor this production."Tickets are available through the OAC Box Office: $7.50 for High School and Younger Students, $9.50 forSenior Citizens and College Students, and $9.50 for Adults. Reserved seating and service fees may apply.

__________________________________________________________Lorie Line to Host Heavenly ConcertNovember 28 @ 7:30 PMPianist Lorie Line is returning to the road once again, performing 40shows this holiday season.This year's concert, "Immanuel" promises to be a "heavenly show,"with her personal concert grand piano once again taking centerstage.Line says her holiday extravaganza is new and different each yearand that is what "makes fans come back every holiday season. Theylove the musical arrangements, the variety, the spectacularcostumes, and the overall Christmas message."once again be invited to "ring along."This year's theme, carol "O Come, O Come Immanuel" will set thetone of the evening. Ms. Line will also feature music from theOrient, French counterpoint, and classic pieces from The Nutcrackerby Tchaikovsky. Fans should plan on bringing their bells as they willThis year Line will travel with her Fab Five, which includes national award-winning drummer (21 year old)Jean-Pierre Bouvet, also America's Got Talent bassist, Josh Fink, Chase Harding on guitar, Derek Bromme ontrombone and newcomer, 18-year old Clair Elrod, on the violin.The show is two hours long and is appropriate for children ages four and up.Tickets are on sale now at the OAC box office - $46 each and $41 for groups of 10 or more. Seats arereserved and service fees may apply.For additional information, you can visit Lorie's website at:

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__________________________________________________________JUST ADDED TO OUR JANUARY SCHEDULESports Fans - Check This OUT!__________________________________________________________SAVE ON TICKETSALL SEASON LONGSave the service fes throughout the year by purchasing yourtickets in person, during regular business hours, prior to theevent dates at the box office. You will save $2.50 per ticket.Service fees apply on purchases the day of the event, overthe phone and Internet purchases. Box office hoursare Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4 PM and

Thursday from noon to 6 PM. The box office is also open 90 minutes prior to show times.Box Office Phone: 262-560-3172Online ticketing is available 24/7 at Oconomowoc Arts CenterMission StatementThe Oconomowoc Arts Center mission is to provide patrons and artists of all ages, a professional, culturaland educational experience with the highest quality programming opportunities possible._______________________________________________________________________641 East Forest StreetOconomowoc, Wisconsin 53066Box Office - 262-560-3172www.theoac.netThe OAC is located at 641 E. Forest Street and is part of theOconomowoc High School Campus. It is located in the south central part of Oconomowocimmediately west of Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital, one block west of Summit Avenue(Hwy 67) which is the main north/south artery into the city.Check us out on:

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