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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

2018-19 Season on sale Now

July 14 - Aug 31, 2018

“The Nature of Things of Nature”
Artist: Scott Williamson

“The Continuing Evolution of an Artist”
Artist: Richard Wandell

Meet n’ Greet: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, during the OAC Open House

  
by Richard Wandell

Sept 7 to Oct 6, 2018

“Americana, Now and Then”
Artists: Heidi Hallett, John Hallett and Anne Raskopf

Meet n’ Greet: 6 to 7:15 p.m., Saturday, Sept 22, prior to the Main Stage concert
of Backtrack Vocals at 7:30 p.m.






by John Hallett

 
 by Anne Raskopf

 

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Michael Perry - Writing from the Middle of Nowhere

7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept 13, 2018
In the Little Theater

TICKETS: $24 
General Seating

Michael Perry - Writing From the Middle of Nowhere New York Times bestselling author,
musician and humorist, Michael Perry unravels his accidental trip into writing about
life when he returns to the OAC’s intimate Little Theater for an evening of hilarious
and heartfelt storytelling.

Michael was last seen on the OAC’s Main Stage last January starring in his heartfelt
play, Population: 485 – Meeting Your Neighbors One Siren at a Time based on his
extraordinarily popular book, Population: 485. Prior shows have sold out, so get those
those tickets early. 

www.sneezingcow.com

 

Backtrack Vocals

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept 22, 2018

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

Backtrack Vocals is an award-winning, five-person a cappella group based in New York
City that explores the power of the human voice through unique vocal arrangements,
tight harmonies and world-class beatboxing. The group pushes the limits of a capella,
creating impressive covers of past and present pop music, writing inspiring original
compositions and daring to take on unexpected genres such as classical and electronic
music.

www.backtrackvocals.com

 

 Get a preview here

Oct 12 to Nov 17, 2018

“Painting What You Love”
Artist: Lee Hayden

Meet n’ Greet: 6 to 7:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct 13, prior to the Main Stage concert of
Steely Dane at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Steely Dane
The Ultimate Steely Dan Tribute

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct 13, 2018

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

The songs of Steely Dan form the soundtrack for so many of our lives. The band melded
the best of jazz, rock and R&B to form a whole new kind of pop music. Twenty of Dane
County’s best jazz and rock musicians have banded together around their passion for
Steely Dan music, playing in the same configuration as the famous touring band, 
including a four piece horn section and three background singers. Steely Dane has
performed at Summerfest, Milwaukee’s Jazz in The Park, the Pabst Theater and many
other great locations.

Winner of the 2015 MAMA award for best cover band, Steely Dane performs the amazing
Steely Dan and Donald Fagen songbook, bringing an energetic,  live-show experience
that will have the audience singing along to every song.

www.steelydane.com

 

Preview here

ComedySportz

Saturdays, Oct 20, 2018 & March 9, 2019
Food Purchases Begin at 5:45 p.m. | Show Begins at 6:30 p.m.

TICKETS: $20 Adults | $10 HS Students & Younger & 
Military Personnel (with ID)
General Seating

ComedySportz is their name and improv is their game! Back by popular demand,
this professional improvisational comedy troupe will bring their antics live from
Milwaukee to the OAC’s Little Theater. Every show is completely different, always
hilarious and appropriate for all ages. The show features two teams of comedian
“Actletes” competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving,
awarding points and calling fouls. The comedians on stage rely on suggestions
called out from audience members as they develop scenes, characters, and
compose song lyrics on the spot. Arrive early to enjoy dinner, snacks and 
refreshments. Refreshments and food will also be available during intermission.

ComedySportz shows will feature Cousins Subs, Rocky Rococo Pizza, chips, beverages
and desserts. Meal deals are also available.

www.cszmke.com

                          

 

Nov 27 to Dec 21, 2018

“Waukesha Creative Arts League Member Show”

Various Artists

Meet n’ Greet: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec 15, prior to the Main Stage concert of
the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet at 7:30 p.m.

 

LORIE LINE -
Lord of Lords

7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018

TICKETS: $54 | $49  groups of 10 or more
Reserved Seating

A favorite to Oconomowoc, pianist Lorie Line once again returns to the OAC
and will bring the true meaning of Christmas to town with her 2018
CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA.

This year’s theme, Lord of Lords, is a sequel to last year’s “best ever” show.
Not to miss, Ms. Line will bring her Pop Chamber Orchestra and a guest
vocalist along with her concert grand piano that will take center stage.

Make plans now to celebrate Christmas and the birth of our Savior with
Lorie Line and her Pop Chamber Orchestra!

Age Restriction: ages 4 and up (no infants or toddlers please)

www.lorieline.com

 

 

Behind the Scenes with the Nutcracker
(MainStage Academy of Dance)

10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 1, 2018*

TICKETS: $20 (cost for one child and one accompanying adult)

Kids ages 4 to 10 are invited to get an exclusive behind the scenes look at what
goes into the making of MainStage Academy of Dance’s production of The
Nutcracker. Meet cast members, learn a few dance movements, create a craft
to take home and learn what goes into putting on make-up and styling hair.

www.wedancemainstage.com

*MainStage reserves the right to move kids from one session to another if a session does not
reach a minimum of 8 kids.

 

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Nutcracker Ballet 

TICKETS: $22 Adults | $16 HS Students & Younger & 
Military Personnel (with ID)
Reserved Seating

7 p.m. Friday, Dec 7, 2018
1 & 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec 8, 2018
2 p.m. Sunday, Dec 9, 2018

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 ninth annual production promises to delight audiences
of all ages.

www.wedancemainstage.com

 
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The Eric Mintel Quartet
Charlie Brown Jazz

7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec 15, 2018

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

Just in time for the holidays, the Eric Mintel Jazz Quartet returns to the OAC with its
Charlie Brown Jazz concert. The quartet will perform favorite holiday classics and
original versions of songs by famed composer Vince Guaraldi, the man behind the 
immortal score for A Charlie Brown Christmas. Featuring pianist and composer
Eric Mintel, Nelson Hill on sax and flute, Jack Hegyi on electric and upright bass
and Dave Mohn ondrums, the world-class virtuoso jazz musicians have been
entertaining audiences of all ages with their electrifying jazz for more than 25 years.

www.ericmintelquartet.com

 

Get a preview here

Jan 4 to Feb 2, 2019

“All Kinds of People”

Artists: Laura Bennett, Abigail Engstrand, Terri Field, 
Maggie Herbst, Anne Raskopf and Jamie Stevens

Meet n’ Greet: 5 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan 12, prior to the Cabaret concert of the
Tom and Evan Leahy band at 7 p.m.

 

 

Tom and Evan Leahy Band
featuring Stas Venglevski

Friday, Jan 11 & Saturday, Jan 12, 2019
Dinner: 6:15 p.m. | Show: 7 p.m.

TICKETS: SHOW ONLY: $36 Adults | $18 HS Students & Younger &
Military Personnel (with ID)
DINNER & SHOW: $43 Adults | $25 HS Students & Younger & 
Military Personnel (with ID)
Reserved Seating

Popular father and son musical duo, Tom and Evan Leahy return to the OAC stage
with their distinctive folk, Irish, Americana and bluegrass music. Originally part
of Milwaukee’s favorite Irish Folk Band, Leahy’s Luck, Tom and Evan are joined
by worldrenowned bayan accordion virtuoso, Stas Venglevski to round out the
folk infused merry-making. The audience will recognize many folk rock classics 
from Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty and
even John Denver.

www.evanandtom.com

 

MENU
Pomegranate Balsamic Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast with Prosciutto
Wrapped Asparagus and Rice Pilaf, salad and assorted desserts.

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Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael
Celebrating the Music of Gershwin & Berlin

2 p.m. Saturday, Jan 19, 2019

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

Savor the music of George Gershwin and Irving Berlin in a show that features the
beloved songs of America’s most popular songwriters. One of cabaret’s most
in-demand duos, Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael offer a unique blend of whimsy,
nostalgia and unquestionable talent that translates into pure entertainment.
Celebrating the Music of Gershwin & Berlin is a high energy, musically sophisticated
tribute, including beloved songs, I Love a Piano, Fascinating Rhythm, Always, Stepping
Out With My Baby and more. In what they call a “musical marriage,” Menzie and Michael
delight audiences with their rare chemistry, inventive arrangements and genuine love for
music and for one another.

www.beckiemenzie.com/beckie-tom

 

Read the review from CABARET SCENES, The Only International Cabaret Magazine: "Beckie
Menzie & Tom Michael: Cheek to Cheek with Fascinatin Rhythms"

Feb 8 to March 2, 2019

“For the Love of Art”
Artists: The Milwaukee League of Artists

Meet n’ Greet: 5 to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb 9, prior to the Cabaret concert
of the Doris Day tribute at 7 p.m.

 

 

Sentimental Journey: A Tribute
to Doris Day – Featuring the Kerry Bieneman Quartet

Friday, Feb 8 & Saturday, Feb 9, 2019
Dinner: 6:15 p.m. | Show: 7 p.m.

TICKETS: SHOW ONLY: $36 Adults | $18 HS Students & Younger & 
Military Personnel (with ID)
DINNER & SHOW: $43 Adults | $25 HS Students & Younger & 
Military Personnel (with ID)
Reserved Seating

Get ready to reminisce as Kerry Bieneman and her quartet bring you Doris Day's
biggest hits, including Secret Love, A Guy is a Guy, It’s Magic and Que Sera, Sera.
The audience will be snapping their fingers and singing along with many of her
toe-tapping hits from the 40s-60s and her blockbuster films. 

Take a stroll down memory lane as Kerry Bieneman on piano and vocals,
Jay Kummer on guitar, Brad Karas on bass and Tim Karth on drums pay tribute
to the greatest girl next door!

 

 

MENU
Crispy Chicken Cordon Bleu with Roasted Broccoli and Purple Cauliflower and
Pasta Alfredo, salad and assorted desserts.

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March 7 to 21, 2019

“Oconomowoc High School IB/AP Art Show”

Meet n’ Greet: 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., Tuesday, March 12, prior to the OHS Wind
Symphony concert at 7 p.m.

 

 

ComedySportz

Saturday, March 9, 2019
Food Purchases Begin at 5:45 p.m. | Show Begins at 6:30 p.m.

TICKETS: $20 Adults | $10 HS Students & Younger & 
Military Personnel (with ID)
General Seating

ComedySportz is their name and improv is their game! Back by popular demand, 
this professional improvisational comedy troupe will bring their antics live from 
Milwaukee to the OAC’s Little Theater. Every show is completely different, always 
hilarious and appropriate for all ages. The show features two teams of comedian
“Actletes” competing for laughs and points, with a referee keeping things moving, 
awarding points and calling fouls. The comedians on stage rely on suggestions 
called out from audience members as they develop scenes, characters, and 
compose song lyrics on the spot. Arrive early to enjoy dinner, snacks and 
refreshments. Refreshments and food will also be available during intermission.

ComedySportz shows will feature Cousins Subs, Rocky Rococo Pizza, chips, beverages
and desserts. Meal deals are also available.

www.cszmke.com

                              

 

 

Rebecca and the
Grey Notes Band

Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16, 2019
Dinner: 6:15 p.m. | Show: 7 p.m.

TICKETS: SHOW ONLY: $36 Adults | $18 HS Students & Younger & 
Military Personnel (with ID)
DINNER & SHOW: $43 Adults | $25 HS Students & Younger & 
Military Personnel (with ID)
Reserved Seating

Rebecca and the Grey Notes is a Milwaukee-based band covering a variety of songs
while performing some originals. From Etta James to Alison Krauss, the Beatles to
Feist, Rebecca and the Grey Notes offer a unique style covering blues and jazz, as
well as old country and rock. The band includes Rebecca Famularo on vocals and
guitar, Tyler Famularo on vocals, lead and slide guitar, Michael Juley on vocals and
bass and Jeff Franks on drums.

www.rebeccaandthegreynotes.com

 

MENU
Creamy Honey Mustard Chicken with Bacon, Roasted Rainbow Carrots and Garlic
Parmesan Fingerling Potatoes, salad and assorted desserts. Fish option available
upon request. Must order in advance.

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Oconomowoc Area School District presents the
4th Annual Lake Country Film Festival

7 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019

Tickets: $10

www.LakeCountryFilmFestival.org

 

Tapestry: Tribute to Carole King

7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019

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

Carole King is one of the most successful and revered female singer-songwriters in
pop music history. More than 400 of her compositions have been recorded by over
1,000 artists, resulting in 100 hit singles. Tapestry: Tribute to Carole King faithfully
recreates the glorious sound of a Carole King concert, leaving audiences with memories
of the great music she wrote and recorded, including You’ve Got a Friend,Natural Woman,
It’s Too Late, So Far Away, IFeel the Earth Move and Beautiful the title song of the mega-hit
Broadway musical about the life and times of one of America’s most prolific,honored and
revered singer-songwriters.

 

 

Oconomowoc Chamber Orchestra
Spring Concert with the 2019 Chatfield Award Presentation

4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019

TICKETS: $28 Adults | $14 Students
Reserved Seating

www.oconchamberorch.org

 

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April 20 to May 18, 2019

“Wisconsin Regional Art Program (WRAP)”
Artists: Amateur artists from SE Wisconsin

No Meet n’ Greet

 

 

Winston Churchill: THE BLITZ
Starring Randy Otto

7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2019

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

Autumn. 1940. London. Never have so many been so inspired by one man
heroically leading the British people to victory from a London rooftop. 
Experience one night of The Blitz, the German bombing of London. Never fear -
Winston is here! Wisconsin native, Randy Otto portrays an astonishingly nuanced,
humorous and witty Winston Churchill with gravitas and grit. Churchill scholar,
motivational speaker and performance artist Randy Otto has honed the concept
into a one-man show designed to shatter the imaginary fourth wall, transporting
the audience from tears to laughter and back again.

www.churchillspeaker.com

 

“I have heard many people attempt to play the role of my great-grandfather, but without
hesitation, Randy Otto takes the role to a whole new level. Randy does not attempt to be
Winston Churchill, Randy Otto IS Winston Churchill.” - Jonathan Sandys, Great-Grandson
of Sir Winston Churchill

  

May 21 to June 15, 2019

“Fresh Beginnings”
Artists: Cedarburg Arts Guild

Meet n’ Greet: 5 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, June 3, prior to the OHS Senior Awards Night at 7 p.m.

 
  
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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


  

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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