The Box Office will be closed
Monday, March 25-Friday, March 29
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
Oconomowoc Area School District presents the
4th Annual Lake Country Film Festival
7 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2019
The Lake Country Film Festival is more than a collection of exemplar student made films. It is visual expression. It is creative art. It is a digital showcase. LCFF is a way to make and demonstrate what you really care about. Students from all over the Lake Country area can submit their films to showcase the talent all around us!
Each film submitted into the Lake Country Film Festival gets a chance to win an LC Award! The month of February is “Submission Month.”The window to submit is Feb. 1st to Feb. 28th. Start making your films NOW!
For each category of films the audience will vote for their favorite film in each category. At the end all the votes are tallied up for audience choice and overall Lake Country Film Festival winner “BEST IN SHOW!” 2016’s winner was The Drummer by: Charles Liu
2019 LCFF Films and Students
Exclusive JSONLINE Article 3/18/19
Glimpse of ALL the films!
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.
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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)
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
With the Oconomowoc Community Choir &
The Silver Lake Singers
4 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019
TICKETS: $28 Adults | $14 Students
The OCO is happy to announce two new compositions that are written for Lake Country. Enabled by the Imagine A Day Foundation, a work for Choir and Orchestra will feature the poem 'Imagine A Day' by Courtney Bella and concepts/thoughts about life in and about the greater Oconomowoc area written by composer Brian Wilbur Grundstrom and lyrics by Bob Barnett. The concert will feature a String Quartet/String Orchestra arrangement of the Fanfare for Lake Country to herald the release of the Chatfield Instruments, a locally made matched string quartet, that have been in restoration for 3 years. A work by Brian entitled 'Celebration' will also be performed. The 2019 Chatfield Awards will be presented, music of Mozart sung by the Oconomowoc Community Choir and the Silver Lake Singers, 'The Heavens are Telling' from Haydn's Creation, Elgar's Introduction & Allegro and the Wizard of Oz Medley are in this exquisitely packed program! Concert is at 4:00pm at the OAC.At 3:30, there will be a pre-concert event in the lobby of the Arts Center featuring artwork based on Lake Country, a performance by members of the OHS Orchestra, Fanfare for Lake Country Instrumental Arrangements performed on the Chatfield Instruments, and a display about the Chatfield Instruments.
Imagine A Day... In Lake Country
The Oconomowoc Chamber Orchestra, with sponsorship by the Imagine A Day Foundation, is commissioning composer Brian Grundstrom to write a piece for the OCO and the Oconomowoc Community Choir. We are reaching out to the community, all ages, and students from the surrounding school districts, to understand what being in Lake Country and Oconomowoc means to you! Your artwork and photos can be a part of the OCO's 'Imagine A Day... in Lake Country' project for the April 14th Concert. If you have a favorite memory, place or scene, we welcome it for the event!
Visit ImagineADayLakeCountry for a registration form. The DEADLINE has been extended to March 10, 2019.
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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
Oconomowoc Arts Center presents the
2019 Arts In Bloom Gala - Melodies & Memories
5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019
The Oconomowoc Arts Center is celebrating our 11th anniversary season in 2018-19 by hosting our fourth annual Arts in Bloom Gala on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Red Circle Inn. This season’s gala theme is Melodies & Memories. Our Honorary Hosts are Dave and Betty Reul.
Proceeds from the Gala will benefit the Building Preservation Fund to help maintain and upgrade the arts center.
Since 2008 the OAC has provided a wide variety of performances from our talented school district students and community arts organizations to our professional series featuring award-winning artists from Broadway, film and television. We have had visiting authors including three bestselling writers, as well as artistic partnerships with the Milwaukee Ballet, Bel Canto Chorus, First Stage Theatre Company and the Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra. Our Visual Arts Series has hosted some of the most talented artists in our region. The film series has included documentaries on a variety of topics including two world premiere documentaries on end-of-life care, one receiving an Emmy Award nomination.
"Chilli," a quartet of advanced music students from the OHS Music Department, will provide music during the cocktail hour and again after dinner for dancing Featuring vocal and instrumental covers with keyboard, horn, bass, and drums in a variety of genres.
Hor D'Oeurvres - Brie and Apricot Bureks, Water Chestnut Rumaki, Petite Beef Wellingtons, and Scallops De Jonghe en Croustade
Fresh Baked Rolls & Salad Maison - Assorted field greens, roasted walnuts, craisins, and sliced mushrooms with a cranberry vinigrette dressing Breast of Chicken Marsala - Breast of chicken filled with Italian Sausage and herbs served with a rich Marsala mushroom sauce, gardent fresh vegetables, and herb whipped potatoes
Chocolate "S'mores" Tart
Your support of the OAC Building Preservation Fund allows us to continue providing the most exciting and entertaining opportunities possible while maintaining our beautiful facility for years to come.
$900 table of ten | $720 table of eight
Please RSVP by April 17
Oconomowoc High School Players present
7 p.m. Thursday - Saturday, May 2-4
2 p.m. Saturday, May 4
Tickets: $15 Adults | $12 High School & Younger & Military Personnel (with ID)
Set in the Depression era at the Footlights Club in New York City, a bevy of young actresses, dancers, singers and musicians live and work and struggle to make it onto the Great White Way.
Terry Randall, a headstrong and witty Midwestern gal, is determined to create her own destiny and get on the Broadway stage. Jean Maitland finds herself in the midst of the artistic battle of the day as she considers a movie contract in Hollywood over the toughing it out on the NYC boards. Kaye Hamilton pays the ultimate price for her desire to succeed. And there are so many girls with their very own stories to keep us guessing. Gentlemen callers come and go including playwrights, producers and wealthy visitors to NYC who just want a pretty girl on their arm. Considered “a valentine to the legitimate stage,” George Kaufman & Edna Ferber’s witty, fast-paced and poignant play is an important marker in American stage history.
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)
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.
“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
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Milk Moola Caps!!
The OCO is registered for the Kwik Trip Milk Moola Program. Between now and March 10, save your caps and send them to the OCO at PO Box 394 Oconomowoc, WI 53066 or drop them off in the OAC lobby near the Chatfield display case. The program endis on March 31, so caps must be in by March 15. The caps say 5 Cents on them. Other food items include orange juice, from 100% juice concentrate, Nature’s Touch Drinking Water, Nature's Touch Egg Nog (seasonal), Kwik Quencher® Iced Tea – Gallons and Kwik Quencher Lemonade – Gallons, *Sizes include: Bags, gallons, ½ gallons, quarts, pints and ½ pints. Sizes do vary per product, always be sure to look for the Milk Moola logo on the cap or bag top. Proceeds benefit the Chatfield Instruments and award.
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
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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A musical based on the stories of P.L. Travers
and the Walt Disney film
Original Music and Lyrics by
Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by
George Stiles and Anthony Drewe
Adapted by iTheatrics under the supervision of
Timothy Allen McDonald
Feb. 28 – Mar. 2, 2019 at 7 pm
Matinee, March 2 at 2 pm.
At the Oconomowoc Arts Center
641 E. forest St. Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 560 - 3172
Tickets: $12 adults, $10 for Seniors and Students (with student I. D.)