Lumberjacks and Wedding Belles- Auditions

Would you like to join the Wabeno Area Players on-stage? We are looking for roles small and large, on-stage and off-stage for our musical this summer. Please stop by and see how you can help support community theater!

  • Wabeno High School- Nancy Volk Auditorium
  • June 13th 6pm-830pm
  • June 14th 5pm-630pm

If you are unable to make these dates and would still like to participate,or if you are interested in joining our upcoming show “Day at the Schoolhouse,” please contact Carol Bartlein at 715-850-0132 or email us at

Wabeno Area Players Seeking Actor for Summer Presentation

In August of 2022, the Wabeno Area Players had such great fun and success presenting the original play, “A Day at the Schoolhouse”, that they decided to do the show again this summer. Audiences loved the readers’ theater historical comedy, commemorating the bygone era of the one-room schoolhouse in
rural Wisconsin. “A Day at the Schoolhouse,” will be performed Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 2:00 and 6:00 on a stage in front of the schoolhouse, next to the library, in the Wabeno Park.

The Wabeno Area Players are seeking a few new participants, male and female, ages 15 – 90, to fill this summer’s cast. No memorization is needed for a Readers’ Theater, just the ability to read expressively and react to other readers. Persons who are good readers, love to act and have an interest in the history of one-room schoolhouses in Wisconsin should join the Players’ cast.

There will be four rehearsals (time to be determined), to prepare for the show. If interested, please call Carol Bartlein, at 715-473-5466 or email her at

Cast of “A Day at the Schoolhouse”-2022

Steel Magnolias 4/21-4/23

The Wabeno Area Players are hard at work on our first show of the 2023 season. Our cast and crew are excited to welcome you 4/21-4/23 to the town of Chinquapin Parish, Louisiana for this beloved classic. Tickets are on sale now! Find them by clicking here.

Our show will be dedicated to the memory of Nancy Volk (whose name graces our show’s performance space) and to the late Doctor Daniel Boatright. Daniel was a professor, actor, writer, and a beloved member of the Players who passed away unexpectedly last week from surgery complications. The Players have been lucky enough to perform Daniel’s shows, including Planting Season, The Death of Kenny, and many more. Daniel was vibrant member of our community and will be missed.

Steel Magnolias Tryouts

Wabeno Area Players will be hosting open auditions for our April 21-23rd productions of Steel Magnolias. Auditions will be held February 27th and 28th at 6:30 pm in the Nancy Volk Auditorium. Those wishing to audition need only attend one night. Scripts and tryout materials will be available in public libraries in Lakewood, Wabeno, Laona and Crandon.

Practices will begin March 13th and occur three times a week. Firm schedule will be set after the show is cast, including an additional practice on Sunday April 16th. Dress rehearsals will be April 18th and 19th. Performance dates are April 21st and 22nd at 7pm and April 23rd at 2pm.

For more information contact Carol Bartlein at 715-473-5466.

2023 Launch Party- 1/15/23

Mark your calendars! The Wabeno Area players invite you to join us for the launch of our 2023 season. On Sunday January 15th we will be hosting a party at Wabeno’s own Madonna Hall. Join us for drinks, desserts, and prizes as we usher in a new year for the players.

WHERE: Madonna Hall in Wabeno, WI

4265 N. Branch, behind St. Ambrose Catholic Church

WHEN: Sunday, January 15 at 6:30 – 8:30pm

WHAT: Information about WAP’s 2023 Season, dessert table, beverages and door prizes.

Please RSVP by clicking here before January 12th.

Happy Holidays!