JULY 26 & 27 7:00 p.m. TOWNSEND TOWN HALL $10 TICKETS
We are transforming this venue into an intimate setting
everyone will enjoy! The music of Sinatra, Broadway and so much more. A cash
bar will be available with table service. As always, complimentary
popcorn will be served. Tickets can be purchased at the door only. Doors
will open at 6:00 p.m. so you can choose your table and enjoy a beverage or two
before the show.
The goal of this event is to raise funds for the Wabeno Area Players Fine Arts Series. The Players are committed to bringing quality performances to area at the Nancy Volk Auditorium at Wabeno High School. This performance space is the premier theater venue in Forest and Northern Oconto Counties. The organization brings in performing arts groups to perform in the evening as work with the students in the area schools during the day.
We are transforming this venue into an intimate setting everyone will enjoy! The music Sinatra, Broadway and so much more. Tickets can only be purchased at the door. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. so you can choose your table and enjoy a beverage or two before the show.
In the few months before the lights come up and the Rebel Drama shows begin, there are hundreds of hours of preparation that go into the sets, props, lighting, computer, and sound systems. There is a special group of young artists, builders, and technical specialists that step up to make sure that our Rebel Drama productions provide the level of high-quality entertainment that our audiences have enjoyed for many years.
This year’s production, We Will Rock You, provided some special challenges. The vision of the production was to provide a futuristic scenario of society underscored by the classic rock and roll music of the band Queen. Much of the set used the shades of red, blue, green, and yellow described as “Google Colors”, along with some scenes that were more drab hues that depicted the wasteland and ruins of iconic settings like the Las Vegas Hard Rock Cafe and the gates at the entrance of Graceland, in Memphis.
Some of the tasks that the crew had were to construct platforms, steps, and walls that span almost forty feet across the stage and include an eight-foot rear projection screen, as the base set. Other challenges this year included building an eight by twenty-foot replica of the Graceland gates (on wheels so that it could be moved in a matter of seconds), programming and operating over a hundred stage lights, wireless microphone sound checks for every member of the cast, fog and bubble machines, and building the space on stage for a live rock band.
During the run of the show, scene changes have to be quick and precise to keep the rhythm and flow of the performance moving. Set changes are made while the stage is dark, and the running crew has to work together much like a NASCAR pit crew. These changes are practiced, timed, and evaluated to become as efficient as possible while still remaining safe for the crew and cast members.
On April 22nd and 23rd at 6:00 pm, the Players will be holding open auditions for the musical WORKING. The audition will be held at Madonna Hall (1793 elm Ave., Wabeno, WI 54566). You will be doing a cold reading and will be required to sing a short song that will be taught to you at the audition. If you would like more information please contact the Players at (715) 889-1606 or email email@example.com. This production will be performed July 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27 at 7:00pm and 21 at 1:00pm in the Nancy Volk Auditorium (Wabeno High School, 4325 Branch St., Wabeno, WI 54566).
Working is the extraordinary genre-defining musical from Grammy and Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Godspell) based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with the American workforce: Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do. This highly original and universal portrait of the American workday is told from the perspective of those that the world so often overlooks – the schoolteacher, the millworker, the mason, the housewife, the fireman and the waitress amongst many – whose daily grind and aspirations reflect the truths of the people that make up a nation. Working employs a range of musical styles and genres from contributing composers, including five-time Grammy Award-winner James Taylor. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.