Readers Theater for the Beginner

Have you always wanted to do a little performing?  Are you a little shy to try out for a play?  Well, you have the perfect opportunity to put your fears aside and have a great time with others like you.

The beginning rehearsal starts on the 9th of January.  Only three rehearsals to commit and then a performance for friends and family.  The rehearsals and performance will take place at the beautiful Big Easel Bistro and Gallery in Wabeno.  This is the performing venue for so many amazing shows and performances.  Tim and Connie will be our hosts with Wabeno Area Players running the workshop.

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Green Bay Packer Foundation Grant awarded

On Wednesday, December 5th, The Wabeno Area Players were honored with a $4000 Grant from the Green Bay Packer Foundation.  It was a momentous occasion for the players and one the community can truly be proud of.  The grant will be used for a New Fine Arts Series and Community Programing.  The Players will be adding two concerts in conjunction with the three mainstage productions in 2019.  The performing groups will also be spending the day with area school students working with them on music, theater and dance.  Included with the concert additions the players will be hosting several adult workshops throughout the year for adults.  The workshops will range from beginning acting to short play performances.    The three mainstage productions for 2019 are On Golden PondWorking and Farce of Habit.

The Players are a completely community focused non-profit organization.

Open auditions for “On Golden Pond”

Wabeno Area Players will hold open auditions for “On Golden Pond” at Madonna Hall, 1793 Elm Ave., Wabeno, WI 54566, at 6 p.m. Monday, December 10, and Tuesday, December 11.

Auditions are open to anyone in the community regardless of race or ethnic background.  No previous stage experience is required to try out for any Wabeno Area Player production.  Casting decisions are made by the director and production team.

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Wabeno Area Players present The Dastardly Doctor Devereaux and a Weekend of Raising Funds for Community Causes

The cast of The Dastardly Doctor Devereaux.

Lotta Cash, a wealthy widow, must be on the lookout.  The evil Dogsbreath Devereaux, M.D. plans to marry Lotta so he can inherit her fortune and her late husband’s clinic.  Helping him is the nasty nurse, Hilda Hatchet, whom he promises to wed after he gets rid of Lotta.  Wild?  Well, talk about medical mania when the insanely jealous Hilda catches Dogsbreath flirting with our heroine, Wendy March.  We can only hope that Dr. Phil Good, our hero, can save Wendy and the unsuspecting Lotta from certain death.  With an abundance of zany patients, wild tunes (’How Do You Bandage a Broken Heart?,’ ’Emergency,’ ’Do the Bop,’ etc.)  and a hilarious plot, this musical melodrama will certainly have you in stitches all the way!  As they say, Nurses!  Foiled again!

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Wabeno Area Players Raises over $700 for New Hope Shelter & Transitional Housing

The cast and director of Wabeno Area Players Production of And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little. L-R Linda Harter, Carol Bartlein, Kathy Millan, Max Skenandore, Sue Ferguson, Joan Sackett, Time Derfus and Josh Jameson

The cast, crew and patrons of Wabeno Area Players Production of And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little raised over $700 and several boxes of food items for the New Hope Shelter & Transitional Housing.  Every year Wabeno Area Players chooses a local organization or group to sponsor as another way to give back to the community.  This year it was New Hope Shelter & Transitional Housing.

The reason New Hope Shelter & Transitional Housing was chosen was all that it gives back to those in need.  “We are lucky to have an organization, director, Micah Dewing, and staff in our community to help those that need it.  They really need funds to drive the programs they have.  If you want to support a local organization that gives 100% back, please give to them this holiday season.”  stated Josh Jameson, Wabeno Area Players President.

The contact information for New Hope Shelter & Transitional Housing is: New Hope Shelter
PO Box 187
Crandon, WI 54520
Phone: (715) 478-3669
Email: info@newhopeshelter.net