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!

Wabeno Area Players 2023 Season

The Wabeno Area Players are happy to announce our 2023 season! With the new year approaching, we encourage you to mark your calendar for what is sure to be a fantastic year. For updates on shows and more, make sure to bookmark this page.

Steel Magnolias

Nancy Volk Auditorium (Wabeno High School)

Friday April 21st @ 7pm

Saturday April 22nd @ 7pm

Sunday April 23rd @ 2pm

A story of life, laughter, and loss against the backdrop of life in rural Louisiana- this tale shares the life and struggles of a group of women who meet regularly at Truvy’s in-home beauty parlor. Join us for laughter and tears as we celebrate this classic together this April.

Huisman Honor Recital

Nancy Volk Auditorium (Wabeno High School)

Saturday May 20th @ 7pm

In honor of the late Richard Huisman, we present a showcase of young Wisconsin talent. The Huisman Honor Recital celebrates high school students who have been selected to receive scholarships and offers them an opportunity to showcase their vocal or instrumental talents. Proceeds from this event go towards further funding this scholarship program.

Day at the Schoolhouse

Wabeno Old Schoolhouse (on Highway 32, across from the Christian Thrift Store)

(In the event of inclement weather, the show will be held at the Nancy Volk Auditorium)

Saturday June 24th @ 6pm

Join us for an informative and funny look back at life in Wabeno’s one room schoolhouse. This readers’ theater event examines the lives of teachers and students living in rural communities in the early 1900s. Come laugh and learn!

Those interested in participating can audition June 8th and 9th at the Nancy Volk Auditorium.

Lumberjacks and Wedding Belles

Wabeno Firefighters’ Park

Thursday August 17th @ 7pm

Friday August 18th @ 7pm

Saturday August 19th @ 7pm

Sunday August 20th @ 2pm

Music? Check. Dancing? Check. Flannel? Check. This musical has it all! We invite you to a tiny logging town where small town life is about to heat up. Will Asa defeat the villainous Mayor Crook? Will anyone stand up to the Scrubbs family? Can you stand our singing? Find out this August!

We will be holding open auditions for this show July 10th at the Nancy Volk Auditorium.

… And More!

In addition to the above shows, the Players are hard at work to set a hilarious fall show as well as schedule more events for our Fine Arts series. Watch this page for updates!

We look forward to seeing you in 2023!