Don’t miss a chance to enjoy a hilarious night or afternoon out! This show is non-stop laughter from beginning to end. It will be in the intimate setting of Madonna Hall. Drink and beverage table service will be available. This is the last production of the Players 2019 Season!
Comic fireworks explode in “FARCE OF HABIT,” a Southern-fried romp that takes us back to a fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Proprietor D. Gene Wilburn is looking forward to a peaceful weekend, but there are only two chances of that happening: slim and none. Why has his wife picked these three days to begin caffeine withdrawal? Why is his son’s marriage falling apart so fast? How on earth would D. Gene’s sister get caught up in such a bizarre undercover police assignment? If this isn’t enough to thwart D. Gene’s weekend plans, he’s got a gaggle of nuns who’ve converged on the Inn for a nature retreat. Add to this a nationally known relationship guru whose colossal ego threatens everyone’s sanity; a shy retiree anxious to cut loose and embrace his “inner caveman” and a couple of wild women who may or may not be who they claim to be. Throw in a storm of the century, and D. Gene has no prayer of baiting a hook any time soon. Oh, and did we mention there’s an axe murderer on the loose? If you love hilarity, then laughing your way through this comedy is one habit you’ll never want to break!
Tickets for the event are $15 for Adults and $10 for Students. Seating is limited for each performance, please purchase tickets ahead of time.
The venue for the event is the Madonna Hall (1793 Elm Ave., Wabeno, WI 54566). For Tickets Call (800) 838-3006 or order online at wabenoareaplayers.brownpapertickets.com. If seating is still available, the doors will open 6:30pm for ticket sales.
The UW Oshkosh Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Marty Robinson, is the premiere jazz group at the university. In addition, the jazz ensemble travels to national jazz festivals and often tours regionally to high schools around Wisconsin and the upper Midwest. The ensemble plays a wide variety of jazz big-band music, from the early swing era to classic 60s jazz to 80s jazz fusion to modern jazz, including everything in between, and prides itself on the ability to switch gears musically and present a rich and wide array of great jazz music, often featuring new composers and arrangers as well.
During the day of the performance a clinic will be held with the UW-Oshkosh Jazz Ensemble and area school students. Any schools wishing to participate should call (715) 889-1606 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rebel Boys Basketball Team will host a Spaghetti Dinner before the concert starting at 5:00 p.m. They are raising money for the Rebel Boys Basketball Team to Play Crivitz December 14th at the FiServ Forum (Milwaukee Bucks Stadium). The dinner will be $6.00 per person. Come out and enjoy a dinner and show! Show your support for the Rebel Basketball Team and the Wabeno Area Players Fine Arts Series.
Tickets for the event are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students. The venue for the event is the Nancy Volk Auditorium (Wabeno High School, 4325 Branch St., Wabeno, WI 54566). For Tickets Call (800) 838-3006 or order online at uw-oshkoshjazz.brownpapertickets.com.Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6:00pm.
In 2016 more Americans died from overdoses than in the entire Vietnam War conflict. And yet those new casualties are rarely considered victims of disease. The documentary film “Written Off” is challenging conventional thinking about addiction. By taking the viewer inside an individual’s fight against opioids, through personal journals, Written Off combats stigma and humanizes the victim.The film chronicles the life of Matthew Edwards, a Crandon High School graduate, whose addiction to opioids began at age 15, after being prescribed pain medicine for a minor surgery. His grippingly honest writing reveals the secrets he tried so hard to conceal throughout a decade long struggle to escape addiction. Matthew’s mother, Jane Funk, currently a teacher at Crandon High School, published the book “What I Couldn’t Tell you : one Man’s Struggle with Opioid Addiction” in June of 2017 and worked with filmmakers Molly Hermann and Rob Lyall on the “Written Off” documentary.
“Every day, there’s another story about the opioid epidemic, another overdose, another mug shot. But these stories often work to reinforce the stigma of addiction instead of humanizing it,” explains filmmaker Molly Hermann, who wrote, directed and co-produced Written Off. “Matt didn’t want to do drugs but he didn’t know how to get out. That struggle is right there in his own words, he chronicled every cc and milligram that went into his body and every dollar he shelled out to get more, all as he tried desperately to get clean.” “We know this film is already making a difference – we hear from people who see it that it made them recognize the addiction of a family member for the first time.” says Co-Producer and Director of Photography Rob Lyall.
All students who attend schools in The Northern Lakes Conference (Crandon, Laona, Wabeno, White Lake, Three Lakes, Florence, Goodman/Armstrong Creek, Phelps, Elcho and Pembine) have the opportunity to compete in the Huisman Honors Recital Competition. This event is named after longtime educator and arts supporter Richard Huisman. Richard was a teacher, principal and superintendent for the School District of Wabeno.
The honors recital competition is open to all instrumentalists, as well as vocalists, guitarists, and pianists who have performed a Class A Solo for the 2019 Solo and Ensemble Season. Each student entry must perform the music that they prepared for Solo and Ensemble. Eight to Ten students will be selected to perform at the honors recital. Each student chosen will receive a plaque of merit for being chosen to represent their school and community. One of the students selected to perform will receive a $250+ scholarship.