“The Secret’s in the Sauce”

Wabeno Area Players Present…
“Secret’s in the Sauce”
Co-Sponsor the Art in the Square Pie Contest
On Saturday, September 16, 2017 the Wabeno Area Players will present four performances of “Secret’s in the Sauce.”
The performances are free and open to the public and will be in the Courthouse Square during Art in the Sqaure.  Performance times are 10 a.m.11 a.m.12 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Following the 1 p.m. performance awards will be presented to the actual Pie Contest Winners and an auction of the pies will be held.  All proceeds raised from the auction will go towards the Wabeno Area Players and the Erna Rousseau Scholarship which is awarded to students from Crandon, Goodman-Armstrong Creek, Laona and Wabeno.  These scholarships include college scholarships to high school graduates and current high school students going to camps and clinics.

Julia Child returns to Forest County along with her good friend (or enemy) Mario Batali.  They try to out do each other with the pies they have created for a special contest between the two.  Who can guess the secret ingredient in each others pies?  Who will win?  Will fireworks fly between the two?  What is the secret ingredient in each pie?

There is no cost to enter the Pie Contest. The contest is for amateur bakers only.  The pie must be entered in the name of the person who made it, and entrants must be 18 years or older to participate.  The pie categories are limited to three: fruit/vegetable, cream, and nut.  Each pie must be baked in a disposable pie pan, and must be made from scratch. Store-bought pie filling or crust may not be used.  The pies must be dropped off at the PIE BOOTH (located on the courthouse square) accompanied by a registration form and recipe (which includes ingredients, recipe name, contestant name and email/phone number) between the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 16. Absolutely NO exceptions!

The judges will not know names of the bakers; their pies will be identifiable by a number only.  The pies will be judged on the following criteria: overall appearance, flavor of the crust and filling, and creativity.  1st and 2nd place in each category will receive awards. $50 in Chamber Bucks and Season Tickets to the 2018 Wabeno Area Players Productions will be awarded for Overall Best in Show. Judging will be conducted with a whole lot of fun by the Wabeno Area Players and will commence at 1 p.m.; prizes will be awarded immediately following.  A lively auction of all pies (minus the piece used for judging) will take place immediately after awards with all proceeds going to the Wabeno Area Players.

Contact info@visitforestcounty.com or (715) 478-3450 for further information.

Wabeno Area Players 2nd Annual Huge Rummage Sale

The Sale will be Friday-Sunday, August 25th-27th, 2017 at Madonna Hall (1793 Elm Ave.) located behind St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Wabeno. The hours of the sale are Friday and Saturday 9:00AM to 4:00PM. The Sunday hours will be from 11:00AM to 2:00PM. We will have furniture to clothing and everything in between.

If you have items you wish to donate please drop them off starting Friday, August 18th through Thursday, August 24th at Madonna Hall.

The Drop Off Hours are as follows:
Friday the 18th 10:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th 9:00AM-2:00PM
Monday-Thursday the 21st-24th 10:00AM-5:00PM

ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE as Wabeno Area Players is a 501c3 Non-Profit Entity. We will not take electronics (TV’s, Computers, Etc…), mattresses or box springs, children’s car seats, chemical/paint or items that cost money to dispose of (batteries, etc…).

Any items left after the sale will be donated to the following organizations: New Hope Shelter, Christian Thrift Store, Animal Resource Fund and the Forest County Humane Society.

The proceeds from the sale will be split between Wabeno Area Players and St. Ambrose Parish for Madonna Hall improvements.

For more information please contact Linda at (405) 361-8294 or Josh at (715) 889-1606. You can also email them at wabenoareaplayers@gmail.com.

WABENO AREA PLAYERS getting ready for 2nd Annual Rummage Sale Fundraiser August 25-27, 2017

Wabeno Area Players and volunteers are getting ready for their annual fundraiser.  They have partnered with St. Ambrose Parish in Wabeno and will hold the sale at Madonna Hall (1794 Elm Ave., Wabeno).  The proceeds from the sale will benefit the players by subsidizing the production costs for the 2018 Show Season.  A portion of the sales will also go towards maintenance and upkeep for Madonna Hall.  Madonna Hall is the principle performance space for Wabeno Area Players.

The players are taking donated items for the sale.  All donations are tax deductible as the Wabeno Area Players is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization.  For more information about the sale please contact (715) 889-1606 or (405) 361-8294.  You may also email: wabenoareaplayers@gmail.com.

Wabeno Area Players to Host Open Tryouts for August Musical Comedy Melodrama

The Wabeno Area Players are in search of actors and actresses for their August show, the hilarious musical comedy melodrama, “The Dastardly Doctor Devereaux.” Show dates are set for August 10, 11, 12, and 13. Open tryouts for the side-splitting medical spoof are Monday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 20 at 6:00PM in the Wabeno High School Auditorium.

The Players are hoping to find energetic and committed persons to fill five major female roles, four major male roles, six minor roles and the chorus. Most of the major roles have singing solos. The music is not challenging and it’s filled with fun! There are roles that call for little or no singing abilities. There are large group numbers needing persons to play patients and personnel at the Hanover D. Cash Clinic.

The roles include Lotta Cash, a wealthy widow and owner of Hanover D. Cash Clinic. The evil Dogsbreath Devereaux, M.D., sets his sights on marrying Lotta so he can inherit her fortune and her late husband’s clinic. A second villain in the story is the nasty nurse, Hilda Hatchet, who Devereaux promises to wed after she helps him eliminate Lotta.

Sweet and innocent Wendy March is the heroine, and handsome Dr. Phil Good is the hero of the melodrama. They are assisted by naïve and kooky Nurse Ivy Dripp who is madly in love with the muscle-bound orderly, Ward Helper. A burlesque dancer from Brooklyn, Trixie St. James, barges into the clinic with a broken ankle and derails the blossoming relationship of Wendy and Phil. Officer Tommy Gunn, is an authoritative cop in need of medical attention, but finds mayhem instead. Minor roles include six zany patients who have uproarious medical issues, Brother Sunbeam, a peace-loving minister, and Trixie’s troupe of energetic burlesque dancers.

Packets of tryout materials include the complete script, CDs of the music, mini scripts of dialog, and instructions for tryout preparation. The packets are available at the Wabeno Public Library, Lakes Country Library, Laona Public Library, and Crandon Public Library or from Carol Bartlein.

Persons who are unable to make the tryouts on June 19 or 20 should contact Carol Bartlein at 715-473-5466 and make other arrangements. Also call her if there are tryout questions. Rehearsals will start June 26 and be two to four nights a week depending on the role. The show is under the direction of Carol Bartlein.