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.

Wabeno Area Players is looking for a band and cast for “The Letter”

The Wabeno Area Players is excited to announce auditions for “The Letter.” This is the premier of this work by playwright Dr. Daniel Boatright. Auditions will be held at two different locations on Saturday, March 25th. The first location will be the Crandon Public Library, located at 110 W Polk St, Crandon, WI 54520, from 9:30 to 11:30. The second location will be at the Wabeno Town Hall, located at 4473 N Branch St, Wabeno, WI 54566 from 1:00 to 3:00. The show will run May 25-28, 2017.

“The Letter” dates from WW-II when it was left in the tank now near the Wabeno Legion Hall. It was written by one of the Andrews Sisters to the driver, who was wounded and whom they visited at a field hospital in Italy. He forgot to get it out of the tank when he was reassigned, and it has lain hidden since the war. It is discovered and the town decides to find out more about him and give the letter to his living relatives only to discover he is still alive. Inviting him to Wabeno for a civic affair and publicity opportunity, he flashes back to the war, the Andrews Sisters and the story unfolds. This production features music of The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby and Benny Goodman. Some of the songs are: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, Rum and Coca Cola, In the Mood, Shoo Shoo Baby, Swinging On a Star, I’ll Be seeing You and many more.

All auditioners for the cast roles will be required to do a cold reading from the script, and an interview by the director. None of the roles require singing and dialogue is very limited. The following roles will be cast: 1 Male age 18 to 35, 1 Male age 60 to 75, 2 Males age 18 to 60, 2 females age 18 to 75 and several non-speaking roles. Rehearsals will begin for the speaking roles the end of April.

Those interested in performing in the band will be required to play any song of their choice. A sight reading piece will also be given of one of the selections from the production. The following instrumentalists are needed: 2 Trumpets, 1 Alto Saxophone, 1 Tenor Saxophone, 1 Clarinet, 1 Trombone, Guitar and Bass. Rehearsals will begin with the band in April. This is great opportunity for local musicians to showcase their talent and play in a Big Band ensemble.

For more information or questions please contact:

Wabeno Area Players
P.O. Box 325
Wabeno, WI 54566
(715) 889-1606
(715) 473-5466
Facebook @wabenoraeaplayers