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After a months-long interval between curtain calls, Wabeno Area Players (WAP) is very eager to take the stage again! And although it’s an extremely short 2021 season with only one production, it’s going to be a brilliant replay of one of WAP’s favorites: Planting Season. First performed in October 2016 and written by emeritus playwright Daniel Boatright, this is a delightful comedy that promises much laughter and levity. Here’s a teaser for you:
Digby Dye is a funeral home operator in Wabeno, whose dream career as a veterinarian was cut short by a petty politician and a barn full of dead racehorses. He and his business partner, Gustav, have unexpectedly found themselves accomplices of a fashionista, who is involved in fashion fraud. Add to the mix a mafia kingpin with an abundance of bodies to hide, plus a Kentucky bootlegger attempting to get his “old family recipe” up to thousands of thirsty Canadians, and you have the perfect prescription for hilarity! Several other characters add to the comedic chaos.
This is a show you won’t want to miss! Performances will take place at the Nancy Volk Auditorium at Wabeno High School located at 4325 Branch St. Showtimes are as follows:
Thursday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 1 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m.
There is no reserved seating for this production, and no online ticket sales. Tickets are available one hour prior to each performance and prices are $15 for adults and $10 for students.
For more information on this production and future offerings, please call (715) 889-1606 or (715) 473-5466. You may also reach out via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for exciting news regarding WAP’s 2022 40th anniversary season at www.facebook.com/wabenoareaplayers.
About Wabeno Area Players, a 501c3 non-profit organization:
Founded almost 40 years ago, WAP was created as a much-needed outlet whose purpose was and is the cultural development and community involvement within the greater Forest and Oconto areas. Its ultimate goal is to entertain, inspire, educate and impact in a positive way.
As part of its Fine Arts Series, Wabeno Area Players (WAP) is excited to bring to our community the a Capella group, Madhatters. The MadHatters began in 1997 as the first a Capella on the UW campus.
The musical prowess of the MadHatters has taken them to sometimes unbelievable heights. From performing at the UW Band Concert, to singing at Miller Park, the Governor’s Mansion, Lambeau Field, and the White House (twice!), the MadHatters have performed at places of which most college students can only dream. And the “gentlemen in red” are no strangers to the recording studio. Their nine albums have been greeted with acclaim both in the Madison community and abroad with their most recent album, All On Red, released in 2017. All of the MadHatters’ albums can be streamed and downloaded on Spotify, iTunes and Tidal.
WAP is so pleased that these gentlemen will be right here in Forest County. The concert takes place February 29, 2019, at the Nancy Volk Auditorium located at Wabeno High School, 4325 N. Branch St. in Wabeno. Tickets are $20 and $10 for students. For more information on this show and others or to purchase tickets online, please visit wabenoareaplayers.org, or facebook.com/wabenoareaplayers, and follow the yellow brick road!
There are many things that make Forest County unique. While some are well known far and wide, some are hidden gems. Wabeno Area Players (WAP) is one of the brightest gems you’ll find in these parts.
Founded almost 40 years ago, WAP’s main mission was to bring the arts to our community by way of theatre, music and song.And for all those years, that’s just what it’s done. But hold on to your hats, folks, because the 2020 season will see WAP in overdrive!
For the first time ever, WAP is presenting 12 events over the course of every month in 2020 but December. If the sheer number of special events doesn’t impress you, the variety and high quality of them certainly will!
There’s not enough space to provide a complete list and description of the entire season, but rest assured, there’s a little something for everyone: history, music, song, comedy, and yes, even climate change. To sweeten the pot, one doesn’t have to drive far or pay big city prices for quality entertainment, and it’s right here in our own backyard!
A brief list of the season is included here, but to get the complete skinny on everything from an overview of the production andvenue to dates and ticket prices, please visit wabenoareaplayers.org, or visit WAP on Facebook at facebook.com/wabenoareaplayers.
• January: Saving Snow Documentary Viewing (Fine Arts Series)
• February: The MadHatters A Cappella (Fine Arts Series)
• March: Play On (WAP Mainstage Production)
• March: Wisconsin Association of Community Theatre Conference
• April: Wisconsin Singers (Fine Arts Series)
• May: Huisman Honors Recital (Fine Arts Series)
• June: A Night AT The Museum (Fine Arts Series)
• July: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (WAP Mainstage Production)
•August: A Night At The Old School House
• September: The Outrageous Adventures of Sheldon & Mrs. Levine (WAP Mainstage Production)
• October: The Special Consensus (Fine Arts Series)
• November: Four Old Broads (WAP Mainstage Production)
WAP exists to entertain, to inspire, to educate, and to impact in a positive way, and we hope you’ll join us in 2020! Be sure to stay tuned as more information is released each month on upcoming performances.
On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 7:00pm the Wabeno Area Players will be presenting “A Mafia Murder Christmas Party.” It will be held in the beautiful atmosphere of Flowers from the Heart, in Crandon.
This is an audience participation murder mystery show. Only 50 tickets will be available. You can only purchase the tickets in person at Flowers from the Heart. No telephone or email purchases will be available. The cost per ticket is $25.00 which includes hors d’oeuvres and adult beverages.
You get to be part of the show! All attendees must come wearing 1920’s fashions and ready to solve the crime of murder. This will be the event of the season and all proceeds go towards a great cause. During the night you will be entertained by characters and music of the holiday season.
Not only will you have fun and enjoy an evening of good cheer, you will be able to purchase store items at a discount. Door prize giveaways and raffles will be held throughout the night.
This event will take the place of Flowers from the Heart’s annual “Night of Elegance.” Flowers from the Heart and Owner Bruce Walentowski have been major supporters of the Erna Rousseau Scholarship and Wabeno Area Players. Bruce wanted to do something different this year and give back to the communities his business has served for 32 years. Flowers from the Heart opened its doors in December of 1987. Almost to the date of this special fundraising event.
Proceeds and donations from this evening will go to the Erna Rousseau Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is in the memory of Erna Rousseau, a lifelong piano teacher and accompanist from Wabeno. Erna always made time for students from the area and supported the arts fully. It’s awarded annually to a student from Crandon, Goodman/Armstrong Creek, White Lake, Elcho, Phelps, Pembine, Florence, Three Lakes, Laona and Wabeno who have been involved in the arts in high school and plan on pursuing a college degree in education, art, music, dance, or theater. Scholarships are now being awarded to current high school students to attend summer camps. Since 1997 the scholarship has awarded over $10,000 to 34 area students. It’s the only scholarship of it’s kind for the youth in our area. Wabeno Area Players is the only community focused arts organization in our area as well. Both entities rely on the generous support of the community we live in. All donations are tax deductible. If you are interested in donating to the scholarship or Wabeno Area Players, please contact (715) 889-1606. You can also email us at email@example.com or send donations directly to:
Wabeno Area Players
P.O. Box 325
Wabeno, WI 54566
The festivities will begin at 7:00pm the evenings of the 14th. The doors will open at 6:30pm and close at 7:00pm sharp. The Murder/Mystery will last until 10:00pm. The party will continue after 10 and guests can shop, visit with the cast and Bruce. Flowers from the Heart is located at 117 North Lake Avenue in Crandon. Space is limited to 50 guests. For more information please call (715) 889-1606 or (715) 478-3710. More information is available on Facebook@wabenoareaplayers.