Wabeno Area Players Huisman Honors Recital

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.

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Wabeno Area Players, Pride Ride and WHS Join Forces to Improve Nancy Volk Auditorium Technology

“When schools and community groups work together, everyone wins,” says Rebel Drama Director Nick J. Lowery. “We’ve gotten a recent donation from The Pride Ride to help with the Spring Musical, and the continued help we receive from the Players is greatly improving the facility in which both our groups perform and many residents of the area can enjoy high quality theatre.” 

Wabeno Area Players and Wabeno High School are continuing their community and school partnership to improve the Nancy Volk Auditorium at WHS. With additions, tweaks and maintenance of the lighting and sound systems, they are working on turning the space into a state-of-the-art theatre. It is coming just in time as Rebel Drama’s March 15-17 run of Queen’s We Will Rock You is going to need to utilize every bit of tech the high school tech crew can get their hands on.


Students, Community and Professionals come together to make the Nancy Volk Auditorium facility state-of-the-art.  Pictured Left to Right: Dean Kolze (Lighthouse Productions), Logan Riebe (WHS Student), Jan Volk (Wabeno Area Players), Evan Thomas (WHS Student) and Drew Arnold (Lighthouse Productions)
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Rehearsals for On Golden Pond

Wabeno Area Players is deep in rehearsals for their next production of On Golden Pond.  This classic play and film adaptation is one production you will not want to miss.  Dates of the show are March 21-23, 28-30 at 7:00pm, 24 and 30 at 1:00pm.  The production will be held in Wabeno at Madonna Hall (1793) Elm Ave., Wabeno, WI 54566.  The venue features table seating with beverage service at each table.  For tickets call (800) 838-3006 or online at: wabenoareaplayers.brownpapertickets.com.  


Norman Thayer (Mike Doody) and Ethel Thayer (Carol Bartlein) 
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Volunteers Needed for Wabeno Area Players 2019 Productions and Fine Arts Series

We need you!  Volunteers are needed for the following positions:  Ushers, Ticket/Box Office, Table Service and Coat Check.  You can volunteer for every show or just one performance.  We will take any time that you have to give.  Plus, you get to see one of our productions at no cost!

Community theatre is made possible because of community involvement and support. Did you know that every person you come in contact with at Wabeno Area Players is a volunteer? Our board provides necessary guidance and expertise, but to create numerous productions we need you!


Volunteers at a Wabeno Area Players Production


There are lots of volunteer opportunities: ushers, table staff, box office, marketing, publicity, stage crew, performers and technicians. Everyone is important to Wabeno Area Players. Whether it is for one hour or every day, we need you!

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Thursday Theater “All NEW COMEDY”

On Thursday, January 24, 2019 Wabeno Area Players will be presenting a Workshop Readers Theatre Performance at The Big Easel (1784 Maple Ave., Wabeno) at 7:00pm.  Dinner service will begin at 5:30pm until 6:30pm.  On the menu will be the Main Entree/Salad/Dessert for $15.  For reservations please call (715) 889-1179.  Space is limited so call early.

Wabeno Area Players performing for Thursday Theatre.

The evening will feature a new group of Players presenting comical selections that everyone will be sure to enjoy.  You may even see a couple of veteran members playing supporting roles.  This performance comes after a month of Readers’ Theater Workshops.  This is a new season for the Players and part of the season is Theater Workshops for all those interested in being on stage.  We teamed up with The Big Easel to provide a quality environment and performance venue.  Don’t miss this chance to welcome some new performers and enjoy an evening full of laughs.  Wabeno Area Players will be donating all funds raised this evening to the Rebel Drama Department.