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Beloved Irish crooner, and star of 13 PBS national TV specials, Daniel O’Donnell comes to the Weidner Center on Saturday, June 7, 2014, for one performance only at 7pm. Exuding the same passion and unique sense of humor that has fascinated audiences for years, O’Donnell sings, dances and charms his way into viewers’ hearts with a mix of country, pop hits and fan favorites.
The Plymouth Arts Center proudly presents, "A Celtic Christmas," an evening filled with traditional English and Celtic Carols, 7:30pm Fr & Sa, Dec 13-14 & 20-21.
A live concert by soloists, Tom Clegg, Kerrylynn Kraemer-Curtiss & Mandy Radloff, w/ a beautiful choir of adults & children, help bring this Christmas season alive.
The producers of “A Celtic Christmas” are Mandy Radloff and Kerrylynn Kraemer-Curtiss; with musical direction and accompaniment by Janice Westphal. The technical director is Bill Johnston.
KERRYLYNN KRAEMER-CURTISS, a Fredonia native, is an actor, singer, director, and playwright. Curtiss’ inspiration to produce, “A Celtic Christmas” came from the beautiful music of the “Celtic Women” shows she truly enjoys and the heritage of her family. She said: “there are hundreds of traditional, cherished Carols, especially Celtic Carols in the Christmas repertoire, and we have chosen some our favorites to share in a meaningful way during this Christmas season.” We are delighted to bring these Carols to the PAC stage and to be able to work with a choir of adults and children as well.” Currently Curtiss is a director for the Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah School District Theatre Department. She also serves as the Plymouth Arts Center’s Drama Chair, and during her tenure has directed over 15 theatrical performances.
MANDY RADLOFF has performed in over 10 theatrical and musical productions at the Plymouth Arts Center. She is most famous for her outstanding leading role as Tammy Wynette in “Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story”. In 2012 she starred as Sister Robert Anne in "Nunsense Country Western Jamboree.” Radloff has a long history in theatre and music, having performed at Carnegie Hall. She is currently the music liturgist at Salem UCC.
TOM CLEGG has appeared in many musical productions at the Plymouth Arts Center during the last ten years, including Spring Concerts, Summer Cabaret Shows, Women in Rock, A Night at the Opry. Tom is famous for his leading role as George Jones in “Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story” and as Fr. Virgil Manly Trott in “Nunsense Country Western Jamboree.” He has also performed with the Sheboygan Theatre Company in “A Christmas Carol” and “Titanic the Musical,” with University Theatre at UW-Sheboygan in “The Buddy Holly Story” and “Mame,” and with Theatre for Young Audiences in “Music Man” and “The Pied Piper”.
JANICE WESTPHAL completed undergraduate studies in Vocal Music, Organ, and Mathematics at Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She earned a Masters degree in Music Education at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee. She has also completed course work at the Milwaukee School of Engineering toward an Engineering Degree.
Since 1977 she had been a teacher of Choral Music and Mathematics at Sheboygan Falls High School in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. In 2003 she was named Teacher of the Year for the Sheboygan Falls District. In June 2011, Janice retired from the teaching profession.
She was the Music Director for the Sheboygan Theatre Company from 1999-2010 and recently for the PAC Theatre Company’s production of, Nunsense Country Western Jamboree. Janice was a church organist for over 25 years and has performed in local organ and voice recitals.
In 1989 Janice began singing with the women's barbershop chorus Sound Celebration and has been their director since 1990.In November 2013 the chorus competed at the Harmony, Inc. International Contest in Windso, Ontario. She sings in two competing quartets, Opening Night and Lakeside Sound. Both quartets perform for community events and on Sound Celebration's annual show.
Janice is a voice coach. More information can be found on her website jlwmusic.com.
The Plymouth Arts Center is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit organization solely supported through memberships, fundraisers, business and individual donations, grants and sponsorships. The mission of the PAC is….to enliven the spirit of our community and to enrich the lives of all, by providing diverse experiences in the arts. For more information or a full schedule of events, please visit the PAC at 520 E. Mill Street, downtown Plymouth, WI or the website: plymoutharts.org
The UW-Green Bay Chorale and Concert Choir, together with the Green Bay Choral Artists, will present “Holidays Through the Centuries” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Cofrin Family (main) Hall of the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on the UW-Green Bay campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.
The concert will include holiday classics from such composers as Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, G. F. Handel, Tomas Luis de Victoria, Michael Praetorius and more. Audiences can look forward to familiar favorites including “Lo! How a Rose E’er Blooming,” “Ding Dong! Merrily on High,” Randall Thompson’s “Alleluia” and various arrangements of “O Magnum Mysterium.” Other highlights will include “A Musicological Journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas” by composer Craig Courtney, and “In Dulci Jubilo” from the 14th century German (Harm. B. Gesius/J.S. Bach). The concert’s grand finale will feature the combined choirs with the University’s Phoenix Brass Ensemble, performing Daniel Pinkham’s “Christmas Cantata.”
The Gaudete Brass Quintet was formed in 2004 with the intention of promoting a greater appreciation of brass chamber music. For almost a decade, they have accomplished this by means of teaching and performing both classical and contemporary compositions for brass. All across the USA, their concerts and workshops have infused audiences with a newfound awareness of the intimate art of brass arrangements. Midsummer's Music Festival brings them to Door County for their premier performances here at three different venues from December 12 -14.
Each of the Holiday Concerts will include readings by Door County pastors including Kerry Krauss from the Sister Bay Moravian Church, Joe Mitchell from the United Methodist Churches and Sue Gunderson from Immanuel Lutheran Church. The Gaudete Brass Quintet will not only perform three concerts but in addition, will conduct master classes with Gibraltar's high school and middle school band students.
On Thursday, December 12 the Gaudete Brass Quintet will perform at the Sister Bay Moravian Church at 7 pm, where good will offerings for attendance will be accepted. Al Johnson's Swedish Restaurant wishes to encourage visitors to brave the road repairs in Sister Bay with a $2 per entree discount coupon, available to fans online at www.MidsummersMusic.com. On Friday, December 13 the Quintet travels to Fish Creek for a 7 pm concert at the Old Gibraltar Town Hall, followed by a reception. Tickets for this event are $25 for adults, $10 for students. Children under 17 are free of charge.
The Midsummer's Music Festival Winter Concert Series highlights the Gaudete Brass Quintet on Saturday, December 14 at the Max Supper Club in Baileys Harbor with a Holiday Dinner at 5:30 pm and Concert at 7 pm. Maxwelton Braes Lodge is offering special room rates for the weekend and a silent auction will take place at intermission. Advanced reservations for the dinner and concert are required at $60 per person. Concert-only tickets are available at $25 for adults and $10 for students. Children under 17 are welcome to attend at no charge.
Every other Wednesdays June 11, June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug. 6, and Aug. 20.
Wednesday evening concerts on the multi use concert lawn at Shattuck Park from 6 - 8 p.m. Bring your blanket or lawn chair.
Out To Lunch Series
Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Bring or buy a lunch and enjoy a mid day break.
A variety of entertainment will be featured along with a restaurant vendor of the week.
Beef Tea hails from Sheboygan County, Wisconsin with a fresh mix of Bluegrass, Americana, indie and contemporary styles. The sound flows from a wellspring tapped when five guys and a girl coming from different musical backgrounds uncovered a new sound that is worth celebrating.
Doors open 6:30pm.
Inimitable, Jim Cole’s subtly-textured songs and finger-style guitar playing evoke an outpouring of emotions as he touches our hearts with his music. His lyrics ply into the darkest and brightest corners of our lives with honesty and grace. Jim Cole’s music is acoustic, warm, and captivating. It is pure and simple, but very poignant.
Tonight Jim Cole brings Celebrates Valentine's Day with YOU!
Doors open 6:30pm.
The Thrasher welcomes these pioneers of country rock.
Paul Thorn has been pleasing crowds for years with his muscular brand of roots music - bluesy, rocking & thoroughly Southern. Two shows: 7:30pm on Fri & Sat.
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