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1 Oconomowoc Arts Center MESSAGE FROM THE ARTS CENTER DIRECTOR No, the Lion King isn’t coming to the OAC… Over the past two years or so, I have received dozens, if not hundreds of wonderful suggestions about programs and events that patrons would like to see at the arts center. Most have been well-known, regional and national performers including Chinese acrobats, Charlie Daniels Band, the Bo Deans, Danny Gokey, Straight No Chaser, Peter Noone and Herman’s Hermits and, the Lion King to name a few. All are wonderful suggestions. There’s usually one drawback, cost. Most of the suggestions are quite expensive to present. In the list above the average cost range is anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000 per performance. In the case of the Lion King, they require a minimum run of several performances often resulting in six figure commitments from the presenting venue. Frequently, this is only the performance fee which does not include housing, travel and hospitality expenses incurred by the theater, and that doesn’t include the administrative, production staff and marketing expenses required to promote the event. There is much to be done in order to bring any group or artist here to the OAC. In the end, however, I also want to make sure that we are reaching out to our lake country communities and offering programming that people want to attend and will support. If attendance continues to increase and the demand for more notable artists and events continues to be the subject of discourse, who knows, maybe the Lion King…uh, no. Keep the wonderful suggestions coming in. I value your input and will do every- thing I can to bring the events you want to see to the OAC. In the mean time, check out our 2011-12 season. I think you will be presently surprised. www.theoac.net Michael Duncan, Director Oconomowoc Arts Center
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  • 1Oconomowoc Arts Center

    MESSAGE FROM THE ARTS CENTER DIRECTOR

    No, the Lion King isnt coming to the OAC

    Over the past two years or so, I have received dozens, if not

    hundreds of wonderful suggestions about programs and events

    that patrons would like to see at the arts center. Most have

    been well-known, regional and national performers including

    Chinese acrobats, Charlie Daniels Band, the Bo Deans, Danny Gokey, Straight No

    Chaser, Peter Noone and Hermans Hermits and, the Lion King to name a few. All

    are wonderful suggestions.

    Theres usually one drawback, cost. Most of the suggestions are quite expensive

    to present. In the list above the average cost range is anywhere from $10,000 to

    $50,000 per performance. In the case of the Lion King, they require a minimum

    run of several performances often resulting in six figure commitments from the

    presenting venue. Frequently, this is only the performance fee which does not

    include housing, travel and hospitality expenses incurred by the theater, and that

    doesnt include the administrative, production staff and marketing expenses

    required to promote the event.

    There is much to be done in order to bring any group or artist here to the OAC.

    In the end, however, I also want to make sure that we are reaching out to our lake

    country communities and offering programming that people want to attend

    and will support. If attendance continues to increase and the demand for more

    notable artists and events continues to be the subject of discourse, who knows,

    maybe the Lion Kinguh, no.

    Keep the wonderful suggestions coming in. I value your input and will do every-

    thing I can to bring the events you want to see to the OAC.

    In the mean time, check out our 2011-12 season. I think you will be presently

    surprised. www.theoac.net

    Michael Duncan, Director

    Oconomowoc Arts Center

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    OCONOMOWOC ARTS CENTER STAFF

    Arts Center Manager ........................................................................................ Michael DuncanMarketing/Public Relations Manager ..........................................................Robin KrakauerBox Office/Website Manager ...........................................................Cynthia Acosta LuksichBox Office Staff ............................................................................. Cheryl Fillmore, Ginni Hicks Connie Rizzo, Nancy SchwabeHouse Managers .......................................................................... Lisa Abbott, Robert Abbott, Lynne Carlstein, Mark Carlstein, Deborah Duncan, Lindsay Duncan, Cheryl Fillmore, Jack Fillmore, Jan Gibeau, Angie Harrison, David Harrison, Davey Harrison Ginni Hicks, Dan Holzmiller, Adrianna Nowak, Connie RizzoOAC Technicians ......................................... Marisa Abbott, Brandon Gariss, Sean Floeter, John Kyle, Michael Nicolai, Dustin Strobush Joe Zack, Andrew ZietlowUsher/House Manager Coordinator ..............................................Cynthia Acosta Luksich

    MISS ION STATEMENT

    The Oconomowoc Arts Center mission is to provide patrons and artists of all ages, a professional, cultural and educational experience with the highest quality programming opportunities possible.

    COM MIT TEES / PARTNERSHIPS

    Oconomowoc Area School DistrictDr. Patricia E. Neudecker, Superintendent of Schools

    Board Of EducationMr. Donald Wiemer, PresidentMrs. Susan Kay, Vice President

    Mr. Dave Guckenberger, Treasurer

    Programming CommitteeMarisa Abbott

    Lisa BoudinMichael DuncanMarilyn LargentEmily Mariano

    Betty ReulKim Schultz

    Peter SchwabeJoe Zack

    Marketing CommitteeMcKenna BryantMichael DuncanRobin Krakauer

    Rebecca SeymourBarb Simpson

    Jennifer Starke-White

    Visual Arts CommitteeMichael DuncanTerry Peterson

    Paul SchultzJason Van Roo

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    COM MIT TEES / PARTNERSHIPS (c o n t.)

    Film/Media CommitteeMichael DuncanTerry Kaldhusdal

    Michael KrillJames Scheuer

    Special Events/Hospitality CommitteeJulie Falk

    Ginni HicksBarbara HirschSandy Karkossa

    John KoehnJune Mather

    Artistic PartnershipsFirst Stage Childrens Theater Academy Wisconsin Philharmonic

    Bel Canto, Milwaukee Symphony OrchestraMilwaukee Ballet Company

    Literary PartnershipsBooks & Company, Oconomowoc (Visiting Authors)

    Visual Arts PartnershipsWaukesha Creative Arts League

    Pewaukee Area Arts Council (PAAC) - Ekphrastic EventMilwaukee Regional Art Fair

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    SUPPORT

    With Gratitude, the Oconomowoc Area School District acknowledges these local organizations, businesses and private patrons for their outstanding support of the Oconomowoc Arts Center.

    Oconomowoc Festival of the ArtsOconomowoc Performing Arts Council

    Oconomowoc Public Education FoundationPlunkett Raysich Architects

    Oconomowoc Kiwanis, Lions, RotaryPaul Phelps and Oakbrook Esser Studios

    Mr. and Mrs. Narendra Patel Cuculidae (Bird of Songs) SculptureAce Hardware of Oconomowoc

    Badger Blueprint of OconomowocBooks & Company, Footlights Marcus Promotions, Inc.

    Jerry FoustNeumann Company

    Piggly WigglyThe Pub Irish Tavern & Restaurant

    Sherpers

    Thanks to the UW Extension and the Southeast Wisconsin Mas-ter Gardeners for their assistance with the OAC gardens and their support of its educational value.

    Thanks to the Oconomowoc High school Landscape Class for their assistance with the OAC gardens.

    The Oconomowoc Arts Center gratefully acknowledges grants from the Oconomowoc Area Foundations Scheriffius Fund and Richard R. and Karen Bertrand Charitable Fund.

    Direct gifts in memory have been made to the OAC by the following supporters:Mr. and Mrs. David Reul in memory of Ralph Trepte

    Dr. and Mrs. Victor Soderstrom in memory of Wally WieseMr. and Mrs. Donald Weimer in memory of Wally Wiese

    Rae Kinn in memory of Mary Von Bereghy

    THE V IC DONORS

    The VIC is the rehearsal area named in celebration of excellence in education in the Oconomowoc Area School District and in honor of Vic Passante, OHS theater director, teacher and mentor from 1974 to 2007.

    Major DonorsThe Debbink Family Foundation

    Craig and Mary SchiefelbeinThomas X. Herro Foundation

    Oconomowoc Area FoundationOrbis Corporation

    Paragon Development Systems, Inc.Pat and Mary Sue McNamee

    And to the students, community members, and businesses who contributed to the 2007 celebration honoring Vic Passantes dedication to the arts and to learning.

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    Main Stage Series

    Saturday, September 17 7:30 PMSunday, September 18 2:00 PM

    Patsy Cline Live!Today, Tomorrow, and Forever

    An Alleycat Enterprises, Inc. Production

    Conceived And Written ByKelli Cramer and John Cramer

    Dialogue Based On The CD Patsy Cline Live At The Cimarron Ballroom

    Performed ByKelli Cramer ....................................................................................................Patsy ClineLou Cucunato .......................................................................................................... PianoJeff Hamann ................................................................................................................BassPaul Silbergleit ....................................................................................................... GuitarTerry Smirl ....................................................................................................... PercussionGary Williams .......................................................................................................... Guitar

    Production StaffJohn Cramer ............................................................................ Producer and DirectorKelli Cramer .................................................................................... Costume DesignerMarisa Abbott .....................................................................................................LightingTerry Smirl ................................................................................Musical ArrangementsSean Floeter ..........................................................................................Audio Engineer

    Special Thanks ToCindy Liburdi and Sharon Sohner

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    ABOUT

    Patsy Cline was born Virginia Patterson Hensley on September 8, 1932. She was an American country music singer who enjoyed pop music crossover success dur-ing the era of the Nashville sound in the early 1960s. Since her death on March 5, 1963 at age 30 in a private airplane crash at the height of her career, she has been considered one of the most influential, successful, and acclaimed female vocalists of the 20th century. Cline was best known for her rich tone and emotionally expres-sive bold contralto voice, which, along with her role as a mover and shaker in the country music industry, has been cited as an inspiration by many vocalists of various music genres. Her life and career have been the subject of numerous books, movies, documentaries, articles and stage plays.

    THE SONGS

    Act OneCome On In ........................................................................... Words and Music by V. F. StewartWalkin After Midnight ..........................Words and Music by Alan Block and Don HechtThree Cigarettes In An Ashtray ........................................Words and Music by Eddie Miller and W.S. StevensonI Dont Wanna ......................................................................Words and Music by D. Haddock, E. Miller and W.S. Stevenson Dont Ever Leave Me Again .......................................... Music by James E. Crawford, Jr. and Lillian N. Claiborne. Lyrics By Patsy ClineSeven Lonely Days ............................................................Words and Music by Earl Shuman, Alden Shuman and Marshall BrownWrite Me In Care Of The Blues .................................Words and Music by Eddie Miller and W.S. StevensonImagine That ........................................................................ Words and Music by Justin TubbI Fall To Pieces ....................................................... Words and Music by Harlan Howard and Hank CochranGot A Lot Of Rhythm In My Soul ................. Words and Music by Barbara Vaughan and W.S. StevensonCrazy .....................................................................................Words and Music by Willie Nelson

    Act TwoI Love You, Honey ........................................................Words and Music by Eddie Miller and W.S. StevensonNever No More ..........................................................................Words and Music by Rita Ross, Alan Block, and Don Hecht(If I Could See The World) Through The Eyes Of A Child .................... Words and Music by Richard Pope, Sammy Masters, and Tex SatterwhiteAint No Wheels On This Ship ............................. Words and Music by W. D. Chandler and W.S. StevensonYou Belong To Me ............................................................Words and Music by Pee Wee King, Chilton Price, and Redd StewartBack In Babys Arms ...............................................Words and Music by Bob MontgomeryYour Cheatin Heart ....................................................... Words and Music by Hank Williams Sweet Dreams (Of You) ......................................................Words and Music by Don GibsonToday, Tomorrow, And Forever ............................................ Words and Music by Don Reid

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    B IOGR APHIES

    John Cramer (Producer / Director) John has been involved in the entertainment industry for nearly 40 years. He is a producer, director, choreogra-

    pher, designer, actor, singer, dancer, administrator, and teacher. He is currently the Managing Artistic Director of the Waukesha Civic Theatre, as well as the owner of his own production company, Alleycat Enterprises, Inc., and a member of the Actors Equity Association. John has produced, directed, and choreographed for professional, educational, and community theatres throughout the United States. He has also produced, directed, and choreographed over 200 corporate events, multimedia, and industrial films. He has appeared at numerous theatres as well, including the Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, the Childrens Theater Company of Minneapolis, the Chimera Theatre, the Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, the Guthrie Theatre, the Red Barn Dinner Theatre, and the Wagon Wheel Theatre. Favorite roles include Harold Hill in The Music Man, George in George M!, Matthew in Cotton Patch Gospel and Michael in I Do! I Do! He lives in Waukesha with his amazing wife, Kelli, and their two exceptional children, Elena and Jude.

    Kelli Cramer (Patsy) Kelli, a Waukesha resident, portrayed Patsy in Always ... Patsy Cline which she performed with Archangel Produc-tions at the Sharon

    Lynne Wilson Center in Brookfield, and the Wagon Wheel Theatre in Warsaw, IN. She has appeared with her husband John in Alleycat Enterprises production of I Do! I Do! at WCT and with nationally renowned composer David Friedman in Listen To My Heart, The Music Of David Friedman at the Miramar Theatre. Favorite Chicago credits include performances at the Marriott Lincoln-shire Theatre as Prudie in Pump Boys And Dinettes, Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense, Becky in Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?, Angel in

    The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, Mona Low in The New Yorkers, and Amanda McBrooms Heartbeats. At the Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace Kelli performed the title role in Annie Get Your Gun, for which she received a Jeff Award for Best Actress.

    Lou Cucunato (Piano) Lou has been working in the metro Milwaukee area for 25 years. Lou has played several national touring shows in Milwaukee including

    Hairspray and Mama Mia. Locally hes worked at the Sunset Playhouse and Skylight Opera. Lou has also performed with Present Music. If youve ever been to the Pfister Hotel you may have seen Lou at the piano in the lobby lounge where hes worked for over ten years. Hes also been on the music faculty of UWMs Peck School of the Arts since 1999, where he teaches jazz piano and music theory.

    Jeff Hamann (Bass) Jeff, a native of the Milwaukee area, has a long list of profes-sional collaborations that include Charles McPherson, Eric Alexander, David

    Hazeltine, Slide Hampton, Frank Morgan, Steve Allen, Ben Sidran, and Brian Lynch. In addition to recording, Hamann has several years of experience as an instructor and clinician. Currently Hamann teaches at his alma mater, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Recent tours include Japan, France, Monte Carlo, and India. Jeff is also the bassist for the Public Radio International radio show, Michael Feldmans Whad Ya Know?

    Paul Silbergleit (Guitar) A prominent guitarist, bandleader, composer, and edu-cator in the areas jazz scene over the last two decades, Mr. Silbergleit performed with Melvin Rhyne, Berkeley Fudge, Brian Lynch, We Six, and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, among others. His two CDs as a leader, Silberglicity and My New Attitude, made it onto the jazz charts with nationwide airplay. He is on

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    B IOGR APHIES (c o n t.)

    faculty at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and Cardinal Stritch University, and was last heard with Kelli and John Cramer in 2007 along with Terry Smirl and the Waukesha Symphony Orchestra in a tribute to Les Paul.

    Terry Smirl (Drums) In addition to lead-ing his own trio, Mr. Smirl has performed with the areas finest jazz musicians including Chuck Hedges, Berkley Fudge, Hattush Alexander, and Melvin Rhyne, as well as nationally known artists Bobby Shew, Anne Calloway, and Jim Pugh. He is percussionist with Present Music, one of the nations foremost New Music groups, Principal Timpanist with the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and the Wisconsin Philharmonic, and a sub/extra percussionist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Hes performed at venues throughout the world including in New York City, Miami, Seattle, Tokyo, and Istanbul; and hes recorded on Koss Classics, innova, Aoede, Albany Records, Changing Tone Records, Chameleon Records, and others.

    Gary Williams (Guitar) Gary is a free-lance guitarist and music instructor in the Milwaukee area. He studied at the David Hochstein Memorial Music School in Rochester, N.Y. and was a Jazz Perfor-mance major in the Bachelor of Music program at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in the 1970s. He has been an instructor in the Music Occupations program at Milwaukee Area Technical College since 1988 and maintains a private music studio as well. Gary has also worked for the Hal Leonard Publish-ing Company. Mr. Williams thousands of musical performances include Combo and Big Band Jazz, Broadway touring productions, and 20th century classical and pops concerts with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He is also featured on the album Let Me Be Frank which includes his composition Kiaras Song.

    A NOTE FROM KELL I . . .

    Patsy Cline changed my life. Years ago, I was given the opportunity to portray her in the musical Always Patsy Cline. Upon doing my research, I was both stunned and inspired. I fell in love with the way this woman lived her tragically short life! She worked, loved, and played hard. The stories about her have never left me and continue to impress me. I find myself thinking, What would Patsy do? Tonight, I will perform the music she loved, the way she loved to do it: alongside outstanding musicians and in front of a room full of her fans--just raw and

    real. Next to her children, there was nothing she cherished more. I try to emulate her, embody her spirit, and simply sing from the heart. No one will ever compare to her. It would be foolish to claim to do so. She was one of a kind. So step back in time with me, and enjoy the sweetest music this side a heaven! I hope I can capture a bit of the magic she once had. It sure feels good to try and Im glad youre along for the ride. Sincere thanks to Mom and Dad for countless affirmations, Elena and Jude for unconditional love and patience, and John for EVERYTHING!