|By JODY MAYERS - Special to TimeOut||
August 8, 2013
Katie Danner, marketing director for the Waukesha Civic Theatre,
said the partnership between the upcoming Wings over Waukesha
Airshow and the downtown theater will bring history to life.
partnership is unique in that it allows our actors to use their
stage skills off the stage while allowing patrons at the air show
the opportunity to interact with a living history,” she said.
Civic Theatre is providing actors to play the parts of passengers
on the Ford Tri-Motor. The Tri-Motor is one of the first passenger
airplanes. Only 199 were produced in the 1920s and the one
appearing at Wings Over Waukesha is still in working order, Danner
performers will interact with the crowd,” she explained.
“Creating these characters will help bring the aircraft to life
for both the actors and the patrons.”
The Wings Over
Waukesha Airshow returns to the Waukesha County Airport for the
third consecutive year, said Kurt Stanich, president of Wings Over
Waukesha. It will be held Aug. 24 and Aug. 25.
years, aviation in Waukesha County has played an important role in
local business, military support, emergency services and
recreation,” he said. “The
Wings Over Waukesha Airshow follows in the footsteps of the
county’s first air shows dating back to the 1930s and 1940s.”
he and the planning committee is proud and excited to be
partnering with The Waukesha Civic Theatre for the event.
assist visitors in experiencing history first-hand and see what it
was truly like to travel in the late 1920s,” he said. “From
the pristinely restored plane to Ford Model T cars from the ‘Tin
Lizzie’ car club to the actors in period costumes, this is an
historical experience of a lifetime for all ages.”
the actors at the event will include children and adults, which
allows them the opportunity to connect with the patrons on a
this partnership is a wonderful thing, and I really hope we can
continue it through the years,” she said. “The event has many
activities for children and families, including seeing this
application of theatrical skills. This event allows people an
insight into aviation and our actors bring life and entertainment
to that insight.”
from the moment guests walk through the gate, they can expect a
head turning, interactive, unforgettable and exciting air show
Waukesha is a family-friendly event that offers fun for all
ages,” he said. “The air show gives our guests an opportunity
to ride in an airplane or helicopter, including a Ford Tri-Motor
and a World War II B-17 bomber.”
there will also be interactive forums, music, food and thrills
from the time guests walk through the gates until the time they
believe that this will be one of the best experiences of your
summer,” he said.
he hopes to grow the partnership with the Waukesha Civic Theatre
over the years.
Waukesha is committed to preserving the history of aviation, and
the theater plays an important role in helping us do so,” he
said. “With the help of these incredible actors, Wings Over
Waukesha brings an emotional connection to both military and
civilian vintage aircraft.”