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OAC releases 2014-15 schedule

By TimeOut Staff

April 17, 2014

OCONOMOWOC - The Oconomowoc Arts Center unveiled its 2014-15 schedule this week.

The season will feature six main stage productions, three Cabaret Cafˇ Series, two weekends of ComedySportz, three film series projects and visual arts programming.

The season begins Aug. 23 with the OAC’s annual open house from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The public is invited to walk through the facility while enjoying live entertainment from Electroviolet, a duo that plays blues, jazz and R&B.

The Patricia E. Neudecker Main Stage Series kicks off Saturday, Sept. 27, with Milwaukee’s funnyman, John McGivern, in “The Wonder Bread Years.”

On Oct. 25, the OAC welcomes American English, a Beatles tribute show. The performance will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show.

On Dec. 6 and Dec. 7, “A Carpenter’s Christmas” will feature singer-playwright Lisa Rock and her six-piece band paying tribute to the music and life of Richard and Karen Carpenter by performing their most memorable holiday hits.

On Feb. 6, the Ko-Thi Dance Company appears with its traditional instruments, authentic costumes, music and extraordinary dance, which is dedicated to the preservation of performance of traditional African-American and Caribbean dance. 

On March 15, the Tannahill Weavers will appear. The quartet is hailed as one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands.

Rounding out the season is the Tony-nominated one-man show, “Say Goodnight Gracie,” on May 17, featuring Alan Safier as George Burns recounting his real love story with his wife, Gracie Allen.

The Cabaret Cafˇ Series features “Copper Box” on Jan. 16 and Jan. 17, Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael in “Reel Love” on Feb. 13 and Feb. 14, and John and Susan Nicholson on March 20 and March 21.

ComedySportz will return for two weekends and four shows, along with three film series presentations and visual arts programming displayed in the lobby throughout the year. Visit the OAC website for more information.

Tickets go on sale at the OAC box office at noon July 15.

- TimeOut staff