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Saturday, October 29
Admission: $15 reserved seating
$12 general admission
With just their voices and a tambourine, the Minnesota-based a cappella group will be the perfect premier event for the Nicolet Live! series. Recognized as one of the top five “must see” groups in America, the Emmy Award-Winners have appeared on NBC’s Today Show and Jay Leno, and sold more than 1 million albums. Tonic Sol-fa is a “vocal kaleidoscope, unique to the human voice,” says the New York Times. This is a performance not to be missed. Learn more.
Foreign Film Night: The Host
Sunday, October 30
Combining scares, laughs, and satire, this South Korean foreign film will take you on a riveting quest as a father and his family set out to rescue his daughter from a horrifying river monster. Directed by Bong Joon-ho, the The Host was named Best Film at the 2006 Blue Dragon Film Awards. Local film buffs Steven Schreier and Tom Jerow will present the film, facilitate discussion, and answer any questions. This film is rated R. Learn more.
Saturday, November 19
Highly charged and enchanting, South African performer Lorraine Klaasen has electrified audiences worldwide with her dynamic stage presence. A 2013 JUNO winner for World Music Album of the Year, Lorraine is one of few artists who have preserved the classic sound of Township Music, the most distinctive sound to come out of South Africa. With her vibrant style and infectious melodies, she transcends borders to delight music lovers from all over the world. Learn more.
An Arts Midwest World Fest event.
Nicolet Players Present: Readers Theatre - Cancelled
Due to the remodel of the Nicolet Theatre taking longer than expected, the Readers
Theatre event has been cancelled.
Get comfortable, share an evening of great storytelling, and experience the “theater of the mind.” Hear the Nicolet Players take some of the best stories in American literature and adapt them for four voices, focusing on the music of the spoken word. Performed for one night only in the Nicolet Theatre, the Players will also take the show on the road sharing the Readers Theatre presentation with community groups throughout the district.
Saturday, December 3
Experience the holidays beyond the bustle and cheer with pianist Steven C. The touchingly elegant solo piano will evoke the timeless magic that embraces the essence of winter and brings a feeling of reverence to the season. With more than 2 million records sold, Steven C is a multi-platinum composer performing with artists such as Mannheim Steamroller and the London Symphony Strings. His beautiful melodies create an atmosphere of peace and well-being to carry through the season. Learn more.
Community Holiday Concert
Sunday, December 11
`Tis the season to rejoice with the merry sounds of the Nicolet Male Chorus, Nicolet Choraliers, Hymns and Hyrs, and the Lakeland Barbershop Chorus. Delivered in a spirited four-part harmony, their talents create a charming concert of holiday and seasonal songs sure to bring you tidings of good cheer. Non‑perishable food and monetary donations for local pantries are welcome.
Saturday, January 14
Recent finalist of NBCs hit musical showcase The Voice, Joshua Davis, breathes life into timeless folk music with his raw, organic edge. Rooted in the folk tradition, he writes songs that blend the roots of American music with gritty rock n’ roll and vintage soul. Performing Songwriter Magazine called the result “Some of the liveliest and most rocking roots music around.” Learn more.
An Evening with Dave Drivas and Friends
Tuesday, January 24
Slow down for an evening that will remind you of the simple joys in life. A local singer and acoustic guitar player, Dave will share the stage with other area artists including Mark Wayne, Charlie Strong, and Mitch and Dan Cable to play a variety of country, rock, and bluegrass music. Along with his friends, Dave's lifelong passion for music and his knack for storytelling will be the perfect combination for good times and great music.
Friday, February 3
If dating after 35 seems daunting, imagine dating after 70. The documentary “The Age of Love” follows a group of 30 seniors in Rochester, NY, who sign up for a speed-dating event for those aged 70 to 90. Inspired by his uncle’s new romance at the age 78, director Steven Loring explores the often overlooked dating scene of seniors, defeating stereotypes through this humorous and poignant look into the hearts of our booming older population. Learn more.
Pert Near Sandstone - WXPR
Saturday, February 4
Find your rhythm as you experience the hard-driving acoustics, tight harmonies, and hot solos of Pert Near Sandston. With a fresh sense and new-time urban grit, the string band from Minneapolis/St. Paul infuses their own ideas and character to deliver a sound and style uniquely their own, winning them fans across generations and genres. Learn more.
Foreign Film Night: The Fairy
Thursday, February 9
Experience a whimsical tale of finding happiness and love in the most mundane of lives. In this enchanting French film, Dom, a hotel night clerk, falls in love with an elusive fairy. After granting his first two wishes, the fairy disappears and Dom embarks on a search to find her. Local film buffs Steven Schreier and Tom Jerow will present the film, facilitate discussion, and answer any questions. Learn more.
Saturday, February 18
Anda Union is part of a musical movement in China that finds inspiration in old and forgotten songs, drawing from a repertoire that had all but disappeared during their country's recent tumultuous past. Hailing from differing ethnic nomadic cultures, the nine-strong band unites tribal and musical traditions from all over Inner Mongolia.
Anda Union was formed in 2003 in the Xilingol Grassland area of Inner Mongolia, a semi-autonomous region of China. Anda Union play traditional Mongolian instruments including the horse-head fiddle or tsuur, the three-holed flute or maodun chaoer, and Mongolian versions of the dulcimer, zither, lute, and mouth harp. The main singing style performed by Anda Union is khoomii, commonly referred to as throat singing, a traditional type of Mongolian overtone singing, which replicates the sounds of nature. Much of their repertoire is comprised of long songs, or urtiin duu, a traditional style of Mongolian folk music that evolved from melodies sung by nomadic herders. By incorporating traditional instruments and vocal styles together, they create an addictive combination of Mongolian musical styles to keep the essence of their culture alive. Learn more.
Wisconsin Brass Quintet - Due to worsening weather and road conditions the concert has been cancelled.
Friday, February 24
From Carnegie Hall to the Nicolet Theatre, the accomplished Wisconsin Brass Quintet has shared their genius musicianship throughout the United States since 1972, even in such prestigious settings as Merkin Concert Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Yale School of Music. Its vast repertoire draws from works of all periods and styles. Says the American Record Guide: “The Wisconsin Brass Quintet is a remarkable ensemble that plays with more reckless abandon, warmth, stylistic variety and interpretive interest than almost any quintet in memory." Learn more.
Wine and beer will be available before the performance and during intermission
Saturday, March 11
Baby Wants Candy is back by popular demand. The fully improvised musical performed by a Saturday Night Live caliber comedy troupe will kick-off with improv games involving guest participation. For the second half, the audience will shout out the title of a musical that has never been performed before. The title becomes the theme for that evening’s on-the-spot musical. Don’t miss a hilarious night that will have you laughing till it hurts. Learn more.
Wine and beer will be available before the performance and during intermission
Community Music Festival
Sunday, March 12
Discover the musical talents of your Northwoods neighbors in one harmonious afternoon. The Rhinelander Area Community Band, Nicolet Male Chorus, Nicolet Choraliers, Hymns and Hyrs, and Lakeland Barbershop Chorus will showcase their range and energy by performing selections from their season’s repertoire. Join your friends for the perfect combination of music, camaraderie, and fun.
ArtsPower Presents: Laura Ingalls Wilder
Saturday, March 25
Admission: $8 adults $6 children
Bringing adventure and fun, Artspower returns to present a musical tale of Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family's perilous frontier journey. With inspiring courage they deal with danger, hunger, and disease, as they search for a place to call home. Experience the wild frontier with songs that you can't help but laugh and tap your toes to, and learn with Laura that love really does overcome all obstacles. Suggested for children grades 2-6. Learn more.
Friday - Sunday, May 5 - 7;
Thursday - Sunday, May 11 - 14
7:30 pm (2 pm on Sundays)
Admission: $9 general public $7 students and seniors
In a classic comedy where kindness kills, Abby and Martha Brewster are known for their virtues and charitable acts. But the sweet sisters have taken on another project as well - befriending lonely older gentlemen and then poisoning them with arsenic-laced elderberry wine. When the sisters' nephew Mortimer comes home for a visit, his aunts' misdeeds and the schemes of his insane brothers are uncovered. Murder seems to be the family's M.O., and the frantic Mortimer may drive himself crazy scrambling to cover up the crimes and keep everyone from serving time. Learn more.
Auditions March 13 & 14.
Unity the Band - WXPR
Feel the laid-back vibes and irie grooves of Unity the Band, an award-winning original roots reggae group based in Wisconsin. Blending influences of rock, blues, and funk with reggae favorites, they create an island-smooth sound sure to wash your cares away. Learn more.
An Evening with Tess and Chris and Friends
Thursday, June 8
Best described as “acoustic folk with a few twists,” Tess and Chris will keep you on your toes with an eclectic mix of bluegrass and old-time music. With Tess on fiddle and Chris on guitar, the duo has performed at events and venues throughout the Northwoods since 2012. Inspired by their strong connection to the local music scene, Tess and Chris will invite other area artists to the stage to showcase the undiscovered talent within our own community.
Foreign Film Night: Kon Tiki
Thursday, June 15
In the new 2012 action-packed film based on true events from 1947, Norwegian adventurer Thor Heyerdahl sails from Peru on a balsa-wood raft to prove that South Americans originally colonized the South Sea Islands. Despite his fear of water and inability to swim, Heyerdahl set sail on an unpredictable journey with only a radio, the stars, and the ocean currents to help navigate. Local film buffs Steven Schreier and Tom Jerow will present the film, facilitate discussion, and answer any questions. Learn more.