HFAC announces performing arts season
Sunday, November 18, 2007 6:00 pm
The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce its 2007-08 performing arts season, designed to appeal to all audiences.
Wisconsin Singers – Nov. 30
The season will open Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. with Celebrate!, the Wisconsin Singers newest song and dance revue. Celebrate! is guaranteed to entertain with a big band sound and the best collegiate singers and dancers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Celebrate! highlights popular American music from the Jukebox era through a list of unforgettable Top 40 hits. Broadway classics along with songs from contemporary musicals will take you on a journey through the past 40 years of theatre on the American stage. Humor is a staple of every Wisconsin Singers show and the tribute to one-hit-wonders will have you laughing out loud. Wisconsin Singers’ band is featured throughout the evening with its own special blend of big band, jazz and pop-rock sound. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (55+) and $8 for students.
Bel Canto Chorus – Dec. 8
Guitars, charangos, castanets and Andean flutes will accompany the Bel Canto Chorus Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. for a festive holiday experience. Twentieth-century composer Ariel Ramirez inspires a
concert filled with light, color and irresistible South American energy. Ramirez's Misa Criolla, a folk Mass of Argentinean flavors, was composed for tenor, chorus, native percussion and Andean flute. Misa Criolla is paired with Ramirez's Navidad Nuestra, filling this concert with the obsessive rhythms of Latin America. The evening will also include assorted carols and a sing-along. Bring your whole family and jump-start your holiday season. This concert is sponsored in part by Shully's Cuisine, Thiensville. Please call (414) 481-8801 to purchase tickets for the Bel Canto Chorus.
Sinatra Tradition – Jan. 24
The Sinatra Tradition, starring Ed Franks, will bring the songs of Frank Sinatra alive, complete with a 17-piece band. The Sinatra Tradition is a tribute not only to the legendary singer’s voice, but something else that sets Sinatra apart – class. Celebrate the legend Jan. 24, 2008 beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors (55+) and $8 for students.
Light Up – Feb. 15
Styx was one of the biggest album-rock bands of the late ‘70s, producing monster hits with “Babe,” “Lady,” “Come Sail Away,” “Too Much Time on My Hands” and “Don’t Let It End.” Light Up is a Milwaukee-based group of musicians faithfully recreating the Styx catalogue from the 1970s through the ‘80s. Lead singer Bobby Rouse’s uncanny similarity to Dennis DeYoung’s signature voice provides a foundation for the band to build on. Light Up’s incredible sound and phenomenal light show create the “Grand Illusion” of a live Styx concert experience on Feb. 15, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.. Reserved seating is $18. General seating is $12.
ComedySportz – March 5
ComedySportz is competitive improv – two teams doing fast-paced improvisational comedy games and scenes based on audience participation. The audience provides the suggestions and the referee keeps everyone in line. This show is appropriate for all ages, and the games begin at 7 p.m. on March 5, 2008. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Children 5-11 years are only $5.
Tickets for Wisconsin Singers, Sinatra Tradition, Light Up and ComedySportz may be purchased online at www.HamiltonFineArtsCenter.com or by visiting the HFAC box office, located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.. No phone orders accepted, please. Bel Canto Chorus tickets may be purchased by calling (414) 481-8801.
The Hamilton Education Foundation provided funding to support some programming of the HFAC’s 2007-08 performing arts season.