Holidays rock at Hamilton Fine Arts Center

YuletideGIFThe 2015-16 performing arts season begins with an exciting world premiere at the Hamilton Fine Arts Center (HFAC).

Yuletide Conspiracy Project (YCP) – Dec. 12, 8 p.m.
Yuletide Conspiracy Project is a world premiere event featuring members of the acclaimed local rock band, Rhythm Method. Those familiar with Trans-Siberian Orchestra will love YCP. The holidays have never been celebrated like this before.

The group features Bobby Rouse, vocals, Brent Taritas, guitars and vocals, Raymond Tevich keyboards, Kevin Baumann, drums and vocals and Craig Tevich, bass. Special guest Brooke St. James is a gifted guitarist and member of Moxy Roxx and national recording artist Tyketto.

YCP is a talented, seasoned rock band playing all-original arrangements of popular holiday classics. Creative interpretations of Christmas and holiday tunes with special nods to groups like Toto, Dream Theater, Deep Purple, Beatles, Yes, Asia and Kansas await the audience. This is not your typical holiday concert. The music will be familiar, but the originality and fresh take on the tunes will impress and inspire. It is holiday music that rocks.

Don’t miss other exciting events:

Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra presents “The Drums of Christmastide” – Dec. 6, 3 p.m.
MFSO introduces the light and intriguing harmonies of the vocal quartet “Heart to Heart.” The concert will feature Christmas favorites highlighting special rhythms, especially with drums. Children are invited to bring their own homemade drums (coffee cans, etc.) to make joyous Christmas music with the orchestra.

Brookfield Academy presents “Mary Poppins” – March 3-5
Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers, and astonishing stagecraft. Young Jane and Michael Banks have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Through her combination of magic and common sense, she teaches the family how to value each other again. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that “Anything can happen if you let it.” Showtimes are 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Kids from Wisconsin – July 12 at 7 p.m.
Performing live annually for more than 100,000 people across Wisconsin and the Midwest, Kids from Wisconsin presents great entertainment with some of Wisconsin’s most talented performers ages 15-20. The revue is produced in collaboration with some of this country’s best writers, arrangers and choreographers. Costumes are designed and created in Broadway style. Kids from Wisconsin performs a diverse repertoire of morale-boosting musical entertainment for audiences of all ages.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.HamiltonFineArtsCenter.com, by phone at (800) 838-3006 or by visiting the HFAC box office on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. when school is in session. The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex.