Lake Country Children's Theater
The Lake Country Children's Theater is excited to open its 34th season of quality live theater with “The Big Blue Ball” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Arrowhead High School North Campus Theater, 800 North Ave., Hartland. Performed by Sunset Playhouse Bug in a Rug, the original musical celebrates planet Earth with music and folktales from around the world focusing on the environment and embracing diversity.
Lake Country Children’s Theater (LCCT) was founded in 1983 with the mission to offer quality, live theater experiences to area children in order to foster appreciation of theater and related arts. Led by the colorful, life-size mascot Dugan the Storytale Dragon, the nonprofit organization strives to keep live theater for children accessible and affordable.
LCCT’s season includes three live shows that are most suitable for children ages 3-9. General seating tickets are $6 per person. The LCCT season package is available at $14 for a limited time. Tickets can be purchased online at www.lakecountrychildrenstheater.org or at the door the day of the show.
The award-winning Oconomowoc High School Players present “Billy Elliot the Musical” from Nov. 12-13 and 17-19, at the Oconomowoc Arts Center, 641 E. Forest St. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and the Sunday, Nov. 13, matinee at 4 p.m.
Featuring iconic music by Elton John, phenomenal choreography and a powerful story, experience this uplifting and spectacular theatrical event that has won the hearts of millions since it opened in London 10 years ago. Oconomowoc High School is one of the first high schools in the Midwest to produce this musical.
Set in a northern English mining town during the miners’ strike of 1984-85, “Billy Elliot the Musical” is the inspirational story of a young boy’s fight to make his dreams come true. Follow Billy’s journey from boxing ring to ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that unites his family, inspires his community and changes his life forever. Note that this production contains some strong language.
For information and tickets, call the OAC box office at 262-560-3172 or visit www.theoac.net.
Theatre on Main presents “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” from Nov. 11-Dec. 4, at its new location in the Brown Street Market Place, W359 N5920 Brown St. in Oconomowoc. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees are at 4.
The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. The show is directed by Allison Chicorel and features songs from the 1971 film starring the beloved Gene Wilder and new songs by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley.
“Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka” is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and magical stagecraft. Get your golden tickets for this holiday treat for the entire family. For information and tickets, call the box office at 262-560-0564 or visit www.theatreonmain.org.