Lake Country Playhouse
The Lake Country Players present the musical “Tick, Tick...BOOM!” March 24-April 9. Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. The show is appropriate for ages 14 and older.
Directed by Cathy Pfeiler, the exhilarating, funny and moving autobiographical musical by the late Jonathan Larson, who also penned “Rent,” will speak to anyone who's ever gotten lost on their way to finding their dreams.
Jon is an aspiring composer questioning his life choices on the eve of his 30th birthday. His girlfriend wants to get married and move out of the city, his best friend is making big bucks on Madison Avenue, but he is still waiting tables and trying to write the great American musical.
For information and tickets, call 262-367-4697 or visit lakecountryplayhousewi.org.
Oconomowoc Arts Center
Barrage 8 will hit the OAC Main Stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8, exploding with an energetic and innovative performance featuring all the instruments in the modern string family. The "8" in the name represents a re-imagining of the string octet, including five violins, viola, cello and double bass.
This instrumentation drives a rich and powerful sonic palette that further explores the musical diversity in the Barrage 8 compositions and arrangements. Add in the rest of the band and you get a night of memorable, diversified music from many genres and generations, lighting features and showmanship.
The cast is comprised of young masters of their instruments. The show has been hailed “Too WOW for words,” by the Denver Post and “This is not your father’s recital hall experience,” Chicago Tribune. For more information, visit barrage8.com.
The OAC’s second annual Arts in Bloom Gala will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at the Golden Mast Inn on Okauchee Lake. The fundraising event includes a gourmet sit-down dinner, silent and live auctions, and a “celebration of the upcoming 10th anniversary season.”
Long-time TV news anchor Mike Miller will host the evening’s activities. Oconomowoc High School’s award-winning drama teacher and director, Tom Klubertanz will act as auctioneer for the Gala’s live auction. There will also be music entertainment by the Milwaukee Guitar Quartet and Milwaukee’s USO-style trio, The Radio Rosies.