The Kids from Wisconsin performance, sponsored by the Oconomowoc Kiwanis Breakfast Club, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 29, on the Oconomowoc Arts Center’s Main Stage. Celebrating its 49th show season with a group of 35 young singers/dancers and musicians representing more than 20 hometowns across Wisconsin, this year’s tour theme is “Head Out on the Highway!”

The Kids from Wisconsin is part of an entertainment tradition created for Wisconsin's youth in 1969. Their formal introduction to performance was at the Wisconsin State Fair, where they have opened for many high-profile acts.

Performing live annually for more than 120,000 across Wisconsin and the Midwest, the Kids from Wisconsin presents top-of-the-line entertainment with some of Wisconsin's most talented performers ages 15-20.


The show’s broad repertoire of music includes American favorites, big band, classics from the '50s-'80s, Motown, country, Broadway and current top hits, filling a two-hour fully staged performance.

Reserved seating tickets are $24 for adults, $20 for seniors (60 +) and $10 for high school students and younger and military personnel (with ID). For more information about Kids from Wisconsin, visit www.kidsfromwisconsin.org.

Free Kids workshop

The Kids from Wisconsin will facilitate a free “Realize Your Dream” musical theater workshop for area kids ages 7-13 from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 29, on the OAC Main Stage. Arrive in the OAC lobby by 3:45 p.m.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn a song and dance and perform it alongside a member of the Kids cast. Workshop attendees will receive a free ticket to see the Kids from Wisconsin show at 7:30 p.m. Indicate when registering whether you will attend the performance.

For information and to register, call the OAC box office. Space is limited. Registration deadline is by 5 p.m. Friday, July 21. For tickets and information, call the OAC Box Office, 262-560-3172 or visit www.theoac.net.

Differentials concert

To kick off its 10th anniversary season, the OAC presents a live concert featuring The Differentials from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 15, on the OAC’s Main Stage.

Featuring the talents of Tom Spolar, Mark Wanezek, Brian Leahy (of Leahys Luck), David Kennedy, Ron Beckman and Tyler Famularo, the band plays a selection of the iconic music of the ‘60s and ‘70s, including a brand-new Eagles and other rock 'n’ roll legends tribute set.

The concert is a fundraising event for the OAC. General seating tickets are $10. For information about the band, visit www.thedifferentialsband.com and www.facebook.com/TheDifferentials.

Summer box office

The OAC will hold summer box office hours July 5-Sept. 1. The box office will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays and noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Regular hours will resume Tuesday, Sept. 5, after the Labor Day holiday.

Regular box office hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, noon to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays and 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. In addition, the box office is open 90 minutes before events.

The Oconomowoc Arts Center is at 641 E. Forest St. and is part of the Oconomowoc Area School District. For more information, call the OAC Box Office at 262-560-3172 or visit www.theoac.net.

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