Check your calendar folks for the Wabeno Area Players 2017 schedule. It is online, but thought I would bring directly to you so that you can make plans for some great evenings of fun.

  • Set the Date for Wabeno Area Players May 25-28, 2017 at the Band Shell in Wabeno Wisconsin

The Letter – World Premier – Musical Revue

“The Letter” dates from WW-II when it was left in the tank now near the Wabeno VFW Hall.  It was written by one of the Andrews Sisters to the driver, who was wounded and whom they visited at a field hospital in Italy.  He forgot to get it out of the tank when he was reassigned, and it has lain hidden since the war.  It is discovered and the town decides to find out more about him and give the letter to his living relatives only to discover he is still alive.  Inviting him to Wabeno for a civic affair and publicity opportunity, he flashes back to the war, the Andrews Sisters and the story unfolds.

  • Set the date for Wabeno Area Players August 10-12, 2017 at Wabeno Area High School in Wabeno Wisconsin

The Dastardly Doctor DevereauxMusical Comedy

Lotta Cash, a wealthy widow, must be on the lookout.  The evil Dogsbreath Devereaux, M.D. plans to marry Lotta so he can inherit her fortune and her late husband’s clinic.  Helping him is the nasty nurse, Hilda Hatchet, whom he promises to wed after he gets rid of Lotta.  Wild?  Well, talk about medical mania when the insanely jealous Hilda catches Dogsbreath flirting with our heroine, Wendy March.  We can only hope that Dr. Phil Good, our hero, can save Wendy and the unsuspecting Lotta from certain death.  With an abundance of zany patients, wild tunes (‘How Do You Bandage a Broken Heart?,’ ‘Emergency,’ ‘Do the Bop,’ etc.)  and a hilarious plot, this musical melodrama will certainly have your audience in stitches all the way!  As they say, Nurses!  Foiled again!

  • Set the Date for September 16, 2017 at Art in the Square in Crandon Wisconsin

    Julia’s Great Pie Bakeoff

Art in the Square-Forest County Courthouse Square, Crandon, WI
(4 performances throughout the day 11:00am/12:00pm/1:00pm/2:00pm)

Julie Child returns to Forest County to Judge the annual Art in the Square Pie Baking Contest. Along with Julie are three other famous chefs each battling for the title of “Best Pie.” Odd ingredients, funny pie themes, and sabotage are just a few of the interesting things that are going on in this contest. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser!

  • Set the Date for Wabeno Area Players November 16-18, 2017 at Madonna Hall in Wabeno Wisconsin

And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little – Comedy/Drama

Their father having deserted them in their childhood, the three Reardon sisters have grown up in a house of women, dominated by their mother, who is only recently dead. But time has erased the tender closeness of girlhood; one sister has married and cut herself off; another has begun to drink more than she should; and the third, after a scandalous incident at the school where she teaches, is on the brink of madness. When the married sister comes to dinner to press the need for committing her sibling to an institution, the simmering resentments of many years burst alive and are exacerbated by the intrusion of a well-meaning but boorish neighbor couple, whose unexpected arrival impels the action towards its shattering conclusion—in which all the pathos, humor and searing honesty of the play combine with overwhelming effect.

“The Hallelujah Girls” in Review

Our family just went to see “The Hallelujah Girls” this past weekend. It was intimate theater, a hilarious plot, and great community of local folks that brought the comedy to life. We all laughed so hard, it was just a great night out. It is fun to see local people so committed to their craft, they did a wonderful job. The arts are a good way to put some balance in your life, maybe take some stress out of your life if only for a few hours. The plays are family affordable, and make for an enjoyable evening of entertainment.