The Kids from Wisconsin will perform at the UW–Platteville Center for the Arts Brodbeck Concert Hall Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
The Kids from Wisconsin consists of 10 male and 10 female singer/dancers accompanied by a 13-piece band. The Kids are celebrating 45 years of performances this year.
The show will kick off with “I Got the Music in Me,” “The Music of George Gershwin,” “Country Hits” and “Musical Scenes from ‘Smash.’” The band is featured with music of Paul Simon and music from James Bond movie soundtracks. The second half of the program includes “Hits of 1969,” “Rock of Ages” and an original song, “Be the Difference,” celebrating 45 years of Kids from Wisconsin. The band will play songs from the swing era, “One O’Clock Jump” and music of Van Morrison.
Arianna Day of Platteville is a camp alternate performer for this year’s troupe and will emcee this year’s show. She is the daughter of Bill and Sue Day. Isaac Risseeuw of Darlington, a former Kid, is the assistant technical director this summer.
Former Kids from Platteville include Sarah Ellis, Jens Jacobson, Justin Johnson, Niki Mariskanish, Jason Oates, Connie Saloutos Furlan, Carrie Saloutos, Dan Urness, Tim Urness, and John Urness.
Reserved-seating tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for children to 18 and UW–Platteville students. Tickets can be reserved by calling the CFA Box Office, 342-1298, or online at tickets.uwplatt.edu
The Day family and the Ellis family are organizing the effort to bring the Kids from Wisconsin back to Platteville. The families are hoping to raise money to donate to the Platteville Music Boosters and to the UW–Platteville Music Scholarship Fund.
Persons, businesses or organizations interested in financially supporting the Platteville show as a sponsor should contact Susan Day, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Terri Ellis, EllisT60@yahoo.com, to make a donation. Checks should be made payable to Kids from Wisconsin–Platteville for deposit in an account established at Wisconsin Bank and Trust.
The Kids summer tour schedule and ticket information contacts can be found at www.kidsfromwisconsin.org.