MADISON BRASS BAND
Sunday, December 8, 3:00pm
Free to all
Bring the whole family to the Al. Ringling Theatre on Sunday afternoon to hear a FREE Christmas concert by the Madison Brass Band. The concert is a holiday gift to area residents from the Al. Ringling Theatre Friends and the Baraboo Concerts on the Square.
The 30-piece ensemble will play old and new Christmas songs in dazzling brass band arrangements. A goodwill offering will be taken during the concert, and all proceeds will go to support the non-profit Al. Ringling Theatre Friends.
The Madison Brass Band was first formed in 1863 and was re-established in 2003. Its musical style is based on British and early American traditions. The musicians come from communities all around south central Wisconsin including Baraboo, Wisconsin Dells and Lodi.
Craig Mason of Stoughton is the conductor and arranges music for the band.
During the summer of 2007, he led the group to the U.S. Open Brass Band Championship, where they took fifth place. The band plans to return to the competition annually, competing at a high level with top-notch brass bands from throughout the country.
Come early to enjoy the holiday decorations and trees throughout the theatre and to shop at the Sauk County Art Association Gallery.
A CARPENTER'S CHRISTMAS
Friday, December 13 - 7:30pm
Singer and playwright Lisa Rock and her six-piece backing band are keeping The Carpenters' holiday traditions alive and bringing their unforgettable Christmas songs to the stage. Based on the music of The Carpenters' two holiday albums and Christmas variety shows, featuring "Merry Christmas Darling" and the jazzy "Santa Claus in Comin' to Town", it's a holiday concert that spreads joy and cheer to all.
Sponsored by Baraboo National Bank
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
Friday, December 20 - 7:30pm
Saturday, December 21 - 3:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 22 - 3:00pm
Enjoy Frank Capra’s inspiring movie about George Bailey and how one life can make a difference in this world. Starring: Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell and Henry Travers.
Enjoy Christmas music on the Mighty Barton Theatre Organ before the show.
And remember, when a bell rings an angel gets his wings!
ANNIE MOSES BAND
Sunday, January 19 - 2:00pm
The Annie Moses Band is an ensemble unlike any in America today. A blend of fiddle, jazz, and classical influences fused with soaring, folk inspired vocals create a sound that is both refreshing and familiar. The Annie Moses Band is a family bringing classicism to the common man. The music is a tapestry of Americana favorites and original tunes. Jazz re-imaginings ("Poor Wayfaring Pilgrim"), Copland-esque celtic numbers (”Blarney Pilgrim”), Appalachian echoes (”Girl of Constant Sorrow and Trail Mix"), and progressive strings and vocals (”The Road Well Traveled”) make Pilgrims and Prodigals the band's definitive project thus far.
MADISON BACH MUSICIANS
Friday, January 31 - 7:30pm
Join us for an an evening of the sparkling sounds of the Madison Bach Musicians. This ensemble is dedicated to presenting the best music of the Baroque, Renaissance, and Classical periods. The group performs on period instruments to recreate the authentic sound of the era, adding to their appeal. This concert will feature a vocal quartet with continuo harpsichord and cello performing baroque and renaissance masterworks from Bach, Handel, Schutz, and Josquin des Prez. Don’t miss fine classical music, in a fine classical theatre!
MISSOULA CHILDREN'S THEATRE
Saturday, February 8
(Residency week, February 3-8)
Missoula Children’s Theatre will be back with their annual residency, featuring their unique adaptation of Pinocchio. Auditions will be February 3rd; with performances on Saturday, February 8th. Classroom educational workshops for school groups are available during this week. The MCT residency and performances are sponsored in part by Moy, Borchert, & Erbs.
STAND UP DADS
Friday, February 14 - 7:30pm
Comedy for parents, by parents. What’s funny about going to a fancy restaurant and having to yell at your kids quietly? Is it really humorous when two boys convert a shower stall into a “vertical bathtub”? Or has your 15 yr.-old left so many jackets at school, they just converted his locker into a Burlington Coat Factory?
After a seven-year stint of headlining San Francisco clubs in the comedy duo Murphy-St. Paul, Dan launched out on his own with a solo act that was to land him in the finals of the nation's toughest comedy contest, The San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition. Over the past 20 years Tim Bedore has spent thousands of hours entertaining audiences, first on the radio and then as a comedian, headlining comedy clubs across the country. This broadcasting experience and a pleasant, Midwestern demeanor give Tim the ability to entertain people with a wide range of tastes and sensibilities. Together, these guys help form the Stand-up Dads, offering family-funny humor to chase the winter blues away. Enjoy a special night out of fun and laughter on Valentines Day.
Friday, March 28
Saturday, March 29
Adult: $21.00 in advance, $25 the day of show.
Tear Down The Wall is a multimedia concert for the senses where the iconic Pink Floyd album "The Wall" is reinterpreted by a cast of musicians and artists in a powerful and imaginative way. The concert combines musically and artistically rich content with insightful observations about everyday life to create a truly memorable experience for all. Intended to be an "arena rock concert" that will fit in an intimate venue, a truly unique experience is in store for the audience. Promoted by Artists Alive, Inc., a non-profit 501c3 organization, Tear Down The Wall was conceived as a vehicle to allow musicians and artists to work together for the advancement of children's arts education and to address the immediate needs of those in our community most needing help. Implementation of aid to those in need will be through direct financial assistance to our food banks and homeless shelters. Don't wait for our leaders to help! If we all work together, we can make our communities better and stronger. Come help us Tear Down The Wall! This event is sponsored in part by the Baraboo Valley Veterinary Clinic. Buy tickets online.
SPRING STRING GATHERING
Saturday, April 5 - 7:30pm
The Lively Arts Series will conclude with the second Spring String Gathering, featuring Art Stevenson & High Water, with special guests White Mule. Art Stevenson & High Water is Wisconsin's best-known bluegrass show, and has been in demand throughout the Midwest festival circuit since 1993. The band's bluegrass sound comes from the close duet singing of husband and wife team Art and Stephanie Stevenson, along with the spirited banjo and Dobro playing of Dale Reichert, and the hard-driving mandolin picking of Bruce King. Their seventh album, Twilight, has just been released (August 2013). High Water's music is heard on bluegrass radio programs around the USA and has received critical acclaim in the magazines Bluegrass Unlimited and Bluegrass Now. Pickers are invited to join in jamming, showcases, and workshops during the day at the Spring String Gathering at the Clarion Hotel. There will also be post-show jams at the hotel after the concert. A special package is available with hotel accommodations and performance tickets for one low price.