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This Weekend: Roots & Wings

Apr 21, 2014 02:32PM ● Published by Erik Dittmann

By: Annette Kamps

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Roots and Wings 
Friday, April 25, 2014 | 07:30PM - 09:30PM 
BDACT's Spring Show - A spectacular showcase of top talents returning to the BDACT stage. See a different show with new acts every time.  

In celebration of Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre’s 50th anniversary year, audiences are in for an exceptional entertainment treat with the return of more than twenty-five outstanding performers who have their roots with BDACT and area high school stages. On the weekends of April 25, 26, 27, and May 2, 3, and 4, BDACT will present its main stage spring show, “Roots and Wings – A Golden Tribute,” with six different shows featuring vocalists, instrumentalists, and other performing arts professionals from New York, Nashville, Minneapolis, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison, as well as popular talents in the larger Beaver Dam area. 

The shows at the theater, 219 N. Spring Street, will include Noah Brendemuehl, vocalist, performer from New York, native of Horicon; Mary Nugent Keepers, vocalist, Cabaret performer, and teacher, from Minneapolis, native of Waupun; Janalyn Bump, classical soprano, Minneapolis, a Randolph High School alum; Holly and Ken Sina, vocalists and educators, Watertown; and Beaver Dam natives: Keith and Carrie Irwin, vocalists, Minneapolis; Henry Gergen, trumpeter, Lawrence University, Appleton; Kenny Leiser, featured violinist, The Mighty Wheelhouse Band, Madison; Maud Hickey, trombonist, Northwestern University music professor, Chicago; Nick Derr and rock band, Madison; Leah Miller Tirado, vocalist, performer, teacher, Chicago; Corrie DeMeester Carlson, Christian pop-rock vocalist, Nashville; and Mark Wegner, vocalist, Madison. Readings from works by playwright Jeremy Kamps, New York, will also be presented.

Read the full schedule here

Additional star acts based in the immediate Beaver Dam area include Chelli Bri and her Modern Country and Rock Band; Cindy Prisk Matheus, vocalist; Marq Clawson and Connor Klavekoske, pianists and winners in BDACT’s recent “Best Dam Talent Contest;” Elizabeth Orr Jensen, composer, pianist, vocalist; and Christina Miller, vocalist. Several small bands with well-known instrumentalists will be featured with Maud Hickey and Henry Gergen; and other performers will be announced.

Profits from the “Roots and Wings – a Golden Tribute” shows will be equally distributed for BDACT operations and the current building improvement fund drive. 

For further details about individual performers for each of the six shows see BDACT’s Facebook and www.bdact.org. Tickets at $15 are at Rechek’s Food Pride, Beaver Dam. 

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