Online Staff Report
MONROE, Wis. — For a 16th consecutive year, the Monroe Arts Center (MAC) will present “MAC Radio Live Showcase of Talent.” This annual event gives area performers a chance to showcase their talents in an evening of lively, family-oriented entertainment. Performances will take place Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 and 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Monroe High School Performing Arts Center, 1600 26th St., in Monroe, Wis. The show will be broadcast Saturday night on WEKZ, Big Radio 93.7.
Directed by music and theater professionals Jean Adler Woolworth and Rich Woolworth, “MAC Radio Live Showcase of Talent” will be presented in the same style as a radio show. Emceed by Ron Spielman, this live variety show will include music, comedy, commercial jingles, as well as the on-stage house band Betty and the Bee Stings, conducted by Peggy Miller Sheffer.
For the past 16 years, the Monroe Arts Center has been auditioning talented people from Monroe, Green County, and beyond to participate in this event. A significant portion of MAC’s mission is to provide a venue for individuals of all ages to share their talents.
“This show is organized because it tells a story about the people of this area and highlights the considerable talent that we are fortunate to have in our little corner of the world,” Director Jean Woolworth said.
Scheduled performers are Judy Bennett, Vicki Bickel, Dan Blum, Hailey Bradshaw, Jackie Ceithamer, Marcia Davis, Hugo Espinoza, Haylee Espinoza, Natalie Faith, Matt Finkenbinder, Cammi Ganshert, Anna Garry, Lori Grinnell, Ethan Horton, Riley Horton, Jeff Ingebritsen, Klara Johansson, Deb Krattiger, Deborah Krauss Smith, Breanna Lambert, Allison Leutenegger, Peggy Miller Sheffer, Brenda Payne, Tom Salamone, Lara Salyer Smith, Jenna Smith, Tim Soddy, Ron Spielman, Joe Steil, Alexa Thomann, Craig Tuttle, Ashley Wegmueller, Olivia Wiegel, Jean Woolworth, Rich Woolworth, Pamela Wyss, and Andy Yaun. These performers are proud to represent Monroe, Monticello, New Glarus, Brodhead, South Wayne and Oregon, Wisconsin, as well as Freeport, Milledgeville, and Lena, Illinois.
MAC Radio Live Showcase of Talent promises to provide an evening jam-packed with entertainment for the entire family. General admission tickets are available and are $10 for adults, and $5 for students 18 and younger. Tickets are available through the Monroe Arts Center box office at 1315 11th St., by phone at (608) 325-5700, or online at www.monroeartscenter.com.
Posted Jan. 15, 2014