June 21, 2019
Music, All Ages
It is a privilege and honor to any community and its arts program to have a student be chosen to take part in the professional performance experience of a KID From Wisconsin. The selection of a Plymouth youth as a member of the iconic “Kids From Wisconsin” was announced by Taras Nahirniak, Producer and Orchestrator of the states beloved performance troupe. Alex Turicik of Plymouth was chosen from approximately 300 of Wisconsin’s most talented musicians ages 15-20 at auditions held statewide this past February. The Plymouth Arts Center is proud to once again present the KIDS FROM WISCONSIN and Alex as he celebrates his 4th year as our hometown KID.
Alex is not new to Kids From Wisconsin. This will be his fourth season touring with the group as its principle bass guitar player. Alex is a part of many groups in the area, such as Plymouth High School Jazz 1 Ensemble and Pit Band, Momentum Show Choir, UW-Sheboygan Jazz Band, Lakeland University Pit Band, and many more. He also shares the stage with his dad and family in The FlamingOs Band. Alex thanks you for attending the Plymouth show this June 21st and hopes you enjoy “The Beat Goes On!” The troupe members will report to a training camp to learn the two-hour Broadway style production starting May 17th. A staff of professional musicians, choreographers and choral instructors will provide 15 days of group and individual coaching. The “Kids From Wisconsin” Will be featured at the Wisconsin State Fair daily and at many other locations across the state: https://www.kidsfromwisconsin.org/tour for performances and youth workshops.
This year’s production of the KIDS From Wisconsin “Plymouth Show” will be presented Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Howards Grove Center for the Arts (due to the ongoing construction project at the Plymouth High School.) The Howards Grove Center for the Arts is located in the Howards Grove High School, 401 Audubon Rd., Howards Grove, WI. An early bird ticket sale is going on now through May 10th. PLEASE NOTE: ONLINE TICKETS ARE LIMITED. More tickets are available at the Plymouth Arts Center Box Office, 520 East Mill St., Downtown Plymouth, Tues-Fri. 10am to 4pm, OR online: www.plymoutharts.org, call (920) 892-8409. Reserved tickets in advance and at the door are: $14 for Youth ages 12 and under; $20 for Adults; (tax included.) Early Bird Sale: $18 Adults; $13 Youth. The Howards Grove Box office will open at 6pm (one hour before showtime.) For handicap accommodations, please call the Plymouth Arts Center office. A free afternoon outreach program, “Realize Your Dream,” for children ages 7-14 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm will also be presented at the Howards Grove Center for the Arts. Pre-registration is required. The Plymouth Show is generously sponsored by: Masters Gallery, Sargento, The Sartori Company, Van Horn Auto, Bank First, Wisconsin Bank & Trust, Kathy and Paul Sartori, National Exchange Bank, and PAC’s Media Sponsor, 1420am the Breeze Radio Station.
This 51st season of Kids From Wisconsin will feature music and artists that have stood the test of time. The curtain opens in early June and closes in August with over 60 performances of “The Beat Goes On.” Living legends such as Billy Joel, Tina Turner and Cher, just to name a few, along with music that is both traditional, award winning and memorable. Music from some super all-stars such as Queen and Gershwin will keep you wanting more and more.
About the Afternoon Outreach: The Kids from Wisconsin invite community youth to share in their love of performing with a free afternoon outreach program. “Realize Your Dream” is designed for children ages approx. 7 to 14 years of age and will be held the same day in the afternoon, Friday, June 21st from 3:30pm to 4:30pm at the Howards Grove Center for the Arts. This FREE program is an opportunity for youngsters and youth groups to get a taste of life as a performer. KIDs troupe members “pay it forward” by teaching performance skills and tools that can be carried into daily life. These young people will: • Work with a “KID mentor” • Receive instruction in dance, choral, and technical through mini workshops • Q&A • Perform a segment of the current show alongside a mentor • More experienced youth will receive audition tips. Those interested in attending are encouraged to pre-register soon through the Kids From Wisconsin website: http://www.kidsfromwisconsin.org/info/tour, click on the June 21st date on the calendar.
About the Kids from Wisconsin: The establishment of the group was authorized in 1968 by Douglas G. Weiford, (1968 Secretary of the Department of Local Affairs and Development), in keeping with Governor Warren P. Knowles’ “Youth Power Program.” Since their organization in 1968 and first performance in 1969, the Kids from Wisconsin show troupe has performed at state and county fairs, festivals, national trade shows and conventions. Their travels have taken them to many hometown stages as well as distinguished stages such as the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Performing Arts Center in Milwaukee, Cabo Hall in Detroit, the Convention Center in Atlantic City, and the Canadian National Exhibition, which at the time was the world’s largest fair. In the earlier days before artists hired their own opening acts, The KIDS performed before the big-name artists. These included Dianna Ross and The Supremes, Guy Lombardo, Eddie Albert, James Darren, Liberace, Friends of Distinction, George Kirby, Pat Boone, Roger Miller (King of the Road), Sonny and Cher, Johnny Cash, John Davidson and many more. Still today, the program remains a true professional experience and opportunity for growth both in leadership and as performers. It is a privilege and honor for students to take part in the KIDS iconic program after an intense, audition process. Troupe members not only perform to thousands over the summer, but are also trained to provide a hands on, performing arts workshops in many of the communities they perform, helping to spread the love of performing to youth ages 7-13. Since 1969, there have been nearly 1000 alumni that have been part of KIDS. For photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kidsfromwisconsin/sets/72157677792355788/ KIDS tour schedule: www.kidsfromwisconsin.org
About the Plymouth Arts Center: The Plymouth Arts Center is a non-profit community arts organization founded in 1993 to promote and nurture the visual and performing arts in Western Sheboygan County and beyond. As the area’s leading arts destination for over 25 years, the PAC offers an ongoing and vibrant schedule of live musical and theatrical performances, fine art exhibitions, art classes and workshops, special annual events, i.e. Jazz & Blues Crawl Fundraiser, Northern Moraine Spring Art Tour, Paint the Towns En Plein Air, the nationally acclaimed, “Big Cheese Drop,” and more! Visit the PAC Gift Shop for original art and gifts created by PAC member artists. New members and volunteers are always welcome. The PAC also serves as an unique backdrop for private gatherings, meetings and special community events. Tour/School groups may schedule docent led visits. Gallery admission is free. Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun. Noon to 3pm; or by special appointment. Closed on Mondays and Holidays.