Guest Artist Season lineup set for 2010-11 at Wisconsin Lutheran College

Date Posted: April 12, 2010

Guest Artist Series 2010-2011: Cirque Voila

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Lutheran College has announced the 2010-11 Guest Artist season lineup, which is packed with familiar favorites as well as new and exciting performances and opportunities.

The season begins with the ever-popular free outdoor concert series Summer Arts in the Park. Come enjoy free music and entertainment throughout June, July and August with headliners Kids from Wisconsin during the Fine Arts Fair on July 10.

Added to the Guest Artists season is the new Organ Masters Series of concerts including Daniel Sullivan and Melissa Plamann. Each organ concert includes an optional pre-concert lecture. There are pre-show dinner options for several other Guest Artist events.

Patrons can receive a discount by purchasing a complete Classic Series, Encore Series, Family Series, Organ Masters Series, or Keyboard Conversations Series.  A Choose Your Own Series is also on sale now. Individual event ticket sales begin July 15.

Customers may purchase tickets and choose their own seats, preview the view of the stage from their chosen seats, and print their own tickets at home – with no added processing fees – on the college's website.

The Guest Artist Series is sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Arts Board and WaterStone Bank. The outdoor Summer Arts in the Park shows take place on the campus courtyard located between Bluemound Road and Wisconsin Avenue at 89th Street. All other performances take place in the Schwan Concert Hall located in the college's Center for Arts and Performance at 8815 W. Wisconsin Ave. Ticket prices are listed below each event in order of adult, senior and student price options. To purchase tickets, call (414) 443-8802 or visit online at


Steve Meisner
Steve Meisner is a multi-talented musician, composer & arranger whose music is extremely versatile and appeals to a wide audience.
Thursday, June 17, 6:30 p.m.

Bobby Way and the Wayouts
Rarely do you come upon such a powerful combination package as that delivered by the dynamic group, Bobby Way and the Wayouts.
Thursday, July 1, 6:30 p.m.

Fine Arts Fair
Enjoy a full day of arts activities featuring fine art and craft booths, a silent auction, and great food all with a variety of continuous entertainment provided on two stages.
Saturday, July 10, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Milwaukee Festival Brass, 9 a.m.
The Milwaukee Festival Brass consists of a variety of brass ensembles.

New South Rampart Street Paraders, 10 a.m.
The New South Rampart Street Paraders is a collection of some of Milwaukee’s finest traditional jazz musicians.

Tom Anthony, 12 noon
The Tom Anthony Group has become one of the most sought after local entertainers for their unique blend of good old fun music with all of its style and character. 

Kids from Wisconsin, 2 p.m.
Enjoy the spectacular, high energy, two-hour performance of your favorite Broadway and pop tunes by the finest young singers and musicians in Wisconsin. 

Newtonburg Brass Band
The Newtonburg Brass Band is a lighthearted recreation of an early 1900’s small town brass band. Thirteen musicians in authentic attire perform the music that was once the primary source of culture and entertainment in small town America before the days of automobiles, radios and television.
Thursday, July 15, 6:30 p.m.

Brew City Big Band
The Brew City Big Band is a full big band that specializes in jazz and swing, and also brings a variety of latin, polka, waltz and more!
Thursday, July 29, 6:30 p.m.

Doo-Wop Daddies
The Doo-Wop Daddies recreate this classic genre and capture the demanding vocal style of doo-wop music with unsurpassed excellence.
Thursday, August 12, 6:30 p.m.


Rick Hubbard Kazoo Show
Rick Hubbard celebrates more than a decade of providing positive family entertainment throughout the United States, and every moment has been KAZOOBIE!
Sunday, September 26, 3 p.m.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow
It's a Halloween Special! Join Ichabod Crane, Brom Bones, the lovely Katrina Van Tassel, the residents of Tarry Town, and oh yes, the Headless Horseman, in the story made famous by the legend.
Sunday, October 31, 3 p.m.

A Christmas Carol
One of the best loved holiday stories of all time, TheatreIV's adaptation of the Dickens' classic is particularly suited to children and families.
Sunday, December 12, 3 p.m.

Cirque Voila!
Cirque Voila! presents the core of what circus has always been about; extraordinary people doing amazing things. Cirque Voila is pure circus wrapped up in a comedy confection.
Sunday, March 13, 3 p.m.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
This enchanting musical is based on C.S. Lewis' adventure story about four children of war-torn England, who accidentally enter the land of Narnia by climbing through a magic wardrobe.
Sunday, March 27, 3 p.m.


Straighten Up and Fly Right
A one-of-a-kind production, Straighten Up and Fly Right explores the genius of this unique entertainer and a hit-filled career spanning the decades from 1939 to 1962.
Friday, September 17, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Pre-Show Dinner Option, 6:30 p.m. ($21)

An Evening with Rachel York
Rachel York is a dynamic and versatile actress, singer, dancer, and comedienne, best known for her critically acclaimed Broadway performances in City of Angels, Les Misérables, Victor/Victoria, and many others.
Friday, October 22, 8 p.m.

RED: A Tribute by Tom Mullica
Don't miss the ONLY Red Skelton Tribute show in America authorized by the Red Skelton Estate and Lothian Skelton! If imitation is the highest form of flattery, Red Skelton would be indeed flattered by the work of Tom Mullica.
Friday, January 28, 8 p.m.

Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver
The untimely death of John Denver in 1997 was a tragedy that was felt the world over. Such a void in the musical world left John's ardent fans demanding that his music survive.
Friday, February 25, 8 p.m.
Pre-Show Dinner Option, 6:30 p.m. ($21)

Club Swing
A long forgotten neon sign flares to life illuminating palm trees and the art deco bar magically restoring Club Swing to her former splendor.
Friday, April 1, 8 p.m.
Pre-Show Dinner Option, 6:30 p.m. ($21)


Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra
The Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra from Vienna is a highly sought-after Viennese chamber orchestra. The group consists of renowned musicians from all of Vienna’s most important orchestras.
Friday, September 24, 8 p.m.

Bella Hristova
Born in Pleven, Bulgaria in 1985, Violinist Bella Hristova began violin studies at the age of six. She has appeared as soloist with symphony orchestras in Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Indiana.
Friday, October 29, 8 p.m.

Soulful expression, instrumental virtuosity, and playful banter are the hallmarks of an Intersection event. The realms of classical and popular music are seamlessly dovetailed.
Wednesday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.

Naoko Takada
Marimbist Naoko Takada is renowned for her wide range of repertoire, from Bach to Piazzolla. Born in Tokyo, Ms. Takada began marimba lessons at the age of eight.
Friday, February 4, 8 p.m.

Jose Franch-Ballester
A native of Moncofa (Valencia, Spain) Jose Franch-Ballester, is one of the most promising clarinetists of his generation.
Friday, March 11, 8 p.m.


Daniel Sullivan
American organist Daniel Sullivan has developed a wide-ranging career as a performer and teacher. He has been a featured soloist at New York City's Basically Bach Festival.
Sunday, September 19, 3 p.m.
Pre-Concert Lecture, 1:30 p.m.

Melissa Plamann
Melissa Plamann is an accomplished organist with an exciting career as an organist. She has earned several degrees in organ performance, including Valparaiso University and Emory University.
Sunday, February 20, 3 p.m.
Pre-Concert Lecture, 1:30 p.m.

American pianist Jeffrey Siegel enjoys a flourishing career and has appeared with every major American orchestra as well as in the leading music capitals of the world. His enthusiasm is contagious, his credentials are world-class, and his virtuosity is astounding. Join Jeffrey for a season full of informative and entertaining Keyboard Conversations®, four full concerts with the stories behind the music's creation.

The Romantic Music of Robert Schumann: Fantasies Forbidden and Fulfilled
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 7:30 p.m.

Three Great B's: Bach, Beethoven, and Barber!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 7:30 p.m.

Northern Stars: Brahms, Grieg, Sibelius, and Nielsen
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 7:30 p.m.

Paris 1911! A Century Celebration!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 7:30 p.m.