Enter the colorful world of cable access TV hostess, Earlene Hoople (Emmy Award winner John McGivern), the self-proclaimed “Queen of Rural Media”, as she tapes her Christmas special in front of a live audience. Letters to Mrs. Claus, an outrageous family slide show, fresh-baked snickerdoodles and a visit from the church hand bell choir set the stage for a picture-perfect evening of theatre. Buckle up, because Earlene is dangerously close to crafting her way out of her mind and into your heart this holiday season.
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, considered one of the finest orchestras in the country, returns to the Cedarburg PAC for a special holiday concert. The MSO continues to reach new heights under the dynamic leadership of music director, Edo de Waart, who returns for a fifth season with the orchestra.
You loved Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Tommy James and the Shondells. Carly Simon. Cat Stevens. Elton John. Jim Croce. Come see The Hit Men, an amazing look back through rock and roll history featuring former members of these mega-star acts performing your favorite songs. It is a night of mega-hits by the artists you heard on the original records from “Oh What a Night”, “Who Loves You”, “Sherry” and many other Four Seasons hits, to “Peace Train”, “Crocodile Rock”, “Leroy Brown” and “Mony Mony”.
Folk rock, singer-songwriter and musician Marc Cohn combines the precision of a brilliant tunesmith with the passion of a great soul man. He’s a natural storyteller, balancing the exuberant with the poignant, and able to distill universal truth out of his often romantic, drawn-from-life tales. His career took off in 1990 with the recording of his self-titled debut disc, yielding such classics as Grammy Award-winning “Walking In Memphis,” “Silver Thunderbird” and “True Companion.” His latest CD – Listening Booth: 1970 – pays tribute to the artists that have made him what he is today.
Audiences all over North America are falling in love with the funny, upbeat Good Lovelies. The aptly named Good Lovelies are Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore, all of them best friends. Part folk-roots, part Western Swing, the Toronto-based trio relies on unerring three-part vocal harmonies, clever songs, and on-stage, funny repartee drawn from a seemingly endless succession of comedic adventures on the road.
Richie McDonald has long been one of music’s most accomplished and wide-ranging talents. Recognized as one of country’s top singer/songwriters, he was the face and voice of genre-topping group, Lonestar. His song “I’m Already There” became an unofficial anthem for U.S. troops serving in the Middle East. He has earned six gold and platinum albums, several CMA and ACM awards, as well as BMI awards for songwriting. And now, he presents a memorable solo performance in Cedarburg!
Transit Authority is the premier tribute band to the historic music of Chicago. This eight-piece powerhouse ensemble includes some of the Midwest’s most talented musicians. Each show is a high energy, spot-on tribute to some of the greatest music of all time. Taking you through over three decades of music and countless hits, Transit Authority provides a non-stop show that will keep you dancing and singing all night long!
Grammy Award-winning Kathy Mattea presents Songs and the Season – a thoughtful blend of old favorites and new songs from her celebrated holiday albums. Her unmistakable voice explores music’s most basic human essence through timeless melodies and uplifting narratives. Her holiday concerts, she says, are “more about the spiritual side of Christmas, and not so much about the holiday” – resulting in a performance that brings both joy and reverence to the season.
This group of high-energy dancers is headed back to Cedarburg by popular demand with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band. “Heatbox” – the human beatbox – joins the swingin’ seven-piece band to accompany each tap, shuffle and stomp with a clang, riff and refrain. In this joyous parade of genre-hopping music and hard-hitting percussive dance, you’ll be jumping out of your seat and dancing to the beat!