KIDS from Wisconsin to take UW-Platteville stage

August 9, 2013

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KIDS from Wisconsin

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The musical ambassadors of Wisconsin, KIDS from Wisconsin, has planned a performance for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville campus. The show will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall at the Center for the Arts.

The KIDS from Wisconsin consists of 10 male and 10 female singers and dancers, accompanied by a 13-piece band. The group is celebrating “45 Fabulous Seasons of Music and Memories.” The show kicks off with “I Got the Music in Me,” “The Music of George Gershwin,” “Country Hits” and “Musical Scenes from Smash.” The band is featured with music of Paul Simon and from James Bond movie soundtracks. The second half of the program includes hits of 1969, “Rock of Ages” and an original song, “Be the Difference.” The band will play songs from the swing era, “One O’Clock Jump” and music of Van Morrison.

Arianna Day from Platteville, Wis. is an alternate performer for this year’s troupe and will emcee this year’s show. She is the daughter of Bill and Susan Savage Day.

Isaac Risseeuw from Darlington, Wis., a former member of KIDS from Wisconsin, is the assistant technical director this summer. He is the son of Phil and Tana Risseeuw.

Seating for the show is reserved. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for those 18 years old and under and UW-Platteville students. Tickets can be reserved by calling the University Box Office at (608) 342-1298 or online at tickets.uwplatt.edu.

The KIDS from Wisconsin summer tour schedule and ticket information can be found at kidsfromwisconsin.org.

Former members of KIDS from Wisconsin, who are originally from Southwest Wisconsin include, Connie Saloutos Furlan, Sarah Ellis, Jens Jacobson, Justin Johnson, Niki Mariskanish, Jason Oates, Carrie Saloutos, Dan Urness, Tim Urness, and John Urness, all from Platteville; David Cooper, Madison, Wis.; Isaac Risseeuw and Joe Dorman, Darlington; Joseph Jones, Dodgeville, Wis.; Karl Busch, Luke Busch, Marty Busch, Tom Busch, Carl Haskins, Scott Mattingly, Bob Muller, Paul Schaefer, Brandy White and Brittany White, all from Lancaster, Wis.; Elizabeth Heth, Rob Brown and Steve Finkelmeyer, all from Mineral Point, Wis.

Furlan and Cooper currently teach at UW-Platteville.

The Bill and Susan Day family and the Barry and Terri Ellis family are organizing the effort of bringing the Kids from Wisconsin to Platteville. With the help of sponsors, they are hoping to raise money to donate to the Platteville Music Boosters and to the UW-Platteville Music Scholarship Fund. Persons, businesses or organizations interested in financially supporting the UW-Platteville show as a sponsor may contact Day at daysu@uwplatt.edu or Terri Ellis at EllisT60@yahoo.com. Checks should be made payable to KIDS from Wisconsin-Platteville for deposit in an account established at Wisconsin Bank and Trust.

Contact: Susan Savage Day, performing and visual arts, daysu@uwplatt.edu

Written by: Dan Wackershauser, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, wackersd@uwplatt.edu

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