By Christine Martens
The Performing Arts Foundation (PAF) is planning two new series for the ArtsBlock- and both sound really cool.
The first started this past weekend- Tots On The Block. This is a great way to introduce your kids to theater! If you missed last weekends events- not to worry- there is another set for Saturday, April 14th. Here is what in store:
Get set for fun, food and frolic with our second event of TOTS ON THE BLOCK, Saturday, April 14! Enjoy one of Wisconsin’s finest family performers, and a snack bag of goodies for all the kids provided by our friends from Trig’s. We’re planning activities to delight the smallest of guests on ARTSblock.
The other series highlights the many talented performers found right here at home in Wisconsin. The first is performance is set for Thursday April 12, featuring both comedy and music. The PAF describes it best:
Unwind with an evening of comedy and musical excitement as we introduce Take a B.O.W (Best of Wisconsin) on Thursday April 12. Wisconsin has an infinite number of highly talented performers, and we’re bringing some of the best to you on ARTSblock in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, along with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, provided by Trigs.
Start the evening out in the Great Hall with a team of improv comedians, The Reckoning. This comedy troupe will make you roar with laughter with their combination of sketch comedy, improv games, and who knows what else.
Enjoy two different sets starting at 5:30 pm & 8:15 pm.
The fun doesn’t stop with the laughter…
After the comedy has loosened you up, get ready for a hip-hoppin’ dance party on the Grand Theater stage. Based in Oshkos, Copper Box is a movin’ and shakin’ band with a distinctively refreshing sound. With inspiration from CCR, Bonnie Raitt, Brave Combo, Steve Esteban Jordan, their music combines 70s rock with a variety of root influences. Dance on stage or just sit and listen to a high-energy musical extravaganza mixing the sounds of Cajun, country, rock, polka, Zydeco and blues, affectionately known as “squeeze-box rock”.
Enjoy two different sets starting at 7:00 pm & 9:00 pm
Check out their website often for new events! Book mark it! www.onartsblock.org