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Paula Poundstone

May 7, 2015 7:30 p.m.

Al. Ringling Theatre 136 4th, Baraboo, Wi 53913
32 years ago Paula Poundstone climbed on a Greyhound bus and traveled across the country — stopping in at open mic nights at comedy clubs as she went. A high school drop-out, she went on to become one of the great humorists of our time. You can hear her through your laughter as a regular panelist on NPR’s popular rascal of a weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me. She tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country, causing Bob Zany with the Boston Globe to write: “Poundstone can regale an audience for several hours with her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent and witty comedy.” Audience members may put it a little less elegantly: “I peed my pants.”

While there is no doubt that Poundstone is funny, the thing that separates her from the pack of comics working today and that has made her a legend among comics and audiences alike is her ability to be spontaneous with a crowd. Poundstone says: “No two shows I do are the same. It’s not that I don’t repeat material. I do. My shows, when they’re good, and I like to think they often are, are like a cocktail party. When you first get there, you talk about how badly you got lost and how hard it was to find parking. Then you tell a story about your kids or what you just saw on the news. You meet some new people and ask them about themselves. Then, someone says, “Tell that story you used to tell,” and then someone on the other side of the room spills a drink, and you mock them. No one ever applauds me when I leave a party, though. I think they high five.”

Paula’s interchanges with the audience are never mean or done at a person’s expense. She even manages to handle politics without provoking the pall of disapproval less artful comics have received.



All seats $30.00



Buy Tickets Online http://www.alringling.com/?p=1230


Al. Ringling Theatre www.aringling.com
608-356-8864



Tonic Sol Fa

Apr 10, 2015 7:30 p.m.

Al. Ringling Theatre 136 4th, Baraboo, Wi 53913
Although they are simply four voices and a tambourine, regional favorites Tonic Sol Fa has spent the past decade on the road carving their niche as a top vocal group. In that time, this quartet has been named one of the top five “must see” groups in America.



Adult $28.00

Senior/Student $24.00

Youth $15.00



Buy Tickets Online http://www.alringling.com/?p=1227

Al. Ringling Theatre www.alringling.com
608-356-8864
136 4th, Baraboo, Wi 53913



John McCutcheon

Nov 21, 2014 8:00 p.m.

Al. Ringling Theatre 136 4th, Baraboo, Wi 53913
John McCutcheon has emerged as one of America’s most respected and loved folksingers. He is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments and his songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. People of every generation and background seem to feel at home in a concert hall when John McCutcheon takes the stage! Sponsored in part by Dr. Steve Beckett, Baraboo Valley Veterinary Clinic.


Adult $28.00

Senior/Student $24.00

Youth $10.00

Buy Tickets Online http://www.alringling.com/?p=1211

Al. Ringling Theatre www.alringling.com
608-356-8864
Al. Ringling Theatre 136 4th, Baraboo, Wi 53913



Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra - Messiah

Dec 12, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Blackhawk Church
Messiah
Friday, December 13, 2013
7:00 pm | Blackhawk Church | 9620 Brader Way Middleton, WI

Soloists: Sarah Lawrence, soprano; Emily Lodine, alto; James Doing, tenor; Peter Van De Graaff, bass. Chorus: WCO Chorus, UW Madrigal Singers, Festival Choir of Madison.

The ever-popular performance of Handel's masterpiece, Messiah, will once again be held at Blackhawk Church in Middleton. Joining us are four outstanding soloists and the combined forces of the WCO Chorus, the Festival Choir of Madison.

Missie Bradley
608-257-0638



The Four Freshmen

Nov 1, 2014 7:30 p.m.

Middleton Performing Arts Center, Middleton High School
The Four Freshmen were one of the top vocal groups of the 1950's, and formed the bridge between "40s ensembles like the Mel-Tones and harmony-based rock & roll bands such as the Beach Boys as well as groups like Spanky & Our Gang and the Manhattan Transfer. The group's roots go back to the end of the 1940's and a barbershop quartet-influenced outfit called Hal's Harmonizers organized at the Arthur Jordan Conservatory of Butler University in Indiana by two brothers, Ross and Don Barbour. Their repertoire centered on standards such as "Moonglow" and "The Christmas Song," and they began to show an unusually free, improvisational approach to their harmony singing. They are also completely self-contained instrumentally, each member playing more than one instrument and allowing the others to switch off to different roles. There were member changes along the way - new lineups of the group have continued to perform into the 21st century, however, and are considered an artistically valid ensemble.
Adult Ticket: $28
Senior Ticket (65+) $25
Student Ticket (<19): $10




Kathleen Holt & Roger Gmur
608-886-3103
www.friendspac.org



Madison Symphony Orchestra - Ode to Joy Concert

May 8, 2015 Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 8:00 PM Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Bernstein’s Serenade and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. This concert features the Madison Symphony Chorus, violinist Naha Greenholtz, soprano Melody Moore, contralto Gwendolyn Brown, tenor Eric Barry, and bass Morris Robinson.


Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Piano Genius Concert

Apr 10, 2015 Friday, April 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 8:00 PM Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Bach’s Concerto No. 4 for Clavier, Liszt’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano, and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 7. The special guest artist is pianist Christopher Taylor.


Teri Venker, (608) 247-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Composers in Exile Concert

Mar 6, 2015 Friday, March 6, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Overture Hall
“Composers in Exile: Creating the Hollywood Sound” is a unique concert by Conductor John DeMain and the Madison Symphony Orchestra, showcasing both the classical compositions and the later Hollywood film scores of composers who had to reinvent themselves after escaping Nazi persecution.

Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Fliter Plays Chopin Concert

Feb 13, 2015 Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:30 PM Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Britten’s Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge, Chopin’s concerto No. 2 for Piano, and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4. The special guest artist is pianist Ingrid Fliter.


Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Christmas Concert

Dec 5, 2014 Friday, December 5, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform with the Madison Symphony Chorus, the Madison Youth Choirs, and the Mt. Zion Gospel Choir. Special guest artists include soprano Alyson Cambridge and tenor Harold Meers.

Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Madison Symphony Orchestra - Scandinavian Wonders Concert

Nov 7, 2014 Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Overture Hall
Conductor John DeMain and the musicians of the Madison Symphony Orchestra perform:
Greig's Lyric Suite, Sibelius' Concerto for Violin, and Nielsen's Symphony No. 4. The special guest artist is violinist Sarah Chang.


Teri Venker, (608) 257-3734, tvenker@madisonsymphony.org


Annual Holiday Craft Bonanza

Nov 8, 0014 9am-4pm

Mount Horeb Middle School, 900 E. Garfield, Mount Horeb
The Holiday Craft Bonanza is our kick-off to the Holiday Season in Mount Horeb along with the Small Town Holidays event in the downtown area. This year’s Craft Bonanza includes over 50 artist/vendors, a large bake sale (yum), raffle, silent art auction, horse & buggy rides, music, food, donation collection for the Giving Tree, the Good Fortune Origami Tree, Jorgen the Troll, Town Scrooge and Julenisse (Scandinavian Santa).

Melissa Theisen, 608-437-5914