A Comedy in 3 Acts, written by VPW's very own Tom Zuehlke, will be presented the first week of February at Inspiration Studios and then travel to Baraboo for the AACTFEST Theatre Competition in mid-February.
All In The Timing, a series of 3 one-act comedies is being directed by the West Allis City Comptroller, Mark Wyss, and will run for three weekends in February at I.S.
Rapunzel, our traveling children's show under the direction of JudyLee Tarbox, is adding finishing touches to set design and will be presented in March 21-22 at Inspiration Studios.
"shutters/dead ends/lens/pens"--a collaborative exhibit by photographer William Zuback and writer/educator David Press also has a performance component, requiring evening rehearsals for the various receptions, Jan 31, Feb 1, and Feb 17, complete with staging of a multi-media presentation.
The Skai Vocal Band rehearses regularly on Saturdays to prepare for their many performances throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.
And much more is in the works...
Inspiration Studios signage is being created by students from the West Allis/West Milwaukee School District. We hope to have it up and lit soon.
Moon Over Buffalo auditions take place Feb 18-19 for the April production.
Inspiration Studios Painting Pary is being planned for February 26 at Urban Joe's Cafe, with the help of Diane Ulezelski of the West Allis/West Milwaukee School District. Participants will be able to paint a still life painting or an abstract piece, under the guidance of two teaching artists. It will be fun!
The Recovering Pessimist, an original play by Marianne Helms & Ralph Monganelli of Sheboygan, will hold auditions in early March for the debut production in May at Inspiration Studios. The play awakens awareness of how perceptions and attitudes can alter our sense of reality. Midge is coming...to her own funeral...and she's a hoot! This show is up for anyone's taking to help fund their mental health clinics and programs. I.S. gets to produce it FIRST!
And finally, the West Allis NOW is adding an Arts & Entertainment Page (very exciting) and I have been asked to write the contents of the page (even MORE exciting!) This is exciting...and challenging...but it should help to promote the arts in and around West Allis.
January has been a busy month! And the weather has cooperated greatly.