Headlining 2012-13 performing arts season:
The 2012-13 performing arts season could be the best yet for the Hamilton Fine Arts Center (HFAC) as it presents national headliners and top-notch entertainment for everyone.
Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles – Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
For more than two decades Hotel California has touched the hearts of fans all over the world by faithfully and accurately reproducing the Grammy award-winning sounds of the Eagles. See the spirited blend of originality mixed with world renowned vocal harmony and a phenomenal light show on Eagles’ megahits, including “Take it Easy,” “Heartache Tonight” and, of course, “Hotel California.” Reserved seating tickets are $20. Add $5 at the door.
Mark Wood of Trans-Siberian Orchestra with Hamilton High School Band – Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.
Not only is Mark Wood known as string master and original member for the multi-platinum-selling symphonic rock extravaganza, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, he has collaborated with and appeared alongside some the biggest names in music including Lenny Kravitz, Celine Dion and Kanye West. As a member of his touring band, Wood performed with the legendary Billy Joel for both historic final concerts at Shea Stadium, sharing the stage with Paul McCartney, Steven Tyler and Roger Daltry. Wood has appeared on the world’s most venerable stages including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Madison Square Garden, and he now performs with our very own Hamilton High School band! The musical selections are surprising and include Wood's own compositions and arrangements of classic rock and contemporary music such as Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train," Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven," and the Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want." General seating tickets are $20. Add $5 at the door.
Lorna Luft celebrates her mother, Judy Garland, in “Songs My Mother Taught Me” with the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra – May 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Lorna Luft celebrates her mother, Judy Garland, in this very special Mother's Day concert performed with the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra. Born to legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, Lorna Luft is a celebrated live performer, stage, film and television actress, best-selling author, recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer. One of her most ambitious projects to date is this highly acclaimed multi-media production. This theatrical extravaganza melds one of the world’s most familiar songbooks with personal memories from a loving daughter. General seating tickets are $25 adults, $20 seniors and $10 students.
Special guest performances
The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is pleased to announce special guest performances by the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra and Brookfield Academy throughout the 2012-13 performing arts season.
Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra presents "Scheherazade" – Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.
Rimsky-Korsakov’s most remarkable creation, “Scheherazade,” is the cornerstone of this concert. Recounting the enchanting stories she told the Persian king that kept him spellbound, this symphonic suite speaks volumes with no words, simply the picturesque timbres of the symphony orchestra. Don’t miss this tale as told by the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra. General seating tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $6 students.
Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra presents “A Storybook Christmas" – Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.
Sit back and enjoy ageless stories of Christmas narrated with the musical leadership of the Menomonee Falls Symphony Orchestra. Children of all ages will delight in hearing about Rudolf, Frosty, “The Polar Express,” “Twas the Night Before Christmas” and many more. General seating tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and $6 students.
Brookfield Academy presents “Annie Get Your Gun" – March 8 and 9 at 6:30 p.m., March 9 and 10 at 2 p.m.
Performed by Brookfield Academy, this wild west show-within-a-show tells the ageless love story of the sharpest sharpshooter, Annie Oakley, and the heart-throb of Buffalo Bill’s traveling show, Frank Butler. Hum along to unforgettable tunes like “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “I Got The Sun in the Morning” and “Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better.” Enjoy a dazzling score and laugh-a-minute fun that delights audiences young and old. Reserved seating tickets are $15 adults, $10 seniors and $5 students.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.HamiltonFineArtsCenter.com or by visiting the HFAC box office on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. beginning Oct. 3. The Hamilton Fine Arts Center is located at W220 N6151 Town Line Road, Sussex. No phone orders accepted, please.