Five By Design Brings Club Swing to Schauer Center
March 3, 2014 – Hartford, WI – Swing along with Five By Design at the Schauer Arts & Activities Center on Sunday, March 30 at 3:00 pm and Monday, March 31 at 2:00 pm. Five By Design’s Club Swing follows the rise and fall of the big band from 1937 to 1955. From Benny Goodman’s Bugle Call Rag to Louis Prima’s Sing, Sing, Sing, the nationally acclaimed vocal ensemble’s harmonies celebrate the signature sounds of Swing.
Five By Design originated in the 1980s with their flagship production Radio Days, commemorating the 50th anniversary of World War II. Following the immense success of their first production and a renewed interest in swing, the Baltimore Symphony requested a production from Five By Design, which eventually led to the premiere of Club Swing in 2001. Highlighting the big band era, the show is presented from the fictional Hotel Crosby “where the music is hot, the drinks are cool, and the legend lives forever.” Five By Design has gone on to create three more production that continue to push swing to the next level.
Tickets to see Five By Design are $36 or $32 for adults and $10 for students. Juneau residents may receive $4 off adult tickets to the Sunday performance; discount must be requested at time of purchase, some restrictions apply. Tickets can be purchased at the Schauer Center Box Office Monday through Friday from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm and Saturday from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm at 147 N. Rural Street in Hartford, charge by phone at 262-670-0560, ext. 3 or online at SchauerCenter.org.
Part of the First National Bank of Hartford Mainstage Series, the Sunday performance of Five By Design is Juneau Afternoon sponsored by Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home. Media support is provided by Conley Media, Cruisin 1540 AM, Watertown Daily Times, and WBEV 1430 AM. This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Wisconsin Arts Board and General Mills Foundation. Additional support provided by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.