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CMN performing 3-episode radio comedy

The College of Menominee Nation invites the public to attend a theater production Dec. 6-7.

Showings both evenings begin at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The Dec. 6 show is in the Menominee Indian High School theater, N500 State Highway 47-55, Keshena. On Dec. 7, the production is in the auditorium of the Norbert Hill Center, N7210 Seminary Road, Oneida.

This semester, CMN will present three episodes from Cherokee author Thomas King’s radio comedy, “The Dead Dog Café Comedy Hour.” Set in the fictional town of Blossom, Alberta, the humorous show features three friends interviewing celebrity guests and performing segments titled “Aboriginal Decorating Tips,” “Ask Tonto” and “Blackout Bingo.” The production features live acting and music, sound effects and projected imagery.

CMN students Kelly Bovin, Sabrina Hemken, Andrew Heubel, Catherine Majer, Trenton Miller, Dolly Potts, Catherine Walter and Joseph Waukechon are part of the production.

The show is directed by CMN faculty member Ryan Winn. This is a one-hour production and is the 13th time CMN has collaborated with the Oneida Nation Arts Program to bring live theater to both the Menominee and Oneida communities.

Oconto Falls choirs present holiday concert

The Oconto Falls High School choirs, under the direction of Amy Thiel, will be presenting “Home for the Holidays X” at 7 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Falls Area Performing Arts Center, 210 N. Farm Road, Oconto Falls. Pre-concert music will begin in the commons at 6:10 p.m.

This year’s performances will include many holiday classics, including “The First Noel,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “O Come All Ye Faithful.”

The four choirs, including chamber singers, cantabile, concert choir and chorale, will also join their voices to sing traditional favorites “It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas,” “The Christmas Song” and “We Need A Little Christmas.” In addition, the vocal jazz ensemble will perform an exciting arrangement of “Jingle Bells,” and there will be many children’s favorites, including “Frosty the Snowman,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Suzy Snowflake” and “We Are Santa’s Elves.”

The concert will conclude with the traditional Candlelight Processional — “O Holy Night,” “Silent Night,” “Away In A Manger” and “Joy to the World.” Community members and alumni will again be asked to join the high school choirs for the Hallelujah Chorus from “The Messiah.”

Nutcracker Ballet in Green Bay this weekend

Northeast Wisconsin Dance Organization says Green Bay native and Packer fan extraordinaire Randi Osetek is returning to the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy for the Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet. Osetek attended Preble High School when she left to pursue her dream to dance by attending the prestigious School of American Ballet in New York City. Osetek is currently a principal dancer with Carolina Ballet.

Janel Meindersee and Erik Johnson of the Milwaukee Ballet will reprise the roles of Elder Clara and her Nutcracker Prince. Former NWDO dancer Eva Chronert, currently attending Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, will return this year to the Meyer stage to dance the role of the Snow Queen.

There will be 98 local performers joining the professional dancers to celebrate a holiday classic. Performances are at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Meyer Theatre, 117 S. Washington St., Green Bay.

Tickets are available at www.meyertheatre.org. For information, call 920-433-9510 or go to www.newdo.org.

UW-Marinette presents ‘Christmas at the Movies’

The Continuing Education Department at University of Wisconsin-Marinette will present a concert of Christmas songs featured in classic and popular holiday movies. Songs have been selected from a variety of family favorites, such as “White Christmas,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Polar Express” and many more.

This concert features singers of all ages. Performances are Dec. 8-9 at 7 p.m. at UW-Marinette’s Theatre on the Bay, 750 W. Bay Shore St., Marinette. Concessions will be provided, and there will be a special appearance by Santa Claus. Children are invited to take pictures with Santa following the performance.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $5 for children, and can be purchased at the door or in advance by visiting http://marinette.uwc.edu/theatre, or by calling 715-735-4300, ext. 4342.

Railroad museum hosting Holidays on the Rails

Holidays On The Rails will take place at the National Railroad Museum, 2285 S. Broadway St., Green Bay, Dec. 5-9. The program features a variety of holiday activities and crafts as well as stories, cookie decorating, train rides and a visit with Santa.

Activities take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Dec. 7 will include evening hours from 4:30-8 p.m. Train rides are scheduled for 9:15 a.m., 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. each day, and will also take place during the evening.

This program is designed for children in pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. Admission is $5. Children younger than 2 are free. Advanced tickets are preferred and can be purchased by going to www.nationalrrmuseum.org.

WFRV hosts night with Bob Harlan

Former Green Bay Packers President Bob Harlan has been a pillar in the foundation of football in Green Bay, and at 7 p.m. Jan. 5, you can hear from the Packers Hall of Famer during a unique opportunity at the Meyer Theatre, 117 S. Washington St., Green Bay.

From Harlan’s early days at Marquette, to helping build the Packers into the crown jewel of the NFL, Harlan will reflect on his experiences running a professional franchise in the smallest city in the league.

Join WFRV Sports Director Burke Griffin for an intimate evening of life, family, fun and football.

Tickets are $30 and are on sale at www.MeyerTheatre.org, the Ticket Star Box Office in the Resch Center or by phone at 800-895-0071.

Gaelic Storm at Meyer in March

No meteorologist is needed to accurately predict Gaelic Storm will return to the Meyer Theatre, 117 S. Washington St., Green Bay, for its annual appearance March 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $35 and are now on sale at www.MeyerTheatre.org, the Ticket Star box office in the Resch Center or by phone at 800-895-0071.

After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever. Their most recent release, “Matching Sweaters,” mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that’s as wide-ranging as the band’s own audience.

From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock and rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. “Matching Sweaters” helps explain the broad appeal. Rooted in the songwriting of founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the album moves from drinking songs (“Another Stupid Drinking Song”) to energetic instrumentals (“The Narwhaling Cheesehead”) to rootsy pop/rockers (“Whiskeyed Up and Womaned Out”), gluing everything together with the spark and spirit of a band that’s spent close to 20 years on the road.