(Showtime: 7:00 pm)
The Arts Council is pleased to announce that we are bringing back KIDS from Wisconsin on Monday, July 10. The troupe will be at the Performing Arts Center of Wisconsin Rapids at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are ON SALE NOW. Cost is $17 (includes tax).
The iconic KIDS from Wisconsin are rolling out the red carpet for their 55th summer season of musical excellence. You’re sure to be “Star Struck” as they pay homage to our nation’s famous award shows that celebrate accomplishments from the stage, screen, and beyond. Mega-popular and award-winning artists are featured in the troupe’s celebratory season with musical selections from Broadway’s Tony Awards, Hollywood’s Oscars, to top entertainers from the Grammy Awards. The KIDS from Wisconsin’s STAR STRUCK tour will bring these sensations and much more to life in their high-powered two-hour Broadway-style production for families and audiences of all ages. This elite troupe, consisting of Wisconsin’s most talented 15- to 20-year-olds, is the country’s only pre-professional performing organization of its kind.
Prior to the performance, at 4:00 p.m., a student outreach, Realize Your Dream, will be held at the PAC. Students between the ages of 7 and 14 who might be interested will need to pre-register here: Realize Your Dream.
KIDS From Wisconsin and Feeding Wisconsin have formed a partnership to bring attention to food insecurity across the entire state during the STAR STRUCK summer tour. The program will include a day-long “Stuff the Bus” food collection to support FOCUS, Wisconsin Rapids’ own local food pantry. A drive-up area will be available from noon until 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln High School parking lot just off of 16th Street South. You may also drop donations off inside the PAC just prior to the evening performance.
Please note that we have a local “KID” in his second year with the troupe. Come out and support Lou Xiong as he performs as a singer/dancer at his home show! Lou just completed his freshman year at UW-Stevens Point. On top of playing the piano and guitar, Lou often participates in theatre; he has recently been seen in the roles of Scott Kunkle (Dear Edwina Jr., LHS) and Prince Christopher (Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, LHS). He has also been in many vocal groups including LHS Acapella Choir, LHS Bass Clef Choir The Gentle Men, LHS Mixed Choir, and Northern Gateway Chorus: Stevens Point Barbershop Chapter of the Land O’ Lakes District. Lou is grateful for his opportunity with the KIDS organization and is beyond excited to travel with them again this summer. He hopes to inspire others to pursue their dreams and be who they really are by spreading love and laughter.