Theater Plays

Tommy O’s Playhouse – Home of the Northern Stars is located in Hazelhurst.
The Campanile Center For the Arts is located in Minocqua.
The Three Lakes Center for the Arts is located in…Three Lakes!

On the day of the play we leave the Saint Germain Community Center at 4:30 p.m.
We arrange bus or carpooling and go to a different restaurant each time. After dining, we go to the play. Afterwards we often stop at Culver’s for ice cream or coffee. Then back to the Saint Germain Community Center to our individual cars and home.

You do not need to dine with the group, but we need to know by Monday of that week.
When possible we will assist you with carpooling with others who are not dining with us.

If you have any questions, call Judie at 715-479-6659

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The 2017 Season lineup of Tommy O’s Playhouse shows has been announced!

Wait Until Dark – A sinister con man and two ex-convicts are about to meet their match. They have traced the location of a mysterious doll, which they are much interested in, to the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Hendrix and his blind, vulnerable wife, Susy. Why do they want the doll and why is Sam being accused of murder? When one of the men kills his associates, a deadly game of cat and mouse ensues between him and Susy. She is trapped in her apartment and realizes the only way to play fair is to play by her rules – so when darkness falls she turns off all the lights to even the playing field.
This masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene.

Moon Over Minocqua – Moon Over Minocqua is a romantic comedy that proves the aphorism that the course of true love never does run smoothly. Geraldine Peterson loves her husband but wants the finer things in life. Geri leaves Eric to find a better life in Minocqua, Wisconsin. Along the way she meets some interesting characters and learns that everything on the internet, as in life, is not necessarily what it appears to be. After several misadventures and complications, can true love win out in the end?

Tommy O’s Amazing Variety Show – Get up and out of your seat with engaging lyrics, inspiring melodies, and rockin’ rhythms. Be awed and thrilled by mysterious and amusing magic! And just immerse yourself in the general antics and mayhem taking place onstage. There is no end to the talents of Tommy O! Be ready to laugh, gasp, snap your fingers, and bounce to the beat in your chair. Special guest appearances by April Leanna and Becky Strasburg round out this talented family.

Oliver – Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart’s classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, Oliver Twist. The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike.
The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Nunsense II: The Second Coming -Six weeks after the sisters staged their first benefit, they are back presenting a “thank-you” show for all the people who supported them in the past. But now, they’re a bit slicker, having been “bitten by the theater bug.” Things get to off to a rousing start as the sisters sing Nunsense, the Magic Word, but before long, chaos erupts. Two Franciscans come to claim Sister Mary Amnesia (who has won the Publishers’ Clearinghouse Sweepstakes) as one of their own. At the same time the nuns hear that a talent scout is in the audience to see them strut their stuff. From the riotous bingo game run by Sister Amnesia to the hilarious duet, What Would Elvis Do?, to the rousing finale, There’s Only One Way to End Your Prayers and That’s to Say Amen!, this show will have you rolling in the aisles!

Tommy O: Fabulous Fifties – (music review) From the big band music of the early 1950’s through doo-wop , country and blues influences, on into the rockabilly and folk of the late 50’s – the mood was optimistic, the music was fast, and the beat was swing-baby-swing. Crooners like Sinatra, Como and Patti Page slowly gave way to artists like Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Haley. Teenagers weren’t “the kids” anymore. They had spare money and lots of energy so they bought records and danced. What they listened and danced to was rock & roll …. Re-live those fun and fast times with Tommy O and a little help from April Leanna and Becky Strasburg. Where do you find your thrill? On Blueberry Hill, or our very own Tommy O’s Playhouse!!

Willy Wonka – Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate-covered life. The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. The enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy.
Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film starring Gene Wilder plus additional songs by Leslie Bricusse (Jekyll & Hyde, Doctor Dolittle) and Anthony Newley, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Prepare yourself for a fantasy ride into the land of pure imagination!

Renaissance Festival – Most Honored Guests,
Welcome to Great Woods of Cumberland County, England. The year is 1501 and Henry VII is still in power. We are moving out of the darkness of the Middle Ages and into rebirth (or “Renaissance”). This is a fantastical time of innovation, merriment and exploration of new continents.
Our fair Queen has invited the entire county for a festival to celebrate Her Royal birthday. She will entice you with a chess match where you are the game piece and the winner shall receive her personal token; those of a lower class may learn the proper etiquette for being in her presence and later enjoy tea with Her Majesty.
You may spot a lost dragon in the Woods or a festive bagpiper marching along a path towards the lively dancing Deborah. Visit the Village Encampment and behold A Life Medieval, learn blacksmithing, or stoke the fires of the cooking pit. Be ready to help judge the combat as the Villagers and Guardsmen test their abilities… but beware thieves and undesirables!
Wear your best finery and you may win our costume contest. Enjoy a day of feasting, frivolity, games, and wondrous handmade crafts and wares. There is fun for every member of the family.
Let the merriment begin! Huzzah!