CAL Center Presents Inc is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing world-class entertainment to the CAL Center.

Performing Arts Series 2017-2018

Seeking Sponsors

CAL Center Presents Inc is a 501 c( 3 ) non-profit organization. Ticket sales and grants only partially fund our season of programming. Sponsors for the season, individual shows, and private donations are essential to the success of this organization. If you wish to sponsor our next season or a specific show, please contact Dawn Webber at 608-524-2372. SPONSOR OPTIONS Here is a link to a snippet of each of the shows this season. SEASON SHOW SAMPLING MCT Gulliver’s Travels   The Accidental Hero     The Diamonds – Silver Bells     The Hunts     John Denver Tribute     The Three Redneck Tenors If you wish to make a donation to CAL Center Presents, Inc., please send a check made out to “CAL Center Presents” and send to E2681 Green Knoll, LaValle, WI 53941. DONATE TODAY! All contributions are dedicated to programming expenses and are gratefully acknowledged in our show programs. We are so very thankful for the generosity received in past years. Please consider a gift to CAL Center Presents,...

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Sep. 30, 2017 Saturday

Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Gulliver’s Travels Saturday, September 30, 2017  •  2 pm & 6 pm – WATCH VIDEO PROMO Join us Saturday, September 30 at 2:00 and 6:00 pm as the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students present an original musical adaption of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS in the CAL Center. The 2:00 pm show will include a professional sign language interpreter for the hearing impaired. SYNOPSIS: With his ship wrecked and his trusty computer JCN on the fritz, brave explorer Gulliver finds himself lost in space with nothing but an Invisible Force to guide him! While transporting from world to world, under the control of the Maniacal Scientist of Lapunta, Gulliver discovers fighting aliens, arrogant Horse Leaders of the foolish Yahoos, largerthan-life royalty (in more ways than one) and robots – all who need just as much help from Gulliver as Gulliver needs from them! Tune in as this sci-fi spin of the timeless tale of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS will take you out-of-this world! Conceived and Written by Michael McGill. Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill. This production is part of the Missoula Children’s Theatre unique international touring project and is presented locally by CAL Center Presents, Inc.   Auditions: Auditions will be held for the Missoula Children’s Theatre production of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS on Monday, September 25, 2017 in the CAL Center from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Those auditioning should arrive no later than 3:55 and plan to stay for the full two hour audition. Some of the cast members will be asked to stay for a rehearsal immediately following the audition. Approximately 50-60 roles are available for local students, K-12. No advance preparation is necessary. Most students rehearse approximately 4 ½ hours each day Monday through Friday. The performance of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS will take place on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 2:00 and 6:00 pm.   GULLIVER’S TRAVELS is part of the Missoula Children’s Theatre unique international touring project and is present here in Reedsburg by CAL Center Presents, Inc. Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) is a world renowned children’s theatre company based in Missoula, Montana, and has been touring for more than 30 years.  A team...

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Oct. 27, 2017 Friday

The Accidental Hero Friday, October 27, 2017 •  7:00 pm – WATCH PROMO The Accidental Hero is a multi-media one-man show about a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents.  It’s a true story, written and performed by his grandson. Patrick Dewane’s grandfather refused to talk about his service in the war. Yet when he died, his basement yielded a treasure trove of typewritten accounts, photos and rare film footage. Matt Konop carried by townspeople of Domazlice, Czechoslovakia, 1945. Dewane brings this archival material to glowing life as an enthralling, humorous and heartwarming tale of miraculous escapes and astonishing coincidences. This touching show runs from belly laughs to tears. Dewane takes on a dozen different roles as he powerfully recounts his grandfather’s journey from Omaha Beach, the Battle of the Bulge, and the end of WWII. In the last week of the war, Konop’s story turns away from a soldier’s survival tale to something from mythology.  He discovers his lost identity, embraced by the tribe he never knew. Like Luke Skywalker, Konop thought he was just fighting the Evil Empire, in this case the Nazis. But unlike Skywalker, this story is true. His was an epic homecoming. As he freed the Czechs, they liberated him.  (MORE INFO AT – www.accidentalhero.net) TICKETS GO ON SALE – AUGUST 1,...

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Dec. 9, 2017 Saturday

The Diamonds – Silver Bells Saturday, December 9 • 7pm – Watch Video Promo The Diamonds’ newly revamped holiday show, Silver Bells and Diamonds, combines the best of The Diamonds – In Concert with high energy holiday favorites everyone will enjoy. The show opens with a Jingle Bells Christmas medley. Then The Diamonds sing classic tunes from the 50’s and early 60’s, featuring their signature harmony filled vocals and always entertaining stage presence. Just before intermission The Diamonds sing their biggest hit, Little Darlin’. The second half of the show is a fast paced ride through many of the great holiday favorites, such as: ♦ Let It Snow ♦ Winter Wonderland ♦ Grown Up Christmas List ♦ What Can I Give You This Christmas ♦ Sleigh Ride ♦ I’ll Be Home For Christmas ♦ You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch ♦ Getting’ In The Mood (for Christmas) ♦ The Most Wonderful Time of the Year ♦ Jolly Old St Nicholas ♦ The Bells of Christmas ♦ Cool Yule ♦ Santabilly Boogie IT’S A YULETIDE ROCK N’ ROLL REVUE STARRING SANTA’S FAVORITE HELPERS, THE DIAMONDS! Dancin’ in the aisles Rock ‘n Roll and “sparkling” holiday music–the perfect combination. SILVER BELLS & DIAMONDS TICKETS GO ON SALE – AUGUST 1,...

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Jan. 19, 2018 Friday

The Hunts Friday, January 19, 2018 • 7:00 pm – WATCH VIDEO PROMO With a harmony-laced take on alt-folk that’s both breathtaking and sweetly ethereal, The Hunts are a Chesapeake, Virginia-based band made up of seven brothers and sisters who’ve been playing music together almost their entire lives. Ranging from ages 16 to 24, twin sisters Jenni and Jessi and their five brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison all learned to sing and play violin as little kids and spent much of their childhood performing throughout their community. After widening their following and playing at theaters and festivals around the country—and teaching themselves to play instruments like mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo, and drums—The Hunts started experimenting with songwriting and soon brought to life a batch of songs that reveal their sophisticated sense of melody and undeniably dreamy innocence. The Hunts’ debut EP for Cherrytree Records/Interscope, Life Was Simple features lead single “Make This Leap,” a lilting piece of indie-folk built on layered harmonies, intricately textured acoustic instrumentation, and lyrics that gracefully shift from melancholy to triumphant. With Josh and Jenni taking turns as lead vocalist, The Hunts sustain that dynamic throughout Life Was Simple, often turning their shared memories into songs that capture heartache and wonder with a wide-eyed but wistful elegance. “Growing up the way we did, we had to learn to make do with what we had, so the stories from that time are incredibly special to us,” says Jessi, who explains that all seven members of The Hunts write each song together. “A lot of the time we write about what we remember from being young—the things we went through that have drawn us together and stuck in our hearts and really made us who we are.” Raised in “a little tiny house but with lots of land,” each of The Hunts learned to play violin as students in the music school run by their mother (a classically trained violinist) and picked up guitar with the help of their father (an arborist who taught himself to play by ear). “Our mom and dad played together as a duo for a long...

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Feb. 17, 2018 Saturday

John Denver Tribute Artist, Ted Vigil – Watch Video Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018  •  7 pm Ted is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist. He was born in Seattle and raised in the Olympia area. He has been performing from the age of ten throughout school in concert, symphonic and jazz bands developing his talents as a drummer and singer. In 2006 he went on to Laughlin, NV to compete in the Talent Quest 2006 involving 28 states, New Zealand, Australia and Canada taking first place. He then went on to win Komo TV 4’s NW Afternoon Celebrity Look Alike contest. Ted now performs nationwide for all kinds of venues and events. He has wowed the crowd selling out theatres in Pennsylvania and Kansas and has played twice now for John Denvers own “Windstar Foundation” in Aspen, CO. Ted cruised the Caribbean with Darryl Worley and Jimmy Wayne on a “Travelin’ Inc. country cruise hosted by Great American Countrys’ own Storme Warren. Last year Ted was awarded the Rising Legend Award by the National Traditional Country Music Association. Ted also performed with Steve Wiesberg, John Denvers lead guitar player from the 70’s who is quoted as saying “Apparently the audience thinks they all look and sound like John. I don’t see it. I see it with Ted. A very strong physical resemblance… Uncanny!” (King 5 Eve News Magazine clip) The most heard comments after a show are “I can’t believe how much he looks and sounds like John Denver! It really took us back!” Want to know more about Ted Vigil? Check out his website – www.tedvigil.com. TICKETS GO ON SALE – AUGUST 1,...

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Apr. 21, 2018 Saturday

The 3 Redneck Tenors – Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 7:00 PM – Watch Promo   DOWN HOME LAUGHS. BIG CITY MUSIC. The 3 Redneck Tenors are a new breed in the “tenor genre” – their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists is like Duck Dynasty goes to Carnegie Hall – down home laughs with big city music!  It has been said that if Larry the Cable Guy, Il Divo, and Mrs. Doubtfire had a baby, that child would be The 3 Redneck Tenors.  Written by opera-veteran Matthew Lord with music arranged by award-winning composer Craig Bohmler, and starring Mr. Lord, Blake Davidson, and Jonathan Fruge, The 3 Redneck Tenors were top finalists on “America’s Got Talent” and have been thrilling audiences since 2006. These boys have seen it all, sing it all, and make us laugh ’till we double over, reminding us that in life, it is not just the destination, it’s the journey. Get ready for one side splitting ride as we go on an excursion only the 3 Redneck Tenors could have had… delighting audiences with their vocal prowess and a smorgasbord of songs and music ranging from Gospel, to Country, to Broadway, Pop, and Classical. Check out their website. www.3rednecktenors.com TICKETS GO ON SALE – AUGUST 1,...

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  • Seeking Sponsors

    CAL Center Presents Inc is a 501 c( 3 ) non-profit organization. Ticket sales and grants only partially fund our season of programming. Sponsors for the season, individual shows, and private donations are essential to the success of this organization. If you wish to...

  • Sep. 30, 2017 Saturday

    Missoula Children’s Theatre presents Gulliver’s Travels Saturday, September 30, 2017  •  2 pm & 6 pm – WATCH VIDEO PROMO Join us Saturday, September 30 at 2:00 and 6:00 pm as the Missoula Children’s Theatre and more than 50 local students present an original musical adaption...

  • Oct. 27, 2017 Friday

    The Accidental Hero Friday, October 27, 2017 •  7:00 pm – WATCH PROMO The Accidental Hero is a multi-media one-man show about a WWII American officer who miraculously liberates the Czech villages of his grandparents.  It’s a true story, written and performed by his grandson. Patrick...

  • Dec. 9, 2017 Saturday

    The Diamonds – Silver Bells Saturday, December 9 • 7pm – Watch Video Promo The Diamonds’ newly revamped holiday show, Silver Bells and Diamonds, combines the best of The Diamonds – In Concert with high energy holiday favorites everyone will enjoy. The show opens with a...

  • Jan. 19, 2018 Friday

    The Hunts Friday, January 19, 2018 • 7:00 pm – WATCH VIDEO PROMO With a harmony-laced take on alt-folk that’s both breathtaking and sweetly ethereal, The Hunts are a Chesapeake, Virginia-based band made up of seven brothers and sisters who’ve been playing music together almost their entire...

  • Feb. 17, 2018 Saturday

    John Denver Tribute Artist, Ted Vigil – Watch Video Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018  •  7 pm Ted is a singer, songwriter and a tribute artist. He was born in Seattle and raised in the Olympia area. He has been performing from the age of ten...

  • Apr. 21, 2018 Saturday

    The 3 Redneck Tenors – Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 7:00 PM – Watch Promo   DOWN HOME LAUGHS. BIG CITY MUSIC. The 3 Redneck Tenors are a new breed in the “tenor genre” – their musical comedy featuring classically trained veteran artists is like...