Arts Notes: Daddy D looks back

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Shelly Emmer is among the performers in Daddy D Productions' new show, 'Those Were the Days.'
Shelly Emmer is among the performers in Daddy D Productions' new show, 'Those Were the Days.'
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The last seven years have been pretty good for Daddy D Productions and now they're here to celebrate with a show called "Those Were the Days!" - a retrospective compilation of the group's favorite songs and skits from recent years.

There will be two performances - the first on May 16 at the Townline Pub and Grill, 2544 Lineville Road in Howard, and the second on May 17 at The Gathering, 2600 E. Richmond St. in Shawano.

Expect to hear iconic hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s from the likes of Elvis Presley, Etta James, The Four Seasons, Buffalo Springfield and the Doobie Brothers, plus classic skits from television and film.

For tickets, call Daddy D at (920) 544-4244 or order online at

Photography display finds beauty even in the grotesque

Continuing now through June 28, the Brown County Central Library in downtown Green Bay is featuring the photography of Michelle "Che" Correa, a Puerto Rico native now living in Wisconsin.

Correa's style of portraits and landscapes often focus on darker urban themes, but sometimes are gleeful and unique. Che's work has been displayed during the Oshkosh Art Gallery Walk and will appear in the 2013 De Pere Bridging the Art Summer Series.

Selected artwork may be purchased through the library's administrative office with proceeds benefiting the artist.

A night of Broadway's recent best

St. Norbert College's Knights on Broadway will present "Best of Broadway Today" - showcasing a variety of current Broadway hits in a two-hour revue - at 7 p.m. May 16 in Dudley Birder Hall, 400 Grant St., De Pere.

Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets bought at the door are $18 for adults and $13 for students.

Order tickets online at or call the St. Norbert College box office at (920) 403-3950. For more information on the Knights on Broadway, visit

St. Norbert holds "Les Mis" auditions

Hey, you can't sing much worse than Russell Crowe, right? OK, maybe you don't fancy yourself a singer, but St. Norbert College Music Theatre is looking for more than actors/singers for it's production of "Les MisÚrables."

A cast of 50 singers/actors are needed to portray characters like Jean Valjean, Javert, Fantine, and a chorus of background actors, and more are needed for costume work, make-up, props, sets and crew.

Auditions will be held starting at 7 p.m. on May 21 and 22, in the Walter Theatre of the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts on the St. Norbert campus.

"Les MisÚrables" is scheduled for 10 performances, July 18 through 28. Rehearsals begin June 1.

In addition, St. Norbert Music Theatre will open the season with "South Pacific," which plays nine performances, June 4 through 16.

Tickets are now available for both "South Pacific" and "Les MisÚrables," and can be purchased by calling the St. Norbert College ticket office at (920) 403-3950 or by going online to For more information on auditions, call Dudley Birder at (920) 403-3116 or email

Let Me Be Frank shoves off with "The Love Boat Too"

An all-new musical from Let Me Be Frank Productions puts a local spin on the "Love Boat" - only this time with the S.S. Badger, the car ferry that travels between Manitowoc and Ludington, Mich.

The musical is about a millionaire who plans to propose to his girlfriend, who is actually a thief trying to rob him.

The show runs June 7 through 22 at the Meyer Theater, 117 S. Washington St., Green Bay. For tickets. visit or call (920) 494-3401.

Piece by piece, mosaic painted by community

The Hardy Gallery in Ephraim announced preparations for the launch of the organization's sixth annual Community Mosaic Project.

With individual 6-inch by 6-inch pieces, over 300 community members will put together a mosaic to be unveiled on July 19.

The public is invited to submit work in any medium: drawing, painting, literary or sculptural. Free canvases for the project are available throughout the county at the Artists Guild (215 N. 3rd Ave., Sturgeon Bay) the Hardy Gallery office (3083 Anderson Lane, Ephraim) and the Dahl Law Firm (2350 Maple Drive, Sister Bay).

To encourage the public's participation, two free community paint sessions are scheduled to take place from 1 to 3 p.m. June 9 and from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on June 13 at the Artists Guild. The sessions are free but advanced registration is required to ensure adequate space and supplies. For reservations, call the Hardy at (920) 854-2210.

All artwork submissions are due no later than Monday, June 24.

Summer Music Academy showcases work

The St. Norbert College music department will hold its annual Summer Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21 in the Walter Theatre of Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts at St. Norbert College. The event is free and open to the public.

The concert is a culmination of a week's worth of work at the Summer Music Academy and features area middle school students performing works they have been rehearsing throughout the week in master classes.

For more information, contact Holly Huntley at (920) 403-3112 or email

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