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Kids From Wisconsin to perform in NR

A large group of local children turned out for last year's Kids of Wisconsin Realize Your Dream Outreach event in the NRHS auditorium. Submitted photo

The Kids From Wisconsin is a Broadway-style touring show made up of talented singers, dancers and instrumentalists. Back by popular demand, and special thanks to the Rotary Club, in cooperation with NR Community Education and the New Richmond Fine Arts Council, the KIDS From Wisconsin will perform at New Richmond High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27.

In addition to the night-time performance, a free community outreach program, "Realize Your Dream," will be held 3:30-4:30 p.m. June 27 in the NRHS auditorium. The program is geared toward students ages 7-14.

The Kids from Wisconsin showcase the most talented youth in a full musical revue for all ages, consisting of 20 singers/dancers and a 13-piece show band performing inspiring, entertaining musical productions to over 120,000 people each summer. The Kids from Wisconsin select youth ages 15-20, with demonstrated talent in musical performance. Youth are professionally trained to provide positive, family-oriented performances. The group also partners with community service groups to deliver affordable, high-quality entertainment, while helping them raise needed funds for local projects.

New Richmond alumni of the Kids From Wisconsin tour groups include: Keith Carl, singer/dancer; Alex Chilsen, piano; Nels Donaldson, percussion; Pete Elkin, percussion; Marni (Grage) Feldmann, piano; Jon Germain, trumpet; Jodi Mealey, singer/dancer; Matt Mealey, trumpet and stage band director; and Matt Slocum, percussion.

Realize Your Dream is a free, one-hour program presented by the Kids from Wisconsin as an opportunity for youngsters and youth groups to get a taste of life as a performer. KIDS troupe members "pay it forward" by teaching performance skills and tools that can be carried into daily life. To register for the program, visit kidsfromwisconsin.org/outreach.

Tickets for the event are $10 for adults and $5 for children. A free-will donation will also be accepted during the evening to benefit Five Loaves Food Shelf. Tickets can be purchased online at newrichmond.cr3.rschooltoday.com/public/home/ under "Events," or at newrichmondrotary.com. You can also purchase tickets at the district office, First National Community Bank, the Chamber of Commerce or at Westfields Hospital. For more information or questions, contact Jodi Mealey at 715-243-1622.