Group photo of cast

The Kids from Wisconsin will present its 50th anniversary show on July 6 at Plymouth High School

Kids from Wisconsin returning to PHS

Posted June 25, 2018

The Kids from Wisconsin will bring its 50th anniversary show and a talented group of 36 Kids – including Plymouth High School student Alex Turicik – back to Plymouth in July.

This year’s show, “Shine the Light,” will feature music performed since the inception of the Kids from Wisconsin. The high-energy show will feature all-time audience favorites along with five decades of Broadway show tunes.

The cast includes some of the state’s most talented singers and musicians ages 15 to 20, who were chosen from more than 300 applicants during statewide auditions in February.

Alex, who will be a senior at PHS this fall, plays guitar in the Show Band for the third year in a row. At PHS, he performs in a variety of groups, including Jazz Ensemble, Pit Band, and Momentum show choir. He also performs with the UW-Sheboygan Jazz Band and the Lakeland University Pit Band, and with his father in their group, The FlamingOs, on guitar and trombone.

The Kids from Wisconsin is part of an entertainment tradition created for talented youth in 1968. Today, a Kids from Wisconsin revue is performed live annually for about 120,000 people each summer – an estimated 10 million during the past 50 years. In addition to performing at the Wisconsin State Fair, the troupe presents about 35 road shows throughout Wisconsin.

The Plymouth performance, hosted by the Plymouth Arts Center, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, July 6 in the PHS Auditorium, 125 Highland Ave. Reserved seats cost $16 for adults and $12 for those under 18 and are on sale now at the Plymouth Arts Center, 520 E. Mill St.; online at www.plymoutharts.org; or by calling (920) 892-8409. Tickets also will be available at the door; the box office will open at 6 p.m. the evening of the performance.

In addition, the Kids from Wisconsin will present a free outreach program for children ages 7 to 14 the day of the show. “Realize Your Dream” will run from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in the PHS auditorium and include workshops in dance, music, band, and lights and sound. Pre-registration is required at https://www.kidsfromwisconsin.org/outreach.

Learn more:
Visit the Kids from Wisconsin website.
Visit the Plymouth Arts Center website.
• Explore The Arts section of our award-winning District Report Card to learn more about the extensive and varied performance opportunities available to our students.

Portrait of Alex

PHS student Alex Turicik plays principal guitar with the Kids from Wisconsin.