Art can take many forms, from paint on a canvas or a wall to people singing and dancing.
Those forms and more will be found within the next week and continuing throughout the summer in and around Plymouth Arts Center (PAC).
While PAC staff and volunteers get ready for their part in the Plymouth Mural & Arts Festival this Friday through Sunday, June 28-30, a group of other people has already been busy entertaining people with their artistic skills.
Mill Street Live is a high-energy musical revue of singing and dancing to hits from a wide variety of genres. The group of 10 performers—five male and five female— began practicing months ago for their show which opened Friday, June 14 and continues every Friday through Aug. 2 starting at 7:30 p. m. at the Plymouth Arts Center.
When she is not running her photography business, going to school to become a registered nurse or spending time with her husband and their two young sons, Kristi Hasenstein is the director of Mill Street Live.
“I’ve been involved in community theatre for over 10 years and with summer revue shows for six,” Hasenstein said. “I have been involved with Mill Street for four years. I performed with the group for two years, and this will be my second year acting as creative director for the group.”
She said she is excited about this year’s show and calls it “one of our best,” in part because of the eclectic selection of music to which the singers/dancers perform. The audience is being treated to songs from Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Queen, Miranda Lambert, Adele and many more.
“In all there are over 60 songs performed within about two hours that make for a night of fantastic entertainment,” Hasenstein said.
This year’s performers are Jamie Jeanty, Tricia Lutze, Moe Green, Trevor Seefeldt, Kyle Schwanke and Zack Pledl, all from Sheboygan; Thomas C. Roberts and Kevin Sievert of Manitowoc; Ashley Turnquist of Oostburg; and Emily Timm of Chicago.
Music to the show is prerecorded. “I usually purchase the majority of the music or use tracks from previous years and cut it myself,” Hasenstein said. “This year we also received some hard to find tracks from one of the local karaoke gurus (Top Shelf DJs & Karaoke).”
Tickets to the show are $12 (plus tax) for adults, $1 per year of age for children 6 to 12, and kids 5 and under are free. Seating capacity is about 175 and seats are normally still available the night of the shows. Seating is general admission so it is first-come, first-serve when the doors open at 7 p. m. Refreshments are available for purchase during the show or at intermission.
People also can guarantee having seats by calling the PAC at (920) 892-8409 or by stopping in at 520 E. Mill St. in Plymouth Tuesdays through Saturdays from noon to 4 p. m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p. m.
People might want to pick up tickets for Mill Street Live when they come to Plymouth June 28-30 for the Mural & Arts Festival, a celebration of Plymouth’s murals, music, theater, children’s activities and the arts.
The weekend festival boasts a wide variety of activities, including a juried
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