The Show How, LLC., in cooperation with Northern Sky Theater, is producing a full-stage musical called ‘We Like It Where? The Secession of Winneconne’ based on the 1997 book by the same name. The book, compiled by Polly Zimmerman, depicts the story of being left off the 1967 state highway map, and first-hand accounts of the events that followed, leading up to and including Winneconne’s ultimate, yet brief, secession.
Producers have been hard at work creating energetic musical numbers to accompany Winneconne’s hilarious publicity stunt in the name of sovereignty, and audiences will soon be able to watch performers emulate some of the Sovereign State’s beloved original leadership, including James Coughlin and Vera Kitchen, as they tell Winneconne’s tale like it’s never been told before - live on stage!
While the full-scale production with sets, props, costumes and choreography is still in its finishing stages, Northern Sky Theater’s professional performers will be offering a read/sing-through of the We Like It Where? script on stage at the Winneconne Community Arts Center. Guests of this event will be treated to an exclusive preview of the entire script, estimated to last approximately 90 minutes.
Adding to the excitement of the community’s opportunity to see this one-time only sneak peek of the musical, the WCAC will be decked out with historical artifacts and other displays showcasing Winneconne’s quest for recognition, then sovereignty, which is still celebrated 51 years later. A beautiful silent auction will also be part of the day, with all proceeds benefiting Friends of Winneconne Music and Performing Arts (FOWMPA). FOWMPA is non-profit 501(c)3 and its purpose is to support music and performing arts programs in the Winneconne Community School District at all grade levels, both inside and outside of the classroom.
Tickets are available for purchase online now at winneconne-community-arts-center.ticketleap.com/ or in person at the WCAC Box Office, (open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursday, 3:30 - 5:30 pm) starting September 24th