Season tickets now on sale at The Phipps

HUDSON, Wis. – Tickets are now on sale for 2012-13 season at The Phipps Center for the Arts.

The center is a $7 million complex in Hudson devoted to both the performing and visual arts. Community theater and children’s theater productions, concerts ranging from popular to classical music, Wurlitzer theater pipe organ concerts, exhibitions, and classes are all offered throughout the year.

The theater series consists of “On Golden Pond,” the romantic comedy “The Movie Game,” the reaffirming drama “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Disney’s musical “The Little Mermaid Jr.,” and the heartwarming “The O’Conner Girls.”

The music series highlights harmonica master Corky Siegel and fiddler Randy Sabien, the Minnesota Percussion Trio, the chamber ensemble the Blue Baroque Band, guitarist Billy McLaughlin and Friends, and the British-style Lake Wobegon(r) Brass Band.

The organ series features an eclectic program by Chris Gorsuch; music from the golden age of Hollywood by Jerry Nagano; a varied program, including holiday tunes, by Nathan Avakian, the winner of the American Theatre Organ Society’s (ATOS) 2009 Young Theatre Organist Competition; selections from the Great American Songbook by David Wickerham, the ATOS 2011 Organist of the Year; and a program of virtuoso duets and solos by organist Lynn Trapp and pianist Andrew Staupe.

The special events series includes “Dances Chances Circumstances: Grimm,” the Classic Big Band with the Nostalgics vocal quartet, the bluegrass quintet Monroe Crossing, The Phipps Festival Chorus holiday concerts, the insightful drama “The Rainmaker,” the new vaudeville show “Frostbite Follies,” the Celtic trio Chulrua, The Phipps Oratorio Society performing Vivaldi’s “Gloria” and Handel’s “Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day,” Barbary Coast Dixieland Show Band, and traditional jazz pianist Bob Milne.

In addition, season subscribers have the first opportunity to purchase tickets to vocalist Elisabeth von Trapp, the granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp.

A season package of any seven events costs $112, which is only $16 per ticket; a five-show package costs $85, only $17 per ticket; and a season subscription to three events is $54, only $18 per ticket. Subscribers are also able to exchange their tickets for another performance free of charge. For a season brochure, contact The Phipps Center ticket office at 715.386.8409 or visit online at for a complete season schedule.