Ozaukee Talent Students Shine!

Great News!  
  • One of my private students got the lead role at Webster Middle School’s Legally Blonde!  See Here
  • Another was accepted onto the Student Advisory Board at First Stage!  See Here 
  • Another student just finished up being a supporting lead role at First Stage!  See Here 
  • I got wind that one of my students made the lead role for an upcoming show at First Stage!  Waiting for the official announcement.
  • Three of my students made it into Advanced Acting and Musical Theater at First Stage!  
  • One of my students made the supporting lead role in Wizard of Oz at TJMS Middle School!  See Here 
  • This semester I am teaching Musical Theater and Acting in Whitefish Bay See Here

Email angie@ozaukeetalent.com if you are interested in private lessons in acting, piano, singing, guitar, drums, music and technology, songwriting, etc… It is also strongly recommended to get audition prep help before any audition.

Remember that many of these students will most likely receive college scholarships based on their leadership and success.   Investing in private lessons yields great returns in the long run!

Start young!

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Ozaukee Talent Private Student Lands Lead Role at Webster Middle School in Cedarburg WI

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Congratulations to Sharon Chumlea for getting the lead role in Legally Blonde Jr. at Cedarburg’s Webster Middle School!  Sharon will play the lead female role of Elle Woods!

Thank you for all your help in her audition prep!  Sharon said you were a huge influence in the auditions!   –Bridget, Sharon’s mom and biggest supporter

lead actress Sharon Chumlea

Sharon also auditioned for and was accepted into First Stage’s Advanced Musicals and Acting Class!   Angie Mack Reilly has worked privately with Sharon on vocals and audition prep for quite some time.   Sharon was also in Lion King Jr. and Elf Jr. which were both produced by Angie through the North Shore Academy of the Arts.   The shows premiered in 2018 and 2019 at the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center.  Contact angie@ozaukeetalent.com

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Creative Couple Redemption Pear to Perform in Port Washington July 29

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE from Ozaukee Talent July 21, 2017

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Redemption Pear, featuring creative couple Angie Mack Reilly and Matthew Reilly, will be performing LIVE at Smith Bros. on Saturday July 29 from 8PM to 10PM.

The performance will be held at Smith Bros. Coffee House100 N Franklin St, Port Washington, WI 53074, USA map Admission is $5.  All ages are welcome.  

Angie has been performing publicly in various capacities throughout her entire lifetime. Her life as a performer came to an abrupt halt when she started going through some severe medical and family issues.  This particular performance is expected to be a sort of “coming out” for Angie.

The couple will be performing “never heard before” originals as well as songs that stem from the musical tree of spirituals, jazz and blues. This show will be highly interactive, educational and intimate as well as authentic.   They both have experience as arts educators.

Redemption Pear in Grafton Wisconsin taken by Alicia Wade

Angie Mack Reilly is a musical director, performing artist, blues educator and writer who has a wealth of experience and global connections in the arts and entertainment industry.  She is the founder of Ozaukee Talent and the co-founder of ParamountsHome, both headquartered in Grafton, WI.  Angie has been directing musicals, primarily for youth, for the past 18 years.  In addition, she gives private music lessons to all ages with an emphasis on piano, guitar, voice, acting, percussion and songwriting.   Her hobbies include composing music, writing poetry and gardening.  For more information, find Ozaukee Talent on facebook  or email angie@ozaukeetalent.com

Matthew Reilly is a Milwaukee Institute and Design (MIAD) graduate whose artistic fingerprints are all over the greater Chicago and Milwaukee areas.  Matthew’s art is inspired by post impressionism, impressionism, and the master painters from the Renaissance through the age of Enlightenment.  He created a unique artistic process called “The Pulled Paint Process” shown in the video below.  Over the past several decades, he has specialized as a high-end designer and carpenter.  His nickname is “The Carpenter Artist”.  Matthew is now semi-retired and enjoys playing music with friends during his spare time as well as continuing his work as a lifelong master artisan.   He can be contacted for commission work at thecarpenterartist@gmail.com

Check out Angie Mack Reilly’s Ozaukee Talent and Matthew Reilly “The Carpenter Artist” on Facebook!

MEDIA INQUIRIES:

Angie Mack Reilly angie@ozaukeetalent.com

262.309.4112

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Adults and Youth Can Register Here to Take Group or Individual Music Lessons

Photos courtesy of Chris and Alicia Wade

Angie Mack Reilly turns the page: Ozaukee Talent is new chapter in arts renaissance woman’s life

FROM THE ARCHIVES….

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The story was published by the News Graphic on March 29, 2016

and written by Writer/Editor Colleen Jurkiewicz 

Much thanks to the Cedarburg News Graphic and Lisa Curtis for the use of this article.
 

Angie Mack Reilly’s latest artistic endeavor, Ozaukee Talent, took shape earlier this year in the form of a “musical laboratory” at the North Shore Academy of the Arts building on Broad Street in Grafton.

Through Ozaukee Talent, Mack Reilly will be teaching music to all ages, encouraging artistic collaboration, even a little networking and event planning. It’s the beginning of a new chapter in her almost 20-year career as a self-described “arts renaissance woman” who has worked as a teacher, singer, writer, director and actor.

But Ozaukee Talent also represents a deeply personal mission for Mack Reilly, who in 2012, after her very first mammogram, was diagnosed with breast cancer. She was just 42 years old.

“I had to back out of a lot of my music duties and teaching duties and went through a lot of life questioning about quality of life,” recalled the wife and mother of three. “When you face something like cancer, it makes you really think about a lot of things. I just started to think, where’s my future heading, what is my dream passion, what does this community need? I thought, I want to create a space that will be fun for me and also fun for other musicians and fun for children.”

Ozaukee Talent is the realization of that “dream passion” – “a non-traditional classroom,” said Mack Reilly, “and a place of invention…a space where students could engage in their own learning and be motivated with their passion for music.”

Mack Reilly is renting a large classroom from the NSAA, where she worked for close to a decade as marketing director and in other various positions. There she will hold classes, teach private lessons in piano, guitar, voice, acting, percussion and songwriting, and host other programming that includes open houses for children to explore musical instruments and projects.

Mack Reilly is known for her involvement in promoting Grafton’s music history and runs the website paramountshome.org, which contains historical information about the Paramount Blues Company. She was also involved in establishing the Grafton Blues Festival and perpetuating the current musical theme of the downtown area. She has also directed over 100 musicals, primarily for children, including shows for the NSAA, Next Act Theatre and the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center.

“I feel like it’s time to take…what I’ve learned hands-on from teaching and incorporate that into a learning educational environment,” she said. “I find that creative people learn in different ways – they need more opportunities to explore, more opportunities to invent and be part of the process and hands-on. I want to encourage that spirit of innovation in young children and among songwriters who are in this area.”

Nationally known blogger and Cedarburg resident Alexandra Rosas describes Mack Reilly, who taught all three of her sons piano, as “the one who ignited my children’s love of music.”

“I met Angie a decade ago when looking for a music teacher to supplement my children’s homeschooling,” Rosas said, adding that, in Mack Reilly, she found “not just a music teacher, but someone who opened the door to the lifelong joy of music for my children.”

“My son is now 20 years old now and continues to play piano, because of Angie’s tender encouragement.”

It is shaping up to be a busy spring for Mack Reilly, who will also be appearing in the cast of Listen to Your Mother Milwaukee at Alverno College’s Pitman Theatre on Sunday, May 1. The show features live readings by local writers on the subject of motherhood, and is co-produced by Rosas.

Mack Reilly auditioned on a last-minute whim for the show, she said, and said she “battled” with the idea of telling a personal story about motherhood. Her piece centers around the experience of being the mother of a son who has been diagnosed with (a mental illness).

“I’m used to acting, I’ve been a performer in theater for a long time, and the idea of telling a personal story was a little intimidating, because when you’re an actor, you’re that person, and if people don’t like you, they don’t like that (character),” she said. “I’m hoping to give hope to other moms who are dealing with children and mental illness. I’m hoping that talking about it will help other people to talk about it as well.”

“We knew within minutes that her piece on her son’s mental illness was an essential one to have in our show,” said Rosas. “Her honest and down-to-earth account will provide the same love and encouragement to parents facing a similar challenge as she brought to her music students.”

“It’s common for me to teach children who have ADHD or are on the autism spectrum, or to have teens who are bipolar. I encounter a lot of youth with these types of issues, because they do a lot of times tend to do very well in the arts,” she said. “Another motivating factor for me creating this is also for my son. He’s gifted musically, and I want to create a space where he can write music and I can write music. Music is therapeutic for anybody that has mental illness.”

For more information on Ozaukee Talent, visit ozaukeetalent.com. For details on the May 1 Listen to Your Mother performance, visit listentoyourmothershow.com/milwaukee/.

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