Creative Couple Redemption Pear to Perform in Port Washington July 29

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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

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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2017: The Year of Beauty and The Beast

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Port Summer Theater Presents Beauty and the Beast July 20-23

by Angie Mack Reilly

PORT WASHINGTON, WI

2017 seems to be “the year” for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast!  I think that all of my private students and their families went to go see the show in theaters!  Did you?  I would love to hear your thoughts!

I was the Musical Director and Associate Producer for the show a few times…… both at the Schauer Arts and Activities Center and the Cedarburg Performing Arts Center through the North Shore Academy of the Arts.   So many good memories!  Many of my former cast members are now college age and doing absolutely amazing.   Here was part of our set in 2010.  Wow.  Seven years already.

Beauty and the Beast Set

(But this theater season, it’s ALL going to be about Disney’s the Lion King Jr. for me!)

OH!!!  And did you hear that the North Shore Academy of the Arts has a new director who recently moved to town?  Yep, Heather or “Mrs. O” has done Beauty and the Beast as well!   Here’s her reel of her show…..

 

Beauty and the Beast was also performed in Cedarburg this year and now Port Washington is going to be doing their rendition of the show.

I am really excited that a former and longtime music and musical theater student of mine will be playing the lead role of “Belle”.  I recognized Tina Binn’s talent long ago. That’s why I made her my Assistant Director in several of the shows I produced.  I am blessed with funny memories of Tina that make me laugh even now.  I am used to seeing her in comedic and evil roles (which take a TON of talent, by the way….)  I haven’t seen the show yet.  But I know that if Tina is a part of it, there are bound to be comedic ideas of hers in the show.  We shall see.

Tina Binns and I go way back.   You can READ MORE ABOUT THAT HERE .

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Please, if you can.  Bring a child to Port Summer Theatre’s Beauty and the Beast and be sure to check out what I am offering for after school programming this upcoming semester

I love musical theater because it engages so many of the senses.   The sounds, the costumes, the dances, the lights, the set changes, the excitement!  Children of ANY age can learn soooooo much from watching a live show.   Trust me on this.

So.  Here’s the “skinny”……

Performances:

July 20th at 7:00 PM
July 21st at 7:00 PM
July 22nd at 7:00 PM
July 23rd at 2:00 PM

Tickets:
$12.00 for adults
$8.00 for seniors and children 10 & under

Tickets can be purchased in advance through cast members or at select locations in Port Washington.

Performance Location:
Port Washington High School Auditorium
470 West Jackson Street
Port Washington, WI 53074

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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Port Washington High School to Present “All Shook Up” November 3-6

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by Angie Mack Reilly

Remember my blog post, “Some Things Are Caught, Not Taught?”

Performing arts events are an EXCELLENT community resource.  People of ALL AGES can enjoy the age-old art of live theater.  Long before there was Netflix.  And Hulu.  And ESPN. And movie theaters that served wine.  There was…… “theataaahhh”…..

 COMING TO A HIGH SCHOOL NEAR YOU!  

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WHAT:  “All Shook Up”

WHEN:  Thursday November 3rd, November 4th and November 5th at 7:00 pm with a Sunday November 6th matinee at 2:00 pm.  Tickets can be purchased at Sentry or at the door.

HOW MUCH:  I heard 10 bucks or less (that’s a drive-thru meal at Culver’s) 

WHO:  Port Washington High School

WHERE:  Port Washington High School Auditorium, 427 W Jackson Street, Port Washington

But be careful.   When you attend a local high school musical, any of the following “may” happen:

  • You either run into your neighbor who doesn’t salt their sidewalks or you run into your neighbor who gives out better Halloween candy than you.
  • You might miss the Packer game.  (Packers play the Colts Sunday at 3:25 pm)
  • Your wife or significant other might fall in love with you all over again.
  • You might learn that youth can come together for a common cause despite their differences (a great reminder during presidential election time).
  • You might forget that you have a smart phone.

 

 

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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Some Things Are Caught, Not Taught

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by Angie Mack Reilly, founder of Ozaukee Talent (c) July 21, 2016

I wish that I could remember who I originally heard this great quote from.

“Some things are caught, not taught.”

I have used this saying quite a bit, especially with my vocal students.  A perfect example would be trying to teach a student of mine how to “perform” the song as opposed to “just singing” it.  I will say something like,

“Some things are caught, not taught.  Here.  Let me show you what ‘performing’ this song looks like.”  And then I will get in front of them and show them by example.  Sometimes, teaching in the performing arts requires more than just words.  It requires showing the passion or emotion of a certain piece.

Children are great mimickers; some more than others.  Growing up, I was good at mimicking characters in cartoons like Marvin the Martian and Goofy.  A lot of my vocal training consisted of mimicking Whitney Houston and Barbara Streisand.  Honest!

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I firmly believe that, as artists, we are subconsciously and consciously inspired by what our senses are exposed to.  When my three sons were growing up, I am thankful that we exposed them to so many diverse experiences in the arts.  I think that is one of the greatest gifts that we can give our children.

The greater Milwaukee area is fortunate to have so many opportunities to appreciate the arts between the festivals, concert venues and performing arts venues that we have.

If you want to instill a greater appreciation for the arts in your child or even help develop their talent, expose them to diverse arts opportunities that they can mimic.  Some children learn better by watching or hearing rather than telling.

A great example would be from one of my summer drama sessions yesterday.  A six year old student of mine performed “Thriller” by Michael Jackson for the class.  I could tell that he has watched the music video several times and learned how to mimic the moves.  My niece is a fabulous mimicker.  Let me tell you, she can sing and perform every nuance from the movie, “Frozen” like nobody’s business!

So, for my Ozaukee County parents, Port Summer Musical Theatre opens with “The Little Mermaid” tonight.  The shows will start this evening at the Port Washington High School at 7:30 pm.  There will be 7:30 pm shows tomorrow night and Saturday night and then a 2:00 pm matinee on Sunday.  Tickets will be sold at the door.  Not only will your child catch some inspiration, but they will catch some nice air conditioning in this hot, hot, hot weather as well!

 

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One lesson. One song. One event at a time. Ozaukee Talent is a training and networking facility for people of all ages wanting to advance in the arts. Ozaukee Talent was founded by longtime arts leader Angie Mack in 2016. Ozaukee Talent provides private music and acting lessons, contracted event marketing, contracted arts project management, consulting, arts public speaking and performing, hosts musical events, workshops and classes in the arts. Contact: Ozaukee Talent 1701 11th Ave. Grafton WI 53024 angie@ozaukeetalent.com 262.309.4112 Follow @ozaukeetalent on Instagram and Facebook. Tax deductible donations for Ozaukee Talent through Create Wisconsin, Inc. Venmo: @ozaukeetalent PayPal: angie@ozaukeetalent.com
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