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Nicolet College - Nicolet Live! to offer broad range of theater events


Nicolet Live! to offer broad range
of theater events in 2008-09


The Nicolet Live! Arts and Speakers Series at Nicolet College will feature 22 unique events in the upcoming 2008-2009 season, highlighted by the new GeoCinema film series and more concerts featuring local musicians.

The series, entering its 11th season, always strives to bring a diverse range of theater arts to the Northwoods, explained Jim Nuttall, Nicolet College Theatre director.

"What's unique about GeoCinema is that the directors of each of the films will be at Nicolet to talk about their films," Nuttall said. "It's not too often we get established independent filmmakers in northern Wisconsin. The audience will get to hear first-hand the story behind the story, which always provides an added level of context and a broader understanding of the film."

Films that will be shown include Ten Questions for the Dalai Llama, currently making a big splash on the international independent film circuit Monday, Feb. 9; Post Cards from Italy, which examines that country's art and culture scene Monday, March 9; and Inside Iraq: The Untold Stories, a film that goes beyond the sound bite Thursday, April 2. Admission is free to all film events.

The Nicolet Live! series has also long served as a performance venue for a wide variety of local musicians and musical groups. Nuttall said he is building on that history in a significant way this year.

The Locally Grown concert series will include the folk Americana of David Dall Sept. 24; the Nicolet Chorus and Choraliers Holiday Concert Dec. 14; the alternative rock and bluegrass of Scott Kirby Feb. 3; and the Community Music Festival Feb. 18.

The first event of the season will be a lecture by Dr. Bowen White at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11. The author of Why Normal isn't Healthy: How to Find Heart, Meaning, Passion & Humor on the Road Less Traveled, Dr. White delivers his prescription to audiences with wit, wisdom and soul, advising us to laugh, misbehave, make mistakes and not worry about Agetting it right@ on the road to finding ourselves. Admission is free.

Rounding out the wide-ranging series will be a gospel choir; a Native American violinist; three lectures by national speakers; jazz, classical and avant-garde music concerts; two family theater performances; three folk concerts, and two community theater plays by the Nicolet Players.

All events will be held in the Nicolet College Theatre in the Learning Resources Center on the Rhinelander campus, located one mile south of the city just off of Hwy. G.

Tickets for all Nicolet Live! events go on sale August 25. Tickets can be ordered online at that time at www.nicoletlive.com or by calling the Box Office at (715) 365-4646 or 1-800-544-3039, ext. 4646. The complete season will also be posted online Aug. 25 at www.nicoletlive.com. Call the Box Office at the number above if you would like a copy of the entire 2008-09 Nicolet Live! series mailed to you.