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Nicolet College - Nicolet Live! to feature 38 events; first concert Sept. 13

Nicolet Live! Arts and Speakers Series
to offer broad range of events, many free, in 2009-10


The 2009-10 Nicolet Live! Arts and Speakers Series will offer a full slate of theater, lecture, film and art gallery events in coming months with 38 different offerings scheduled from September to June.

“It really is an impressive line-up,” said Jim Nuttall, Nicolet College theatre director. “We’ve put together a broad range of offerings with the idea of offering something for everyone and to also bring in events that you don’t typically see in the Northwoods.”

The mix this year includes comedy, opera, folk, food, film, books, poetry, puppets, adventure, a cappella, and several performances by local musicians and actors. For a complete list of events in the theatre, click here.

Nuttall also noted that most of the events are free “and when there is an admission charge we’ve kept the ticket prices as low as we could to make the events as accessible as possible.”

Notables of Nicolet Live!’s upcoming 12th season include:

- The Second City’s 50th Anniversary Comedy Show Oct. 3,

- author Michael Perry Jan. 26,

- the Community Music Festival Feb. 15,

- the UW MadHatters March 6,

- and comic musician Heywood Banks June 12.

The Nicolet Players will delight audiences with the loveable dog story Sylvia in early and mid-November and follow that in the spring with Shakespeare’s classic The Comedy of Errors.

The popular WXPR/Nicolet Concert Series will include Pieta Brown Nov. 21, Lucy Kaplansky Feb. 27; and Hot Club of Cow Town May 22.

New this year is the Nicolet College Library Series which will include presentations by 10 different authors, literary scholars and culinary chefs.

Bill BastianKicking off Nicolet Live! this year will be tenor Bill Bastian performing in the Nicolet College Theatre at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 13.

A Wisconsin native currently teaching music at Saint Scholastica College in Duluth, Bastian has been performing the leading roles in opera, oratorio and symphonic works for three decades. He will entertain while he explains, turning the audience into opera buffs for an evening.

Bastian will be accompanied by his wife Laurie, the principal second violin for the Duluth/Superior Symphony and the violinist for the Gitchigammi Trio, and Sam Black, the Trio’s pianist and the classical music critic for the Duluth News Tribune.

Ticket are $12 and can be ordered online at or by calling the Nicolet College Daytime Box Office at (715) 365-4646 or 1-800-544-3039 ext. 4646.

For a complete list of Nicolet Live! events, descriptions, and ticket information, visit or call the college at either of the phone numbers listed above.