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Roncalli Catholic Schools -Wisconsin Singers

Wisconsin Singers, the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s premier Broadway-caliber touring production, is taking the stage for its 55th season show, Something’s Coming! The group features captivating vocals, stunning choreography, the beloved eight-piece Wisconsin Singers band, and that ever-contagious Badger spirit all on one stage! This spectacular performance by UW-Madison’s most talented students will premiere at Roncalli High School for one afternoon only on Sunday, April 2 at 3 p.m. This event is a must-see show that will entertain the entire family!

“My favorite part about traveling to new communities every weekend is the ability to make connections with people in the audience. You never know what people are going through, but bringing a high-energy performance to hundreds allows each and every person 90 minutes of joy and relief from the real world,” said Erin Ranum, second-year singer/dancer and production manager.


Something’s Coming! celebrates the anticipation of life’s biggest moments and encourages audiences of all ages to find a reason to dance, discover something they love and hold on to what they believe in. Come enjoy the thrill of live music with decades of American pop, jazz, rock and Broadway hits in 90-minutes of non-stop energy. 

Covering more than 40 songs in their fast-paced show, the Wisconsin Singers highlight some of the music industry’s greatest artists like Prince and Katy Perry, as well as blockbuster movies like “Footloose” and Disney’s “Encanto.” The ensemble will win your heart with award-winning Broadway showstoppers from musicals such as “West Side Story” and “Moulin Rouge.” Badger fans will bring the house down as they sing along to Fifth Quarter classics like “On Wisconsin,” “Varsity,” and, of course, “Jump Around.” To cap off this unforgettable production, the celebrated Wisconsin Singers’ band showcases its special blend of jazz, funk and classic rock like never before. 

The talents of Treehouse Theater and Roncalli Middle School will open the show with must-see performances from local youth.


Now in its 11th season, Treehouse Theater is currently rehearing with 60 students, ages 9-18, for upcoming performances of “Shrek JR.” coming up April 20-23 at the Capitol Civic Centre. Audience members of the Wisconsin Singers performance will enjoy the Treehouse cast presenting highlights from “SHREK JR,” including Fiona and Shrek singing “I Think I Got You Beat” and the full cast performing the song, “Freak Flag.” 

“Treehouse Theater takes great pride in our reputation of exceeding audience expectations for a youth musical production,” said Karen Rohrer, executive director. “We have become a quality ‘feeder’ program for arts programs at local private and public schools, as well as colleges.”

The Roncalli Middle School theater program also will be highlighted during the opening performances of the Wisconsin Singers show. The program is open to all students in fifth through eighth grades. This year, Roncalli Middle School had 75 students involved in the production of “Willy Wonka JR.,” a shortened one-hour version of the Broadway show, “Willy Wonka.”

“We work with students to learn all aspects of theater, from performing on stage to working behind the scenes with stage crew and tech crew,” said Dan Berres, choir director. “This is a fantastic opportunity for students to get introduced to music theater and learn the many benefits of being involved in theater productions. Roncalli Middle School is really looking forward to bringing the Wisconsin Singers back to Manitowoc.”

Wisconsin Singers performers are just as excited to work with the younger students.

“It’s always great to work with local students in workshops because I remember when I was their age and looking for outlets, and how much theater and singing changed my life. To me, helping others find their passion for music and performance is just as rewarding as being up on the stage myself,” said Chase Kozak, third-year singer/dancer and vocal captain.

Tickets for the April 2 performance are available at or by calling 608-886-6801. Admission prices are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. We’re excited to see you at the show!

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