Fiddler On The Roof - February 22 & 23 at 7pm; February 24 at 2pm2000 South Albert Avenue; Reedsburg, WI, 53959 608-524-4646
One of my favorite 'extra-curricular' activities is participating in community theater. This year I'm thrilled to reprise one of my favorite roles in the Reedsburg Players production of, "Fiddler On The Roof." The first time I played Tevye's wife, Golde, was in a 2003 Baraboo Theater Guild production of, 'Fiddler.' It was also the first time I worked opposite my friend Joe Corbin, who will be reprising his role of Tevye this time around as well! Come spend a few hours with Tevye, Golde, and the rest of our cast of talented, home-town thespians. You are always welcome in the little village of Anatevka. Right? Of coarse, right!
General Audience Concert for The Euterpe Music Club - 7:30 pm514 South First Street, Watertown, WI, 53094 920-262-8099
The second concert of an October 1 double header! Diane will be presenting an evening concert for The Euterpe Music Club of Watertown, Wisconsin.
The Cornish Festival - 7 pm139 High Street, Mineral Point, WI, 53565 - (608)987-2642
Come out to the beautiful Mineral Point Opera House, and and enjoy an evening of Cornish and Celtic music as only Diane can perform it!
Galena Primary School
Tiny Tunes & Tales - 6 pm219 Kelly Lane Galena IL 61036
A hour of tunes and tales for the pre-school set!
Swing On A Star! - 1 pmW156 N8436 Pilgrim Road, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, 53051 - Ph: 262-532-8900
Diane wraps up her tour of the Waukesha Federated Library System, so come out and SWING ON A STAR, and learn how much fun it can be to, DREAM BIG, READ!
St. Mary's Care Center
General Audience Concert - 1:303401 Maple Grove Drive, Madison, WI 53719 - 608-845-1000
Swing On A Star! - 1 pm200 West South Street, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 53066 - Ph: 262-569-2193
SWING ON A STAR, is a program of songs and stories to light the way for young imaginations to see that there are no limits on dreams. This is a new program created for the South Central Library System's 2012 Summer Reading Program theme; DREAM BIG, READ!
Music Makes The World Go 'Round - 1 pm114 East 3rd Street, Waunakee, Wisconsin, 53597 - Ph: 608-849-5325
Diane will be presenting her signature multicultural music and storytelling program for the students at St. John's. Look for lots of music, merriment, stories, and exotic instruments that will take the audience on an hour long, musical journey around the world!
General Audience Concert - 8 pm953 Jenifer St., Madison, WI, 53703 - Ph: 608-233-5687
Friday night concerts at The Wild Hog in the Woods Coffeehouse have been a tradition for 30 years! Come and enjoy a great evening of music with Diane as she presents a solo concert in this wonderful Madison venue. There will be an open mic during intermission.
Sixth Welsh Weekend For Everyone - 2:30 pm148 North Park Street, Reedsburg, WI - 53959 - 608-524-2812
Diane will be doing special music for the 80th State Gymanfa Ganu (Hymn Sing), that will take place on the second day of the Sixth Welsh Weekend For Everyone.
The 2012 Welsh Weekend takes place on May 5 - 6 with a host of special activities for all ages. Please visit the Cambrian Heritage Society of Madison's website for more details. This is a wonderful, fun-filled weekend for anyone interested in Welsh culture and music.
South Central Shamrock Club's St. Patrick's Day Banquet - 5:30 - 9 pm200 Viking Drive Reedsburg WI 53959 608-524-6431 or 1-800-444-4493
If you enjoy 'all things Irish,' this is the place to be the evening of March 10! Diane will be providing Irish & Celtic music off and on throughout the social gathering & dinner hour. Following, is a schedule of events and reservation information.
5:30 - Social gathering begins. (cash bar)7:00 - Welcome & Full Irish Dinner
The highlights of the evening will be the introduction of the 2012 Irish Rose, Pat Hanes, and the 2012 Irishman of the year, Charlie Montgomery, following the dinner hour. There will also be a drawing of the Marguerite Murray Scholarship raffle for a trip to Ireland, a getaway to an Irish Inn, golf package, along with other great prizes. There will also be plenty of opportunities for audience participation, toasts and general merriment!
Advance reservations by March 3, 2012 are required. Reservations with check can be mailed to: Gloria Judge, 2227 Winfield Drive, Reedsburg, WI 53959. For more information contact Dick Fish at 608-985-7068.
All Things Celtic - 7 pm230 Fourth Avenue, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 53913 - Ph: 608-356-6166
Come out and celebrate St. Patrick's Day a little early with an hour of music and fun for the whole family. Join Diane for an evening of All Things Celtic at the Baraboo Public Library. Snowdate: March 8, 2012.
Pineview Elementary School
RIFF (Reading Is Family Fun) Night - 6 - 8 pm1121 8th Street, Reedsburg, Wisconsin, 53959 -
Diane will be telling stories, and singing songs from all over the world for this year's 'Reading Round-up.'
First Presbyterian Church
Sunday Storytelling Service - 9:30 am148 N Park Street, Reedsburg, Wisconsin, 53959 - Ph: 608-524-2812
Come and enjoy a unique morning of worship, storytelling and song. Diane will be presenting a traditional story from South America, about an ancient people, their love of community, the land they called home, and the creatures they shared it with. It explores the themes of love, transformation, peaceful conflict resolution, paradise lost and found, resurrection and eternal life.
Diane will also be singing Jean Ritchie's, "Cool Of The Day," and accompanying herself on the harp. A free will offering will be collected for ongoing repairs to the historic, First Presbyterian Church.
Oak Park Place East
Christmas Concert - 3 pm718 Jupiter Drive, Madison, Wisconsin, 53718 -
Diane will be presenting a special Holiday concert for the residents of Oak Park, and she will be joined by special guests, Santa and Mrs. Claus!
Christmas Concert - 4 pm503 Washington Street, Sauk City, Wisconsin, 53583 - 608-643-8387
Come and enjoy an afternoon of song and celebration of the Holiday Season with Diane and special guests, Santa and Mrs. Claus!
The Village Booksmith & Coffee House
Evening Concert - 7:30 pm526 Oak Street, Baraboo, Wisconsin, 53913 - 608-355-1001
Diane will be giving a solo concert to benefit the Baraboo Food Pantry. Come and enjoy an evening of music and storytelling and be sure to bring a non-perishable food item to help stock the food pantry shelves before the Holiday Season.
The On Wisconsin Room @ The Red Gym
Taste Of Australia - 6 pm716 Langdon Street, Madison, Wisconsin, 53706 -
Diane will be providing a short presentation and demonstration of the didgeridoo at the UW Taste of Australia. The Taste Of Australia is open to UW faculty, staff and union members, and is not a public event.
First Presbyterian Church
Sundaes On Sunday Fundraising Concert - 6 pm148 N Park Street, Reedsburg, Wisconsin, 53959 - 608-524-2812
Diane will be joined by the band, Chasing The Sound, for an hour long show followed by an ice cream social. A free will offering will be collected to raise funds for a new roof for the beautiful and historic First Presbyterian Church in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. Come on out and help us 'raise the roof' with Songs and Sundaes on the last Sunday evening in September.
Iron Ridge Public Library
Music Makes The World Go 'Round - Express - 1:30 pm205 Park Street, Iron Ridge, WI - Call 920-387-3637
In order to meet the needs and budgets of smaller venues, I decided to create a scaled back version of my 'Music Makes The World Go 'Round' program. The Express version is just that; quicker set up time, and a few less instruments, but still lots of fun. I'll bring along my bag of instruments for an impromptu rhythm band, and there will still be plenty of exotic sights and sounds. Don't forget to bring your voices . . . there will be plenty of opportunities to sing your way around the world!
Columbus Public Library
Music Makes The World Go 'Round - 3:30 p.m.223 W. James St. Columbus WI 53925-1572 920-623-5910
Reedsburg Public Library
Family Concert - 6:30 pm370 Vine Street Reedsburg WI 53959 608-768-READ (7323)
Golden Living Center
2 pm300 Race Street Wisconsin Dells WI 608-254-2574
This will be a return visit for me to play for the residents at The Golden Living Center. It's always a pleasure to play for these folks because they aren't shy about joining in!
Wild Hog in the Woods Coffee House
General Audience Concert - 8 pm953 Jenifer St. Madison WI 53703
Friday concerts at The Wild Hog In The Woods have been a Madison tradition for more than 30 years. The coffee house is located in the Wil-Mar Community Center on Jennifer Street. Diane will be playing 2 sets with an open mic after the first set.
Tuvalu Coffee House & Gallery
A Saturday Double Header! - Children's Concert: 3-4 pm & Evening Concert: 7:30 - 9 pm300 South Main Street Verona Wisconsin 53593 608-845-6800
Capitol Lakes Retirement Community
St. Patrick's Day Concert - 2 pm333 West Main Street Madison WI 53703 608-283-2000
Voyageur Inn & Conference Center
Shamrock Club St. Patrick's Day Dinner - 7 p.m.200 Viking Drive Reedsburg WI 53959 608-524-6431 or 1-800-444-4493
Baraboo Public Library
Friends Of The Baraboo Public Library Concert Series - 7 p.m.230 Fourth Avenue Baraboo WI 53913 608-356-6166
Diane will be joined by the band, Chasing The Sound. Come and enjoy an hour of music at this family friendly concert!
Pineview Elementary School
RIFF (Reading Is Family Fun) Night - 6 - 8:30 pm1121 8th Street Reedsburg Wisconsin
I'll be telling stories, playing some interesting instruments, and singing a few songs throughout the evening. RIFF Night is a wonderful, annual event hosted by the Reedsburg School District, that celebrates reading fun for the whole family.
Dodgeville United Methodist Church
Ringing In The New Year Concert - 4 p.m.327 Iowa Street Dodgeville WI 53533
I'll be playing a short 15 minute Christmas set for this annual concert organized by some very dear friends of mine. It's always an enjoyable afternoon with performances by the Dodgeville United Methodist choir, bell choir, and more. They have traditionally waited until all of the Christmas bustle, and post season football games have passed to have their Holiday concert. Although this year, Wisconsin football fans have one more game to look forward to in February. Yeah, Packers! There will be a little Holiday music as well as songs for all seasons, followed by a homemade lasagna supper. It promises to be a warm place to spend the last Sunday evening in January!
Fore Seasons Restaurant/Baraboo Country Club
Shamrock Club Christmas Dinner - About 12:30 p.m.401 Mine Street Baraboo WI 53913 1-800-657-4981
The great blizzard of 2010 postponed the Christmas party in December, so the party and show will go on this coming Sunday!
Four Seasons Restaurant/Baraboo Country Club
Shamrock Club Christmas Dinner - about 12:30 p.m.401 Mine Street Baraboo WI 53913 1-800-657-4981
I'm looking forward to playing for the Sauk County Shamrock Club Christmas Party again this year! It's a great crowd that loves to sing. This time I'll be joined by two special visitors from the North Pole to spice things up a bit!
The Village Booksmith & Coffee House
Diane Michaels & Chasing The Sound - 7:30 pm526 Oak Street Baraboo Wisconsin 608-355-1001
We will be missing Michelle on November 5th. She is appearing as Aunt March, with the cast of the musical 'Little Women,' that will be performing at the Al Ringling Theater that same evening. Stay tuned for future dates that will include the entire band. In the meantime, Ellen Lee will be filling in at the piano for us.
We have been playing together for about a year now, and thought it was time we tried out a few tunes in front of a friendly audience. The Village Booksmith is just such a place! The proprietor, Annie Randall is a wonderful hostess, and there is a 'friendliness guarantee' from the crowd of regulars who attend events.
With the Holidays fast approaching and the economy being what it is, we are asking audience members to bring one or more non-perishable item for the Baraboo Food Pantry. In addition to food items, they also appreciate things like laundry detergent and shampoo. There is no such thing as a 'too small' donation!
Hope to see you there!
The Village Booksmith & Coffee House
Second Friday Poetry Night with poet Mokasiya - 7:30 PM526 Oak Street Baraboo Wisconsin 608-355-1001
This will be a new adventure for me, but a joyful one. I will be accompanying the poet, Mokasiya, as he reads selections from his two newest books, "The Shaman's Dream," and "When God First Laughed." Mokasiya describes his poetry as, 'playful earth-sun-moon-nature-soul-connected poetry,' and that it is! I had the great pleasure of sitting down with him not long ago to hear him read some of his work.
There will be open stage poetry reading for the second half of the evening. The Village Booksmith, is a unique venue in downtown Baraboo, Wisconsin. The proprietor, Annie Randall, is a wonderful event hostess and great storyteller to boot!
Even though this is a late addition to my calendar page, come on out on October 8 to hear some beautiful poetry!
Black Earth Public Library
The H2O Show - 2:15 P.M.1210 Mills Street Black Earth WI 53515-9463 608-767-2563
The 'H2O Show,' is a program for the whole family that is all about water. It was created for the South Central Library System's summer reading program theme, 'Make A Splash, Read!' Here's a map link to the Black Earth Public Library. Hope to see you there! www.bepubliclibrary.org/map.html