Variety marks April at Thrasher
The April events planned for Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake will provide audiences with world-class entertainment in a variety of genres from foot stomping Celtic Rock to toe tapping acoustic guitar. Add a little juggling, mixed with comedy and high tech theatrics and you have a month full of enjoyment and surprises, smiles and thrills, and shows to please anyone looking to be entertained.
Gaelic Storm will bring their rowdy and infectious contemporary Celtic rock to the Opera House on April 6 at 7:30 p.m. This band experienced instant world wide notoriety, after the release of the blockbuster movie Titanic, in which they appeared as the steerage band, entertaining crowds of the less privileged travelers below deck on the doomed ship. Since then they have toured to sellout crowds and standing ovations in clubs, concerts, and festival settings. They are a favorite of Milwaukee’s Irish Fest, and similar cultural events in Wisconsin and throughout the nation.
Sponsorship for the appearance of Gaelic Storm has generously been provided by Alliant Energy Corporation, Mill Street Junction, The Green Lake Store, Dr. John and Kaye Zwiacher and Heidel House. Tickets are going fast but some remain available at $16 in advance, and if available $18 at the door. They can be obtained at Thrasher’s office by calling 920/ 294-4279 or also at the Knowledge Emporium, Green Lake State Bank and Ripon Drug.
On Friday April 12 the stage of Thrasher will feature and outstanding duo of Bruce and Nunally. Dix Bruce and Jim Nunally are award winning acoustic guitarists, both of whom come from musical families. Jim learned guitar from his father while Dix gleaned his skill from a grandfather and brother. “They sound like the Everly Brothers with a lot more nitty gritty and nice guitar playing, excellent and well blended vocals.” According to Flatpicking Guitar Magazine.
Their music is a mixture of original and traditional Americana, contemporary and historic songs with folk and country flavor. The duo’s performances are a trademark mixture of wit, emotion, energy, sincerity and of course, lots of hot guitar playing. Their enthusiasm makes a great time for all in attendance. Tickets for this event are $12 for the 7:30 p.m. show in Friday; April 12.Tickets are available at all Thrasher outlets or charge by phone at the Thrasher office.
If juggling, comedy and fast moving action are what you seek, mark your calendar for April 23 when Mark Nizer comes to the Thrasher stage. This flashy and fast moving juggler and comedian presents a show full of his own high tech inventions including the Laser Diablo, a live laser show over audience heads created by Nizers’ juggling of four lasers.
Using his invention, The Dimension Beam, Nizer plays live music with the movement of his body. “Currently, I jump rope, bounce a soccer ball on my head, play music and tell jokes, all at the same time,” says Nizer.” I think that’s enough entertainment in one trick.” Tickets for this thrill a minute show are $12 for adults and $5 for children. It is great family entertainment, with enough action to keep everyone entranced. The show is brought to our community through the generosity of Friends of Caestaecker Library who are providing sponsorship for the event. Tickets are available at Thrasher outlets and can be charged by phone through the Thrasher office