Things are Heating Up this August at OTPA!

The Ontonagon Theater of Performing Arts’ historic twentieth season has been a great success so far, and as we round the corner into August, things are only getting hotter!

The theater season resumes on Friday, August 11 with a visit from Bob Milne, one of the most highly regarded ragtime and boogie-woogie players active in the world today. You don’t have to be a fan of those genres to enjoy Milne’s work on the piano, however. Anyone with an appreciation for artistry will be blown away by his mastery of the keyboard.

Bob Milne has amazed audiences around the world (including former U.S. presidents, and leading neuroscientists who wanted to study his unique musical genius) but he is no stranger to Ontonagon. If you’ve seen him before, you already know this is a show not to be missed. The OTPA is honored to once again host this special talent, who has been called a “national treasure” by the Library of Congress.

One week later, on August 18, the OTPA will see one of its most anticipated events of the summer when local favorite Jack Jolliff takes the stage for a night of classic country and other treats… and he won’t be alone!

Joining Jack on stage will be Shauna Moore Schultz, Larry Walford, Ken Koeppler, Mark Wayne, Steve Baker, and Jerry Dabson. There will also be a special appearance by Dave Stahl. It’s not often you get to see so many impressive musical talents for the price of one ticket!

The setlist for Jack’s show is primarily in the vein of vintage country tunes, but there are some can’t-miss surprises planned as well, including a special tribute to local servicemen.

Both shows start at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and only $5 for students and senior citizens. Advance tickets will be available at all usual outlets, including the Ontonagon Herald.