Shields and KIDS from Wisconsin to perform here July 15
WISCONSIN RAPIDS – After 50 years of entertaining audiences across Wisconsin and beyond, the KIDS beat is stronger than ever in its 51st season. The curtain opens in June and closes in August, with over 60 performances of “The Beat Goes On.” The troupe is coming to the Performing Arts Center of Wisconsin Rapids, on July 15, featuring music and artists that have stood the test of time.
Living legends such as Billy Joel, Tina Turner, and Cher, just to name a few, along with music that is traditional, award-winning, and notorious, will get audiences on their feet.
The iconic sound of the KIDS From Wisconsin band will wow you with some winning tunes from all-time rockers such as the Doobie Brothers, Festival Di Ritmo, some favorite super heroes, and more. These band features will get toes tapping to some of rock’s greatest guitar riffs and percussive Latin beats.
Some of the best-known, beat-filled Broadway tunes will be brought to life in a classic Broadway medley that will make audiences want to stomp, clap, and sing along.
Central Wisconsin will be represented by Megan Shields of Port Edwards. Megan will perform for a third season. Next fall, she’ll be a senior at John Edwards High School. She began dancing at the age of four and currently trains in all styles at Rapids School of Performing Arts, where she also helps teach young dancers. Additionally, Megan’s choreography has been selected and performed at several of her dance recitals. She’s had the privilege of learning under the direction of a Rockette, and has participated in her region’s All Star Choir, State Honors Choir, and many Solo Ensemble competitions, repeatedly advancing to State.
The Arts Council of South Wood County will present the KIDS show at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center of Wisconsin Rapids on July 15. Rapids School of Performing Arts students will be performing two musical theater numbers prior to the KIDS show, at 6:40 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased at the Arts Council office, 1040 Eighth St. South, Suite 101, Wisconsin Rapids; by phone 715-424-2787; or at www.SavorTheArts.org.