Thursday, April 20, 2023

Rat Pack Jazz- Final Show of the Season!

 Rat Pack Jazz to be Final WPAA Show
The Golden Era of Song, old favorites of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and Nat King Cole, will be presented by Adams & Cooley of Rat Pack Jazz. The show will take place on April 30th , 3:00p.m. in the Oakley High School Auditorium. These wonderful classics are delivered by this nationally experienced duo, with the added support of bass, piano and drums.
Johnny and Ron have been performing regionally and across the country for three decades. They always deliver a top-notch level of entertainment sure to please the audience. This project is generously funded by Mid-

Monday, April 17, 2023

In-A-Chord to Feature in Oakley

WPAA Hosts Kansas State University’s musical group, In-A-Chord 
On Sunday, April 23rd , 3:00 p.m., Western Plains Arts Association will host Kansas State University’s a cappella singing group, In-A-Chord. In-a-Chord is the premier auditioned a cappella group at KSU. They will present their entertaining a cappella and beatbox harmonies which will include a wide variety of pop/contemporary music. The performance will be in the Oakley High School Auditorium. Admission is with WPAA

Monday, March 13, 2023

Barbershop harmony returns April 1 in Colby

The Tumbleweed Chorus presents its 41st annual show “It’s A Grand Night for Singing” at 2 p.m. central, Saturday, April 1 at the Cultural Arts Center at Colby Community College.
The Tumbleweed Chorus will again sing jointly with the Hays High Plains Barbershop Chorus. Max Befort is director of the Hays chorus and will direct most of the jointly performed songs. The Tumbleweed Chorus and the Prairie Rose Harmony women’s chorus will be led by director Thomas Annis. Northwest Kansas men’s quartets Uncalled Four and Prairie Timbre will also entertain. After their northwest Kansas debut at last year’s show, Kansas State University’s In-A-Chord returns. The contemporary a capella group will showcase much of the second half. Among the student members is Eric Annis, collage sophomore son of Thomas and Suzy Annis, Oakley, who started singing with the Tumbleweed Chorus in late 2011 as a third grader.
In-A-Chord performs a wide variety of pop and contemporary music throughout Kansas and surrounding states. In-A-Chord is overseen by Dr. Joshua Oppenheim, Co-Director of Choral Studies. In-A-Chord will present a sampling on their songs April 1 and then return to northwest Kansas on Sunday, April 23 at 3 p.m. for an entire show for Western Plains Arts Association at the Oakley High School Auditorium.
For Colby tickets call 785-694-3057 or buy from any area member. Tickets are just $10 each and will also be available at the door for the April 1 show in Colby.

Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow in Sharon Springs

Celtic Guitarist Jerry Barlow to perform for WPAA
Acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow is a virtuoso musician, a warm and accessible performer, and a world-class storyteller. His repertoire is composed of a synthesis of traditional music from the British Isles and his own original Celtic-inspired compositions. On Sunday, March 26th , Jerry will perform a show of medieval Irish & Scottish history and music called “Of Castles and Kings”. This show will take place in the Sharon Springs High School Auditorium at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 26th . (2:00p.m. MT).
Barlow’s music transports the listener across time and space on an 

Friday, March 10, 2023

WPAA to Present The Hall Sisters on March 19th , 2023

The Hall Sisters are four of the most engaging and impressive young artists in American music today. They clearly have honed their craft to a level of excellence that is captivating, and they own the stage with their winsome personalities and pitch-perfect singing voices.” This is just one of the raving reviews The Hall Sisters have captured. Their show will be coming to Colby, Kansas on Sunday, March 19th , 3:00p.m. in the Cultural Arts Center, Colby. These young ladies come from a large family of musicians, and have been described as a combination of Lady A and the soulful harmony of The Carpenters. The Hall Sisters have established themselves as one of the up-and-coming premier acts in the country pop genre. While releasing multiple CDs over the last few years and writing new material, the ensemble has also maintained a

Monday, February 27, 2023

Nic & Desi on March 5th!

 Western Plains Arts Association will present Nic & Desi on Sunday, March 5th , 3:00 p.m., at the Oakley High School Auditorium. Nicolas Dromard and Desiree Davar (known as Nic & Desi), Broadway dancing stars and real-life married couple, will share their love of song and dance in a high-energy journey through stage and screen favorites. The theatrical power couple shares their love story by performing hits with beautiful vocals and choreography from their favorite roles in Jersey Boys, West Side Story, Wicked and more! This performance is supported in part by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation and the Logan County Community Foundation. Admission is 

Friday, February 10, 2023

Wichita Children's Theatre Perform in Area Schools

 The Wichita Children’s Theatre Professional Touring Company will present THE THREE LITTLE KITTENS in six area schools this coming Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, February 27th, 28th, and March 1st, 2023.
The Three Little Kittens have lost their mittens—but they’re not just going to sit around and cry about it! These kittens are definitely not your ordinary house cats. Help the kittens find their mittens and save them from their hideous fate—a time out! The kittens all learn many valuable lessons, but the most important is to always tell the truth.Adapted by Kevin M. Reese, this musical comedy is based on the popular children’s story.