As VAPAS begins our 22nd year, we are pleased to be bringing a wide variety of music by world-class musicians to our Verona Community. We are proud to present memorable music of Broadway through the performance of “The Broadway Tenors,” folk music of the ’60s featuring William Florian and the music of the New Christy Minstrels, and cowboy music by “Riders in the Sky.”
Please join us in welcoming these extraordinary groups to Verona.
Thank you to our donors, local businesses, and corporations for their generous financial support, which allows us to present these concerts. We welcome your continued support by purchasing tickets. We hope you enjoy each of our shows.
Save by ordering “Three Concert Series” tickets by September 1.
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All shows start at 7:30 p.m. at the Verona Area Performing Arts Center located in the Verona Area High School, 234 Wildcat Way, Verona, Wisconsin. DOWNLOAD a parking and fine arts entrance map.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2022
Three leading men. Three unbelievable voices. The Broadway Tenors will recreate the roles they’ve played on Broadway and on stages all over the world. Brent Barrett (Chicago, Kiss Me Kate, Annie Get Your Gun), David Burnham (Wicked, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Light in the Piazza) John Cudia (Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Oklahoma). Musical theater’s celebrated leading men transport you from Broadway’s Golden Age to the newest hits, covering Broadway’s most beautiful songs.
SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2023
William Florian will take us back to the 60s and 70s for an enjoyable journey of America’s great folk and pop songs of groups such as The Mamas and the Papas, John Denver, and Pete Seeger. A former lead singer of the popular New Christy Minstrels, William has performed in performing arts centers throughout the United Sates. He presented “Those Were the Days” in China in 2016. He also shares amusing stories and snippets of musical history in a wonderfully intimate way. He is accompanied by an instrumental trio.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2023
Riders in the Sky originated 44 years ago in a very different world.
Three young men wanted to keep a special music alive! They believed in presenting the heritage of western music as well as creating original western music and presenting it to new generations to continue the tradition. They also believed in entertaining audiences as well as themselves.