• Pilobolus - Shadowland: The New Adventure - Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 pm

    Pilobolus - Shadowland: The New Adventure - Thursday, January 30 at 7:30 pm

  • Bobby McFerrin - Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 pm

    Bobby McFerrin - Saturday, March 7 at 8:00 pm

  • STOMP - Friday, April 17 at 8:00 pm

    STOMP - Friday, April 17 at 8:00 pm

76th DGS Season

This season, the Distinguished Guest Series marks 76 years of giving voice to musicians, poets, actors, and dancers.  Kohler Foundation is proud to announce the 2019-20 line up of performers, recognized for the unique perspective they bring to their craft and noteworthy careers they have led.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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   2019/20 DGS Season is here!

Tickets are on sale now!

Please join us at the newly renovated Kohler Memorial Theater located at 260 School Street, Kohler, Wis., for all performances.

 

Pilobolus - Shadowland: The New Adventure

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 7:30 P.M.

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Created by famed dance company Pilobolus after years of experimentation with short-form shadow play, Shadowland:  The New Adventure uses Pilobolus’ exploration of mixed media to tell a love story about two people and their quest to save a magical bird.  Employing animation, video and live shadow theater, this madcap adventure dips its toe into the genres of science fiction, film noir and romantic comedy. Shadowland celebrates the strange and wonderful power of the dark to show us who we are in unexpected and utterly thrilling ways.  Shadowland combines Pilobolus’s legendary approach to modern dance with high-energy, fast- paced multimedia innovation, including multiple moving screens of different sizes and shapes, and a mind-bending merging of projected images and front-of-screen choreography that leverage darkness and light. 

Pilobolus is an internationally renowned movement company.  For 45 years they have tested the limit of human physicality, exploring the power of connected bodies.  In 2009, Pilobolus created Shadowland which has since performed in 32 countries, for over a million people.  Now they are proud to present this all-new Shadow adventure.

 

Bobby McFerrin

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8:00 P.M.

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Bobby McFerrin’s Circlesongswill take you on a life-changing musical adventure. Bobby's exhilarating vocal vocabulary - call and response, global rhythms, soaring melodies, lush harmonies, funny noises, invented language, silence, prayers, and laughter - reminds us all of how much fun it is to be alive, to lift our voices and communicate with one another, to make a joyful noise.

Bobby will take the stage with trusted members of his groundbreaking a cappella group Gimme5. They are all masters of the art of play, and together they will lead Circlesongs, choral pieces based on irresistible grooves, spontaneously composed each night and sometimes sung by the whole crowd. "I want to bring audiences into the incredible feeling of freedom that I get when I sing," says Bobby. “I want everyone to leave the theatre and sing in their own kitchens the next morning."

A cappella singers, beatboxers, and vocalists of all genres claim Bobby McFerrin as an inspiration. The jazz and classical worlds celebrate his innovative technique and spirit. Ten Grammy Awards and his #1 global hit “Don’t Worry, Be Happy" are pretty impressive, but "Bobby McFerrin'sgreatest gift to his audience may be changing them from spectators into celebrants," says the Los Angeles Times, "transforming a concert hall into a playground, a village center, a joyous space." Join the circle and sing along.

 

STOMP

Friday, April 17, 2020, 8:00 P.M.

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STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews, and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. The return of the percussive hit also brings some new surprises, with some sections of the show now updated and restructured and the addition of two new full-scale routines, utilizing props like tractor tire inner tubes and paint cans. As USA Today says, “STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places.”

 Critics and audiences have raved: “STOMP is as crisp and exuberant as if it had opened yesterday,” says The New York Times. The San Francisco Chronicle declares “STOMP has a beat that just won’t quit!” The Los Angeles Times exclaims: “Electrifying! Triumphs in the infinite variety of the human experience.” “A phenomenal show! Bashing, crashing, smashing, swishing, banging and kicking – a joyous invention!” says the Chicago Tribune.

STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

 

TICKETS:

Tickets for individual performances will be on sale beginning July 13th. 

Season tickets are also available through Thursday, January 30th (with a savings of 10%).  

 

Season Tickets

 

Adult A/B

$145/$135

 Student A/B

$73/$68

Pilobolus - Shadowland: A New Adventure

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Adult A/B 

$55/$50

 Student A/B

$28/$25

Bobby McFerrin

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:00 pm

Adult A/B

$50/$45

 Student A/B

$25/22

STOMP

Friday, April 17, 2020 at 8:00 pm

 Adult A/B

$55/$50

 Student A/B

$28/$25


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SPECIAL OFFERS IN KOHLER FOR TICKET HOLDERS:

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DAY OF PERFORMANCE 

Prior to the show, bring your tickets to the following restaurants for a complimentary dessert with the purchase of an entrée:

  • BLACKWOLF RUN® RESTAURANT
  • CUCINA
  • THE HORSE & PLOW
  • THE WISCONSIN ROOM 

Prior to the show, bring your ticket to THE WINERY BAR for a complimentary cheese flight with the purchase of a glass of wine.

NIGHT OF PERFORMANCE

The American Club®
Starting at $165
For single or double occupancy in a Standard King

Inn on Woodlake
Starting at $115
For single or double occupancy in Prairie View Double or Lakeside King

Please call 1-855.444.2838 and ask for the 'Special Event Rate' (based on availability).