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Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

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51 Sheboygan Street

920‒921‒5410

Features

  • Group Rental Available
  • Public Meeting Rooms
  • Wi-Fi

Hours

Monday - Friday: 10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 11am - 3pm

*Please check Visitor Information on web site home page for any changes to daily hours due to events.

About Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (THELMA) is a premier venue providing the community with unprecedented access to arts and entertainment, and a unique destination for weddings and corporate gatherings. Named for a woman with a classic style and an affinity for her community, this vital amenity is the cornerstone of the Arts and Entertainment District in downtown , Wisconsin.

A former Masonic Temple renovated and expanded in 2013 includes a new two-level art gallery that gives a nod to an exciting future and is the perfect backdrop for high-profile art exhibits. THELMA is an impressive feature in the heart of the city’s downtown with majestic pillars, a grand staircase, and the perfect blend of the historic and the modern. You will want to visit again and again whether it’s relaxing on the spacious outdoor plaza, watching a film, listening to an intimate concert in The Great Hall or attending a major concert in the street.


Available for private parties:
Capacity 80 comfortably
Catering must be from list of preferred caters
Bar available.

Rooms available (capacity in parenthesis)
Fountain City Room (200-250)
Great Hall (160-250)
Café 1906 (75)
Susan O. Ahren Contemporary Wing (2 levels; 75 per level)
The Plaza (150-200)
Grand Board Room (30)
Classroom (30)
Art Classroom (30)
South Meeting Room (15)
East Meeting Room (8)

Upcoming Events


Empowering the Conversation

5:30pm–8:30pm
$5 General Public $3 Students
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Its time to talk about improving lives and building strong communities worldwide! Keynote will be Joy McBrien. The panel discussion is Fond du Lac says No More, and then followed by Fair Trade Fashion Show


Lon Chaney in-The Phantom of the Opera

7 PM–9 PM
Tickets on sale October 1 at 3 PM
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, and Norman Kerry star in this 1925 silent horror classic


Phantom of the Opera Featuring Live Organist

7 PM–9 PM
Tickets on sale October 1 at 3 PM
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Experience the magic of silent cinema with a live accompaniment by Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist, Jay Warren.

Warren brings all the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back to life with his original scores for the silver screen. As a regularly featured photoplay organist for the Silent Film Society of Chicago, he has accompanied most of the great silent films throughout his forty-year career in his famous rousing style. He has been featured annually for the society’s highly regarded Silent Summer Film Festival since its inception in 2000.

For twelve consecutive years he held forth playing the huge E.M. Skinner pipe organ for silent films at the University of Chicago’s famed Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. He also performs film accompaniment on the beautiful Letourneau pipe organ in the Crimi Auditorium of Aurora University. Jay has also made several silent film photoplay appearances on the incredible 5 manual/80 rank Wurlitzer located at the Sanfilippo Foundation’s Grande Place de la Musique in Barrington, Illinois.

About the movie:

A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer. At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs, where he lives.

Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, and Norman Kerry star in this 1925 silent horror classic.


Tickets are $5 ($4 for THELMA members).


The Phantom of the Opera featurign live organist

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$4 for members and $5 for non members
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Experience the magic of Silent Cinema with a live accompaniment by Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist, Jay Warren.

Warren brings all the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back to life with his original scores for the silver screen. As a regularly featured photoplay organist for the Silent Film Society of Chicago, he has accompanied most of the great silent films throughout his forty-year career in his famous rousing style. He has been featured annually for the society’s highly regarded Silent Summer Film Festival since its inception in 2000.

For twelve consecutive years he held forth playing the huge E.M. Skinner pipe organ for silent films at the University of Chicago’s famed Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. He also performs film accompaniment on the beautiful Letourneau pipe organ in the Crimi Auditorium of Aurora University. Jay has also made several silent film photoplay appearances on the incredible 5 manual/80 rank Wurlitzer located at the Sanfilippo Foundation’s Grande Place de la Musique in Barrington, Illinois.

About the movie:

A mad, disfigured composer seeks love with a lovely young opera singer. At the Opera of Paris, a mysterious phantom threatens a famous lyric singer, Carlotta and thus forces her to give up her role (Marguerite in Faust) for unknown Christine Daae. Christine meets this phantom (a masked man) in the catacombs, where he lives.
Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, and Norman Kerry star in this 1925 silent horror classic.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/the-phantom-of-the-opera-1925-film-featuring-live-organist/.


Sheboygan Visual Artists

6–8 pm
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts

Sheboygan Visual Artists

Exhibition Dates: November 1 – January 5, 2018

Reception: November 1, 6 – 8 pm

Sheboygan Visual Artists (SVA) is a growing and active network of over 100 professional and amateur artists and patrons in the Sheboygan area who believe that artistic expression increases artistic and personal growth and enriches communities.

SVA’s mission is threefold:

Empower visual artists through professional development and collaboration,
Promote member artists and their work, and
Create opportunities for the community to experience and enjoy visual arts.
Sheboygan Visual Artists are capable of showing a huge body of work that includes painting, drawing, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, photography, video, glass, wood, fiber, jewelry and digital art.

Ten times a year the SVA presents a new show with opening night on the last Fridays of the month. All these events, known as Final Fridays, happen at EBCO ArtWorks, the home base of SVA on 12th and Erie in Sheboygan, and are open and free to the public.

SVA artists are active in the wider community as well. Presently, the Kaleidoscope program conducts art workshops for under-served youth and their mothers. Collaborations with Mead Library, City of Sheboygan and offsite exhibits in surrounding art centers are imbedded in the SVA program.

SVA is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, completely run by volunteers who invest thousands of hours each year to do what they love….

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/sheboygan-visual-artists/.


Nikki Hill

8 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Those who have seen Carolina girl Nikki Hill sing agree—this isn’t just another newcomer on the scene, this is a ‘whiplash’ moment. Where did this fireball come from? Why haven’t I heard of her before? If you haven’t heard of Nikki Hill yet, you soon will, and once you see her perform, you won’t forget her.

Hill and her band have been touring extensively following the independent 2015 release 'Heavy Hearts Hard Fists' and debut album 'Here's Nikki Hill', released in 2013. With a no-filter energy, and explosive live show, they deliver a sound that will make you believe in rock 'n' roll again! Nikki’s unique voice with raw rock and soul dynamics mixed with the strength, passion, and honesty of blues shouters of the past, steers the driving guitar and a tight rhythm section, to create a breath of fresh air with their fast forward approach to American roots music.

Nikki Hill's self-titled, independently released EP in June of 2012 created a heavy and sudden international underground buzz that the band has traveled with across America and overseas to Europe and Australia. Those 4 tunes penned by Hill combined with memorable live performances, has drawn a wide range of people from every avenue and musical tastes to their shows. Her enthusiasm for music is simply contagious! One club advertisement will call Nikki “The Southern Fireball”, “the New Soul Sensation”, “amazing R&B Shouter”, and even “the new Queen of Rock n' Roll”.

If you haven’t heard of her yet, prepare for your ‘whiplash moment’—you have been warned.

Tickets $25 ($15 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $145 ($87 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $85 ($51 for Members of THELMA)

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/sheboygan-visual-artists/.


Rise and Wine Yoga

5:30 PM–6:30 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

One-hour yoga class and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine afterwards!

Amy Jarvis is the Vinyasa yoga instructor at Yoga One Studio in Cedarburg and Fox Point.

Please bring your own mat, water and towel. Arrive 15 minutes prior to class and check in at the front desk.

We’ll be inside among the art in the Susan O. Ahern Contemporary Wing!
Wednesday, November 14

5:30 pm
The fee is $15 (sorry, no discounts)

Ticket includes one glass of First Tier wine. You may purchase more.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/sheboygan-visual-artists/.


Dead Horse

8 PM–11 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Nominated for four Wisconsin Area Music Industry Awards - 2017 Artist of the Year, 2017 Album of the Year for "Cartoon Moon", 2017 Female Vocalist of the Year, and 2017 Bluegrass/Americana Artist!

Originally hailing from Oshkosh, the now Milwaukee-based band have cultivated a sensibility well beyond their years due in part to the powerful musical and literary force that is their frontwoman and songwriter, Sarah Vos.

Raised on Bible Hymns by her preacher father, Vos’ backstory sounds more like that of an old bluesman from the Mississippi Delta than a young folk singer from Wisconsin. Despite their youth, Dead Horses have crafted a timeless sound, informed as much by modern roots music as it is by the classics.

Following the release of their sophomore album Space and Time in 2014, Dead Horses have toured tirelessly. From ballrooms to festivals, and most recently with a drummer in tow, Dead Horses have performed with Trampled by Turtles, Mandolin Orange, and Elephant Revival, as well as on mainstages at Bristol Rhythm and Roots, WinterWonderGrass, Americana Music Festival, and Red Ants Pants.

At one such fateful festival, Dead Horses piqued the interest of Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo) who later invited the band to his studio to record their latest album, Cartoon Moon. Featuring mandolin, organ, banjo, harmonium, and Coomer on drums, Cartoon Moon is a masterful achievement from a band that has come into its own.

Vocals, Guitar / Sarah Vos
Double Bass, Vocals / Daniel Wolff

Concert 8 pm
Bar 7 pm

Tickets
General Admission $25 ($15 for members)
Bistro Table for Four $145 ($87 for members)
Pub Table for Two $85 ($51 for members)

All tables must be reserved by calling 920.921.5410 or stopping in the Box Office.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/sheboygan-visual-artists/.


Yuletide Yoga and Wine

5:30 PM–6:30 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

One-hour yoga class and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine afterwards!

Amy Jarvis is the Vinyasa yoga instructor at Yoga One Studio in Cedarburg and Fox Point.

Please bring your own mat, water and towel. Arrive 15 minutes prior to class and check in at the front desk.

We’ll be inside among the art in the Susan O. Ahern Contemporary Wing!
Wednesday, December 5

5:30 pm
The fee is $15 (sorry, no discounts)

Ticket includes one glass of First Tier wine. You may purchase more.

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/sheboygan-visual-artists/.


The Jimmys

8 PM–11 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

The Jimmys have been tearing up stages with their blend of blues, soul, funk, and R&B for nearly 10 years. Award-winning keyboardist/singer/songwriter Jimmy Voegeli has assembled an all-star lineup: Perry Weber, veteran guitarist/singer/songwriter brings an authentic blues sound; Mauro Magellan, of the Georgia Satellites, drives the band with some mighty drumming; John Wartenweiler ties it up with powerful bass lines and a deep groove. The Amateur Horn Stars – Pete Ross, Saxophone; Darren Sterud, trombone; and Mike Boman, trumpet – combine 50 plus years’ experience touring the world, playing with Clyde Stubblefield, the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Davina and the Vagabonds, Youngblood Brass Band, B.B. King and his All Stars, and many others. With multiple awards under their belts, and a growing legion of fans, the band will crush anyone in their path on their way toward absolute galactic domination.

“Wisconsin’s seven-piece club band, helmed by deft singer-keyboardist Jimmy Voegeli, makes a good case for international notice behind the rousing entertainment of their record since forming in 2008. They run the stylistic gamut – jump blues, shuffles, boogies, golden-era R&B, even New Orleans traditional jazz – using an honest, crisp expressionism that pegs them as eclectics of a particularly interesting sort.

Concert at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

Tickets $25 ($15 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $145 ($87 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $85 ($51 for Members of THELMA)

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/sheboygan-visual-artists/.


Isthmus Brass

8 PM–11 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Under the direction of brass-icon, John Stevens, and comprised of the finest professional brass players in the Midwest, the Isthmus Brass is Wisconsin’s premier large brass ensemble. Named for a strip of land between the lakes of Mendota and Monona in Madison, the Isthmus Brass was established in 2009 as some of the most high-profile brass players in the region looked for a way to collaborate and perform together.

They initially decided on a course of performing charitable Christmas concerts, especially for the Porchlight Homeless Charity and at retirement homes in Madison. Since then the group has taken off on the professional concert circuit and is currently being selected to perform in concert series and music festivals throughout the Midwest.

Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm

Tickets $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $75 ($45 for Members of THELMA)

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/sheboygan-visual-artists/.


Abby Jeanne

8 PM–11 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

Abby Jeanne is a songwriter, singer,and producer originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 2010 she hit the road in her mini-van to begin her musical journey With her first demo and Band Eden-Abby. she would spend the next 4 years traveling around america and europe as a solo artist exploring her creativity and finding her voice. In 2015 she returned home to collaborate, write and produce music for other jazz, rock and hip-hop artists including some milwaukee favorites; Foreign Goods and queen tut.
In 2016 she formed her band, and in February 2017, she released her debut album "rebel Love' in such a short amount of time Abby and her band have found immense success and demand in their hometown, with a busy schedule, daily local radio play, and opening for international musicians such as ishdarr and no name.
She has spent the rest of 2017 playing her music at many festivals and clubs of the Mid-west, Europe, India, and Thailand. In September (2017) she released a new single "Comsic Beings" and is currently recording a new 7" to be released 2018.
Abby personally describes her music as "rock n’ roll with a dreamers soul", and she hopes that her music and poetry guide listeners into her transcending reality.

Concert begins at 8 pm
Bar opens at 7 pm
Opening act to be determined.

Tickets $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $75 ($45 for Members of THELMA)

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/sheboygan-visual-artists/.


Sammy Miller and the Congregation

2:00 PM–4:30 PM
Free
Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts (51 Sheboygan)

“We play joyful jazz- music that feels good. It is a style that entertains, enriches, but most of all uplifts.”

A native of Los Angeles, Sammy Miller has become known for his unique maturity and relentless focus on making music that “feels good” as a drummer, singer and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, Sammy Miller and The Congregation. As a band they are focused on sharing the power of community through their music—joyful jazz.

While independently the band members have performed/recorded with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, O.A.R, Iron and Wine, and Lee Fields at venues including The White House, Lincoln Center, and the Hollywood Bowl, Sammy Miller and The Congregation has opted to stick together and create globally conscious music with the intention to spread joy throughout the world.

Sunday, January 27
Concert begins at 2 pm
Bar opens at 1 pm

Tickets $20 ($12 for Members of THELMA)
Bistro Table for Four $120 ($72 for Members of THELMA)
Pub Table for Two $75 ($45 for Members of THELMA)

For more information, visit https://www.thelmaarts.org/event/sheboygan-visual-artists/.

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