Oconomowoc resident Ella Kleefisch has been named a Rising Star for Musical MainStage, a professional concert series at Sunset Playhouse in Elm Grove.
The daughter of Rebecca and Joel Kleefisch, Ella is a freshman at Oconomowoc High School. Her favorite theater credits include GYPSY (Baby June) at Sunset Playhouse, VIOLET (Young Violet) for Skylight Music Theatre, LITTLE WOMEN: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL (Amy) with Lake Country Playhouse, OPAL (Opal) for Acacia Theatre Company, and ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Nellie) with Waukesha Civic Theatre. Ella also enjoys archery, horseback riding, drawing, and painting.
Sunset Playhouse, now in its 58th season as one of the area’s premier community theaters, is also home to three professional series, including Musical MainStage. Each of its themed concerts offers one promising high school student an opportunity to work alongside professional singers and musicians.
Ella will join Karen Estrada, Johnny Rodgers, Alison Mary Forbes, Casey Olson, and Kerry Hart in a show called “Homeward Bound,” a 90-minute concert featuring songs from the popular duo, Simon and Garfunkel. Performances are on Monday and Tuesday, December 4th and 5th.
For more information about the production or tickets, you can visit staging.sunsetplayhouse.flywheelsites.com or call its box office at 262-782-4430.