Sign up NOW for 2015 Performers’ Festival!!


Do you realize that the Performers’ Festival is less than a month away?!  You should dust off your puppets or your tu-tu and polish up your tuba and get ready to ROCK N ROLL!!

The BIG EVENT happens on Saturday, April 18, 1 PM.

Get more information HERE!  Sunday, April 5 is the registration deadline.


Send your questions to Lisa Curley:


2015 Performers’ Festival!!

Start polishing your dancing shoes because it is time to think about the 2015 Performers Festival!!  

The fun is happening on Saturday, April 18 at 1:00 PM at Oakwood Village Auditorium!!

The Performers Festival is a big, awesome Talent Show!  

Get more information HERE!  Sunday, April 5 is the registration deadline.


Send your questions to Lisa Curley:

Photos are Posted!


Happy Memorial Weekend!

I finally posted the photos I took of the 2014 Performers Festival.

Find them HERE!



Awesome Performers Festival!!

Thank you so much for another fantastic Performers Festival!

All of the acts were delightful and the residents at Oakwood Village who came to watch it seemed to really enjoy the show!

I REALLY appreciate all of the work Lisa Curley put into organizing the event, creating the program, and finding this great performance space!!!  Lisa, you ROCK!!

The results are now posted and the photos will be up as soon as they finish uploading!

If you have any questions about State Fair or the Performers’ Festival, or Communication Arts in general, please drop me an email at!!

Thank you!


Performers’ Festival is this Saturday!

We are so looking forward to seeing you all at the 2014 Performers’ Festival on Saturday morning at Oakwood Village Auditorium on Mineral Point Road.  The show will start promptly at 9:00.

Park in the underground parking ramp.  When you enter Oakwood from Mineral Point Rd, veer left.  At the second garage door that is labeled Heritage parking is the underground parking.  Pull up to the door.  On your left is an intercom.  You can push the red button and tell the receptionist when they answer that you are with the 4H Performers Festival being held in the Center for the Arts/Auditorium.  Follow the signs to the auditorium.  You can use the elevator and carts in the parking ramp to move items easily into the Auditorium.

Oakwood Map

You may arrive by 8:15 AM to get set up.  There is not a lot of room back stage, but groups can set up in the back hallway, as long as they are supervised by an adult.  We expect youth to watch as many performances as possible–it’s a lot of fun to have an audience!  Please be respectful of the performers as you enter and exit the auditorium.

Remember that there is no food or drink in the auditorium!  We must be cleaned up and out of the space by 11:30, so please be mindful of cleaning up as you go along.

This is going to be a great festival!  Make sure to invite friends, family, and your 4H club!!

See you on Saturday!

Polly (polly4H@gmailcom)

Register today for the Performers” Festival


The Performers’s Festival is rolling up very soon!  The event takes place on Saturday, April 26 at 9:00 AM at Oakwood Village Auditorium on Mineral Point Road.  Invite friends and families to attend!

Please REGISTER  by the end of Friday, April 18!

This is a fun variety show where kids can perform all kinds of things!  We will have a piano, microphones, and a very nice stage.    A judge will give each group feedback and will nominate some large and small groups to perform at State Fair.

Groups are encouraged to arrive as early as 8:15 to be prepared to start right at 9:00.  We must be out of the building by 11:15!

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Curley at or Polly at


Register for the Performers’ Festival!

If you are interested in poetry reading, storytelling, dance, making music, singing, creating skits, clowning around, or any other performing art, you should REGISTER today to show your stuff at the Perfomers’ Festival!
This fun-filled event will happen on Saturday, April 26 at 9:00-11:00 AM at Oakwood Village Auditorium.

Oakwood Map


Groups and individuals are welcome to rehearse in the space (generally after school or early weekend mornings), but must make an appointment with:

Stephanie Burris, Campus Life Enrichment Director

Oakwood Village University Woods   
6205 Mineral Point Road
Madison, Wisconsin 53705    
fax 608-230-3286


Park underground in the Heritage Underground Parking (see the map above).  Tell the attendant you are with the 4H Performers’ Festival in the Auditorium.  There are carts in the parking area for you to load with your items to take to the auditorium by elevator!


This event will be monitored by 1-2 judges who will give groups and individual personal, positive feedback about their performance.  This judge will also nominate performers to perform their acts at the Wisconsin State Fair.  All groups and individuals are asked to sign up to perform at the Dane County Fair.  Please contact Kathy Ottem to set up a performance time.


This is an awesome place to have the Performers’ Festival!  Let’s be awesome guests.

1) Food and drink ONLY in the hallway outside of the auditorium.  Let’s keep it very neat and clean up after ourselves!

2) Stay in the auditorium to watch each other as much as possible!

3) Youth must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

4) Oakwood Village residents will be using their facility and need the elevator, hallways, and stairways clear at all times!



The Overture had to bump us out of the Rotunda Stage because a resident company needed it that day.

So, Lisa Curley secured us a spot for the Performers’ Festival at Oakwood Village (where there is a sound system, a grand piano, and ample free parking!!!) on SATURDAY, April 26 at 9:00 AM.

Registration will be up soon!




We have an official date and time for the next Dane County 4H Performers’ Festival!!

Mark your calendars:

Sunday, April 27, 12:30 PM on the Overture Center’s Rotunda Stage

Watch for registration details…

Encourage your friends, families, and club members to subscribe to this blog in order to keep in the loop about Performers’ Festival happenings!!

Festival Photos, Results, and a Poll!

Thanks again for all of your hard work for the Performers Festival!

Check out the Photo Slide Show of the event!

And please take the poll to help us evaluate the venue.  We also would love to hear about how we can improve the event!  Add your comments or email

If we are missing anything from the results page, please let me know!