Cream of the Crop
The premier performance group representing the Tommy Awards featuring select vocal performers from schools participating in the Tommy Awards program. Students are selected through auditions and, under the direction of Gail Becker, build their technical skills in acting, singing and dancing.
The Tommy Ensemble has performed in front of a variety of audiences in a variety of settings. Performances have included:
- Cabaret performance
- Opening the Tommy Awards Ceremony
- Performing with Kristin Chenoweth
- Overture’s Broadway audience engagement series Cocktails with Tim and Karra,
- National Anthem at UW Basketball Games
- Performance at Kids in the Rotunda
Thank you to all who auditioned to join the Tommy Ensemble in 2017-18. It was a day filled with many talented singers and everyone did a fantastic job!
We are pleased to announce and welcome Derek Argall (Verona), Emma Dias (Waunakee), Lauren Harkness (Whitewater), Flynn Marcus (VACT & The House Theatre), Kate Veak (Verona) and Arik Zintela (Oregon) to the group!
Overture Center is pleased to partner with Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee, The Grand Theater in Wausau and Wisconsin Public Television.