Cream of the Crop
The premier performance groups representing the Jerry Awards in Central and Southern Wisconsin featuring select vocal performers from schools participating in the Jerry Awards program. Students are selected through auditions each year. The Central WI Jerry Ensemble is directed by Marshall DeLonay and the Southern WI Jerry Ensemble is directed by Gail Becker. Students in both groups build their technical skills in acting, singing and dancing.
The Jerry Ensemble has performed in front of a variety of audiences in a variety of settings. Performances have included:
- Cabaret performance
- Opening the Jerry 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
Auditions for the 2020-2021 Southern and Central WI Jerry Ensembles will be held in 2020. More information will be provided in March of 2020.
Auditions for the 2019/20 Central WI Ensemble will be held in June of 2019.
CONGRATULATIONS to the Central and Southern WI Jerry Ensembles on a fantastic performance at the 2019 Jerry Awards.
On March 12 the Central WI Jerry Ensemble performed in their first Cabaret performance on the stage at The Grand Theater (Wausau) in front of a sold out crowd. The performance was fantastic and we look forward to seeing what they sing next year! If you’re interested in joining the Central WI Jerry Ensemble, auditions will be held later this year.
Overture Center is pleased to partner with Marcus Performing Arts Center, The Grand Theater, Viterbo University and Wisconsin Public Television.