Author: Jimmy Pautz

Heart-A-Rama 2020 Show Postponed Until October

It is with deep regret that we announce Heart-A-Rama 2020 has been postponed until October due to health concerns amid the COVID-19 outbreak. With Heart-A-Rama bringing in more than 250 patrons a night, this decision comes after guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on March 14 to call off events of 50 people or more to avoid the spread of the coronavirus.

Though we are sad to postpone this year’s show, the safety of our guests, cast, and crew is more paramount than any cleverly hilarious, wildly entertaining production. And though we know you’d love to see it, we’d prefer you stay healthy so you can attend future shows and continue to support this local goodwill event.

The rescheduled 2020 performance dates are:

  • Thursday, October 22
  • Friday, October 23
  • Saturday, October 24
  • Thursday, October 29
  • Friday, October 30
  • Saturday, October 31

To our sponsors and guests:

If you’ve already purchased tickets, please hold onto them for further instructions. Tickets will be transferable to the October show date of your choice.  Heart-A-Rama will be printing new tickets for exchange in the future.

To the Heart-A-Rama cast and crew:

Rehearsals are canceled until further notice. As we plan for the October performance dates, we realize your availability and commitment may be undetermined. The show may have to be recast if there are too many actors who cleared their calendars for April show dates and now may be unavailable to perform in October. Please contact your director with immediate questions. Your concerns are important to us and we only ask for your patience during this time of uncertainty.

Until then, remember to wash your hands for 20 seconds or more, avoid touching your face with unwashed hands, disinfect high-touch surfaces regularly, practice social distancing, and stay informed.

If you have additional questions or concerns, please connect with Heart-A-Rama on Facebook or here on our website.

We value your support in this time of uncertainty. Stay safe and healthy, Heart-A-Rama family. We’ll be back soon.

You Gotta Have Heart! 50 Years of Heart-A-Rama Documentary

Heart-A-Rama has BIG NEWS! To help celebrate Heart-A-Rama’s 50th season, a documentary entitled You Gotta Have Heart! 50 Years of Heart-A-Rama has been produced and will premiere at the Lakeshore Cinema in Manitowoc on Thursday, February 20, at 7:00 PM, and again on Sunday, February 23, at 1:00 PM. Tickets are $5 at the door and doors will open one hour before show time. There is limited seating, so come early to guarantee a seat! We also encourage you to come dressed in your “Heart-A-Rama best!”

Besides viewing the documentary and other surprises, you can purchase tickets for this year’s Heart-A-Rama performances (Heart-A-Rama Strikes Gold!), yard signs, can koozies, and special memorabilia. Profits from sales of these items, along with the $5 ticket cost, will go toward this year’s fundraising total as Heart-A-Rama seeks to reach the $3 million mark in this 50th year. Concessions will also be available.


Can’t wait for Heart-A-Rama Strikes Gold? Buy your tickets today!

Free Beernsten Chocolate Bar – Special Valentine’s Promotion

Looking for a Valentine gift for that special someone? How about tickets to Heart-A-Rama 2020, our 50th Season?

Show dates for “Heart-A-Rama Strikes Gold“ are April 23, 24, 25, 30, May 1 and 2. If you purchase online tickets from January 16 through February 29, 2020 for $19 each, you will receive a voucher for a Heart-A-Rama chocolate bar donated by Beernsten’s. Each ticket holder receives a delicious bar to enjoy! You buy six tickets, you receive 6 chocolate bars.

chocolate bar design

Heart-A-Rama tickets are the perfect gift for your sweetie! Get yours today!

Heart-A-Rama 2020 Auditions

It’s the new year and auditions for Heart-A-Rama’s 50th season are right around the corner!

Auditions for Heart-A-Rama 2020 are scheduled for 7 P.M. on Thursday, Feb. 6, and 1:00 P.M. on Sunday, Feb. 16, in the Mertens Family Lobby/Kadow Movie Museum at the Capitol Civic Centre, and you’re invited (if you’re at least 21 years old)! Please bring a list of scheduling conflicts for March and April. If you’re cast, you must be available for all scheduled rehearsals, dress rehearsals on April 19 and 20, and performances.

“Heart-A-Rama Strikes Gold” is the theme for our 50th year, and shows will be April 23-25 and April 30 – May 2 at the J.E. Hamilton Community House in Two Rivers. We hope to see YOU at auditions!

Free Can Koozie with the purchase of tickets ONLINE!

Looking for a Christmas gift for that special someone?  How about the HOTTEST ticket in town?  Tickets to Heart-A-Rama 50!!!

Heart-A-Rama 2020 tickets go on sale Black Friday, NOVEMBER 29, ONLINE!  If you purchase tickets ONLINE between November 29 and December 31, 2019, you will not only receive your tickets, but for each ticket sold, you’ll get a voucher for a Heart-A-Rama can koozie!  That’s right!  A free can koozie for each ticket sold!  Just redeem your voucher on the night you attend!

Show dates for “Heart-A-Rama Strikes Gold!” are April 23-25 and April 30 – May 2, 2020!

Heart-A-Rama tickets are the perfect gift!  Get yours EARLY before they’re gone!

Heart-A-Rama 2019 Raises $87,458

In its 49th year, Heart-A-Rama raised $87,458 of which $78,712 will go to the American Heart Association – Wisconsin to support its life-saving programs and critical research in our communities.  The remainder of the funds will go to provide automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to county nonprofits.  If your 501c3 organization is interested in an AED and  will provide training for its use, contact us below for more information.

Heart-A-Rama is a fundraising, sketch comedy event organized by volunteers, and designed to inform, inspire, and entertain. This year’s theme was Heart-A-Rama Goes Country.  In its first 49 years, HAR has raised just over $2.9 million dollars.

One of the biggest fundraisers is the live auction each night of “The Best Seat in the House”, a decorated toilet seat with the year’s theme. Winners of this year’s seats include Festival Foods, Burbey CPA, LLC, East River Clan, Fox’s Piggly Wiggly, 1st Anderson Real Estate: Amy MacMillin and Jenny Gospodarek, Formrite, Investors Community Bank, and Pete and Chris Honzik.

Heart-A-Rama 2020

2020 will be Heart-A-Rama’s 50th year with classic skits from the past as well as new entertainment. Our goal is to reach the $3 million dollar mark during next year’s anniversary year. Show dates are April 23, 24, 25, 30, and May 1 and 2. Check back on this site for updates and ticket information.

If you’d like to know how you can support HAR as a sponsor or volunteer, call 920.323.3871 for more information.  YOU GOTTA HAVE HEART!

 

AED Request

We did it!

We did it! And, by “we,” we’re talking about audience members, donors, volunteers, and anyone who had a hand in making Heart-A-Rama a success once again this year! In its 49th year, Heart-A-Rama raised $87,458 of which $78,712 will go to the American Heart Association – Wisconsin. The remainder of the funds will go to provide automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to county nonprofits! We’ve now raised just over $2.9 million in 49 years to fight heart disease! Thank you for all you do!

2019 Heart-A-Rama Auditions

UPDATE (Feb 12):

The Capitol Civic Centre is CLOSED today, so tonight’s auditions are cancelled.

Our second night of auditions will take place TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY), Feb. 13, at 7:00 PM, at MEADOW LANES NORTH – in the lower level (basement). Please pass the word on to others who may be interested. If you’re coming tomorrow, don’t forget to bring a list of date conflicts for March and April. Directors will cast the show after auditions tomorrow!

If you have any questions or conflicts re: the change, PLEASE contact us ASAP and we’ll see what we can do! Thanks!

UPDATE (Feb 7)

So, with this nasty weather, the auditions scheduled for tonight (Thurs, Feb. 7) are CANCELED! Here’s what auditions dates/times will look like. We will have auditions as scheduled on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 1:00. We will then have our second date for auditions on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7:00. Directors will then cast the show Tuesday after auditions. Auditions will still take place in the Mertens Family Lobby/Kadow Movie Museum at the Capitol Civic Centre.

We apologize for the inconvenience, but safety first! IF you have conflicts with both times or have questions, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you either Sunday or Tuesday! Don’t forget to bring along any schedule conflicts and your OH SO BEAUTIFUL singing voices! Be safe!


We are excited to announce the dates and times for our 2019 Heart-A-Rama auditions!

When

Sunday Feb. 10 at 1pm
Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7pm

Where

(Feb 10) Mertens Family Lobby/Kadow Movie Museum at the Capitol Civic Centre

(Feb 13) MEADOW LANES NORTH – in the lower level (basement)

What

You must be at least 21 years old to audition.

Auditions are pretty tame. You will be asked to read from a provided script and sing a brief song (it can even be “Happy Birthday!”). We’d love to see you!

Please bring a list of scheduling conflicts for March and April. If cast, you must be available for all scheduled rehearsals, dress rehearsals on April 28 and 29, and performances. Shows will be May 2-4 & 9-11at the J.E. Hamilton Community House in Two Rivers. Heart-A-Rama Goes Country!