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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!


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    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!


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


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

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


    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!

    Free Beernsten Chocolate Bar – Special Valentine’s Promotion

    Looking for a Valentine gift for that special someone?  How about a date night at Heart-A-Rama 2019?  Show dates for Heart-A-Rama Goes Country are May 2, 3, 4, and 9, 10, 11.

    If you purchase online tickets from January 16 through February 28, 2019, you will receive a special Heart-A-Rama chocolate bar (on the night you’re at the show) newly created and donated by Beernsten’s

    chocolate bar design

    Each ticket holder receives a delicious bar to enjoy!  You buy six tickets; you receive 6 chocolate bars. 

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

    Special Christmas Drawing for a bottle of bubbly

    Looking for a Christmas gift for that special someone?  How about tickets to Heart-A-Rama?!?

    Heart-A-Rama 2019 tickets go on sale NOVEMBER 21 online!  If you purchase tickets ONLINE between November 21 and December 31, 2018, your name will go into a drawing for a free bottle of bubbly on the night you’re attending!  And, if you win, the bubbly will be delivered right to your table!  (Must be 21 year old or older on the night you’re attending to win.)

    Heart-A-Rama Sweetheart ticket buyers are also included in the drawing.

    Show dates for “Heart-A-Rama Goes Country” are May 2,3,4 and 9,10,11, 2019!

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