Event Calendar

Brunch and a Band @ Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts
Feb 13 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Wrapping up the Sturgeon Spectacular weekend, join us for THELMA’s Brunch and a Band on Sunday, February 13 at 11 am. Enjoy music by The Pineapple Hunks! Drink specials and food are also available for purchase. FREE admission to attend! Enjoy a delicious brunch available for purchase from Mila Vanilla Crepes.


Food from Mila Vanilla Crepes

Music by The Pineapple Hunks


Date: Sunday, February 13
11 AM – 2 PM
Food and drinks available for purchase.
Fountain City

Sliding Into Seniorhood Play Reading
Mar 20 @ 2:00 pm
Staged play reading at by playwright Kim E. Ruyle

May be an image of textThe paths of six intriguing characters intersect as they navigate the unpredictable and challenging twists and turns of aging. On the slide into seniorhood, they encounter relationships and experiences, some painful, some sensual, and some just downright silly. When all is said and done, will they find that life has left them with anything more than simple memories?

The play was the Grand Winner of 2020/2021 Original Playwrights Full-Length Competition (Shawnee Playhouse/Pennsylvania Council of the Arts) and was produced in Pennsylvania in September.
Date: Sunday, March 20
2 PM
Price/Tickets: FREE
Location: Cafe 1906
Ordinary Days
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – Jul 31 @ 3:00 pm

From one of musical theatre’s most exciting new composers comes Ordinary Days, a refreshingly honest and funny musical about making real connections in the city that never sleeps (but probably should at some point).

Ordinary Days tells the story of four young New Yorkers whose lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love, and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, their experiences ring startlingly true to life. Ordinary Days is an original musical for anyone who’s ever struggled to appreciate the simple things in a complex place. With equal doses of humor and poignancy, it celebrates how 8.3 million individual stories combine in unexpected ways to make New York City such a unique and extraordinary home.

Wednesday, July 27 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, July 29 @ 7:30 PM

Saturday, July 30 @ 2:00 PM
Saturday, July 30 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 31 @ 2:00 PM

The Claw! | On Stage @ THELMA
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

THE CLAW! A New Children’s Musical comes to THELMA!

THELMA’s arts day camp – On Stage @ THELMA will feature the theatrical adventure “The Claw!” During the two-week camp, fourth through eighth grade students learn the lines, the songs, the choreography, and build the sets. On the final day, students will perform the musical for family and friends!

This new musical is packed with fun, adventure, and life lessons about dealing with transitions and embracing the unfamiliar. When an out-of-order claw game suddenly turns back on, all the toys are ecstatic! Well… all the toys except for Dot, a terrified stuffed cow. Dot’s desperate to hold onto her home and her best friend, Aiden. Can Dot conquer her fear of the unknown with some help from the Flair Bears, Mighty Mutant Power Turtles, Beanie Elders, and the all-knowing Mystical 8-ball?

Eva Thelen-Dunphy, director of the Fond du Lac Children’s Chorale at THELMA will direct the production again this year. Eva has more than 10 years of experience directing and producing Children’s Theater, including last year’s On Stage @ THELMA production of “BOTS!” The children will also gain hands-on experience with set design by working with visual arts instructor Anoush Cowles. Cowles teaches at Evans and Rosenow elementary schools. Both bring a passion for children’s creative process to the production!

Purchase tickets for their performance on Friday, August 12 at 6 PM!

Date: Friday, August 12
6 PM
Bar Opens: 5 PM
Price/Tickets: $10 Pet Ticket | Participating Students get 2 FREE comp tickets
Location: Great Hall

Exit, Pursued By A Bear | Impact Theatre Co.
Jan 19 @ 7:30 pm – Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm

Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional—and actual—cheerleader), a stripper named Sweetheart, and the words of William Shakespeare, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenacts scenes from their painful past. In the piece de resistance, they plan to cover the room in meat and honey so Kyle will be mauled by a bear. Through this night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics, Nan and Kyle are both freed from their past in this smart, wonderfully dark yet hopeful revenge comedy.

Price/Tickets: $20
Location: Great Hall

Thursday, January 19 | 7:30 PM
Friday, January 20 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, January 21 | 7:30 PM
Sunday, January 22 | 2 PM

Sturgeon Spectacular
Feb 10 – Feb 12 all-day

We have the cure for those winter blues. Check out The Premier Winter Festival in the Midwest, the Sturgeon Spectacular. Whether you join the always popular Outdoor Curling Funspiel, Amateur Snow Sculpting Competition, and Snow Land family activities, or come out to see the awesome snow & ice sculptures and enjoy one of many great restaurants or shops in downtown Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, this festival has something for everyone… See what we have in store this year!

THELMA Schedule of Events:
| Friday, February 10 |
1:00 – 10:00 PM:
WI Snow Sculpting Championship
7:00 – 9:30 PM: FREE Sam Luna and Friends Kick-off Concert in Great Hall (Bar opens at 6 PM, Music starts at 7 PM)

| Saturday, February 11 |
8:00 AM – 10:00 PM:
WI Snow Sculpting Championship continues
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Curling Lounge (Drinks, tables, and seating available)
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: FREE Carnival Style Sturgeon Mini Games
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: FREE Kid Craft & Cookie Decorating
12:00 – 2:00 PM: FREE Meet the Princesses
2:00 – 4:00 PM: FREE Frozen Movie Showing
4:00 – 5:00 PM: FREE Kids Craft
6:00 – 7:30 PM: Adult Sip n’ Paint Class (Pre-registration required)
7:00 – 9:30 PM: FREE Copper Box Concert in Great Hall (Bar opens at 6 PM, Music starts at 7 PM

| Sunday, February 12 |
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM: WI Snow Sculpting Championship continues
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM:
Curling Lounge (Drinks, tables, and seating available)
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Brunch and a Band featuring Erin Krebs and food by Cellar District (Specialty drinks available such as Bloody Marys, mimosas, and more.)
1:00 PM: WI Snow Sculpting Championship judging begins
2:00 PM: Spectacular Finale: Winners of WI Snow Sculpting Championship, Chili Crawl, Downtown Ice Sculpting, and more announced on Plaza.

Stay tuned for updates on the events and activities surrounding this awesome winter festival. For more information, visit

Frozen Moving Showing | Sturgeon Spectacular
Feb 11 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In “Frozen,” fearless optimist Anna (voice of ‘Kristen Bell’ ) teams up with rugged mountain man Kristoff (voice of ‘Jonathan Groff’ ) and his loyal reindeer Sven in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom.

Join us for a Frozen movie showing during Sturgeon Spectacular on Saturday, February 11 @ 2:00 PM at THELMA! Invite your friends, enjoy special drinks, popcorn, and the company of others! Cash bar and snacks available for purchase. Open to all ages!

Date: Saturday, February 11
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Copper Box | Sturgeon Spectacular
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Copper Box, a meaning that derived from copper (being a great conductor of energy) and a box, (in this case a button box/accordion) transferring energy from the stage to the audience with their multi-instrumental talent, unique arrangements, songwriting, and unforgettable stage show that is never faked, has put Copper Box in the hearts of many….not to mention that they are just plain fun!! With Copper Box, playing music is filled with sweat, tears and joy….and it shows every time they make music. This is not a cookie-cutter band! Copper Box is a one-of-a-kind band that delivers something special and is definitely worth a listen.

Band Information HERE | Band Videos HERE

Date: Saturday, February 11
7 PM
Bar Opens: 6 PM
Location: Great Hall