|News And Appearances
Hello and welcome to my calendar page. Scroll down for a list of my ongoing engagements along with concert performances and other upcoming dates. And for a little entertainment, here's a youtube audio clip recorded live at a recent performance at one of my favorite venues, The Baker House in Lake Geneva: CLICK HERE to listen to Carolyn live at The Baker House
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*Piano and vocals at THE BAKER HOUSE in Lake Geneva -- Join me EVERY FRIDAY EVENING from 6-10 pm when I'll serenade you in the Music Room with jazzy standards and romantic ballads from the '40s and '50s in this fabulously restored historic lakefront mansion. Enjoy a menu of light nibbles and noshes (you can easily make a dinner out of it!). No cover/no minimum, reservations not required. NOTE: Not appearing 9/29, 10/20 and 10/27. The Baker House, 327 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, 53147; for info call 262-248,-4700 or visit The Baker House.
*Piano music to shop by at the new VON MAUR store at The Corners of Brookfield: I play most Sundays 12-3 pm and Mondays 3-6 pm plus occasional additional shifts. Von Maur, 20111 Lord Street, Brookfield, WI 53045; vonmaur.com.
*SKOKIE THEATRE, Wednesday September 6 at 1:30 pm -- MORE OF LOESSER, the newest show in the popular Charles Troy Presents series. I'm thrilled to be cast alongside actor/singer Doug Clemons in this delightful presentation highlighting the music of Frank Loesser. (Charles has a separate show highlighting GUYS AND DOLLS so our show will feature music from his other shows and films including WHERE'S CHARLEY, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS, HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN and more.) View a video preview at charlestroy.com. Tickets are $15 general admission -- order at skokietheatre.org. Ample free parking. Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie, IL 60077.
*I also fill in on occasional dates performing piano selections in the elegant Lobby Lounge of THE PFISTER HOTEL in downtown Milwaukee. Stay tuned here as upcoming dates often book on short notice. Already on the schedule: Christmas Day (Monday 12/25), 5-8 pm and 9 pm-midnight. The Pfister Hotel, 424 E. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, 53202; more info at The Pfister Hotel
PAST PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS --
July 2017 -- MUSIC AND MORE summer concert series, First Presbyterian Church in Racine, WI
June 2017 -- SANDWICH AND A STEINWAY concert series, Steinway Piano Gallery of Milwaukee
April/May 2017 -- Lobby pianist for Milwaukee's IN TANDEM THEATRE production of the musical CARNIVAL
March 2017 -- Duo performance of "Sentimental Journey" with flutist Rick Aaron on Spring Creek Church Concert Series, Pewaukee, WI
June 2016 -- Annual appearance on MUSIC AND MORE Concert Series at First Presbyterian Church in Racine
June 2015 -- Chicago Cabaret Professionals DREAM TEAMS OF SONG, the season opener on the MUSICAL MONDAYS series at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theatre: we received a rave review from Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich for our show, directed by Joan Curto and music direction by Mark Burnell, in which I performed solo numbers and also accompanied the fabulous Liz Norton and Daryl Nitz.
August-October 2014 -- Ongoing engagement at The Crystal Lounge in The Merion Hotel in Evanston, IL.
July 2014 -- I performed my newest solo concert, "THE WAY WE WERE: Favorite Female Singers of the Early '70s", to a full house at the Vernon Area Library in Lincolnshire, IL, as part of their 40th anniversary celebration. The show features songs written or made famous by artists such as Carole King, Carly Simon, Barbra Streisand, Karen Carpenter, Bette Midler, Dionne Warwick and many others.
August 2013 -- National Governors Association Annual Meeting, Milwaukee -- I was very honored to perform at two events held at Pier Wisconsin during the governors' convention.
August 2013 -- National Ability Center fundraising dinner, Chicago -- I provided piano/vocal entertainment at a private event in downtown Chicago for this esteemed Park City, Utah-based nonprofit organization.
July 2013 -- Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers -- Violinist Gina Wood and I provided the music for the annual suiteholders reception in the Lambeau Field Atrium. GO PACKERS!!!
June 2013 -- The Indian Trails Library District (Wheeling, IL) sponsored a performance of "Let's Get Away From It All", my musical travelog concert. A lovely audience in a lovely setting.
March 2013 -- Violinist Pamela Foard and I had a magnificent time performing once again on the Spring Creek Church Monthly Concert Series in Pewaukee, WI, where we received a standing ovation for our "Singing in the Rain" springtime program. Beautiful performance space, fantastic piano and a wonderful audience!!
November 2012 -- I performed for a very special community-wide Veterans Day luncheon at the Waukegan Township Park Place, sharing the stage with the Navy Band Great Lakes, the North Chicago JROTC Color Guard and the Waukegan High School Drill Team. What an honor to salute the area's veterans with a special concert!
July 2011 -- Broadway Theatre Center Open House in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. I performed a 45-min. solo set for a very enthusiastic audience in the Skylight Bar.
June 2010 -- Skokie Theatre Music Foundation presented "VOICE OF AMERICA: Saluting American Popular Music during the Wartime Years", a patriotic revue featuring vocalists Jeanne Scherkenbach, Joel Kopischke, Rachel Renee, Matt Richardson and me (performer and musical director) singing favorite songs from World Wars I and II, the Korean and Vietnam years and Operation Desert Storm. Songs included "You're a Grand Old Flag", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "I'll Be Seeing You", "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" and many more -- and ChicagoCritic.com said "Pianist/singer Carolyn Wehner brings music and a fine voice to the show."
March 2010 -- Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret, Chicago -- "Be Our Guest", the final installment of the annual Chicago Cabaret Professionals March Series highilighted the best of Broadway from 1980 to the present. Shared the stage with Anne & Mark Burnell, Paul Motondo and Tommy Hensel; a very enthusiastic sold-out house enjoyed songs from Beauty and the Beast, The Producers, Avenue Q, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Assassins and more.
October 2009 -- Park West Theatre, Chicago -- Chicago Cabaret Professionals Annual Gala Benefit Concert, "Put On Your Sunday Clothes", a celebration of the best of Chicago cabaret. I did a set during the cocktail hour show, joined by vocalist Pam Peterson on our arrangement of the Stevie Wonder classic, "Don't You Worry 'bout a Thing".
September 2009 - Drury Lane Theatre at Water Tower Place, Chicago -- "Let's Do It With Cole Porter", my second appearance on the critically acclaimed Musical Mondays on the Magnificent Mile cabaret series. A marvelous evening of elegant music, performing along with Anne & Mark Burnell, Joan Curto, Jen Chada and Rob Lindley.
Other current engagements include a mix of private events and those open to the public. Here are some highlights:
I entertain on Thursday and Saturday evenings at the elegant Wisconsin Club in downtown Milwaukee. You'll find me in the Mitchell Room Bar on solo piano from 5-8 pm on Thursdays, and on Saturdays it's The Carolyn Wehner Duo (featuring my piano and vocals plus Michael Britz or Tom McGirr on upright bass) in the dining room from 6-9 pm. Members and their guests only. Summer hiatus ends soon -- back on Thursday October 5.
Private and corporate events on the calendar include dates at Milwaukee Country Club, North Hills Country Club and The Wisconsin Club, all in greater Milwaukee, plus weddings at The University Club and The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee and the Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates. Contact me for more info.
Concert performances at a variety of locations are also on the calendar in the coming months--
In greater Milwaukee: Silverado of Brookfield, Clifden Court, Tudor Oaks, Harbor Chase, St. Camillus, Chai Point, Sarah Chudnow Community, Newcastle Place, Heritage of West Allis and Howard Village
Elsewhere in Wisconsin: Fairhaven and Hearthstone (Whitewater)
In greater Chicagoland: Sheridan Green Oaks in Lake Bluff and The Garlands of Barrington
Many of these concerts are private performances but guests are often welcome. For specific date and time info, please contact me.
* Open to the public.