By Suzanne Weiss/Director of Public Relations
MANITOWOC, Wis. — Silver Lake College freshman Noah Liermann of Newton knows what he will be doing during his summer break. The music student has been selected as a principal singer/dancer for Kids from Wisconsin.
“I am very excited for this summer because of the vast opportunity that it provides me. I look forward to making music as a professional singer, being able to travel across the state, and to being able to make many new friends that have the same passion and drive music as myself,” he said.
As part of its summer tour, the troupe will perform in Manitowoc at 6:30 p.m. on July 13 at the Capitol Civic Centre, 913 S. Eighth St.
“I could not be more thrilled for Noah to be a part of this group,” said Emily Davis, adjunct professor of voice at Silver Lake College. “I know he will be challenged as a singer and performer because of the quick learning pace and grueling summer performance schedule. Performing the same show multiple times a day will force him to keep his stage presence fresh and exciting for every audience member who attends. Being in Kids from Wisconsin also opens up lots of professional connections for Noah because of the group’s long history and popularity.”
The Kids from Wisconsin first came to Liermann’s attention when his middle school choir director showed the class a video of her daughter performing in the ensemble.
“From that moment on, I have wanted to be a part of the group, but never fully committed to actually auditioning,” he said. “Eventually, Kids came to my little sister’s dance studio and taught them a little bit about dancing. My mother talked with some of the Kids, who recommended that I audition.”
Liermann is a 2016 graduate of Kiel High School, where he participated in show choir and teachers fed his drive and passion for music. Silver Lake College, where he is a performance and pedagogy major, appealed to him because it was close to home and he was familiar with the quality of its music department.
Being a member of Kids from Wisconsin seemed like a natural progression for him, Liermann said.
The troupe was founded in 1969 and is comprised of talented performers from Wisconsin, ages 15 to 20. The ensemble is made up of 20 singers/dancers and a live band, performing everything from Broadway tunes to swing music to current artists.
Members of the Kids from Wisconsin meet in June and spend two-and-a-half weeks learning the two-hour-long show before taking it on the road all over Wisconsin through the end of August. Every summer, the group is showcased at the Wisconsin State Fair, performing twice daily. A complete tour schedule can be found at: kidsfromwisconsin.org.