Kids from Wisconsin with RJ Heim

Fans of Marcy and the Highlights will remember RJ..age 7.. performing Tuttie Fruitte with Mom and Dad, singer, Marcy Heim and bass/singer Ken Heim.  RJ, a 2012 graduate from Oregon High School is the first member of the popular Wisconsin touring troupe, The Kids from Wisconsin, from Oregon in over 20 years. He was the lead, Frank, in the Oregon Fall Musical, “Annie Get Your Gun.”  The Overture Center annually reviews area shows and selects individual performers and shows for the prestigious Tommy Awards – the Tom Wopat Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater.  RJ, Samantha Elmer,  Alice Gehrke  and Belle Stein received Tommy Awards for their performances.  AND, the show received Outstanding Musical!   RJ and our OHS performers opened to a SOLD OUT (2,500 seats)  Overture Center Tommy Awards Show on June 3rd.

At Oregon High School, the fall musical, directed my Michael Ducett and produced by Jennifer Yancey provides the only opportunity for students to experience the singing and dancing.  The school does not have a show choir.  Local sponsors help provide resources to bring in dance instructors and the community pitches in with costume and set construction help.

To celebrate the Tommy Award and an Oregon kid in KIDS, the Oregon Choral Boosters are bringing the KIDS to Oregon High School on Monday, August 20th for one show only!  Tickets are available  at  All proceeds from the show will go to support the upcoming Oregon High School fall musical, “Fiddler on the Roof.”