33 "Kids from Wisconsin" ready to "Sing!" after statewide auditions in February

The 2016 Kids from Wisconsin Troupe is ready to sing!  The Kids from Wisconsin are back for their 48th show season with a talented group of 33 kids representing 29 different hometowns across Wisconsin.

The 2016 Kids from Wisconsin are:

Gabe Anderson -- Eau Claire
Douglas Benishek -- Antigo
Grace Bobber -- Mequon
Emma Borkowski -- Brookfield
Emily Brewer -- Fond du Lac
Ethan Brittingham -- Cedarburg
Michael Burish -- Manitowoc
Lexie Chiasson -- Kenosha
Jared Coffren -- Marshfield
Isaac Cuellar -- Antigo
Bridget Cushman -- Shorewood
{row 1} Arianna Day -- Platteville
Nathan Fink -- Mayville
Hunter Fleiner -- Rio
Katelyn Gauerke -- Marshfield
Matthew Gonyea -- Eau Claire
Madison Gruman -- Burlington
Alex Hatcher -- Ripon
Jan Hora -- Cedarburg
Alexander Karye -- Eau Claire
Joe Kelly -- Milwaukee
Hope Klessig -- Brillion
Emily E. Matt -- Waukesha
Nick Pavelic -- Grafton
Dawson Redenius -- Fort Atkinson
Austin Riche -- Menomonee Falls
Hope Riesterer -- Germantown
Annemarie Ryan -- Pleasant Prairie
Ross Spadaro -- New Berlin
Taylor Stefanski -- Racine
Alex Turicik -- Plymouth
Jonah Zimpel -- Boscobel
Jack Zondlo -- Schofield

The kids are embodying this year's tour theme, "Sing!" borrowed from the same-titled song by two-time Grammy winning a capella group Pentatonix. The lyrics tell listeners to "Get up and dance, just feel that beat and sing it" -- and that is what the kids are ready to do this tour season.

"It is a gift to be able to bring the kids to their hometowns to 'Sing!' Having a hometown kid in the Kids from Wisconsin is very exciting for these communities, and something to be proud of. Enjoying and participating in the kids experience has had a positive impact on the lives of our 900 alumni and the nearly five million audience members inspired by our performances for nearly 50 years," Kids from Wisconsin Executive Director Tina Weiss said.

33 of Wisconsin's most talented youth, along with 10 camp alternates, were chosen during statewide auditions in February.

The troupe is comprised of 20 singers/dancers and a 13-piece show band.

CLICK HERE for the tour schedule.