Warren Gerds names ‘Metropolis’ at the top, and ‘Legally Blonde’ fourth, of his 2017 favorites

Critic-at-Large Warren Gerds listed his best local productions of 2017. Topping the list was UW-Green Bay’s Metropolis! He writes, “The ‘at large’ part of my title carried me far and wide to 165 productions for review in 2017. My top choices in the local category: One. “Metropolis” by UW-Green Bay Music – score by Michelle Dewhirst McQuade – presented in Cofrin Family Hall of Weidner Center. The film is famous for its audacious sci-fi storytelling, and the new score presented live by a full contingent of UWGB musicians in the lively hall embraced the film’s aura while creating one of its own. My review.” His fourth top pick was UW-Green Bay’s (Theatre and Dance and Music) Legally Blonde The Musical. Honorable mentions included UW-Green Bay’s “I never Saw a Butterfly” as well as productions hosted by our UW Coastal partners, UW-Manitowoc and UW-Sheboygan. See more.