Tag: Theatre and Dance

Bright lights, big city: UW‑Green Bay’s Schommer gets to train with Broadway’s stars

Nicholas Schommer in the Weidner Center

Out of the thousands of people who applied, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay senior Nick Schommer was one of only 60 aspiring actors to be selected to a prestigious opportunity — the Open Jar Institute summer session, in New York, July 31-August 6. The Open Jar is a program which provides aspiring actors with intensive, one-on-one training […]

Campus mourns passing of Nancy Stiles

Nancy Stiles beign presented with the Chancellor's Award

UW-Green Bay learned today of the passing of Nancy (Gochnauer) Stiles, a long-time supporter and advocate of UW-Green Bay, particularly the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts and the UW-Green Bay Theatre program. Nancy and her late husband Stuart became active in the Founders Association in the 1970s. Nancy was a committed and enthusiastic supporter […]

Highlights: UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance

Included in yesterday’s Weidner Center 2016-17 season reveal was a sneak peek of UW-Green Bay music, theatre and dance 2016-17 performances. Here are just a few: UW-Green Bay Music: Handel’s Messiah, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 (With audience participation, this year) Jazz Fest 47, 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 Metropolis, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 28 […]

Prof. Riddle and Theatre Z to present ‘Frozen’

UWGB’s own Prof. Laura Riddle (Theatre and Dance) will perform in a Theatre Z presentation of Bryony Lavery’s award-winning play, “Frozen.” The production includes Riddle as one of the lead roles, as well as two UWGB students, Kaitlin Honkanen, and Haley Ebinal, as stage manager and assistant stage manager, respectively. The performance will take place […]

2016-2017 UW-Green Bay Theatre Season

UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance announces its 2016-2017 season. Play Nice by Robin Rice Directed by Laura Riddle October 13-15 & 19-22 Jean Weidner Theatre Synopsis: The Diamond siblings use the only resources they have, the dramatic role-play of their imaginations, to cope with the abusive Dragon Queen — their mother. Play Nice! is a […]

Sneak peak: Sutton’s ‘Searching for Romeo’ is featured musical for 2016/17

UW-Green Bay Theatre, Dance and Music personnel are excited to share a sneak peak into their 2016-17 line-up. “We are happy to announce that we will be producing Brian Sutton’s Searching for Romeo, which was previously produced as part of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival. A New York Times reviewer described it as […]

UWGB presents: Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

If you have small children, don’t miss this fantastic UWGB theatre and music —in partnership with the Weidner Center — stage adaptation of the classic children’s book, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. The best-selling book is written by critically acclaimed children’s author and Madison, Wis., resident Kevin Henkes. There will be two public family matinees Saturday, […]

UWGB presents: Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse

If you have small children, don’t miss this fantastic UWGB theatre and music —in partnership with the Weidner Center — stage adaptation of the classic children’s book, Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. The best-selling book is written by critically acclaimed children’s author and Madison, Wis., resident Kevin Henkes. There will be two public family matinees Saturday, […]