Tag: Theatre

Reminders: European jazz, play, ‘Dairy Manure’ talk, ‘Bugs!’ concert

• “The Jazz and Film Music of Krzysztof Komeda,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (March 5) in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center

• Final weekend for UW-Green Bay Theatre comedy “Months on End

• NAS Seminar: “Dairy Manure in Wisconsin,” Friday at 3 p.m.

• ‘Bugs!’ concert by Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Friday at 7:30 p.m.

National History Day competition at UW-Green Bay, Saturday

Gerds reviews ‘Months on End’

Warren Gerds, critic at large for WFRV and wearegreenbay.com, reviewed UW-Green Bay’s Theatre and Dance production of “Months on End,” a contemporary comedy that continues its run with four performances later this week. Gerds compares the play to a calendar. “With a calendar, you don’t know how the year is going to shape up until you get to the end. Bits and pieces from the months add up. So it is with the play “Months on End,” he writes, describing the show as a comedy-plus performance that flows well. The night he saw the performance in the Jean Weidner Theatre, his only issue was volume – a little loud in some of the between-scenes bumper music, a little light in some of the dramatic moments. See the full review.

Closer look: Comedy ‘Months on End’

UWGB comedy Months on EndUW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance opens its 2015 calendar of productions with the contemporary relationship comedy Months on End, beginning a seven-show run Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Jean Weidner Theatre at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

Associate Prof. John Mariano directs a 10-member student cast — five men and five women — exploring happiness, sorrow and everything in between by way of a dozen comic scenes, one for each month of the year.

The 2003 play by New York-based playwright Craig Pospisil was first produced at actor Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Playhouse in Chelsea, Mich.

The story follows the intertwined worlds of a circle of friends and family whose lives are poised between happiness and heartbreak. The scenes include an engaged couple with cold feet, a romantic proposal gone awry, a wedding day meltdown, a commencement speech that derails into a hysterical tirade, a marriage in peril after a mishap with a Beatles collectible, and distant brothers who finally find common ground in their failed relationships. The circle centers on fiancée Phoebe and fiancé Ben.

The ensemble student cast at UW-Green Bay features (photo above) Katelyn Kluever and Conrad Kamschulte as Phoebe and Ben; along with Andrew Delaurelle (Walter); Stephanie Frank (Elaine); Daniel Taddy (Tony); Evan R. Ash (Nick); Azure Hall (Paige); Emily Ahrens (Heidi); Charli Servin (Gwen); and Tyler Scholz (Chris).

UWGB comedy Months on End

Students Andrew Delaurelle (Walter) and Stephanie Frank (Elaine) in ‘Months on End’

Performances of Months on End will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 26, 27 and 28, and Wednesday through Saturday, March 4, 5, 6 and 7.

The Jean Weidner Theatre at the Weidner Center is an intimate performance space with seating capacity of less than 100. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door for adults, $15 in advance and $17 at the door for students (with ID) and seniors, and $10 for UW-Green Bay students. Order online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets or by calling (920) 465-2400 or (800) 328-tkts. More information about UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance is available at www.uwgb.edu/theatre/.

Big weekend for music, laughs, theatre on campus

Just a reminder: The end of February brings another rush of popular performances at the Weidner Center. Starting with:

360° Thursdays: ‘The Eclectic Music of Frank Felice,’ the guest artist hosted by the Music program, at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday (Feb. 26) in Fort Howard Hall read more

• The romantic comedy ‘Months on End’ presented by the Theatre program, with shows this week Thursday-Saturday (Feb. 26-28) each night in the Jean Weidner Theatre. read more

• Nationally acclaimed standup comic Gabriel Iglesias, Saturday and Sunday (the 28th and March 1) in Cofrin Family Hall. read more

UW-Green Bay presents comedy ‘Months on End,’ opening Feb. 26

UWGB comedy Months on End

The student cast of ‘Months on End’ features Andrew Delaurelle and Stephanie Frank as Walter and Elaine

UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance opens its 2015 calendar of productions with the contemporary relationship comedy Months on End, beginning a seven-show run Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Jean Weidner Theatre at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

Associate Prof. John Mariano directs a 10-member student cast — five men and five women — exploring happiness, sorrow and everything in between by way of a dozen comic scenes, one for each month of the year.

The 2003 play by New York-based playwright Craig Pospisil was first produced at actor Jeff Daniels’ Purple Rose Playhouse in Chelsea, Mich.

The story follows the intertwined worlds of a circle of friends and family whose lives are poised between happiness and heartbreak. The scenes include an engaged couple with cold feet, a romantic proposal gone awry, a wedding day meltdown, a commencement speech that derails into a hysterical tirade, a marriage in peril after a mishap with a Beatles collectible, and distant brothers who finally find common ground in their failed relationships. The circle centers on fiancée Phoebe and fiancé Ben.

UWGB comedy Months on End

Katelyn Kluever (Phoebe) and Conrad Kamschulte (Ben) in ‘Months on End’

The ensemble student cast at UW-Green Bay features Katelyn Kluever and Conrad Kamschulte as Phoebe and Ben, along with Andrew Delaurelle (Walter); Stephanie Frank (Elaine); Daniel Taddy (Tony); Evan R. Ash (Nick); Azure Hall (Paige); Emily Ahrens (Heidi); Charli Servin (Gwen); and Tyler Scholz (Chris).

Performances of Months on End will take place at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 26, 27 and 28, and Wednesday through Saturday, March 4, 5, 6 and 7.

The Jean Weidner Theatre at the Weidner Center is an intimate performance space with seating capacity of less than 100. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door for adults, $15 in advance and $17 at the door for students (with ID) and seniors, and $10 for UW-Green Bay students. Order online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets or by calling (920) 465-2400 or (800) 328-tkts. More information about UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance is available at www.uwgb.edu/theatre/.

Comic relief? Months on End has two-week run

Theatre and Dance opens its spring semester of productions with the contemporary relationship comedy Months on End, beginning a seven-show run next Thursday (Feb. 26) in the Jean Weidner Theatre. Associate Prof. John Mariano directs a 10-member student cast — five men and five women — exploring happiness, sorrow and everything in between by way of a dozen comic scenes, one for each month of the year. The story follows the intertwined worlds of a circle of friends and family centered on fiancée Phoebe and fiancé Ben. For photos, and more on cast and play.

Theatre/Dance offers to offer stage reading of ‘Fair City’… ‘Pan American’


Artist-in-residence Peter Ulllian will be featured at a pair of staged readings this semester organized by the Theatre and Dance academic unit. Each reading takes place in the University Theatre in Theatre Hall. Admission is free.

• ‘Fair City’ — 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21

• ‘Pan American’ — 7:30 p.m., May 9

A member of The Dramatists Guild, Ullian’s work includes the book for the musical, Flight of the Lawnchair Man, directed by Hal Prince and nominated for a Barrymore Award for Outstanding New Play. His play Big Bossman has just been published by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. Ullian is collaborating with UWGB Theatre students and faculty on stage readings of his work and a premiere production of The Collegiate Sisterhood of Lake Pawtuckaway to be performed in University Theatre later this spring.

Video preview: Student-directed play offers hilarious take on Shakespeare


UW-Green Bay senior Ashley Wisneski is no stranger to the theatre. As a longtime actor with UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance, she has appeared in numerous productions in a variety of roles. Now Wisneski is taking on a new challenge, directing a full-length studio production that opens Thursday (Feb. 5). The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] is a funny, frenetic take on all 37 of the Bard’s plays, portrayed in hilarious fashion in the span of about two hours. We caught up with Wisneski a week or two back, chatting with her about the experience and taking some video of a gut-bustingly funny rehearsal. Check out the video, and then check out her show — 7:30 p.m. Feb. 5-7 in University Theatre. Admission is free, but get there early — due to the interactive nature of the show (yep, you read that right), seating is limited to 75 people per night.

Phoenix Friday is also Go Red Day

This Phoenix Friday is also Go Red Day in support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign. Pick up some Phoenix gear at The Phoenix Bookstore to support the cause. You will receive a 15 percent discount on all items with red in either the item or the logo. Aviands is again offering a 10 percent discount to anyone wearing Phoenix gear on Friday. Also this Friday:

· For a humorous look at timeless classics, check out an all student cast and crew perform “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]” at the University Theatre at 7:30 p.m.

· Olivia Millerschin, winner of the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting contest and known for her quirky music – her sassy tune “Screw Valentine’s Day” is getting attention – will be performing in the Common Grounds Coffeehouse at 8 p.m. courtesy of Good Times Programming. (We hear that she might do a guest performance on campus earlier in the day, as well.)

· Cheap Seats this weekend features the film “Dear White People” at 6:30 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. on Friday and continuing through the weekend.