Audition call-out this Friday for upcoming radio play performance of Frankenstein

This Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, from 7 to 9 p.m. Theatre on the Bay on the Marinette Campus is hosting auditions for a radio play performance of Frankenstein on Sunday Oct. 28 (7:30 p.m.). Radio plays are performed live, onstage in front of an audience (one night only with donations accepted at the door in lieu of tickets). Scripts are read during the performance (so very little memorization!) with rehearsels only about three times the week leading up to the show. Low commitment for the actors but a fun way to get involved. Friday’s audition will be in the Fine Arts building on campus and will involve reading from scripts provided at the audition (come to the lobby and there will be signs or someone to direct you to a room). If you can’t make the audition for some reason but still want to be involved, contact Associate Prof. Rebecca Stone Thornberry at

iPat kicks-off fall film series with ‘Chasing Coral’ Monday, Oct. 8

The iPat (impact = population * affluence* technology) environmental film series kicks off Monday, Oct. 8, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Christie Theater, Green Bay Campus, with a presentation of the film Chasing Coral, followed by a brief discussion. The film explores the increasing problem of disappearing coral reefs around the world with images from reefs in more than 30 countries and includes clips from more than 500 hours of underwater footage. The event is free and open to the public. The film series this fall is sponsored by Environmental Management and Business Institute (EMBI), Public and Environmental Affairs and Public and Environmental Affairs Council (PEAC).

The UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble kicks off 35th season on Saturday, Oct. 20

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble will be kicking off its 35th Anniversary Season, “Celebrating 35 Years of Music on the Lakeshore,” on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. The event will take place at the Capitol Civic Centre in downtown Manitowoc at 7:30 p.m. with “Music of the Masters.”

“Music of the Masters” will be conducted by Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Conductor and Music Director Marc Sackman and Conductor Emeritus Michael J. Arendt, and will feature alto saxophone soloist David Lovrien. Lovrien is a staff arranger and webmaster for the Dallas Winds in Dallas, Texas.

The concert will include “Egmont Overture” by Beethoven, David Lovrien’s presentation of “A Gershwin Fantasy” arranged by Ralph Martino, Maestro Arendt’s selection “Beacons” by Emmy award-winning composer Garth Neustadter and “Embraceable You” by George and Ira Gershwin. “Egmont Overture” was written for a production of Goethe’s tragic drama that was performed in the Hoftheater in Vienna, Austria in 1810. Martino’s, “A Gershwin Fantasy,” is a collection of seven Gershwin hits for alto sax including “Summertime” and “I Got Rhythm.” “Beacons” was commissioned by the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble and first performed by the ensemble in May 2014. Neustadter said of his composition in 2014, “Beacons is inspired by the people and sources that provide guidance and direction in our lives.” “Embraceable You,” a Gershwin favorite will be performed along with LWE/LBB vocalist, Kim Hofmann.

thumbnail_UWGB-MC LWE students - 1 (1)The recipients of the 2018-2019 Arendt Family Talentships, a program established by Michael and Peter Arendt to recognize and encourage musically talented UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus students who are members of the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble, will be introduced during the concert. The Arendt Family Talentships are funded and supported by the Arendt family and Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Association.

Tickets for “Music of the Masters” are available at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office, $16 for adult tickets and $9 for students and all balcony seating. These prices do not include the $2 per ticket preservation fee. For further information, please call the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office at 920-683-218.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit

Phoenix Studios to present live podcast event on Wednesday, Oct. 17

Phoenix Studios Live, an event that will feature live recordings of UW-Green Bay podcasts, will be taking place on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at Fort Howard Hall in the Weidner Center at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Podcasts in the event include:

Register for this event in order to reserve your seat and enter to win free tickets to “Frankenstein,” which will be performed at the Weidner Center on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018.

New ‘Bird in the Wings’ podcast episode with Jim Rivett and Shelly Young

In this episode of “Bird in the Wings,” the Phoenix Studios podcast Executive and Artistic Director of the Weidner Center, Kelli Strickland sits down with two creative minds, Jim Rivett and Shelly Young, to discuss art and life. Sadly, this post comes after Jim’s passing. During this episode, Strickland was given the opportunity to meet with Rivett and Young to talk about finding self-satisfaction and genuine joy, both in their careers and personal lives. Listen to the podcast.