Get your tickets for ‘Mamma Mia!’ at the Marinette Campus’ Theatre on the Bay

Announced last week was the cast and crew for “Mamma Mia!” The production comes to Theatre on the Bay (TOB) at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, this July, kicking-off its 53rd season with music and laughs in the Greek isles. ABBA’s disco-pop songbook propels this tale of love, laughter and friendship. “Mamma Mia!” promises to be a trip down the aisle not to be forgotten.

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Ticket Packages

2019-2020 season tickets are available in six-show (20% discount) at tinyurl.com/sixshowseasonpass and three-show (10% discount) packages at tinyurl.com/threeshowseasonpass. For additional ticket information, patrons may contact the main office at 715-735-4301 during UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus business hours.

Faculty note: Lecturer Tricia Marton will present at WMTA Conference

UW-Green Bay Associate Lecturer Tricia Marton (Sheboygan Campus) will be a presenter at the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association (WMTA) state conference in October 2019. The session title is “The 80% and Above Club: Demystifying Music Theory for Students” and will present practical advice to music teachers on preparing their students for the WMTA state theory exam. Session Description: Haven’t we all heard, “If I had studied my theory maybe I could go to state?” Hear practical advice to help teachers prepare students for the District Audition theory exams…especially the elementary to intermediate levels. See more on page 7 of the May 2019 WMTA newsletter.

Migration of the pianos is this week

A special Log message from WSMA festival managers Kevin Collins and Adam Gaines:
You have to see it to believe it. Next week you will notice the annual “migration of the pianos” as these noble instruments sweep majestically through our hallways on their way to their traditional performance grounds. You and your colleagues are invited to participate in this beautiful spring ritual, and we are hopeful that you will join us in celebrating all that UW-Green Bay has to offer during this special time. On Friday May 3, and Saturday May 4, approximately 3,500 potential UW-Green Bay students, 200 school music teachers, with family and friends, will be on campus for the WSMA State Solo and Ensemble Festival, hosted by UW-Green Bay Music. It is one of the busiest days on campus of the year.

The Music Program happily invites all UW-Green Bay academic units, Student Orgs and programs the opportunity to set up displays, video screens and information tables to attract these talented students to your UW-Green Bay habitat. The Music program annually provides more than 50 student volunteers and all UWGB faculty plan to participate. Additional volunteers are always welcome, and please feel free to wear UW-Green Bay clothing that “represents” your department/organization, etc.

Buildings used on Friday 4 to 9 p.m. will include:
Theatre Hall, Studio Arts, Weidner Center

Buildings used on Saturday (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will include:
Mary Ann Cofrin Hall, Rose Hall, Student Services, Studio Arts, Theatre Hall, University Union, Weidner Center, Wood Hall

Come and witness first hand the glitter, the pageantry, the capes and the tubas. Interested? Contact: Marisa Balistreri, balistrm@uwgb.edu, Ext. 2944.

Reminder: Wind Ensemble, Studio Orchestra and Symphonic Band performance, Friday (April 26)

Toe-tapping marches, rousing movie scores, contemporary compositions and romantic symphonies. Join conductor Kevin Collins as he directs the UW-Green Bay’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Orchestra on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center for an evening of exciting symphonic music. The Symphonic Band features students from across campus and performs a high-quality and entertaining repertoire. The Wind Ensemble is UW-Green Bay’s premiere concert band, performing a wide range of challenging repertoire both solo and with the UW-Green Bay Orchestra, comprised primarily of stringed instruments. Learn more and get tickets.

Reminder: Wind Ensemble, Studio Orchestra and Symphonic Band to perform on Friday, April 26

Toe-tapping marches, rousing movie scores, contemporary compositions and Romantic symphonies. Join conductor Kevin Collins as he directs the UW-Green Bay’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Orchestra on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center for an evening of exciting symphonic music. The Symphonic Band features students from across campus and performs a high-quality and entertaining repertoire. The Wind Ensemble is UW-Green Bay’s premiere concert band, performing a wide range of challenging repertoire both solo and with the UW-Green Bay Orchestra, comprised primarily of stringed instruments. Learn more and get tickets.

Wind Ensemble, Studio Orchestra and Symphonic Band to perform on Friday, April 26

Toe-tapping marches, rousing movie scores, contemporary compositions and Romantic symphonies. Join conductor Kevin Collins as he directs the UW-Green Bay’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Orchestra on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center for an evening of exciting symphonic music. The Symphonic Band features students from across campus and performs a high-quality and entertaining repertoire. The Wind Ensemble is UW-Green Bay’s premiere concert band, performing a wide range of challenging repertoire both solo and with the UW-Green Bay Orchestra, comprised primarily of stringed instruments. Learn more and get tickets.

Wind Ensemble, Studio Orchestra and Symphonic Band to perform on Friday, April 5

Presented by UW-Green Bay Music, Wind Ensemble, Studio Orchestra and Symphonic Band will be performing at the Weidner Center on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Join conductor Kevin Collins as he directs the UW-Green Bay’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Orchestra for an evening of exciting symphonic music. The Symphonic Band features students from all over campus and performs a high quality and entertaining repertoire. The Wind Ensemble is UW-Green Bay’s premiere concert band, performing a wide range of challenging repertoire both solo and with the UW-Green Bay Orchestra, comprised primarily of stringed instruments. Learn more and purchase tickets.

Reminder, Jazz Ensembles is tonight (March 14)

Jazz is alive and well in Green Bay and you are sure to find some of the area’s most exciting jazz performances right here at UW-Green Bay. Jazz Ensembles is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019. Led by directors Adam Gaines and John Salerno, UW-Green Bay has a long enjoyed a tradition of excellence in jazz and hosts UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest, one of the oldest of its kind in Wisconsin. Jazz Ensembles I & II will be joined for this performance by the UWGB Jazz Combo and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble to perform traditional swing, original arrangements and many other contemporary styles. Get tickets and see more.

UW-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series ‘a very small consortium’ rescheduled for April 2, 2019

Green Bay, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series event “a very small consortium – An international array of miniature compositions”, which was postponed due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled! The performance will now take place on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall.  This innovative ensemble consisting of UWGB music faculty and friends performs “miniature morsels of music” that either consist of 100 or fewer notes or last one minute or less. The eclectic repertoire for this concert is drawn from pieces submitted to an annual international call for scores. The concert is free and open to the public.

All 6:30 Concert Series performances:

  • Take place in the Weidner Center’s Fort Howard Hall or Cofrin Family Hall
  • Begin at 6:30 p.m.
  • Last between 60 and 90 minutes
  • Are free and open to the public; donations are gladly accepted.

The 6:30 Concert series is funded in part by a grant from the Green Bay Public Arts Commission. To learn more about the series and upcoming performances, please visit www.weidnercenter.com/630series. Pre-concert cocktails will be available at the cash bar in Studio One, next door to Fort Howard Hall.

About Fort Howard Hall
Perhaps the most versatile space in the Weidner Center, the 45’ x 54’ 200-seat, theatre-style hall features a beautiful hardwood floor and retractable seating. The privacy of the space and the hardwood floor make this a perfect location for dinners, receptions, meetings and social dancing. The retractable seating allows the hall to be transformed into a small performance space ideal for recitals and lectures.

About the Weidner Center
UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance productions, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series – Stage Doors. The Stage Doors Education Series serves more than17,500 students from 63 cities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every year. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow the ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

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 more than 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, Division I athletics, 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 www.uwgb.edu.

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UW-Green Bay Music presents Jazz Ensembles this Thursday (March 14)

Jazz Ensembles, presented by UW-Green Bay Music, are set to perform on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre located in UW-Green Bay’s Theatre Hall. Led by directors Adam Gaines and John Salerno, UW-Green Bay has a long enjoyed a tradition of excellence in jazz and hosts UW-Green Bay Jazz Fest, one of the oldest of its kind in Wisconsin. Jazz Ensembles I & II will be joined for this performance by the UW-Green Bay Jazz Combo and the Vocal Jazz Ensemble to perform traditional swing, original arrangements and many other contemporary styles. Purchase tickets and learn more.