The West Shore Chorale will present its winter concert, “Twinkle Twinkle,” on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre at the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus. The concert will feature pieces about stars and holiday songs about the Christmas Star. Freewill offerings will be accepted. For more information, persons may contact the director, Jane Wells, at 715-504-3347.
Manitowoc, Wis.—The majestic Capitol Civic Centre will resound with joyous music of the holiday season when the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble presents “Festival of Christmas” on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is conducted by Associate Prof. of Music, Marc Sackman. Tom Zalaski, WFRV Channel 5 news anchorman, is back this year to narrate. Joining the Wind Ensemble will be vocalists David Bourgeois and Barbara Whitcomb, as well as the delightful Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir under the direction of Manitowoc’s Monroe Elementary music teacher David Bourgeois.
Sackman’s plans for the program include traditional holiday tunes, a few sacred favorites and selections that will transport you back to Christmases of yesteryear. Join with LWE musicians as they prepare you for the season of giving with, “Carol of the Drum” (The Little Drummer Boy), “O Magnum Mysterium,” “Minor Alterations-Christmas Through the Looking Glass” and more.
The excitement and enthusiasm children bring to the stage has enchanted audiences for years. The LWE’s Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir is made up of children, grandchildren and relatives of LWE members. Bourgeois has 14 eager and energetic children in the choir this year that have been busy practicing since late October. This year, the choir will be performing “Merry Christmas to You,” “Hot Chocolate!,” “We’re Makin’ Cookies” and “Still, Still Still.”
The audience is invited to join the Lakeshore Wind Ensemble, Sackman, Zalaski and the Festival of Christmas Children’s Choir for a medley of traditional carols. Sing-a-long selections include “Joy to the World,” “Deck the Halls,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman,” “Good King Wenceslas,” “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,” “Silent Night,” “Jingle Bells” and “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”
Following the concert, the audience is invited to a reception in the Capital Civic Centre’s Mertens Family Lobby to meet the conductor, narrator, musicians and choir members.
Tickets for “Festival of Christmas” are available at the Capitol Civic Centre Box Office and are $16 for adult seating, and $9 for students and all balcony seating. The quoted ticket prices do not include the CCC ticket fee or sales tax. For additional ticket information, you may call the CCC Box Office at 920-683-2184 or visit them on the web at cccshows.org.
Check out the music, theater and art performances at UW-Green Bay’s four campuses in the weeks ahead:
Green Bay Campus
Cirque Dreams Holidaze, Nov. 21, 7 p.m., Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center
Rocky Horror Show, Nov. 21, 22 and 23 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 22, 11 p.m., University Theatre, Weidner Center
Jazz Ensembles, Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m., University Theatre, Weidner Center
Larry the Cable Guy, Nov. 30, 8 p.m., Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center
Chamber Ensembles, Dec. 3, 7:30 p.m., Fort Howard Hall, Weidner Center
Concert Choir and University Singers, Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m., Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center
Wind Ensembles/Orchestra & Symphonic Band, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center
Rais Bhuiyan, Dec. 10, 6 p.m., Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center
Swing for the Holidays, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m., Cofrin Family Hall, Weidner Center
47th Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Nov. 14-Dec. 12, Lawton Gallery
Lawton Small Talks: Annual Juried Student Exhibition, Nov. 21, 12:30-1 p.m., Lawton Gallery
Reckless, Nov. 22, 23, and 24 7:30 p.m., Theatre on the Bay
A Journey East: Japanese Bunraku Puppets!, Dec. 14, 1 p.m.; Dec. 15, 5 p.m., Lakeside Hall Building
LWE Festival of Christmas, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Capitol Civic Centre
Color Dynamics Structures, Nov. 1-Dec. 7, Founder’s Hall Art Gallery
Movie: The Field, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m. Manitowoc Campus Theatre
Sheboygan Files & Assorted Mysteries, Dec. 6-Feb. 14, 2020, Fine Arts Gallery
UW-Green Bay Music presents Concert Choir and University Singers on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cofrin Family Hall in the Weidner Center. Conducted by Randall Meder, Concert Choir is the premier choral ensemble of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The University Singers, conducted by Tomás Dominguez, includes quality singers from all over campus. Both choirs perform repertoire drawn from a wide variety of periods and styles, from Bach to traditional folk tunes. Information and tickets.
UW-Green Bay music presents Chamber Ensembles on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. From complex African rhythms, to lofty brass fanfares and the avant-garde sounds of post-1945 works, UW-Green Bay Chamber Ensembles offer something for every musical taste. Led by Professor Bill Sallak, Hand Drumming, Percussion and New Music Ensembles are joined by other UW-Green Bay small ensembles for an intimate performance.
UW-Green Bay Music presents a Wind Ensemble/Orchestra and Symphonic Band Concert on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. in the Cofrin Family Hall of the Weidner Center. The concert is directed by Kevin Collins and features students from all over campus. Tickets and information.
Audience encouraged to dress up and participate
GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance and Music programs will present Richard O’Brien’s “The Rocky Horror Show” Nov. 21, 22 and 23, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. with an additional special late-night performance at 11 p.m. on Nov. 22. Performances will be held in the University Theatre, Theatre Hall UW-Green Bay.
The production is directed by John Mariano with musical direction by Courtney Sherman and choreography by Denise Carlson-Gardner and performed by UW-Green Bay students.
“The Rocky Horror Show” debuted in London in 1973 but it is most widely known for its 1975 film adaption: “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Over the years, the movie version has developed a cult following due, in large part, to midnight showings at movie theaters across the country. As the cult following grew, so did audience participation leading to audience members dressing up as their favorite characters to attend viewing and even bringing their own props to act out scenes. In addition to the cult following, the show has been praised by critics for its message of inclusivity, acceptance, and sexual liberation.
Featuring a score of rock-n-roll, “The Rocky Horror Show” pays tribute to the science fiction and B horror movies of the 1930s-50s. The show tells the story of Brad and Janet, clean-cut, wholesome couple who get stranded at a castle when their car breaks down during a rainstorm. There they meet Riff Raff, the butler, Magenta, his sister, a groupie named Columbia, and Dr. Frank N Furter, a scientist. But Brad and Janet are in for a night like no other when Dr. Frank N Furter introduces them to his latest creation.
UW-Green Bay’s production encourages audience participation. Prop bags complete with instructions will be available for purchase in the lobby prior to the performance. Audience members are encouraged to dress up when attending the production and an online costume contest will be held with the cast and crew from the production picking winners who will receive tickets to upcoming productions. The production is rated R for adult content.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.weidnercenter.com and www.ticketstaronline.com, by calling Ticket Star (1-800-895-0071) or the University Ticketing & Information Center (920-465-2400), or visiting the Ticket Star Box Office at the Resch Center or the University Ticketing & Information Center, located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union. Tickets are $30 for adults in advance and $33 at the door, $25 for senior citizens and students in advance and $28 at the door. UW-Green Bay students $18. The venue box office opens 90 minutes prior to the performance.
For additional information on this event, please visit https://www.ticketstaronline.com/events/detail/the-rocky-horror-show. For a full listing of UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance events for the 2019-20 season, please visit www.uwgb.edu/theatre/season/calendar-of-events.
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 8,800 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, D-I athletics 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.
Prof. Ryan Martin (Psychology) and Assistant Prof. Luis Fernandez (Music) will be participating in the STEAM Engine event at the Neville Public Museum on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, starting at 6 p.m. Prof. Martin will be speaking at the event, while Assistant Prof. Fernandez will be performing. STEAM Engine is an interactive event held at the Neville Museum that features speakers with exciting projects, new business ventures and cutting edge research. The event is free and open to the public. Music and networking starts at 6 p.m., followed by presentations at 6:15 p.m. The event is scheduled to go until 8 p.m.
More than 100 patrons attended the 6:30 Concert Series at the Weidner Center, on Oct. 28, 2019. Associate Prof. Michael Rector (Music) presented a concert entitled: Edges of Romanticism. Rector has performed all over the United States and internationally. Nov. 5, 2019 is the next in the series with Juxtatonal and Nick Zoulek – voice, cello and saxophone.