Sci-fi cult classic brought to life by UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance and Music programs

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.

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UW-Green Bay faculty participating in STEAM Engine event, Nov. 13

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.

 

6:30 Concert Series hosts 100-plus patrons; next concert is Nov. 5

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.

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: Some really different theatrical offerings in the mix | #wearegreenbay.com#

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts will host Russian Ballet Theatre in “Swan Lake” at 7:20 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25. UW-Green Bay Theatre will continue its Think Theatre series with Lucy Kirkwood’s “The Children” in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center. Admission is free. Featured are Laura Riddle of the theater faculty and lecturer Noah Simon as nuclear scientists who ponder responsibilities for the future. UW-Green Bay Music will continue its “6:30 Concert Series” with faculty pianist Michael Rector Monday, Oct. 28, in Fort Howard Hall of the Weidner Center. See more via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: Some really different theatrical offerings in the mix | #wearegreenbay.com#.

Photos: Sheboygan C.H.I.M.E

The Concert Hour Involving Music Teachers (C.H.I.M.E) at the Sheboygan Campus, Oct. 17, 2019 featured talented UW-Green Bay faculty from multiple campuses. See the full release, here.

Performances were by Assistant Prof. Luis Fernandez, Assistant Prof. Michael Rector, Associate Prof. Adam Gaines, Assistant Prof. Bill Salak and Sheboygan Campus Associate Lecturer Paul Sucherman. The concert is coordinated by Sheboygan Campus Associate Prof. Christy Talbott.

“This concert provides an opportunity for these educators to showcase their own musical talents to audiences who might never have seen them on this side of the baton,” Talbott says. “Each of these individuals has spent years training on a specific instrument, but it can be difficult to find the time to put together a program alone,” she said. “This concert allows them to share the spotlight with other talented teachers in the area. We especially encourage area high school and college students to come and hear these wonderful teachers and directors perform.”

Photos submitted. Featured above: Sucherman (piano) and Fernandez (violin).

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Rector
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Sallak, Gaines and Sucherman

 

Reminder: C.H.I.M.E concert is Oct. 17

Members of the UW-Green Bay faculty will step out of their classroom and directorial roles and onto the stage for the seventh annual Concert Hour Involving Music Educators (C.H.I.M.E.) Concert in Sheboygan’s Fine Arts Theatre, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 at 7 p.m. Anticipated performances will come from music faculty, professors Luis Fernandez, Michael Rector, Adam Gaines, Bill Salak and Paul Sucherman. The concert is coordinated by Sheboygan Campus Associate Prof. Christy Talbott. Admission is $10 for all community guests and free to all students with a school ID. Tickets will be available at the door one hour before the event.

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Members of the UW-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus Lakeshore Wind Ensemble (conductor Prof. Marc Sackman) and the Lakeshore Big Band, (Paul Sucherman, conductor) celebrate the 36th concert season of LWE, by sharing the stage with several guest artists. See more via Lakeshore Wind Ensemble Announces 2019-2020 Season | broadwayworld.com.