Tag: Theatre and Dance

UW-Green Bay Theatre & Dance shines light on the struggles and strength of caregivers in production of ‘Mary Jane’

Green Bay, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre & Dance will present Amy Herzog’s “Mary Jane” October 17-19 and 23-26 at 7:30 pm in the Jean Weidner Theatre, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The production is directed by guest artist Noah Simon and performed by students from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. “Mary Jane” […]

Reminder: ‘Think Theatre’ series opens with ‘Disgraced’ Thursday, Sept. 12

The Think Theatre Series (much like UW-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series) is meant to “push the boundaries of idea and form one spoken word at a time.” UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance faculty and special guests invite you to an inspired series of readings that not only entertain but also provoke responses, pose questions and […]

Gerds/Critic at Large: ‘The Last Five Years’ to launch theater troupe in Menominee Opera House

The two-person musical “The Last Five Years” by Jason Robert Brown will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13 and 14, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15. It’s an adult show about a couple’s marriage, and it contains mature language. Brittany Welch and James Porras II have deep associations with Theatre on the […]

Faculty note: Prof. Yadav works with Brown County Library for children’s workshop

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UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Dinesh Yadav (Theatre and Dance) has completed a three-week theatre workshop in August with 10-14 year-old children from the Green Bay area. Organized by the children’s wing of Brown County Central Library, the workshop ran from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Participants explored theatre tools like yoga, body-movement, […]

Theatre on the Bay to hold auditions for fall comedy, ‘Reckless’

Marinette, Wis.—UW-Green Bay’s Theatre on the Bay (TOB) announces auditions for Craig Lucas’ comedy Reckless. Auditions will be held by appointment on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, Fine Arts Building, Room T133 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 11 and 12. Performances are Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 22-24. More […]

‘Think Theatre’ series opens with ‘Disgraced’ Thursday, Sept. 12

The Think Theatre Series (much like UW-Green Bay’s 6:30 Concert Series) is meant to “push the boundaries of idea and form one spoken word at a time.” UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance faculty and special guests invite you to an inspired series of readings that not only entertain but also provoke responses, pose questions and […]

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: ‘James at the Giant Peach’ musical scheduled in Manitowoc

Peter Quince Performing Company will present four performances of the musical “James and the Giant Peach” at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 8-10 and 3 p.m. Aug. 11 in University Theatre of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Manitowoc Campus. Info: pqpc.org. The youth-driving company is in 51st season of present a large-scale musical each summer. See more […]

Prof. Entwistle and a cast of alumni working with SNC’s Next Stage production of ‘Newsies’

Pro. Jeff Entwistle (Theatre and Dance) has designed the scenery for St. Norbert College’s Next Stage Theatre, August 8-10 at 7:30 p.m. August 10 and 11 at 2 p.m. This year’s production of “Newsies” has a cast representing 19 high schools from Oshkosh to Oconto Falls and Algoma. These students choose to work in a […]

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Mama Mia!’ enthusiastically played and received in Marinette

“The musical “Mama Mia!” tends perk up people’s attention. It’s probably the blend of ABBA’s catchy songs in a story set in an exotic, romantic place and the expectation of something festive. That the story is a tad earthy – dot, dot, dot – helps, too. And so it is that Theatre on the Bay […]

The show must go on! Theatre on the Bay’s ‘Mamma Mia!’ cast and crew continued performing during blackout

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Marinette, Wis.—Opening nights are always exciting but the July 19, 2019 performance of “Mamma Mia!” at Theatre on the Bay (UW-Green Bay’s Marinette Campus) really proved that anything can happen during live theatre. During the show’s finale (a reprise of three earlier numbers) the power went out leaving the company in the dark. Without missing […]