Theatre on the Bay at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus to host auditions for spring play

Theatre on the Bay on the UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus will be holding auditions for its spring play, “The Importance of Being Earnest” on Feb. 12 and 13, 2020 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Herbert L. Williams Theatre, Fine Arts Building, on the Marinette Campus. All roles are available for actors ages 15 and older. Auditions are made by appointment. Prior experience with theatre or acting is not required for auditioning.

Monologues of one-to-two minutes (comedic or dramatic) are welcome, but not required for these auditions. Those auditioning should be prepared to read aloud from pieces provided at the audition. Actors are not required to attend both audition nights.

Register here. After registering, participants will be sent an audition form to complete before the audition. Participants should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to audition slots with this form completed.

Rehearsals will take place in the evenings and on weekends between approximately Feb. 17 and April 16, 2020. Performances are April 17 through 19 and April 24 through 26.

Email stonethr@uwgb.edu (preferred) or call 715-504-3318 for further information.

Theatre on the Bay, UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus to host audition times for spring play, ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Marinette, Wis.—Theatre on the Bay on the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus has announced audition times for its spring play, “The Importance of Being Earnest.” The auditions will be held Feb. 12 and 13, 2020 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Herbert L. Williams Theatre, Fine Arts Building, on the Marinette Campus. All roles are available. Auditions are made by appointment.

Characters include Algernon Moncrief (20s-30s, a dissipated, rather cynical but refined bachelor), John (Jack) Worthing (20s-30s, a fun-loving bachelor looking for love), Cecily Cardew (18, Jack’s ward, Algernon’s romantic interest, pretty and sheltered but smarter than she looks), Gwendolyn Fairfax (early to mid 20s, refined, Jack’s romantic interest, she has a keen wit and is very aware she is rich and beautiful), Lady Bracknell (Gwendolyn’s mother, 50s-60s, imperious and overly conscious of social class), Reverend Chausable (40s-60s, a priest), Ms. Prism (40-65, Cecily’s governess), Lane and Merriman (Algernon’s servants, 20s-ancient). Please note: ages are offered as reference, actors must be able to play within the age range for the character.

Roles are available for actors ages 15 and older. All characters have British dialects. The play is appropriate for audiences of all ages. The production will be directed by TOB artistic director Rebecca Stone Thornberry. All interested actors are encouraged to audition (one does not have to be a UW-Green Bay student, nor does one need prior experience with theatre or acting). UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus students may receive course credit for acting in or providing technical or management assistance on the production (by registering for THE 335, 336 or 338).

Monologues of one-to-two minutes (comedic or dramatic) are welcome, but not required for these auditions. Those auditioning should be prepared to read aloud from pieces provided at the audition. Actors are not required to attend both audition nights.

Participants should arrive at least 10 minutes prior to audition slots with form completed. Register here or at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0d4fafaa22a5fd0-auditions. After registering, participants will be sent an audition form to complete prior to audition. This will include rehearsal conflicts. A script will be on two-hour reserve at the Marinette Campus library by Jan. 15.

Rehearsals will take place in the evenings and on weekends between Feb. 17 and April 16. Performances are April 17-19 and 24-26.

Email stonethr@uwgb.edu (preferred) or call 715-504-3318 for further information.

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Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet’ same, different, colorful, more | wearegreenbay.com

Year 14 for Northeastern Wisconsin Dance Organizations’ “Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet” is the same as but as different as the previous 13. Same: Music (Peter Illych Tchaikovsky), place (Meyer Theatre), artistic director (Timothy Josephs), set (Jeffrey Paul Entwistle), Sugar Plum Fairy (Randi Osetek) and styles of colorful costuming, among other elements. Different: Roles performed by many in the 85-member cast, some shifting from previous productions, with some dancers new to this production.

…”In look, the identity of “Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet” is a massive custom-made show curtain and vividly colored drops for street, interior mansion, snowscape and fantasyland views. The big and bold look was designed by Jeffrey Paul Entwistle, a theater professor at UW-Green Bay. See more via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Green Bay Nutcracker Ballet’ same, different, colorful, more | wearegreenbay.com.

Associate Lecturer Noah Simon starring in ‘A Tuna Christmas’ | Door County Pulse

“A Tuna Christmas” will be performed from Dec. 12 to 31, 2019 at the Third Avenue Playhouse on 239 N 3rd Ave in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. The show will feature a performance by UW-Green Bay Associate Lecturer Noah Simon (Theatre and Dance). More information via ‘A Tuna Christmas’ Sure to Be a Delight at TAP | Door County Pulse.

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ satire and more set free in Green Bay

“A campus production opened Thursday night in University Theater of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a bit of electricity in the air, arcing from the stage. Players sang, danced and acted in eye-catching getups like in a bizarre dark-fantasy dreamscape. Continually heard from knowing quipsters in the hall were remarks on the action and persona in the spotlight. The experience was like sitting in a vat of a bubbling froth of words sung and spoken.” See more via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ satire and more set free in Green Bay.

Cult classic ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ is coming to UW-Green Bay | Broadway World

“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.” More via Cult classic ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ is coming to University of Wisconsin-Green Bay | Broadway World

Coming up! UW-Green Bay music, performance and arts events

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

Marinette Campus
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

Manitowoc Campus
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 Campus
Sheboygan Files & Assorted Mysteries, Dec. 6-Feb. 14, 2020, Fine Arts Gallery

 

 

 

 

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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‘Reckless’ to open at Marinette Campus, Nov. 15

“Reckless” will be presented on the Nancy Gehrke Stage in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, 750 West Bay Shore Street.

Performances run Nov. 15-17 and 22-24, 2019, with Friday and Saturday curtains opening at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for patrons 65 and older, $10 for non-UW-Green Bay students and free to current UW-Green Bay students from all campuses with campus ID.

“Reckless,” a comedy written by Craig Lucas and directed by Theatre on the Bay (TOB) Artistic Director, Rebecca Stone Thornberry, takes audiences on a wild ride across multiple Christmases as Rachel discovers what happens when you lose—and then find—yourself. Rachel (Allison Caves, Porterfield) finds out that her husband Tom (Noah Steffen, Menominee, MI) has hired a hitman to kill her on Christmas Eve and she runs for her life. Taken in by kind-hearted Lloyd (Glenn Sellen, Sobieski) and his paraplegic wife Pooty (Cassidy MacArthur, Menominee, Mich.), Rachel becomes an honorary member of a new family. But she soon discovers that her new friends and new life are not what they seem.

The cast also includes many actors in multiple roles: Tyrus Cretens (Marinette) as Roy, First Doctor, First Derelict, and the Receptionist; Kenan Pulver (Menominee, MI) as the Second and Fifth Doctors; Gary Scholz Sr. (Menominee, MI) as the Fourth Doctor; Patrick Mines (Peshtigo) as game show host Tim Timko; Avery Katzbeck (Marinette) as Trish and Talk Show Host; Journey Sundberg as Sue, Woman Patient, Third Doctor, and Second Derelict; and Catie Kramer (Lena) as the Sixth Doctor. The production staff includes scenic and sound designer John Thornberry (Marinette), lighting designer Chris Weber (Crivitz), and costume designer Annalisa Mines (Peshtigo).

Tickets for reserved seats for “Reckless” are on sale now. Tickets may also be purchased at the theatre box office one hour before every performance. Patrons are advised that this production will contain moments of mature language and an instance of simulated gun violence. For additional information, contact the main office at the Marinette campus at (715) 735-4301.

Glenn Sellen as Lloyd (left) and Rebecca Stone Thornberry as Rachel (right)
Sellen as Lloyd and Stone Thornberry as Rachel
Rebecca Stone Thornberry as Rachel (left) and Noah Steffen as Tom Sr. (right)
Stone Thornberry as Rachel and Steffen as Tom Sr.