Rocky Horror Show, ‘It’s going to be electric’

Cast members say it’s going to be an electric show. Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show is a cult classic.

“Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” “A socko wacko weirdo rock concert.”

You can see Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show on the Green Bay Campus, Nov. 21-23, 2019 7:30 p.m. and a special late-night show, Friday, Nov. 22 at 11 p.m. Tickets on sale now.

Reminder: ‘White Guy on the Bus’ performance at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus, Nov. 13-16

From Nov. 13 through Nov. 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m., “White Guy on the Bus” is being performed at the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus in its Fine Arts Building. The show is by Bruce Graham, and it is directed by Dan Burkey. The performance is about a man who rides the bus each week to a Philadelphia prison with far more sinister intentions than what is seen on the surface.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and non-UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus students and free for UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus students with a valid campus identification. Tickets can be purchased here. Sheboygan Campus students can email Thomas Campbell (campbelt@uwgb.edu) directly to reserve tickets.

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Extra! Realism a dynamic plus in Northeastern Wisconsin theater

Critic at large Warren Gerds calls UW-Green Bay’s production of Mary Jane one of five powerful productions. “…University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance delved the trials of a single mother in her devotion to her seriously disabled 2-year-old son. The play “Mary Jane” represents countless parents taking one day at a time, one more test at a time. The student cast members were as devoted to their characters and the play as the mother is to her child.” See more via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Extra! Realism a dynamic plus in Northeastern Wisconsin theater.

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#.

White Guy on the Bus performance at UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus

From Nov. 13 through Nov. 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. “White Guy on the Bus” by Bruce Graham and directed by Dan Burkey is being performed at the UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus. The performance is about a man who rides the bus each week to a Philadelphia prison with far more sinister intentions than what is seen on the surface. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $5 for seniors and non-UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan students and free for UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus students with a valid campus identification. Tickets can be purchased here. UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus students can email Thomas Campbell, campbelt@uwgb.edu, directly to reserve their tickets.

 

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Caregiving a theme in dramatic play ‘Mary Jane’ in Green Bay | WFRV-TV

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance will present Amy Herzog’s ‘Mary Jane’ in seven performances starting this week in Jean Weidner Theatre of Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. October 17-19 and 23-26.” More via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Caregiving a theme in dramatic play ‘Mary Jane’ in Green Bay |WFRV-TV.

Talented Michigan and Wisconsin cast and crew announced for Theatre on the Bay’s comedy ‘Reckless’

Performances will run Nov. 15 to 17 and 22 to 24, 2019, with Friday and Saturday curtains at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

Marinette, Wis. — “Reckless,” a comedy written by Craig Lucas and directed by Theatre on the Bay’s Artistic Director Rebecca Stone Thornberry (Marinette), takes Theatre on the Bay audiences on a wild ride this November across multiple Christmases as Rachel (Allison Caves, Porterfield) discovers what happens when you lose—and find—yourself.

Rachel finds out that her husband Tom (Noah Steffen, Menominee) 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), 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 talented actors in multiple roles: Tyrus Cretens (Marinette) as Roy, First Doctor, First Derelict and the Receptionist; Kenan Pulver (Menominee) as the Second and Fifth Doctors; Gary Scholz Sr. (Menominee) 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).

“Reckless” will be presented on the Nancy Gehrke Stage in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marinette Campus,750 West Bay Shore Street. Performances will run Nov. 15 to 17 and 22 to 24, 2019, with Friday and Saturday curtains 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 their campus ID.

Tickets for reserved seats for “Reckless” are on sale now at www.tinyurl.com/theatreonthebay. 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.

Photo: Allison Caves  (left) and Catie Kramer (right).

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Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Caregiving a theme in dramatic play ‘Mary Jane’ in Green Bay

UW-Green Bay Theatre and Dance will present Amy Herzog’s “Mary Jane” in seven performances starting this week in Jean Weidner Theatre of Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. October 17-19 and 23-26. Info: weidnercenter.com.

“Mary Jane” is a play about a single mother, Mary Jane (Guinevere Casper), who is the caregiver for a 2-year-old who has multiple serious conditions including cerebral palsy. In her small New York apartment, Mary Jane faces the challenges put to her with extraordinary strength, compassion and what can only be described as unconditional love. Through her journey, Mary Jane develops a support system and connections with women from all walks of life. See more via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Caregiving a theme in dramatic play ‘Mary Jane’ in Green Bay.