“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.
Critic Warren Gerds previews UW-Green Bay’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show.” More via Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Audience can get into the act of ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ in Green Bay | wearegreenbay
“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
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
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.
“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.
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly to reserve tickets.
The cast and crew for “Reckless” was recently announced; the show will be performed at the Nancy Gehrke Stage in the Herbert L. Williams Theatre at UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus, 750 West Bay Shore St. More via Cast and crew announced for ‘Reckless’ | Eagle Herald.