Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: A mid-winter flurry of theater in Northeastern Wisconsin

In Green Bay, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts will host “(M)iyamoto is Black Enough” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. Info: weidnercenter.com. The production is described as an amalgam of punk, funk new poetry punk, acid new music in combination with poems to form “complex musical compositions that, together, speak directly and forcefully to the issues of all our times with driving and hypnotic beats. Featured are the poetry of Roger Bonair-Agard and the compositions of Andy Akiho (steelpan and percussion) with Jeffrey Zeigler on cello and Sean Dixon on drums. Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Week ahead: A mid-winter flurry of theater in Northeastern Wisconsin

Weidner Philharmonic at UW-Green Bay: Casablanca – Green Bay News Network

Symphonic Night at the Movies: Casablanca This American Classic with Live Orchestra Featuring the Oscar Nomination score by Max Steiner Conductor: Scott Terrell Dig In Event! Come early for pre-show knowledge sharing at 6:30 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall with the director of the Green Bay Film Society and UW-Green Bay Humanistic Studies Professor David Coury. Source: Weidner Philharmonic at UW-Green Bay: Casablanca – Green Bay News Network

Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Words & Music – A Program of Monologues’ sparkles in Green Bay | #wearegreenbay.com#

If you’ve got the horses, ride ’em. And so it was Tuesday night, with the horses being various performing/creative talent on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Musicians blended with actors in a quick, one-hour showcase of imagination. The last time something like this was done on campus was never. In introductions, Kelli Strickland depicted it as “a hair brained idea, and we’ll see what comes of it.” Ahem. It’s a great idea, and the evening was a blast. Source: Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Review: ‘Words & Music – A Program of Monologues’ sparkles in Green Bay | #wearegreenbay.com#

Gear up for another Phoenix Friday

Every Friday is Phoenix Friday at UW-Green Bay. Here are some fun events happening around campus!

  • Free coffee at the Garden Café for those showing their Phoenix spirit by wearing spirit wear.
  • $5 Friday lunch at the Cloud Commons for faculty and staff
  • Check out AJ Smith at Groovin’ Grounds, Joker at CheapSeats and the Christine Style Retrospective in the Lawton Gallery.

Retiree Night at the Weidner Philharmonic, Feb. 22

On Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020 at 7:30 p.m., the Weidner Center Philharmonic pairs a big-screen showing of “Casablanca” with live performance of the lush, Oscar-nominated score. The Retiree Association has arranged for a significant ticket discount for retirees and their guests and with it, a free, pre-concert reception at 6:30 p.m., highlighted by a retiree meet-and-greet with Provost Michael Alexander, the University’s new leader of academic affairs and an experienced music professional and symphonic conductor in his own right. Tickets are $45 for the Front Orchestra and $30 for the Orchestra Circle, fees included. Unfortunately, the discount cannot be applied to previously purchased tickets, only to additional tickets if you choose. To order, visit the Weidner Center’s “Casablanca” event page  and click Promo Code Access. Enter the retiree code GOUWGB.