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The Department of Theatre & Dance melds rigorous class work with exciting production opportunities. Jenkins and Studio theatres are the laboratories where classroom training gels into our students' art and craft. All evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. and matinees at 2:00 p.m.

Season Ticket Brochure

2016-2017 Season Performances  

Ticket detail is available at the UWSP Box Office website or by calling 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378.  Day of performance tickets may be purchase by telephone or at the door, but not on line.


Other season's performances:  

  
Unnecessary Farce

​​Unnecessary Farce
October 14 – 16, 19 – 22, 2016
Studio Theatre 

Directed by Tyler Marchant

Two cops, three crooks, eight doors and the Scottish Mafia.  Go!

An embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape.  But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes!!

La Cage Aux Folles

La Cage Aux Folles
November 4 – 6, 9 - 12, 2016

Jenkins Theatre
Directed by Alan Kenny

Feathers, Family, and Flashy, Fabulous Fun!

Winner of multiple Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, the classic and much-revived musical comedy LA CAGE AUX FOLLES tells the story of Georges, the owner of a swanky and sexy Saint-Tropez nightclub, and his partner Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous drag queen songstress Zaza. When their son brings his fiancée (and her conservative parents) home to meet the flashy pair, feathers get ruffled and households upended in a poignant tale of one family’s struggle to stay together, stay fabulous and above all else, stay true to themselves. You roared at the film adaptation The Birdcage, now marvel at the hummable music some call Jerry Herman’s (Hello Dolly/Mame) best!
Afterimages 2016

​Afterimages 2016
December 9 - 11, 2016

Jenkins Theatre

New student choreography – emerging artistry

Experience the talent and exceptional artistic range of our student
choreographers, performers and designers!
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
February 10 – 12, 15 - 18, 2017

Studio Theatre
Directed by Mark Hanson

The poignant, passionate and profound songs of Belgian songwriter Jacques Brel are brought to vivid theatrical life in this intense musical experience. Brel's legendary romance, humor and moral conviction are evoked simply and directly, the result is a powerful, intimate, bold and emotional evening of theatre. Brimming with flair, attitude and sophistication, these rich compositions create a universe all their own that consistently startles with its daring, candor and insight. The sheer musical poetry of each song supports many layers of interpretation, giving the show a new and unexpected meaning with every new production.
The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker
March 3 – 5, 9-11, 2017

Jenkins Theatre
Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith

The true story of a real-life miracle.

Young Annie Sullivan comes to the Keller home in Alabama to teach their daughter Helen.  Deaf and blind since infancy, the child seems unreachable and may have to be institutionalized but the untested Annie, once nearly blind herself, has other ideas.  This inspiring true story became an Oscar-winning motion picture and is suitable for the whole family.
Danstage 2017

Danstage 2017
April 7 - 9, 13 - 15, 2017
Jenkins Theatre

Gorgeous dancing, inspiring premieres!

Join us to see exciting new work by faculty choreographers Michael Estanich, Jeannie Hill, Joan Karlen and a renowned guest artist.
Blood Wedding

Blood Wedding
​May 5 - 7, 10 - 12, 2017

Studio Theatre
Directed by Jared Hanlin

“With a little knife, that scarcely fits the hand… but penetrates precisely…”

In a rural Spanish village plagued by rivalry and vendettas, two families in need of new life prepare for the nuptials of a young Bride and Groom.  But as the happy day draws closer, the Bride’s former fiancé, Leonardo, is seen riding his horse outside the Bride’s window nightly.  The events of the wedding day will the shake the village to its core.  Blending Realism and Surrealism, Lorca’s poetic tragedy on choosing between duty and passion cements his legacy as Spain’s preeminent 20th century dramatist.