2012-2013Productions

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 performances are at 7:30 PM except as noted.
 

 

2015-2016 Season Performances  

Ticket Information can be obtained by visiting the UWSP Box Office website or by calling 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378. On the day of a performance, tickets are available by telephone or at the door but not on line.
  
The Seagull: Rehearsed
The Seagull: Rehearsed 
October 16 – 18, 21 – 24, 2015 
Studio Theatre
Based on the play The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
Adapted and Directed by Tyler Marchant
Participating entry in the American College Theatre Festival

The Seagull:  Rehearsed is a fascinating look “behind the curtain” into how plays eventually make it to Opening Night.

Have you ever wondered what happens in the rehearsal room of a play?  Part magic, part craft, part blood, sweat and tears . . . Join a director, stage manager and company of actors as they rehearse Anton Chekhov's iconic play The Seagull.  Each night’s performance will be a slightly different event, it’s rehearsal after all – and not everything has been decided upon!

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying 
November 6-8, 11-14, 2015 
Jenkins Theatre 
Directed by Mark Hanson

Power, sex, ambition, greed... it's just another day at the office.

With a tuneful score by Frank Loesser (Guys & Dolls), this Tony Award winner for Best Musical is a sure fire hit!

Afterimages 2015
Afterimages 2015
December 9 - 13, 2015 
Studio Theatre

New student choreography – emerging artistry

Experience the talent and exceptional artistic range of our student choreographers, performers and designers!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
March 4 – 6, 10-12, 2016
Jenkins Theatre
Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith

If you’re walking through the woods and you see a woman making out with an ass, you’re probably having A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.

Lysander loves Hermia and Hermia loves Lysander.  Helena loves Demetrius but Demetrius loves Hermia.  When all four flee to the woods in pursuit of each other, they end up in the middle of a fight between the king and queen of the fairies and partners switch again as all hell breaks loose.  Throw in some amateur actors rehearsing a play in the middle of all this and you’re having A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM.

Danstage 2016
Danstage 2016 
April 8 - 10, 14 - 16, 2016 
Jenkins Theatre

Faculty premieres and guest choreography.

Share in UWSP’s accomplished dancers’ versatility and artistry as they perform inspiring new work by faculty choreographers Michael Estanich, Jeannie Hill, Joan Karlen, and a renowned guest choreographer premiere.

Dogfight
Dogfight 
May 6 - 8, 11 - 13, 2016 
Studio Theatre 
Directed by Alan Patrick Kenny

Semper Fi, Do or Die

It's Nov. 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys’ night of debauchery, partying, and maybe a little trouble. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of compassion. This award-winning and hauntingly beautiful musical contains what critics call "the most delicate, surprising, musically satisfying score since Spring Awakening."