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.


2013-2014 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.
Stags and Hens

Stags and Hens
Bachelor and bachelorette parties collide in a dance club bathroom in this hilariously dark comedy.

Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith

October 18-20, 23-26, 2013 
Matinee Performance: October 20 @ 2:00pm

Studio Theatre


At her bachelorette party in a Liverpool dance club, Linda wonders if her marriage to Dave is a mistake.  When Dave and her old boyfriend show up at the same club, the explosive results change her life forever in this darkly comic play by Willy Russell (Blood Brothers; Educating Rita).

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Dubbed “the best musical of the 20th Century” by Time Magazine

Directed by Alan Patrick Kenny

November 8-10, 13-16, 2013
Matinee Performance: November 10 @ 2:00pm
Jenkins Theatre

The iconic American classic musical Carousel centers on a tempestuous love affair between gruff carnival barker Billy Bigelow and the young millworker Julie Jordan. Carousel has music by Richard Rodgers with a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. The deeply romantic musical drama features such songs as "If I Loved You," "June Is Bustin' Out All Over," and "You'll Never Walk Alone."

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Afterimages 2013

New student choreography – emerging artistry!

December 6-8, 11-13, 2013
Matinee Performance: December 8 @ 2:00pm
Studio Theatre

Afterimages is a student directed dance concert that showcases the talents of our student choreographers, performers, lighting and costume designers. This production gives students the full experience of creating, presenting and producing their original work.

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The Crucible

The CrucibleFacing the hangman’s noose, would you confess to a lie?

Directed by Jared Hanlin

February 28, March 1-2, 6-8, 2014
Matinee Performance: March 2 @ 2:00pm
Jenkins Theatre

Taken from court documents and true accounts, The Crucible brings to vivid life the Salem witch trials of 1692. Written in 1952 as an allegory for McCarthyism, Miller’s tense, spine-tingling play continues to force its audiences to reevaluate the power of fear in our society.​

Next to Normal

Stags and Hens
One family, broken and falling apart just trying to get back, or at least next to normal.

Directed by Tyler Marchant

April 4-6, 9-12, 2014
Matinee Performance: April 6 @ 2:00pm
Studio Theatre

Winner of three Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2009 (only the eighth musical in history to win the prize – the last winner being RENT).  In awarding the prize to the writers, the Pulitzer Board called the show "a powerful rock musical that grapples with mental illness in a suburban family and expands the scope of subject matter for musicals."  An emotional tale of a family trying to work their way through life with love, compassion and understanding.​



Faculty premieres and guest choreography​.

May 2-4, 7-9, 2014
Matinee Performance: May 4 @ 2:00pm
Jenkins Theatre

UWSP’s award winning dancers take the stage to perform exhilarating new works by faculty choreographers Michael Estanich, Jeannie Hill, Joan Karlen, and a guest choreographer premiere.