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  • Season listing

    To order season tickets, please call the Department of Theatre Arts at 608.785.6701 or print and mail the Theatre Season Subscription Order Form.

     

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    All Shook Up!

    Book by Joe DiPietro
    Featuring the songs of Elvis Presley

    Performance Dates
    June 24-25 & June 30-July 2, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
    June 26 & July 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
    Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts

    Ticket Prices: $20 adults; $18 seniors/non UWL students; $10 UWL students. Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, June 20 at 1:00 p.m.   Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office in the Center for the Arts or by calling 608.785.8522 during regular box office hours.

    Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley.  It's 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets.  This hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy will have you jumpin' out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as "Heartbreak Hotel", "Jailhouse Rock", and "Don't Be Cruel."

    **Please Note: All Shook Up is not included in the season ticket package.

     


    26 Pebbles

    26 Pebbles

    By Eric Ulloa
    Directed by Mary Leonard
    World Premiere!


    Performance Dates:
    October 14-15 & 20-22, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
    October 16 & 23, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
    Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts

    Tickets go on sale Monday, October 10 at 1:00 p.m. (Early season subscriber reservations begin Monday, October 3.)  Tickets are available for purchase in person at the box office in the Center for the Arts or by calling 608.785.8522 during regular box office hours.

    Ticket Prices: $16 adults; $14 seniors/non UWL students; $5 UWL students.

    On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and 6 adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, CT.  The tragedy captured the attention--and broke the hearts--of the entire nation.  These 26 innocent deaths, referred to by one Newton resident as 'pebbles thrown into a pond, create ripples and vibrations that were felt across the country.  Based on interviews with members of the Newton community, playwright Eric Ulloa, offers hope for healing.

     

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    Silent Sky

    By Lauren Gunderson
    Directed by Beth Cherne

    Performance Dates:
    November 3-5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
    November 6, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
    Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall

    Tickets go on sale Monday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office in the Center for the Arts or by calling 608.785.8522 during regular box office hours.

    Ticket Prices: $16 adults; $14 seniors/non UWL students; $5 UWL students. General seating admission.

    Let one scientist's quest take you beyond the stars.  At the dawn of modern astronomy, Henrietta Leavitt, a trailblazing astronomer who surmounted gender bias and other obstacles, becomes a pioneering force in mapping the cosmos.  A true story of discovery, Silent Sky invites you to revel in the magic of the universe on this historic journey of love, family, science and determination.

     

    **Please Note: Silent Sky is not part of the season ticket package.

     

    Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

    By Christopher Durang
    Directed by Walter Elder


    Performance Dates:
    December 2-3 & 8-10, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
    December 4 & 11, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
    Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts

    Tickets go on sale Monday, November 28 at 1:00 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased in  person at the box office in the Center for the Arts or by calling 608.785.8522 during regular box office hours.

    Ticket Prices: $16 adults; $14 seniors/non UWL students; $5 UWL students. (Early season subscriber reservations begin Thursday, November 19.)

    Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives.  Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her boy toy, Spike.  Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house.  Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness threatens the imperious Masha.

     

     

    Company

    Company (musical)

    By Stephen Sondheim
    Directed by Mary Leonard

    Performance Dates:
    February 24-25 & March 2-4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
    February 26 & March 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

    Tickets go on sale Monday, February 20 at 1:00 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office in the Center for the Arts or by calling 608.785.8522 during regular box office hours.

    Ticket Prices:  $18 adults; $16 seniors/non UWL students; $5 UWL students.  (Early season subscriber reservations begin Monday, February 13.)

    On the night of his 35th birthday, confirmed bachelor Robert contemplates his unmarried state.  Over the course of a series of dinners, drinks and even a wedding, his friends explain the pros and cons of taking on a spouse.  The habitually single Robert is forced to question his adamant retention of bachelorhood during a hilarious array of interactions.


    Share the SkyAnd We Shall Share the Sky

    By Donna Latham
    Directed by Beth Cherne
    Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall


    School Performance Dates/Information
    March 29-31, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., & 1:00 p.m. (School groups only)
    Tickets are $5 per person (children, teachers, chaperons, etc.)
    Schools may reserve group tickets beginning August 22, 2016 by calling the Department of Theatre Arts at 608.785.6701.

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    Public Performance Dates/Information
    Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (public performances)
    Tickets are $5 for children; $8 for adults.
    Tickets go on sale Monday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 1:00-4:30 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance. General admission seating. Limited seating available. To purchase tickets by phone, call the Theatre Box Office at 608.785.8522 beginning Monday, March 27, 2017 at 1:00 p.m..  **Please note that the children’s production tends to sell out quickly.**

    Our story takes place long ago, when Brother Sun and Sister Moon still lived on earth.  They love each other dearly, but the siblings just can't live together.  They are as different as, well, day and night.  Gadabout Sun shines a dazzling personality over endless friends.  Contemplative Moon, an artist, finds inspiration within.  The two struggle to live with their differences, until Sun's love for his watery new friend Marina changes everything.  Inspired by traditional tales of Nigeria and Senegal, including "How the Sun and Moon Came to Be" and "How the Sun and Moon Came to Live in the Sky."  

    **Please Note: And We Shall Share the Sky is not included in the season ticket package.

     

     

    Importance of Being Earnest

    The Importance of Being Earnest

    By Oscar Wilde
    Directed by Walter Elder

    Performance Dates:
    April 21-22 & April 27-29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
    April 23 & 30, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.
    Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts

    Tickets go on sale Monday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m.  Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office in Center for the Arts or by calling 608.785.8522 during regular box office hours.

    Ticket Prices: $16 adults; $14 seniors/non UWL students; $5 UWL students. (Early season subscriber reservations begin Monday, April 10.)

    Two bachelor friends, the adorable dandy Algernon Moncrieff, and the utterly reliable John Worthing, lead double lives to court the attentions of the exquisitely desirable Gwendolyn Fairfax and Cecily Cardew.  Both gentlemen use the pseudonym, Earnest, for their on-the-sly courtship activities.  Pandemonium ensures when the two men find themselves face-to-face and have to explain who they really are with riotous consequences.

     

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