Reunion Schedule of Events
Be sure to stop by the Reunion Check-In table in the lobby of Center for the Arts (16th & Vine Streets) to pick up your reunion welcome packets. If you are unable to make it during the sign-in hours, your packets will also be available at the Welcome Reception.
Green Room Brick Painting Open Session: 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Commemorate your UW-L undergraduate theatre years by painting a brick in the Green Room. Paints and brushes will be available for this open session. (The Green Room will also be open for brick painting on Friday, July 3 at 8:00-10:00 a.m.)
Welcome Reception: 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Kick off the reunion at the Welcome Reception at the Cleary Center Dining Hall on the UW-L campus. Gather with former classmates and friends for hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.
UW-L Theatre Production: Hair 7:30 p.m.
Polish up the old sandals. Restring your beads. Patch up the bell bottoms and “Let the Sunshine In!” The UW-L Theatre Department presents the tribal love-rock musical, Hair, written by James Rado, Gerome Ragni and Galt MacDermot. UW-L Theatre has performed Hair three times under the direction of the late Dr. Robert S. Joyce and this year under the creative supervision of Mary Leonard. A block of seats have been reserved for alumni reunion attendees. However, to guarantee your seats, please complete the Alumni Registration Form. Be sure to check out the “
Starlite Lounge: Following the Production
It’s not over yet…Continue the fun and meet friends for a night cap at the Starlite Lounge above Buzzard Billy’s (
Friday, July 3
Breakfast: On Your Own
Have breakfast on your own or coordinate with friends. Enjoy your hotel’s complimentary breakfast or treat yourself at to a special breakfast at Fayze’s, State Street Kitchen, or Perkins…just to name a few.
Green Room Brick Painting Open Session: 8:00-10:00 a.m.
Commemorate your UW-L undergraduate theatre years by painting a brick in the Green Room. Paints and brushes will be available for this open session.
Alumni Group Photo: 10:30 a.m.
Get ready to flash your pearlie-whites for the group photo. Meet in the lobby of the Center for the Arts building.
Alumni as Mentors Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
It’s a small world, and nowhere is that more true than in the “theatre world.” Share your knowledge, experience and expertise over lunch with budding young theatre professionals. If you plan to attend this event, please be sure to indicate it on the attached registration form.
Campus/Theatre Tours: 2:00 p.m.
Put on your walking shoes to find out what’s new and what’s changed on campus with a tour by the UW-L Vanguards. Check out the “old and new”
Rededication of the Robert S. Joyce Green Room: 3:00 p.m.
Dr. Robert Suddards Joyce passed away in 2000, shortly after his third production of Hair. Dr. Joyce was an integral part of Theatre Arts at the
Time On Your Own: 4:00 p.m. - ?
This is your time to explore old haunts, explore new attractions or just relax. Might we suggest an Island Girl Cruise, a stroll through
Saturday, july 4
Family Picnic: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Join friends and classmates for the last hoorah at the Family Picnic in
An Afternoon of Improv: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Are you ready for a laugh-out-loud afternoon of improv? Step up and show us what you’ve got. Or, for those who simply wish to play the role of “audience member” feel free to come and cheer on your favorite performer. Led by UW-L Theatre alum and adjunct professor, Anne Drecktrah and alumni Curtis Bisek. An Afternoon of Improv is sure to be fun for all.
Time On Your Own: 4:00 p.m. - ?
Staying in town? Join the festivities at Riverfest and watch the fireworks on the river. For more information, check out http://www.riverfestlacrosse.com/.