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Murder on the Orient Express

Adapted by ken Ludwig
Directed by Greg Parmeter

Murder on the Orient ExpressJust after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks.  The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer.  An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside.  Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer—in case he or she decides to strike again.

Performance Dates:
October 14-15 & 20-22, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
October 16 & 23, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts
Assigned Seating.

ONLINE ticket sales begin Saturday, October 1 at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts.  Tickets are available for purchase in person at the box office in the Center for the Arts or by calling 608.785.6696 beginning Monday, October 10 at 1:00 p.m.  Box office hours are Monday through Friday 1:00-3:00 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance.

Ticket Prices: $20 adults; $18 seniors/non UWL students; $8 UWL students. 
Tickets purchased/printed at the box office (or via phone) will incur an additional fee per ticket.  Patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets online and download the tickets/bar code to their phone or email which can be scanned at the theatre. 

Last Train to Nibroc

By Arlene Hutton
Directed by Nic Barilar

Last Train to NibrocLast Train to Nibroc is a simple, honest and genuine play about a young man and woman who meet on a train at the beginning of World War II. Raleigh has just been discharged from the military due to his epilepsy, while May is returning from a disappointing visit with her fiancé on leave in California. After May grudgingly allows Raleigh to sit next to her, it kicks off a love story that runs the length of the war. The two come to find out that they grew up in neighboring small towns in Kentucky. May is returning to hers, but Raleigh is taking the train all the way to New York City. There, he dreams of becoming a writer, much like recently deceased F. Scott Fitzgerald and Nathanael West — who are in the baggage car.

Performance Dates:
November 3-5, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
November 6, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall
General Admission.

ONLINE ticket sales begin Saturday, October 1 at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts.  Tickets are available for purchase in person at the box office in the Center for the Arts or by calling 608.785.6696 beginning Monday, October 31 at 1:00 p.m.  Box office hours are Monday through Friday 1:00-3:00 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance.

Ticket Prices: $20 adults; $18 seniors/non UWL students; $8 UWL students. 
Tickets purchased/printed at the box office (or via phone) will incur an additional fee per ticket.  Patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets online and download the tickets/bar code to their phone or email which can be scanned at the theatre. 

 

A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Barbara Field
Directed by Mary Leonard
A Christmas CarolPresenting the Guthrie Theatre’s version, adapted by Barbara Field, is a UW-L Theatre tradition, sure to put you in a festive spirit. On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge learns his stinginess and uncaring attitude towards others could doom him to walk the earth after death wearing a heavy chain of his own creation. But a restless night of visits from the Three Ghosts shows Scrooge memories he’s forgotten and his likely future should he continue his cantankerous ways.

Performance Dates:
December 2-3 & 8-10, 2022 at 7:30 p.m.
December 4 & 11, 2022 at 2:00 p.m.
Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts
Assigned Seating.

ONLINE ticket sales begin Saturday, October 1 at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts.  Tickets are available for purchase in person at the box office in the Center for the Arts or by calling 608.785.6696 beginning Monday, November 28 at 1:00 p.m.  Box office hours are Monday through Friday 1:00-3:00 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance.

Ticket Prices: $22 adults; $20 seniors/non UWL students; $8 UWL students. 
Tickets purchased/printed at the box office (or via phone) will incur an additional fee per ticket.  Patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets online and download the tickets/bar code to their phone or email which can be scanned at the theatre.

 

The Secret in the Wings

By Mary Zimmerman
Directed by Greg Parmeter

The Secret in the WingsMary Zimmerman’s The Secret in the Wings adapts a group of lesser-known fairy tales to create a theatrical work that sets their dark mystery against her signature wit and humor. The play opens as a married couple leave their young daughter, Audrey, with the babysitter for the evening as they head out to a party.  The couple sees a genial, avuncular babysitter, but Audrey sees a hideous ogre with a spiny tail who has obvious plans to devour her.

Performance Dates:
February 24-25 & March 2-4, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
February 26 & March 5, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts
Assigned Seating.

ONLINE ticket sales begin Saturday, October 1 at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts.  Tickets are available for purchase in person at the box office in the Center for the Arts or by calling 608.785.6696 beginning Monday, February 20 at 1:00 p.m.  Box office hours are Monday through Friday 1:00-3:00 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance.

Ticket Prices: $20 adults; $18 seniors/non UWL students; $8 UWL students. 
Tickets purchased/printed at the box office (or via phone) will incur an additional fee per ticket.  Patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets online and download the tickets/bar code to their phone or email which can be scanned at the theatre. 

 

Dragons Love Tacos

By Ernie Nolan
Adapted from the book by Adam Rubin
Directed by Nic Barilar

Dragons Love TacosDragons love tacos.  They love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos.  So, if you want to lure a bunch of dragons to your party, you should definitely serve tacos.  Buckets and buckets of tacos.  Unfortunately, where there are tacos, there is also salsa.  And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa…oh, boy!  You’re in red-hot trouble.

Performance Dates:
April 1, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. (public performances)
Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall
General Admission.  Limited seating.

ONLINE ticket sales begin Saturday, October 1 at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts.  Tickets are available for purchase in person at the box office in the Center for the Arts or by calling 608.785.6696 beginning Monday, March 27 at 1:00 p.m.  Box office hours are Monday through Friday 1:00-3:00 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance.

Ticket Prices: $10 adults/seniors/non UWL students; $8 children/UWL students. 
Tickets purchased/printed at the box office (or via phone) will incur an additional fee per ticket.  Patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets online and download the tickets/bar code to their phone or email which can be scanned at the theatre. 

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Book by Jeffrey Lane
Directed by Mary Leonard

Dirty Rotten ScoundrelsThe musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels centers on two con men living on the French Riviera. The first is the suave and sophisticated Lawrence Jameson; the other, a small-time crook named Freddy Benson. After meeting on a train, they unsuccessfully attempt to work together only to find that this small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement: the first one to extract $50,000 from a young female target, heiress Christine Colgate, wins and the other must leave town.

Performance Dates:
April 21-22 & 27-29, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
April 23 & 30, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts
Assigned Seating.

ONLINE ticket sales begin Saturday, October 1 at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts.  Tickets are available for purchase in person at the box office in the Center for the Arts or by calling 608.785.6696 beginning Monday, April 17 at 1:00 p.m.  Box office hours are Monday through Friday 1:00-3:00 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance.

Ticket Prices: $22 adults; $20 seniors/non UWL students; $8 UWL students.
Tickets purchased/printed at the box office (or via phone) will incur an additional fee per ticket.  Patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets online and download the tickets/bar code to their phone or email which can be scanned at the theatre.   

 

 

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Calahan Skogman, Theatre Performance (Class of 2016)
Matthias, Shadow and Bone (Netflix)

"Among the many seasons in my journey as an actor, my time spent with UWL Theatre was not only the most special, but the most important.  The program offered me incredible opportunities and instilled in me a profound belief in myself as a young artist.  It was there that I was fostered by my first theatrical family, and I am forever grateful." Alumni Spotlight--Calahan Skogman Calahan Skogman, Theatre Performance (Class of 2016) Matthias, Shadow and Bone (Netflix) "Among the many seasons in my journey as an actor, my time spent with UWL Theatre was not only the most special, but the most important. The program offered me incredible opportunities and instilled in me a profound belief in myself as a young artist. It was there that I was fostered by my first theatrical family, and I am forever grateful."
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Class Assignment--Lighting Design Class, taught by Mandy Kolbe Lighting Design Class Class Assignment--Lighting Design Class, taught by Mandy Kolbe
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Camille Foss (Class of 2022) focusing lights for the production of Love/Sick in the Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall. Focusing Lights Camille Foss (Class of 2022) focusing lights for the production of Love/Sick in the Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall.
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UWL Theatre faculty, Megan Morey, welding scenery for the production, The Revolutionists. Welding in the Scene Shop UWL Theatre faculty, Megan Morey, welding scenery for the production, The Revolutionists.
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UWL Theatre's Green Room.  Each year, graduating theatre majors "paint a brick" in the Green Room to commemorate their time at UWL.  Is yours in this photo? Green Room Memories UWL Theatre's Green Room. Each year, graduating theatre majors "paint a brick" in the Green Room to commemorate their time at UWL. Is yours in this photo?
UWL Theatre student, Nina Fredrickson, sewing costumes for the productions of Love/Sick and The Revolutionists in the costume shop. Costume Shop UWL Theatre student, Nina Fredrickson, sewing costumes for the productions of Love/Sick and The Revolutionists in the costume shop.
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Students have opportunities to work in the scene shop building sets, painting, designing props, etc. Student Building Scenery Students have opportunities to work in the scene shop building sets, painting, designing props, etc.
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UWL Theatre faculty, Ben Golden, works with a student to prepare and focus lights for the production of Love/Sick in Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall. Focusing Lights UWL Theatre faculty, Ben Golden, works with a student to prepare and focus lights for the production of Love/Sick in Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall.
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