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2020-2021 SEASON

**All productions are subject to change dependent on COVID-19 restrictions.


War of the Worlds: The Panic Broadcast

Based on the book by H.G. Wells
Adapted by Joe Landry
Inspired by and including The Mercury Theatre On the Air's infamous 1938 radio play
Directed by Greg Parmeter

War of the Worlds imagePerformance Dates:
October 2020
*Dates/times and production type (live audience and/or streaming) to be determined.

Ticket Prices: $18 adults; $16 seniors/non UWL students; $6 UWL students. 

An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds—but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles’s 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news.  This production recreates the colorful events surrounding the infamous evening, complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects.  This radio-play-within-a-radio-play is a thrilling homage to the form’s golden age and timely reminder of what fear can do to a society.

 

 

It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

By Joe Landry
Directed by Karen Dabney

It's a Wonderful Life imagePerformance Dates:
December 2020
*Dates/times and production type (live audience and/or streaming) to be determined.

Ticket Prices: $18 adults; $16 seniors/non UWL students; $6 UWL students.



It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
is based on the classic holiday movie with a clever twist thrown in: the story is staged as a live radio broadcast. Actors portray numerous characters with unique sound effects to accompany the storytelling. It’s a Wonderful Life tells the story of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable angel named Clarence to show George what life would be like if he wasn’t born for George to have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of the holidays.

 

She Kills Monsters

By Qui Nguyen
Directed by Greg Parmeter

Performance Dates:
February 26-27 & March 4-6, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
February 28 & March 7, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts
Assigned Seating.

ONLINE ticket sales begin Monday, February 5, 2021 at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts.  Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office in the Center for the Arts or by calling 608.785.6696 beginning Monday, February 22 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.

Ticket Prices: $18 adults; $16 seniors/non UWL students; $6 UWL students.

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly.  When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.  In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.

 

Legally Blonde: The Musical

Book by Heather Hach
Music & Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
Directed by Mary Leonard

Legally Blonde image

Performance Dates:

April 23-24 & April 29-May 1, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
April 25 & May 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts
Assigned Seating.

ONLINE ticket sales begin Monday, April 12, 2021 at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts.  Tickets may be purchased in person at the box office in the Center for the Arts or by calling 608.785.6696 beginning Monday, April 19 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.

Ticket Prices: $20 adults; $18 seniors/non UWL students; $6 UWL students. 

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!  Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.