Theatre

2014-15 Season

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Poster for Summer Musical

Kiss Me Kate

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack
Directed for the stage by Steve Decker
Music Direction by Nancy Van Brunt and Jennifer Nicolosi
Pit Conduction by Craig Hurst
Guest Artist Costume Designer: Franne Lee
July 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30pm
July 27 at 2:00pm
 
Auditions: May 18, and 19; Call backs, May 20.
 

Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, is a musical comedy based on William Shakespeare’s comedy, Taming of the Shrew . A play-within-a-play, we follow a group of theatre folk trying to mount a production while falling in and out of love, performing for a tough crowd and avoiding a few gangsters along the way. This revival of this family friendly classic features many numbers from the American songbook: Why Can't You Behave, So In Love Am I, Wunderbar, Tom, Dick or Harry, Were Thine That Special Face, Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, I Hate Men, Always True to You (In My Fashion) and Another Opnin’ Another Show. With a seventeen piece orchestra, glorious music, KISS ME KATE will be just plain fun, witty, melodious and sophisticated all in one show. A great “staycation” option for the summer!

 Summer Kids Play

Peter and the Wolf

Original story by Sergi Prokofiev
Adapted for the stage by Allison Gregory
Music by Hummie Mann
Directed by Jeff Smerz

August 5, 6, 7 and 8 at 10:00am and 1:00pm

Auditions: Contact jeff.smerz@uwc.edu

Peter was warned to stay out of the meadow because a wolf is on the prowl. But what little boy can resist playing outside on a beautiful day? Peter tries to protect his feathered friends duck and bird from the wolf. Will Peter’s plan to capture the wolf be successful? Join us for this classic children’s story brought to life onstage to find out! “If you like old-style Loony Tunes cartoons, you’ll appreciate this play. It’s fun whether you’re four, 40 or four score and 10.” –The Herald, Seattle

 Fall Play Poster

Welcome to the Grand Guignol:

Tales of Terror

Written by TBD
In Collaboration with Waukesha Reads!
Directed by Steve Decker
October 24 and 25 at 7:30pm
October 26 at 2:00pm
 
Auditions: Contact steven.decker@uwc.edu
 

Join us for Grand Guignol: Tales of Terror in connection with the Waukesha Reads community read project. Walk with a ghost hunter, escape an asylum, and gain admittance to an isolated hospital on a stormy night. You can witness these nightmarish offerings- if you dare! These chilling tales will keep you looking over your shoulder and make you sleep with the light on during this spooky homage to the work of Edgar Allan Poe!

 Spring 2015 Play

And Neither Have I Wings To Fly

Written by Ann Noble Massey
Directed by Steve Decker
March 6-7, 13-14 at 7:30pm
March 15 at 2:00pm
 
Auditions: Contact steven.decker@uwc.edu
 

This spirited, romantic drama is set in 1950’s Ireland where we follow the Donnelly sisters. Kathleen’s longing for freedom and adventure tugs stubbornly against Eveline’s traditional upbringing concerned with propriety, traditions and one’s place in the world. Delicate as fine linen, and fierce as a boxer, And Neither Have I Wings to Fly is a story of sacrifice and discovery, of knowing when to let go and when to run after. A sweet, tender play not to be missed!

Ticket Information

Admission to all performances is free to UW-Waukesha students.

All performances will be held in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, located in the Fine Arts Center on campus at 1500 N. University Drive. in Waukesha.

Summer Musical 
$12 adults, $10 students (and child price) & seniors
(Appropriate for children ages 5 and up)

Children's Play
$5 general admission (group rates available, contact Box Office)
(Appropriate for children ages 5 and up)

All Others
$10 adults, $8 students (and child price) & seniors

Tickets will be sold at the door. Box office opens 1 hours before curtain. All seating is general admission. Parking is free on campus on weekends, during the summer productions and any day after 4 p.m.

We accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover (all credit card charges have an additional $1.50 processing fee), Checks (made out to UW-Waukesha) and cash.

Auditions

Auditions are held by appointment only and consist of cold readings from the script. Auditions are held in the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. For more information or to make an audition appointment please contact steven.decker@uwc.edu at 262-521-5209.
 
2014 Fall Play Auditions:
Monday, September 8; Tuesday, September 9
 
2015 Spring Play Auditions:
Tuesday, February 3; Wednesday, February 4