UW-Whitewater’s Theatre/Dance 18-19 Season Announced

The 2018-19 season lineup is filled with comedy, drama, mystery, song & dance, and something for the kids.

The six shows presented this year include Love, Loss and What I Wore, Devon’s Hurt, Ghosts, Behind the Scenes Experience, Triumph of Love, DanceScapes‘19, and Angel Street.

For tickets and information call: 262-472-2222 or purchase tickets online at http://tickets.uww.edu (additional fees apply for online sales). Subscriptions can be purchased Six Shows for $50 or less!

The Season begins October 8 through October 13 at 7:30 pm and October 14 at 2:00 pm in Hicklin Studio Theatre – Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Nora and Delia Ephron adapted from the bestselling book by Irene Beckerman and directed by Angela Iannone. Five women take a nostalgic, witty and poignant tour of their wardrobes telling tales of their lives through each item of clothing in Love, Loss and What I Wore. Come see the honest and compelling monologues from diverse women that bring laughter and bittersweet memories to life.

“Fabulous.” – New York Theatre Guide

*Be advised, themes of domestic violence are present in this play and may not be suitable for all audiences.

October 27 at 1:00 pm in Barnett Theatre before the cast and crew take it on tour for a week is Devon’s Hurt, by Laurie Brooks and directed by Kymberly Mellen, the play shares a serious message about dealing with bullying, feelings, resolving conflicts and becoming a friend. Eight-year-old Devon is having a terrible day. Problems with his Mom, a teacher, a fight at school and worst of all a fight with his best friend. Devon’s feeling sorry for himself when The Hurt bursts out of his closet as a little fellow who won’t be ignored or pushed aside until Devon understands the nature of feelings. This is a fun show with a great message for young people. “Delightful.” – Nashville Children’s Theatre

December 4 through December 7 at 7:30 pm and December 8 at 2:00 pm in Hicklin Studio Theatre – Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen and directed by Bruce Cohen introduces us to Helene Alving who has spent her life attempting to preserve the family reputation from her husband’s adultery. Following his death, twenty years of deception are unraveled, and the past will haunt their son until his dying day. Come see how the sins of the father continue to haunt the family and the decisions they must make. “Grabs you. . . never releases its grip.” – The Guardian

*Be advised, this play contains adult subject matter in the form of sex, violence, assisted death and incest.

Dates: 1/15, 2/1, 2/20 & performance of your choice. (dates subject to change) Behind the Scenes Experience is being offered with Triumph of Love. This is a workshop that pulls back the curtain and allows the audience to experience the energy and excitement of the cast’s first reading of the script, the orchestra, actors and designers as they come together for rehearsal and a deep-dive into the design concepts. Step-by-step the UW-W staff will share their passion and process from the start to the final performance. Fee: $60 (subscriber rate $30)

February 26 and March 1 at 7:30 pm, and March 2 at 2:00 pm in Barnett Theatre – the musical Triumph of Love by James Magruder, lyrics by Susan Birkenhead and music by Jeffrey Stock, directed by Bruce Cohen and music direction by Robert Gehrenbeck. Triumph of Love focuses on two dueling households laying claim to the throne; Prince Agis vows to kill Princess Leonide so his family can reign with intellect over the realm. Leonide hopelessly falls for Agis and seeks entry into their private retreat disguised as a man. While only some are fooled by her disguise, all fall in love with her winsome spirit, as a hilariously messy path to love ensues. Join us for a rollicking musical ride on a difficult path to love, filled with deception, disguise, and confused relationships. “Bright. . . campy, irreverent wit.” – Variety

March 16 and 17 at 2:00 pm and March 18 and 19 at 7:30 pm in Barnett Theatre – DanceScapes‘19 is under the artistic direction of Amy Slater and features choreography by faculty, students, and guest artists at UW-Whitewater. Combining diverse creative visions the performances entertain, provoke thought, express an idea or story or simply present movement for movement’s sake. This year, the dance program is proud to host guest choreographers, Alfonso Cervera and Alessandra Williams as part of the Inclusive Excellence Fellows program, who will create exciting works for DanceScapes‘19. Their dances will bring inspiring vitality to this seasons’ performance.

“Dance is the hidden language of the soul.” – Martha Graham

May 1 through May 4 at 7:30 pm and May 5 at 2:00 pm in Barnett Theatre – Angel Street (Gaslight) by Patrick Hamilton and directed by Kymberly Mellen shines the light on the suavely handsome Mr. Manningham who has been slowly driving his devoted wife to the edge of insanity. This suspenseful drama uncovers his subtle plot, showing that Victorian tranquility is not what it seems on Angel Street, as a 15-year old murder is investigated.

“Spine chiller.” – Broadway World

*Be advised, this play contains themes of psychological abuse.

Take advantage of the subscription rates:

  • General public $50
  • Over 65 $40
  • Under 18 $30
  • UW-Whitewater Students $23

Single ticket prices for Love, Loss and What I Wore, Ghosts, DanceScape’19, and Angel Street:

  • General Public $12
  • Over 65 $10
  • Under 18 $7.50
  • UW-W Students and Veterans/Active Service people and their families $5.50

Single ticket prices for Triumph of Love:

  • General Public $14
  • Over 65 $12
  • Under 18 $9.50
  • UW-W Students and Veterans/Active Service people and their families $6.

Single ticket prices for Devon’s Hurt:

  • General Public $7
  • Over 65 $7
  • Under 18 $7
  • UW-W Students and Veterans/Active Service people and their families $5.

Order tickets by phone: (262) 472-2222, Monday – Friday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm or online http://tickets.uww.edu

The Theatre/Dance Department is dedicated to producing high quality, entertaining productions showcasing the talent of theatre majors, and a variety of other students. The department is designed to give students a real-world experience; often students create costumes, sets and lights, giving them the opportunity to apply theatrical craft. Every school year faculty and students produce six shows and a two-show Summeround season. To find additional information about the department, visit their website at http://www.uww.edu/cac/theatre-dance or find them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/UWWTheatreDance.

The Theatre/Dance Department 2018-19 Season is sponsored by the Daily Union, 940AM/WFAW and WCLO 1230AM/92.7FM

If you have a disability and desire accommodations, please advise us as early as possible. Requests are confidential. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater provides equal opportunities in employment and programming including Title IX and ADA requirements. Please contact Leslie LaMuro (262) 472-1228 for further information.

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