2014-15 University Theatre Performances
Please contact Ray, Ray.Pritchard@uwc.edu with any questions about upcoming performances.
April 8, 9, 10, 11, 2015
THE STORY: On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness—or genius—will she inherit?
General admission: $10
Seniors/Non UW-Manitowoc students: $7
UW-Manitowoc students: FREE w/ ID
Advance tickets are available in the Administrative Services Office, 920-683-4700
“Into the Woods”
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless yet relevant piece and rare modern classic. The TONY Award-winning book and score are both enchanting and touching.
The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
One of Sondheim's most popular works, Into The Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy. Designers will especially enjoy highlighting the fantastical elements of this magical word.
“Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom”
In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own.
University Theatre News
Student wins award at Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Midwest Region 3, Milwaukee
In January, two students from the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc theater program traveled to the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 3 being held in Milwaukee. Region 3 consists of schools from Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana. While at the KCACTF these students got the opportunity to meet, work with, take classes from and audition for theatre professionals from around the country.
While at KCACTF Kevin Seivert and his partner Alyssa Klug competed in the Irene Ryan Scholarship competition. Although they did not move past the first round, both students were extremely proud of their work and continued to take various classes and workshops in acting, lighting design, prop design, stage makeup, and dramaturgy.
Also while at KCACTF Kevin auditioned and was cast in a 10-minute play reading and a full length play reading. The full length play he was a part of took the award for the National Playwriting Program Regional Playwriting Competition for New Works.
Kevin also auditioned for the Open Jar Actor Training Institute Scholarship Competition and won! Kevin immediately won a $600 scholarship to travel to New York City this summer to take courses and be seen by Broadway Professionals and Casting Directors! He is also entered into the "Pyramid Prize" and if selected will receive a full ride scholarship to this event!
Kevin represented UW-Manitowoc at festival for his role as Beethoven in the fall production of Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. This win is a HUGE honor for both Kevin and the theatre program at UW-Manitowoc!