Upcoming Performances & History

 

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Spring Awakening

Opens October 27.

The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, told by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater through what Entertainment Weekly called, "the most gorgeous Broadway score this decade," Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. 

Performances October 27, 28; November 3, 4, 5

Rated R for strong language and mature themes.

Anatomy

A Christmas Carol

The presentation of the classic Dicken's Tale has been a staple of Manitowoc for years. Partnering with Kathie Bundy's theatrical group, the UW Manitowoc is excited to have this performance on our stage and to provide the opportunity for our students to work on it on stage and off. Don't miss it!

Peformances December 16 and 17.

Family Friendly

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Tony and Tina's Wedding

If you missed this energetic event this past year you have a chance to correct your mistake...and if you were there you know you want to do it again. A complete improvisational, audience-participation theatrical experience featuring the wedding and reception of Tina Vitale and Tony Nunzio. Don't miss it!

Performances February 1, 2, and 3. Admission includes dinner and wedding cake!

Rated PG13 - It's a racy wedding!

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Lovers and Executioners

This "startlingly modern" tale marries the best of renaissance verse and swordplay with a contemporary tone. Calling the play "funny, grim, superb" the Washington Post wrote: "Strand's very free adaptation is like the best comedy, wild yet precise. He's dared to translate Montfleury's 17th-century poetry into 20th-century verse, and the language rollicks along from comic anachronism to melancholy aphorism." Keeping certain conventions of the genre, such as the commedia dell'arte-inspired comedy, the play focuses on the very serious questions of justice and revenge. It features a superb leading-actress breeches role and a coup de theatre ending. "Darkly hilarious, brightly poetic and emotionally scary," said Washington City Paper.

Performances March 9, 10; 16, 17 & 18.

Rated PG for some colorful language and adult humor.

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Rhinoceros: A Staged Reading

The sublime is confused with the ridiculous in this savage commentary on the human condition, a staple of every theatre classroom and 20th century drama. A small town is besieged by one roaring citizen who becomes a rhinoceros and proceeds to trample on the social order. As more citizens are transformed into rhinoceroses, the trampling becomes overwhelming, and more and more citizens become rhinoceroses. One sane man, Berenger, remains, unable to change his form and identity.  "An allegory for our times." - The New York Times  "Its satricical humor, combined with its provocative theme and surprisingly moving ending, results in an evening that is strange, disturbing and arresting." - New York Post

Performances April 13 & 14

 

2016-17

On The Verge: A Staged Reading

Silence

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Tony & Tina's Wedding

Zombie Prom

The Last Five Years

Anatomy of Gray: A Staged Reading

2015-16

Into the Woods

Neighborhood 3

2014-15