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It’s a new school year, and the drama departments at Wausau West, Wausau East, Edgar, and DC Everest are all gearing up for their fall shows. Through a variety of styles and time frames, all four are performing comedies. Conveniently, if you want to catch them all, the productions are on consecutive weekends.
The East End Players hit the stage first, and they’re taking us back to the roots of comedy with William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, a lovely counter-point to UWMC’s recent production of Shakespeare’s tragic Romeo and Juliet. The following weekend, Edgar Theatre Company (ETC) jumps into the 1940s with their production of Mary Chase’s classic, Harvey, the first production to be staged in Edgar High School’s brand spanking new auditorium.
Hitting the fast forward button again, Wausau West brings us the 2005 nouveau classic, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a musical comedy performed in one act. Finally, DC Everest Drama goes forward and backward in time with a 2006 show that centers around a fictional 1928 Jazz Age musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, leveraging a variation on the show-within-a-show device that worked so nicely in Wausau East’s spring production of Kiss Me Kate.
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Sneak Peek at Wausau Community Theatre’s Oklahoma!
Wausau Community Theatre is presenting its production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic Oklahoma! at The Grand Theater, 415 North 4th Street, Wausau, WI, on Thursday through Sunday, September 8-11, 2011. Shows are at 6:30 pm on Thursday, 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 2:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $21 for adults, $17 for seniors and college students, and $13 for youth. There is a $3.00 processing fee for phone, fax & mail orders and tickets are $3.00 more at the door. Call the WCT office for tickets or for additional information.
The History of Oklahoma!
Before you head to the theater, you should Read Full Article −>
The Importance of Being Earnest
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Oasis Theater Ensemble
Oasis Theater Ensemble will present its production of the Oscar Wilde classic The Importance of Being Earnest at the Wausau East High School Theater, 2607 North 18th Street, Wausau, on Thursday through Sunday, August 25-28, 2011. Show times are 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 2:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and are available at the door.
The Meaning of "Ensemble"
Oasis rehearsals have a unique vibe.
There’s a geographic component, to be sure. They do their work in the community room in the back of St. John’s Episcopal Church on McClellan Street in downtown Wausau. The door to get in is right behind Downtown Grocery, so when you go in or out Read Full Article −>
Evita logo courtesy of the Everest Academy for the Arts
The Everest Academy for the Arts presents its production of Evita, by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, on Thursday through Sunday, August 4-7, 2011. Performances begin at 7:30 pm each evening and will be held at the DC Everest Senior High School Theatre, 6500 Alderson Street, Schofield, WI. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, available from ShowTix4U.com. Tickets will be $2 more at the door, if available.
On Thursday evening, July 28, 2011, director Christian Ammon invited The Theater Community into the rehearsal space at DC Everest Senior High School for a preview of the Everest Academy for the Arts upcoming production of Evita. Read Full Article −>
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Introspect Dance Company will present their original show, Scenes From An Italian Restaurant, on Thursday through Saturday, July 21-23, 2011, at the DC Everest Senior High School Theatre. Shows begin at 7:30 pm each evening. Tickets are $10 for adults or $5 for students and for each ticket sold $1 will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This performance of the Introspect Dance Company is sponsored by the Everest Academy for the Arts.
On Monday night, July 18, 2011, Lindsay Kujawa invited me to watch a dress rehearsal of this year’s production from Introspect Dance Company, titled Scenes From An Italian Restaurant. Kujawa is the playwright, director, and choreographer for the show, and is also the founder of the dance company which staged its first performance in 2009. This year’s production, their third, is slated to be the last IDC production in Wausau. In the fall, Kujawa is headed for the brighter lights of New York, along with her musical director (who, incidentally, is also her fiance), Nathan Barr.
The Introspect Dance Company Back Story
(For those of you who like back stories…)
Introspect Dance Company is composed of two primary elements, Read Full Article −>
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Waupaca Community Theatre presents Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street over two weekends at the Waupaca High School Performing Arts Center. Shows will be on Friday through Sunday, July 22-24, 2011, and Thursday through Saturday, July 28-30, 2011. The Sunday, July 24 show is at 2:30 pm. On all other show dates, performances begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 for all seats, and advance tickets are available at the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce at 221 South Main Street, Waupaca.
Sweeney Todd is a rare beast. It’s a macho musical. Read Full Article −>
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Mosinee Community Theatre will present their summer production of Nunsense at the Creske Center Auditorium, in Mosinee High School, on July 22-24, 2011. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for college students or students of life over the age of 55, and $8 for those in high school or younger. Advance tickets are available at Beatitudes Coffee & Tea Shop, 421 4th St, Mosinee, and Lee’s Piggly Wiggly, 530 West State Highway 153, Mosinee. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Musical theater can come to us by many different roads. Much of it is written directly for the stage, like Wausau Community Theatre's upcoming Oklahoma!, but a lot of musicals are adapted from other works. Man of La Mancha, coming in November, also from Wausau Community Theatre, is based on a 1959, non-musical teleplay called I, Don Quixote, which, in turn, was based on Miguel de Cervantes’ novel Don Quixote. Increasingly, we’re seeing films adapted into musicals, like Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater's season opener, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Central Wisconsin Children’s Theatre’s recent double run of Footloose. Other shows are even less traditional. Evita, coming in August from the Everest Academy for the Arts, is based on a concept album by the composer.
Nunsense, though, takes the idea of "adapted from another medium" to a whole new level. Read Full Article −>
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The Edgar Theatre Company, based out of Edgar High School, will be presenting The Wizard of Oz at The Grand Theater on the 400 Block in downtown Wausau on July 14 and 15, 2011. Shows are at 7:00 pm each evening and tickets for all seats are just $5.00. Seating is general admission and tickets are available at the door.
The Wizard of Oz is a musical based on the 1939 film, which is now essentially etched, frame by frame, into the genetic code of all higher forms of life. This is the ACTUAL story of the Wizard of Oz from L. Frank Baum; not that second rate, derivative, back-story thing with the weak second act that’s been making it’s wicked rounds in theaters. This is legit.
The real story here, though, isn’t the show. The real story here is Read Full Article −>
Central Wisconsin Children’s Theatre (CWCT) will be presenting its Stevens Point performances of Footloose, the Musical on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 15-17, 2011, at the Theater@1800 (formerly the Sentry Theater). Shows are at 7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, with 2:00 pm matinees on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and are available from ShowTix4U.com.
Wausau Community Theatre will be performing Smokey Joe’s Cafe on June 23-26, 2011, at The Grand Theater on the newly rechristened 400 Block in downtown Wausau. Shows are at 6:30 pm on Thursday, 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, and 2:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets are available at the WCT Business Office, 136 Spring Street in Schofield, by calling 715-359-3972, or at the door. (Advance ticket purchases are discounted Read Full Article −>