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Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater (cwACT) will be hitting the stage with it’s production of The Philadelphia Story over two weekends. All shows are at the Theater@1800 (formerly the Sentry Theater), 1800 Northpoint Drive, Stevens Point, WI. Tickets are $12 for adults or $8 for children under 12 and are available online through the UWSP Box Office. There is additional ticket information on the cwACT site.
- Performances dates and times are:
- February 10, 2012 Friday – 7:30pm
- February 11, 2012 Saturday – 7:30pm
- February 12, 2012 Sunday – 4:00pm
- February 17, 2012 Friday – 7:30pm
- February 18, 2012 Saturday – 7:30pm
- February 19, 2012 Sunday – 4:00pm
This play has nothing in the world to do with HIV or AIDS. There was a movie in 1993 called Philadelphia with Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington, and yes, that movie was about a lawyer with HIV. There is also a TV show called It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which is a sitcom starring Danny DeVito, and, for that matter, there was a not very good time travel movie in 1984 called Read Full Article −>
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Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater will be holding auditions for their production of Philip Barry’s classic The Philadelphia Story on Monday, November 14, 2011, and Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at 6:30 pm each evening. Auditions will be held at the Arts Shack, 2952 Minnesota Ave., Stevens Point, WI. Six scripts will be available for check out from the Portage County Public Library, 1001 Main Street, Stevens Point WI until Monday, November 14. If you prefer to have your own copy, or just want to add a good script to your collection, they are also available for purchase from Amazon.com. Be sure to review the Theater FAQs on Auditioning to help you get ready.
Director Susan Edgren is looking for Read Full Article −>
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Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater presents Dirty Rotten Scoundrels Thursday through Sunday, October 20-23, 2011 at the Theater@1800 (formerly the Sentry Theater). Shows are at 7:30 pm on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and at 4:00 pm on Sunday. Tickets are $18 for adults and $9 for children under 12, and are available from the UWSP Ticket Office. Additional ticketing options can be found on the cwACT ticket information page.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek (The Full Monty (2000), Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (2010))and a book by Jeffrey Lane (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (2010)), ran on Broadway in 2005 and played 626 performances. The show is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film from 1988, cleverly titled Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
This isn’t Shakespeare. It’s musical comedy; so we’re not going to spend a lot of time explaining plot intricacies or language nuances or such. You don’t need that. You might want to know that the plot revolves around two con men who are trying to seduce the same woman on a bet, so there’s some off color humor that might not be entirely appropriate for the younger set. But other than that one thing, you really just need to know it’s smart comedy.
And that’s enough.
Now get off the internet and go to the show!
Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater (cwACT) is in need of a few additional men for the ensemble in their current production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. The characters needed have lines and do some singing. cwACT has information regarding the show and the available roles posted on their website in the current edition of their newsletter.
Performances for the show will be on October 20, 21, 22 and 23, 2011, at the Theater@1800 (formerly the Sentry Theater).
If you’re interested in helping out, please contact director Tim Niehaus by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re not interested in helping out, but know somebody who might be, pass this along.
The Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater (cwACT) 2011-2012 season is about to get under way.
They open in October with Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, music and lyrics by David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane, the 2005 musical adaptation of the 1988 film of the same name, which, unofficially, is in turn based on the 1964 David Niven film, Bedtime Story. Next up, in February, will be the classic romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story, written in 1939 by Philip Barry specifically for Katharine Hepburn and adapted by Barry into the 1940 film of the same name, again starring Ms. Hepburn. The season will close in May with their production of Arcadia, a 1993 play by Tom Stoppard, of which the reviewer for the Daily Telegraph in London once said, “I have never left a play more convinced that I had just witnessed a masterpiece”.
High marks for Read Full Article −>
Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater (cwACT) will be holding auditions for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on Monday and Tuesday, August 15 and 16, 2011, at 7:00 pm each evening at the Theater@1800 (formerly the Sentry Theater). Performance dates for the show are October 20, 21, 22 and 23, 2011.
In preparation for your audition, director Tim Niehaus asks that you prepare an upbeat, modern show tune to perform, and that you also bring the sheet music for your selection with you. A piano accompanist will be provided. There may also be a movement component, so avoid wearing anything too constricting. If you have any questions regarding the auditions, Read Full Article −>
The deadline to contact cwACT regarding this show is
FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011
Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater (cwACT) needs a director for their fall musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Performances are scheduled for October 20-23, 2011, at the Theater@1800 (formerly the Sentry Theater). Anyone interested in directing the show should contact cwACT President, Craig Reinking via email.
Earlier this year, cwACT had announced Chicago as their fall show, but ultimately the rights fell through. <Insert platitude here regarding the counting of chickens….Now, then. Moving on.>
Their Board of Directors switched gears quickly, selecting Dirty Rotten Scoundrels as the replacement, but is now in need of a Read Full Article −>
Part 1 of this series focused on the structural reorganization of the Wisconsin Arts Board and potential macro-level decreases in funding. Part 2 showed the dollars and cents impact the Wisconsin Arts Board has in central Wisconsin. This final installment will discuss our community’s options to insure the future of our local arts programs.
Your Personal Politics Don’t Matter
There certainly is a debate that could be had over Read Full Article −>
Part 1 of this series considered the structural dissolution and reorganization of the Wisconsin Arts Board and the macro-level decreases in funding that lie ahead under Governor Walker’s proposed state budget for the next two years. This installment will detail the local arts organizations that will be impacted by these changes.
Impact on Local Theater Groups
Between 2010 and 2011, the Wisconsin Arts Board provided Read Full Article −>
Many arts organizations statewide receive funding from the Wisconsin Arts Board, including a number of our local theater groups. There are some significant changes coming for the WAB under Governor Walker’s Budget Repair Law and the proposed biennial budget for fiscal 2012-13 that will impact many of our organizations.
In this series, we’ll talk about Read Full Article −>