2013-2014 Season Listing 

To order season tickets, please call the Department of Theatre Arts at 608-785-6701 or print and mail the Theatre Season Subscription Order Form.

Little Shop of Horrors  Little Shop of Horrors
Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Directed by Mary Leonard

Performance Dates
June 27-29 & July 5-6 at 7:30 p.m.
June 30 & July 7 at 2:00 p.m.
Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts

Ticket Prices: $20 adults; $18 seniors/non UWL students; $10 UWL students.  Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, June 24 at 1:00 p.m.  (Box office will be closed on July 4th.)

Plant yourself in the theatre for this campy horticultural horror musical.  Gawky Seymour Krelborn, looking for a way to save his job in a ramshackle, skid row flower shop, purchases a curious exotic plant hoping it will make business bloom.  And it does.  There's just one problem:  the little creeper posses a rapacious appetite for fresh human plasma and it's mushrooming out of control.

**Please Note: Little Shop of Horrors is not included in the season ticket package.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS ENCORE PERFORMANCE/SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
September 7 at 7:30 p.m.
September 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 3 at 1:00 p.m.
Tickets are $25 adults; $20 seniors/non UWL students, and $10 UWL students.  General Admission.


 
Detroit flaming grill  Detroit
by Lisa D'Amour
Directed by Beth Cherne

Performance Dates
October 18-19 & 24-26 at 7:30 p.m.
October 20 & 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts

Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, October 14 at 1:00 p.m.
(Early season subscriber reservations begin Monday, October 7)

Ticket Prices: $16 adults; $14 seniors/non UWL students; $5 UWL students.

In a 'first ring' suburb outside a midsized American city, Ben and Mary fire up the grill to welcome the new neighbors who've moved into the long-empty house next door.  The fledgling friendship soon veers out of control--with unexpected consequences.  Shining a light on the middle class American Dream, Detroit looks at what happens when we open ourselves up to something new.


Boy Gets Girl  Boy Gets Girl
By Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Walter Elder

Performance Dates
November 7-9 at 7:30 p.m.
November 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall

Tickets go on sale Monday, November 4 at 1:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $16 adults; $14 seniors/non UWL students; $5 UWL students.

Boy Gets Girl uses the story of what happens when a blind date turns into a living nightmare to examine stalking, sexism and the nature of the idea of romantic pursuit.  After an awkward blind date, Theresa attempts to gently break it off with Tony.  However, Tony is not swayed and continues to intrude further into Theresa's life.  Despite all her efforts to avoid him, she eventually realizes that he has and will always have control over her life.

**Please Note:  Boy Gets Girl is NOT part of the season ticket package.



A Christmas Carol  A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Barbara Field
Directed by Mary Leonard

Performance Dates
December 6-7 & 12-14 at 7:30 p.m.
December 7 & 8 at 2:00 p.m.
Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts

Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, December 2 at 1:00 p.m.
(Early season subscriber reservations begin Thursday, November 21)

Ticket Prices: $18 adults; $16 seniors/non UWL students; $5 UWL students.

A Holiday Classic!  On Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge learns his stinginess and uncaring attitude towards others could doom him to walk the earth after death wearing a heavy chain of his own creation.  But a restless night of visits from the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet To Come shows Scrooge memories he's forgotten and his likely future should he continue his cantankerous ways.



Young Frankenstein  Young Frankenstein
by Mel Brooks
Directed by Mary Leonard

Performance Dates
February 28-March 1 & March 6-8 at 7:30 p.m.
March 2 & 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts

Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, February 24 at 1:00 p.m.
(Early season subscriber reservations begin Monday, February 17)

Ticket Prices: $18 adults; $16 seniors/non UWL students; $5 UWL students.

It's Alive!  A wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend based on Mel Brooks' classic comedy masterpiece, the story follows bright young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to complete his grandfather's masterwork and bring a corpse to life.  Together with his oddly-shaped and endearing helper Igor, his curvaceous lab assistant Inga, and in spite of his incredibly self-involved madcap fiancé Elizabeth, Frankenstein succeeds in creating a monster--but not without scare and quite often hilarious complications.  A blissfully funny monster mash!


Kinesis Dance Kinesis Dance Theatre
Choreographed by Kathy Gorman

Performance Dates
March 28 & 29, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are available at the door only.  General seating.

(Early season subscriber reservations begin Monday, March 24)

Ticket Prices:  $16 adults; $14 seniors/non UWL students; $5 UWL students.

This dance ensemble is made up of UW-L students eager to exhibit their dancing techniques.  This exhilarating performance compiles many different dancing styles including modern, jazz, tap and ballet, culminating into a wonderful performance.
   
Great Alphabet Adventure  The Great Alphabet Adventure
By Julia Flood
Directed by Beth Cherne
Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall

School Performance Dates/Information
April 9-11 at 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., & 1:00 p.m. (school performances only)
Tickets are $5 per person (children, teachers, chaperones, etc.)
Schools may reserve group tickets beginning August 19, 2014 by calling the Department of Theatre Arts at 608-785-6701.

Click here for the Teacher's Resource Guide for The Great Alphabet Adventure


Public Performance Dates/Information
April 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. (public performances)
Tickets are $5 for children; $8 for adults.
Tickets go on sale Monday, April 7 at 1:00 p.m.  Box office hours are Monday through Friday 1:00-4:30 p.m. and one hour prior to each performance.  General admission seating.  Limited seating available.
To purchase ticket by phone, please call 608-785-8522 beginning Monday, April 7, 2014.
**Please note that the children's production tends to sell out quickly.**

After a rainy day at school, Alex comes home excited to play video games, but suddenly the power goes out leaving a book as his only entertainment and Alex feels certain that he will die of boredom. Zora, a new girl next door is determined to go on an adventure. Zora discovers that Alex’s old picture book, The Great Alphabet Adventure, is mysteriously blank and that their job will be to find the missing letters and return them to the book. Alex’s ordinary room begins to reveal extraordinary hidden worlds and a cast of colorful and wacky characters who lead Alex, Zora and the audience on a treasure hunt through the alphabet. In the end, Alex and Zora learn something about the fun of reading and about the value of friendship.

**Please Note: The Great Alphabet Adventure is not included in the season ticket package.
   
The Metal Children  The Metal Children
By Adam Rapp
Directed by Walter Elder

Performance Dates
April 25-26 & May 1-3 at 7:30 p.m.
April 27 & May 4 at 2:00 p.m.
Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts

Tickets go on sale beginning Monday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m.
(Early season subscriber reservations begin Monday, April 14)

Ticket Prices: $16 adults; $14 seniors/non UWL students; $5 UWL students.

In small-town America, a young adult novel about teen pregnancy is banned by the local school board, igniting a fierce and violent debate over abortion, religious beliefs, and modern feminism. Its directionless New York City author arrives in town to defend the book and finds that it has inspired a group of local teens to rebel in strange and unexpected ways. A timely and unforgettable drama about the failure of urban and heartland America to understand each other, The Metal Children explores what happens when fiction becomes a matter of life and death.