The Department of Theatre & Dance melds rigorous class work with exciting production opportunities. Jenkins and Studio theatres are the laboratories where classroom training gels into our students' art and craft. All performances are at 7:30 PM except as noted.


2014-2015 Season Performances  

Ticket Information can be obtained by visiting the UWSP Box Office website or by calling 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378. On the day of a performance, tickets are available by telephone or at the door but not on line.
Radium Girls

​October 17-19, 23-25, 2014
Noel Fine Arts Center Jenkins Theatre

Radium Girls
It was hailed as a miracle cure.  Then it started killing people.

Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith

When Grace Fryer becomes ill with radiation poisoning caused by contact with the radium-based paint she uses at her job, she has to fight a corporate cover-up for justice.  With humor and then heartbreak, RADIUM GIRLS tells the true story of the scandal that shocked America in the 1920’s.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

​November 14-16, 19-22, 2014
Noel Fine Arts Center Studio Theatre

"Can you spell irresistible? That's precisely the word for this entirely adorable musical!"
- New York Times

Directed by Mark Hanson

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee follows six awkward adolescents through their daunting and hilarious championship quest.  Along the way, they learn that there is more to life than winning a trophy.
Afterimages 2014

​December 5-7, 2014
Noel Fine Arts Center Jenkins Theatre

Radium Girls

New student choreography – emerging artistry

Experience the talent and exceptional artistic range of our student choreographers, performers and designers.

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Be Aggressive

February 6-8, 11-14, 2015
Noel Fine Arts Center Studio Theatre​

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When life begins to shed a tear, just perk up and say a cheer. 

Directed by Jennifer Stoessner​

Vista Del Sol is paradise. Sandy beaches. Avocado-lined streets. But for seventeen-year-old cheerleader Laura, everything changes when her mother is killed in a car crash, and she is thrust into the role of caregiver for her precocious younger sister and her brittle father. Escape comes in the form of a ferocious fellow cheerleader and a dream of the perfect standing back tuck.​

(Subject matter and language may be too intense for young children)​

On the Twentieth Century

February 27, 28, March 1, 4-7, 2015
Noel Fine Arts Center Jenkins Theatre

20thCentury poster.jpgPart operetta, part screwball comedy, part farce, and “all aboard” a train!

Directed by Alan Kenny

On the Twentieth Century concerns the efforts of a grandiose theatrical impresario, Oscar Jaffe, to persuade glamorous film star — and his former lover — Lily Garland to appear in his new stage production and save his floundering career.  All this has to happen before the 20th Century Limited reaches New York!
Danstage 2015

April 10-12, 15-18, 2015
Noel Fine Arts Center Studio Theatre

Radium GirlsFaculty premieres and guest choreography

Share in UWSP’s accomplished dancers’ versatility and artistry as they perform inspiring new work by faculty choreographers Michael Estanich, Jeannie Hill, Joan Karlen, Scott Wirtz-Olsen and renowned Chicago choreographer Autumn Eckman.


​May 1-3, 6-8, 2015
Noel Fine Arts Center Jenkins Theatre

The epic battle of wills over the affairs of state, the divine, and family.

(Subject matter may be too intense for young children)

Directed by Jared Hanlin

The sons of Oedipus lay dead in the aftermath of civil war in ancient Thebes.  When Creon assumes power, he decrees one brother be buried honorably and the other be left to rot in the open battlefield as a traitor.  A passionate battle of wills ensues when the brothers’ younger sister, Antigone, is caught burying the body and sentenced to death…  Witness one of our oldest and most provocative dramas in all of Western Theatre thrillingly unfold on the Jenkins stage.