Past Season Performances

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. 

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 2018-2019

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Winner of the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Drama! 
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Jared Hanlin


 


UWSP at Marshfield

Too Much Light Makes 
The Baby Go Blind

Written by Greg Allen
Directed by Brad Schmicker

 


UWSP at Wausau

The 25th Annual Putnam
County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
Directed by Sarah J. Rudolph
Musicial Direction by Julie Burgess


 Heathers: The Musical

What’s your damage, Heather? 
Music, lyrics, and book by Laurence O’Keefe
and Kevin Murphy 
Based on the film written by Daniel Waters
Directed by Mark Hanson
Choreography by Jeannie Hill 


 

AFTERIMAGES 2018

New student choreography – emerging artistry! 


 


A new play about love, nostalgia, the seasons,
and how we learn to say goodbye. 
By Adam Szymkowicz
Directed by Tyler Marchant
*Staged Reading

 


  

Macbeth

Long Live the King
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jared Hanlin
 


UWSP at Wausau


Distracted

By Lisa Loomer
Directed by Sarah J. Rudolph


 


Amour

Music By Michel Legrand
French Libretto by Didier van Cauwelaert
Adapted from Le passe-muraille by Marcel Aymé
(Les Éditions Gallimard)
English adaptation by Jeremy Sams

 

Directed by Mark Hanson
Music Directed by Kristin Stowell
Guest Choreographer, Sarah Hinrichsen



Danstage 2019

Gorgeous dancing, inspiring premieres! 


 2017-2018


Student Body

By Frank Winters
Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith

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Spamalot

Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle

Directed by Mark Hanson
Choreographed by Jeannie Hill 
Music Direction by Alan Patrick Kenny

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Afterimages 2017

New student choreography
– emerging artistry!



 



Metamorphoses

By Mary Zimmerman

Directed by Alan Patrick Kenny

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Danstage 2018

Gorgeous dancing, inspiring premieres!




Company

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by George Furth

Directed by Tyler Marchant
Music Direction by Mark Hanson

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 2016-2017


Unnecessary Farce

By Paul Slade Smith

Directed by Tyler Marchant

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La Cage Aux Folles

Music and Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Play "La Cage aux Folles" by Jean Poiret

Directed by Alan Kenny


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Afterimages 2016


New student choreography – emerging artistry

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Jacques Brel is Alive 
and Well and Living in Paris

Production Conception, English Lyrics and Additional Materials by Eric Blau and Mort Shuman
Based on Jacques Brel's Lyrics and Commentary
Music by Jacques Brel

Directed by Mark Hanson

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The Miracle Worker

By William Gibson

Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith

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Danstage 2017

Danstage 2017

Gorgeous dancing, inspiring premieres!

Exciting new work by faculty choreographers Michael Estanich, Jeannie Hill, Joan Karlen and renowned guest choreographer Eddy Ocampo.

 

Danstage 2017: In Rehearsal video

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Blood Wedding

By Federico Garcia Lorca
Translated by Lillian Groag

Directed by Jared Hanlin

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 2015-2016

The Seagull: Rehearsed

Based on the play The Seagull by Anton Chekhov
Adapted and Directed by Tyler Marchant

Participating entry in the 
American College Theatre Festival

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How To Succeed In Business
Without Really Trying

Music and Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert
Based on How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying by Shepherd Mead

Directed by Mark Hanson






Afterimages 2015

Afterimages 2015

New student choreography – emerging artistry


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A Midsummer Night’s Dream


By William Shakespeare

Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith






Danstage 2016

Faculty premieres and guest choreography.




 
 
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Dogfight 

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort

Directed by Alan Patrick Kenny



 2014-2015

 

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By D.W. Gregory

Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith


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The 25th Annual Putnam 
County Spelling Bee

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Additional Material by Jay Reiss

Directed by Mark Hanson
Musical Direction by Alan Patrick Kenny
Choreography by Adam Cates

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Radium Girls

Afterimages 2014

New student choreography – emerging artistry

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Be Aggressive

By Annie Weisman

Directed by Jennifer Stoessner

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On the Twentieth Century

Book and Lyrics by Adolph Green & Betty Comden
Music by Cy Coleman
Based on a play by Ben Hecht & Charles McArthur and also
a play by Bruce Milholland.

Directed by Patrick Alan Kenny

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Radium Girls


Danstage 2015

Faculty premieres and guest choreography

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Antigone

By Sophocles
Translated by Paul Woodruff

Directed by Jared Hanlin

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 2013-2014


Stags and Hens

Stags and Hens

By Willy Russell

Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith

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Carousel

Carousel

Music by Richard Rodgers
Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on Ferenc Molnar’s Play “Liliom”
As adapted by Benjamin F. Glazer
Original Dances by Agnes de Mille

Directed by Alan Patrick Kenny

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Afterimages 2013

New student choreography – emerging artistry!


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The Crucible

The Crucible

By Arthur Miller

Directed by Jared Hanlin

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Stags and Hens

Next to Normal

Music by Tim Kitt
Book & Lyrics by Brian Yorkey

Directed by Tyler Marchant




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Faculty premieres and guest choreography​.

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 2012-2013


The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest

By Oscar Wilde

Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith


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Lucky Stiff


 

Music by Stephen Flaherty
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens

Directed by Bradley Vieth 


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​Afterimages 2012

New student choreography - emerging artistry!

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By Paula Vogel

Directed by Jeffrey Stephens  

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Big Love

By Charles L. Mee 

Directed by Tyler Marchant
Choreography by Jessica Lanius  


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Danstage 2013

Faculty premieres & guest choreography!

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The Producers

A New Mel Brooks Musical​

Director Alan Patrick Kenny

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 2011-2012

The Playboy of the Western World

By John Millington Synge

 

Directed by Jeffrey Stephens

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlan
New Music By Jeanine Tesori
New Lyrics by Dick Scanlan

Directed by Tim Howard

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Afterimages 2011

New student choreography | emerging artistry

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The Normal Heart

By Larry Kramer

Directed by Steve Trovillion Smith

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A Streetcar Named Desire

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Tyler Marchant

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Spring Awakening


Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind

 

Directed by Jessica Lanius

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Danstage 2012


Faculty premieres and guest choreography. 

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 2010-2011

Soldiers Circle

By Russell Vandenbroucke

Directed by Steve Trovillion Smith 
(American College Theatre Festival Entry)

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Drood

Book, Music and Lyrics by Rupert Holmes

Directed by Roger Nelson

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Afterimages 2010

Striking new student choreography 

Photos by Kate Bourassa

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Almost Maine

By John Cariani

Directed by Tyler Marchant


Sunday in the Park with George

Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by James Lapine
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

Directed by Tim Howard 

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Danstage 2011

Extraordinary choreography by UWSP faculty and guests 

Photo by Kate Bourassa

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The Taming of the Shrew

Written by William Shakespeare

Directed by Matthew Crider 

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 2009-2010

The Inspector General

By Nikolai Gogol
Translated by Adrian Mitchell

Directed by Jeffrey Stephens

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Rent

Books, Music & Lyics By Jonathan Larson

Musical Arrangements, Original Concept/Additional Lyrics by 
Steve Skinner and Billy Aronson

Directed by Tyler Marchant

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Afterimages 2009

Extraordinary student created and performed choreography staged
in the intimate and dynamic Studio Theatre. 

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Nickel and Dimed

By Joan Holden
Waitress riffs by Sophia Chumley
Based on Nickel and Dimes On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Enrenreich

Directed by Matthew Crider

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What the Butler Saw

By Joe Orton

Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith

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Floyd Collins


Book by Tina Landau
Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Additional Lyrics by Tina Landau

Directed by Tim Howard

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Danstage 2010

Breathtaking choreography by UWSP faculty and guest artists performed by the exceptional students of the Department of Theatre & Dance.

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 2008-2009

Never the Sinner


By John Logan

Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith

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Afterimages 2008

Featuring OTHER STORIES Susan Marshall, choreographer

Extraordinary student created and danced choreography.

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Hair

Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot

Directed by Tim Howard

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40 Days

By Laura Eason

 
 
 
 
 

Directed by Tyler Marchant

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Little Foxes

By Lillian Hellman

Directed by Jeffrey Stephens

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She Loves Me

Written by Joe Masteroff
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Music by Jerry Bock

Directed by Roger Nelson
Music Director Tim Howard

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Danstage 2009

Original choreography by UWSP faculty and guest artists. 

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 2007-2008

Baby

Book by Sybille Pearson
Based on a story developed with Susan Yankowitz
Music by David Shire

Lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr.

Directed by Tim Howard 


Fifth of July

By Lanford Wilson

Directed by H. Russ Brown 

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Julius Ceasar 

By William Shakespeare

 
 

Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith

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Danstage 2008


Urinetown

Books and Lyrics by Greg Kotis

Music and Lyrics by Mark Hollman

Directed by Stephen Sherwin

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Afterimages 2007

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Lend Me a Tenor

By Ken Ludwig

 

Directed by Tyler Marchant

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 2006-2007

Anton in Show Business


By Jane Martin

 

Directed by Stephen Sherwin

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UWSP at Wausau

The Pirates of Penzance

Book & Lyrics by Sir William Schwenck Gilbert
Music By Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan
Musical Adaptation by William Elliott 

As presented on Broadway by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer

Directed by H. Russ Brown

Musically Directed by Stephen Sheftz

Choreographed by Jeannie Hill

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Afterimages 2006

Student Choreography and Performance  


Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare

 

Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith

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Songs of a New World

Lyrics and Music by Jason Robert Brown 

 

Directed by Stephen Sheftz

 

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Danstage 2007

Choreography by UWSP Faculty and Guests 

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 2005-2006

Aida

By Elton John and Tim Rice                                                              

Directed by Kenneth Risch
Music Direction by Alan Shorter
Choreography by Dan Gutierrez & John Keating

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Brief Encounters

An Evening of Short Plays

DMV TYRANT By  Christopher Durang
THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY By Lissa Brennan
CONTROLLING INTEREST By  Wayne S. Rawley

 

Directed by Stephen Trovillion Smith

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Crazy for You

Book by Ken Ludwig
Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Music by George Geshwin 

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Danstage 2006

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The Fantasticks

Music by Harvey Schmidt
Lyrics by Tom Jones
Based on the play The Romancers (Les Romanesques) by Edmond Rostand

Directed by Roger Nelson

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