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Young Auditorium hosts Shakespeare

The Acting Comapany/Guthrie Theatre production of Hamlet

January 29, 2014

Jan. 29, 2014 By Abrielle Backhaus Death and tragedy often evoke morbid thoughts, but in “Hamlet” and “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” the topics are addressed through drama and dark humor. While Shakespeare wrote the plays some 400 years ago, the productions of today may still o...

Holiday spirit travels from Broadway to UW-W

Holiday spirit travels from Broadway to UW-W

December 13, 2013

By Abrielle Backhaus   It’s the holiday season, and “Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday” is on its way to the UW-Whitewater campus to spread the season’s tidings. “Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday” features Broadway hits from classic shows like “My Fair Lady” and “South Pacific,”...

Students arrange entire theater production

Students arrange entire theater production

October 23, 2013

By Abrielle Backhaus   While most theater students were involved in the play “Dracula,” four BFA theater performance majors prepared a completely student run-show, “Speed-The-Plow.” The show, which stars Peter Brian Kelly, Madison McCarthy and Adam O’neil, is a Hollywood-based...

UW-W celebrates play’s 75th anniversary

UW-W celebrates play’s 75th anniversary

April 17, 2013

  Production of ‘Our Town’ joined by Emmy Award-winning actor : The UW-Whitewater theater department will end the year with a 75th anniversary performance of the play “Our Town” this weekend. The show will be held at 2 p.m. on April 21 and at 7:30 p.m. on April 22 in the Young ...

UW-W’s new musical showcases senior

Lesh

February 27, 2013

  UW-Whitewater student Jacob Lesh has dreamed of having a role in “The Drowsy Chaperone” since he first saw it as a freshman in high school. Now, as a college senior preparing to graduate, his dream has become a reality, as he will star as the lead role in this unique musical comedy. “This...

Theater student makes NYC debut

Theater student makes NYC debut

January 23, 2013

  UW-Whitewater senior Jake Lesh has officially made his New York debut. On Jan. 15, the theater major reprised his role as Edwin Booth in a staged reading of “The Edwin Booth Company Presents….” “It was really amazing,” Lesh said. “I was extremely excited, and I was confident...

New Name, New Face, New Style

January 23, 2013

  Royal Purple Spotlight section gets new name:   “Imaginative, creative, and nonscientific branches of knowledge considered collectively.” That is the definition of the arts. “Activity done for enjoyment when one is not working.” That is the definition of recreation. ...

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