Tag Archives: Department of Theatre and Dance

Pointer Profile: Spamalot Scenic Designer Alesha Hollatz

There are many talented students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point who are doing incredible work. One of these students is Alesha Hollatz, who is the scenic designer for the Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of Spamalot. Hollatz is a fifth-year student at UWSP. She is double majoring in theatre design and technology and arts management. Hollatz has worked ... Read More »

Student Body Play Sheds Light on Important Issues

Every semester, the Department of Theatre and Dance brings lively performances to the stages of the Noel Fine Arts Center. These productions strive to entertain and delight audiences. The first play of this semester brings a different goal. “Student Body” was written by Frank Winters and is a new play, published in 2016, that tackles some serious issues students encounter ... Read More »

Students Work Miracles on UWSP Stage

The time: the 1880s. The place: Tuscumbia, Alabama. Some stories have the miraculous ability to transcend time and space. Helen Keller’s is one of them. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is currently showing their production of The Miracle Worker. The play follows the interaction between Annie Sullivan and the child Helen Keller who would grow up to be the first ... Read More »

Afterimages Takes the Stage

Ballet, jazz, contemporary, modern, swing, hip-hop and more. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance presents the 2016 production of Afterimages. Afterimages is an annual dance showcase that is complexly student-directed, danced, choreographed and designed. Anna Kurzynski is a dance major as well as a student dancer, choreographer and director in Afterimages. “This is one of my ... Read More »

UWSP Alumna Steps from Local Stage onto National Spotlight

Tatyana Lubov, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point alumna, is stepping into pretty important shoes: shoes worn before her by actresses such as Julie Andrews, Lesley Ann Warren and Brandy Norwood. The shoes? Glass slippers. Lubov is starring as Ella in the national Broadway tour of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” A Cottage Grove native, Lubov graduated from UWSP in December of 2015 ... Read More »

‘Semper Fi, Do or Die:’ Students Dig Deep for ‘Dogfight’

A 22-minute, boot camp-style workout is not usually how most musical rehearsals start. That is because most musicals are not like “Dogfight.” The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance opens their spring musical, “Dogfight,” on May 6. Based on the 1991 film by the same name, “Dogfight” tells the story of a few young marines’ last night ... Read More »

Danstage Showcases Dance Talents

This year, Danstage will premiere a ballet set with live music along with the other performances for the night. “The dance program is excited to present Danstage in a new format this year,” said Joan Karlen, professor of dance. “The performance includes six shorter works, each distinct and entertaining.” The Department of Theatre and Dance will be featuring the works ... Read More »

Arts Bash Flourishes in Winter Weather

Arts Bash has continued to grow and improve throughout the years and has built it’s reputation as one of the most anticipated events of the winter at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The event is a fundraiser for departments in the College of Fine Arts and Communications where students benefit. All proceeds are used to fund scholarships for students studying ... Read More »

“On the Twentieth Century” Styled by Broadway Origins

The Department of Theater and Dance took on a mighty challenge this month, daring to perform “On the Twentieth Century.” The 1978 Broadway musical is based on a combination of four plays from the ’20s and two ’30s screwball comedy movies. “What’s cool about the show is that as a play, it was originally just a screwball comedy and a ... Read More »

‘Be Aggressive’ Cast and Crew Tackle Challenges

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point will kick off its spring performance season with the play “Be Aggressive.” “This has been the shortest rehearsal process I’ve ever been a part of,” said Courtney Milkent, the stage manager. “We came back a few days before classes started and rehearsed for two weeks.” Play staging ... Read More »