Tag Archives: theater

Fringe Festival Turns Student Theatre Upside Down: Review

Theatre and dance students at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point showcased their talents on Friday, Feb. 16 and Saturday, Feb. 17 at the annual Fringe Festival. The 2-hour performance, which included six student written, directed and performed plays and two student choreographed and performed dances was put on by the UW-SP Players Student Artistic Alliance. Every year, the festival has a ... Read More »

A Celebration of Humanity: Review “The Greatest Showman”

Chase your dreams and never stop running towards them. “The Greatest Showman” reminds viewers of everything they love about show business and what it means to live and to dream. The film tells the story of Phineas Taylor Barnum as his life culminates to create the greatest show on earth, the Barnum Circus. With stars such as Hugh Jackman and ... Read More »

Theater Trip Offers New Opportunities

The Continuing Education department at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point has organized the “New York City Theater and Culture”, this trip gives the attendees an unforgettable experience of New York and Broadway trip to those who have always dreamed of it. Each year the trip provides a range of Broadway shows, sightseeing attractions and a take home experience. There are ... Read More »

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 »

Actors Experience the Thespian’s Dilemma

With exams, textbooks, flashcards and assignment sheets, college is full of chunks of text students are expected to interpret and internalize. Though the challenge is often daunting, a cross section of every campus consists of masters at this elusive skill. Every actor’s performance starts out with a script: a piece of paper with words meant to become a theatrical production. ... Read More »

Fringe Festival Not a Wrong Choice

Over the weekend, the UWSP Student Players Alliance put on their annual Fringe Festival. The show is a collection of eight ten-minute plays and is entirely student-run. Ryan McDowell, senior Bachelor of Fine Arts musical theatre major is the president of UWSP Student Players Alliance, a student organization on the campus. McDowell has been involved with Fringe Festival since his ... Read More »

Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris

Modern theatre-goers have fallen into a rut. They sit down in their red velvet seats and expect a two-act performance that tells them a story. The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point Department of Theatre and Dance intends to break those expectations through its performance of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, a 49-year-old musical revue. ... Read More »

In Support of Student Artists: Arts Bash

The College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) hosted their annual fundraising event, Arts Bash, on Saturday. The evening festivities held in the Noel Fine Arts Center included an art sale, student performances, demonstrations as well as food and drink provided by local sponsors. The purpose of the event is to create scholarship funds for students within the Department of ... Read More »

Mars Lost: Original Play by Justin Spanbauer

Justin Spanbauer, senior drama major at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is producing an original play, Mars Lost. Mars Lost tells the story of a woman who was elected to participate in a mission to colonize the planet Mars, leaving Earth behind forever. “It’s the story of her as a person, a character study of someone who would make the ... Read More »