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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Announces 2011-2012 Theatre Season

The theatre department at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley has unveiled its 2011-2012 season lineup.

“The Car” by Carol Wright Krause is about the Banners, a picture perfect postcard of a 1950s American family, with an all-American son, a doting mother and an honest car salesman of a father, who does everything by the book and has just recently, purchased the car—a 1954 Hudson Hornet.   But when their son suddenly joins the military, only to return with a Japanese wife the family’s world is suddenly turned upside-down. Show dates are November 3, 4, 5, 10, and 11 at 7 p.m. and November 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets prices are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and UWFox students get one free ticket with their student ID.

“Cinderella” is a presentation made possible through a partnership with the Missoula Children's Theatre. MCT provides a week-long residency starring 50-60 local students in a full-scale musical. MCT has been touring for more than 30 years. Their mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. Auditions are Monday, November 28, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Perry Hall inside the Communication Arts Center at UWFox. Show dates are December 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. All tickets $9. UWFox students get one free ticket with their student ID.

“Dream Role” will be a musical extravaganza created after asking Fox Valley performers, “What roles have you always dreamed of performing?” Their answers provide 90 minutes of show stopping songs to feature together in one show.  The area’s best talent will come together to bring the house down with their favorite songs from Broadway’s biggest hits. Audiences will see a sneak peek from the upcoming UWFox production of “Hairspray.” Show dates are March 1, 2, and 3, 2012, at 7 p.m. and March 3, 2012, at 2 p.m. Tickets prices are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. UWFox students get one free ticket with their student ID.

“Hairspray” delights audiences by sweeping them away to 1960s Baltimore, where the 50s are out -- and change is in the air.  Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, "The Corny Collins Show." Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program's reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love without mussing her hair? Show dates are April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21, 2012, at 7 p.m. and April 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. Tickets prices are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. UWFox students get one free ticket with their student ID.

All performances are staged inside the Communication Arts Center at UWFox. Online advance ticket orders and mail orders are accepted starting July 1, 2011. Order online at https://foxtickets.uwc.edu/. The mail order form can be found at http://www.uwfox.uwc.edu/cac/boxoffice.html. In-person box office sales start September 13, also reachable by calling the box office at (920) 832-2646. For more information, please contact UWFox Theatre Director Susan Rabideau at (920) 832-2857.

Posted 06/21/2011