Theatre Performances

The Communications Arts Center has two performance spaces.   The Lucia Baehman Theatre is our flexible black box.   Perry Hall is our classic proscenium stage. The theatre on the Fox Cities campus is directed by Susan Rabideau and presents a wide variety of productions, including musicals and new plays.

Upcoming Shows


Unnecessary Farce

A comedy by Paul Slade Smith

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a hotel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

Run time (approximate): 2 hours

Perry Hall Show Dates:

Thursday, November 10 , 7 p.m.
Friday, November 11, 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 12, 7 p.m.
Thursday, November 17, 7 p.m.
Friday, November 18, 7 p.m.

Ticket Prices

$15 – Students / Seniors 60+
$20 – Adults

Please consider a cash or check donation in these amounts (or more!) at the door. Thank you for supporting the theatre!

“UNNECESSARY FARCE is a Riot ”

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RESERVE TICKETS

Ticket sales are limited for each performance. Order in advance to reserve your spot.

Dream Role

We are back!  See the show that has been 3 years delayed!  This fast paced 90 minutes of show stopping hits you have come to know and love, Dream Role is an experience you will want to have every year!  So mark your calendars, it happens in April this season! Come and enjoy the fun!  You won’t believe the energy of the night.

Perry Hall Show Dates:

Thursday, April 20, 7 p.m.
Friday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 1 p.m.
Saturday, April 22, 7 p.m.

Ticket Prices

$15 – Students / Seniors 60+
$20 – Adults

Please consider a cash or check donation in these amounts (or more!) at the door. Thank you for supporting the theatre!

Auditions:

February 5   
1-3pm. Please come prepared with
16-32 bars of a musical number.

RESERVE TICKETS

Ticket sales are limited for each performance. Order in advance to reserve your spot.

Volunteer


Volunteer to help out with Fox Cities campus theatre productions!

Volunteer duties may include:

  • Ushering (see the show for free)
  • Building the set
  • Painting
  • Lighting
  • Sewing costumes
  • Laundry

If you have a skill or are willing to learn, we’d love to have you. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Theatre Director Susan Rabideau at (920) 832-2857.

Past Shows


Fun Home

The Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home traces the coming-of-age of lesbian author Alison Bechdel, from her youth, to her years at Oberlin College, and finally to the present, where Alison, now grown, is struggling to write her own graphic autobiography. As Alison reflects on her past, she struggles to make sense of it, particularly her relationship with her father, Bruce owner of the family business — the Bechdel Funeral Home (“fun” home, as it’s known to young Alison and her brothers, John and Christian). As Fun Home progresses, Alison is drawn deeper and deeper into her memories, finally entering into them, desperate to reverse her father’s self-destruction. An unforgettable and groundbreaking musical, Fun Home explores the haunting pull of memory and the power it has to alternately destroy or shape, our identity.

Show dates: April 21–30, 2022

Spring Awakening

Join our 2018 cast and pit of Spring Awakening for a concert version of their show! Spring Awakening is raw and honest portrayal of youth in revolt that shattered expectations of what a musical could do! Set in 19th century Germany, Spring Awakening follows the coming of age of teenagers who are discovering the inner and outer tumult of sexuality. A rock musical based on the German play of the same name, Spring Awakening concerns the difficult road to emotional and physical maturity amongst a great sexual and cultural revolution. Making its debut in 2006, Spring Awakening went on to win 8 Tony awards including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score.

Show date:
February 28, 2022

Almost, Maine

Welcome to Almost, Maine, a place that’s so far north, it’s almost not in the United States. It’s almost in Canada. And it’s not quite a town, because its residents never got around to getting organized. So it almost doesn’t exist. One cold, clear, winter night, as the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, the residents of Almost, Maine, find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

Show dates: Sept. 24–25

Dream Role

This fast paced 90 minutes of show stopping hits you have come to know and love, Dream Role is an experience you will want to have every year! So mark your calendars, it happens in April this season! Come and enjoy the fun! You won’t believe the energy of the night.

Show dates: Aug. 20–23, 2020

Shrek the Musical

Written by Jeanine Tesori and David Lindsay-Abaire
Based on the DreamWorks Animation film

Based on the 2001 DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical follows everyone’s favorite green ogre as he embarks on a life-changing journey, discovering his place in the world along the way. Full of beloved fairytale characters and endless humor that will captivate children and adults alike, Shrek The Musical is a don’t-miss show for the whole family. Nominated for eight Tony Awards, Shrek The Musical will inspire you to let your freak flag fly!

Show dates: Feb. 20–29, 2020

Hamiltunes: An American Singalong

We invite fans of Broadway’s blockbuster Hamilton to gather in Perry Hall and let their collective voices ring out during HAMILTUNES: AN AMERICAN SING-ALONG. Everyone is a star in this sing-along on

Show date: Nov. 19, 2019

 

 

Kid’s Theatre Camp

Week of Oct 21, 4-6pm
Students grades 1-6 are encouraged to register. No advance preparation is necessary. Students will learn basic theatrical terms and practices in a fun, fast-paced workshop setting. The camp culminates in a final showcase for invited guests, Friday night at 6 pm.

Show date: Oct. 25, 2019

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Curious Incident… is a thrilling and heartwarming adventure story featuring an unforgettable young hero. Meet Christopher Boone, who sets out to investigate the bizarre death of a neighbor’s dog, inspiring a series of events that expose far greater mysteries. As the clues fall into place, they reveal a community of disparate characters, a family with secrets, and a gifted mind in a complicated relationship with the world. This international hit takes you inside the extraordinary mind of a boy who views the world as most of us can only imagine. Follow the journey that will change his life forever.

Show dates: Nov. 14–23, 2019

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Fox Cities Campus
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Menasha, WI 54952
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