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 Show


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.

Winner! Five 2015 Tony® Awards
Including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book

Finalist! 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

Winner! Two 2014 Obie Awards, including Outstanding Musical

Winner! 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Musical

Winner! Three 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards, including Outstanding Musical

“A rare beauty, extraordinary and heart-gripping.”

Ben Brantley

The New York Times

Auditions:

Tuesday, January 11th 6-7 pm kids
7-9 pm Adults Or by appointment

Please come prepared with 16-32 bars of a musical number from the show. You may be asked to read from the script.

Please note: Face masks will be required at Fox Theatre, regardless of vaccination status. All patrons, staff, and volunteers must wear a face mask upon arrival, during performance, and until their departure. Our fully vaccinated actors will not be masked onstage during the performance. The socially distanced audience will be at least 6 feet away. Only 100 patrons per show in Perry Hall which seats 362 will be allowed. As the situation continues to develop, there may be further modifications.

Run time (approximate): 100 minutes

Perry Hall Show Dates:

Thursday, April 21st 7pm
Friday, April 22nd 7pm
Saturday, April 23rd 7pm
Thursday, April 28th 7pm
Friday, April 29th 7pm
Saturday, April 30th 7pm

Ticket Prices
$12.00 – Students / Seniors 60+
$15.00 – Adults
Please consider a cash donation at the door.

If you have any questions or would like to reserve tickets give us a call at 920-832-2646

Help us bring theatre back to Fox Theatre after 18 long months!  Come see Fun Home! Only 100 tickets are available per performance. Please RVSP if you are coming to secure your seats by using the below links.  Thanks for supporting the theatre!

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

To ticket reservation link coming February 1st, 2022

Past Shows


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.

Perry Hall Show Dates:

Friday September 24th  7pm
Saturday September 25th  1pm
Saturday September 25th  7pm

Run time (approximate): 80minutes

If you have any questions or would like to reserve tickets give us a call at 920-832-2646

Dream Role

Due to COVID-19, Dream Role performances have been postponed until Aug. 20-23. If you have April tickets, your tickets will work for the same seats, same day of the week in August. If you have questions or concerns, contact Susan Rabideau at (920) 832-2646. Please leave a message with your name and phone number, and she will call you back.

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, Aug. 20, 7 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 21, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 22, 1 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 22, 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 23, 1 p.m.

Tickets:
$12.00 Student/Senior 60+
$15.00 Adults

 

If you have any questions or would like to order tickets give us a call at (920) 832-2646.

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!

Perry Hall Show Dates:
Thursday, February 20th , 7pm 
Friday, February 21st , 7pm 
Saturday, February 22nd , 1pm
Saturday, February 22nd , 7pm 
Thursday, February 27th , 7pm
Friday, February 28th , 7pm
Saturday, February 29th , 7pm

Tickets:
$12.00 Student/Senior 60+
$15.00 Adults
Backstage Tour Available Feb. 28th $5.00

Auditions: Monday, November 18th 6-9 pm Or by appointment
Please come prepared with 16-32 bars of a musical number. There will also be a dance audition.

If you have any questions or would like to order tickets give us a call at 920-832-2646.

Hamiltunes: An American Singalong

RISE UP, ALL YOU FANS OF HAMILTON THE MUSICAL!
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 Tuesday, November 19th 2019, 6–10 p.m.

Please note: Leaders for the songs will be selected randomly. We welcome all to come and sing-along from the audience!

Run time (approximate): 2 hours
Cost is $7.00 to defray expenses. Any additional funds will be donated per the contract to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

If you have any questions or would like to order tickets give us a call at 920-832-2646.

 

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.

Registration opens July 1, 2018 at 9am and closes when program capacity of 30 children is reached.

You may send a check and registration form to:
UWFox Theatre, 1478 Midway Rd, Menasha WI 54952

If you have any questions or would like to order tickets give us a call at 920-832-2646.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

by: Mark Haddon, Simon Stephens
Based on Mark Haddon’s bestselling, award-winning novel and adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens

WINNER OF FIVE TONY AWARDS AND 7 OLIVIER AWARDS INCLUDING BEST PLAY

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.

“a demonstration of the power of theater to transport us to exotic places”
Eye-opening, life-affirming and unmissable.
Richard Zoglin from Time Magazine

Lucia Baehman Show Dates: 
Thursday, November 14th, 7pm 
Friday, November 15th, 7pm 
Saturday, November 16th, 7pm
Thursday, November 21st, 7pm
Friday, November 22nd, 7pm
Saturday, November 23rd, 1pm

Tickets:
$12.00 Student/Senior 60+
$15.00 Adults

SPECIAL EVENT: Join us for a talkback on
Saturday, November 16th with the cast and crew.

Auditions: Thursday September 5th from 6-8pm
Please read the script in advance and be prepared to move.

If you have any questions or would like to order tickets give us a call at 920-832-2646.

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Fox Cities Campus
1478 Midway Road
Menasha, WI 54952
(920) 832-2600