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Theater & Arts Guide

Oct 02, 2019 02:47PM
Share the magic and merriment of the stage with the whole family.  Grab your calendar and get your tickets – the curtain calls!
 
By Lindsay Nevitt
 
OCTOBER 2019
 
11
Sugar Skull! A Día de Muertos Musical Adventure
Saint Mary’s University Page Theatre, 700 Terrace Heights, Winona, Minn.
6:30 p.m., 507-457-1715, smumn.edu
A 12-year-old New Yorker, Vita Flores embarks on a magical, musical adventure to connect with her Mexican heritage. A colorful celebration of family for all ages.
 
11-13
Annie, Jr.
Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front St. S.
7 p.m. (Fri), 2 p.m. (Sat & Sun), 784-9292, webercenterarts.org
La Crosse Community Theatre and The Penguin Project present the charming story of Annie, a spunky orphan determined to find her parents.
 
11-13
Into the Woods
Viterbo FAC Main Theatre, 929 Jackson St.
7:30 p.m. (Fri & Sat), 2 p.m. (Sun), 796-3000, viterbo.edu
A whimsical, musical fairy tale that follows the intertwining paths of familiar characters as they journey deep into the woods to make their dreams come true.
 
20
Rock ‘N Roll Science Show
Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front St. S.
2 p.m. & 4 p.m., 784-9292, webercenterarts.org
What happens when a pair of bumbling 80's rockers show up at the wrong venue, the set of a science show? The show must go on!
 
20
Viterbo Satellite Series: Hamilton
CIBC Theatre, Chicago
2 p.m., 796-3000, viterbo.edu
Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, told by America now. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Tickets include bus transportation, administrative fees, and pre-journey reception.
 
26-27
Cinderella
Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front St. S.
2 p.m. & 7 p.m. (Sat), 2 p.m. (Sun), 784-9292, webercenterarts.org
Ballet La Crosse and Misty’s Dance Unlimited present Cinderella, set to a score by Sergei Prokofiev. A young girl mistreated by her stepfamily is assisted by a magical fairy godmother who makes the impossible possible.
 
NOVEMBER 2019
 
2
Pinocchio
Viterbo FAC Main Theatre, 929 Jackson St.
1 p.m. & 4 p.m., 796-3000, viterbo.edu
Missoula Children’s Theatre presents the magical tale of a small puppet’s journey to becoming a real, live boy.
 
9-17
Fantastic Folklore by the Great Brothers Grimm
Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front St. S.
11 a.m. & 2 p.m. (Sat), 2 p.m. (Sun), 784-9292, webercenterarts.org
Two elves take us on a journey back in time where magic and myth meet through three classic Grimm tales. Presented by La Crosse Community Theatre.
 
15-23
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front St. S.
7:30 p.m., 796-3000, viterbo.edu
The family gathers for Christmas at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy in this clever and charming sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork, “Pride and Prejudice.”
 
DECEMBER 2019
 
6-22
Elf The Musical
Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front St. S.
Various dates and times, 784-9292, webercenterarts.org
Buddy, a human orphan raised by elves, embarks on a journey to New York City to find his father. Presented by La Crosse Community Theatre.
 
7-8
Savior of the Nations, Come
Viterbo FAC Main Theatre, 929 Jackson St.
7:30 p.m. (Sat), 2 p.m. (Sun), 796-3000, viterbo.edu
This annual Christmas celebration will weave choir, professional orchestra music, and narration to retell the powerful story of a little child changing the world.
 
10
PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
La Crosse Center, 300 Harborview Plaza
6 p.m., 789-7400, lacrossecenter.com
Ryder and the PAW Patrol discover a secret treasure map while on a mission to rescue Cap’n Turbot from a mysterious cavern.
 
13-15
30th Annual Nutcracker Ballet
Viterbo FAC Main Theatre, 929 Jackson St.
7:30 p.m. (Fri), 4 p.m. (Sat), 2 p.m. (Sun), 796-3000, viterbo.edu
La Crosse Dance Centre’s presentation of this timeless tale shares Maria’s adventures of self-discovery when she receives a Nutcracker doll from her godfather on Christmas Eve.
 
JANUARY 2020
 
25-26
Corduroy
La Crescent High School Fine Arts Center, La Crescent, Minn.
2 p.m., 507-895-5150
La Crescent-Hokah Community Education and Appleseed Community Theatre present lovable Corduroy on a delightfully destructive chase through the department store in search of his missing button. Party with refreshments and Corduroy meet ‘n greet after the show.
 
FEBRUARY 2020
 
28-MAR 1
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
Viterbo FAC Main Theatre, 929 Jackson St.
7:30 p.m. (Fri), 2 p.m. (Sat & Sun), 796-3000, viterbo.edu
In this Theatre for Young Audiences production, follow Viola and a group of adventurous characters as they explore friendships, romance, and hilarious hijinks.
 
28-MAR 8
Little Women, the Broadway Musical
UW-La Crosse Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts
Various dates and times, 785-8522, uwlax.edu/theatre-arts
Under the loving care of their mother, the March sisters – independent Jo, warm-hearted Meg, shy Beth, and the spoiled Amy– stand together through adolescent growing pains during the Civil War.
 
MARCH 2020

5
Cirque Éloize: HOTEL
Viterbo FAC Main Theatre, 929 Jackson St.
7:30 p.m., 796-3000, viterbo.edu
Acrobatics, theater, dance, and live music draw spectators into a colorful, timeless world where travelers’ lives intersect.
 
APRIL 2020
 
4
Hyronomous A. Frog: The Frog Prince
UW-La Crosse Frederick Theatre, Morris Hall
11 a.m. & 1 p.m., 785-8522, uwlax.edu/theatre-arts
A “ribbeting” spin on the classic fairy tale.
 
4
Viterbo Satellite Series: Anastasia
Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
2 p.m., 796-3000, viterbo.edu
Journey from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the magic of Paris in the 1920s as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Tickets include bus transportation, administrative fees, and pre-journey reception.
 
JUNE 2020 

19-28
Frozen Jr.
Weber Center for the Performing Arts, 428 Front St. S.
7 p.m. (Fri), 2 p.m. (Sat & Sun), 784-9292, webercenterarts.org
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen Jr. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. Presented by La Crosse Community Theatre.
 
 
Need even MORE theater? Check out your local schools for public drama performances, and visit these websites regularly for additional opportunities appropriate for families.
The Heider Center • www.heidercenter.org
Tomah Area Community Theatre • www.tomahact.com
Viroqua Community Theatre • www.viroquacommunitytheatre.org