Performing Arts

Take the stage at UW-Stout with our choir, band, and theatre programs and performances.
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The UW-Stout theatre, band and choir welcome you to explore the performing arts on our campus. These programs provide a creative outlet to students that have enjoyed and developed skills as performers and wish to further refine and explore their artistic talents.



Participation in music and theatre teaches expression beyond the written and spoken word, connects to a tradition of cultural awareness and explores creative new works of art. The performing arts investigate our expressions of humanity, unite multiple subject areas and draw people together, allowing them to relate in meaningful and enduring ways.

Being involved in the performing arts is a great way to meet other students, become part of a group and demonstrate to future employers that you are a dedicated team player and have attention to detail. Experiencing a live performance as an audience member - or on the stage - is a memorable and powerful event that generates thought, discussion and interaction. For the performer or audience member, being a part of the performing arts is a lifelong activity that builds relationships and communities.

Choir

There is a choir for you, no matter your experience level in singing.

Band

Join one of the many bands with a variety of genres — concert, jazz, New Orlean style, even polka.

Theatre

Be part of the cast or crew of our stage productions, in a beautiful theatre.

Arts & Entertainment

Jazz In The Great Hall

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Memorial Student Center: Join the student musicians of the Blue Devil Jazz Orchestra as they perform from the stage in the Great Hall under the direction of Dr. Aaron M. Durst. Selections to be featured include “I Mean You” by Thelonious Monk and Coleman Hawkins, “Mambo Italiano” sung by Meg Erickson, “Tonight, We Tango” with Matt Bentley on tenor saxophone and William Le on accordion, “Cheek to Cheek” sung by Sam Poncelet, and a Beatles favorite “Something” featuring alto saxophonist Lukas Medin. Joining in the performance will be the Troppo Big Band from Chippewa Falls. Both groups will present an evening of music in a variety of jazz styles to appeal to listeners of jazz from every era. The concert will be at the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Tickets are $5 and are available online at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.

Symphonic Band Winter Concert

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Memorial Student Center: Join the student musicians of the Stout Symphonic Band as they present a Winter Concert under the direction of Dr. Aaron M. Durst. A variety of musical selections will be performed including “Symphonic Dance No.3 ‘Fiesta’ by Clifton Williams, “Joy Revisited” by Frank Ticheli, “Phantasmagoria” by Jeremy Bell, “Valdres March” by Johann Hannsen, and “Peter and the Wolf” by Sergi Prokofiev and narrated by Interim Provost Glendali Rodriguez. Student small ensembles will also be featured at the concert. The concert will be at the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Tickets are $5 and are available online at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.

Faculty and Staff Creative Writing Reading

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - The Raw Deal, 603 Broadway St. S: Join UW-Stout faculty and staff as they read their fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction in an event sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy's Literature Committee.

Stars I Shall Find 2019 Choir Concert

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 910 E 9th st: 2019 marks the 50th year since the moon landing, as well as the year we first took a photo of a black hole. This choral concert celebrates everything the night sky inspires in humankind through a wide spectrum of musical genres. Works by Barber, Dickau, Dove, Memley, Reger, Rogers and more. A stargazing event facilitated by the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society will be held in the parking lot of the venue (weather permitting) immediately after the concert. Tickets: $5 Order Ahead: tickets.uwstout.edu

Yes! I'm a Feminist Fundraiser

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - Raw Deal: Join us for our annual celebration and fundraiser for Women and Gender Studies (WGS) at UW-Stout. Come out to enjoy food, student research, and a poetry slam, all while celebrating women and gender studies! Student Research and Social Hour: 6 – 7 p.m. Recipients of the 2020 Sheri Nero Award will showcase their outstanding WGS work to the community. Poetry Slam: 7 – 7:30 p.m.. Slam down your best original work or perform someone else's work in a competitive event open to the community! All performers must identify whose work they are performing. This is a family-friendly event, so keep that in mind when selecting your work. Sign up to perform at the event. If you cannot attend the event, but still want to make a donation, you can! See our foundation site at the following link: https://foundation.uwstout.edu/pages/givings/women-and-gender-studiesThe money raised goes to scholarships awarded to students who complete WGS related projects, as well as travel for students to share their work at conferences. It also funds WGS speakers and events.

UW-Stout Theater Presents Godspell the Musical

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Harvey Hall Theater: Godspell – the musical, follows the story of Jesus as he forms a community of disciples, with whom he shares his message of acceptance and forgiveness. Through the retelling of the parables from the Gospel of St. Matthew, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. With a score by the acclaimed composer of "Wicked," Steven Schwartz's folk-rock score elevates the emotional impact of the story.Ticking Information: Tickets are available at uwstout.universitytickets.com or visit the Memorial Student Center service desk to purchase tickets. Ticket Pricing: Tickets on sale March 1, 2020 Adults $15, UW Stout Students $10 (must present Stout ID at the door), Children under 12 $8 Normal

UW-Stout Theater Presents Godspell the Musical

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Harvey Hall Theater: Godspell – the musical, follows the story of Jesus as he forms a community of disciples, with whom he shares his message of acceptance and forgiveness. Through the retelling of the parables from the Gospel of St. Matthew, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. With a score by the acclaimed composer of "Wicked," Steven Schwartz's folk-rock score elevates the emotional impact of the story. Ticking Information: Tickets are available at uwstout.universitytickets.com or visit the Memorial Student Center service desk to purchase tickets. Ticket Pricing: Tickets on sale March 1, 2020 Adults $15, UW Stout Students $10 (must present Stout ID at the door), Children under 12 $8

UW-Stout Theater Presents Godspell the Musical

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Harvey Hall Theater: Godspell – the musical, follows the story of Jesus as he forms a community of disciples, with whom he shares his message of acceptance and forgiveness. Through the retelling of the parables from the Gospel of St. Matthew, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. With a score by the acclaimed composer of "Wicked," Steven Schwartz's folk-rock score elevates the emotional impact of the story.Ticking Information: Tickets are available at uwstout.universitytickets.com or visit the Memorial Student Center service desk to purchase tickets. Ticket Pricing: Tickets on sale March 1, 2020 Adults $15, UW Stout Students $10 (must present Stout ID at the door), Children under 12 $8

UW-Stout Theater Presents Godspell the Musical

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Harvey Hall Theater: Godspell – the musical, follows the story of Jesus as he forms a community of disciples, with whom he shares his message of acceptance and forgiveness. Through the retelling of the parables from the Gospel of St. Matthew, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. With a score by the acclaimed composer of "Wicked," Steven Schwartz's folk-rock score elevates the emotional impact of the story.Ticking Information: Tickets are available at uwstout.universitytickets.com or visit the Memorial Student Center service desk to purchase tickets. Ticket Pricing: Tickets on sale March 1, 2020 Adults $15, UW Stout Students $10 (must present Stout ID at the door), Children under 12 $8

UW-Stout Theater Presents Godspell the Musical

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM - Harvey Hall Theater: Godspell – the musical, follows the story of Jesus as he forms a community of disciples, with whom he shares his message of acceptance and forgiveness. Through the retelling of the parables from the Gospel of St. Matthew, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. With a score by the acclaimed composer of "Wicked," Steven Schwartz's folk-rock score elevates the emotional impact of the story. Ticking Information: Tickets are available at uwstout.universitytickets.com or visit the Memorial Student Center service desk to purchase tickets. Ticket Pricing: Tickets on sale March 1, 2020 Adults $15, UW Stout Students $10 (must present Stout ID at the door), Children under 12 $8

UW-Stout Theater Presents Godspell the Musical

7:30 PM to 9:00 PM - Harvey Hall Theater: Godspell – the musical, follows the story of Jesus as he forms a community of disciples, with whom he shares his message of acceptance and forgiveness. Through the retelling of the parables from the Gospel of St. Matthew, Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance and love come vibrantly to life. With a score by the acclaimed composer of "Wicked," Steven Schwartz's folk-rock score elevates the emotional impact of the story.Ticking Information: Tickets are available at uwstout.universitytickets.com or visit the Memorial Student Center service desk to purchase tickets. Ticket Pricing: Tickets on sale March 1, 2020 Adults $15, UW Stout Students $10 (must present Stout ID at the door), Children under 12 $8

Lunch Break Bingo

12:30 PM to 1:00 PM - MicroSoft Teams: Join lunch break for a few rounds of bingo Use any bingo card you wish. Click here to print or play with your own. Please play with just one bingo card per person.Sponsored by: ASLS Events & Outreach CommitteeThursday, Sept. 24 from 12:30 to 1 p.m.

V for Vendetta Film Streaming and Discussion

6:30 PM to 10:00 PM - Online/Virtual Event: The Literature Committee has teamed up with the Film Society for a discussion and streaming of V for Vendetta. This is part of the Reading Across Campus Series.

Jazz From Harvey

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Harvey Hall: Join the student musicians of the Blue Devil Jazz Orchestra, the Jazz Embers jazz combo, as they perform in Harvey Hall Theatre under the direction of Aaron M. Durst. Big band and small group favorites that swing from the past and present, Latin dance styles and rock/fusion pieces are performed in this concert that shows off the musical talents of the group and appeals to listeners of jazz from every era. Tickets are $5 and are available online at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.

Faculty Saxophone Recital

7:00 PM to 8:15 PM - Memorial Student Center: Aaron M. Durst presents a faculty saxophone recital with local guest musicians. Featured in this recital are two recent works for saxophone and piano, “Sonatina” by Denis Bédard and “Brazilian Landscapes No. 21” by Liduino Pitombeira performed with Amanda Durst. Composers Jay Batzner and Jerry Hui each provide new works for vocalist and saxophone, performed with Hui. The Cedar Valley Brass will also join, performing “Concerto da Camera” by Fisher Tull for alto saxophone and brass quintet. A multimedia work for alto saxophone by Jacob ter Veldhuis entitled “Billie” featuring spoken text by Billie Holiday will also be included. This recital will be in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center and is free and open to the public.

Jazz in the Great Hall

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Memorial Student Center: Join the student musicians of the Blue Devil Jazz Orchestra as they perform from the stage in the Great Hall under the direction of Aaron M. Durst. Big band favorites that swing from the past and present, Latin dance styles, and rock/fusion pieces are performed in this concert that show off the musical talents of the group and appeals to listeners of jazz from every era.The concert will be on in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Tickets are $5 and are available online at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.

Stout Symphonic Band Winter Concert

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Memorial Student Center: The student musicians of the Stout Symphonic Band present a Winter Concert under the direction of Aaron M. Durst. Traditional wind band repertoire, transcriptions and new compositions are brought together for a concert that is musically entertaining and stimulating. Small ensembles may also be featured as a part of this concert.The concert will be on in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Tickets are $5 and are available online at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.

Stout Symphonic Band Concert

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Memorial Student Center: The student musicians of the Stout Symphonic Band present a Spring Concert under the direction of Aaron M. Durst. Traditional wind band repertoire, transcriptions and new compositions are brought together for a concert that is musically entertaining and stimulating. Small ensembles may also be featured as a part of this concert. The concert will be on in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Tickets are $5 and are available online at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.

Faculty Saxophone Recital

7:00 PM to 8:15 PM - Memorial Student Center: Aaron M. Durst presents a faculty saxophone recital with local guest musicians. Featured in this recital are two recent works for saxophone and piano, “Sonatina” by Denis Bédard and “Brazilian Landscapes No. 21” by Liduino Pitombeira performed with Amanda Durst. Composers Jay Batzner and Jerry Hui each provide new works for vocalist and saxophone, performed with Hui. The Cedar Valley Brass will also join, performing “Concerto da Camera” by Fisher Tull for alto saxophone and brass quintet. A multimedia work for alto saxophone by Jacob ter Veldhuis entitled “Billie” featuring spoken text by Billie Holiday will also be included. This recital will be in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center and is free and open to the public.

Jazz in the Great Hall

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Memorial Student Center: Join the student musicians of the Blue Devil Jazz Orchestra as they perform from the stage in the Great Hall under the direction of Aaron M. Durst. Big band favorites that swing from the past and present, Latin dance styles, and rock/fusion pieces are performed in this concert that show off the musical talents of the group and appeals to listeners of jazz from every era.The concert will be on in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Tickets are $5 and are available online at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.

Stout Symphonic Band Winter Concert

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Memorial Student Center: The student musicians of the Stout Symphonic Band present a Winter Concert under the direction of Aaron M. Durst. Traditional wind band repertoire, transcriptions and new compositions are brought together for a concert that is musically entertaining and stimulating. Small ensembles may also be featured as a part of this concert.The concert will be on in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Tickets are $5 and are available online at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.

Stout Symphonic Band Concert

2:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Memorial Student Center: The student musicians of the Stout Symphonic Band present a Spring Concert under the direction of Aaron M. Durst. Traditional wind band repertoire, transcriptions and new compositions are brought together for a concert that is musically entertaining and stimulating. Small ensembles may also be featured as a part of this concert. The concert will be on in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Tickets are $5 and are available online at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.

Jazz From Harvey

7:00 PM to 8:30 PM - Harvey Hall: Join the student musicians of the Blue Devil Jazz Orchestra, the Jazz Embers jazz combo, as they perform in Harvey Hall Theatre under the direction of Aaron M. Durst. Big band and small group favorites that swing from the past and present, Latin dance styles and rock/fusion pieces are performed in this concert that shows off the musical talents of the group and appeals to listeners of jazz from every era. Tickets are $5 and are available online at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.

Stout Choirs Present “To Gather, Together”

7:00 PM to 8:15 PM - Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 910 9th St E: The UW-Stout Symphonic Singers, Chamber Choir, and Devil Tones Acappella share music that reflects on the experience of isolation and celebrates the precious in-person connection between all.