Theater

Our talented theater students present productions ranging from musicals to the classics.


Most performances take place in the Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies/Fine Arts, which includes the lovely 400-seat Nancy Kendall Theater that is accessible to people with disabilities and has assisted-listening equipment for the hearing-impaired. On-campus parking is free, plentiful and well-lighted.

To order tickets, call (414) 410-4171. 

2013-2014 Season

Prior Performances 

Shakespeare's Women
by Libby Appel and Michael Flachman
Nov. 15, 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17, 24 at 2 p.m.
Studio Theater
$12 for adults, $10 for seniors, alumni, faculty and staff, and $6 for students

Shakespeare's Women is a highly theatrical combination of scenes displaying the playwright's complex and intriguing view of women during the Renaissance. The play features such admired characters as Lady Macbeth, Cleopatra, Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth, Malvolio, and many more.

The Shoemaker and the Elves
by Karen Boettcher-Tate
Feb. 9, 15, 16 at 2 p.m.
Nancy Kendall Theater
$5 for all tickets

Lockhart Cobblestone is a kind shoemaker with a gentle heart yet little money. Despite his problems, the generous man helps an old beggar woman by giving her his last pair of shoes. Through the help of five enduring elves, the shoemaker makes the most incredible shoes the town of Clankbottom has ever seen. This charming version is filled with silly characters and delightful tunes including “We Love to Dance,” and the toe tapping “Shoes.”

The Spitfire Grill
by James Valcq and Fred Alley
April 4, 5, 11, 12 at 7:30 p.m.
April 6, 13 at 2 p.m.
Nancy Kendall Theater
$12 for adults, $10 for seniors, alumni, faculty and staff, and $6 for students

Based on the 1996 movie of the same name, this soulful musical follows a feisty parolee to a small town in Wisconsin where she finds herself working at Hannah’s Spitfire Grill. Although the restaurant is for sale, there are no takers. Newcomer Percy suggests Hannah raffle it off. Soon, mail is arriving by the wheelbarrow full, and things are cooking at the Spitfire Grill.