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‘Legally Blonde’ musical at UW-Green Bay

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Theatre and Dance will be presenting “Legally Blonde The Musical” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16-18 in the University Theatre located in UW-Green Bay’s Theatre Hall building, 2420 Nicolet Drive, Green Bay. Tickets can be purchased in person at all Ticket Star locations, including the Resch Center and the University Ticketing and Information Center located in UW-Green Bay’s University Union, online at www.WeidnerCenter.com or by phone at 800-895-0071.

This fabulously fun, international award-winning musical is based on the movie, “Legally Blonde.” The musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances.

UW-Green Bay’s performance is directed by Laura Riddle, with musical direction by Courtney Sherman and choreography by Denise Carlson-Gardner.

The cast features Emily Ahrens as Elle Woods, Chase Grabowski as Emmett Forrest, Guinevere Casper as Paulette, Matt Courchaine as Professor Callahan, Hayley Eastman as Serena, Sara Eastman as Pilar, Faith Klick as Brooke Wyndam, Andrea Kuhlow as Vivienne Kensington, Raquel Lopez as Margo, Adam Rosenow as Warner Huntington III, and Liz Valentin as Enid.

Reardon sisters drama unfolds in Wabeno

The Wabeno Area Players will present “And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little” Nov. 16-18 at 7 p.m. and 1 p.m. on Nov. 19

Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Zindel’s drama unfolds over the course of a Friday evening in October 1970, within the apartment of the Reardon sisters in New York City. Chemistry teacher Anna Reardon has taken the death of the sisters’ mother particularly hard and, when the play begins, is medicated and has missed several days of work, where she’d committed a legally and ethically serious indiscretion. Assistant Principal Catherine Reardon, who lives with Anna, is attempting to deal with her sister’s fixation on death, including an insistent embrace of vegetarianism, with the aid of copious amounts of both sarcasm and alcohol. Catherine has invited the third and only married Reardon sister, Board of Education Superintendent Ceil, to dinner, inviting also all of the sisters’ old grudges and new tensions.

The venue for the show will be Madonna Hall, 1793 Elm Ave., Wabeno. Tickets are $15 each.

For more information, visit the Wabeno Area Players website at http://www.wabenoareaplayers.org.

Oshkosh museum exhibit will deck the halls

The Deck the Halls holiday experience at the Oshkosh Public Museum opens Nov. 18 and will be on display until Dec. 31. The museum is offering free admission to children under age 18, and adult admission is only $3.50, during this annual extravaganza.

Experience the historic Sawyer home decorated in its holiday splendor, and the life-size Christmas Village exhibit windows showcase a festive display of recreated scenes from favorite holiday movies. At the center of it all is the unbelievably detailed wooden toy circus made in the 1940s by Marshall and Ruth Magnusen for their sons, Karl and Jim.

The Oshkosh Public Museum Auxiliary’s Annual Gala is Nov. 16, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Attendees can explore the new People of the Waters exhibition and enjoy an evening filled with music, holiday cheer, and an array of hors d’oeuvres and decadent desserts while viewing the beautiful holiday decorations. John and Marilyn Rogge will give a special musical performance at 6 p.m. Admission is $15 to support the Oshkosh Public Museum.

The Oshkosh Public Museum is located at 1331 Algoma Blvd. in Oshkosh. Regular hours are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 pm and Sunday from 1-4:30 p.m. The museum will be closed on Nov. 23 and Dec. 24–26 for the holidays.

Talent Jam featuring student stars

On Nov. 18 at 7 p.m., the Meyer Theatre, 117 S. Washington St., Green Bay, is showcasing new, young talent in an event called Talent Jam.

College and high school students auditioned to perform in Talent Jam. When all the performances are complete, the audience becomes the judges. Audience members will vote for the top three acts by texting their vote at the competition. The first place winner will receive $1,000, the second place winner will receive $500, and the judge’s choice winner will receive $250.

Tickets are only $10 and are currently on sale.

Birder Players present ‘A Christmas Carol’

The Birder Players will perform “A Christmas Carol” from Nov. 30 through Dec. 16 at Broadway Theatre, 123 S. Broadway Ave., De Pere.

The cast for A Christmas Carol features Chad Lemerande as Scrooge, Tim Olejniczak as Mr. Cratchit, John Shier as Mr. Fezziwig, Sallie Petty as Mrs. Fezziwig, Alex Sabin as Marley, Ana Lissa Bakken as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Bill Frailing as the Ghost of Christmas Present, Ann Preiss Gray as the Ghost of Christmas Future, and Isaac Helstad as Tiny Tim.

Ticket and other information about the production are available by calling 920-445-5669 or e-mailing boxoffice@birderstudio.org.

Birder Players is a troupe of talented adult performers from northeast Wisconsin established in 2012 in an effort to present quality music theatre productions, cabaret performances and family time theatre.

Cabaret concert hits Wausau in December

Wausau Conservatory of Music will presents its annual Christmas Cabaret Concert at 6 p.m. The Wausau Conservatory of Music is located at 404 Seymour St., Wausau.

The concert will feature the Wausau Area Youth Symphony, Wausau Pro Musica, vocal soloists, conservatory flute choirs and youth choirs and introducing the Tommy Award Singers.

Refreshments will be served throughout the evening. Tickets are $10 per person, available at Wausau Conservatory of Music or online at www.wausauconservatory.org

For information, contact Lynn Riska at 715-845-6279, ext. 102.

WFRV hosts night with Bob Harlan

Former Green Bay Packers President Bob Harlan has been a pillar in the foundation of football in Green Bay, and at 7 p.m. Jan. 5, you can hear from the Packers Hall of Famer during a unique opportunity at the Meyer Theatre, 117 S. Washington St., Green Bay.

From Harlan’s early days at Marquette, to helping build the Packers into the crown jewel of the NFL, Harlan will reflect on his experiences running a professional franchise in the smallest city in the league.

Join WFRV Sports Director Burke Griffin for an intimate evening of life, family, fun and football.

Tickets are $30 and are on sale at www.MeyerTheatre.org, the Ticket Star Box Office in the Resch Center or by phone at 800-895-0071.

Gaelic Storm at Meyer in March

No meteorologist is needed to accurately predict Gaelic Storm will return to the Meyer Theatre, 117 S. Washington St., Green Bay, for its annual appearance March 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $35 and are now on sale at www.MeyerTheatre.org, the Ticket Star box office in the Resch Center or by phone at 800-895-0071.

After nearly two decades and more than 3,000 live shows, Gaelic Storm — the chart-topping, multi-national Celtic band — is looking sharper than ever. Their most recent release, Matching Sweaters, mixes traditional Irish music with modern influences, creating a sound that’s as wide-ranging as the band’s own audience.

From bluegrass fans and country cowboys to Deadheads, rock and rollers and Celtic fanatics, Gaelic Storm has built one of the most diverse fan bases in modern music. Matching Sweaters helps explain the broad appeal. Rooted in the songwriting of founding members Patrick Murphy and Steve Twigger, the album moves from drinking songs (“Another Stupid Drinking Song”) to energetic instrumentals (“The Narwhaling Cheesehead”) to rootsy pop/rockers (“Whiskeyed Up and Womaned Out”), gluing everything together with the spark and spirit of a band that’s spent close to 20 years on the road.

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