College of Arts and Communication

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Theatre/Dance Department
Marshall Anderson, chair
Linda Allegretti, academic department associate
PH: 262-472-1566

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High School Matinees

We have exciting news for you and your students! We still have $1,300 to give away to schools who would like to attend a matinee performance.  (The free tickets are on a first-come-first-served basis based on financial need, for one performance this year. Sign up early.) Study guides will be available for your classroom that connect directly to Wisconsin Learning Standards in Theatre, English Language Arts, and Social Studies.

Each year, the UW-Whitewater Department of Theatre/Dance offers a number of matinee performances for high schools. Talk back sessions are scheduled at the conclusion of each performance, allowing your students to ask the cast, crew and designers questions about the production. Due to teaching and class schedules not all members may be available at the talk back session. Questions? Contact the Theatre/Dance Office 262-472-1566 or email

2020 High School Matinee Performances

 The Addams Family Musical by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Directed by Bruce Cohen, Music Direction by Robert Gehrenbeck, Choreography by Piper Hayes

10:00 a.m., Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (130 seats)

Wednesday Addams, the princess of darkness takes center stage in The Addams Family Musical.  Wednesday asks Gomez to keep a secret from Morticia, something they have never ever done in their married life.  Join Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heartwarming story of love, family and friendship. . . with a wicked twist!

Study Guide


Miss Lulu Bett by Zona Gale
Directed by Sara J. Griffin

10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (80 seats)

Miss Lulu Bett is the Pulitzer prize winning play by Wisconsin author Zona Gale. In small town Wisconsin, we meet Miss Lulu Bett, the 34-year-old unmarried sister of Mrs. Ina Deacon. Lulu is a servant in the family home, earning her keep by taking care of the household until she meets Ninan Deacon and elopes. This whirlwind romance was destined for disaster and Lulu reluctantly returns to her sister’s home.


Take advantage of this special offer and reserve today! We understand that it can be difficult to fund field trips each year. We have provided a list of grants that can be submitted for funding to supplement the cost of your field trip. A list of these grants can be found by clicking here. There may be grants available through your local community foundations; we encourage you to take a look!

To register, click here and fill out the form.
Once you have registered, we will send information on bus drop off and parking, study guides, and available teacher resources.