GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (WFRV) – In addition to a few live performances with in-person audiences, below is a look at the performances scheduled to take place in Northeast Wisconsin over the coming week. Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic, events were “happening” etc. are canceled or postponed.
TOTALS TO DATE
Since cancellations and postponements of performances began around March 12, 2020, in northeastern Wisconsin, those affected have been at least 1,276 public productions and at least 4019 performances, not to mention the club, the casino or other commitments.
Many organizations continue to cancel or postpone performances indefinitely. In a typical year, the week ahead would often see live performances on or by Fox Cities PAC in Appleton, Attic Chamber Theater in Menasha, Oshkosh Community Players, Let Me Be Frank Productions in Green Bay, Weill Center in Sheboygan, Le Forst Inn Arts Collective, the Door Kinetic Arts Festival in Baileys Harbor, and the Green Bay Botanical Garden, among performances in other venues. The above counts are just shadows of performance influenced by the coronavirus.
– At Tisch Mills, The Forst Inn Arts Collective will welcome “Magic in the forest” 7 p.m. June 2. Info: forstinn.org.
– To From Father, Broadway Theater will present Bird watchers in the musical “Something rotten” from June 2. The performances are at 7:30 p.m. on June 2, 3, 4, 5; 2 p.m. on June 6; 7:30 p.m. June 8, 10, 11; 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on June 12; and 2 p.m. on June 13. Info: birderonbroadway.org.
– In Sturgeon Bay, Community Gate Auditorium continue its virtual Coffee Series at 7 p.m. on June 3 with Whispers and Todd Carey. Info: dcauditorium.org.
– OUT OF PRINT In Ashwaubenon, Epic event center will welcome Corey taylor at 8 p.m. from June 3 to 4. Info: epicgreenbay.com.
– In the new London, Wolf River Theater Troupe will present Robert Harling “Steel magnolia” at 7 p.m. June 3-5, June 10-11 and 2 p.m. June 12 at the Wolf River Theater. Info: wrtt.org. Truvy’s beauty salon in Louisiana is filled with southerners spun out at home with comical and touching stories behind them. The director is Molly Brown.
– In Green Bay, Meyer Theater will welcome Smooth Hound Smith with Feed the dog at 7 p.m. on June 4. Info: meyertheatre.org.
– In Sturgeon Bay, Third Avenue Playhouse will present to the series “PlayWorks 2021” the reading of Rolin Jones “The intelligent design of Jenny Chow”(story in preview) at 7 p.m. in June. 4. Info: thirdavenueplayhouse.com.
– In Sturgeon Bay, Rogue Theater will introduce Mike Young “The Mysterious Tie Case – A Murder Mystery of Inspector Giles”(story preview) at 6 p.m. on June 4 and 5; 2 p.m. on June 6; 6 p.m. June 25-26; and 2 p.m. June 27 at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Info. roguetheater.org.
– At Tisch Mills, The Forst Inn Arts Collective will feature a Mitch Albom encore “Tuesdays with Morrie”(my 2020 production report) at 7:30 p.m. from June 4 to 5, at 2 p.m. on June 6 and at 7:30 p.m. from June 17 to 19. Info: forstinn.org. According to the website: The play is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist motivated solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Albom sees Schwartz appear in a newscast and learns that his former teacher is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease. Albom reunites with Schwartz, and what starts as a simple visit turns into a weekly pilgrimage and a final lesson on the meaning of life. This production was originally played in 2020 in a limited and reduced edition at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The production stars Bill Fricke as Morrie and Zach Lulloff as Mitch. Michael Sheeks is the director, Nannette Macy is the scenographer with Shannon Paige as stage manager. Performances are preceded by live music in the pub and drink specials.
– In Ashwaubenon, Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center will welcome All that dances in “Everyone wants to move like us! ” at 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. on June 5. Info: ashwaubenonpac.org.
– In Green Bay, Meyer Theater will welcome Greg Hahn at 8 p.m. on June 5. Info: meyertheatre.org.
– In Manitowoc, Civic Center of the Capitol will welcome manty dance in “I can’t stop the feeling” at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on June 5 and 1:30 p.m. on June 6. Info: cccshows.org.
– In Door County, Door Kinetic Arts Festival(story preview) will be available online from June 5 to 12. Info: doorkinetic.com.
– In Egg Harbor, Woodwalk Gallery will welcome Griffon String Quartet(my opinion) at 5 p.m. on June 6. Info: midsummersmusic.com.
– In Sturgeon Bay, Community Gate Auditorium will end the virtual season Coffee Series at 7 p.m. on June 10 with “Hammered Dulcimer & History with Phil Passen – Anniversary of Wisconsin ratifying the 19th Amendment.” Info: dcauditorium.org.
– In Fish Creek, Northern Sky Theater will present the latest live performances of the musical Richard Carsey-Stephen Kovacs “Not even virtually remotely”(my opinion) at 7 p.m. June 2-3. Info: northskytheater.com.
IS IN PROGRESS
– To From Father, The green room reopened for live shows. ComedyCity De Pere will present family shows at 7:30 p.m. on the first and third Friday evenings and adult shows at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturday. Open Mic is back. Info: thegreenroomonline.com.
+ POSTPONED: celtic woman, from June 3, organized by Fox Cities PAC, to June 2, 2022.
+ POSTPONED: Kansas, June 4 at Fox Cities PAC, Appleton, to April 2, 2022.
– In Sturgeon Bay, Miller Art Museum will present the exhibition “Factory made: artists explore the industrial scar” From June 5 to July 19. Info: millerartmuseum.org. According to a press release: With a focus on the impact of industry on the environment and the role of the ordinary citizen in changing our environment, the exhibition features the work of five distinctly different artists – Brendan Baylor , the late James Cagle, Holli Jacobson, Melissa Resch and Katie Ries. In the museum’s main galleries, 17 works by printmaker Brendan Baylor of Norfolk, Va., Feature industrial maps as they are designed over the landscapes they affect, revealing how the landscape is used and altered by the wood industry. artistic and scientific point of view. In addition to the lumber industry, ethanol and greenhouse gas production, as well as coal and fossil fuel emissions, are included in Baylor’s explorations. The artist’s large-scale assemblage of woodcuts, “50 Million Acres”, is a depiction of a Great Lakes region forest being decimated by clearcutting techniques. The work is a statement of how a historical event of 1842 reverberates today. Eau Claire painter Holli Jacobson was living in Japan at the time of the Fukishima disaster. In response, she imbues her idyllic landscapes with the dazzling colors of nuclear and industrial chemistry. Interdisciplinary artist, cultivator and associate art professor at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Katie Ries is portrayed in an interactive installation, “What You’ve Got”, with handcrafted clay seed balls that invite the spectator to take and toss a seed ball in exchange for whatever small object they have in their possession; the interaction makes the viewer a conscious and active participant in the propagation. Thursday, July 11, Ries presents as part of the museum’s Second Thursday program series, in which she will lead an exploratory Land Scouts walk around the perimeter of the museum. Ries and the participants will discuss the basics of Land Scouting and create maps based on the group’s findings. The exhibition also includes a portfolio of photographs from the museum’s permanent collection by James Cagle (1938-2020), former professor emeritus of fine arts at St. Norbert College. Cagle was a Wisconsin artist residing in Sturgeon Bay who took inspiration from the formalist language of Modernist photography to transform familiar objects and neglected spaces into elegant compositions. The imagery selected for the exhibition features areas of pristine and functional factories and abandoned and abandoned brownfields. “Cagle’s opposing views on industrial structures remind us that we see ‘the factory’ as iconic symbols of civilization and success. While industrial environments indicate courage, ingenuity, and progress as they rotate, there is the possibility of obsolete industrial ruins. When not removed or reused, these structures can become habitat, landscape and potentially part of the fossil record of our time, ”explains Helen del Guidice, museum curator.