The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Announces 2011-2012 Theatre Season

June 22, 2011

The theatre department at the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley has unveiled its 2011-2012 season lineup.

“The Car” by Carol Wright Krause is about the Banners, a picture perfect postcard of a 1950s American family, with an all-American son, a doting mother and an honest car salesman of a father, who does everything by the book and has just recently, purchased the car—a 1954 Hudson Hornet. But when their son suddenly joins the military, only to return with a Japanese wife the family’s world is suddenly turned upside-down. Show dates are November 3, 4, 5, 10, and 11 at 7 p.m. and November 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets prices are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and UWFox students get one free ticket with their student ID.

“Cinderella” is a presentation made possible through a partnership with the Missoula Children’s Theatre. MCT provides a week-long residency starring 50-60 local students in a full-scale musical. MCT has been touring for more than 30 years. Their mission is the development of life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. Auditions are Monday, November 28, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Perry Hall inside the Communication Arts Center at UWFox. Show dates are December 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 3 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. All tickets $9. UWFox students get one free ticket with their student ID.

“Dream Role” will be a musical extravaganza created after asking Fox Valley performers, “What roles have you always dreamed of performing?” Their answers provide 90 minutes of show stopping songs to feature together in one show. The area’s best talent will come together to bring the house down with their favorite songs from Broadway’s biggest hits. Audiences will see a sneak peek from the upcoming UWFox production of “Hairspray.” Show dates are March 1, 2, and 3, 2012, at 7 p.m. and March 3, 2012, at 2 p.m. Tickets prices are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. UWFox students get one free ticket with their student ID.

“Hairspray” delights audiences by sweeping them away to 1960s Baltimore, where the 50s are out — and change is in the air. Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show.” Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love without mussing her hair? Show dates are April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21, 2012, at 7 p.m. and April 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. Tickets prices are $15 for adults, $12 for students and seniors. UWFox students get one free ticket with their student ID.

All performances are staged inside the Communication Arts Center at UWFox. Online advance ticket orders and mail orders are accepted starting July 1, 2011. Order online at The mail order form can be found at In-person box office sales start September 13, also reachable by calling the box office at (920) 832-2646. For more information, please contact UWFox Theatre Director Susan Rabideau at (920) 832-2857.

Posted 06/21/2011


UWFox Offers January Study Abroad in Namibia

July 6, 2010

A service learning trip to Namibia is planned for January 2-22, 2011, and will be led by study abroad leaders Dr. Tammy Ladwig, assistant professor of education, and Joy Perry, lecturer of biological sciences, both of the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley. Enrolled students and community members at large are invited to participate.

Participants will experience numerous opportunities to work with children at the Bernhard Nordkamp Centre After-School Programme, part of Catholic AIDS Action in Windhoek. Service projects include tutoring, sports activities, and creating a school garden.

The group will also travel to the world-class Etosha National Park for a three-day safari and the windswept coastline of the Namib Desert. Special efforts will be made to involve students in cultural exchanges, sightseeing in the capital city, and the opportunity to experience urban and rural, and modern and tribal ways of life.

The estimated cost is approximately $4500 and includes transportation, accommodations, and excursions listed in the final itinerary and some meals. The deadline to apply for the program is October 1, 2010.

“If you’re interested in travelling in a fascinating, peaceful, English-speaking African nation and participating in service learning activities working with children, we hope you’ll consider this opportunity. This will be a truly life-altering experience,” Perry said.

For more information about Discover Namibia: Service Learning in Southern Africa, contact Ladwig by phone at 920-832-0108 or via email,; or Perry, 920-832-2653, Also consult the UW Colleges Study Abroad website at

UWFox Unveils 2010-2011 Theatre Season

July 6, 2010

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Theatre has announced its show schedule for the 2010-2011 season. All shows take place in the new Communication Arts Center at UWFox. Auditions listed are open to members of the community. Performances include:

RENT, the rock and roll musical that inspired a generation, will have audience members measuring their own lives. Jonathan Larson’s 1996 Pulitzer Prize winning musical follows a year in the lives of several bohemian friends as they struggle with poverty, drug addiction, sexuality and love. Auditions are August 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Perry Hall inside the Communication Arts Center at UWFox. Show dates are October 7, 8, 9, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. A matinee is October 9 and October 16 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are: adults, $15/seniors and students, $12/UWFox students, $5.

Forever Plaid was such a huge hit last year that the fabulous four singers are coming back! This deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950s on the way to their first big concert. They are miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was. Enjoy great nostalgic pop hits of the 50s. Show dates are January 6 and 7 at 7 p.m.; and January 8 at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m. Ticket prices are: adults $15/seniors and students $12/UWFox students $5

The Missoula Children’s Theatre provides a week-long residency starring 50 to 60 local students in a full-scale musical. MCT has been touring for more than 30 years and annually visits nearly 1,200 communities in all 50 states, four Canadian Provinces and overseas. Their mission is to develop life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. Auditions for The Wizard of Oz are Monday, January 24, 2011, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Perry Hall inside the Communication Arts Center at UWFox. Show dates are January 28 at 7:30 p.m.; and January 29 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets prices are: $8 for adults, seniors and students/$5 for UWFox students.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a musical comedy at its best where the competition is intense, and the words are hilarious. The show centers on a fictional spelling bee in Putnam County, New York. Six kids compete against each other as well as members of the audience. Three adults help adjudicate the proceedings: a nostalgic former spelling bee winner, a mildly insane vice principal and the Official Comfort Counselor completing his community service to the state of New York. Show dates are February 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on February 12 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are: adults $15/seniors and students $12/UWFox students $5.

Almost, Maine is a play that takes place on a cold, clear, moonless Friday night in the middle of winter, where all is not quite what it seems in the remote mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised, hearts are broken. Love is lost, found and confounded.Almost, Maineinventively explores the mysteries of the human heart, touching audiences with laughter, heartbreak and hope. Show dates are April 7, 8, 9, 14, and 15 at 7 p.m. and a matinee on April 16 at 2 p.m. Ticket prices are: adults, $12/seniors and students, $10/UWFox students, $5.

Early tickets orders are now on sale by mail. For the earliest and best seat selection, patrons can go to and click on “Ticket Office.” Completed mail order forms should be sent, along with payment, to the UWFox Box Office. Online ticket sales will begin September 13, 2010.

UWFox Tuition Frozen for 2010-11

June 11, 2010

UW System Regents keep tuition at 2006 level

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved tuition rates for the 2010-11 academic year that will freeze tuition at the UW Colleges freshman-sophomore campuses, including the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, for the fourth consecutive year.  Tuition will increase by 5.5 percent at the four-year UW System universities.

“This is good news for students and the Fox Valley community,” said Jim Perry, campus executive officer and dean at UWFox. “UWFox offers a true University of Wisconsin education, with highly qualified faculty and small classes for the lowest cost in the UW System. We’re the best value in the UW System.”

“The UW Colleges are the gateway to the UW System for thousands of students and families in Wisconsin who might not otherwise be able to afford college,” said Chancellor David Wilson, chancellor of the UW Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension. “This tuition freeze means the UW Colleges will continue to be the most affordable access point for anyone who wants to start, continue or complete a degree within the UW System.”

The tuition for one academic year (two semesters) at the UW Colleges will remain at $4,268 for 2010–11. That is $3,665 less than UW–Madison, $3,001 less than UW–Milwaukee and $1,391-$2,541 less than the 11 other four–year comprehensive UW universities.  Students and families can realize even more savings if students live at home during their first two years of college at UW-Fox.

UWFox is one of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, the 13 freshman-sophomore campuses of the UW System that offer an associate degree in arts and science and prepare students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs.  Approximately 1,700 students were enrolled at UWFox in the 2009-2010 academic year.

Please refer to the chart below for tuition rates at all UW System institutions.

Tuition Rates for 2010-11 Academic Year
Institution Annual Tuition  in 2010-11 Increase from 2009-10
UWFox $4,268 $0
UW-Madison* $7,933 $638
UW-Milwaukee $7,269 $379
UW-Eau Claire* $6,122 $595
UW-Green Bay $5,659 $295
UW-La Crosse* $5,809-$6,809 $383
UW-Oshkosh* $5,775 $298
UW-Parkside $5,659 $295
UW-Platteville* $5,766 $300
UW-River Falls* $5,731 $295
UW-Stevens Point $5,659 $295
UW-Stout*‡ $5,813 $373
UW-Superior* $5,866 $295
UW-Whitewater* $5,857 $306
*Tuition listed includes campus-wide student-supported differential tuitions previously approved by the Board of Regents. At UW-La Crosse, first-, second-, and third-year students pay the higher rate shown, while fourth-year returning students pay the lower amount.
‡Tuition at UW-Stout would increase by the same rate (5.5%). UW-Stout tuition is charged on a “per-credit” basis. The increase shown is based on a student carrying 14 credits per semester.

For more information about UWFox, contact the Office of Student Services, 920-832-2620, email

Additional Information

University of Wisconsin regents approve 5.5 percent tuition increase
(Post Crescent, 6/11/2010)

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