Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Performance beehive in De Pere buzzing again

St. Norbert College

DE PERE, Wis. - St. Norbert College will present an array of events into summer – and host community groups – in a busy schedule that is distinctive in the region for an educational institution.

In a sense, the college is a cultural center that blends campus and community ventures – sprawling PAC on caffeine.

The place is the performance home to such community organizations as The Chantelles, Evergreen Productions, The Dance Company and Play-by-Play Theatre.

The college fosters active student performance groups similar to those found on many campuses.

It also promotes orchestral and theater programs for area youth.

The two theaters in Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts just off the main entrance to the campus host many community events along with campus performances during the course of the year. And there are other venues.

Here is a selective overview of the early months of 2018, with information at snc.edu/tickets/:

On campus

+ (SNC) Knight Theatre: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” – Jan. 24-28 (various times), Webb Theatre. Preview story: http://www.wearegreenbay.com/critic-at-large-wearegreenbay/warren-gerdscritic-at-large-a-classic-is-being-prepared-by-st-norbert-colleges-knight-theatre/921492750.

+ Evergreen Theatre: “Next Fall” – Feb. 9-11, 15-17 (various times), Webb Theatre.

+ (SNC) Winter Band Concert – 7 p.m. Feb. 10, Walter Theatre.

+ Evergreen Young Actors Theatre: “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” – Feb. 23-25 (various times), Webb Theatre.

+ Green Bay Film Festival 2018 – March 2-4, Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts locations.

+ (SNC) Big Band Snowball Concert and Dance – 7:30 p.m. March 2, Michels Commons.

+ The Dance Company: “Frozen: The Story of a Snow Queen” – March 15-18 (various times), Walter Theatre.

+ St. Norbert Community Band – 7:30 p.m. March 26, Walter Theatre.

+ (SNC) Bell Choir Concert – 2 p.m. April 8, Dudley Birder Hall.

+ (SNC) Theatre Studies: “The Ghosts of Myself” – April 13-15, 19-21 (various times), Webb Theatre.

+ (SNC) Spring Band Concert – 7:30 p.m. April 20, Walter Theatre.

+ (SNC) Spring Choral Concert – 7:30 p.m. April 27, Walter Theatre.

+ Evergreen Theatre: “Silent Sky” – May 5-7, 10-12 (various times), Webb Theatre.

+ Dudley Birder Chorale of St. Norbert College: “America Sings 2018” – 7:30 p.m. May 4-5, Walter Theatre.

+ (SNC) Knights on Broadway: “Spring Showcase” – 7:30 p.m. May 10-12, 17-19, Dudley Birder Hall.

+ The Chantelles: “Go to the Movies” – 7 p.m. June 1, 2 p.m. June 3, Dudley Birder Hall.

+ Play-by-Play Theatre in association with (SNC) Music Theatre “Return to the Forbidden Planet” – June times, dates to be announced, Webb Theatre.

+ (SNC) Music Theatre – Summer Stage “Mary Poppins” – July 12, 14-15, 18-22 (various times), Walter Theatre.

+ (SNC) Music Theatre – NextStage “Jekyll & Hyde” – Aug. 8-12 (various times), Walter Theatre.

Off campus (selected)

+ Youth Orchestras Spring 2018 Concert – 4 p.m. March 11, Weidner Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

+ Dudley Birder Chorale of St. Norbert College: “A St. Patrick’s Celebration” – 2 p.m. March 18, St. Norbert Abbey Church, De Pere.

+ Canon John O. Bruce Memorial Organ Concert Series: Christopher Berry – 2 p.m. April 21, St. Norbert Abbey Church, De Pere.

+ Canon John O. Bruce Memorial Organ Concert Series: Katherine Handford – 2 p.m. May 19, St. Norbert Abbey Church, De Pere.

Contact me at warren.gerds@wearegreenbay.com. Watch for my on-air Critic at Large editions on WFRV-TV at 6:20 a.m. Sundays.


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