Wisconsin High School Theatre Festival:

UW-Stevens Point is hosting Festival One Acts, Workshops, Tech Olympics, and Exhibits.
Thursday and Friday’s Showcase performances will be in the Sentry Theatre.

Download the 2016 festival program» All teachers and students will receive a hard copy of the program when each school checks in on site at the Festival.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
4pm - Registration begins/Exhibitor check-in
8pm – Showcase Performance at the Sentry Theatre

Friday, November 18, 2016
8am - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
9am - Exhibits open
9:45am - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
11:30am - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
1:15pm - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
3pm - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
4pm – Showcase Performance at the UW-Stevens Point Sentry Theatre
8pm – Showcase Performance at the UW-Stevens Point Sentry Theatre

Saturday, November 19, 2016
8am - WHSFA Performances and Workshops
9am - Exhibits open
9-11:15am - Tech Olympics: Practice and Registration
11:30am-1pm - WHSFA Performances, Workshops and Tech Olympics: Competition
1:15-2:45pm - WHSFA Performances, Workshops and Tech Olympics: Competition
3:30pm - Tech Olympics Awards Ceremony

Showcase Performances

Showcase tickets are available through your school registration or in person at the Festival in the theatre lobby starting one hour before each performance. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance. On-site purchases are cash or check only.

Rwanda & Juliet
presented by the UW-Madison Arts Institute
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 8pm
Run time is 1.5 hous plus 30 minute Q&A with the director. No intermission.

As part of the 2016 Year of Shakespeare in Wisconsin, join us for a special screening of Rwanda & Juliet, by filmmaker Ben Proudfoot.

Dartmouth Professor Emeritus Andrew Garrod travels to Rwanda to mount a production of Romeo and Juliet featuring members of both the Hutu and Tutsi tribes a mere two decades after inter-tribal genocide has occurred. The journey towards opening night is fraught with financial and interpersonal tensions, setbacks and against-the-odds triumphs. This layered, nuanced documentary gets to the heart of the matter by giving us a clear-eyed example of why Shakespeare is as relevant and important today as ever before.

Learn more about the film and watch the trailer here»

View/download the educational materials here»


La Cage Aux Folles
presented by UW-Steven Point Department of Theatre and Dance
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 4pm, tickets available (8pm show SOLD OUT)
Run time is 2 hours and 45 minutes including a 15 minute intermission.

Winner of multiple Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, the classic and much-revived musical comedy La Cage Aux Folles tells the story of Georges, the owner of a swanky and sexy Saint-Tropez nightclub, and his partner Albin, who moonlights as the glamorous drag queen songstress Zaza. When their son brings his fiancée (and her conservative parents) home to meet the flashy pair, feathers get ruffled and households upended in a poignant tale of one family’s struggle to stay together, stay fabulous, and above all else, stay true to themselves. You roared at the film adaptation, The Birdcage – now marvel at the hummable music some call Jerry Herman’s (Hello Dolly/Mame) best!