Performing Arts

Take the stage at UW-Stout with our choir, band, and theatre programs and performances.
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The UW-Stout theatre, band and choir welcome you to explore the performing arts on our campus. These programs provide a creative outlet to students that have enjoyed and developed skills as performers and wish to further refine and explore their artistic talents.



Participation in music and theatre teaches expression beyond the written and spoken word, connects to a tradition of cultural awareness and explores creative new works of art. The performing arts investigate our expressions of humanity, unite multiple subject areas and draw people together, allowing them to relate in meaningful and enduring ways.

Being involved in the performing arts is a great way to meet other students, become part of a group and demonstrate to future employers that you are a dedicated team player and have attention to detail. Experiencing a live performance as an audience member - or on the stage - is a memorable and powerful event that generates thought, discussion and interaction. For the performer or audience member, being a part of the performing arts is a lifelong activity that builds relationships and communities.

Choir

There is a choir for you, no matter your experience level in singing.

Band

Join one of the many bands with a variety of genres — concert, jazz, New Orlean style, even polka.

Theatre

Be part of the cast or crew of our stage productions, in a beautiful theatre.

Arts & Entertainment

Spider Thieves

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Harvey Hall: UW-Stout and Pragda Spanish Film Club present: Spider Thieves, a thrilling Chilean film about adolescents who try their hand at a life of crime.

UW-Stout Literature Committee Faculty Reading

6:00 PM to 7:30 PM - The Raw Deal: English Department faculty will read their creative works. Come out for a fun evening of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. All members of the community are welcome to this free event!

Yes! I'm a Feminist Fundraiser and Poetry Slam

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - The Raw Deal: Yes! I'm a Feminist is an annual celebration and fundraiser for alumni, students and friends of the Women and Gender Studies program and UW-Stout. The money raised by the fundraiser goes to a scholarship awarded to a student minoring in WGS as well as travel for students to a conference in Madison, Wis. It also funds speakers and events related to WGS.This year's event will feature a poetry slam with a prize for the top slam. Students, staff, faculty, and community members are all welcome to compete. Poems may be original or someone else's work, though the performer must identify whose work they are performing.If you cannot attend the event, but still want to make a donation, you can! See our foundation site at the following link: https://foundation.uwstout.edu/pages/givings/women-and-gender-studies

Don't Call Me Son

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Harvey Hall: UW-Stout and Pragda Spanish Film Club present: Don't Call Me Son. A young man is stunned to discover that he was kidnapped as a child by the woman he's called mother his entire life. Now, he's left to deal with the consequences of her actions and finally meet his biological family.

Birdboy

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Harvey Hall: UW-Stout and Pragda Spanish Film Club present: Birdboy, an award-winning animated film from Spain.

Frankenstein Film Screening

6:00 PM - Harvey Hall Theatre: Free screening of the 1931 Frankenstein film. This event is part of the Reading Across Campus series sponsored by the Literature Committee.

Jazz in the Great Hall

7:00 PM - Memorial Student Center: Join the student musicians of the Blue Devil Jazz Orchestra as they perform from the stage in the Great Hall under the direction of Dr. Aaron M. Durst. Joining in the performance will be the Troppo Big Band from Chippewa Falls under the direction of Robert Heintz. Both groups will present an evening of music in a variety of jazz styles to appeal to listeners of jazz from every era. The concert will be on in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Tickets are $5 and are available online at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.

Symphonic Band Winter Concert

2:00 PM - Memorial Student Center: Join the student musicians of the Stout Symphonic Band as they present a Winter Concert under the direction of Dr. Aaron M. Durst. A variety of musical selections will be performed demonstrating the pathos of music to include “We May Rise” by Elaine Hagenberg, “Slava!” by Leonard Bernstein, “Arabian Dances” by Brian Balmages, “Spy Ring” by Richard Saucedo, and “Prelude and Fugue in D Minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach. Student small ensembles will also be featured on the concert. The concert will be on in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center. Tickets are $5 and are available online at tickets.uwstout.edu, at the Service Center in the Memorial Student Center, 715-232-1122, and at the door.