Campus Events

Viterbo University presents New Works Festival

Monday, Jul. 23, 2018

Friday-Saturday, January 25-26 at 7:30 pm
Friday-Saturday, February 1-2 at 7:30 pm

Weber Center for the Performing Arts
428 Front Street South, La Crosse
$10 General Admission • $30 for a four-day pass

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The Viterbo University theatre and music theatre department presents the inaugural New Works Festival, an extraordinary opportunity to experience a new play, music, and ten-minute plays never seen before. Selected from a national competition, these new works foster the development of original forms of theatre and engage an in-depth conversation on the value of arts in society. Different plays will be performed each evening of the festival.

Viterbo University presents The Wolves

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018

Friday - Saturday, November 9-10 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 11 at 2 pm

Weber Center for the Performing Arts
428 Front Street South, La Crosse
$20 Reserved Seating

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From the safety of their suburban circle, a girls' indoor soccer team navigates life's big questions and wages their own tiny battles with the vim and vigor of a pack of warriors. A finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Wolves is a smart, heartfelt, hilarious meditation on society and soccer.

Contains mature language and explores sensitive topics.

The Wolves is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

  

Please join the director, cast, and crew for an Artists in Conversation discussion immediately following the Saturday, November 10 production.

 

 

Viterbo University presents Hansel and Gretel

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 3 at 2 pm
Main Floor $24 • Balcony $21

Weber Center for the Performing Arts
428 Front Street South, La Crosse

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Music by Engelbert Humperdinck
Original Text by Adelheid Wette
English Translation by Cori Ellison
Critical Edition Materials by Hans-Josef Irmen

Join the Viterbo University music department as they present Engelbert Humperdinck’s classic opera based on the popular Grimm brothers’ fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. Sung in English, this full-length opera tells the tale of young Hansel and Gretel’s journey through the haunted forest and their attempt to escape from the evil Gingerbread Witch.

Used by arrangement with European American Music Distributors LLC, sole U.S. and Canadian agent for Schott Music, publisher and copyright owner.
Photo by Theresa M. Smerud, Visual Consultant and Arts Photographer

 

Please join us for an Artists in Conversation discussion held after the Saturday, March 2 performance. The discussion will be led by the director and cast.



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"Facing Homelessness"

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

Facing Homelessness, a theatrical production preceded by opening receptions. This is an Identities Project event. Free and all are welcome to attend.

"Facing Homelessness"

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018

Facing Homelessness, a theatrical production preceded by opening receptions. This is an Identities Project event. Free and all are welcome to attend.

"Everest: The Real Deal” featuring Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa and Julio Bird, MD

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015
Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa

Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa is best known for holding a world speed record on Mount Everest, climbing from base camp to the summit in just 10 hours, 56 minutes, 46 seconds, on May 26, 2003. But his achievements in mountaineering, particularly on Everest, do not end there. He has reached the summit of Everest 14 times and has scaled many other high peaks in the Himalaya and abroad.

On April 25, 2015, an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude struck Nepal, killing more than 8,000 people and leaving countless others injured and homeless. The epicenter was in the village of Barpak. On May 12, a second large earthquake with a 7.3 magnitude struck the region between Kathmandu and Mount Everest. This earthquake was hardest hit in the foothills of the Himalaya, where Lhakpa Gelu's hometown of Kharikhola lies.

The effort to improve education has now become one of survival for the people of this devastated region, as aid from the government is slowly distributed and not nearly enough. The Lhakpa Gelu Foundation is providing funds directly to those in need in Kharikhola. Lhakpa Gelu will share his stories and images from the highest mountain in the world as part of a fundraising campaign for the Lhakpa Gelu Foundation.

There is a suggested donation of $15/person. All proceeds will go to the Lhakpa Gelu Foundation for earthquake relief.