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Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

Eva Schloss - Holocaust Survivor, Anne Frank's childhood friend and stepsister

Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017

Monday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $15 • Lower and Upper Balconies $10

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In 1938, Germany invaded Austria, causing many Jewish families to flee. Among the emigrants was eight-year-old Eva Geiringer, who with her mother, father, and brother moved first to Belgium and then to Holland, where one of her neighbors was a German Jewish girl of the same age. The two girls became friends and playmates. Ultimately, both girls and their families were deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp. Later they would become stepsisters.

Schloss survived her concentration camp experience and made her way to England, where she married Zvi Schloss and raised three daughters. Her stepsister did not survive Auschwitz, but kept a diary that did. Her name was Anne Frank. Since 1985, Schloss has devoted herself to Holocaust education and global peace. She has recounted her wartime experiences in more than one thousand speaking engagements. She has written two books and has had a play written about her life. 

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And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank

Performances of And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank will be held at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts on September 17, 19, and 20 at 7:30 p.m. A question and answer session with Eva Schloss will be held after each performance. For more information and tickets, contact the Weber Center Box Office at 608-784-9292, or visit their website

Paintings Created in Hiding by Erich and Heinz Geiringer

Viterbo Fine Arts Center, Sept. 11-24
This exhibit is free and open to the public.

In 1942, Erich and Fritzi Geiringer, and their children, 16-year old Heinz and 13-year old Eva, were living in Amsterdam, Holland in the same apartment building as Anne Frank and her family.  Like the Franks, the Geiringers had come to Holland several years earlier, where they had thought they would be safe from the Nazis.

In July 1942, their lives were changed forever. The Germans were now in control of Holland, and they began rounding up Jews throughout Amsterdam. The Geiringers, like many of their Jewish neighbors, were forced to go into hiding. Unable to find a hiding place together, the family separated – Heinz going with his father, and Eva with her mother. In 1944, Eva, Heinz and their parents, Erich and Fritzi, were among the captured Jews and other people being transported to the Nazis' Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. On the way Heinz – a talented musician, artist and poet – told his sister where he'd hidden paintings he and his father had created in hiding. Heinz stashed the 30 paintings under floorboards of the Amsterdam attic where they'd lived before being captured by Germans. Eva, and her mother Fritzi Geiringer returned to Amsterdam and saved the paintings after the war. This exhibit is a collection of prints from Erich and Heinz Geiringer.

DB Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

 

 

La Crosse Dance Centre presents Nutcracker Ballet

Monday, Jul. 31, 2017

Friday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 9 at 2 p.m.
Sunday, December 10 at 2 p.m.

Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult $19 • Child (under 18) $16
Tickets go on sale August 15

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The timeless tale tells the adventure of self-discovery for Maria, who receives a Nutcracker doll from her Godmother Drosselmeyer on Christmas Eve. Join Maria on her journey as she defeats the evil Rat Queen, travels through a beautiful snow-covered land, and revels in the colorful Land of Sweets. Come celebrate the joy of the season with La Crosse's original Nutcracker Ballet.

Accepted Students Day

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

Admission Junior Visit Day

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

Admission VU Preview Day

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

Admission VU Preview Day

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

Admission VU Preview Day

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

Admission VU Preview Day

Friday, Jul. 21, 2017

Steven Rinella - The Ethics of Hunting

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017

Thursday, March 1 at 7 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Free presentation. No reservations required.
 

Steven Rinella is an outdoorsman, award-winning author, and host of the hit TV show MeatEater, as well as the top-rated MeatEater podcast. Rinella has spoken to a wide range of audiences about his life as a modern-day hunter-gatherer. With humor and irreverence, he discusses the hunting lifestyle, wild game, the ethics of hunting, and the spiritual need for wilderness.

   DB Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

 

 

Terese Agnew - Writing in Stone

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017

Monday, September 11 at 7 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Free presentation. No reservations required.
 

Writing in Stone will be coming to Viterbo University Sept. 11–13. This unique exhibit is a large scale, collaborative art installation taking attendees through a set of towering monuments sharing the transformative ideas, people, and events from Wisconsin history. Artist, Terese Agnew, from La Farge, will join us Sept. 11 for a presentation on this work to enhance the learner’s experience with inspiration, dialogue, and a hands-on art workshop for curious creators.

DB Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership

 

 

Viterbo University presents Platinum Edition: Celebration 2018

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017

Saturday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $20 • Lower Balcony $17 • Upper Balcony $14

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Platinum Edition’s annual variety show has something for everyone, from Broadway to pop to rock and more! Join Viterbo’s own show choir and their special guests as they celebrate 2018 with this musical extravaganza.

Photo by Theresa M. Smerud, Visual Consultant and Arts Photographer

Viterbo University presents Platinum Edition: 20th Anniversary Celebration

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017



Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $20 • Lower Balcony $17 • Upper Balcony $14

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Celebrate 20 years of Platinum Edition in this high-energy, fun-filled show featuring favorite numbers from past performances. Alumni and special guests will join Platinum Edition as they celebrate two decades of Viterbo’s own show choir.

Photo by Theresa M. Smerud, Visual Consultant and Arts Photographer

Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017

Thursday, November 2
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Free concert. General admission. Limited seating available.
Call the box office for tickets. Limit four tickets per person.

The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States Army. Concerts by the Jazz Ambassadors are programmed to entertain all types of audiences with diverse repertoire including big band swing, bebop, Latin, contemporary jazz, standards, popular tunes, Dixieland, vocals, and patriotic selections, many of which are written or arranged by members of the Jazz Ambassadors. The band’s rigorous touring schedule and reputation for excellence has earned it the title “America’s Big Band.”

Fascinating Rhythm: Celebrating the Music of George Gershwin

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017

Wednesday, September 13
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Free concert. No reservations required.

Join New York pianist and La Crosse native Dave Marck and friends for a free concert celebrating the music of George Gershwin.

Sponsored by the Bob and Jean Marck Family Gift of Music and the La Crosse Community Foundation Ambrosius Fund.

Photo by Theresa M. Smerud
Visual Consultant and Arts Photographer

 

I Am... He Said: Matt Vee Family & Friends Celebrate the Music of Neil Diamond

Monday, Apr. 24, 2017

Thursday, February 1
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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With songs like Cracklin' Rosie, Song Sung Blue, and Sweet Caroline, the legendary Neil Diamond sold over 100 million records worldwide and produced musical hits spanning five decades. Singer, guitarist, writer, and recording artist Matt Vee, the nephew of legendary '60s pop star Bobby Vee, along with his cousins Jeff and Tommy Vee (sons of Bobby Vee) and wife Julie Velline, provide an entertaining evening celebrating the music of one of the best-selling artists of all time.

To learn more, visit Matt Vee's website.

 

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Alexander Technique Residential Workshop

Wednesday, Apr. 5, 2017

Tuition

$650 per person
$550 for full-time college and high school students, Viterbo employees and alumni, those taking the course for grad credit, and AT teacher trainees

There is a returnee discount of $100 for anyone who attended the Viterbo workshop since 2007.

A deposit of $300 will guarantee a place at the workshop. Registration deadline is June 26, 2017; full balance is due July 14, 2017.

For cancellations received on or by July 14, deposits/tuition will be refunded minus a $50 handling fee.  After July 14, deposits are not refundable.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than a week before the workshop.
 
Accommodations

Housing is available on the beautiful Viterbo University campus. Two-bedroom air-conditioned apartments with small, unfurnished kitchenettes are available. All prices include bed linens and taxes.

$325 double occupancy (one person per bedroom)
$215 quad occupancy (four people per apartment, two per bedroom)

Towels are provided, but you may bring your own extras. Bring your own soap. You also might like to bring a lamp for the dorm room because there will not be much overhead light.  Kitchenettes have stoves if you'd like to bring a tea kettle and mug for tea in your room.  No dishes, glasses, or cooking utensils are provided in the kitchenettes.  While the dorms are air conditioned, some people in the past have wanted an extra fan.  You are provided one pillow.  If you want extras, please bring your own.

Meals will be on your own.  Dinner is included in the price of the boat ride.  The Mayo-Franciscan Hospital cafeteria – Market Place Restaurant – is two blocks from campus.  It features a full service restaurant with made-to-order breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Hot entrees are offered daily, and soup, salad bar, and desserts are available to complement your meal. There is also a grab-n-go sandwich station.

We have a really good food co-op downtown if you have special dietary needs.

Location

La Crosse is located on Interstate 90 about 130 miles NW of Madison and 150 miles SW of Minneapolis/St. Paul.  American Eagle (from Chicago) and Delta (from Minneapolis) fly into the La Crosse Municipal Airport.

For more inforamtion and to register, visit:

https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/default.aspx?EventID=1961024

All registrations will be done online.

For more information about Alexander Technique Residential Workshop, contact Diane Foust at dfoust@viterbo.edu.

For assistance with the registration process, please contact Beth Franklin, Arts Education Coordinator, at 608-796-3735 or bafranklin@viterbo.edu

Jim Witter's Piano Men: A Musical Journey through the Seventies

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Saturday, April 14
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $39 • Lower Balcony $35 • Upper Balcony $29

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Relive the performance that started it all as Jim Witter returns with his original Piano Men show – the first Jim Witter show presented at Viterbo University nine years ago. More than just excellent music from Billy Joel and Elton John, Piano Men is a journey down memory lane. From The Brady Bunch to Big Wheels, Jim Witter’s memorable stories and multi-media presentation bring the past to life.

For more information, please visit Jim Witter's website.

 

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One-of-a-Kind Chamber Music Series

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Out of Our Minds: Exploring the Arts Through a World of Ideas

The 2017-2018 series will feature interdisciplinary programming from across the Viterbo campus. Each concert will incorporate the talent and expertise of Viterbo faculty along with guest artists and speakers as well as displaying student work.

In and/or Out: The New Box
Saturday, September 16 at 7:30 p.m.
General Admission $20

No Borders: At Home, Across the Globe
Sunday, November 12 at 3 p.m.
General Admission $17

The Unspeakable: Protest Music's Power and Influence
Saturday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Featuring the Artaria String Quartet and pianist Mary Ellen Haupert
General Admission $24

Whole and Healing: Planet, Plant, and People
Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.
General Admission $17
 

All concerts are held in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

 

Dallas Children's Theater presents How I Became a Pirate

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Sunday, March 25
3 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult $15/$13/$11 • Child $13/$11/$9

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Book, Music, and Lyrics by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Friedman
Based on the book by Melinda Long, Illustrations by David Shannon

AARRRGH! Sail off on a swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard's band of comical pirates and searches for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds fun and adventure on the high seas, but he soon learns that home and family are treasures you can't find on any map. Based on the popular book, it's a joyful family musical that is sure to leave young mateys singing and dancing in the aisles.

For more information about Dallas Children's Theater, visit their website

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Kamikaze Fireflies

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Sunday, January 28
3 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult $15/$13/$11 • Child $13/$11/$9

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Children cheer and adults gasp just as loudly as they laugh at the Kamikaze Fireflies. This fast-paced, highly-interactive comedy stunt show is as much fun for the discerning six year-old as it is for the skeptical 96 year-old. Whether spinning gigantic metal cubes, juggling, stilt-walking, performing daring stunts, breathing fire, or breaking into contortionist backbends, their performances incite awe and laughter for the whole family.

For more information, visit their website

 

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Missoula Children's Theatre presents Aladdin

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Saturday, November 4
1 and 4 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult $12/$10/$8 • Child $10/$8/$6

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Conceived and Written by Michael McGill
Music and Lyrics by Michael McGill

For Aladdin, it’s not easy to find a magic lamp, but it’s even harder to get a date! It’s a swirling sandstorm of famous Arabian Tales from Ali Baba to Scheherazade, and even Sinbad the Sailor, as Aladdin journeys to find a magic lamp in a Cave of (not-so-great) Wonders. Along his way, Aladdin seeks answers and advice from wise genies, a powerful sultan, and his own mother to find a way to meet the princess. Full of memorable characters, from lost penguins to talking palm trees, this is an adventure worthy of 1001 laughs.

Auditions will be held Monday, Oct. 30 at 3:45 p.m. at the Viterbo Fine Arts Center. Call 608-796-3735 for more information.

To learn more about Missoula Children's Theatre, please visit www.mctinc.org.

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Reduced Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play (Abridged)

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Thursday, April 12
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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Hang on to your codpieces! While performing in England last summer, the Reduced Shakespeare Company uncovered a manuscript that turned out to be the literary Holy Grail: William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play! In this “tale told by idiots,” the Reduced Shakespeare Company weaves all of The Bard's famous characters, greatest lines, and magnificent speeches into a brand new Shakespearean smorgasbord. It is a comic misadventure that will feel strangely familiar yet excitingly new.

Note: In the spirit of Shakespeare himself, RSC shows contain some occasional bawdy language and mild innuendo. All children (and parents) are different, so we've chosen to rate our shows PG-13: Pretty Good If You're Thirteen.

For more information, please visit Reduced Shakespeare Company's website.

 

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Puppet Up! Uncensored

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Wednesday, February 28
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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Puppet Up! Uncensored is an outrageous and very spontaneous show, featuring over 80 original Henson puppets - a motley group of characters brought to life by a cast of six world-class puppeteers of The Jim Henson Company in a night of off-the-cuff comedy. Each performance is a unique experience due to its improvisational nature, showcasing the wit, technique, and that trademark Henson dryness and sly anarchy.

“It is nearly impossible to spend the show’s two hours doing anything but laugh. Grade A.”  - Entertainment Weekly

Note: Language and themes appropriate for mature audiences.

For more information, please visit The Jim Henson Company's website.

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The Capitol Steps: What to Expect When You're Electing

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Wednesday, November 8
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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The Capitol Steps are the only people in Washington who attempt to be funnier than the politicians. This troupe of former (but not disgruntled) congressional staffers travels the country satirizing the very people and places that once employed them. Since they began, the Capitol Steps have recorded over 30 albums, including ObamaMia!, Fiscal Shades Of Gray, How To Succeed in Congress Without Really Lying, and their latest album, Mock The Vote. They've been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS and can be heard four times a year on National Public Radio stations nationwide during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials.

Note: Language and themes appropriate for mature audiences.

For more information, please visit their website.

 

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Bryan Anthony - Celebrating Sinatra: His Life in Music

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Friday, April 20
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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Bryan Anthony keeps the legacy of the Great Gentlemen of Song, especially Sinatra, alive and well in his immensely satisfying and sweetly nostalgic performances. A veteran vocalist of ensembles like the Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, and Nelson Riddle Orchestras, Anthony provides a look back at the rich musical life of the great Frank Sinatra from his early career days with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, the Capital Record years, and 'Swingin' Sinatra.

For more information, please visit Bryan Anthony's website.

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      There will be an Arts in Context discussion with Bryan Anthony at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center Dance Studio.

 

 

 

Rhythm of the Dance - The National Dance Company of Ireland

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Thursday, March 8
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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This dance and music extravaganza is an inspiring epic, reliving the journey of the Irish Celts throughout history. Combining traditional dance and music with the most up-to-date stage technology, the show is a thousand year-old story executed with the excitement of a modern day stage show. Featuring a live band, three tenors, and 22 dancers, Rhythm of the Dance preserves the traditions of Irish step dancing while presenting it in a fresh and entertaining modern format.

For more information, please visit their website.

 

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      An Arts in Context discussion with members of the company will be held at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center Dance Studio.

 

 

 

Jersey Boys

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Wednesday, February 21
Thursday, February 22
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $58 • Lower Balcony $52 • Upper Balcony $47

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"Too good to be true!" raves the New York Post for Jersey Boys, the 2006 Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award®-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito, and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. Jersey Boys features their hit songs Sherry, Big Girls Don't Cry, Rag Doll, Oh What a Night, and Can't Take My Eyes Off You.

Jersey Boys contains authentic "profane Jersey language" and is recommended for ages 12 and up. 

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Yamato - Chousensha: The Challengers

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Sunday, February 11
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $38 • Lower Balcony $34 • Upper Balcony $28

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Yamato: The Drummers of Japan return with an all-new show, Chousensha: The Challengers. Yamato challenges the possibilities of taiko drumming and continues challenging itself to achieve its potential. Since its formation in 1993, this high-energy taiko drum troupe has made over 3500 performances in 53 countries. Experience the heart-pounding phenomenon that has become a favorite of audiences worldwide.

For more information, please visit Yamato's website.


 

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Moscow Festival Ballet's Giselle

Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

Tuesday, January 23
7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $38 • Lower Balcony $34 • Upper Balcony $28

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The Moscow Festival Ballet returns with a stunning production of the popular Romantic ballet Giselle, which tells the tragic story of a peasant girl who falls in love with a count who is betrothed to another woman. The Moscow Festival Ballet was founded in 1989 when legendary principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet Sergei Radchenko sought to realize his vision of a company that would bring together the highest classical elements of the great Bolshoi and Kirov Ballet companies in an independent new company that displays the finest of Russian classic ballet.

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An Arts in Context discussion with members of the company will be held at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center Dance Studio.