Photo courtesy UWSP. Students Abigail Moyers, Allison Masulis and Grace Pichler rehearse “The Spitfire Grill,” a musical to be staged at UW-Stevens Point Oct. 11-13 and 16-19.

A heart-warming musical, set in a small Wisconsin town, will be staged next month by the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point’s Department of Theatre and Dance.

“The Spitfire Grill” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 11-12 and Oct. 16-19 in the Studio Theatre in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point. Matinee shows will be performed at 2 p.m. Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19.

“The Spitfire Grill” musical uses the same characters as the 1996 film but makes some changes to the plot, in addition to adding a folk, bluegrass and pop soundtrack that even includes a polka band.

Tickets are $26 for adults, $23 for seniors and $16 for ages 17 and younger at the UW-Stevens Point Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center concourse, by calling 715-346-4100 or at http://tickets.uwsp.edu. Discounts are available for UW-Stevens Point students, faculty and staff.

Tickets are also available for the First Nighters package Oct. 11, which includes dinner before the performance (www.uwsp.edu/theatre-dance/Pages/First-Nighters.aspx).


Enjoy a variety of jazz music styles, including big band, blues, funk, Latin and swing, as the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Jazz Band and Jazz Ensemble perform in concert Oct. 15.

The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. in Michelsen Hall in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for UW-Stevens Point students, faculty and youth and free the day of the concert for students with a UW-Stevens Point I.D. if not sold out. Tickets are available at the University Information and Tickets Office in the Dreyfus University Center, by calling 715-346-4100 or 800-838-3378 or at http://tickets.uwsp.edu. Tickets also may be purchased at the door if available. Proceeds benefit student scholarships.


NEW! Get ready to step back to the days of “The Great Gatsby” and “The Charleston” as the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Music invites you to experience the 1920s.

Offered at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18, “Experience the Music of the 20s” is the annual Music Department fundraiser, formerly known as Soirée Musicale. It includes a reception with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar, followed by a concert in Michelsen Hall at 7:30 p.m. and an after party featuring desserts and a cash bar. It will be held in the Noel Fine Arts Center, 1800 Portage St., Stevens Point.

Attendees are encouraged to wear attire from the 1920s.

Admission is $50 per person or $25 for UW-Stevens Point faculty, staff and students, and includes the concert, pre- and post-performance receptions. Tickets are $65 at the door. For more information and to buy tickets, visit http://tickets.uwsp.edu. To become a sponsor, contact Maggie Marquardt at mmarquar@uwsp.edu or 715-346-3056.

All proceeds fund scholarships, primarily for incoming first-year students.