The Broadway production of “A Chorus Line,” winner of nine Tony Awards including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama will be at the Young Auditorium on Jan. 31.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium will celebrate its 20th year of bringing the performing arts to the region with its 2012-13 season.

The Young Auditorium’s 20th anniversary party will kick off with a Missoula Children’s Theatre performance of “The Secret Garden” on Aug. 18.

The celebration will continue all year with a mix of annual favorites such as “The Nutcracker,” musical performances like “Mozart Requiem” by the Wisconsin Chamber Choir and classics like “Taming of the Shrew.”

Its seems only fitting that the season concludes with Wisconsin native Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” featuring Emmy Award winning actor John McGivern in a role that explores the traditional, rural American community.

Tickets are on sale now.

All events start at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

The lowdown

UW-Whitewater’s Irvin L. Young Auditorium is a regional performing arts center featuring national and international artists, located at UW-Whitewater Campus, 930 W. Main St.

Ticket prices vary for each performance. For more information, call (262) 472-2222 or visit

Check out the 2012-13 season below.



18- “The Secret Garden” – Missoula Children’s Theatre, 2 p.m.


13- Delhi 2 Dublin & Rana Santacruz

27- Sweet Honey In The Rock


6- “Hotel California – A Salute to the Eagles”

15- Turtle Island Quartet – “Have You Ever Been…?”

16-17- “Vince- The Life and Times of Vince Lombardi”

21- “Creatures of the Night” – David Stokes, 3 p.m.

23- “Cyrano de Bergerac” – Aquila Theatre

24– “Taming of the Shrew” – Aquila Theatre

30- “The Secret History of Love” – Sean Dorsey Dance


7- Luna Negra Dance Theater

15- Golden Dragon Acrobats

17- “Mid-Life Vices – Four Bitchin’ Babes”


1- Gala Holiday Concert

8- “A Leahy Family Christmas”

17- “The Nutcracker” – The Dance Factory, 2 and 7 p.m.


26- Sing-A-Long- “A Sound of Music,” 1 and 7 p.m.

31- “A Chorus Line”


2- “The Tortoise Versus The Hare” – Missoula Children’s Theatre, 2 p.m.

10- “Rumpelstiltskin” – ArtReach: The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, 3 p.m.

14- “As You Like It” – The Acting Company

18- Ballet Folklórico Quetzalli de Veracruz

23- “Masters of Motown”

24- “Martha Speaks,” 3 p.m.


5- The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet

9- “Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver”

10- Pint Size Polkas – Uncle Mike’s Music & Dance Program, 3 p.m.

13- The Improvised Shakespeare Company


14- “Mozart Requiem” – Wisconsin Chamber Choir with Orchestra, 3 p.m.

21- “Our Town” – UW-Whitewater Theatre/Dance Department, 2 p.m.

22- “Our Town” – UW-Whitewater Theatre/Dance Department









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