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Music + Theatre Arts

Performances


Performing arts live here

Looking for music, theatre, or dance performances to be a part of or simply attend and enjoy? You're in the right place! Check out the events below or in the events calendar to the right for specific dates and times.

The music and theatre arts department presents more than 100 concerts and recitals each year, featuring large and small student vocal, band and orchestra ensembles; four mainstage plays; an active opera theatre ensemble; a one-act play festival; touring theatre; Danceworks, and several special events such as the nationally-recognized Jazz Festival, Gatsby's Gala and Viennese Ball. 

Below you'll find performances we've put on throughout the past two years, as well as some of our signature events that happen annually. If you're interested in viewing one of our performances, but can't make it to town — check out our live-streaming page or contact us to purchase a CD from one of our groups.

Past performances

Viennese Ball

Viennese Ball

The Viennese Ball provides an opportunity for the community to experience the excellence of the university’s music program and the quality of students. Proceeds from the two-night event have raised more than 1.5-million dollars in international, music and service scholarships and awards for deserving University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire students. Join us for an unforgettable night of polka-dancing, enriching music and delicious food.



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Holiday Concert

Holiday Concert

Enjoy classic holiday songs with friends and family every year. A wide variety of student groups and ensembles will showcase their talents for the Eau Claire community. Come partake in some holiday cheer!



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The Marriage of Figaro

The Marriage of Figaro

This comedic opera by Mozart and DaPonte tells the chaotic tale of scheming and pranks surrounding the wedding plans for Figaro and Susanna, servants of Count Almaviva. This very popular opera includes well known arias and duets, and is a prime example of music of the classical period.



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Eau Claire Jazz Festival

Eau Claire Jazz Festival

Every year jazz fans flock to Eau Claire to experience one of the largest jazz festivals in the country. UW-Eau Claire students, guest artists and Eau Claire community members watch and perform the some of the finest jazz in the world. This festival really is, “all that jazz.”



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Theatre for Young Audiences Tour: Wiley and the Hairy Man

Theatre for Young Audiences Tour: Wiley and the Hairy Man

The play by Suzan Zeder is set in the mysterious Tombigbee Swamp and follows a young, fatherless boy named Wiley, his conjure-woman mother, his faithful dog and the Hairy Man who haunts Wiley's days and dreams.



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Boeing Boeing

Boeing Boeing

This 2008 Tony Award winning play is a French farce written by Mark Camoletti, and features Parisian lothario Bernard, and his Italian and German fiancées, each beautiful airline hostesses with frequent “layovers” in Paris. In this classic physical comedy, all goes awry when the three end up in Paris at once.



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Gatsby's Gala

Gatsby's Gala

Experience the sights and sounds the roaring 20’s! Get your dancing shoes ready every fall when jazzy tunes set the mood for this snazzy soiree. Take a trip back in time and live it up just like Gatsby!



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Danceworks

Danceworks

A yearly performance featuring the Ensemble in faculty and guest artist works. This concert is sure to delight with an eclectic and explosive mix of contemporary dance today.



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