Dinner & a Movie: Philomena

Based on a best-selling book, this film explores the history of unmarried mothers and their children through Philomena’s heart-wrenching (and at times amusing) search for her long-lost son. 

Dinner is complements of Philomena’s Irish homeland—soda bread, farmhouse salad with goat cheese, Gaelic chicken with mushroom whiskey sauce, steamed vegetables, mashed potatoes, Bailey’s Irish Cream cheesecake, and Irish coffee. 

  • Tue, March 24, 6-9pm; Course: G511
  • Thur, March 26, 6-9pm; Course: G512

Fee: $33
Gallery 450 
Instructor: Julie Tharp

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Dinner & a Movie: Chef

When an executive chef gets into a very public fight with a restaurant reviewer, he’s forced to go back to his roots with a food truck while also piecing back together his estranged family.  Their road trip across the southern U.S. features wonderful Miami, New Orleans, and Austin music as well as Gumbo, Cuban sandwiches, Texas BBQ, and beignets.  This experience should warm your heart and your taste buds.

  • Tue, May 19, 6-9pm; Course: G513
  • Thur, May 21, 6-9pm; Course: G514

Fee: $33
Gallery 450
Instructor: Julie Tharp

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Just for Kids Theatre (ages 7-12)

Fly away to Neverland!  In this one-week intensive theatre workshop taught by two professional actors/directors of the touring theatre company, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre, you will learn the basics of acting, following stage directions, and everything that goes on behind-the-scenes in order to put on a show.  With original script and music by Prairie Fire’s playwrights and composers Daniel Nordquist and Deborah Pick, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre continues their tradition of presenting classic tales as you’ve never seen them done before. 

Fee: $49
Course: B543
Location:  Helen Connor Laird Fine Arts Building

Register for Just for Kids Theatre (ages 7-12)

  • Casting: Monday, May 18, 4pm-6pm and Rehearsal, 6pm-8pm, (role dependent)
  • Parent meeting:  Monday, May 18, 4pm, room 131
  • Rehearsals:  Tue-Fri, May 19-22, 3:30pm-7:45pm (please bring a snack).

Performances:  Friday, May 22, 7:30pm & Saturday, May 23, 2pm

Tickets:  $10  - Purchase onlineor Call the Box Office at 715-389-6534


The Melody Lingers On

“Irving Berlin has no place in American Music. He is American Music.” Jerome Kern

With a life that spanned more than 100 years, and a canon of music written over the course of five decades and covering several genres as ballads, dance numbers, novelty tunes, and love songs, Irving Berlin defined American music.  The Melody Lingers On is as much a story of his life as it is a wonderful collection of his music.  The audience can look forward to a trip through time, and will happily recognize many of the songs…Puttin’ On the Ritz; Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Mornin’; Always; and, of course, White Christmas among many others.  Let’s enjoy this family-friendly ride together!

Performances: February 5, 6, & 7 at 7:30 pm, Helen Connor Laird Theater

Tickets: $13 - Performance Only

Special package Wine & Appetizer Reception -  Saturday, February 7 from 6:30-7:30 pm  
Reception & Performance Ticket Package:  $22

Order your tickets online or call the Box Office at 715-389-6534.