Campus Events

World Premiere of "Decoding the Driftless"

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

"The Latehomecomer" Presentation by Author Kao Kalia Yang

Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018

Kao Kalia Yang is an author, activist and teacher. Sponsored by the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics.

University Forum

Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018

Viterbo University presents Platinum Edition: Celebration 2019

Monday, Jul. 23, 2018

Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $21 • Lower Balcony $18 • Upper Balcony $15

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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 2019 with this musical extravaganza.

La Crosse Dance Centre's 29th Annual Nutcracker Ballet

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018

Friday, December 7 at 7:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday, December 8-9 at 2 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult $19 • Child (under 18) $16

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This 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.

Viterbo University presents Platinum Edition: Halloween Spooktacular

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018

Saturday, October 27 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $21 • Lower Balcony $18 • Upper Balcony $15

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Celebrate Halloween with Platinum Edition, Viterbo's own show choir, in this high-energy, fun-filled evening featuring favorite Halloween songs. Bring along your ghouls and goblins and get ready for a "thriller" of a good time!

 

Jake Shimabukuro

Friday, Jul. 20, 2018

Tuesday, September 25 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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Jake Shimabukuro has taken the ukulele to places no one has gone before, performing awe-inspiring music that ranges from jazz, blues, and rock to bluegrass, classical, and folk. Whether one-on-one or in front of an audience of thousands, Jake shares a deep emotional connection with the listener that is open, magical, and transcendent. Often referred to as the Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Bruce Lee, and Michael Jordan of his craft, Jake delivers performances around the world with an out-of-the-box blend of stunning virtuosity, deep musicality, and a natural entertainer's flair.

To learn more about Jake Skimabukuro, visit his website.


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Night and Day: A Celebration of Cole Porter

Tuesday, Jul. 17, 2018

Wednesday, September 12 at 7:30 pm
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 Cole Porter.

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

 

Proseminar Commencement

Friday, Jul. 6, 2018

Graduation will be held in the Fine Arts Center Main Theatre. All are welcome.

The Best of Jim Witter: A Musical Journey through the 60s, 70s, and 80s

Wednesday, May. 23, 2018

Friday, March 29 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $39 • Lower Balcony $35 • Upper Balcony $29

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Celebrate the tenth anniversary of Jim Witter’s first performance at Viterbo with a concert featuring audience favorites from previous performances by Witter and his band. Featuring the hits of Elton John, Billy Joel, Simon and Garfunkel, The Beatles, and many more, enjoy a nostalgic evening celebrating the songs and stories of the 60s, 70s, and 80s.

Jabali Acrobats

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Sunday, April 28 at 3 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult - Main Floor $18 • Lower Balcony $16 • Upper Balcony $14
Child - Main Floor $16 • Lower Balcony $14 • Upper Balcony $12

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Originating in Mombasa, Kenya, these talented acrobats/artists have thrilled audiences of all ages with their unique display of athleticism, art, movement, and acrobatic majesty. This breathtaking performance exemplifies the link between athletics and the arts as the incredible acrobatics, contortions, tumbling, human pyramids, and chair-balancing skills of these performers turn to dance with the Congo Snake Dance, Flamingo Limbo Bar Dance, Skip Rope Footwork techniques, and comedy along with electrifying music.

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Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Saturday, March 30 at 3 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult - Main Floor $23 • Lower Balcony $19 • Upper Balcony $15
Child - Main Floor $19 • Lower Balcony $15 • Upper Balcony $11

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The Popovich Comedy Pet Theater is entertainment for the whole family, featuring the unique blend of comedy and juggling skills of former Moscow Circus veteran Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets. His entourage consists of world-class jugglers, Diamond the Shetland Pony, and over 30 performing pets including house cats and dogs (all rescued from animal shelters), geese, white doves and parrots.

To learn more, visit the Popovich Comedy Theater's website.

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Luma

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Saturday, February 16 at 7 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult - Main Floor $23 • Lower Balcony $19 • Upper Balcony $15
Child - Main Floor $19 • Lower Balcony $15 • Upper Balcony $11

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Luma is an exhilarating light spectacle that captures the audience’s imagination by using the dark as the canvas and light as the brush to create colorful illusions while combining rhythmic gymnastics, dance, magic, puppetry, and physics with well-coordinated motion. Fireflies dance, shooting stars flash across a darkened stage, screen savers undulate, carnival rides spin, and an EKG monitors the heartbeat of the body electric in a unique theatrical experience that will leave audience members of all ages mesmerized and full of wonder.

To learn more, visit Luma Theater's website.

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Missoula Children's Theatre presents Robin Hood

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Saturday, November 3 at 1 pm and 4 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Adult - Main Floor $13 • Lower Balcony $11 • Upper Balcony $9
Child - Main Floor $11 • Lower Balcony $9 • Upper Balcony $7

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Conceived and Written by Michael McGill
Music by Michael McGill

The time is simply long ago and the place is the magical, mythical Sherwood Forest. Our hero, Robin Hood, and his merry band of colorful characters seek the help of the foresters, manage to waylay the aristocrats, and set out to rescue Maid Marion and Marion’s Maid. Prince John tries to stay calm as his sheriff, guards, and horsemen botch Robin’s arrest thanks to the aromatic skunks. Wacky humor and an original score add to this fresh new look at a legendary outlaw in a legendary time.

Auditions will be held Monday, Oct. 29 at 3:45 p.m. at the Viterbo Fine Arts Center. Call 608-796-3735 for more information.

To learn more about MCT, visit their website.

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Alter Eagles

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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The Alter Eagles are the most authentic representation of The Eagles in their prime. The members of Alter Eagles came together for love of The Eagles’ music and were eager to pool their talents to provide the most accurate and engaging live recreation of The Eagles’ music possible. Enjoy all The Eagles’ classics, including Take It Easy, Desperado, and One of These Nights, as well as songs from their newer albums and solo careers, such as Heartache Tonight and, of course, Hotel California.

To learn more, visit the Alter Eagles' website.


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One-Man Star Wars Trilogy

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Wednesday, March 20 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $34 • Lower Balcony $30 • Upper Balcony $24

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Canadian actor and uber geek Charles Ross brings his solo madcap creation One-Man Star Wars Trilogy to the stage in this mind-bending whirlwind of a show. Ross retells the classic bad hair trilogy in 60 minutes - no costumes, no props, no sets - all the characters, the music, the ships, and the battles. If your kid’s name is Chewbacca, this show is a no-brainer. If not, get your nerd on and experience the global sensation loved by audiences from London’s West End to off-Broadway, Dubai, the Sydney Opera House, Lucasfilm, and Charlie’s mom. The Force is strong with this one.

Written and Performed by Charles Ross
Directed by TJ Dawe

One-Man Star Wars Trilogy performed with permission of Lucasfilm Ltd. All ‘Star Wars’ elements property of Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

To learn more, visit the One-Man Star Wars Trilogy website.

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Rock of Ages

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $59 • Lower Balcony $55 • Upper Balcony $49

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Nominated for five Tony Awards®, including Best Musical, Rock of Ages captures the iconic era that was the big bad 1980s Hollywood. Know What Love Is, Feel the Noise, and Take Your Best Shot at one of the Sunset Strip’s last epic venues, a place where the legendary Stacee Jaxx returns to the stage and rock-n-roll dreamers line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this 10th anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger-than-life characters and exhilarating story that turned Rock of Ages into a global phenomenon.

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Troupe Vertigo

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $42 • Lower Balcony $38 • Upper Balcony $32

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Fusing together elements of cirque acrobatics, classical dance, and contemporary theatre, Troupe Vertigo brings audiences on a spellbinding journey through the world of artistic movement. Consisting of world-class aerial artists, contortionists, and ballet dancers, Los Angeles-based Troupe Vertigo was founded in 2009 by artistic director Aloysia Gavre, formerly of the internationally-renowned Cirque du Soleil, and technical director Rex Camphuis, whose background is with the fabled Pickle Family Circus.

To learn more, visit their website.

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Monty Python's Spamalot

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Monday, April 8 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $59 • Lower Balcony $55 • Upper Balcony $49

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The Tony Award®-winning Best Musical Monty Python’s Spamalot is an outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. With a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award®-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen, and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up Spamalot.

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Celtic Nights

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $39 • Lower Balcony $35 • Upper Balcony $29

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Celtic Nights presents Oceans of Hope – The Epic Journeys of Our Ancestors, which captures the very essence of Irish history. Through music, song, and dance, audiences will be taken on a journey through the struggles and dreams of a people fighting for liberty, freedom, dignity, and above all, family. Oceans of Hope is the story of America, Australia, Canada, and New Zealand; a story of a people moving across oceans from all nations in hopes for a better and brighter future.

To learn more, visit their website.

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Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $35 • Lower Balcony $31 • Upper Balcony $25

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Celebrate Mardi Gras with Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies, featuring all-original American Roots music and stories from the Louisiana Bayou. Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies are powerfully-talented musicians and entertainers who immerse the audience into all-original Cajun and Zydeco music and dancing in the Southwest Louisiana tradition.

To learn more, visit their website.

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Lula Washington Dance Theatre

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Tuesday, January 29 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $38 • Lower Balcony $34 • Upper Balcony $28

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Founded in 1980 in the inner city area of South Los Angeles, Lula Washington Dance Theatre has become one of the most admired African-American contemporary dance companies in the country. The company performs innovative and provocative choreography by Lula Washington, who uses dance to explore social and humanitarian issues, including aspects of African-American history and culture. An award-winning choreographer, her work is filled with honesty, integrity, and unparalleled creativity.

To learn more, visit Lula Washington Dance Theatre's website.

This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the Crane Group.

 

 

 

Please join us prior to the performance for an Artists in Conversation discussion, which will be led by members of the Lula Washington Dance Theatre. The discussion will be held at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center Dance Studio.

  

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The 5 Browns

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Wednesday, January 16 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $39 • Lower Balcony $35 • Upper Balcony $29

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The 5 Browns – Ryan, Melody, Gregory, Deondra, and Desirae – all attended New York’s Juilliard School, becoming the first family of five siblings ever accepted simultaneously. The quintet are delivering on their dream to wake up classical music by introducing it to the widest, largest, and most excited audience they can find. Whether performing individually or together in various combinations from duo to complex five-piano arrangements, The 5 Browns reveal a deep connection to the intent of their material while bringing a fresh energy and dynamic character to the color and tonal spectrum of their sound.

To learn more, visit The 5 Browns' website.

 

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A Viterbo Christmas - Out of Darkness, Light!

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 2 at 2 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $20 • Lower Balcony $17 • Upper Balcony $14

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Celebrate the Christmas season with the Viterbo University choirs and a professional orchestra as they present Out of Darkness, Light! This year’s theme symbolizes the season of Advent with the darkness and coming of Christ the Light. This concert will weave music and narration to retell the powerful story of a little child changing our world forever. The Viterbo choirs will perform a variety of Christmas music, and there will also be an opportunity for the audience to sing along to familiar carols accompanied by orchestra.


  Please join us for an Artists in Conversation discussion prior to the Saturday, December 1 performance. The discussion will be held in the Fine Arts Center Dance Studio at 6:30 pm.

 

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The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass - Brothers on the Battlefield

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Wednesday, November 7 at 7:30 pm
Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $36 • Lower Balcony $32 • Upper Balcony $26

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Committed to creating great music and joyful experiences through performance and education, Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass has appeared on the world's most prominent stages, providing extraordinary music-filled evenings that leave audiences breathless. Describing the Brothers on the Battlefield program, Marsalis says, “The concert constantly hits on that theme — the conflict that happens between people, and the one binding element that keeps us all together, which is love. So the battlefield is really life, and then Brothers on the Battlefield is about those conflicts that happen in life, and it’s very timely for what’s going on in our society.”

To learn more, visit the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass website.

Please join us for a pre-performance discussion led by members of the Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass. The discussion will take place at 6:30 pm in the Fine Arts Center Dance Studio.




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Viterbo University presents CATS

Wednesday, Apr. 4, 2018

Friday, October 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, October 13 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, October 14 at 2 pm

Fine Arts Center Main Theatre
Main Floor $24 • Lower Balcony $21 • Upper Balcony $18

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Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Based on ‘Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats’ by T.S. Eliot

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s blockbuster musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as "the Jellicle choice" to decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life. Based on T.S. Eliot’s book of poems, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, CATS is an all-singing, all-dancing Tony Award®-winning musical spectacular not to be missed.

CATS is presented by arrangement with The Musical Company, LP.
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  Please join us after the Saturday, October 13 performance for an Artists in Conversation discussion led by the director, cast, and crew.

 

 

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Daring Democracy with Speaker Frances Moore Lappé

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Frances Moore Lappé is the author or co-author of 19 books about world hunger, living democracy, and the environment. Her most recent book is Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want, coauthored with Adam Eichen. She is the cofounder of three organizations, including Oakland-based think tank Food First and, more recently, the Small Planet Institute which she leads with her daughter Anna Lappé. Frances and her daughter have also cofounded the Small Planet Fund, which channels resources to democratic social movements worldwide.​

Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Sponsored by: La Crosse United to Amend, Wisconsin United to Amend, La Crosse Area League of Women Voters, Driftless Area Voters Coalition, Organizing For Action, Peoples Food Coop.

 

Keynote Speaker Daniel Goleman, Psychologist and Author of "Emotional Intelligence"

Monday, Feb. 12, 2018

Daniel Goleman is a psychologist and author of Emotional Intelligence and Focus. He is the keynote speaker for the Annual Ethics Conference, which this year is focused on Contemplation. Goleman has transformed the way the world educates children, relates to family and friends, and conducts business. For questions contact Nicole Van Ert at 608-796-3616 or at nmvanert@viterbo.edu. This event is free and open to the public. No reservation necessary.

Courtney Goto, Keynote Address for the Humanities Symposium 2018

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018

Courtney Goto, Ph.D., is an associate professor of religious education at the Boston University School of Theology and a co-director of the Center for Practical Theology.

Nursing Pinning Ceremony

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018