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ATTIC THEATRE’S 2017 SUMMER SEASON TO HIGHLIGHT RELATIONSHIPS!

The word “relationship” means many things to many people. We here at Attic theatre are excited about the relationships that this season will bring us.  We value our relationship with you our audience and we are looking forward to our 2017 Season with some exciting news and three incredible shows that will explore the messy, funny and sometimes painful process of relationships, our season will explore relationships in the work place, friendship, family and of course the granddaddy of the meaning of the word…LOVE!

 

A Message from the President:

WELCOME TO OUR 67TH SEASON!

 re·la·tion·ship: noun, the way in which two or more concepts, objects, or people are connected, or the state of being connected.

The word “relationship” means many things to many people. We here at Attic theatre are excited about the relationships that this season will bring us. We value our relationship with you our audience and we are looking forward to our 2017 Season with some exciting news and three incredible shows that will explore the messy, funny and sometimes painful process of relationships, our season will explore relationships in the work place, friendship, family and of course the granddaddy of the meaning of the word…LOVE!

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 We have decided to rebrand our organization and create a new and hopefully lasting and more fulfilling relationship with you our audience. Attic Theatre will be known as ACT (Attic Chamber Theatre) Inc. this will allow us to offer you, our audience the history, quality and experiences of past seasons while giving us an identity and a future filled with promise, excitement and innovation. We will continue to meet our mission statement of creating excellent community theatre now and for the future by offering discounts to our valued supporters and new incentives to bring in a younger generation.

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We’ve been on quite a journey together over the past 66 years. We’re humbled and overwhelmed by your continued enthusiastic support. We look forward to this new relationship, bringing you the kind of stories you expect from Attic Theatre/ACT and new celebrated works that continue to stretch the boundaries of contemporary theatre.  We will continue our relationship with UW-Fox Valley but will be presenting all our shows in the intimate Lucia Baehman theatre! You will be amazed how we fit a full-scaled musical in our intimate space. We are going to strive to make coming to an ACT show an event, look for new and exciting things…talk backs, play club, new refreshments.

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The Board of Directors of ACT is committed to making our new relationship work. To that end you will find us, our staff and artists in the lobby, before, during and after each show eager to hear the thoughts you have to share with us. Best of all, you’ll see your friends and neighbors on stage performing or sitting next to you, sharing in the communal experience of live local theater.  Whether you’re new to Attic/ACT Theatre or renewing you season subscription WELCOME, we’re thrilled that you will be joining us in 2017.

- Berray Billington

“It’s the little things you do together, do together, do together, that make perfect relationships!” –Stephen Sondheim

 

 


CREATING EXCELLENT COMMUNITY THEATRE

Attic Theatre was founded in 1950 in the attic of the Cloak family home on North Union Street in Appleton, Wisconsin.  What began as an acting class has become the longest running community theatre in the Fox Valley.  In the early days, Attic performed in a variety of venues such as Jefferson School and local church basements.  When Lawrence University opened the Music-Drama Center, Attic began its lengthy partnership with LU, employing both theatres during the summer months.  Our newest venue, the beautiful UW Fox Valley Communication Arts Center, affords the opportunity to produce a wider array of plays with greater audience appeal.

From simple beginnings, Attic has grown to produce hundreds of full-scale shows over a span of more than 60 years.  In addition to a full summer season, Attic currently offers a popular children’s workshop in the spring and a weeklong day camp in the summer.

Each year, thousands of people participate in Attic Theatre on stage, backstage, as volunteers, or as audience members.  Ticket sales exceed 5,000 annually.  Attic truly does create excellent community theatre.


What is a Chamber Theatre??

               A chamber theatre is by definition a theatre company that presents smaller intimate shows in a black-box style performance space like the Baehman Theatre.  Chamber theatres use a revisionist approach to traditional proscenium productions by keeping sets simple making the production more intimate.   Instead of building multiple sets, furniture, props, lights and costumes create the scene.  Chamber theatre does not require all small cast shows.  Many black -box theatres do musical scale productions but instead of a full orchestra, a 3-5-piece combo is used.  The concept can be cost saving.

               A realistic future for Attic theatre is revising and rebranding to embrace the chamber approach to theatrical production.  Attic Theatre will become Attic Chamber Theatre or ACT allowing us to offer our audiences the history, quality and experience of past seasons and a future filled with promise, excitement, and innovation.  We will be able to fulfill our mission statement of creating excellent theatre and offer our audiences a new experience here in the Fox Valley area.  


ADVERTISE IN OUR 2017 PLAYBILL


LOCATION

 

BOX OFFICE AND PERFORMANCES

UW-Fox Valley Communication Arts Center, 1478 Midway RD, Menasha, WI


4 WAYS TO PURCHASE TICKETS: 

CALL:  Attic Theatre Box Office - 920-734-7887

VISIT:  Box Office Hours  

  • June 1-3 from 1 to 7 pm
  • From June 7 - July 30:
    • Tuesdays thru Fridays from 1 to 7 pm
    • Saturday show dates from 6 to 7 pm
    • Sunday show dates from 1 to 2 pm
    • Closed July 3-11

The box office is located at the UW Fox Valley Communication Arts Center, 1478 Midway RD, Menasha, WI.

MAIL:  2016 SEASON TICKET ORDER FORM

ONLINE:  General public sales start April 10.  Vendini processing charges will apply to online orders

NOTE:  Student tickets are $10 with ID.  Select "student ticket" from the dropdown menu.  We offer a 10 per cent group discount for sales of 10 or more tickets per performance.


 
Born out of the passion we have for the arts, our goal is to cross-promote events sponsored and produced by arts groups across Northeast Wisconsin. We saw the need for public awareness of arts events occurring in our communities. By working together, our mission is to promote live performance events produced by non-profit organizations made up of community members.

Born out of the passion we have for the arts, our goal is to cross-promote events sponsored and produced by arts groups across Northeast Wisconsin.

We saw the need for public awareness of arts events occurring in our communities.

By working together, our mission is to promote live performance events produced by non-profit organizations made up of community members.