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About St. Norbert College Music Theatre

St. Norbert College Music Theatre was organized by Dudley Birder in 1962 to bring Broadway musicals to northeastern Wisconsin using local performers. Since the first musical, Little Mary Sunshine, Music Theatre has presented more than 75 productions with more than 800 performances, before a total audience of approximately 500,000. It is very much a fixture in the community.

Music Theatre is one aspect of St. Norbert College’s community outreach efforts. Currently running two programs, Summer Stage and Next Stage, each program serves a distinct mission, involves hundreds of local community members of all ages, and relies primarily on area volunteer talent along with a small professional staff to produce and present every musical.

St. Norbert College Music Theatre presents two or more musicals a year, performed by some of the top talent in the local community.

History of Productions
2020  No performances due to COVID-19
2019  “Singin' in the Rain, “Newsies
2018 − “Return to the Forbidden Planet,” “Mary Poppins,” “Jekyll & Hyde"

2017  Cats, A Showcase of Stars, School of Rock
2016 Cats, Into The Woods, Miss Saigon
2015 A Chorus Line, Jesus Christ Superstar, Crazy For You
2014 The Drowsy Chaperone, Guys and Dolls
2013 South Pacific, Les Miserables
2012 South Pacific, The Sound of Music
2011 Man of La Mancha, The Phantom of the Opera
2010 Nunsense, Forever Plaid, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat
2009 West Side Story, The Music Man
(complete history of productions)

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