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Visiting artists featured in “Desk & Table” Show 

Gretchen Cortez, Arts and Entertainment Editor February 16, 2024

On Friday, Feb. 2, visiting artists Frank and Denise Gosar were at Viterbo for the opening night of their show, “Desk & Table.” The reception was held in the third-floor gallery of the Fine Arts...

Cast of Tar Beach. Zach Sullivan on the right, Ruby Brisco and Ellie Parish in the front and Laurelle Bandy and Savannah DeShazo in the back.

Five-student cast performs “Tar Beach” 

Sailor Zarecki, Campus Life Editor February 16, 2024

Performing for a sold-out audience on opening night, Viterbo’s Conservatory for the Performing Arts put on the production of “Tar Beach” in the Black Box Theatre on February 2-4. “Tar Beach”...

Drawing studio converted to second dance studio    

Drawing studio converted to second dance studio    

Gretchen Cortez, Arts and Entertainment Editor December 14, 2023

During summer break this year, Viterbo’s only drawing studio was converted into a dance studio. This new dance studio includes a shiny wood floor. It also includes beams surrounding the floor and large...

Behind the scenes at She Kills Monsters

“She Kills Monsters’” lead actors share insights 

Gretchen Cortez, Arts and Entertainment Editor November 16, 2023

Viterbo’s Conservatory for the Performing Arts is putting on another spectacular show this fall called “She Kills Monsters” by Qui Nguyen. The storyline holds a powerful, dramatic comedy yet steps...

Mexican Folk Art works from a distance.

Mexican Folk Art Collective beams bright at Pump House for Hispanic Heritage Month 

Gretchen Cortez, Arts and Entertainment Editor October 30, 2023

Now through November 4, the Mexican Folk Art Collective Exhibition is up and beaming for Hispanic Heritage Month at La Crosse’s Pump House Regional Arts Center. This exhibition has two focuses, which...

Dance minors in Conservatory’s Dance Kaleidoscope

Dance minors in Conservatory’s Dance Kaleidoscope

Anna Vande Krol, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 30, 2023

“Dance Kaleidoscope,” produced by the Conservatory of the Performing Arts under the direction of Shane Rhoades, is a show where dance minors have the opportunity to choreograph each number in the show....

Nancy Allen’s 25-year reunion and retirement

Nancy Allen’s 25-year reunion and retirement

Anna Vande Krol, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 30, 2023

Nancy Allen, a faculty member for Viterbo’s Conservatory for the Performing Arts and the show choir director for Platinum and Diamond Edition, is finishing her 25th year at Viterbo University. Allen...

Previous Volumes of Touchstone Magazine

Touchstone: Viterbo’s student literary and visual arts magazine

Grace Monk, Editor April 12, 2023

Touchstone is Viterbo’s annual magazine that features works of literature and visual arts by students. First beginning in the 1950s, Touchstone’s staff is currently working on producing its 87th volume.  Touchstone...

Brittany Bara standing on the set of “The Hello Girls”

Conservatory brings “The Hello Girls” to the stage

Anna Vande Krol, Arts and Entertainment Editor April 12, 2023

“The Hello Girls,” produced by the Conservatory of the Performing Arts, had their performances March 31-April 2. The play is set during WW1 and features five young bilingual ladies who apply to be...

Isaac Knudsen on left, McKenzie Russ in the middle and Beth Anderson on the right, standing on set for “Pirates of Penzance”

“Pirates of Penzance” in full swing

Anna Vande Krol, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 23, 2023

“Pirates of Penzance,” a comedic operetta directed by Viterbo’s Theatre & Music Theatre faculty member, Teddy Eck, recently had their performances on May 3-5. With only a month and a half of...

Elizabeth Meyer, a member of the Student Theatre Project

STP’s annual Thrift Shop to help raise funds for current show

Anna Vande Krol, Arts and Entertainment Editor March 23, 2023

On Feb. 24 and 25, Student Theatre Project (STP), a student-run organization, held their annual Thrift Shop fundraiser to support their current show, “Heathers the Musical.” One of the members of STP,...

Singing into the void: Viterbo’s Black Box is a black hole for acoustics

Jessica Schneider, Campus Life Editor March 1, 2023

It’s not a secret in the Music and Theatre Departments that singing in Viterbo’s Black Box Theater is very different than singing in the Recital Hall. It’s like “singing into the void,” as sophomore...

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