At the Rita: Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts and Humanities

At the Rita

Silent Sky

Silent Sky

By Laura Gunderson

Nov 22-Dec 8, 2019

The incredible true story of Henrietta Leavitt, a brilliant astronomer long overlooked by the telescope of history.

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Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Brian Gill

Apr 3-26, 2020  |  Main Stage Theatre

Classic yet shockingly relevant to our own issues of identity, rebellion, family loyalties, and the right to love.

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The Complete Works...

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)

By Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield

Apr 4-25, 2020  |  Main Stage Theatre

Three brave actors attempt to perform everything written by Shakespeare. HILARIOUS!

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Wind Ensemble

Wind Ensemble and Community Band

Dec 5  |  7 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall

Parkside faculty soloist Allison Hull, mezzo-soprano, in the Wisconsin premiere of My Soul to Keep, a new work by American composer Julie Giroux. 

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Choir Concert

Parkside Choirs

We Sing Magnificat

Dec 7  |  7 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall
Dec 8  |  3 pm  |  Bedford Concert Hall

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2019-2020 Season

The 38th consecutive season of the UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series includes 15 internationally acclaimed films, each have been recognized for excellence in numerous international film festivals and competitions around the world such as the Sundance Film Festival, the European Film Awards, and the Cannes Film Festival.

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Deanna Antony Sculpture

Deanna Antony: What Remains


Through Dec 17  |  Mathis Gallery

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Kevin Miyazaki

Kevin Miyazaki: Kuroshio


Through Jan 24  |  Fine Arts Gallery, Lower Level

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Esther Pearl Watson

Esther Pearl Watson: Dream Believer


Through Jan 24  |  Fine Arts Gallery, Mezzanine


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Box Office


The Rita, Ground Floor
900 Wood Rd. 
Kenosha, WI 53144
Parking: Lot B, C

About The Rita

Since 1968, the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has continued to build a reputation as an outstanding liberal arts institution with particularly strong fine arts programs. With The Rita Tallent Picken Center for Arts & Humanities, our state-of-the-art instructional facilities and stunning performance venues match our award-winning academic programs and provide even greater community access. Read more about The Rita.

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