From comedy to classic fairy tales, these three productions could brighten up winter.

“Noises Off” Produced by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre

A behind the scenes look into the drama that goes on backstage, “Noises Off” is a play within a play. Audiences follow along as a touring production of “Nothing On” goes through a dress rehearsal, opening night and nears its final curtain. The farce is a look into the lives of theater folk and all that comes along with mounting a show.

Feb. 2—11, 2018

Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School—220 Kroncke Drive, Sun Prairie

Cost: Adults $18, seniors $16 and students 18 and under $11.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 608-837-8217, in person at The Piano Gal—395 E. Main Street, Sun Prairie or online at

“Menace to Society: A Mormon in Milwaukee”

Produced by Broom Street Theater

Raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or the Mormon Church, Emma Hinckley was safe in her “comforting cocoon.” It is when she ventures into the world of alcohol, intimacy and curiosity piqued by internet searches that she discovers a wider world beyond her own.

Feb. 9—March 3, 2018

1119 Williamson St.

Cost: $11

Tickets: Can be purchased by calling 608-220-8588 or online at

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”

Produced by the St. Bernard Players

Feb. 15—24, 2018

A fairy tale with a touch of Disney magic, audiences follow along as the beautiful Belle gives herself up to the Beast to save her father. But the Beast must learn to love in order to save himself. The two, and a castle full of enchanted objects, journey together to uncover inner beauty and what it means to give love.

St. Bernard Parish Center and Theatre, 2438 Atwood Avenue

Cost: Ticket prices will be available in Jan. 2018

Tickets: Can be reserved by calling 608-249-9256 ext 260


Amanda Finn is an arts and lifestyle reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.