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Feb
11
Sat
SC to host auditions for music scholarships Feb. 11 @ Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Music Department will hold music scholarship auditions on Saturday, Feb. 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College.

SC offers scholarships for students studying music at three levels: Presto (full tuition plus room and board); Vivace (full tuition); and Allegro (partial tuition). The scholarship awards cover two full years at SC. Additionally, students from non-music disciplines may apply for the Allegro scholarship.

To sign up for auditions, students should see www.tinyurl.com/SCMusicDay2017. Auditions may be done in person at the WCA or online via Skype.

Students wishing to pursue priority admission must audition on Feb. 11. Students may also audition after Feb. 11 by appointment only.

For more information or to set up an audition after Feb. 11, please contact Bergman at 307-674-6446, ext. 3015, or rbergman@sheridan.edu.

Feb
14
Tue
American Idol winner to perform at WYO @ WYO Theater
Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The winner of the 2006 season of American Idol, Taylor Hicks, will perform at the WYO Theater on Tuesday.

The show is set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for adults cost $32. The cost is $29.50 for seniors and military members and $26.50 for students.

For additional information, see wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Feb
15
Wed
Dwight Yoakam VIP tickets available @ WYO Theater
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Dwight Yoakam, American singer-songwriter, will perform at the WYO Theater on Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.

While main floor and balcony tickets are sold out, VIP tickets are still available.

The VIP package includes one ticket to the show, one signed item to be provided by the artist, a meet and greet photo and two Yoakam signature guitar picks.

The VIP package costs $226 per person.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Feb
17
Fri
SC to host Gresl in concert Friday @ Sheridan College
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College will host Jason Gresl at the Whitney Center for the Arts Concert Hall on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Gresl, a clarinetist, has performed in a variety of orchestral and chamber music settings. By day, he stays busy as the clarinet instructor and guest lecturer at Andrews University, Lake Michigan College and Sheridan College. By night, he can be found performing contemporary classical concerts with his duo Claricello (www.claricello.com), freelancing in various Michiana orchestras, acting on the community theatre stage and exploring multidisciplinary arts in his ensemble.

Tickets for his Sheridan performance are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors and students. They are available at the WYO Theater box office, by calling 672-9084 or online at www.wyotheater.com. 

For more information about the Whitney Center for the Arts, see whitneyarts.org. For more information about this performance, call Dr. Erin Hanke at 674-6446, ext 3014.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

 
Feb
18
Sat
WYO Theater to host ‘Artrageous’ show @ WYO Theater
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — While a high-energy, fast-paced, color-enhanced performance sounds like something geared toward children, both WYO Theater executive director Erin Butler and the show’s performers are quick to correct that misconception.

Artrageous — an interactive art and music experience — includes music, dancing and a form of quick-drawing.

“It’s geared toward kids in the sense that we want to expose students and children to multiple forms of art happening at the same time and (show them) that art doesn’t have to be one thing or the other,” Butler said. “But the show really appeals to a wider audience.”

Butler explained that the music included in the shows will be familiar to adults and noted that the art is very professional.

“So kids will like it because it’s fun, loud and high-energy,” Butler said, “but adults will like it because of the artistry.”

John deWolf said Artrageous is comprised of a team of friends that have been performing together in one form or another since the 1980s. 

“One of the ways this all makes sense is that, for instance, we might do a song from the 1950s and combine that with a live action painting of an icon from the 1950s — singing, dancing and a 6-by-6 painting of Elvis appears in a matter of minutes,” deWolf said.

He said the show is “gently” engaging and the group works to ease folks into the interactive parts of the show. They do a meet and greet as attendees come into the lobby and engage the audience throughout the show in a safe, fun way. 

“They love the opportunity to hop up on stage with us,” deWolf said. 

Both Butler and deWolf said the show is different from what most people have seen.

“I’ve never seen anything like it — ever; it’s really unique,” Butler said.

deWolf said the group has performed in Wyoming in other forms, but this is the first time Artrageous will come to Sheridan County.

The show will take place at the WYO Theater at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 18. Tickets are $32 for adults, $29.50 for seniors and military, $26.50 for students. For more information about Artrageous, visit www.artrageousexperience.com. Tickets are available at the WYO Theater box office.

Feb
25
Sat
SC to host Saturday University Feb. 25 @ Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center
Feb 25 @ 8:30 am – 1:45 pm

SHERIDAN — Go back to college for a day — minus the tests, stress and homework. Join other attendees for three lectures, delivered by top-notch professors who will enlighten and entertain you as part of Saturday U, the free one-day college education on Feb. 25.

Attend one, two or all three Saturday University lectures from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Sheridan College. There is no pre-registration necessary and the lectures are free and open to the public. The day wraps up with a lunch and conversation as the professors explore links among their topics.

Saturday University is a collaborative program connecting popular UW professors with Wyoming residents who have a desire to learn.

Saturday University is sponsored by the University of Wyoming, University of Wyoming Foundation and the Wyoming Humanities Council.

The program is presented locally by Sheridan College, the Wyoming Humanities Council, and the UW outreach School.

The schedule for the day is as follows:

8:30 a.m. — doors open

8:30-8:50 a.m. — free coffee and pastries

8:50-9 a.m. — welcome and opening remarks

9 a.m. — “How the Brain Learns to See: Studying Tadpoles to Understand People” presented by Kara Pratt, assistant professor of zoology and physiology at UW

10-10:10 a.m. — break

10:15 a.m. — “Democracy’s Past, Democracy’s Future: Problems and Possibilities” presented by Scott Henkel, assistant professor of English at UW

11:15-11:25 a.m. — break

11:30 a.m. — “Will We Ever Have Beautiful Forests Again? Bark Beetles, Resilience and Future Forests” presented by Daniel Tinker, associate professor of botany at UW

12:30-1:45 p.m. — lunch and questions and answer session with presenters

The program will take place at the Sheridan College Whitney Academic Center, located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

 
Feb
28
Tue
Luminous Brewhouse to host Martin Sexton @ Luminous Brewhouse
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Luminous Brewhouse will host musician Martin Sexton for a one-night addition to his national tour at 7 p.m. Tuesday. 

Sexton will extend his 2017 tour in support of his ninth studio release, “Mixtape of the Open Road.” 

“We have a great space, and fill a niche in Sheridan,” Luminous owner Seth Orr said.

“We are excited to host Martin Sexton,” he continued. “Sharing music like this with the Sheridan community is our way of saying thank you to our patrons — and to the whole town.”

Syracuse native Sexton got his start singing in the streets and subways of Boston in the early ‘90s. He has headlined venues from The Fillmore to Carnegie Hall and his songs have appeared in television series such as “Scrubs,” “Parenthood” and “Masters of Sex” as well as numerous films.

Tickets for the show can be purchased on Brown Paper Tickets, at: http://martinsexton-luminous.bpt.me/.

Luminous Brewhouse is located at 504 Broadway St.

 
Mar
1
Wed
SC to conduct ‘Intense Innovation’ course @ Sheridan College Broadway Center
Mar 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan College and Timberline Training will host a course on Intense Innovation from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Broadway Center.

The goal of the course is to help create a thriving culture of innovation within an organization. It will teach personal innovation skills, innovative idea creation and a process for implementation.

The cost of the course is $200, which includes lunch.

For additional information, call Matt Melinkovich at 307-567-8171. 

To register for the class, call 307-686-0254, ext. 1431.

The Sheridan College Broadway Center is located at 245 Broadway St.

Mar
7
Tue
Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on embracing change @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Mar 7 @ 12:10 pm – 1:10 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on embracing change for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The Brown Bag lecture is Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

WYO Theater to host St. Patrick’s Day celebration @ WYO Theater
Mar 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Danú on March 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Hailing from Ireland, Danú is one of the leading traditional Irish ensembles of today. The band formed in 1995 as part of Ireland’s delegation to Lorient Inter-Celtic Festival in Brittany, France.

Danú takes its audiences on a musical journey to their native Ireland, offering a moving and memorable concert experience.

Tickets cost $28.50 for adults, $26 for seniors and military, $23.50 for students.

For more information about the group, see www.danu.net.

For more information about the Sheridan performance and to purchase tickets, stop by the WYO Theater box office, call 672-9084 or see www.wyotheater.com.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Mar
8
Wed
Brown Bag, After Hours lectures to focus on embracing change @ Downtown Sheridan Association
Mar 8 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Lynn Gordon plans to focus on embracing change for the next round of Brown Bag and After Hours lectures.

The Brown Bag lecture is Tuesday at 12:10 p.m.

There will be a repeat presentation Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunches Tuesday.

Both lectures will be held at the Downtown Sheridan Association, located at 150 S. Main St.

For more information call 672-6789.

The lectures are offered by Family and Personal Counseling Center and Sheridan College Community Education.

SC to host presentation on fossil discovery @ Sheridan College
Mar 8 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan College Museum of Discovery lecture series will feature a presentation titled “Grasslands to Well Pad — Fossil Discovery During Construction Monitoring” on March 8 at 7 p.m.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Paleontologists from SWCA Environmental Consultants conducted initial surveys for a proposed well pad development in eastern Wyoming. The survey area was nearly entirely vegetated, and it presented few bedrock exposures. Though sparse, observed fossils consisted of heavily weathered bone fragments. A year later a paleontologist was on site full time to monitor ground disturbing activities.

Initial discoveries included isolated skeletal elements from hadrosaur and ceratopsian dinosaurs and turtles. Then three closely associated bones were exposed in a channel sandstone horizon. An exploratory excavation revealed that the elements were really one specimen — a partially complete skull of cf. Triceratops horridus.

Because this project followed proper mitigation protocol, a new specimen of Triceratops and associated geographic and stratigraphic data will be available for study.

Georgia Knauss, who will give the presentation, is the paleontology lead at SWCA Environmental Consultants based in Sheridan; and works as a mitigation paleontologist.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Muir Quartet to perform at SC @ Sheridan College
Mar 8 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Whitney Center for the Arts at Sheridan College will host the award-winning string quartet, The Muir String Quartet, on March 8 at 7:30 p.m. The program includes works by Mozart, Dvoák and Schulhoff.

Now in its 38th season, the Muir String Quartet has long been acknowledged as one of the world’s most powerful and insightful ensembles, distinguishing itself among audiences and critics.

The Muir Quartet will be joined by flutist, Carol Wincenc. Wincenc is the recipient of the 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Flute Association and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society of Arts and Letters. She recently celebrated her 25th anniversary as a faculty member at The Juilliard School.

The Muir Quartet with Wincenc will also present a masterclass at 1 p.m. The masterclass is free and open to the public.

Tickets for the concert cost $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. They are available through the WYO Theater box office at wyotheater.com or 672-9084.

Sheridan College is located at 3059 Coffeen Ave.

Mar
9
Thu
St. John’s University men’s chorus to perform at Holy Name @ Holy Name Catholic Church
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — The St. John’s University men’s chorus will perform at Holy Name Catholic Church on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m.

The Holy Name School Children’s Choir will open the show, which will feature both secular and sacred music.

The concert is open to the public.

Holy Name Catholic Church is located at 260 E. Loucks St.

 
Mar
11
Sat
WYO to host ‘The Met: Live in HD’ @ WYO Theater
Mar 11 @ 10:55 am – 11:55 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host the next edition of “The Met: Live in HD” on Saturday at 10:55 a.m.

The simulcast will feature a performance of Verdi’s “La Traviata.” 

“La Traviata” means “the fallen woman” or “the one who goes astray,” and refers to the main character, Violetta Valéry, a courtesan. 

Tickets for the show are $21 per person or $11 for students. Tickets may be purchased through the WYO Theater box office, wyotheater.com or 672-9084.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Mar
14
Tue
WYO to host auditions for joint production @ WYO Theater
Mar 14 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater and Civic Theatre Guild will host auditions for the two groups’ 2017 co-production “The Musical of Musicals (the Musical)” on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. each night.

In the satire of musical theater, one story becomes five musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form.

The comic valentine to musical theater was the longest running show in the York Theatre Company’s 35-year history before moving off-Broadway.

Those planning to audition should be prepared with a short piece that showcases their range.

Musical numbers are available for review at wyotheater.com. Those planning to audition should also be ready to dance.

Performance dates for the show will be May 12-14, May 19-21, and May 26-28 in the Mars Theater.

For additional information, contact Erin Butler at ebutler@wyotheater.com or 307-399-4411.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Mar
15
Wed
WYO to host auditions for joint production @ WYO Theater
Mar 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater and Civic Theatre Guild will host auditions for the two groups’ 2017 co-production “The Musical of Musicals (the Musical)” on Tuesday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. each night.

In the satire of musical theater, one story becomes five musicals, each written in the distinctive style of a different master of the form.

The comic valentine to musical theater was the longest running show in the York Theatre Company’s 35-year history before moving off-Broadway.

Those planning to audition should be prepared with a short piece that showcases their range.

Musical numbers are available for review at wyotheater.com. Those planning to audition should also be ready to dance.

Performance dates for the show will be May 12-14, May 19-21, and May 26-28 in the Mars Theater.

For additional information, contact Erin Butler at ebutler@wyotheater.com or 307-399-4411.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

Mar
16
Thu
SJHS, SHS to host concerts this week @ SJHS
Mar 16 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan schools will host two performances this week to highlight students’ musical talents.

On Thursday at 6:30 p.m., the Sheridan Junior High School orchestra will perform in the school’s Early Auditorium. SJHS is located at 500 Lewis St.

On the same day, at 7 p.m., the Sheridan High School Jazz Band will perform in the school’s auditorium. SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

SJHS, SHS to host concerts this week @ SHS
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Sheridan schools will host two performances this week to highlight students’ musical talents.

On Thursday at 6:30 p.m., the Sheridan Junior High School orchestra will perform in the school’s Early Auditorium. SJHS is located at 500 Lewis St.

On the same day, at 7 p.m., the Sheridan High School Jazz Band will perform in the school’s auditorium. SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Mar
22
Wed
Buzz Cason, friends to perform at WYO Theater @ WYO Theater
Mar 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Buzz Cason, the producer of Buddy Holly’s band The Crickets and the founder of Nashville’s first rock and roll band, will perform at the WYO Theater to benefit Project Schoolhouse on Wednesday.

The show will begin at 6 p.m. 

Cason has had hit songs with U2, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Buffet and The Beatles. He will be joined by Robert Cline Jr., Sean Devine, Tab Barker and Jon and Cody Quarterman to celebrate and raise funds for the nonprofit Project Schoolhouse, which is an international organization that focuses on education, clean water and sanitation in rural Nicaraguan communities.

Tickets for the event cost $18.50 per person. Tickets are general admission.

For more information on the event or to purchase tickets, see wyotheater.com, call 672-9084 or stop by the WYO Theater box office.

For more information about Project Schoolhouse see projectschoolhouse.org.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

SHS orchestra to perform in concert @ SHS — Sue Henry Auditorium
Mar 22 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The Sheridan High School symphony and Baroque orchestras will perform in concert Wednesday.

The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the school in the Sue Henry Auditorium.

For additional information, contact the school at 672-2495.

SHS is located at 1056 Long Drive.

Mar
23
Thu
UW Extension to host ‘Real Food’ classes @ Watt Agriculture Center, room 131.
Mar 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

SHERIDAN — The University of Wyoming Extension in Sheridan will host a series of classes on “Real Food” in March and April.

The classes will take place from March 23 to April 20 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. each Thursday at the Watt Agriculture Center, room 131.

Instructors Kentz Willis and Vicki Hayman will teach attendees to reduce packaged/processed foods and added sugar, plan meals and read labels to decipher ingredient lists.

Attendees will receive a cookbook, handouts, weekly food samples and new ideas and skills.

The enrollment deadline for the classes is March 16.

For more information, call 674-2980 or kwillis3@uwyo.edu.

 
HNCS to present ‘Rip!’ March 23-24 @ Holy Name parish hall
Mar 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School will present “Rip!” by Bruce Scigliano and George Krawczyk on March 23-24.

The fast-paced, one-act musical will be performed at 7 p.m. March 23 and 9:30 a.m. March 24.

Both performances will take place in the Holy Name parish hall.

Adapted from the story of Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving, the show will be presented in the style of an old-time radio broadcast.

Admission to the event is free, although donations will be accepted at the door. Holy Name parish hall is located at 260 E. Loucks St.

Mar
24
Fri
HNCS to present ‘Rip!’ March 23-24 @ Holy Name parish hall
Mar 24 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

SHERIDAN — Holy Name Catholic School will present “Rip!” by Bruce Scigliano and George Krawczyk on March 23-24.

The fast-paced, one-act musical will be performed at 7 p.m. March 23 and 9:30 a.m. March 24.

Both performances will take place in the Holy Name parish hall.

Adapted from the story of Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving, the show will be presented in the style of an old-time radio broadcast.

Admission to the event is free, although donations will be accepted at the door. Holy Name parish hall is located at 260 E. Loucks St.

Mar
25
Sat
WYO Theater to simulcast ‘Idomeneo’ @ WYO Theater
Mar 25 @ 10:55 am – 11:55 am

SHERIDAN — The WYO Theater will host the next edition of “The Met: Live in HD” on Saturday at 10:55 a.m.

The simulcast will feature a performance of Mozart’s “Idomeneo.”

“Idomeneo” explores the motivations and emotions of humans whose fates seem beyond their own control. 

Tickets for the show are $21 per person and $11 for students. Tickets may be purchased through the WYO Theater box office, wyotheater.com or 672-9084.

The WYO Theater is located at 42 N. Main St.

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