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Rubber Chicken, UWS team up for ‘Tomfoolery’

Why did the Rubber Chicken cross the bridge? In order to team up with the University of Wisconsin-Superior Theatre to present “Tomfoolery, the words and music of Tom Lehrer.”

“Tomfoolery” is a musical revue of the witty, wicked and thoroughly twisted world of satirical songwriter Tom Lehrer. Many of the songs were first performed in the 1950s and 60s and became infamous for their witty naughtiness, and with titles like “Poisoning Pigeons In the Park,” “The Masochism Tango” and “The Vatican Rag,” it’s easy to understand why. Other popular Tom Lehrer songs in the show include “The Elements,” where he sets the names of the chemical elements to a Gilbert & Sullivan tune.

“Tomfoolery” features an all-UWS alumni cast and crew of Chris Nollet, Christa J. Schulz and Cheryl Zupec onstage, with Sharon Dixon-Obst directing. And fresh off the plane from Oregon, where he is a fixture in the Portland music and theater scene, “Tomfoolery” will include the Twin Ports return of UWS alumnus David Saffert.

The show runs 7 p.m. today, Saturday and April 24-25, and at 2 p.m. Sunday and April 26 in the Manion Theater in Holden Fine and Applied Art, 1805 Catlin Ave. For maps and directions to campus, go online to

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and non-UWS students, and $2 for UWS students. Group rates are available. Tickets can be purchased at the box office in Holden Fine and Applied Arts Center. For information, call 715-394-8380.