Tribute Performance

Judy Garland: the voice, the music, the legacy

Please join us for a musical tribute to Judy Garland: "the voice, the music, the legacy." In celebration of her life and work 50 years after her passing, students will perform some of her greatest and best-loved pieces. Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

Date: November 1st; 6:30-8:30pm

Upcoming Performance

"Meet Me in St. Louis" (Fall Musical)

Meet Me in St. Louis is a 1989 musical based on the 1944 film of the same title, about a family living in St. Louis, Missouri on the eve of the 1904 World's Fair.

Dates: Nov 7-10th; 7:30pm Thurs, Fri, Sat, and 1:30pm on Sunday

Tickets Prices

Call 262-243-4444 and press “0” to reserve your tickets.

  • Adults: $12
  • Seniors: $10
  • Non-CUW Students ages 13+: $10
  • Veterans: $8
  • CUW Faculty, Staff, Alumni: $8
  • Children ages 5-12: $5
  • CUW Students: $4
  • Children 5 and under are free

For ticket information or other questions, please contact Prof. Lori Woodall at 262-243-4444 or email

2019 Season

Children's Show: "Junie B Jones, the Musical" - Public shows are Feb 14th and 15th at 7pm, and Sun, Feb 16th at 1:30pm

Spring Drama: "Medea" - April 23-26th; 7:30pm Thurs, Fri and Sat, 1:30pm on Sat and Sun

Summer Shakespeare: "Romeo and Juliet" - June 26th and 27th at 7pm, June 28th at 1:30pm

About the CUW Theatre

The Concordia University Theatre program offers students the opportunity to learn the diverse areas of theatre production: performance, literary, history, design, management, directing, and tech. Students have the opportunity to take a range of Theatre courses, participate in plays, assist in management and marketing, engage in drama ministry, intern with local Theatre companies, and participate in service projects.

Our mission

The Theatre program is committed to the Concordia mission to develop future Theatre artists “…in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world”, by taking a holistic approach to the Theatre Arts and exploring how it relates to service to the Church and the world.

Frequently asked questions

  • Do I have to be a Theatre Minor to participate?
    Students do not have to Minor in Theatre to participate, but taking classes and/or minoring in Theatre is highly encouraged, as it increases the value of the work in the productions. Nearly all participants are either Minors or take several Theatre classes.

  • Can I be involved in all aspects whether it be on stage or off?
    Yes! There are so many exciting parts of theatre that go beyond just acting. They range from set design to stage management. We strongly encourage everyone to try all aspects of theatre.

Contact us

For ticket information or other questions, please contact Prof. Lori Woodall at 262-243-4444 or email

Past performances

"Throughout the classes and performances I was involved in, my confidence and abilities continued to grow, and I find that I am still growing in many ways today because of it. [...] I have seen the program touch the lives and hearts of those that have gone through it, and it definitely shows with every performance that we put on." (Adam Czaplewski, CUW Theatre Alumnus)

Macbeth (2017)

Waiting For The Parade (2012)

Music Man (2017)

A Midsummer Night's Dream (2017)

The Importance of Being Earnest (2015)


Theatre Minor

Students can pursue the Theatre Minor or pursue an Individualized Theatre Major. The Minor is 24 credits and covers courses in Theatre Performance, Design, History, Literature, Management, Internship and Capstone. Within the Minor, students can choose to specialize in a certain area.


Lori Woodall-Schaufler

Prof. Lori Woodall-Schaufler brings over 25 years of professional Theatre experience to Concordia University. Lori began her professional career as a youth working with such companies as The Milwaukee Rep, The TravelCast Players, and Children’s Theatre of Madison. Lori attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her BA in Theatre (Acting Specialist) and African-American Studies, and went on to receive a full scholarship (Lovelace Scholarship) to the California Institute of the Arts, where she received her MFA in Acting. While at Cal Arts, she studied under well-known artists in the American Theatre, including Fran Bennett, Joan MacIntosh, Travis Preston, Irene Connors, Broadway and Film’s Robbie Benson, and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks. Continue reading...

Prof. Lori Woodall-Schaufler

Lori has worked as a TV/Film actress, having appeared in over 50 regional, national, and local commercials and Industrials, and has had a prolific career in radio voice over. She has been represented by Howard Talent West (Los Angeles), Shirley Hamilton, Inc. (Chicago), and Jennifer’s Talent and Ford Models and Talent in Milwaukee.

Prof. Woodall has taught at Concordia University since 2006, has led the program since 2013, and has directed 20 plays including favorites Guys and Dolls, Steel Magnolias, The Women of Lockerbie, A Raisin in the Sun, Waiting for the Parade, Sense and Sensibility, Macbeth (co-directed with her husband Ryan), Godspell, The Great Gatsby, and Hairspray. Prior to teaching at CUW, she had taught at the California Institute of the Arts, California Arts Institute, First Stage Milwaukee, and Performing Arts Workshops Los Angeles, to name a few. She has been dedicated to teaching youth, college, and adults in the Theatre Arts and Film/TV acting. Additionally, she and husband Ryan Schaufler have served in the Milwaukee area in Drama Ministry, having worked as teachers, directors, and actors with Acacia Theatre Co., Morningstar Productions, and Above the Clouds, Inc., as well as various churches. She serves on the Executive Board of Morningstar Productions currently, and enjoys working as a Theatre artist in the areas of acting, writing, directing, choreographing, and producing. In her spare time, she enjoys time her husband and two children, and writing songs and screenplays.