Milestone Season: Attic Chamber Theatre

Attic Chamber Theatre will be celebrating its 70th anniversary season in 2020. In 1950, the Cloak family opened the doors to their Appleton home on North Union Street. Since then Attic Theatre has been helping develop and nurture the community’s passion for theater the past 70 years. 

Although it’s grown extensively, selling an average of 5,000 tickets annually, the attitudes and passion for theater hasn’t wavered. With well-attributed children’s workshops offered in the summer and approximately four productions annually, it is evident that the theater is striving to engage with the community through art.

“We will nourish your mind, delight your spirit, and enrich your life through productions of classic, contemporary and musical plays,” says Berray Billington, president of Attic Theatre. 

The theater intends on doing just that with its 2020 show lineup which includes a Wisconsin premiere “Cure of Love,”  political comedy “The Outsider,” Pulitzer Prize-winner “You Can’t Take It With You” and “Music in the Attic.” 

“Music in the Attic: Seventy Years of Attic Musicals,” taking place August 6-9, will be particularly unique for theatergoers. This review will showcase pieces from different musicals presented by Attic Theatre over the past 70 years. To make it even more powerful, original cast members will perform in their respective roles from years past. After the matinee on August 9, there will be a gala featuring champagne and desserts. 

As Attic Theatre takes time to reflect on their past, they are not losing focus on the future. 

“We keep striving to find new plays and musicals that challenge us and you our audience,” Billington says. 

Performances take place at UWO Fox Cities Communication Arts Center in Menasha. For more information about their upcoming events, tickets or opportunities please visit

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