Overture Center for the Arts has released its schedule of events for the 2012-2013 season. There are big names -- Bill Cosby (Oct. 19), Branford Marsalis (Feb. 28), the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (June 18) -- and acts that may be new to you, like les 7 Doigts de la Main, the Quebec troupe that will present its circus-like show PSY (April 18-21).
There are acts familiar from other Overture seasons: Capitol Steps (Oct. 5), Four Bitchin' Babes (May 11). There are kids' shows, many of them featuring lovely puppetry work, like 3-Legged Tale (Nov. 25) and The Little Prince (Feb. 3).
There's music: Birdland Big Band (Oct. 23), Max Raabe & Palast Orchester (April 8). There's dance: Diavolo (Feb. 1), Hubbard Street Dance Chicago with LINES Ballet (March 20). There are two pops concerts performed by the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra: Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies (Oct. 6) and Live & Let Die: A Tribute to Paul McCartney (March 2).
And, yes, there is Broadway. Next season's shows include Jersey Boys (Nov. 5-26), Rock of Ages (Dec. 4-9), West Side Story (Feb. 12-17), and Mary Poppins (March 12-17).
Here is Overture's 2012-2013 season in full.
5 Capitol Steps
6 Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies with Wisconsin Pops
9 Ballet Folkorico de Mexico
19 Bill Cosby
23 Live at Birdland featuring the Birdland Big Band
30 Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Moulin Rouge
5-26 Jersey Boys
16-17 Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas
25 3-Legged Tale
29 Songs of the Season: A Holiday Celebration
4-9 Rock of Ages
26 A Prairie Home Companion
13 The Little Prince
11-17 West Side Story
16 Guess How Much I Love You & I Love My Little Storybook
24 Golden Dragon Acrobats
28 Branford Marsalis Quartet
13 Juan Siddi Flamenco
13 Live & Let Die: A Tribute to Paul McCartney with Wisconsin Pops
12-17 Mary Poppins
20 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago & LINES Ballet Unite
23 The Intergalactic Nemesis, Book I & Book II
8 Max Raabe & Palast Orchester
14 Kindur: The Adventurous Life of Icelandic Sheep
13 Susan Egan: The Belle of Broadway
13 Four Bitchin' Babes: Midlife Vices
22-June 9 Wicked
18 Mormon Tabernacle Choir