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Children's Theater of Madison keeps A Christmas Carol fresh in its 35th year

When the narrator invited the packed house in Overture's Capitol Theater to come closer to hear a very special story -- one that absolutely cannot begin with "once upon a time" -- there was a sense that hundreds of velvet- and taffeta-clad children and their parents leaned in to be newly amazed and enchanted by the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. >More
 University Theatre's Helen shows the depth of the woman whose face launched a thousand ships

Helen of Troy has been heralded as the ideal of female beauty for thousands of years. Euripides, Homer and many other writers and artists have tried to capture her likeness, including her famous "face that launch'd a thousand ships." >More
 Studded with stars from American Idol, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat shines at Overture Hall

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat has jumped and shimmied its way to Overture Center, injecting biblical tales with new energy and a host of special effects. It's accompanied by a bouncy pop score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, once the king of London's West End. >More
 Madison Theatre Guild's Gross Indecency chronicles Oscar Wilde's fall from grace

Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Madison Theatre Guild is one part history lesson, one part courtroom drama and one part pure tragedy. >More
 University Theatre's Odyssey features stunning stagecraft but underwhelming storytelling

Heather Pickering knows how to fill a stage with magic. The UW-Madison MFA candidate proved that in her beautifully orchestrated The Odyssey at University Theatre. Unfortunately, this gorgeous mélange of stagecraft doesn't tell a compelling story. >More
 Children's Theater of Madison invites families into a whimsical circus spectacle with James and the Giant Peach

There are magical crocodile tongues on the loose in the Playhouse at Overture Center, and if you're not careful, they might enchant a fruit tree in your backyard. This is exactly what happened in James and the Giant Peach, the newest production by Children's Theater of Madison. >More
 Compelling characters and stellar singing elevate Once's boy-meets-girl story

Before Once starts, the cast lets the audience know that the evening will be filled with energetic performances of soul-stirring music. Before the lights go down on musical's set -- a dark Dublin bar adorned with vintage mirrors -- the ensemble launches into a traditional Irish pub session of folk music and mingles with theater patrons onstage. >More
 Two actors struggle with racial stereotypes in Madison Theatre Guild's Yankee Dawg You Die

In one of the first scenes of Philip Kan Gotanda's Yankee Dawg You Die, a young Asian American actor who is new to the Hollywood scene encounters one of his screen idols at a party. They discuss a rumor that the elder has had plastic surgery, perhaps to look more American. >More
 Carrie Van Hallgren to start her 'dream job' as American Players Theatre's managing director

When Carrie Van Hallgren read the job posting for a new managing director position at American Players Theatre last winter, she had two thoughts: that with a national reputation for exceptional classical theater in a rustic setting, APT could hire anyone it wanted, potentially drawing from the best arts administrators in the country. And that this was undoubtedly her dream job. >More
 American Players Theatre explores medical ethics with a scalpel-sharp The Doctor's Dilemma

In the first years of the 20th century, playwright George Bernard Shaw was very concerned about the medical profession: how many unqualified quacks offered their services with impunity, how tempting it would be for doctors to act in the interest of financial gain instead of patient health, how few remedies were available to the working and lower classes; and how physicians' egos could get the better of them. >More
 Overture Center turns 10: How the arts venue is transforming downtown Madison

Madison philanthropist Jerry Frautschi changed the architectural landscape of the isthmus when he donated $205 million to create Overture Center for the Arts. Since opening in 2004, the arts venue has also influenced the downtown business climate, enhanced artistic and educational resources for the community, and sparked animated political, financial and social discussions. >More
 Overture's greatest hits

Just as there have been thousands of performances at Overture Center in its first decade, patrons and performers have experienced thousands of memorable moments at the venue. >More
 Overture's big 10th birthday bash

To mark Overture's 10th anniversary, many of the resident companies will host special programs throughout the 2014-15 season. There will also be a special Kaleidoscope performance featuring all the resident companies in September. To kick off the celebration, Overture has planned a variety of free public events, including a circus, a local performance showcase and a photography exhibition. >More
 Convenience is a Schenk's Corners love story

When Fresco Opera Theatre moved into a new office on Winnebago Street last summer, executive director Frank Cain was happy to have TAPIT/new works Ensemble Theater next door. The company's producing artistic directors, Donna Peckett and Danielle Dresden, seemed like great neighbors, and they shared his interest in the performing arts. >More
 Music Theatre of Madison's Miscast challenges age, gender and race expectations with lovely singing and lots of humor

The annual performance of Miscast by Music Theatre of Madison asks questions like "Are eight year old girls with red hair and freckles the only ones who get to sing songs from Annie?" The answer, according to executive director Meghan Randolph, is no. At least once a year, the role is open to anyone with the nerve and talent to take the stage. >More
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