Children's Theater of Madison


Tom Klingele

Despite a thin movie-based plot, Children’s Theater of Madison’s production of “Madagascar” is a creative and energetic romp. more

Oct 11, 2017 11:52 AM Stage


Dan Myers

Children’s Theater of Madison doesn’t quite succeed in connecting the lives of Golda Meir and a young African American girl in “To the Promised Land.” But the play features a fantastic lead performance by Laetitia Hollard. more

Apr 27, 2017 5:05 PM Stage

Children’s Theater of Madison scores a hit with “Seussical,” an imaginative romp with the characters that populate the books of the beloved children’s author. more

Mar 1, 2017 2:28 PM Stage

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Tom Klingele

Children’s Theater of Madison presents a nuanced version of the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol.” Shakespearean veteran David Daniel brings a surprising tenderness to the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. more

Dec 14, 2016 4:38 PM Stage


Laura Kwait Glazer

It’s not just a slick advertisement for expensive dolls: Children’s Theater of Madison’s remount of “American Girls Revue” is a strong piece of theater, with plenty of important lessons for girls growing up today. more

Oct 11, 2016 4:12 PM Stage


Tom Klingele

Children’s Theater of Madison closes its 50th anniversary season with a powerful and relevant production of the American classic “To Kill a Mockingbird.” It runs at the Overture Center’s Playhouse through May 22. more

May 11, 2016 10:15 AM Stage 1 Comments


Dan Myers

Children’s Theater of Madison presents an endlessly inventive and magical production of “The Wizard of Oz,” starring a promising Edgewood student as Dorothy. more

Mar 12, 2016 3:00 PM Stage


Adam Brown

In “Goodnight Moon,” Children’s Theater of Madison does a magnificent job stretching a simple bedtime story into a full show, riffing on classic elements and adding plenty of entertaining song-and-dance numbers. more

Feb 22, 2016 1:40 PM Stage


Adam Brown

Children’s Theater of Madison opened its 50th anniversary season with the exuberant “Shrek the Musical.” It’s a tuneful romp into an alternative universe where an ugly misfit and a feisty heroine choose to live happily ever after. more

Oct 12, 2015 2:20 PM Stage

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Tom Klingele

A stuffed animal learns what it is to be real in Children’s Theater of Madison’s “The Velveteen Rabbit.” more

May 10, 2015 3:53 PM Stage


Tom Klingele

I had the pleasure of witnessing children’s theatre in its element – with an audience full of children. Children’s Theater of Madison, in partnership with Theatre LILA, brings full, theatrical magic to the stage in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. more

Mar 16, 2015 3:05 AM Stage


Trevor Rees

It's going to be a "Midsummer" unlike any other, a reimagining of an old tale. Opening March 7, this "A Midsummer Night's Dream" is the result of a surprising collaboration between Children's Theater of Madison, a 50-year-old theater company, and The more

Feb 26, 2015 2:00 PM Stage

Tammy Ryan is a lucky playwright. She had the good fortune to live next to a couple, both music teachers, who fled Bosnia for the United States in the 1990s. The piano and violin teachers shared heart-wrenching stories with Ryan about their home in S more

Feb 15, 2015 5:22 PM Stage


Todd Hubler / Photo by Braden Moran

In the CTM production of "The Music Lesson," Colleen Madden plays Irina Batanovic, a piano teacher forced to leave war-torn Sarajevo. The play is based on the true story of music teachers who fled the Bosnian War and relocated in Pittsburgh. more

Feb 5, 2015 2:00 PM Stage


Tom Klingele

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 a more

Dec 16, 2014 3:32 PM Stage

When Children's Theater of Madison set out to find its first managing director, the search committee cast the net far and wide. Artistic director Roseann Sheridan had overseen the creative direction and financial management of the company since she b more

Dec 4, 2014 2:00 PM Stage