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Shawn Harper

Kanopy Dance launches its season with "Beautiful Isolation," which includes two signature works by modern dance pioneer Anna Sokolow and strong pieces by co-directors Lisa Thurrell and Robert E. Cleary. more

Nov 11, 2017 2:00 PM Stage

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Zane Williams

Forward Theater’s production of Lauren Gunderson’s “I and You” is a moving portrait of two teens connecting over the poetry of Walt Whitman...and you won’t believe what happens next! more

Nov 3, 2017 4:30 PM Stage

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Fernando Baez

In her third appearance with the Madison Symphony Orchestra, Russian-born pianist Olga Kern shines in Samuel Barber’s Piano Concerto. more

Oct 21, 2017 11:08 AM MUSIC

Ted DeDee, who helped Overture transition from a city-managed facility to a private nonprofit, announces he will retire in May. more

Oct 13, 2017 2:00 PM A & E

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Jeremy Daniel

A throwback to British farces and music halls, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” is full of lively performances and clever stagecraft. more

Oct 5, 2017 4:19 PM Stage

Maestro John DeMain is in fine form for Madison Symphony Orchestra’s season opener. more

Sep 16, 2017 10:15 AM MUSIC

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Joan Marcus

“Beautiful:The Carole King Musical” gives a glimpse into the life and work of the best-selling songwriter. King’s fans will certainly leave Overture Hall singing her timeless tunes and appreciating how she beat the odds. more

Jun 14, 2017 4:20 PM Stage

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Dick Ainsworth

The impressive opening concert for the Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society’s 26th season demonstrates why the innovative chamber music ensemble has thrived. It’s the first of 12 concerts staged in the next three weeks. more

Jun 11, 2017 10:00 AM MUSIC

Madison Symphony Orchestra finishes off the season with a monumental performance of Brahms’ “Requiem” — with a chorus of 166 singers. more

May 6, 2017 10:35 AM MUSIC 1 Comments

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Joan Marcus

Madison audiences don’t need to go to New York City to catch a professional performance of “Waitress” or “The Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.” The current Broadway hits are part of Overture Center’s 2017-18 season. more

Apr 2, 2017 9:00 AM Stage 2 Comments

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Dahlia Katz

Before “South Park” or “Book of Mormon,” Trey Parker created the 1993 cult film “Cannibal! The Musical.” A new stage version of the musical has been given the full Broadway treatment. Overture Center hosts its U.S. premiere this week. more

Mar 14, 2017 11:26 AM Stage

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Chris Winterhack

International Festival at Overture Center on February 25, 2017. more

Feb 27, 2017 11:00 AM Photo Galleries

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Bill Fritsch

Stephen Hough, one of the leading pianists of our time, delivers an absorbing performance of “The Egyptian” by Camille Saint-Saëns with Madison Symphony Orchestra. more

Feb 18, 2017 11:15 AM MUSIC

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Matzner Photography

In “Baba Yaga: A Portrait of the Wickedest Witch,” Kanopy Dance undertakes an ambitious retelling of a Russian folk tale. more

Feb 14, 2017 12:30 PM Stage

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Dominic Mercier

A full house jammed into Overture’s Capitol Theater Feb. 10 for opening night of Madison Opera’s production of “Charlie Parker’s Yardbird,” an opera that explores the highs and lows in the life of the iconic jazz saxophonist and composer. more

Feb 12, 2017 10:10 AM Stage

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Mike Brown

“Big Fish,” a collaboration between Four Seasons Theatre and Theatre LILA, is a magical musical centered on a father-son relationship. It runs through Dec. 11 at the Overture Center. more

Dec 3, 2016 3:45 PM Stage

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Kaupo Kikkas

Madison Symphony Orchestra’s second concert of the season offers the familiar Beethoven’s “Pastorale” along with some novelties rarely heard here. more

Oct 22, 2016 9:50 AM MUSIC

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Carol Rosegg

An updated version of the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “Cinderella” waltzed into Overture Hall Oct. 4. The result is a completely delightful experience — with a hometown gal playing the spunky heroine. more

Oct 6, 2016 4:37 PM Stage

Tiffany Engen from Kinky Boots performs "The History of Wrong Guys" at the Isthmus office July 13th, 2016. more

Jul 15, 2016 3:14 PM Isthmus Live Sessions

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Todd Hubler

Overture Center has received a hefty grant from Disney Theatricals that will help low-income elementary schools in Madison produce Disney musicals. Overture will send teaching artists into the schools beginning in January. more

Jul 14, 2016 5:00 AM Stage

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    Michael Rausch

    Beth Kille