Overture Center for the Arts

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

Sep 16, 2017 10:15 AM MUSIC


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


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


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


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


Chris Winterhack

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

Feb 27, 2017 11:00 AM Photo Galleries


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


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


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


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


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


Matthew Murphy

“Kinky Boots” is a fabulous although predictable musical based on a true story of a shoe factory that retools to make boots for drag performers. The top-notch touring cast delivers exuberant performances. more

Jul 13, 2016 12:36 PM Stage


Sharon Vanorny

After years of touring the U.S., “The Lion King” production has become a well-oiled machine that sometimes is controlled chaos. more

May 19, 2016 5:00 AM Snapshot

The Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra wrapped up a stellar season with a novelty-packed final concert and a guest turn from Irish piano master John O’Conor. more

Apr 23, 2016 6:30 PM MUSIC

Overture announces its 2016-17 schedule, revealing a return of “Phantom of the Opera” and some exciting Madison premieres, including "The Illusionists" and "Beautiful: A Carole King Musical." more

Mar 28, 2016 8:00 PM Stage