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Overture Center for the Arts

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Matthew Murphy

Hot off the presses: Overture Center announces a huge new season, including “Miss Saigon” and “School of Rock.” more

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Isthmus chats with Earth Wind & Fire founding member Verdine White about keeping it fresh and earning the love of new generations. more

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Stacy Bruner

Isthmus’ Catherine Capellaro spends time with Alex the Mind Reader. He’s part of the touring show from the UK, Champions of Magic. They’re at Overture Center’s Capitol Theater March 2. more

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Catherine Capellaro talks to Frank Warren, founder of the wildly popular PostSecret blog. He’s at Overture Center on March 3 with a stage show that’s a collective celebration of secrets. more

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Tom Klingele

Children’s Theater of Madison presents a magical regional premiere of the musical “Tuck Everlasting.” The cast is led by a luminous Malea Niesen, playing a homebound girl seeking adventure. more

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Kaupo Kikkas

German-born cellist Alban Gerhardt triumphs in William Walton’s Cello Concerto, bringing out the melodious lines of the rarely heard and unconventional work. He's with the Madison Symphony Orchestra this weekend. more

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Aaron Conklin

Fresh off their Grammy win, Portugal. The Man delivers a high-energy trip through their back catalog at Overture Hall. more

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Joan Marcus

Yes, the wildly popular “Hamilton” will finally come to Madison in 2019/20. We try to clear up some confusion on the hoops you need to jump through to be guaranteed a seat. more

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Carol Rosegg

When it debuted in 1996, “Rent” blew audience’s minds. As the 20th anniversary tour rolls through Overture, theater critic Gwendolyn Rice talks to Madison’s theater geeks about how well the show holds up. more

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Joan Marcus

Isthmus arts and culture editor Catherine Capellaro looks back at a year where she found hope and faith in humanity through art. more

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Jiyang Chen

Overture Center’s concert organ is in expert hands with Greg Zelek, Madison Symphony Orchestra’s new principal organist and curator. more

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Andy Martin Jr

It wouldn’t be Christmas without the Grinch — and Overture Center’s version is a winner. more

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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    Michael Rausch

    Beth Kille