University Theatre


Beau Meyer

A talented cast of four UW students plays nearly two dozen characters in “Almost, Maine,” a series of vignettes based on life in playwright John Cariani’s tiny home town. more

Jun 14, 2017 11:01 AM Stage


Beau Meyer

University Theatre’s production of “Twelfth Night” is an intriguing and sometimes chaotic version of the Bard’s gender-bending comedy set in the Hawaiian islands. It’s at the UW-Madison’s Gilbert V. Hemsley Theatre through March 12. more

Feb 27, 2017 3:15 PM Stage


Beau Meyer

Isthmus critic Gwendolyn Rice says University Theatre’s radio drama production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” captures the spirit and joy of the 1946 movie. more

Dec 6, 2016 11:07 AM Stage


Beau Meyer

It’s a bit gimmicky, but University Theatre’s production of “Stupid F*cking Bird” is a fresh, funny version of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” more

Oct 28, 2016 12:35 PM Stage

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Ross Zentner

University Theatre presents “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) (Revised),” an irreverent, topical take on the Bard. more

Jul 16, 2016 4:35 PM Stage


Ross Zentner

University Theatre’s frenetic “Magic Time” takes place backstage moments before a final production of “Hamlet.” It plays at the UW’s Mitchell Theatre until May 1. more

Apr 17, 2016 1:30 PM Stage


Ross Zentner

“Smart People,” at University Theatre, is an issue-packed play that examines four characters’ complicated ideas about race. more

Feb 27, 2016 3:00 PM Stage


Ross Zentner

University Theatre’s production of “The Beaux Stratagem” is a delightful romp through the English countryside. Barbara Clayton shines as Bountiful, the misguided matriarch. more

Nov 21, 2015 3:35 PM Stage

“Tea,” presented by University Theatre through November 2, is a haunting look at the lives of five Japanese women transplanted to the U.S. heartland. more

Oct 20, 2015 1:13 PM Stage


Ross Zentner

University Theatre's "Fugitive Songs" features stories of desperation, loneliness and longing for transformation in a moving 80-minute song cycle by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen. more

Jul 18, 2015 7:00 PM Stage

In a marked departure from much of its previous programming, University Theatre’s all-student cast mounted “Legally Blonde,” a traditional Broadway musical with all the bells and whistles. The result is nothing short of spectacular. more

May 2, 2015 12:39 PM Stage


Jim Stauffer

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

Nov 29, 2014 3:32 PM Stage