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Children's Theater of Madison

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Ross Zentner

The genius of Roald Dahl meets the brilliance of Children’s Theater of Madison for a thrilling version of the Broadway sensation “Matilda the Musical.” Read more

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Ross Zentner

"Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka" has some sweet moments, but some of the magic is lost in this Children’s Theater of Madison production for young audiences. Read more

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Theater can be intense, and sometimes overwhelming for people on the autism spectrum. That’s why Children’s Theater of Madison continues its tradition of accessibility with sensory-friendly stage productions. Read more

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Tom Klingele

“Tibet Through the Red Box” is a visually stunning cross-cultural exploration by Children's Theater of Madison. Read more

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Leaders of Children’s Theater of Madison and Madison Youth Choirs are ecstatic about the $20 million pledge from Pleasant Rowland that will launch the state-of-the-art Madison Youth Arts Center. Read more

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Ross Zentner

And the award for best categories goes to … Isthmus theater critic Gwendolyn Rice, who looks back at an exciting year on Madison stages — from “best big musical in a small space” to “best use of a sandwich as a dramatic device.” Read more

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Tom Klingele

The Zuckerman’s farm animals steal the show in Children’s Theater of Madison’s “Charlotte’s Web.” Read more

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A wonderfully engaging Clare Arena Haden narrates “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane,” a story about a toy rabbit who learns to love. Read 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. Read more

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Tom Klingele

It’s a Christmas miracle: Children’s Theater of Madison manages to honor the classic story of “A Christmas Carol” without resorting to stale cliches. And Tiny Tim (8-year-old Azélie Klingele) will break your heart. Read more

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Tom Klingele

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

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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.” Read more

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