Arts & Theater News
“It’s the same story and the same root. But I find the ‘Rusalka’ story much more compelling, and darker,” said Madison Opera director Keturah Stickann.
While some of the details feel as comfortable as the well-worn bar stools in the Twilight Bowl, the themes in this work by well-known Chicago playwright Rebecca Gilman are meant to feel universal — particularly to audiences who are contemporaries to the play’s youthful cast.
At this weekend's concert, guest pianist Marc-André Hamelin and the MSO performed works by German and French composers with the utmost musicality.
Overture also unveiled the rest of its upcoming Broadway season Monday, including the new offerings “The SpongeBob Musical,” “The Color Purple,” “The Play That Goes Wrong," and “Come From Away.”
Twenty people handed out hundreds of flyers containing a highly critical essay written by an Asian American about the popular but controversial musical at Tuesday's opening night.
A panel discussion about the musical "Miss Saigon" scheduled for Overture Center at 7 p.m. Wednesday has been postponed indefinitely because of a misunderstanding among the participants about the goal of the discussion, according to a press release from the arts center.
For not growing up or going to college here, playwright Aaron Posner has a lot of Wisconsin connections. And Forward Theater Company is making sure its production of one of Posner’s acclaimed plays will, too.
"You are allowed to enjoy the musical," one Asian American activist said of the production of "Miss Saigon." "I think the main point is awareness."
The creative Madison theater company known as Theatre LILA labels its shows “inventions,” and for good reason: More often than not they are original works, with roots in real-life stories and collaborations.
With three spectacular soloists and five fine works, the Madison Symphony Orchestra repeats this program on Saturday and Sunday in Overture Hall.
When the poet Shasparay Lighteard moved from Austin to Madison two years ago, she quickly picked up on a pattern: It was harder to book work or to find support as a black artist in Madison.
Just a few years after moving from Madison to New York, Bern Tan got the sort of life-changing phone call that can happen in show business: Would Tan, the caller asked, join the touring Lincoln Center Theater production of “The King and I”?
The New York-based artist combines several disciplines including collage, performance, film and computer programming, to create works that are always changing.
Once upon a time there were two university departments that lived along the same street, shared a lot in common, but despite their similarities were essentially strangers. Then one day along came “Into the Woods.”
Maestro John DeMain brings out the lush romanticism in the score, in which woodwinds and trombones articulate characters’ secret desires.
On Feb. 8 and 10 in the Capitol Theater, audiences will have the opportunity to hear “Send in the Clowns” in the context of the show it was made for.
Helen Louise Allen was a lively soul, jaunting around Wisconsin in the mid-20th century in her eye-popping red car and a coat made of yarn spun from shed dog fur.
Artist Jerry Butler created the work for the Central Library “Angels and Demons” show in less than a year. Butler wanted to show the “angels” who’d supported him — mostly women, like his late sister Ronnie and his Aunt Wilma who died in a car accident when she was in her 20s — and the demons…