Arts & Theater News
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…
At 71, Jerry Butler has entered one of the most prolific seasons of his long artistic career. He makes work in his west side studio for eight hours every day, layering colorful paper and black and white photographs with acrylic paint to create striking collage portraits.
Longtime youth arts supporter Pleasant Rowland has pledged a gift of $20 million to help construct the 65,000-square-foot building, slated for groundbreaking in April at the corner of Ingersoll and Mifflin streets.
Gillian Laub was sent to Mount Vernon, Georgia, by Spin magazine, and that assignment led her to photograph the town and its racial issues for more than a decade.
Heather Henson will bring “Ajijaak on Turtle Island” to the Al. Ringling Theatre this month. Developed by Henson and college classmate Ty Defoe, a Wisconsin native, the spectacle of dances, puppets and kites demonstrates the interconnected nature of all living things.
As a special treat for the Wisconsin State Journal's "12 Gifts to Our Readers" series, Children's Theater of Madison performer Laëtitia Hollard, a sophomore at McFarland High School, takes viewers on a backstage look at her "Ghost of Christmas Past" costume for CTM's production of Charles Di…
The Madison Municipal Building reopened to the public on Saturday and featured work by more than a dozen artists, including painters Pranav Sood and Katherine Rosing, photographers Tom Jones, Craig Wilson and Zane Williams, muralist Pete Hodapp and sculptor Aris Georgiades.
Two of the best-known names on the Madison theater scene make up the cast of “Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins,” the latest from Four Seasons Theatre.
When staff at the Chazen Museum of Art began to install the museum’s latest exhibition – titled “Shelter: Crafting a Safe Home” – the subject was feeling particularly timely.
In the first few minutes of the new play “Infamous Mothers,” a character describes how she rose above the many challenges that life put before her: poverty, abuse, unexpected pregnancy, self-doubt.
“School of Rock,” which comes to Overture Hall next Tuesday through Sunday, requires a specialized set of skills from its young actors that other Broadway musicals don’t.