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The next season for Children’s Theater of Madison is all about taking risks, says company artistic director Roseann Sheridan, and for good reason: CTM is embarking on its own new, ambitious journey filled with unknowns.

Brick by brick, James Gubbins is working to change the look of area streets. His canvas is the exterior and interior walls of local buildings, where he commissions artists to create graffiti murals.

“The Taming,” a funny, wordy, irrationally hopeful play, kicks off the theater season at Edgewood College. It runs Sept. 13-21 in the Diane Ballweg Theatre, a black box stage in The Stream, and stars three talented, hard-working sophomores. 

A desire to have a name that better reflected its mission, vision, programs, and audience, prompted VSA Wisconsin to start the name-change process. The statewide nonprofit organization announced its new name – Arts for All Wisconsin – in a public ceremony Aug. 25.

VSA Wisconsin, formerly known as VSA arts of Wisconsin, and before that, as Very Special Arts Wisconsin, is now Arts for All Wisconsin. The 34-year-old organization, which aims to involve individuals with disabilities in the arts, revealed its new name at a Sunday celebration. This new name …

In a studio above Hurts Donut Company, Central Midwest Ballet Academy students rehearse for their upcoming production, “Pineapple Poll.” The show runs Aug. 17-18 at The Mitby Theater and is half of a Gilbert and Sullivan program with the Madison Savoyards. 

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