Selected Community Events
Dance Wisconsin's Nutcracker Fantasy
Dec 14, 0013 Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Also Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Dec 15, 0013 Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm. Also Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 2:00 pm
Mitby Theater 3550 Anderson St, Madison, WI
A twist on the holiday classic, Dance Wisconsin's Nutcracker Fantasy features over 70 local dancers along with the Monona Grove High School Singers and the Dance Wisconsin Orchestra. Not just a ballet, Nutcracker Fantasy features, waltzing, hip hop, jazz and ballet. This year's guest artists are Sascha Radetsky and Irina Dvorovenko of American Ballet Theatre.
Dance Wisconsin. Artistic Director, Jo Jean Retrum. 608-221-4535
Dead Mans Carnival Circus Sideshow
Dec 27, 0013 7pm doors 8pm Showtime
The Majestic Theater 115 King St. Madison
The Dead Man’s Carnival is a Milwaukee based Vaudevillian, Circus, & Burlesque show. It is the largest variety show in the Midwest and unlike anything the world has seen since the Golden Era and American entertainment.
During our shows we have featured almost every act you can imagine (as well as a whole lot you can’t!)
So much Spectacle to behold!!!
-Traditional Circus Art
-Obscure Sideshow Feats
-One-of-a-kind Novelty Acts
One of the last places in the world where you can witness all these types of performers in a single program. Let alone accompanied by LIVE American Roots Music!!! from our house band “The Magnificents”
Welcome to Dead Man’s Carnival “The Greatest Show Un-Earthed”
Scrooge In Rouge
Dec 6, 0013 Shows 12/6-12/21
The Bartell Theatre
StageQ is proud to present “Scrooge in Rouge” written by Ricky Graham and Jefferson Turner with additional material by Jeff Roberson and Yvette Hargis at the Bartell Theatre, 113 E Mifflin Street in downtown Madison, from December 6 to December 21, 2013. Directed by Michael Bruno, musical directed by Lizzie Hansen and choreographed by Katie Ramos, Graham and Turner’s “Scrooge in Rouge” finds a twenty- three member acting troupe reduced by a shared case of post-Christmas party food poisoning. The show must go on, for better or worse, which means that the actors left standing have to shoulder the entire performance, running from role to role throughout the production. This show is full of puns, groaners, tacky jokes and some outrageous songs- and yes, Ebenezer really does rhyme with geezer, teaser and squeeze’er. It's a perfect holiday musical for StageQ, Madison's only LGBTQ theater company!
The talented ensemble cast includes: Scott Bennett as Lottie Obbligatio, Sean Langenecker as Charlie Schmaltz, Raven Albrecht as Vesta Virile and Lizzie Hansen as Alfred Da Capo.
Arts and Minds: Madison Youth Choirs' Winter Concert Series
Dec 15, 0013 1:30/4:30/7:00pm
First Congregational Church, 1609 University Avenue
Join Madison Youth Choirs as we celebrate how we see, notice, and explore our world using music and visual art as our lens. Featuring works by Vaughan Williams, Britten, Palestrina, Brahms, Persichetti, Casals, a special arrangement of U2's "With or Without You" and much, much more.
1:30pm concert: Cantabile, Cantilena, Ragazzi (high school ensembles)
4:30pm concert: Purcell, Britten, Holst, Ragazzi (boychoirs)
7:00pm concert: Choraliers, Con Gioia, Capriccio (girlchoirs)
Tickets available at the door: $12 general admission/free for children under 7.
ABOUT THE MADISON YOUTH CHOIRS:
Recognized as an innovator in youth choral music education, Madison Youth Choirs (MYC) welcomes singers of all ability levels, challenging them to learn more than just notes and rhythms. Our singers explore the history, context, and heart of the music, becoming “expert noticers,”using music as a lens to discover the world. MYC serves more than 500 young people, ages 7-18, in 11 single-gender choirs. In summer 2014, MYC boychoirs travel to Scotland for their first appearance at the invitation-only Aberdeen International Youth Festival.
Madison Youth Choirs, (608) 238 7464, www.madisonyouthchoirs.org
Caffeine Dreams: An Original Musical Comedy
Dec 6, 0013 Performances are December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. and December 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Dec 7, 0013 Performances are December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. and December 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Dec 13, 0013 Performances are December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. and December 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Dec 14, 0013 Performances are December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. and December 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Dec 15, 0013 Performances are December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30 p.m. and December 15 at 2:00 p.m.
Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School, 220 Kroncke Drive, Sun Prairie, WI.
Sun Prairie Civic Theatre Produces Local Artist, Joe “Snare” Vosen’s, musical Caffeine Dreams.
What happens when your political enemy turns out to be human after all? Caffeine Dreams is a
musical comedy set in a coffee shop somewhere outside of Madison, WI, in wake of the 2011
Wisconsin Act 10. It is the story of a community coming together, in lieu of initial political differences.
Synopsis: “Ricky Bonus is not a “people” person, yet he runs the Rich Grounds, coffee shop in a
small town near Madison, Wisconsin, the home of extreme politicians, organic food, and questionable
morals. When Ricky decides to have an open mike night, the ruthless Jill Powers launches the effort to
separate Ricky from his money. When the Rich Grounds becomes the epicenter of a local
controversy, the political nut cases come out of the woodwork. It will be up to Jack Hayward, who is
dealing with his own broken heart, to teach them we are all citizens of the same human race.”
Against the backdrop of a "mythical" Madison protest, Caffeine Dreams is a tempest of money,
romance, music, and coffee. As they sing at the end of Act I, "Don't Get Me Started" on the politics!
Email Rex Owens at email@example.com. General phone line: 608-837-8217