Frostiball looks to raise funds for free and reduced art programs

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) It's one of the most elegant nights in Madison. The Frostiball is this Saturday at the Overture Center for the Arts. Underneath all of the glitz and glam of the night is a party with a purpose.

It serves as one of the biggest fundraisers for one of the state's largest non-profit arts organization. In 2018, the center offered more than 600,000 artistic and educational experiences.

Sandra Gajic is the new president and CEO for the Overture Center for the arts. She said about half of those people that attend events at the Overture attend free or low-cost programs, like Kids in the Rotunda.

"It's a program that's been on going for 37 years where kids and families come on Saturdays between October and April," said Gajic.

Every Saturday is different, with three free performances offered in the lower lobby on the rotunda stage. Last year more than 31,000 people attended Kids in the Rotunda programing.

Other programing options include Any Given Child, which "prepare the young people in our community for college, career and community," according to the Overtures website. To see more family programing options, click here.

Frostiball is Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Overture Center in downtown Madison. For a schedule of events and to order tickets, click here. A portion of the ticket price is tax-deductible.

Last year, it was announced the hit Broadway show, Hamilton, would be part of the Overture Center's 2019-2020 season lineup. The dates for the show wont be announced until April 8 and the Overture has already said tickets will be limited.

At the Frostiball, organizers are raffling off a chance for you to win tickets. You must be present to win. The drawing will happen at 10:45 p.m. on Saturday. Below are the details of the prize package:

HAMILTON VIP Experience at Overture - Raffle
Win tickets to see the national Broadway tour of HAMILTON when it makes its Madison premiere in the Broadway at Overture 2019/20 season*! $50 per entry helps support Overture’s free and low-cost community programs, and offers you a chance to win:
• HAMILTON merchandise (Broadway Cast recording & "Hamilton the Revolution" Hardcover Book)
• Two tickets to a performance of HAMILTON at Overture Center (date TBD)
• One Governor’s Club Overnight Stay at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club
• $500 Rare Steakhouse Gift Card

Value: $1,195
*The dates have not been announced at this time. Must be present at Frostiball to win. Winner will be announced at 10:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26 and will have only 15 minutes to claim the prize.