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Ten Dollar House

Ten Dollar House

By Rick Kinnebrew & Martha Meyer

Directed by John Siewert

Ten Dollar House is based on the true story of the life and love of the two men that founded Pendarvis in Mineral Point, WI.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: March 20 - April 11, 2015

Performance Times: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8PM

Ticket Prices: $11

Call 608-244-8338 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: TDH.mp3
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Lavinia

By Betty Diamond

Directed by Betty Diamond

In an infamous decision written by Chief Justice Edward G. Ryan, Lavinia Goodell was denied admission to the bar of the Wisconsin Supreme Court in 1876 because she was a woman.

Originally commissioned by the Director of State Courts Office of the State of Wisconsin, and the Office of the Chief Justice of the State of Wisconsin, Lavinia follows Lavinia Goodellʼs feisty entry into what was then a manʼs world.

Produced by Madison Theatre Guild at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: March 19-21, 2014

Performance Times: The Evjue Stage at the Bartell Theatre, Madison
Thursday, March 19--7:30 pm
Friday, March 20--7:30 pm 
Saturday, March 21--2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Janesville Performing Arts Center
Saturday, March 28, 2015

UW-Marathon County Auditorium, Wausau:
Saturday, April 11, 2015.

Ticket Prices: $20; Lower prices for matinee on March 21 - $10

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: LA.mp3
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The House of Yes

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House of Yes
by Wendy MacLeod

February 13, 14, 18*, 19, 20 & 21 at 8 pm
February 15 & 21 at 2 pm -- TWO MATINEES
$20
*Half-price tickets on Wednesday, February 18

TALKBACKS after every show except Feb 21.

Not suitable for children under age 13.

Cast: Danielle Bormann Davidson, Tim Lom, Jenny Maahs, Sarah Whelan and Adam Williams. 

Thanksgiving 1983. A violent hurricane swirls outside. Inside the Pascal house the storm of the century--brewing since JFK's assassination--is about to erupt…and you’re invited. What could be funnier than death and incest? 

The Kathie Rasmussen Women’s Theatre (Krass) in cooperation with Strollers Theatre invites you home for a twisted holiday at Wendy Mcleod’s The House of Yes, directed by Jan Levine Thal. This black comedy depicts the Pascals, an unabashedly self-centered lot stricken with Kennedy envy, dwindling resources, and a fondness for guns. When their first visitor breaches their bizarre household, they respond with sex and violence while struggling for impossible normalcy. Their story is vile yet accessible, disturbing and yet gripping, and ultimately presents a hilarious and menacing satire of privilege, humanity, and love. A wickedly funny tale perfect for anyone who has ever fallen in love with the wrong person. 

TALKBACKS after every show except Feb 21.

Bartell Theater, Evjue Stage
113 East Mifflin Street, Madison, WI 53703

For reservations and tickets call 608-661-9696. For more information about the show, call 608-663-5814.

Direct download: The_House_of_Yes.mp3
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Greetings From Fitzwalkerstan

Greetings From Fitzwalkerstan

By Brian Leahy Doyle

Directed by Odari Kimani

As Wisconsin celebrates the 4th anniversary of the 2011 Act 10 protests, Broom Street Theater breathes new life to the old “song and dance” of political warfare with Greetings from Fitzwalkerstan, written by Brian Leahy Doyle. This farcical tale chronicles the rise to power of S. Winsome Walker, the notorious “budget repair bill” and its impact throughout the beer & cheese state!!
No matter what side of the fence you’re on, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Laugh out loud at renditions of your favorite capitol cronies. Sing along to original songs by Michael Dilthey and Brian Leahy Doyle. Directed by Odari Kimani, the ensemble cast showcases the incomparable talents of Lee Hayes, Andy Lindgren, Brandon Barwick, Amit Jalan, Eric Futon, Dillon Hanson, Scott Frazier, and Codi Shandel Kline. 
"You Want A Revolution?" Join in solidarity by reserving your seat TODAY! You won’t want to miss this innovative & ALREADY controversial production that promises to have you marching for more. 
Greetings From Fitzwalkerstan runs February 13 - March 7, 2015 with performances Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 PM.
Visit bstonline.org/reserve OR call 608-244-8338 for reservations.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: February 13 - March 7, 2015

Performance Times: Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 PM.

Ticket Prices: $11

Call 608-244-8338 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: Greetings_from_Fitzwalkerstan.mp3
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The Beautiful Dark

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The Beautiful Dark

By Erik Gernand

Directed by Suzan Kurry

The eldest son of a divorced couple is expelled from college but no one knows why, until the dark and terrible secret is finally revealed: Jacob has written a play...about a mass school shooting.

Produced by Mercury Players Theater at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: January 23 - February 7, 2015

Performance Times: Friday-Saturday, January 23-24 @ 8:00pm
Thursday, January 29 @ 7:30pm
Friday-Saturday, January 30-31 @ 8:00pm
Sunday February 1 @ 2:00pm
Thursday, February 5 @ 7:30pm
Friday-Saturday, February 6-7 @ 8:00pm

Ticket Prices: $20 General Admission $18 Students & Seniors available at www.bartelltheater.org

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: The_Beautiful_Dark.mp3
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Finding Human

By Dan Myers

Directed by Dan Myers

10 years ago, James was sentenced to Florida’s death row for the brutal murder of a priest. He never provided a reason for his actions, but rather accepted his guilt in silence. This is the story of the last week of this man’s life and the some of the people that share his immediately world. Each of them trying their best to answer the question: why?

Finding Human is a 4 man/2 act show. Here is a break down of the Characters:

James Anderson: Inmate scheduled to be executed at the end of the week. Late 30’s to early 40's.
Bill Shaw: Inmate scheduled to be released at the end of the week. Early 40’s
Sargent McGovern: Prison Guard. Late 20’s to early 40’s
Father Martin: Prison Priest. Late 40's to Mid 50's.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: January 9-31, 2015

Performance Times: Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. 8:00pm Start.

Ticket Prices: 11$

Call 608-244-8338 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: Finding_Human_with_Dan_Myers.mp3
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The Boogie is back, and this time, we’ve got a brand new bag.

The third in our series of celebrating children’s spoken word albums from the 1970′s, this time we’re setting our sights on the holidays!

How it works, is this: We play a children’s record, and actors lip-sync and act out the story.

 

 

Direct download: Christmas_Boogie.mp3
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Proud Theater with Brian Wild

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This episode is all about the ground breaking and remarkable proud theater. Brian Wild about the newest show coming this December and the amazing journey that the theater has been on for the last 15 years.

Proud Theater: Anthology

Proud Theater is gearing up to celebrate 15 years with an anniversary extravaganza highlighting the best of their work over the years from all three existing Proud Theater chapters in the state of Wisconsin. A new version of the group, Proud Theater Beyond, started in Madison May of 2014 and targets young adults between the ages of 18 and 24, an underserved part of the LGBTQI and allied community. Proud Theater Beyond will be making their debut at the 15th anniversary show as part of the celebration.

The show, ‘Proud Theater: Anthology – Celebrating 15 years of Proud Theater’, will open on December 5, 2014 and run for two nights at 730PM and a special Saturday afternoon matinee at 2pm on December 6. The event will be presented at the Overture Center, 201 State Street in Downtown Madison on December 5th and 6th, 2014.

In conjunction with the shows, present and former Proud Theater members and volunteers are being invited to the December 6th, 2PM matinee for a special alumni celebration, to be followed by a reception at the Overture center before the 730PM show that evening. Community supporters, activists and sponsors are also invited.

Tickets go on sale November 7, 2014 through the Overture Center – 608-258-4141, or by visiting their website at www.overturecenter.org/events/proud-anthology-celebrating-15-years.

Produced by Proud Theater at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State St, Madison

Performances: December 5-6, 2014

Performance Times: December 5, 2014 – 730PM; December 6, 2014 – 2PM & 730PM

Ticket Prices: $18

Call 608-258-4141 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: Proud_Theater_with_Brian_Wild.mp3
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The Lion in Winter

By James Goldman

Directed by Scott Albert Bennett

It is Christmas in England AD 1183, and the King of France, Philip II Augustus, is at the court of Henry II. Henry has let his wife Eleanor out of prison, but only for the holidays, and with the fate of Henry's empire at stake, everybody engages in their own brand of deception and treachery to stake their claim. A delightful blend of both the comedic and the dramatic, we follow the personal and political conflicts of King Henry II, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, their three surviving sons Richard, Geoffrey, and John, and Philip's half-sister Alais, betrothed to Richard at age eight, but now Henry's mistress. As Eleanor says, "Every family has its ups and downs." and this royal family is no exception.

Produced by Strollers Theatre at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: December 5-20, 2014

Performance Times: 
Friday, December 5, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 2:00pm
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 7:30pm
Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, December 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, December 19, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 2:00pm

Ticket Prices: $20 / $15 (Strollers Members, Seniors/Student)

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

 

Direct download: The_Lion_In_Winter.mp3
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Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde with Steve Noll

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Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde

By Moisés Kaufman

Directed by Steve Noll

London: 1895: Oscar Wilde was the toast of Victorian high society. His plays and writings were scandalous, outrageous, daring and incredibly popular. His fame was immense. His fortunes: huge. So much that he believed his openly gay relationship with the son of a famous politician couldn't be touched. Some historians have called Wilde the "first gay man" for being so brash. But the laws of the times were clear: Gross Indecency (as his sexual orientation was then termed) was a felony. And it would take three trials for the simple truth to be heard. "The truth is rarely pure, and never simple."

Produced by Madison Theatre Guild at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: November 7-22, 2014

Performance Times: Friday, Nov 7 - 7:30
Saturday, Nov 8 - 7:30
Thursday, Nov 13 - 7:30
Friday, Nov 14 - 7:30
Saturday, Nov 15 - 7:30
Sunday, Nov 16 - 2:00
Thursday, Nov 20 - 7:30
Friday, Nov 21 - 7:30
Saturday, Nov 22 - 7:30

Ticket Prices: $20

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: Gross_Indecency_with_Steve_Noll.mp3
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By Pauls Vogel

Directed by Scott Bennett

In this comedic satire by Paula Vogel (Pulitzer Prize winner for drama), we follow Anna and her brother Carl on a European Odyssey. They strike out in search of adventure, hedonistic pleasure and the cure for her terminal illness, the fictitious ATD, Acquired Toilet Disease (The playwrights metaphor for HIV). A fantastical odyssey of the mind, with humor and heart, that suspends the apocalyptic catastrophe of losing a family member -- a journey that celebrates life, art, sexuality, and the love of family. Winner of the Obie Award in 1992

Direct download: Baltimore_Waltz.mp3
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Widescreen with Odari Kimani

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WIDESCREEN

By Ned O'Reilly

Directed by Ned O'Reilly

In this original satire on contemporary privacy, corporate trainers share a too-small hotel room in Wisconsin Rapids. Two women, one man – but only two beds!?!?!? What ensues is a hilarious evening of personal devices, double entendres, corporate espionage, Wisconsin-style partying, social networking, casual sex, and fantasy baseball.
MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY.

Produced by Mercury Players Theater at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: November 7-22, 2014

Performance Times: Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 8pm
Saturday, November 8, 2014 @ 8pm
Thursday, November 13, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Friday, November 14, 2014 @ 8pm
Saturday, November 15, 2014 @ 8pm
Sunday, November 16, 2014 @ 2pm
Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 7:30pm
Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 8pm
Saturday, November 22, 2014 @ 8pm

Ticket Prices: $20 General Admission $18 Students & Seniors

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: Widescreen_with_Odari.mp3
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Direct download: A_matter_of_Legacy.mp3
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On Golden Pond

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On Golden Pond

By Ernest Thompson

Directed by Christopher Younggren

On Golden Pond focuses on aging couple Ethel and Norman Thayer, who spend each summer at their home on a lake called Golden Pond. During the year the story takes place, they are visited by daughter Chelsea with her fiancé and his son in law. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage.

Produced by Strollers Theatre at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: September 19 - October 11, 2014

Performance Times: 
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00pm
Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 2:00pm
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, September 26, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, September 27, 2014 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 7:30pm
Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 3, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 4, 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 7:30pm
Friday, October 10, 2014 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 11, 2014 - 2:00pm

Ticket Prices: $20.00

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: On_Golden_Pond.mp3
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Proof with Jeanne Leep

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Proof

By David Auburn

Directed by Jeanne Leep

How much of our parents we want to inherit, and how much we prefer not to become like them? Proof is the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama andis a work that explores the tricky development of personal identity and the unknowability of love as much as it does the mysteries of the world of math. Proof focuses on Catherine, a young woman who has spent years caring for her father, Robert, (a brilliant mathematician as a young man, who was later unable to function without her help.)

We’re honored to host theatre artist, Forward Theatre founding member and Edgewood College Theatre Alumni, Sam White.

Cast:
Catherine - Stacey Garbarski
Hal - Anthony Novich-Leonard
Claire - Sara Wojtak
Robert - Sam White

Produced by Edgewood College Theatre at Edgewood College's Diane Ballweg Theatre,

Performances: September 19-27, 2014

Performance Times: 
Friday, Sept 19 at 7:30 Saturday, Sept 20 at 7:30
Friday, Sept 26 at 7:30 Saturday, Sept 27 at 2:00 & 7:30

Ticket Prices: $12 General Admission, $7 Students/Seniors

Call (608) 663-6710 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: Proof_with_Jeanne_Leep.mp3
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Delicious Festival at Broom Street

By The Delicious Ensemble

Directed by Tony Trout, Autumn Shiley, Suzan Kurry, and others

Are We Delicious? joins with Broom Street Theatre to present the Delicious Festival: 4 all-new Delicious shows in 4 weeks.

Beginning in early September, over 50 writer/actors, composer/musicians, directors, and stage managers will conceive, write, rehearse and perform four unique, one-hour comedy variety shows. A new show will be created and premiered each week between September 12th and October 4th, 2014.

Produced by Are We Delicious? and Broom Street Theatre at 1119 Willy Street, Madison, 53703.

Performances: September 12 thru October 4, 2014

Running time: one hour with intermission

Reservations: http://bstonline.org/reserve/

Produced by Are We Delicious? at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: September 12 - October 4, 2014

Performance Times: Three performances each week: Fridays at 8 and 10 pm; Saturdays at 8 pm

Sept 12 & 13
Sept 19 & 20
Sept 26 & 27
October 3 & 4

Ticket Prices: $11 individual tickets, $36 Festival Pass

Call 608-244-8338 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: Are_we_Delcious_with_Susan_and_Tony.mp3
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Iver Pictures with Rob Matsushita

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Puppetown with Brad Knight

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Silver Stages with Christopher Younggren

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Civil with Rob Matsushita

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Civil

By Rob Matsushita

Directed by Rob Matsushita

Civil is set in an unspecified future, where trials are held in a virtual environment, and can only be 40 minutes long. Five actors will play multiple roles, and the audience will vote on the outcomes of both trials…but the choice between one side or another is not always easy. A last-minute plot twist will change the game entirely.

 

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: May 30 - June 21, 2014

Performance Times: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8pm.

Ticket Prices: 11.00

Call 608-244-8338 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: Civil_with_Rob_final.mp3
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Chez Bouche'

By Randy Bouche'

Directed by Randy Bouche'

A variety act for audiences that includes: dance, magic, puppetry, comedy, belly dancesketch comedystand up comedy, belly dancing, live singing and more. 

Produced by Chez Bouché at ,

Performances: May 16th at the Brink Lounge

Performance Times: 9pm

Ticket Prices: $10

Call 608-276-6082 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: Chez_Bouche.mp3
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Jerusalem - with Tom Steer and Jeff Knupp

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By Jez Butterworth

Directed by Jeff Knupp

On St. George's Day, the morning of the local county fair, Johnny "Rooster" Byron, local waster and modern day Pied Piper, is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his son, Marky wants his dad to take him to the fair, Troy Whitworth wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of mates want his ample supply ofdrugs and alcohol.

Stroller’s Theatre will be presenting one of the first Midwest productions of Jez Butterworth’s smash hit: “Jerusalem”. This raucous, profane, poignant, and controversial comedy/drama homes in on a section of the English population that might be termed the “silent majority”, those living outside the metropolitan centers whose unglamorous existences have pushed them to the margins. Make no mistake: Johnny Byron is not silent. He’s a former stunt motorcycle dare devil turned village ne’er-do-well, and it’s to his shabby, trailer-home in the middle of the woods that all kinds of drifters, disaffected teens, clueless yokels, and an ex-wife keep flocking. In search of what? Illicit late-night raves? Drugs? These things for sure, but also something more intangible: a sense of belonging, and an inexplicable relationship with a spirit of native wildness that stands in defiant opposition to the forces of law, order and “progress.” Johnny is an intimation of something genuinely wild, a force that’s escaped the ever tightening strictures of what passes for civilization. Change the accents from British to American, and you could find yourself deep in rural Wisconsin.

Produced by Strollers Theatre at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: May 9-31, 2014

Performance Times: 
Friday May 9th 8:00 PM
Saturday May 10th 8:00 PM
Thursday May 15th 7:30 PM
Friday May 16th 8:00 PM
Saturday May 17th 4:00 PM
Saturday May 17th 8:00 PM
Thursday May 22nd 7:30 PM
Friday May 23rd 8:00 PM
Saturday May 24th 4:00 PM
Saturday May 24th 8:00 PM
Thursday May 29th 7:30 PM
Friday May 30th 8:00 PM
Saturday May 31st 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $20; $15 seniors, students & Strollers Theatre members; group rates

Call 608-661-9696 x2 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: Jerusalem.mp3
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Are We Delicious? Musical Fantasy - with Kelly Maxwell and Meghan Rose

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Are We Delicious? Musical Fantasy

By Sarah Streich, Matt Sloan, Karen Moeller, Kelly Maxwell, Brad Knight, Dave Durbin, Meghan Rose, Andrew Rohn

Directed by Tony Trout & Andrew Rohn

From across the seas of time, twelve wise, witty and drop-dead gorgeous performers embark on an epic quest to discover the most magical, musical one-hour show and bring it to Madison. These singers, musicians, writers and actors are drawn from Madison’s most prestigious and popular bands, improv companies and theatre groups. Fantasy is the theme, so expect to see Heroes and Monsters, incantations and curses, singing swords and enchanted axes as Madison’s freshest performance adds music for the first time in Are We Delicious? Musical Fantasy.

Are We Delicious? is an ensemble of Madison writer/performers who conceive, write, rehearse and perform an original one-hour comedy-variety show in a single week. Everyone writes, everyone acts (and sings!) and no one can rest until the final curtain.

Produced by Are We Delicious? at Brink Lounge, 701 East Washington Suite 105, Madison

Performances: May 1-2, 2014

Performance Times: 7:30 pm May 1st and 2nd

Ticket Prices: $12, cash only

Call 608-293-4999 for reservations or more information.

Direct download: Are_we_Delicious.mp3
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Spring Awakening

Book by Steven Sater, Music by Duncan Sheik

Directed by Whitney Derendinger

Spring Awakening is a ground-breaking rock musical about adolescent love, the trials of puberty, and the friendships that young people build in the face of an uncomprehending world. Inspired by Frank Wedekind's once-banned and still provocative German play from 1891, this Spring Awakening holds a mirror to our own time and continues to raise questions about honesty, relationships, and the powers that shape our lives.

Produced by Undergraduate Theatre Association at UW-Madison at U.W. Hemsley Theatre, 821 University Avenue, UW Vilas Hall,Madison

Performances: May 1-3, 2014

Performance Times: TBA

Ticket Prices: TBA

Call TBA for reservations or more information.

Direct download: Spring_Awakening.mp3
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Fiddler on the Roof- with Roseann Sheridan

Fiddler on the Roof

Book by Joseph Stein / Music by Jerry Bock / Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Directed by Roseann Sheridan

The classic story of Tevye and his daughters. One of the most popular musicals of all time with a celebrated score
of songs including "Tradition!", "Sunrise, Sunset" and "If I Were A
 Rich Man". Don't miss this fabulous season finale!

Produced by Children's Theater of Madison at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

Performances: April 25 - May 11, 2014

Performance Times: 
Friday, April 25 at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 26 at 2:30pm 
Saturday, April 26 at 7:00pm 
Sunday, April 27 at 2:30pm 
Friday, May 2 at 7:00pm 
Saturday, May 3 at 2:30pm 
Saturday, May 3 at 7:00pm 
Sunday, May 4 at 2:30pm 
Friday, May 9 at 7:00pm 
Saturday, May 10 at 2:30pm
Saturday, May 10 at 7:00pm 
Sunday, May 11 at 2:30pm

Ticket Prices: $15-30

Call 608-255-2060 for reservations or see CTM web site ctmtheater.org for more information.

Direct download: FOTR.mp3
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Fiddler on the Roof - with Roseann Sheridan

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Fiddler on the Roof

Book by Joseph Stein / Music by Jerry Bock / Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Directed by Roseann Sheridan

The classic story of Tevye and his daughters. One of the most popular musicals of all time with a celebrated score
of songs including "Tradition!", "Sunrise, Sunset" and "If I Were A
 Rich Man". Don't miss this fabulous season finale!

Produced by Children's Theater of Madison at Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, Madison

Performances: April 25 - May 11, 2014

Performance Times: 
Friday, April 25 at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 26 at 2:30pm 
Saturday, April 26 at 7:00pm 
Sunday, April 27 at 2:30pm 
Friday, May 2 at 7:00pm 
Saturday, May 3 at 2:30pm 
Saturday, May 3 at 7:00pm 
Sunday, May 4 at 2:30pm 
Friday, May 9 at 7:00pm 
Saturday, May 10 at 2:30pm
Saturday, May 10 at 7:00pm 
Sunday, May 11 at 2:30pm

Ticket Prices: $15-30

Call 608-255-2060 for reservations or see CTM web site ctmtheater.org for more information.

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Oatesland

By Sam D. White

Directed by David Pausch

The Bricks Theatre continues to bring their irreverent and thought-provoking style of theatre to Madison, WI audiences this spring with their latest offering, the world premiere of Oatesland, by local playwright and theatre professional, Sam D. White. This thrilling two-act play will feature the talents of four of Madison’s strongest veteran stage performers: Jessica Jane Witham, Jake Penner, John Jajewski, and Jordan Peterson. David Pausch, co-founder and producer of The Bricks, will direct the project.

Oatesland is set in the brutal environment of a rundown, claustrophobic Antarctic military station, where three U.S. soldiers must battle the extreme elements and close quarters in an endeavor to cohabitate and complete their vague mission. As tensions mount and weather conditions worsen, a mysterious figure arrives out of the cold that will change their lives forever. Oatesland masterfully blends visceral psychological drama with the fascinating history of Antarctic exploration in an experience that is sure to make for a one of a kind theatrical experience that has become synonymous with Bricks Theatre productions.

The Bricks Theatre is currently fundraising for the production. Those interested in donating can do so at http://igg.me/at/oatesland/x/4641377. Support Oatesland! 

Produced by The Bricks Theatre at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: April 17-26, 2014

Performance Times:

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Xanadu: The Broadway Musical

By Book by Douglas Carter Bean; Music & Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar

Directed by Steve Noll

Xanadu ran for two years on Broadway in 2007. The original script, spoofing the 1980 hit cult movie, features all the songs from the movie plus some new surprises to tell the tale of a goddess sent to Earth to inspire an artist's dreams. Featuring a live band, roller skates, a disco ball and a huge cast belting out classic tunes, Xanadu promises to be 90 minutes of campy FUN! The score retains hits from the film, plus new arrangements of “I’m Alive,” “Magic,” “Suddenly,” and “Dancin’,” as well as interpolating classic ELO songs.

An OUT!CastTheatre / Mercury Players Theatre Co-Production

Produced by Mercury Players Theater at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: March 28 - April 12, 2014

Performance Times: Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays
Specific show times TBD (as of August, 2013)

Ticket Prices: $15-20

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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche - with Pushy Muldowney and Caitlin Robb

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5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche

By Evan Linder and Andrew Hobgood

Directed by Jan Levine Thal and produced by Deborah Hamill and Louise Stout

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche is a comedy with a twist and  a “frolicsome little play that ventures into heady excesses of absurdism” (NY Times). A dark comedy set in 1956 amid the threat of nuclear war, this play harpoons many of the mid-century myths and assumptions that pushed lesbians into the closet – or into the kitchen to bake quiche. Both men and women are invited to join the antics of the “widows” who worship the Egg in their Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein.

The talented cast includes: Stacey Garbarski, Simone LaPierre, Pushy Muldowney,  Emily Popp, Caitlin Robb and  Clarice Lafayette. They will be joined for Talkbacks led by Dramaturg James Clayton, Linda Lenzke, Director Jan Levine Thal, Donna Peckett,  and others after some of the performances.

Produced by StageQ at the Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: March 28 - April 12, 2014

Performance Times: 
Friday, March 28, 8:00 pm
Saturday, March 29, 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 3, 7:30 pm
Friday, April 4, 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 5, 8:00 pm
Sunday, April 6, 2:00 pm
Thursday, April 10, 7:30 pm
Friday, April 11, 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 12, 8:00 pm

Tickets are $15 for Thursday evenings, $10 for Sunday matinees and $20 for Friday and Saturday evenings.

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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W8ting for G-Dogg -  with Matt Kenyon

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W8ting for G-Dogg

By Brendan Hartmann

Directed by Matt Kenyon

The story of two bewildered souls with nothing left but each other and the belief in a mysterious man's arrival. Join them for the hilarious absurdity and bittersweetness of their quest for answers.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: March 21 - April 12, 2014

Performance Times: March 21st through April 12th, Thusday, Friday, Saturday @ 8pm

Ticket Prices: $11

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Broadcast: A New Musical - with Amanda Connors

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It's the dawn of radio. Wireless sound waves are weaving together lives of inventors, professors, salesmen and many others in an age of innovation and progress. People are more connected than ever before, yet with this new form of communication comes a sense of loss and isolation. The new musical "Broadcast" searches for meaning in the tumult of voices all struggling to figure out which frequency is their own.

Join us March 6-8 at the Bartell Theatre where IMT will present the regional premiere of Scott Murphy and Nathan Christensen's critically-acclaimed new musical.

Tickets are $15 for students/seniors and $20 for general public.

Show times:


To order tickets, please visit:

https://itkt.choicecrm.net/templates/BRTL/?prod=Broadcast2014

*In order to select a the student/senior discount, you will need to add the tickets to your cart and then you will be able to select the $15 option.

You can also call the Bartell Box office at 608-661-9696

The Box office hours are:
2:00-6:00 PM Tuesday
2:00-6:00 PM Wednesday
2:00-6:00 PM Thursday
2:00-6:00 PM Friday
And during all performances.

InterMission Theatre is a fully student-run theatre troupe from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Produced by InterMission Theatre at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: March 6-8, 2014

Performance Times: 
Thursday, March 6 at 7pm
Friday, March 7 at 7pm
Saturday, March 8 at 2pm and 7pm

Ticket Prices: $20 general admission $15 for Students and Seniors

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Chat ;)

By Daniel Myers

Directed by Daniel Myers and Heather Renken

Chat ;) is an original play written by Dan Myers. This play is a witty romantic comedy about the differences dating in the pre and post internet age.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: February 14 - March 8, 2014

Performance Times: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00PM

Ticket Prices: $11

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Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

By Rajiv Joseph

Directed by Suzan Kurry

In the year 2003, a tiger lives at the Baghdad Zoo. He talks to the audience about how the other animals from the zoo had fled only to be shot and killed by the invading soldiers.

Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is a story of war, greed, friendship, loyalty and ghosts.

Produced by Strollers Theatre at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: January 31 - February 22, 2014

Performance Times: Friday, January 31, 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 1, 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 6, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 7, 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 8, 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 13, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 14, 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 15, 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Thursday, February 20, 7:30 pm
Friday, February 21, 8:00 pm
Saturday, February 22 8:00 pm

Ticket Prices: $20

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Are We Delicious? Valentine's Day Sucks

By Matt Sloan, Autumn Shiley, Christian Neuhaus, Sean Langenecker, Deborah Hearst, Annelise Dickinson, Katy Conley, and Dylan Brogan

Directed by Sadie Yi & Tony Trout

Whether you’re in love or out of it, Valentine’s Day sucks. The hearts are pretty, the candy is sweet, but the expectations are just too high. We all need a break from staring lovingly into each other’s eyes, and Are We Delicious? Valentine's Day Sucks! is that chance to sit back and laugh at the follies of love. And if you’re single on that dreaded day, our show is a refuge against the non-stop reminders. Are We Delicious? is dedicated to quick, delicious fare made from local ingredients and presented in a tasteful atmosphere. Are We Delicious? is an ensemble of Madison writer/performers who conceive, write, rehearse and perform an original one-hour comedy-variety show in a single week. Everyone writes, everyone acts and no one can rest until the final curtain. Our Valentine’s Ensemble features: Matt Sloan, Autumn Shiley, Christian Neuhaus, Sean Langenecker, Deborah Hearst, Annelise Dickinson, Katy Conley, and Dylan Brogan. Delicious is performed cabaret-style, with time between pieces to socialize, order a drink or do whatever.

Produced by Are We Delicious? at Inferno, 1718 Commercial Ave, Madison, WI 53704

Performances: February 14, 2014

Performance Times: When: Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14th Time of the two performances: 6:30 pm and 10:30 pm. Doors open one hour before showtime. Time and Place: First performance: 6:30 pm, Inferno Nightclub, 1718 Commercial Ave, Madison, WI 53704 Final performance: 10:30 pm, Bartell Theatre, 113 E. Mifflin Street off Capital Square

Ticket Prices: $10, cash only

Call 608-293-4999 for reservations or more information, or go to www.growingshows.com/reservations.

 

 

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The Green Room

By KelsyAnne Schoenhaar and Wendy Prosise

Directed by KelsyAnne Schoenhaar and Jessica Jane Witham

The Green Room (January 24th to February 8th ) Have you ever wondered what goes on backstage? Originally produced in 2009, and updated for our 2013/14 troupe, The Green Room explores the tenuous relationships between actors and technicians with a dark, farcical style that will leave you laughing. The Green Room combines real life dramatic elements; scathing reviews, sex, drugs, and OCD, with snarky technical staff and temperamental actors. Who among them crumbles and who among them triumphs in the face of chaos? Find out January 24th in The Green Room.

*please note*

This play is not suitable for children. There are references to drug use, sexual situations, violence and foul language. 

Produced by Encore Studio for the Performing Arts at , Encore! Studio for the Performing Arts (Mary Dupont Wahlers Theatre).

Performances: January 25 - February 8, 2013

Performance Times: Friday, January 24th at 8pm
Saturday, January 25th at 2 pm and 8pm
Friday, January 31st at 8pm
Saturday, February 1st at 2 pm and 8pm
Friday, February 7th at 8pm
Saturday, February 8th at 8 pm

Ticket Prices: Tickets $15, $10 Seniors & Students with valid Student ID *Opening Night all tickets $10!*

Call 608-255-0331 for reservations or more information.

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The IndieGoGo campaign:

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/boogie-of-the-apes-nyc

The Event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/266523650178372/?ref=22

Boogie Of The Apes NYC

We're taking the show on the road! Boogie of the Apes is the second in a series of hilarious productions lip-synced to vintage children’s records of famous comic book, TV, and movie franchises. This raucous send-up of the 1970s Planet of the Apes franchise lampoons, critiques, and ever-so-gently mocks the first four movies in less than an hour. Come see Taylor, Dr. Zira, Cornelius, Nova and many more apes, humans and mutants come full circle in their journey through time and space and, of course, boogie down a bit too. (Please note: no gorillas, orangutans or chimpanzees are harmed in this production.)

And now we're taking it to New York!

Writer and director Rob Matsushita has made a name for himself as a playwright, director and filmmaker. He's had plays performed by companies in Madison, Chicago and New York City. Matsushita has also lent his writing and acting talents to the "Chad Vader" web series with Blame Society Productions.

The cast includes the talents of Jessica Jane Witham, Dan Myers, Alan J. Hart, Grace Grindrod-Feeny, Benjamin Otto, Anthony Cary, Kathy Lynn Sliter, and Luke Kokinos. Technical direction is provided by Taylor Kokinos and choreography is from Katie Ramos.

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Heroes Must Die

http://www.hmd-game.com

Heroes must die. That’s a fact. It’s just part of the journey. They also must kill, and get other people killed. In fact, they are pretty much the epicenter of a screaming whirlwind of blood and destruction. Heroes Must Die owns that fact, and then cranks it up to eleven. It’s a raging firestorm of action and an inappropriately hilarious tsunami of comedy. At the center of all of this mayhem is you. Heroes Must Die tells your story, forces you to make the tough decisions, and creates a unique story across media based on choices made by you, the audience, and the world.



So what is Heroes Must Die? Only the world’s first combination video game and live theatrical production! Rock through an insanely deep, branching story in a comedic action RPG, where you’ll be comparing stories with your friends for weeks. Then join a roaring crowd in a theater to see a live performance that changes every night based both on the audience decisions in that show and the decisions made by players in the game previously. Unlock secrets in the game that can only be accessed by attending the show. Damn straight, we ain’t kidding.



Are video games art? Is gaming culture dominated by griefers, trolls, and jerkoffs, or is it the ultimate social bonding experience? How have modern games changed the nature of heroes since classic mythology? How high does blood spurt after completing a 20-chain combo against an army of masked assassins? These are the questions Heroes Must Die tackles, hog-ties, and parades through town.



Read the blog to follow our production from start to finish, request a press packet for more information, or email us about anything you can think of at info@hmd-game.com.



Just remember: In 2014, heroes will die.

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Red, Hot, and Cole!

Book by James Bianchi, Muriel McAuley, and Randy Strawderman. Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter

Directed by Jim Chiolino // Music Director, Erin Crabb // Choreographer - Cindy Severt

MTG invites you to the "swellegant" theatrical party, Red, Hot, & Cole! from the scores of Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate, High Society, and Can-Can, Red, Hot & Cole! bubbles with songs that have become international standards. The play traces the rise to superstardom of Broadway’s greatest wit, the irrepressible Cole Porter, through delightful repartee and revealing anecdotes from his nearest and dearest. You’ll leave the theater humming!

Produced by Madison Theatre Guild at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: January 10-25, 2014

Performance Times: 
Friday, Jan 10 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, Jan 11 - 7:30 pm
Thursday, Jan 16 - 7:30 pm
Friday, Jan 17 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, Jan 18 - 7:30 pm
Sunday, Jan 19 - 2:00 pm
Thursday, Jan 23 - 7:30 pm
Friday, Jan 24 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, Jan 25 - 7:30 pm

Ticket Prices: $20

Call 608-661-9696 (Bartell Box Office) for reservations or more information.

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Requiem for a Dungeon Master

Written by: Scott Feiner & Directed by: Scott Feiner

Playing: January 10, 2014 - February 1, 2014

Not so long ago and close to home, monsters, wizards, dreams and dragons were packaged into a thousand cardboard boxes.  A small group of friends in Lake Geneva dared to loose upon the world the “most dangerous” game 1974 had to offer.   Role playing games channeled the creative energy of millions, even if they’re afraid to admit it.

 Requiem  introduces Winslow Phelps to our stage and welcomes back Geremy Webne-Behrman, Dunes and Clarice Lafayette.

Requiem for a Dungeon Master will run at Broom Street Theater at 8pm January 10th until February 1st. Tickets are $11.00.  For more information or to make reservations contact Broom Street Theater at

(608) 244-8338.

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Hostage Song

By Kyle Jarrow, Clay McLeod Chapman

Directed by Catie O'Donnell

In an unspecified time and place, Jim and Jennifer are hostages, blindfolded and awaiting their fate. In an effort to distract themselves from their inevitable doom, they invent a life together beyond prison walls. As the reality of their demise becomes clearer, the fantasy becomes more vivid. Stunning rock music leads the story forward as the two grapple in the dark for the last bit of love they will ever know.

MTM's production will be only the fourth staging of this musical, which, in New York and Chicago, has been deemed "breathtaking", "haunting" and "devastatingly poignant." HOSTAGE SONG is not to be missed, for it takes the unconventional musical, and MTM, to a whole new level.

Tickets available starting January 1 at www.mtmadison.com or 1-800-838-3006.

Produced by Music Theatre of Madison at Frequency, 121 West Main Street, Madison

Performances: January 29 - February 1, 2014

Performance Times: Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30pm each night

Ticket Prices: $15-$20.

Call 608-237-2524 for reservations or more information.

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This week, Christian looks back at four underrated shows from the 2013 theater season.

Space Voyage: The Musical Frontier

By Nicholas Connors and Quinn Elmer

Directed by Amanda Connors

Come check out InterMission Theatre's World Premiere production!

'Space Voyage: The Musical Frontier' is a new full scale, 2-act musical that parodies classic science fiction. With a wholly original plot and story, this hilarious musical follows the bumbling Captain David Drake and his crew aboard the U.S.S. Derivative as they try to save the galaxy from one of its greatest threats. The musical features original music and lyrics by UW-Madison student Nicholas Connors as well as a script co-written by fellow undergraduate Quinn Elmer and Connors.

Produced by InterMission Theatre at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Wisconsin Wrights (Coyote Moon)

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Wisconsin-Wrights-New-Play-Development-Project/103467723502

Are We Delicious? The Play?

By Lee Waldhart, Scott Stanley, Matt Sloan, Christian Neuhaus, Kelly Maxwell, Jenny Maahs, Odari Kimani, Erin Baal

Directed by Tony Trout, William Bolz

Are We Delicious? is bold, fresh, fast-paced fun.

We take 8 organically grown scripts and 8 free-range performers, add freshly squeezed adrenaline, put in a pressure cooker for one week and see what we get.

Care for a taste?

July 2013 ensemble:
Lee Waldhart, Scott Stanley, Matt Sloan, Christian Neuhaus, Kelly Maxwell, Jenny Maahs, Odari Kimani, Erin Baal

Produced by Are We Delicious? at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Company

By Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Tmothy S. Riley

The Stoughton Village Players is pleased to announce audition and production dates for our fall musical, "Company.” Stephen Sondheim's brilliant groundbreaking study of love, friendship, marriage, isolation and commitment offers excellent singing/acting roles for 14 performers, 8 women and 6 men, approximate age range mid twenties to mid forties.

This is a musical comedy performer’s dream show that is not often produced. We welcome all who are interested to audition and look forward to seeing you in September.

Produced by Stoughton Village Players at Stoughton Village Players Theater, 255 E Main St, Stoughton

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Playwrights Ink

http://playwrightsink.wordpress.com/

Playwrights Ink is a non-profit association of theater artists dedicated to the development of playwrights and their work. Our members include area playwrights, actors, directors, and theater enthusiasts. We use a reading and critique process beginning with informal readings during our monthly meetings. We have on occasion taken the further step of presenting public staged readings, following which we encourage audience feedback. We are not a production company. We usually meet on the third Monday of every month at the Lowell Center.


Past Productions

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The Eight - Reindeer Monologues

By Jeff Goode

A dark, dark Christmas comedy. Scandal erupts at the North Pole when one of Santa's eight tiny reindeer accuses him of sexual harassment.
As mass media descends upon the event, the other members of the sleigh team demand to share their perspectives, and a horrific tale of corruption and perversion emerges, which seems to implicate everyone from the littlest elf to the tainted Saint himself.

With each deer's confession, the truth behind the shocking allegations becomes clearer and clearer. ...and murkier and murkier.

Produced by know better productions at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: December 13-21, 2013

Performance Times: December 13 and 20 at 11pm and December 14 and 21 at 5pm

Ticket Prices: Individual tickets - $10 reservation deals - 2 tickets/$15 and 4 tickets/$25

Call 608-332-3763 for reservations or more information.

Credit card purchases available with Brown Paper Tickets or by making a donation on our Indiegogo Campaign.

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The Pain And The Itch

By Bruce Norris

Directed by George Gonzalez

During a holiday gathering with Clay and Kelly's extended family, their daughter’s nasty genital itch serves as a catalyst to reveal uncomfortable truths, including fraternal hatred, infidelity, a failed marriage, and venereal disease. As the story is narrated to their visitor, his relationship to the events become clear – as does the emptiness of the families supposed benevolence and sensitivity.

Did we mention it’s a comedy?!

Produced by Strollers Theatre at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: December 6-21, 2013

Performance Times: Friday December 6th 8:00 PM
Saturday December 7th 8:00 PM
Thursday December 12th 7:30 PM
Friday December 13th 8:00 PM
Saturday December 14th 4:00 PM
Saturday December 14th 8:00 PM
Thursday December 19th 7:30 PM
Friday December 20th 8:00 PM
Saturday December 21st 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $20 general; $15 seniors, students & Strollers Theatre members; also group rates

Call 608-661-9696 for ticket purchase or more information. You may also purchase tickets online at www.Bartelltheatre.org.

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Cassandra's Gift

By Jan Levine Thal

Directed by Jan Levine Thal

Dystopian comedy-drama. A hundred years from now, unforeseen consequences of social policy cause population growth that forces ordinary people into cramped apartments full of strangers. A band of brave scientists and artists battle dwindling resources to cure a virus that could wipe out the planet. And yet there are laughs. Features an original song by award-winning composer Michael A. Levine, who wrote the Kit-Kat song.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: December 5-21, 2013

Performance Times: Note that because of the holidays, the schedule is different from BST's usual. THREE WEEKENDS ONLY, including TWO MATINEES

Friday, December 6, 8pm
Saturday, December 7, 8pm
Sunday, December 8, 3pm MATINEE
Thursday, December 12, 8pm
Friday, December 13, 8pm
Saturday, December 14, 8pm
Sunday, December 15, 3pm MATINEE
Thursday, December 19, 8pm
Friday, December 20, 8pm
Saturday, December 21, 8pm

Ticket Prices: $11.00

Call 608-244-8338 for reservations or more information.

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Atlas Improv Presents: The Cut

On Saturday, October 19, for the sixth time in the history of the world, Atlas Improv Co.'s one-of-a-kind reality show returned to Madison.

Over six weeks, eight amateur improvisers face off to become Atlas Improv Co.'s newest full-time member. Each week these competitors will be challenged to perform unknown tasks in front of the audience and our unforgiving panel of judges. They will invent new games in front of the audience's very eyes, play games they've never seen played, and plead for mercy from friend and foe. Each week, audience and panel alike will vote to send one of them home.

Be an audience member at The Cut and cast your vote for who you believe should be the next member of Atlas Improv Co. 

But mark your calendars now, this show WILL SELL OUT. 

Reservations will not be accepted for The Cut. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 608-259-9999 or bought the day of the show at 609 E. Washington when the box office opens at 7pm. All credit card purchases made over the phone will include a $2 service fee.

Be a part of Atlas Improv Co. history this October. Find out who will succeed, who will fail, and who will survive The Cut.

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Love's Labour's Lost

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Jeanne Leep

Romantic, smart, fun and festive LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST is Shakespeare’s Rom-Com: a celebration of true love and a coming of age tale.
The young king of Navarre and his best guy friends decide to study, fast and swear off the joys of women, UNTIL four cute, clever girls from France show up, forcing the men to reconsider that choice!

Produced by Edgewood College Theatre at The Black Box Theatre, 1000 Edgewood College Drive, The Stream

Performances: November 15-23, 2013

Performance Times: 
Friday, Nov 15—7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 16—7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov 21—7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov 22—7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov 23—2:00 & 7:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $12 general admission, $7 students/seniors

Call 608-663-6710 for reservations or more information.



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The Sweet Lowdown

By Matt DeFour and Mary Fairweather Dexter

Directed by John Siewert and Donald Dexter

The Sweet Lowdown consists of two one-act plays: Two Diabetics and The Sweet Lowdown. The first tells the story of a Type 1 and a Type 2. The second uses music, dance and comedy to explain the science and dispel the myths, going beyond Type 1 and 2 to explain the other kinds of diabetes. The Sweet Lowdown is funded in part by a grant from Diabetes Hands Foundation Seeds.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: October 25 - November 16, 2013

Performance Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm

Ticket Prices: $11

Call 608-244-8338 for reservations or more information.



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Dairymen The Moo-sical

By Melanie Wiltsie & Brenda Strack

Directed by Michael Bruno

A brand new musical comedy making it's Dane County premiere! In association with Train Wreck Productions.

Produced by WhoopDeDoo Productions at Stoughton High School, 381 E Main Street Stoughton, Wisconsin

Performances: October 31 - November 3, 2013

Performance Times: Thursday Oct. 31st 7:30pm. Friday November 1st 7:30pm. Saturday Nov. 2nd 2 & 7:30pm Sunday November 3rd 2pm

Ticket Prices: $20

Call 715-570-1157 for reservations or more information.

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The Woman in Black

By Stephen Mallatratt

Directed by Steve Noll

In conjunction with OUT!Cast A Gothic horror play.

The book follows the story of Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, as he journeys to the small market town of Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of a client, Mrs Alice Drablow. At the funeral, he sees a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, standing in the churchyard.

Bemused by the villagers' reluctance to speak of the woman in black, Arthur goes to Eel Marsh House, Mrs. Drablow's former abode, an old building in the middle of a marsh, cut off at high tide. Sorting through Mrs Drablow's papers, he finds a box of letters, and ultimately discovers the dreadful secret of the Woman in Black – to his own terrible cost.

Produced by Strollers Theatre at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: October 18 - November 2, 2013

Performance Times: 
Friday October 18th 8:00 PM
Saturday October 19th 8:00 PM
Thursday October 24th 7:30 PM
Friday October 25th 8:00 PM
Saturday October 26th 4:00 PM
Saturday October 26th 8:00 PM
Thursday October 31st 7:30 PM
Friday November 1st 8:00 PM
Saturday November 2nd 8:00 PM

Ticket Prices: $20; $15 seniors, students & Strollers Theatre members; group rates

Call 608-661-9696 x 2 for reservations or more information.

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Crimes of the Heart

By Beth Henley

Directed by Suzan Kurry

The three MaGrath sisters (Lenny, Meg and Babe) have reunited in the kitchen at Old Granddaddy's home in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, after Babe shoots her abusive husband.

This tragicomedy centers around the memories and tribulations of the MaGrath sisters along with their cousin, the judgmental Chick, Meg's former boyfriend, Doc Porter and Babe's attorney, Barnette.

The Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre (Krass) produces work written and directed by women. www.madwomanstage.org

Produced by Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: October 11-19, 2013

Performance Times: October 11, 12 at 8:00 pm, October 13 at 2:00 pm, October 16, 17, 18, 19 at 8:00 pm.

Ticket Prices: $20. Pay What You Can Special on Wednesday, October 16

Call TBA for reservations or more information.

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Cassandra's Gift

By Jan Levine Thal

Directed by Jan Levine Thal

Dystopian comedy-drama. A hundred years from now, unforeseen consequences of social policy cause population growth that forces ordinary people into cramped apartments full of strangers. A band of brave scientists and artists battle dwindling resources to cure a virus that could wipe out the planet. And yet there are laughs. Features an original song by award-winning composer Michael A. Levine, who wrote the Kit-Kat song.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: November 29 - December 21, 2013

Performance Times: Note that because of the holidays, the schedule is different from BST's usual. THREE WEEKENDS ONLY, including TWO MATINEES

Friday, December 5, 8pm
Saturday, December 6, 8pm
Sunday, December 7, 3pm MATINEE
Thursday, December 12, 8pm
Friday, December 13, 8pm
Saturday, December 14, 8pm
Sunday, December 15, 3pm MATINEE
Thursday, December 19, 8pm
Friday, December 20, 8pm
Saturday, December 21, 8pm

Ticket Prices: $11.00

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Much Ado About Nothing

By William Shakespeare, adapted by Peter Reynolds

Directed by Audrey Lauren Wax

. This is a gender-queer adaptation of the original.

The story focuses on a group of soldiers who return victorious and in the mood to celebrate in East Hollywood. It is at times a dark romantic comedy featuring deception, a feigned death, an especially despicable villain and two couples on different paths to romantic bliss.

Produced by StageQ at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: September 27 - October 12, 2013

Performance Times: Friday, September 27, 8:00 pm
Saturday, September 28, 8:00 pm
Thursday, October 3, 7:30 pm
Friday, October 4, 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 5, 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 6, 2:00 pm
Thursday, October 10, 7:30 pm
Friday, October 11, 8:00 pm
Saturday, October 12, 8:00 pm

Ticket Prices: TBA

Visit www.bartelltheatre.org for reservations or more information.

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Triggered

By Callen Harty

Directed by Callen Harty

Auditions for Triggered, by Callen Harty
Auditions at Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center
August 5-7, 2013
Performances at Broom Street Theater
September 20-October 12, 2013
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From the day of jury selection for the George Zimmerman trial for killing Trayvon Martin until the day the verdict was handed down—about a month—61 people were killed in the city of Chicago. Seven of them were children under the age of 18. Every day there are murders in cities all over America and most of them don’t get noticed. But they impact those whose lives intersect because of the moment of violence.

Callen Harty’s new Broom Street Theater play, Triggered, examines the impact of a random killing on several characters—the mother of the victim, the father of the killer, and a young woman who happened to witness the shooting, among others. The play explores the culture of violence in our country and the paths to redemption.

Harty is a long-time community activist and peace advocate. A year ago he started the monthly Vigil to End Violence at the State Capitol. He is also a long-time Broom Street Theater fixture as the author of more than twenty plays and a veteran actor and director.

Performances of Triggered will run for four weekends from Thursday, September 20 through Saturday, October 12, 2013.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: September 20 - October 12, 2013

Performance Times: Performances Thu-Sat, Sept 20-Oct 12, 2013 @ 8:00 p.m.

Ticket Prices: $11




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The Night of the Iguana

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Betty Diamond

In Tennessee Williams' powerful, tender drama, a defrocked Episcopal minister leads a busload of Baptist women on a tour of Mexico. At the end of his emotional rope, the Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon seeks refuge in a ramshackle resort, but instead encounters an explosive confrontation between his sexual passions and his spiritual calling.

Produced by Madison Theatre Guild at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: September 20 - October 5, 2013

Performance Times: 
9/20 - 7:30
9/21 - 7:30
9/26 - 7:30
9/27 - 7:30
9/28 - 7:30
9/29 - 2:00
10/3 - 7:30
10/4 - 7:30
10/5 - 7:30

Ticket Prices: $20


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