August 4-6, 2017 at the Wisconsin Union Theater

A man who tilts at windmills inspires one of the greatest stories of all.

Imprisoned during the time of the Spanish Inquisition, Miguel de Cervantes enlists his fellow prisoners to act out his unfinished manuscript: Don Quixote de la Mancha. The prisoners help Cervantes and his servant playact the tale of Don Quixote, his faithful squire Sancho Panza, and his beloved Dulcinea. Alternately ridiculous, harsh, and heartrending, Man of La Mancha will sweep you up in its epic tale.

The winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Man of La Mancha showcases the transformative power of storytelling, and asks us to join Don Quixote in dreaming “The Impossible Dream.”

Performances are Friday 8/4 at 7:30 pm, Saturday 8/5 at 7:30 pm, and Sunday 8/6 at 2 pm. 

Tickets for MAN OF LA MANCHA are on sale now through the Campus Arts Box Office at (608) 265-2787 or online.  Running time is approximately 2 hours, no intermission. Age recommendation: 14+ as script contains adult content.

The Isthmus review praises Four Seasons Theatre’s “Man of La Mancha,” encouraging theatergoers to experience “ the entire collection of music performed exquisitely” by “a cast of remarkable voices…singing parts they were born to play.”

Here's a clip of Jace Nichols (Don Quixote) and Chaz Ingraham (Sancho Panza) and their trusty steeds Desmond Hawkins (Horse), and Tim Emery (Mule) in the title number of "Man of La Mancha."

Here's a clip of Meghan Randolph (Aldonza) singing "What Does He Want From Me" at our Monday night piano tech rehearsal:


Announcing our 2017-2018 Season!

Learn more about 2017-2018 season.  Tickets go on sale in late August.

BIG FISH - Best of 2016!

Co-production by Four Seasons & Theatre LILA

BIG FISH, co-produced by Four Seasons Theatre and Theatre LILA, was selected as a Best of Theatre 2016 by Lindsay Christians for the Cap Times.

I caught “Big Fish” in Chicago in 2013, the spring before it transferred to Broadway. This collaborative production on the Playhouse stage at Overture was so different and, I have to say, so much better. With fewer (and different) songs, a tight ensemble cast and moving performances from Scott Haden, Clare Arena Haden and Stephen Scott Wormley, this production of “Big Fish” celebrated the joy of storytelling — and subtly asked for patience and compassion with family members we don’t understand. 

With full houses over two weekends and packed school matinees, BIG FISH was seen by over 3,000 members of the Madison community.  Learn more.

FST Producing Artistic Director Sarah Marty featured with other arts leaders in The Isthmus

For the June 30 cover story for The Isthmus, Arts Editor Catherine Capellaro interviewed artistic directors for "Front and Center: Meet the women makinig theater in Madison."  In addition to FST Producing Director Sarah Marty, the article features Brenda DeVita from American Players Theater, Jennifer Uphoff Gray from Forward Theater, Jessica Lanius from Theatre LILA, Meghan Randolph from Music Theatre of Madison, Heather Renken from Broom Street, and others.

Read the full article.



Support Four Seasons Theatre

For over 12 years, Four Seasons Theatre has consistently produced professional musical theatre in Madison.  In our last season alone, we reached more than 7500 community members through our outreach concerts and ticketed performances and we employed 275 local performers, musicians, designers, and technicians.  In Summer 2014, Kiss Me, Kate, our 33rd production, reopened the Wisconsin Union Theater and kicked off their 75th anniversary season.  Our December 2014 production of Assassins was selected as a Best of the Arts by The Isthmus and our December 2015 production of The Light in the Piazza was selected as one of "The Top Ten Arts Performances of 2015" by The Capital Times.

Please consider taking a moment to show your support for Four Seasons Theatre.


Acknowledgements for our 2016-2017 Season

Thank you to the Pleasant Rowland Fund for Theater from the Madison Community Foundation for their support of Big Fish: The Musical (a co-production with Theatre LILA) and our community outreach series.  A huge thank you to our 2016-2017 season sponsors Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Park Printing Solutions.



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