Musical Theatre Open Mic Night
Join us for our next Musical Theatre Open Mic Night - Thursday, February 2 at the Play Circle at the Memorial Union. Doors open and sign up starts at 7 pm with music starting at 7:30 pm. You bring your favorite scores and sheet music, FST provides the pianist, and we all share in a night of music-making with fellow Broadway enthusiasts. Free Event.
Cabaret @ the Circle
Mark your calendar for our next Cabaret @ the Circle - Friday, February 24 at 7:30 pm at the Play Circle at the Memorial Union. Featuring local favorite Wendy Jones with music director and pianist Thomas Kasdorf. Tickets ($19 for General Public) available online, in person at the Memorial Union Box Office, or by phone at (608) 265-2787.
Beyond the Page Library Concerts
What stories led to the creation of Fiddler on the Roof? The short stories of Yiddish folklorist Sholem-Aleichem were the genesis of the musical, but there are other stories of the creative process, too. In this program, the audience will learn how the creative team—made up of composer Jerry Bock, lyricist Sheldon Harnick, playwright Joseph Stein, director Jerome Robbins, and producer Hal Prince—brought these tales to life on the Broadway stage.
Learn more about this Beyond the Page program, a joint effort of the Dane County Library Service and the Madison Community Foundation, and see a full list of our January 30-February 15, 2017 dates.
BIG FISH - Best of 2016!
Co-production by Four Seasons & Theatre LILA
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.
FST earns "Best of 2015" Honors
An excerpt from "From Mormons to Stella!: The 10 Top Arts Performances of 2015"
Adam Guettel’s affecting chamber musical may not one that most theatergoers fall in love with on the first listen (like the sweet “She Loves Me,” for example). Yet this production ["The Light in the Piazza"] by Four Seasons Theatre, staged earlier this month in the Overture Center Playhouse, deftly captured the unfamiliar beauty of Italy and conflicting emotions of its characters. Under the direction of David Ronis, Tamara Brognano and Abby Nichols were believable as mother and daughter, each grappling with love and loss in a strange new place.
by Lindsay Christians, The Capital Times
Support Four Seasons Theatre
For over 10 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 2015-16 Season
Thank you to the Pleasant Rowland Fund for Theater from the Madison Community Foundation for their support of The Light in the Piazza and our community outreach series. A huge thank you to our 2015-2016 season sponsors Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Park Printing Solutions.
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