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Four Seasons Theatre & Theatre LILA present


December 2-11, 2016 at The Playhouse

Edward Bloom never wanted an ordinary life, so he learned to inspire his imagination. His incredible stories thrill everyone around him—except his son Will, who insists on separating fact from fiction. As Edward’s final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is, slowly uncovering the man behind the myth and the nugget of truth in each tall tale.

Four Seasons Theatre joins forces with Theatre LILA, who brings its ensemble-style storytelling to this Broadway musical to spin you a magical tale about a family coming together— and the beauty of dreaming bigger.

Based on the 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 film directed by Tim Burton, the 12 Chairs version of Big Fish brings to life the fantastic world of Edward Bloom’s imagination in the intimate space of the Overture Center’s Playhouse.

Tickets ($35 Adults, $20 Students) through the Overture Center Box Office online or at (608) 258-4141. 

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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