The Madison Community Foundation Beyond the Page program is a permanent endowment held by the Madison Community Foundation that annually funds humanities programming in Dane County libraries. Four Seasons Theatre is a proud recipient of Beyond the Page funding and offered 10+ programs/year in libraries across Dane County in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Past Four Seasons Theatre Beyond the Page Programs include:
Rodgers and Hammerstein: From Book to Broadway (2015)
The Poets of Tin Pan Alley (2016)
The Stories of Fiddler on the Roof (2017)
We will be working with the Beyond the Page program in 2018 to bring a program called Words [and music] by Stephen Sondheim to area libraries. This program focuses on Stephen Sondheim as the master lyricist—or as Lin-Manuel Miranda put it in a recent interview with Sondheim, Sondheim as “musical theater’s greatest lyricist, full stop.” Audiences will learn about Sondheim as a lyricist from Sondheim himself, as our singers bring not only a great selection of Sondheim songs, but readings from Sondheim’s essays and interviews about the craft of lyric writing. Look for these programs in a library near you in April 2018.
Support for our 2018 library outreach programs is provided by Beyond the Page, the Madison Community Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.