Library Events

Library Events

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.