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 has been a proud recipient of Beyond the Page funding and has offered programming in libraries across Dane County in since 2015.
Our 2018 offering for the Beyond the Page program was called Words [and music] by Stephen Sondheim. This program focused 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 learned about Sondheim as a lyricist from Sondheim himself, as our singers brought not only a great selection of Sondheim songs, but readings from Sondheim’s essays and interviews about the craft of lyric writing.
We are hard at work developing our program for 2019 and will be sharing more information soon.
Past Four Seasons Theatre Beyond the Page Programs include:
Rodgers and Hammerstein: From Book to Broadway (2015)