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.

We are working with the Beyond the Page program in 2018 to bring an outreach 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.

Join us at one of these Dane County libraries for this one-of-a-kind, free event:

  • Monday April 9, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
    DeForest Area Public Library

  • Wednesday April 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
    E.D. Locke Public Library—McFarland

  • Tuesday April 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
    Sun Prairie Public Library
    Community Room

  • Friday April 20, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.
    Fitchburg Community Center (Sponsored by Fitchburg Public Library)

  • Monday April 23, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
    Verona Public Library

  • Wednesday April 25, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
    Mount Horeb Public Library

  • Thursday April 26, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
    Deerfield Public Library

  • New date!
    Friday May 18, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.
    Middleton Public Library

Support for our 2018 library outreach programs is provided by Beyond the Page, the Madison Community Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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)