Drama Desk Award, 2019, Unique Theatrical Experience
ALL IS CALM, takes place on the Western Front, Christmas, 1914. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing “Stille Nacht.” Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace. A remarkable true story, told in the words and songs of the men who lived it. Tickets (starting at $20) available at Overture Center Box Office in person, online, or by phone at (608) 258-4141.
Listen to our new podcast, Listening with Leckrone, produced by Sam Taylor. In each episode, our host, Mike Leckrone, legendary music educator and former director of the University of Wisconsin-Marching Band, will explore moments in popular music history, pairing musical samples with historical context and anecdotes. New episodes released every month. Listen on Apple Podcast or PodBean.
The pandemic paused our new expanded community engagement programming in March 2020. We’ll be launching “Anything Goes: Musical Matinees with Mike” in Summer 2022.
Professor Mike Leckrone will moderate a series of musical conversations that bring together glimpses of pop music history with live performances by Four Seasons Theatre singers and musicians. An endearing glance at the music of the Great American Songbook, the programs will provide an opportunity to learn how American popular music from 1900s-1950s was affected by ragtime, jazz, dance music, big bands, and musical theatre.
Stay tuned for more information!