In 2020, Four Seasons Theatre celebrated 10 years of bringing musical theatre entertainment out into the community—and sneaking in some education, too. Our community outreach programming brings some of the best local singers into a variety of venues, armed with Broadway music and the stories of the composers, lyricists, playwrights, and artists who create it. Each year our outreach performers visit senior centers, libraries, schools, retirement communities...you name it, we’ve probably schlepped a keyboard there and performed. We bring live musical theatre to those who might not otherwise have a chance to engage with it—and we help our performing artists at the same time, both with financial support and with a chance to work new material into their repertoire.
Starting in February 2023, we are bringing the music of legendary songwriter Cole Porter to area retirement communities, civic organizations, schools, and senior centers as part of our Great American Songbook series. Talented local singers will share the music of this iconic American songwriter, including tunes from his Broadway hits Anything Goes and Kiss Me, Kate. Audiences will enjoy hearing both Broadway classics and lesser-known gems, all while they learn about the life and work of Cole Porter.
Prairie Gardens Assisted Living
Attic Angel Community
March 15 at 12:30 p.m.
Waunakee Senior Center (reservation required, call the Waunakee Senior Center at 608-849-8385)
Oregon's Silver Threads club
Oregon High School, as part of OHS's Fine Arts week
April 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Oakwood Village University Woods
Hyland Park of Sun Prairie
Verona Senior Center
May 19 at 12:00 p.m.
First Unitarian Society's Noon Musicale series
June 7 at 12:00 p.m.
DeForest Area Community and Senior Center
Monona Senior Center
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
To learn more about FST outreach or request an outreach program for your community group, school, or facility, please contact us and we would be happy to help you. Our outreach programs are scalable for almost any size venue and any age audience.
We have researched, developed, and performed a wide variety of outreach programs over the years. Here’s just a sample:
- The Great American Songbook: Cole Porter (2011)
- Civil War Letters (2011)
- The Great American Songbook: Irving Berlin (2012)
- The Great American Songbook: George and Ira Gershwin (2013)
- The Great American Songbook: Great Dames (2014)
- The Best of Broadway: Rodgers and Hammerstein (2015)
- Rodgers and Hammerstein: From Book to Broadway (2015)
- The Best of Broadway: Loesser, Lerner & Loewe (2016)
- The Poets of Tin Pan Alley (2016)
- The Best of Broadway: Fiddler and Friends (2017)
- The Stories of Fiddler on the Roof (2017)
- The Best of Broadway: Stephen Sondheim (2018)
- Words [and music] by Stephen Sondheim (2018)
- The Best of Broadway: Jerry Herman and Kander & Ebb (2019)
- The Wonderful World of Disney Musicals (2019)
- The Best of Broadway: My Favorite Things (2020, 2022)