Outreach Concerts

OUTREACH CONCERTS

In 2020, Four Seasons Theatre celebrates 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.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Starting in January 2020, we bring the next in our Best of Broadway series to area retirement communities, civic organizations, schools, and senior centers: My Favorite Things. Great local singers will share songs and stories about their favorite tunes, and we'll ask our audience to share stories of their favorites, too. Music connects us in the very best way—to our memories, and to each other—and this program is a celebration of those connections. Audiences will enjoy hearing Broadway classics and lesser-known songs performed by fantastic performers.

OUTREACH CALENDAR

We are continuing to schedule programs and will update this page with additional program dates. The FST outreach crew may soon be visiting a venue near you! Upcoming performances of The Best of Broadway: My Favorite Things include:

  • Attic Angel Community
    January 28 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Oakwood Village University Woods
    February 4 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Edgewood High School Fine Arts Festival
    February 13
  • Noon Musicale series at First Unitarian Society
    February 14 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Waunakee Senior Center (reservation required to attend)
    February 19 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Capitol Lakes
    February 25 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Hyland Park
    March 6 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Skaalen Nursing and Rehab
    March 13 at 1:30 p.m.
    **Rescheduled date TBD**
  • Verona Senior Center
    March 30 at 12:30 p.m.
    **Rescheduled date TBD**
  • SSM Adult Day Health Center
    March 31
    **Rescheduled date TBD**
  • Oregon High School Fine Arts Week
    April 15
  • DeForest Area Senior Center
    May 22 at 1:00 p.m.
  • Oakwood Village Tabor Oaks
    May 27
  • Middleton Glen
    July 15 at 2:30 p.m.
  • Monona Senior Center
    July 30 at 10:00 a.m.

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.

OUTREACH HISTORY

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)
  • The Best of Broadway: Loesser, Lerner & Loewe (2016)
  • The Best of Broadway: Fiddler and Friends (2017)
  • The Best of Broadway: Stephen Sondheim (2018)
  • The Best of Broadway: Jerry Herman and Kander & Ebb (2019)

SUPPORT PROVIDED BY

Our 2020 community outreach program is supported in part by ETC.

Lisa Mueller sings "Colored Lights"
The Best of Broadway: Jerry Herman and Kander & Ebb, April 2019.
Video: OCA Media

Amber Nicole Dilger sings "First You Dream"
The Best of Broadway: Jerry Herman and Kander & Ebb, April 2019.
Video: OCA Media

Cole Porter Songbook, March 2011.
Photo Credit: Mike Brown

The Gershwin Songbook, March 2013.
Photo Credit: Mike Brown

The Great Dames Songbook, March 2014.
Photo Credit: Mike Brown

The Irving Berlin Songbook, March 2012.
Photo Credit: Mike Brown