Arts & Theater News
Holiday festivities will soon be in full swing as assorted “Nutcrackers,” “A Christmas Carol” and “Guys on Ice” jostle for space on local stages.
Before the holiday season gets underway, take some time to enjoy live theater and relax. These dozen shows are just a sample of what can be seen around the Madison area this month.
Attorneys for a Wisconsin boy who wants to compete with his high school dance team have filed a federal civil rights complaint after the high school league barred him from a championship competition.
This weekend guitarist Sharon Isbin joins the MSO to play a beloved concerto by Joaquin Rodrigo and a new piece by Chris Brubeck, son of Dave Brubeck.
University Theatre's production of "Is He Dead?" opens Thursday and runs through Dec. 10. The play, penned by Mark Twain in 1898, was adapted by playwright David Ives.
Dane Arts, also known as the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, has released its 2018 art calendar. It features work by local artists in photography, oil painting, acrylic and watercolor.
Though she is self-taught, Shelbee Matis has been creating art all her life — including the artistic clothes she wears, drawing comments around Madison. Some of her latest work is featured in the one-woman show "Dresses for Women," at the Edgewood College Gallery through Sunday.
Do a Google search for the name “Bassem Youssef,” and pages of press will come up: a profile of the heart-surgeon-turned-comedian in The New Yorker, transcripts of interviews with him on public radio’s “Fresh Air,” Time magazine’s listing of Youssef among the “100 most influential people in …
On Nov. 11 MAMA Cares will hold a fundraising event, The Great Give Back, at Mr. Robert's Bar and Grill to raise money for musicians in crisis.
Overture Center announced Monday that it will sever all ties with Tom Wopat, the Lodi native and former TV star for whom Overture's regional Tommy Awards program for youth talent was named.
The Overture Center for the Arts announced Monday that its popular high school theater program the Tommy Awards will cut all ties with its namesake, Lodi native Tom Wopat, following indecent assault charges against the 66-year-old actor.
Nearly 70 locations participated in fall Gallery Night on Oct. 6, from galleries, museums and cafes to hotels and dental offices. The Madison Museum of Contemporary Art organizes the event twice a year. Some locations, like Scooter Softer and HotelRED, support artists by purchasing work, whi…
Tandem Press, a printmaking studio affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison's art department, launched its Partners in Prints program in summer 2016. In September of that year, Tandem revealed a work by master printmaker Dan Rizzie called "Doty's Robin." This year's piece, created…
22-year-old Sophia Orner-Thompson, a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago, had her first solo short film accepted to several film festivals around the world.
As thousands head to Dane County haunted attractions this season, horror is a serious undertaking especially at for-profit ventures such as Screamin' Acres near Stoughton and Wisconsin Scaryland in Waunakee.
"The Mineola Twins", by Paula Vogel, is being produced by the Kathie Rasmussen Women's Theatre in a political cycle which organizers did not anticipate.
Don't fall behind on the season's newest performances! Between the start to Overture Center for the Arts' 2017-18 touring Broadway line-up to spooky tales at the Bartell, there is plenty to see besides the changing leaves.