Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 1/06/2013

January 6
10:00 AM 2013
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Acis and Galatea in Broadway ACIS AND GALATEA
Madison Opera
Charming and deceptively sweet, this two-hour English pastorale tells of a demigod in love with a mortal— and what happens when another demigod gets jealous. Using a libretto by John Gay, composer of The Beggar's Opera, Handel wove some of his most beautiful melodies into the story of Galatea, her beloved Acis, and the sinister Polyphemus. Join Madison Opera for our first-ever Handel opera, in a new production in the intimate Playhouse at Overture Center— the perfect venue for an opera originally performed on the terrace of the Earl of Carnavon's home (now the setting for the critically-acclaimed TV series Downton Abbey).
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There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom in Broadway THERE'S A BOY IN THE GIRLS' BATHROOM
Eau Claire Children's Theatre
Fifth grader Bradley Chalkers has trouble getting along with his classmates. Then he meets Carla, the new school counselor. She listens to his wacky stories and encourages him to use his powerful imagination. Just when Bradley's world begins to broaden, the school board decides to let Carla go. What will happen to Bradley now?
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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in Broadway CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
Bartell Theatre
Unaware that he is dying of cancer, disturbed by the childless marriage of his favored alcoholic son, Brick, Big Daddy Pollitt, brings his family together to celebrate his 65th birthday. Brick's beautiful wife, Maggie unable to lure her husband away from the bottle, swings wildly between seduction and taunts about his obsession with his deceased best friend Skipper. Let Stroller's Theatre heat up your cold winter nights with this classic, steamy drama - by one of the greatest playwrights of all time. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Tennessee Williams's third significant play was a huge commercial success, running for 694 performances on Broadway. It won Williams his third New York Drama Critics' Circle Award and his second Pulitzer Prize (his first being for Streetcar). Running on the Evjue stage, the tension between Brick, Maggie, Big Daddy and the whole clan, including the "endless line of no-neck monsters," will be palpable.
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On the Corner of Clark and Vine in Broadway ON THE CORNER OF CLARK AND VINE
Broom Street Theater
There's water running in the bathroom... I have forgotten why I turned it on." Sometimes the memories of our lives are told in the faces of strangers we meet. Two of these strangers, both needing connection, find each other... and in finding each other, they find themselves. Is it an excuse to live or a reason to die?
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Broom Street Theater
Class is a spoof, inspired by a true story. The Monday after Martin Luther King's assassination in 1968, Riceville, Iowa third-grade teacher, Jane Elliott, set out to teach her students a lesson about prejudice. In this fictional re-telling, the teacher is confronted by a parent angry over the unusual lesson, but the parent – and the principal - quickly become students themselves, and learn the lesson with hilarious and tragic consequences.
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