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Angie Stanton

Angie Stanton Angie Stanton is a best selling novelist and theatre junkie who loves being transported to other times and places through the magic of musical theatre. Through the years her love of the genre has grown to epic proportions with trips away from her local theatre scene in Madison, Wisconsin, to Chicago, Broadway, and the West End. Angie is a former community theatre performer and holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is the author of nine novels including the Broadway-based book, If Ever.



BWW Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 at Four Winds Farm For Capital City Theatre
June 14, 2022

What did our critic think? Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 is not your typical musical. It is an immersive, emotional, raucous ride that I was thrilled to have witnessed. It is not, to say the least, your typical musical. In fact, it is an electro pop opera featuring a mix of rock, pop, soul, electronic dance music and classic Broadway.

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Overture Center
November 19, 2021

After nearly two years, the Overture Center welcomes back Broadway touring shows. There’s no better show to usher in the new season than FIDDLER ON THE ROOF with its theme of tradition, and it was a roaring success.

BWW Review: THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND at Overture Center
October 16, 2021

From touching and emotional to humorous and showstopping, Capital City Theatre’s The World Goes ‘Round is a perfect blend of entertainment.

November 25, 2020

Overture Center welcomes Laura Benanti in virtual 
Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway concert

BWW Review: WICKED at Overture Center
March 18, 2020

On the same day that Broadway went dark due to coronavirus concerns, the show went on for WICKED in Madison, Wisconsin. As the curtain rose, and before I was totally swept up in the experience of WICKED, I took a moment to wonder how it felt for the cast and crew to be performing when their Broadway relations were on a sudden hiatus, and how long would they continue their run? It turns out, not long. It was their final performance for the foreseeable future.

BWW Feature: HAMILTON at Overture Center
November 27, 2019

The long wait is over as Hamilton settles into Madison. You've heard the buzz for years and wondered what the fuss was about. This is your chance to see Hamilton, so don't throw away your shot! But are those high ticket prices worth it, and can you even get a ticket? The answer is yes!

October 4, 2019

You know the iconic song, you recognize the ridiculously charismatic characters, and when you watched the cartoon with your kids, you likely never expected it come to life as a smash-hit Broadway musical. Neither did Lorenzo Pugliese, who adored the show as a child, and now plays the title character in this family friendly, wild romp through Bikini Bottom.

BWW Feature: Broadway Actress Comes Home to Madison in ANASTASIA
July 29, 2019

ANASTASIA rolls into town this week with Tari Kelly, an East High School alum, who began her career here in Madison on the well-worn stages of community theatre.

BWW Review: ON THE TOWN at Overture Center
June 1, 2019

Capital City Theatre's ON THE TOWN packs a playful punch with gorgeous vocals, high-energy dancing, and hilarious scenes that kept the audience laughing Friday night.

The Overture Center Unveils 2019/2020 Season
April 8, 2019

The long wait is over, and, yes, HAMILTON arrives in Madison this fall! The record breaking, trendsetting musical will land in town for three luxurious weeks.

BWW Feature: BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER: THE MUSICAL at The Other Palace Theatre London
February 14, 2019

Madison's Andrew Abrams, Capital City Theatre's Artistic Director, travels to London to workshop BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER: THE MUSICAL, for which he wrote the music. BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER: THE MUSICAL has been selected by the MTFestUK for it's inaugural showcase of new musicals.

BWW Interview: Kristina Walz of ROCK OF AGES at Overture Center
February 6, 2019

It's not like any other Broadway musical. I think people who aren't into Broadway, who don't know much about theatre are going to be blown away. It's not just a musical--it's a concert. You go expecting to see a musical, but you're on your feet.

BWW Interview: Ethan Stokes of FINDING NEVERLAND at Overture Center
January 3, 2019

FINDING NEVERLAND, an endearing and timeless story, is packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs. FINDING NEVERLAND follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan - one of the most beloved stories of all time. The musical arrives in Madison January 8th to share with audiences the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.

BWW Interview: Leanne Parks of SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL at Overture Center
November 16, 2018

Rocking the roofs off theatres across the country are a group of mega talented kids who have traded their time in the schoolroom to an adventure touring the country. Leanne Parks plays Katie, the classically trained cellist turned bass guitar genius.

BWW Interview: A Sneak Peak at SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Matthew Janisse
October 8, 2018

Janisse describes SOMETHING ROTTEN! as a wacky comedy--sort of a Spamalot meets Shakespeare in the Park.

BWW Interview: Bryan Fenkart Talks WAITRESS On Tour
July 12, 2018

WAITRESS hits Madison. Bryan Fenkart plays the charmingly quirky Dr. Pomatter. He recently chatted with me about the hit show, how a bet started his theatre journey, and the challenges of the Sara Bareilles score.

BWW Feature: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Overture Center
May 18, 2018

Capital City Theatre (CCT), regional theatre in Madison, Wisconsin, has a reputation for bringing in talented, nationally recognized equity actors for its leads and Hunchback is no different with five of its cast members hailing from New York. The production features Hamilton's Syndee Winters as Esmeralda. Among her Broadway credits, Ms. Winters recently appeared on the NBC live broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar.

BWW Feature: ON YOUR FEET! A chat with show insider Ryan Garson
May 2, 2018

The Overture Center for the Arts welcomes ON YOUR FEET! to Madison for the Wisconsin Premiere of the hit Broadway musical May 15-20th. This crowd-pleasing musical with its Latin beat and joyful score is based on the life and music of the multi Grammy winning icons Gloria Estefan and her husband Emilio Estefan.

February 17, 2018

CTM's Children's Theatre of Madison delights with the regional premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING, the time-honored children's novel by Natalie Babbitt. Having attended the world premier of TUCK EVERLASTING at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, before the show moved to Broadway in 2016, CTM had a lot to live up to­­--they did not disappoint.