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Scott Rawson

Scott Rawson

Scott Rawson: A founding member and current Artistic Director of CAB this being the second theater company he has begun, the other being R.A.V.E. (Rogues and Vagabonds Entertainment) which was sold. Scott's theatrical background began in Madison at Broom Street Theater. He’s acted in many plays, written and directed quite a few more and then went on to co-write yet a few others. He was embraced by the theater community here in Baraboo, and has made that his permanent base. He works for the Veterans Museum out of Madison on numerous occasions, engaging in their autumn school project of Cemetery tours. He has been featured in many independent and commercial films. Scott currently is the Director for both youth workshops; Play in a weekend and Teens n Theater, as well as Showtime Youth Musical Theatre. Scott has written and directed for several of CAB's nights of original works. http://www.cabtheatre.org/




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Review: MEAN GIRLS at The Overture Center
September 1, 2022

From being homeschooled in the savannas of Kenya to attending North Shore High School, Cady Heron (English Bernhardt) has some huge adjustments to make. With the help of her new besties, Damian Hubbard (Ian Young) and Janice Sarkisian (Lyndsay Heather Pearce) she will embark on a new adventure. High School!

Review: HAMILTON at The Overture Center
August 11, 2022

There have been a million reviews of Hamilton, so you may wonder what could I possibly add? I wondered the same thing. Even as I write this I wonder, there is no real insight here. Everything you have read is true. “It’s amazing!” “5 Stars!!” “Brilliantly written and stage!” All the things. Yes, it lives up to its hype. 

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at The Overture Center
May 12, 2022

Dear Evan Hansen has been a long-awaited show for this reviewer and it did not disappoint. The show was inspired by the true story of Benj Pasek, the show's lyricist, who, after a high school classmate died of a drug overdose, witnessed classmates tell false stories of being part of the deceased student's life.

BWW Review: THE PROM at The Overture Center
March 23, 2022

The Prom is a hilarious romp about a very weighty and far-reaching issue. The issue of course is that actors are perceived as narcissistic and shallow. Well, that and a high school in Indian is canceling the prom so that out of the closet lesbian Emma (Kaden Keaney) won't attend.

BWW Review: NASSIM at The Overture Center
March 10, 2022

I cannot imagine the bravery of the actor in last nights performance of NASSIM. The premise is simple. One actor on stage performing a never seen script.

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY THE MUSICAL at The Overture Center
February 25, 2022

Hairspray The Musical is based in 1962 Baltimore, the show answers the question, “Can a big girl with big hair and even bigger dreams, dance her way into changing the world?”

BWW Review: ROUGH CROSSING at American Players Theatre
July 5, 2021

It was another beautiful day up The Hill. Today’s picnic menu included canned cocktails (they’re better than you’d think), fried chicken and cholate mousse tort from an area café. It did not, unfortunately, include any Cognac.

BWW Review: AN IMPROBABLE FICTION at American Players Theatre
June 17, 2021

Tonight’s festivities are especially exciting, James DeVita’s “An Improbable Fiction”! Six improbable Shakespearean characters hang out at The Boar’s Head Tavern during the plague

BWW Previews: ON THE TOWN at Capital City Theatre
May 23, 2019


BWW Review: MAMMA MIA at The Palace Theater
May 18, 2019


BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at The Overture Center
May 18, 2019

I had the pleasure of seeing A Bronx Tale with my friend Cassy, who had NEVER seen a musical before! (I know, right?!) I invited Cassy because the 1993 movie, off which the musical is based, is her favorite. Seriously, her cat is named Calogero, after the lead character in both the movie and the play. I was excited to see this show, and especially excited to see it through the eyes of a neophyte theater goer. I was not disappointed!

BWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at The Palace Theater
April 8, 2019

In an eclectic explosion of music, raging from Disco to Elvis and all things in between, The Palace Theater presents Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!

BWW Review: MISS SAIGON at The Overture Center
April 4, 2019


BWW Review: LEND ME A TENOR at The Palace Theater
February 27, 2019

The Cleveland Opera has fallen on hard times and the only person who can saver it is Tito Merelli, or El Stupendo as he is known. Tito (Magnificently portrayed by Jamie Michael Parnell) has been hired to perform as the lead I Giuseppe Verdi's opera, Otello. The issue initially is that Tito has failed to arrive at the allotted time, sending the General manager of the opera into a panic.

BWW Review: HEISENBERG at Forward Theater
January 20, 2019

From the moment James Pickering enters the stage you can feel the electric excitement from the audience. It is heightened by the added presence of Colleen Madden.

BWW Review: FOREVER PLAID at The Palace Teater
January 14, 2019

It's Saturday afternoon; a couple of drinks and a decent night's rest have transpired since I saw Forever Plaid at The Palace Theater, and I still can't get Sh-boom Sh-boom out of my head.

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at The Overture Center
January 13, 2019

From the initial spot of light which danced upon the closed curtain to the beautiful Tableau at the end, Finding Neverland is sure to delight!

BWW Review: Continued Education at Overture Center with SCHOOL OF ROCK
November 22, 2018

Complete with lights and haze machine, Andrew Lloyd Weber's School of Rock, opens with the fictitious Band, No Vacancy, singing "I'm Too Hot for You". As the super cool rockers do their thing, rock-god-wanna-be Dewey Finn (Merrit David James), super un-cool by comparison, does his. This results in him being forced out of the band.

BWW Review: INFAMOUS MOTHERS overcome all odds at The Bartell theater, brought to you by Strollers Theatre
November 17, 2018

What happens when you look around and can never find your story? Not "Your" Story per se, but a story that is yours enough that you can relate to it, embrace it, say, "Yes, that is my story". When you can not find your story, you must write it! That is exactly what Sagashus T. Levingston did. That story has now gone from coffee table book to theatrical piece.

BWW Review: HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS at The Palace Theater
November 12, 2018

From the moment you set foot in the theater, you feel Christmas. The giant nut cracker that greets you as you walk through the foyer is an outright invitation to enter a new world, a happier time and a place of peace and joy.