World Premiere of Lauren Gunderson's ARTEMISIA to Open at Forward Theater in April

Directed by Jen Uphoff Gray. Performances are in the Playhouse at Overture Center for the Arts, April 13-30.

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For their final production of the 2022-23 season, Forward Theater Company will present the world premiere of Artemisia by Lauren Gunderson. Directed by Jen Uphoff Gray. Performances are in the Playhouse at Overture Center for the Arts, April 13-30.

Lauren Gunderson is one of the most-produced playwrights in America since 2015, and Forward audiences are no stranger to her work - Forward has produced her popular plays Silent Sky and I & You in previous seasons. So, they were thrilled to commission this artistic vanguard for their entry in World Premiere Wisconsin (WPW), a statewide festival that features world premiere plays and musicals through June.

Forward will develop the play with Gunderson in the rehearsal room, adding another level to this exciting project.

"I'd known from the moment I dreamt up WPW that our ideal world premiere would be a Lauren Gunderson commission," said Artistic Director Jen Uphoff Gray. "I love her work, I love her characters, and I love how her plays enthrall and activate our audience. Artemisia has humor, romance, and features a powerful woman pulled straight from history - it's destined to be a classic, and working with Lauren has been pure artistic joy."

The production features Clare Arena Haden, James DeVita, Laura Gordon, Daniel Molina, and Madison Uphoff.

Artemisia by Lauren Gunderson runs April 13-30 in the Playhouse at Overture Center. Tickets at Click Here.


TOOTSIE is Coming to Madison in June

In two weeks, TOOTSIE, the hilarious Tony Award-winning musical, is coming to Overture Center for the Arts for a limited one-week engagement from Tuesday, June 13 to Sunday, June 18 in Overture Hall.

Overture Will Honor High School Musical Theater Programs At 2023 Jerry Awards, Sunday, June 11

The 2022/23 Jerry Awards program will culminate in a show honoring student and school achievements, including performances by the Outstanding Award recipients, in Overture Hall on Sunday, June 11 at 6:30 p.m. Two outstanding lead performers will be selected to represent the program at The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (Jimmy Awards) competition in New York City.

Overture's Duck Soup Cinema Features TEN NIGHTS IN A BAR ROOM

Overture's Duck Soup Cinema silent film series, nationally known for providing an authentic silent film experience in the historic Capitol Theater, wraps up its 2022/23 season with “Ten Nights in a Bar Room” on Saturday, June 3.

DISNEY MUSICALS IN SCHOOLS Gives Students An Opportunity To Experience Musical Theater While Building Valuable Life Skills

Students at five Madison Metropolitan School District elementary schools and one middle school are singing, acting and dancing again with Disney Musicals in Schools after a three-year intermission. In celebration, Overture will host the Disney Musicals in Schools 2023 Student Share on Tuesday, May 23 with a one-hour performance at 11:45 a.m. in Capitol Theater.


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