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Madison Interviews

The latest interviews about live + streaming theatre in Madison.

Introducing LORENZO PUGLIESE of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Interview Introducing LORENZO PUGLIESE of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
by Angie Stanton - October 04, 2019, Madison

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...
Kristina Walz of ROCK OF AGES at Overture Center Interview Kristina Walz of ROCK OF AGES at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - February 06, 2019, Madison

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....
Ethan Stokes of FINDING NEVERLAND at Overture Center Interview Ethan Stokes of FINDING NEVERLAND at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - January 03, 2019, Madison

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...
Leanne Parks of SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL at Overture Center Interview Leanne Parks of SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - November 16, 2018, Madison

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....
A Sneak Peak at SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Matthew Janisse Interview A Sneak Peak at SOMETHING ROTTEN! with Matthew Janisse
by Angie Stanton - October 08, 2018, Madison

Janisse describes SOMETHING ROTTEN! as a wacky comedy--sort of a Spamalot meets Shakespeare in the Park....
Bryan Fenkart Talks WAITRESS On Tour Interview Bryan Fenkart Talks WAITRESS On Tour
by Angie Stanton - July 12, 2018, Madison

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....
Kirsten And Matthew Scott of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Overture Center Interview Kirsten And Matthew Scott of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - February 16, 2018, Madison

What could be more romantic than a trip to Paris with the love of your life? Perhaps it's transporting an audience to Paris eight times a week, while touring the country. That is what married couple Kirsten and Matthew Scott are doing in the national tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, which dances into M...
Matt August of DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL at Overture Ce Interview Matt August of DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - November 15, 2017, Madison

DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL kicks off the holiday season in Madison during Thanksgiving week....
Colleen McLaughlin of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Overture Center Interview Colleen McLaughlin of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - September 21, 2017, Madison

A man will do anything for true love, including murder. At least that's the premise for A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, according to Colleen McLaughlin who plays the narcissistic yet sympathetic role of Sibella Hallward in this Tony winning musical comedy....
Nasty Woman Margaret Cho - A Powerful Force That Tours Interview Nasty Woman Margaret Cho - A Powerful Force That Tours
by Gil Kaan - August 23, 2017, Madison

The very unique, very outrageous, very out-spoken, and always very funny Margaret Cho has begun her new tour FRESH OFF THE BLOAT, with European dates following the U.S. stops. Named this year by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the '50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Times,' Margaret will be tackling cu...
BWW Feature: THE HARRY POTTER FILM CONCERT SERIES at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - June 22, 2017, Madison

Madison is about to witness a brand new theatre experience--combining cinema with live music this weekend as the Overture Center hosts Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone in concert....
Ben Fankhauser of BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - June 12, 2017, Madison

???????BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL arrives in Madison this week. I spoke with cast member Ben Fankhauser, who broke onto the Broadway stage in the original cast of NEWSIES THE MUSICAL....
Michelle Nash of TREY PARKER'S CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - March 08, 2017, Madison

TREY PARKER'S CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL makes it's U.S. Premiere at the Overture center for the arts with songs like 'When I Was on Top of You' and 'Meat my Destiny.' The highly anticipated new production tells the hilarious, and (mostly) true story of Alferd Packer, the only person ever convicted of ca...
Matt Alfano of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - THE MUSICAL at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - March 01, 2017, Madison

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - THE MUSICAL will strut its way into Madison Saturday night, March 4th at 8 p.m. for a one-night-only performance at the Overture Center featuring the chart-topping music of the Bee Gees. This all-new production shares the iconic story of Tony, a kid from Brooklyn, and his love...
Ali Brice of GRAEME OF THRONES at Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - February 28, 2017, Madison

Created by a team of some of the UK's top comedy writers, Graeme of Thrones is a wacky and wicked parody on the international phenomenon that is Game of Thrones.                                         See it before the inevitable lawsuit!...
Tory Dobrin of TESTOSTERONE AND TUTUS at Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - February 22, 2017, Madison

Overture Center welcomes Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, also known as The TROCKS, to Overture Hall for one night only on Friday, February 24 at 8 p.m. The program will include Le Lac Des Cygnes, Pas de Six from Esmeralda and Don Quixote....
BWW Interviews: Touring Veteran Reaches Milestone Performance In 42ND STREET
by Kyle Christopher West - February 16, 2017, Madison

Most actors receive a standard show contract for around 12 months, but that doesn't mean every actor hangs up their shoes and immediately walks into another show. In fact, not only do some actors extend their contracts, but some make an entire career out of an individual credit. Rob Ouellette, who i...
JERSEY BOYS' Barry Anderson Talks Life on the Road
by Angie Stanton - January 03, 2017, Madison

Barry Anderson, an Osseo, Wisconsin native, will be appearing at the Overture Center in JERSEY BOYS in the role of Bob Crew, the quirky, but brilliant main producer and music genius behind the Four Seasons....