Love is LoveFebruary 14-16 & 21-23, 2020Fri 2/14 and 2/21 at 7:30Sat 2/15 and 2/22 at 5pm and 8pmSun 2/16 and 2/23 at 2:30pmSpend Valentines Day celebrating the love of Adam and Steve!In celebration of all queer and cis-gender relationships, Lin Manuel Miranda famously proclaimed Love is love is love is love, during a Tony acceptance speech for Hamilton. Now Kanopy Dance echoes that powerful and passionate declaration through dance. To mark Valentines Day we present Adam & StEVE by noted late New York choreographer Stanley Love. In this regional premiere, Adam and Steve live in a Garden of Eden planted firmly in the disco era, where all are free to be who they are. Costume designer David Quinn returns to drape the Kanopy company in the flashy garb of Studio 54, an Eden where God looks down on a plethora of genders who could be contemporaries of Liberace, Elton John or David Bowie. But dont be tempted by the apple (actually a fiery red designer purse). Other romantic pieces on the program are Loves The Love Number, and Ede Thurrells Living End I & II.Suggested age range: 12 and upSeason subscriptions available now for 3-, 4-, and 5-performance packages.Feb. 14 Opening Night Reception, Promenade TerraceMeet the artists! Show ticket or ticket stub for admittance. Feb. 15 Post-show talk after 5pm show in Promenade TheatreMaster ClassGuest artist Ede ThurrellSaturday Feb 15, 1:40-2:55pmKanopy Studio, 341 State St, Madison WI 53703 Performance presented by Mickeys Tavern and SprintPrint.
News About Love is Love at Overture Center for the Arts
Comedian Steve-O Brings the Bucket List Tour to Overture This Month
January 06, 2022
JACKASS star, stand-up comedian and New York Times best-selling author Steve-O is bringing The Bucket List Tour to Madison on Thursday, Jan. 20 at 7 p.m. in Overture Center's Capitol Theater. Every idea on Steve-O's bucket list was so ill-advised, he never expected to go through with any of them.
THE PROM Will Play in Overture Hall in March
December 10, 2021
Producers and co-presidents of the Prom Committee announced today that the National Tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical THE PROM will play at Overture Center for the Arts from Tuesday, March 22 through Sunday, March 27.
Overture Hosts Community Altar Project Beginning This Week
October 27, 2021
Handmade shadow box altars made in memory of loved ones have been created by members of our community and contributed to the 2021 Community Altar Project.
Tickets to FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Overture Center for the Arts On Sale Today
September 17, 2021
The tour of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof is coming to Overture Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 21. Individual tickets go on sale today, Friday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. Get your tickets at overture.org or in-person at the ticket office.
ROCK OF AGES CONCERT Now To Feature Pre-Show Hosted By Randi Zuckerberg, Willam and Tom Lenk
April 23, 2021
Additional details have been announced for the one-night only, bi-coastal livestream jamfest Rock of Ages: All-Star Reunion Concert tomorrow night, Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 8:00PM ET. All ticket purchasers will have the option of watching the concert live and/or on demand for an additional 24 hours through Monday, April 26.
BWW Review: LAURA BENANTI LIVE FROM THE WEST SIDE at Overture Center
November 25, 2020
Overture Center welcomes Laura Benanti in virtual Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway concert
Madison Ballet Presents A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
March 07, 2020
Love, mischief, magic and folly. In Madison on nights like these, it feels like anything is possible; conquer success, taste forbidden love, push boundaries. Close your eyes and imagine a dream night as we bring Madison's dreams to life through dance.
Lullaby Project Expands To Philadelphia, Thanks To Grant From William Penn Foundation
January 23, 2020
Carnegie Hall today announced that the Weill Music Institute's (WMI) Lullaby Project has received a three-year grant from the William Penn Foundation to implement the program in Philadelphia. This spring, the Lullaby Project will pilot in Philadelphia.
Broadway's ANASTASIA Journeys To Madison
July 03, 2019
Overture Center for the Arts is proud to present the Madison premiere of ANASTASIA in Overture Hall from Tuesday, July 30-Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. The tour of the critically acclaimed Broadway production began performances in October 2018 at Proctors in Schenectady, NY before journeying to over 30 cities in its first year. Touring the country with ANASTASIA is Tari Kelly, a graduate from Madison's East High.
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!
Bernadette Peters Comes to Overture For One Night Only
April 15, 2019
Overture Center for the Arts welcomes acclaimed actress of stage and screen Bernadette Peters for one night only on April 19, 2019 at 8 p.m.
BWW Review: MISS SAIGON at The Overture Center
April 04, 2019
National Tour of Broadway Revival MISS SAIGON Coming to Madison
March 21, 2019
Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON - a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UK and the U.S.- comes to Overture on April 2-7, 2019.
Love Is Love In Theatre Presents LILA's Reimagined ROMEO & JULIET
March 14, 2019
Love is love. This was true for Romeo and Juliet - as they were originally conceived by William Shakespeare - as two young lovers from rival families in Renaissance Italy. It is equally true with Theatre LILA's bold new adaptation, featuring two young women who fall in love, despite the differences in their backgrounds. The Capulets are an affluent, racially-blended, Afro-Latino family, while the Montagues are a middle-class, white family. Featuring both English and Spanish languages; original music, movement, and dance; and the poetry of Shakespeare; Romeo & Juliet: A Theatre LILA Invention will be presented as a world premiere at Overture Center for the Arts, March 14 - 17, 2019.
BWW Interview: Kristina Walz of ROCK OF AGES at Overture Center
February 06, 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.